Local
January 13

Charges: Minneapolis man acted as getaway driver in New Year's Day murder

A second man has been charged in the New Year's Day killing of Carl Dobbs Jr., who was shot in his car outside Johnny Baby's…
Local
January 13
The charitable trust that controls a majority of the Bremer Bank's shares argues that a sale would provide more money to fulfill its philanthropic mis

AG Ellison joins fight between Bremer Bank, charitable trust

The move adds yet another player to the battle over the future of the state's fourth-largest bank and comes just days after a group of Bremer shareholding employees filed suit to intervene in a proposed sale.
Local
January 13
Republican Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, of Nisswa, at the podium, lays out the Senate GOP agenda for the 2020 legislative session du

Minnesota Senate Republicans roll out 2020 agenda

Gazelka calls for tax cuts, and an end to income tax on social security income.
Minneapolis
January 13
Lexii Alijai, who was found dead on New Year’s Day in a downtown Minneapolis hotel room. Credit: Facebook

Overdose suspected in death of ascending Twin Cities rapper

Authorities are awaiting toxicology results, a police spokesman says.
North Metro
January 13

Twin Cities man dies weeks after collision on South Dakota highway

A Twin Cities man has died from injuries he suffered in a November crash in southeastern South Dakota, authorities said Monday.John A. Warborg, 46, of…
East Metro
January 13
Opponents of the proposed 180-foot tower say it would would forever change Marine on St. Croix's identity as a river outpost that wants to hold fast t

Proposed cellphone tower in Marine on St. Croix drawing both support and opposition

Supporters decry spotty reception while some fear it would clash with scenery.
National
January 13
FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018 file photo, people vote at Jamestown Town Hall in Kieler, Wis. Conservatives are asking a judge to find the Wisconsin Elec

Wisconsin judge orders up to 209K voter names be deleted

A Wisconsin judge on Monday found the state's bipartisan elections commission to be in contempt and ordered it to immediately begin removing up to 209,000 names from the state's voter rolls or face fines for each day it doesn't.
Local
January 13

Wisconsin school counselor accused of hidden bathroom taping

A Green Bay high school counselor was charged Monday with secretly videotaping 15 people in a school bathroom, including one student.
Local
January 13

School bus catches fire on Minnesota highway; no injuries

No one was hurt when a school bus carrying students to a basketball game caught fire on a Twin Cities highway Monday.
National
January 13

Public Service Commission member Huebsch resigns

Wisconsin Public Service Commission member Mike Huebsch, a former speaker of the state Assembly, announced Monday he was resigning next month and would not finish off his term that runs for another year.
Local
January 13

Oshkosh father found guilty of causing infant son's death

An Oshkosh father has been convicted of causing his infant son's death.
National
January 13

Minnesota Senate GOP lays out priorities for 2020 session

Eliminating the state's partial tax on Social Security benefits, reducing violent crime and reforming the state Department of Human Services are some of the top priorities for the 2020 legislative session that the Minnesota Senate GOP majority announced Monday.
Local
January 13

Man arrested in Sauk Centre standoff shot at armored vehicle

Authorities say a 27-year-old man arrested after a standoff in Sauk Centre fired a gun at an armored vehicle carrying SWAT officers.
Local
January 13

Authorities investigate deaths of 2 at home in Wisconsin

Authorities are investigating the deaths of two people whose bodies were found in a home in central Wisconsin.
National
January 13

Franklin College fires president following Wisconsin arrest

Franklin College in Indiana has fired its president after he was arrested in Wisconsin on suspicion of using a computer to facilitate a sex crime and attempted child enticement, the school said Monday.
National
January 13

Incumbent Stanford Taylor won't run for state superintendent

Wisconsin's state superintendent of schools Carolyn Stanford Taylor, who was appointed to the position in January 2019 after Tony Evers left the job to become governor, said Monday she will not run for a full term in 2021.
Local
January 13

Minnesota court rejects major permits for PolyMet mine

The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday rejected some of the most important permits for the planned PolyMet copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota, giving a major victory to environmentalists.
National
January 13

Nephew will run for uncle's open Wisconsin Senate seat

Retiring state Sen. Dave Hansen's nephew said Monday that he plans to run for his uncle's open seat this fall.
National
January 13

Assembly Republicans to try to override nurse training veto

Assembly Republicans will try Wednesday to override Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' veto of a bill that would make it easier to become a nurse's aide in Wisconsin.
Variety
January 13

Minnesota county has plan if snowplow drivers strike

Union snowplow drivers in northeastern Minnesota's St. Louis County could go on strike as early as midnight Tuesday, as some snow is expected in the region.