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Missing girl found safe after fire and a death in Bemidji; suspect held

Missing girl found safe after fire and a death in Bemidji; suspect held

The woman's death is being treated as a homicide. A suspect with a child porn conviction is under arrest.

West metro crash claims life of woman, 73, who had police in pursuit

The driver hit a guardrail, prompting a police chase.
UND unveils new logo for its Fighting Hawks nickname

UND unveils new logo for its Fighting Hawks nickname

The image is a white hawk's head with green ND in block letters as the backdrop.
Murder charges: Mpls. man was shot in the back and face

Murder charges: Mpls. man was shot in the back and face

A late-night argument in a north Minneapolis home ended with a longtime criminal pulling a gun from his waistband and shooting his adversary in the…
Southern Minnesota ethanol producer fined yet again for polluting

Southern Minnesota ethanol producer fined yet again for polluting

Corn Plus will pay a $39,450 MPCA penalty, though it said it disputed many allegations.
Tire mark on girl's thigh ties Hastings man to hit-and-run death

Tire mark on girl's thigh ties Hastings man to hit-and-run death

The victim's DNA was on a boat trailer the motorist was towing, according to the charges.
Charges: Assault by drunken driver left Edina cop with stitches in head, black eye

Charges: Assault by drunken driver left Edina cop with stitches in head, black eye

The 25-year-old Lakeville man remains jailed on felony and other charges.

Angler who apparently drowned in W. Minn. lake ID'd as Twin Cities man

This is the second apparent drowning in Douglas County in the past 10 days.
Gunfire hits Minneapolis School District headquarters twice in two days

Gunfire hits Minneapolis School District headquarters twice in two days

Minneapolis officials say building was not target.

Year in workhouse for Metro Mobility driver accused of sexually assaulting rider

The agreement calls for 364 days in the county workhouse, registration with the state as a sex offender.
Driver dies 4 weeks after fiery late-night crash in north Minneapolis

Driver dies 4 weeks after fiery late-night crash in north Minneapolis

The motorist spent four weeks in the hospital before dying from severe burns.
Video shows friends attacking 15-year-old St. Francis girl, cutting hair

Video shows friends attacking 15-year-old St. Francis girl, cutting hair

One woman arrested after attackers punched girl, snipped off her hair.
Gold'n Plump producer suspects in-house tampering in chicken recall

Gold'n Plump producer suspects in-house tampering in chicken recall

St. Cloud-based company says sand and black soil were detected. No illnesses have been reported.
Manager of Prince's Mpls. nightspot in '90s is found dead in Twin Cities home

Manager of Prince's Mpls. nightspot in '90s is found dead in Twin Cities home

Emergency dispatch traffic indicated that Paul Pudlitzke had been using illicit drugs the previous night.

Manager of Prince's Mpls. nightspot in '90s is found dead in Minnetonka home

Emergency dispatch traffic indicated that Paul Pudlitzke had been using illicit drugs the previous night.
Minnesota man crowned funniest dad on 'Today' show

Minnesota man crowned funniest dad on 'Today' show

Three-comic battle leaves the Maple Grove man holding a golden plunger as his award.
Teen jolted by electrical shock, falls 30 feet from closed Sartell bridge

Teen jolted by electrical shock, falls 30 feet from closed Sartell bridge

16-year-old badly hurt while climbing in Sartell.
Crayons? Meat slicer? Auction follows abrupt Old Country Buffets closing

Crayons? Meat slicer? Auction follows abrupt Old Country Buffets closing

Burnsville is the last remaining OCB in Minnesota. The franchise was founded in Eagan in 1983.
Second unsolved fatal hit-and-run in Aitkin County claims woman, 85

Second unsolved fatal hit-and-run in Aitkin County claims woman, 85

An 85-year-old woman and 10-year-old girl were killed in Aitkin County.
Murder charges pin Minnesota woman's suicide on her longtime abuser

Murder charges pin Minnesota woman's suicide on her longtime abuser

Jessica Haban took her own life. Now, in a novel murder prosecution, her partner is accused of systematic abuse that forced her hand.

Charges: Thieves stole credit cards 22 times from parked vehicles

A GPS tracking device led police to one of the suspects.
Mpls. rapper behind huge party where 4 people were shot

Mpls. rapper behind huge party where 4 people were shot

Witness describes chaos, illegal drinking at informal, under-the radar gathering staged on rural property in northern Rice County.
Pine City official put on leave after charges of sexual incidents with teen boy

Pine City official put on leave after charges of sexual incidents with teen boy

The city planner is accused of using payments of tobacco as an enticement.

Charge: Residential corrections supervisor in St. Paul, inmate had sexual relationship

The encounters occurred over several months early this year, prosecutors alleged.

Light-rail train hits vehicle in St. Paul; service delayed

The crash occurred along University Avenue near Hwy. 280.
Murder charge: St. Cloud dealer gave fentanyl to addict who just left detox

Murder charge: St. Cloud dealer gave fentanyl to addict who just left detox

Prosecutors say the woman admitted to providing the powerful drug and others to several people.
Twin Cities student at UW-Stout had nearly 0.30 BAC, bled to death

Twin Cities student at UW-Stout had nearly 0.30 BAC, bled to death

The student from Shakopee went through the glass of a church sign and was found dead in a driveway nearby.

Man, 77, found dead in lake outside his home near Mankato

His life jacket was found on the shore of Lake Francis in Le Sueur County, authorities said.
Flier sues TSA, claims slow lines at MSP made him miss flight

Flier sues TSA, claims slow lines at MSP made him miss flight

The Twin Cities man wants to be reimbursed for the $506.85 he spent on a new ticket to LA and other expenses.
Hundreds were at house party in Rice County where 4 were shot

Hundreds were at house party in Rice County where 4 were shot

Suspects are being sought after gunfire puts "innocent people in harm's way," authorities said.

Couple on motorcycle crashes on I-35; 1 dead, 1 injured

The wreck occurred near the Forest Lake exit, according to the State Patrol.
Plea from alleged dealer who supplied Boogaard before ex-Wild player died

Plea from alleged dealer who supplied Boogaard before ex-Wild player died

The onetime minor-league hockey player admitted to a misdemeanor offense.

Man tied to 2 Twin Cities bank robberies surrenders

The Duluth man turned himself in at FBI headquarters, the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office said.
Charges: Girl, 2, in Minn. foster home drowns in care of admitted drug user

Charges: Girl, 2, in Minn. foster home drowns in care of admitted drug user

Suspect's Bemidji home wasn't licensed for foster care.
8th DWI charge for Waseca man, this time with 2 kids in minivan

8th DWI charge for Waseca man, this time with 2 kids in minivan

The charges say the 50-year-old man's BAC was measured at .22 percent after vehicle went into a ditch.
Deal struck to bring Dunkin' Donuts outlets to Mankato

Deal struck to bring Dunkin' Donuts outlets to Mankato

Three sites are in the works, with the first to open next year, as company widens footprint.
Fine, community service for driver in exotic car pack that raced on I-394

Fine, community service for driver in exotic car pack that raced on I-394

This is the first of 12 cases from the incident.
Fence goes up by tracks where train severed Mpls. boy's leg

Fence goes up by tracks where train severed Mpls. boy's leg

Quentin Moore, 11, was injured while playing on the tracks in April. Until Wednesday afternoon, the barrier had a ladder as part of its construction.
3 charged with murder of Wright County teen shot in head

3 charged with murder of Wright County teen shot in head

The 19-year-old victim thought she was being taken home but was shot outside of a park and left for dead.
One charged with aiding in fatal shooting of teen mom in Wright County

One charged with aiding in fatal shooting of teen mom in Wright County

Five other defendants are now in the Wright County jail and could be charged by Wednesday, if not sooner.
Teen mom found at Wright County park died of gunshot wounds

Teen mom found at Wright County park died of gunshot wounds

Six have been arrested in connection with case.
Charges: Drunk Minn. dad leads 135 mph chase with child in car

Charges: Drunk Minn. dad leads 135 mph chase with child in car

Authorities say the driver, whose license is revoked, topped 130 mph.
Woman, 19, attacked at Wright Co. park dies; 4 arrested near Canada border

Woman, 19, attacked at Wright Co. park dies; 4 arrested near Canada border

Four murder suspects are in custody in Koochiching County; at least two knew the victim.

Seat belts, no; drinking, yes: I-94 crash in W. Wis. kills driver, injures 2 others

The pickup's motorist was "driving erratically" before hitting an SUV from behind on I-94.

Dog bites Stearns deputy, woman kicks cop in head during incident on farm

The woman drove her pickup onto the property and was acting in an "erratic and aggressive manner," according to the Sheriff's Office.
Lucky! Minnesotan who makes living with horseshoes hits $1M Powerball prize

Lucky! Minnesotan who makes living with horseshoes hits $1M Powerball prize

The Litchfield man who shoes horses for a living said he is grateful for his "impulse purchase."
Woman, 19, found barely alive at Wright County park entrance

Woman, 19, found barely alive at Wright County park entrance

Authorities are looking for two "persons of interest" in the case.

Couple found dead in Maplewood motel were from Wisconsin

Their bodies had no obvious signs of trauma.

Stranger molests girl, 5, in Hibbing home, admits to many other assaults

The 27-year-old broke into the house after watching it for months, according to the charges.
Feds decide no civil rights charges in Jamar Clark's death

Feds decide no civil rights charges in Jamar Clark's death

Federal authorities said there are not sufficient grounds for bringing charges of civil rights violations against two Minneapolis police officers who fatally shot Clark.
Wanted: W. Minn. man charged with killing wife, fleeing with kids to Mexico

Wanted: W. Minn. man charged with killing wife, fleeing with kids to Mexico

The victim was found in a shallow grave on property in Big Stone County in late 2011.
No charges against 'Property Brothers' TV star in Fargo bar brawl

No charges against 'Property Brothers' TV star in Fargo bar brawl

The Fargo city attorney said Tuesday that no charges will be filed in connection with an April 24 altercation at a downtown bar that involved…

Men trade punches in Alexandria park, leaving one dead

An exchange of punches in a western Minnesota park late at night left one man dead and another questioned and awaiting possible charges.

Man sentenced in armed robbery can leave jail for Minnesota Guard duty

Judge allows defendant to fulfill military duties.

Teen driving SUV fatally struck by cement truck in western Wis.

The truck's driver was not hurt.
National Eagle Center's most prominent feathered friend dies

National Eagle Center's most prominent feathered friend dies

Harriet, 35, traveled the state and country as the face of the bald eagle.
Day's 4th word trips up Twin Cities 8th-grader in National Spelling Bee

Day's 4th word trips up Twin Cities 8th-grader in National Spelling Bee

Shorewood's Max Meyer finished 11th at the National Spelling Bee.

Tree falls, fatally hits Minn. farmer herding cattle in from storm

He was on a 4-wheeler at the time he was struck, the Sheriff's Office said.
Minn. officers save life of woman who crashed stolen UND squad car

Minn. officers save life of woman who crashed stolen UND squad car

One officer held the rolled over SUV steady while the other climbed inside and got the woman breathing again, according to charges.
Motorcyclist dies in crash, bringing Tuesday's traffic death toll to 5

Motorcyclist dies in crash, bringing Tuesday's traffic death toll to 5

The latest deadly wreck occurred early in the evening at the well-traveled intersection.
Rochester teen eliminated from finals of National Geographic Bee

Rochester teen eliminated from finals of National Geographic Bee

He was among the 10 finalists who rose above the 54 competitors in Washington, D.C.

Rogers horse farm owner badly burned trying to save animals from fire

Chris Leatherdale, co-owner of Grace Farms, was badly burned as he tried to save some of the animals.
Suspect wanted in north metro home burglary spree, sex assault of 9-year-old girl

Suspect wanted in north metro home burglary spree, sex assault of 9-year-old girl

The hunt is on for a 28-year-old Minneapolis man suspected in a rash of home burglaries around southern Anoka County within a few hours over…
WWII soldier's remains ID'd, to be buried in Eveleth on Memorial Day weekend

WWII soldier's remains ID'd, to be buried in Eveleth on Memorial Day weekend

Army private's remains will be buried in Eveleth with honors.

Charges: Driver feigns being lost, yanks Mpls. woman into car and rapes her

The defendant, registered with the state as a predatory offender, allegedly choked the woman until she passed out.

Woman waved by motorist to cross St. Paul street is hit by 2nd driver

The woman has severe head injuries that are life-threatening, according to police.

Late-night gunfire wounds 2 in heart of downtown Minneapolis

Both people shot will survive; police having difficulty getting "meaningful information."

Boy, 4, pulled from Eagan apartment pool dies in apparent drowning

Others were in the pool area at the time, according to police.
Honoring the "enemy:" Twins celebrate UND's hockey title at Target Field

Honoring the "enemy:" Twins celebrate UND's hockey title at Target Field

Wearing their green UND jerseys and smiles that could not be contained, the players lined up on the sun-drenched field.
Chilling video shows Brooklyn Park officer's struggle for his life

Chilling video shows Brooklyn Park officer's struggle for his life

The assault was caught on the squad car's video camera and presented as evidence in the trial.
Gladden: Miracle triple play he started never should've counted

Gladden: Miracle triple play he started never should've counted

Dan Gladden tells listeners of Twins game the umpire got it wrong; the ball brushed the Plexiglass and then landed in his glove before he began one of baseball's most unlikely defensive plays.

Driver admits guilt in fatal Albert Lea hit-and-run

The woman was walking across a busy street, then was struck and left to die in the median.
Northstar rail car is blanketed with graffiti; no arrests

Northstar rail car is blanketed with graffiti; no arrests

The vandalism occurred in the Big Lake maintenance yard.
Feb. 1: Minnesota leaders' full-page ad decries bigotry toward Muslims

Feb. 1: Minnesota leaders' full-page ad decries bigotry toward Muslims

From across a broad spectrum, hate messages declared "un-Minnesotan."
Urban 'bounty hunter' rescues stricken man at busy Mpls. street corner

Urban 'bounty hunter' rescues stricken man at busy Mpls. street corner

Following instructions over the phone, good Samaritan kept victim breathing until ambulance arrived.
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