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Edina police say missing woman is dead and fugitive ex-boyfriend is suspect

Edina police say missing woman is dead and fugitive ex-boyfriend is suspect

Suspect's mother says, "I don't like my son ... Cristina called me Mom."
Minn. man found guilty of stalking girlfriend leading to suicide

Minn. man found guilty of stalking girlfriend leading to suicide

Jurors convict Long Vang after judge threw out rare murder, manslaughter charges.
Disciplinary difficulties prompt suspension of Michelle MacDonald's law license

Disciplinary difficulties prompt suspension of Michelle MacDonald's law license

The former state Supreme Court candidate will also be on probation for two years, when many restrictions will be in place.

Discovery of girl's body in northern Minn. spurs criminal investigation

State, county and local authorities are being tight-lipped about the death.
Devil's Advocate bar to reopen on Nicollet Mall in old Masa space

Devil's Advocate bar to reopen on Nicollet Mall in old Masa space

The new bar is on the ground floor of Target HQ and once was home to Masa, an upscale Mexican restaurant.

Family adds to allegations against Roseville nursing home where woman suffocated

The woman became trapped between her mattress and a grab bar. Home operators are appealing the finding.
Family that fled Iraq is left reeling by teen's shooting death after Rochester crash

Family that fled Iraq is left reeling by teen's shooting death after Rochester crash

The teenager shot to death was part of a tight-knit Iraqi family who fled homeland six years ago for a safer life in the U.S.

Driver loses control of pickup north of Twin Cities, causes crash that kills other motorist

The collision occurred Tuesday morning in Isanti County.
Witness: Rochester teen said 'I dare you,' and motorist pulled trigger

Witness: Rochester teen said 'I dare you,' and motorist pulled trigger

A Rochester teen dared an armed man to shoot him after the two were involved in a minor collision, according to a friend who was in the teen's car and saw the fatal shooting.
Mom fears worst for missing Edina woman; boyfriend jailed

Mom fears worst for missing Edina woman; boyfriend jailed

Her ex-boyfriend is still being held in Arkansas jail.

Rochester gun permit holder kills other driver after crash and is jailed

Rochester gunman is held on suspicion of murder.
Leslie Odom Jr. of 'Hamilton' fame to sing 'America the Beautiful' at Super Bowl

Leslie Odom Jr. of 'Hamilton' fame to sing 'America the Beautiful' at Super Bowl

Leslie Odom Jr. is best known for his role in the Broadway hit "Hamilton."

Driver crosses into path of SUV in southwest metro and is killed

The collision occurred late Saturday afternoon west of Chaska.
New details: Court filing says teen shot by Mpls. cops had knife raised as he closed in on them

New details: Court filing says teen shot by Mpls. cops had knife raised as he closed in on them

The court document discloses the most specific details yet that investigators say occurred before officers shot Marcus Fischer inside a police interview room.

Unbelted driver thrown to her death in rollover north of Twin Cities

The woman was declared dead at the scene, authorities said.
Grammy-winning Sugarland headlines night of country music at State Fair grandstand

Grammy-winning Sugarland headlines night of country music at State Fair grandstand

More main-stage acts will be announced in the coming months, fair officials said.
Someone dropped the ball: Kohl's shirts exclaim 'Skol Vickings'

Someone dropped the ball: Kohl's shirts exclaim 'Skol Vickings'

Leave it to a Wisconsin-based retailer to slip up on a piece of Minnesota Vikings merchandise.
Edina-based Regis closing about 600 SmartStyle salons inside Walmart stores

Edina-based Regis closing about 600 SmartStyle salons inside Walmart stores

That leaves roughly 2,000 SmartStyle salons in the company's portfolio.
Politician-lobbyist 'Buck' Humphrey pleads guilty to drunken driving

Politician-lobbyist 'Buck' Humphrey pleads guilty to drunken driving

Sentence includes time on a work crew, ignition lock and probation.
Family IDs man shot dead at large gathering in Dinkytown

Family IDs man shot dead at large gathering in Dinkytown

Another man was shot but will survive. The gunman remains at large.
Pink to sing national anthem at Super Bowl

Pink to sing national anthem at Super Bowl

The Grammy-winning pop star also has a concert scheduled in Minneapolis two days earlier and a show at the Xcel Energy Center in March.
Gunfire at large Dinkytown gathering leaves 1 dead, 1 wounded

Gunfire at large Dinkytown gathering leaves 1 dead, 1 wounded

Police say shooting happened at large gathering near university.
St. Paul woman has a 'grand' time on 'Jeopardy!'

St. Paul woman has a 'grand' time on 'Jeopardy!'

She called it "one of the best things that's ever happened to me."
Rev. Jesse Jackson preaches at north Minneapolis church

Rev. Jesse Jackson preaches at north Minneapolis church

Civil rights leader visited New Salem Baptist Church.
Charge: Woman reported her fears to police, was later killed in ex's Fridley apartment

Charge: Woman reported her fears to police, was later killed in ex's Fridley apartment

The 34-year-old man remains jailed ahead of charges; his brother is arrested as an accessory after the fact.
Life Time fitness chain blacks out all-news TV channels

Life Time fitness chain blacks out all-news TV channels

Company says people want a break from the strife.
Gander Outdoors ramps up ambitious growth plan; 4 new Minnesota locales set

Gander Outdoors ramps up ambitious growth plan; 4 new Minnesota locales set

Its owner says locations across Minnesota are on the verge of opening.
Man who stabbed woman repeatedly in Uptown street attack remains a fugitive

Man who stabbed woman repeatedly in Uptown street attack remains a fugitive

The woman is still coping with physical problems since the random assault.
Winning $1 million raffle tickets sold in Forest Lake, New Ulm

Winning $1 million raffle tickets sold in Forest Lake, New Ulm

Tickets for high-odds Millionaire Raffle game sold out quickly.
Coroner says Twin Cities college student who died on flight home had heart abnormality

Coroner says Twin Cities college student who died on flight home had heart abnormality

Griffin "Babu" Gutwa, 18, of Burnsville, was stricken Dec. 22 as he was returning from his first semester of studies at the University of San Diego.

House fire near Bemidji lands man in jail on attempted-murder allegations

The man was acting "odd and erratic," according to authorities.

Woman dies from crash that put vehicle on tracks near U.S. Bank Stadium

Metro Transit has not described the circumstances surrounding the incident.

About 3 dozen animals killed in barn fire on the edge of Twin Cities

The blaze broke out early on New Year's Eve.
First newborn in Twin Cities for 2018 arrives in Maplewood

First newborn in Twin Cities for 2018 arrives in Maplewood

St. John's edged out HCMC for the honors.

First homicide victim in Minneapolis in '18 was Big Lake teen

The 18-year-old died from a stabbing; no arrests made.
Regret consumes father whose daughter had fatal OD in car in Minneapolis

Regret consumes father whose daughter had fatal OD in car in Minneapolis

Bob Bloomberg said his 26-year-old daughter had been on a path to recovery, but it came to a sudden halt.
BCA: Twin Cities man fired first, then was shot dead by officers on Iron Range

BCA: Twin Cities man fired first, then was shot dead by officers on Iron Range

A sheriff's deputy was injured, authorities said.
College freshman from Burnsville mysteriously dies on flight home to Twin Cities

College freshman from Burnsville mysteriously dies on flight home to Twin Cities

Plane made emergency landing in Sioux Falls.

2 people found dead in car in Mpls.; police suspect both OD'd

Police made the discovery on the street, which runs parallel to I-94.
2 drivers in crash are hit while on foot near vehicles along I-494, badly hurt

2 drivers in crash are hit while on foot near vehicles along I-494, badly hurt

A fender-bender led to life-threatening injuries for two drivers on Interstate 494.The drivers were standing near their damaged vehicles on the shoulder when another motorist…

Alcohol a factor in crash on river bridge in Hanover that killed 1 driver

The dead man's vehicle veered into oncoming traffic, according to authorities.
Fugitive charged with abducting ex-girlfriend outside her Minnetonka workplace

Fugitive charged with abducting ex-girlfriend outside her Minnetonka workplace

The woman got away and returned home unhurt.
Boy's beating death in Crystal draws 40-year sentence for repeat offender

Boy's beating death in Crystal draws 40-year sentence for repeat offender

Defendant was on probation when he killed his girlfriend's son.
Family IDs man killed in fire that destroyed Lakeville house

Family IDs man killed in fire that destroyed Lakeville house

The man was to be a groomsman in his sister's wedding in June.
Reaction from Mayor-elect Frey, police chief, Damond family supporters

Reaction from Mayor-elect Frey, police chief, Damond family supporters

They "appreciate what County Attorney Freeman is doing in this matter," a Justice for Justine spokesman said.
Head-on crash west of Twin Cities kills retired reserve deputy, injures 8 others

Head-on crash west of Twin Cities kills retired reserve deputy, injures 8 others

Five children are among the injured in the McLeod County crash.
Jury convicts Twin Cities man accused of fatally beating baby after learning he wasn't the father

Jury convicts Twin Cities man accused of fatally beating baby after learning he wasn't the father

The child's injuries included a lacerated liver.
Drug dealer gets 8 years in prison for overdose death of Orono man

Drug dealer gets 8 years in prison for overdose death of Orono man

With murder charge dropped, the defendant will be out of prison in less than 5 years.
Minn. priest accused of misconduct back in public ministry; attorney calls move 'reckless'

Minn. priest accused of misconduct back in public ministry; attorney calls move 'reckless'

The priest was on leave from two northwestern Minnesota parishes. The Crookston bishop said a clergy abuse panel "deemed allegations not credible."
Hibbing house fire death toll grows: husband, wife, 2 grandkids

Hibbing house fire death toll grows: husband, wife, 2 grandkids

The blaze broke out in the middle of the night and when temperatures were well below zero.

Christmas Day house fire in Marshall kills resident

The home was destroyed, and a cause for the blaze has yet to be revealed.
ID released of man hit by light-rail train in St. Paul and critically injured

ID released of man hit by light-rail train in St. Paul and critically injured

The incident occurred about 7:50 p.m. Monday.
Alleged drug dealer charged with murder in co-worker's opioid overdose death

Alleged drug dealer charged with murder in co-worker's opioid overdose death

Popular hockey book painfully detailed his being cut as a senior from a powerhouse Twin Cities high school program.
1 killed in Lakeville house fire; 2 flee the flames

1 killed in Lakeville house fire; 2 flee the flames

The blaze broke out in the middle of the night.
Driver severs utility pole in Maplewood, flees as top dangles from wires

Driver severs utility pole in Maplewood, flees as top dangles from wires

Police want to speak with the motorist: "Are you okay? ... Please call us."
White nationalists says their activists built shrine outside police precinct to Justine Damond

White nationalists says their activists built shrine outside police precinct to Justine Damond

The modest memorial was placed outside a Minneapolis police precinct, but it was damaged by the next day.

Central Minnesota driver rolls SUV during U-turn, is thrown to her death

The crash occurred Christmas Eve afternoon, the patrol said.
Woman crossing in middle of North Loop street hit, dies at hospital where she worked

Woman crossing in middle of North Loop street hit, dies at hospital where she worked

Mpls. police say that she crossed in middle of road.
Nothing to it: Christmas Day high in Twin Cities forecast to be 0

Nothing to it: Christmas Day high in Twin Cities forecast to be 0

It can be hard to be positive when the temperature is so negative.

Tow truck hits car in north metro, killing driver of smaller vehicle

The surviving driver told authorities that the other motorist pulled in front of him.
Mayer Fire Department captain dies soon after training

Mayer Fire Department captain dies soon after training

The Mayer Fire Department and others in the county were conducting EMS training.
Man shot dead in downtown Minneapolis came to U.S. 'chasing the American dream'

Man shot dead in downtown Minneapolis came to U.S. 'chasing the American dream'

Two people have been charged in the killing.
Work-related deaths in Minn. surged in 2016, highest since mid-'90s

Work-related deaths in Minn. surged in 2016, highest since mid-'90s

Last year's count continues a deadly trend in recent years, according to federal data.
In one of two attacks, man wrestles bear off dog outside North Woods home

In one of two attacks, man wrestles bear off dog outside North Woods home

The bear went on to attack two men at a residential construction site before a sheriff's deputy fatally shot the animal.
2 suspects released in hit-and-run death of St. Paul cyclist

2 suspects released in hit-and-run death of St. Paul cyclist

Police say more evidence is needed.
Pack it in: Rodgers put on IR, won't play Saturday vs. Vikings

Pack it in: Rodgers put on IR, won't play Saturday vs. Vikings

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is done for the year after he was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, one day after Green Bay had its streak of eight consecutive postseason appearances come to an end.
More jail time likely for Jeff Dubay after guilty plea in woman's beating

More jail time likely for Jeff Dubay after guilty plea in woman's beating

Jail time sought after woman is beaten in Cottage Grove home.
Young Minn. mom pleads guilty to killing boyfriend during YouTube stunt

Young Minn. mom pleads guilty to killing boyfriend during YouTube stunt

20-year-old from Halstad will serve 180 days in jail.
$200K check lands in Salvation Army kettle in south Twin Cities metro

$200K check lands in Salvation Army kettle in south Twin Cities metro

The donor wished to remain anonymous, the Salvation Army said.

Murder charge: Mpls. gunman shoots victim in forehead, steps over body and leaves

Downtown residence being used by homeless.
Drug dealer convicted of murder in Minnesota's teen's overdose

Drug dealer convicted of murder in Minnesota's teen's overdose

Drugs given as payment for damaged mailbox.

2 unbelted pickup occupants killed in rollover in N.D. near Minn. border

The crash occurred 4 miles south of Wahpeton.
Edina police foil package-stealing Grinch thanks to GPS in a box

Edina police foil package-stealing Grinch thanks to GPS in a box

Once the package started moving, police moved in and made the arrest.
Cycling groups plan St. Paul ride in memory of restaurant worker killed in hit-and-run crash

Cycling groups plan St. Paul ride in memory of restaurant worker killed in hit-and-run crash

The hunt continues for the motorist who killed the bicyclist as he rode home from his Grand Avenue job.
Motorist accused of running stop sign north of Twin Cities, killing other driver, has long history of violations

Motorist accused of running stop sign north of Twin Cities, killing other driver, has long history of violations

She has been convicted eight times for speeding, also for disregarding a stop sign, according to state court records.
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