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Sealed with a kiss: Sano gives ball a smooch, throws to 1st for final out

Sealed with a kiss: Sano gives ball a smooch, throws to 1st for final out

Third baseman rifled the long throw to first base to clinch the Twins victory at Fenway.

Man, 63, admits killing mom in downtown Mpls. home; mental fitness in question

He hit her in the head with a statue in the likeness of himself and strangled her, authorities said.

Guilty plea from 1 of 3 charged in rape of mother, daughter in Mpls.

A 30-year term is now the anticipated sentence.

Repeat felon charged in Brooklyn Center murder; victim ID'd

A meetup on the street for an illicit drug deal in Brooklyn Center turned into a robbery attempt and then the murder of a 31-year-old…

Feds: $2M oil field housing scam funded purchase of 17-acre Wright Co. island

Some of the money also went to buying several vintage cars, according to prosecutors.
Family: Woman won't survive crash that killed husband, baby

Family: Woman won't survive crash that killed husband, baby

Her husband and 1-year-old daughter were killed.

Injuries prove fatal for Minneapolis bicyclist hit while riding home from church

The 50-year-old woman was on the Broadway Avenue Bridge when she was struck, authorities said.
Joe Mauer pays $6.2 million cash for Wayzata Bay home

Joe Mauer pays $6.2 million cash for Wayzata Bay home

The house has seven bathrooms and garage parking for eight vehicles.
Second gator on the loose captured in Minnesota

Second gator on the loose captured in Minnesota

A small alligator was spotted in Hardy Lake near Pillager, seized near the shoreline, authorities said.

Minnesota State Fair adds bathrooms friendly to transgenders

Fair officials also are creating five "Selfie Spots," photo-taking locations that offer "iconic images" as backdrops.
Cases dropped against 2 alleged to be in exotic car pack speeding on I-394

Cases dropped against 2 alleged to be in exotic car pack speeding on I-394

So far, 1 conviction and 2 cases dismissed among the 12 people cited in the high-speed cruise by various

Boy, 3, who fell into septic tank at North Shore home dies

The child was flown from the family's home northeast of Duluth to a hospital.

Charges: Even after firing by Wells Fargo, adviser kept up $5M scheme

The defendant also was barred by regulators from the profession, but he continued managing accounts, according to prosecutors.
Handwritten letter from Paul McCartney to Prince sells for nearly $15K

Handwritten letter from Paul McCartney to Prince sells for nearly $15K

The 2-page letter was requesting a donation to a performing arts school he was establishing.
2 suburbs in race to have 1st Dunkin' Donuts in Twin Cities in many years

2 suburbs in race to have 1st Dunkin' Donuts in Twin Cities in many years

Roseville joins New Hope as sites for the national chain's first metro franchises in years.
Rosedale mall protest scrapped as security ramps up

Rosedale mall protest scrapped as security ramps up

The mall "has already started to shut itself down," Black Lives Matter St. Paul said in a Facebook post.
Sun Country announces MSP's lone nonstop service to West Palm

Sun Country announces MSP's lone nonstop service to West Palm

True to its name, Mendota Heights-based Sun Country Airlines is adding a sunny destination to its scheduled flights: West Palm Beach, Fla.

Sex assault by stranger reported in park east of Mankato

The woman said the man was armed, possibly with a knife.

Pickup backs out of drive in Savage, fatally strikes woman, 93

Police do not expect to charge the driver.

Rochester man killed as he exits SUV on highway as wife drives

"We're really not sure" why the man got out of the vehicle, a patrol sergeant said.
'White allies' shut down 35W amid rush hour; charges filed

'White allies' shut down 35W amid rush hour; charges filed

Black Lives Matter Minneapolis said the activists make up "a coalition of white people and non-Black people of color [acting] in solidarity with the movement for Black lives, condemning the ongoing killings of Black people by police in the Twin Cities and across the country."

Driver in speeding SUV hits tree in Maplewood, is killed

The crash happened near Rice Street and Roselawn Avenue.
Revival of MN Police Clips website is in the works after founder's death

Revival of MN Police Clips website is in the works after founder's death

A friend intends to take over the one-man operation, which had thousands of followers and helped newsrooms keep tabs on crime.
$300K collected on GoFundMe in Castile's name, but are efforts legit?

$300K collected on GoFundMe in Castile's name, but are efforts legit?

Four separate fundraising pages on the popular website GoFundMe have so far raised about $300,000 for what they say are campaigns on behalf of the loved ones of Philando Castile. But critics are questioning whether the money will actually go to the stated recipients.
Airline pilot crash-lands biplane in Isanti Co. farm field; both aboard unhurt

Airline pilot crash-lands biplane in Isanti Co. farm field; both aboard unhurt

The pilot swooped below a power line before sliding into a farm field, authorities said.
Anger, dismay and nation's eyes after violent I-94 shutdown

Anger, dismay and nation's eyes after violent I-94 shutdown

St. Paul police chief and President Obama weigh in after Interstate 94 shutdown leads to more than 100 arrests, injuries to 21 officers. Protests continue on Sunday from St. Anthony to St. Paul.
Mystery man behind MN Police Clips, police scanner site, dies at 39

Mystery man behind MN Police Clips, police scanner site, dies at 39

Citizens, media could listen to the movements of law enforcement at the online resource.

Man admits fatally stabbing Duluth woman, doing same to her dog

The victim was killed in her home and found two weeks later.
June 30: North Minneapolis Salvation Army center reopens with fitness center, hot meals

June 30: North Minneapolis Salvation Army center reopens with fitness center, hot meals

The Salvation Army's service center in north Minneapolis has reopened after a major upgrade that now includes hot meals for the needy, remodeled offices and a fitness center.
Woman charged along with boyfriend in Iron Range man's beheading

Woman charged along with boyfriend in Iron Range man's beheading

She's accused of being an accomplice to the killing early last week and with assaulting the victim.

State VA chooses new health care deputy commissioner

Douglas Hughes has military, business and health care experience.
American Refugee Committee snags John Griffith, former Target exec and civic leader, for key post

American Refugee Committee snags John Griffith, former Target exec and civic leader, for key post

John Griffith, who left Target in 2014 as its executive vice president of property development, will lead global humanitarian operations for Minneapolis-based ARC. He will direct more than 1,600 people in 11 countries, notably Syria, Congo, Pakistan and Somalia.
A year later, feds still investigating Twin Cities dentist who killed Cecil the lion

A year later, feds still investigating Twin Cities dentist who killed Cecil the lion

Zimbabwe, where the beloved lion was killed, passed on charges.
Charge: Iron Range man decapitated after being accused of rape

Charge: Iron Range man decapitated after being accused of rape

Boyfriend of the woman who made the allegation is charged with murder.

Charge: Resident repeatedly molested woman in wheelchair at west metro facility

The man also touched other women, according to the criminal complaint.

Woman leaps from 3rd floor of burning Brooklyn Park complex

Five others were treated for smoke inhalation.

Driver from Twin Cities dies in rollover near Motley; drinking suspected

The crash killed a 27-year-old man from Robbinsdale.
Friend recalls the moments before St. Paul biker died trying to 'ditch the police'

Friend recalls the moments before St. Paul biker died trying to 'ditch the police'

"It was more or less a fact, he knew he could ditch the police on a motorcycle. He kind of liked to show off."

Collision in Ham Lake kills 62-year-old motorcyclist

The crash occurred shortly after 6 p.m. Monday at an intersection.
With hundreds of openings, State Fair stages first jobs event

With hundreds of openings, State Fair stages first jobs event

More than 600 positions will be available, but be ready to work all 12 days of the fair, up to 12 hours a day.

Twin Cities woman dead after SUV hits power pole in W. Wisconsin

"A possible medical issue" is being investigated as having a role in the crash, authorities said.
Teen speeding in I-94 construction zone is critically hurt in fiery crash

Teen speeding in I-94 construction zone is critically hurt in fiery crash

The crash occurred in Maple Grove early Saturday evening.

2 shot after bar closing in downtown Minneapolis

Police said the violence is not related to Pride festivities this weekend.
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.

Lightning sets house on fire on, yes, Sparkman Avenue in Duluth

The flames were quickly extinguished, authorities said.
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.

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.
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