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3 Rogers High students hit at bus stop; 2 critical, and pickup driver ID'd

3 Rogers High students hit at bus stop; 2 critical, and pickup driver ID'd

Authorities have released the victims' identities and arrested a 22-year-old driver.

Lottery ticket bought as gift in Minn. wins $1M for newlywed

The winning ticket was purchased by his parents as a Christmas gift, and a week later it was worth $1 million.
Charge: 'Someone's going to die tonight,' dealer said before fatal OD

Charge: 'Someone's going to die tonight,' dealer said before fatal OD

Jaquan Peoples, known as 'Vampire' is charged with third degree murder.
Belle Plaine veterans vow a fight after watchdog group prompts city to remove cross from memorial

Belle Plaine veterans vow a fight after watchdog group prompts city to remove cross from memorial

"I wish it would have stayed," said the treasurer of the veterans club that maintains the city-owned park.

2 men hold up Starbucks at gunpoint in St. Louis Park, remain at large

The two fled with cash in a paper bag, police said.
Twin Cities Jewish community center among 18 nationwide to get bomb threat

Twin Cities Jewish community center among 18 nationwide to get bomb threat

The St. Louis Park incident was among many around the country, police said.
Rapid warm-up inspires Twin Cities golf club to open its outdoor range

Rapid warm-up inspires Twin Cities golf club to open its outdoor range

The club said it will stay open as long as the weather allows.

Dozens in law enforcement from Twin Cities dispatched for inaugural parade duties

All expenses for the assignment are covered by the federal government, the Sheriff's Office said.

Loaded rifle, ammo stolen from squad of Ramsey Co. Sheriff's Office

The unmarked vehicle was parked in a St. Louis Park ramp at the time, police said.

Motorist dies in fiery crash south of St. Cloud

The victim's identity has yet to be released.
20 years for Minn. father who fatally shook baby for keeping him awake

20 years for Minn. father who fatally shook baby for keeping him awake

He'll serve nearly 11 years in prison and the remainder on supervised release.
Propane tanker slides into retaining pond in Lakeville; driver rescued

Propane tanker slides into retaining pond in Lakeville; driver rescued

The crash occurred near Interstate 35, police said.
Charge: Stranger molests woman in booth at Sally's Saloon near the U

Charge: Stranger molests woman in booth at Sally's Saloon near the U

The man reached into the woman's pants, according to the criminal complaint.

Driver accused of seriously injuring Mankato pedestrian and fleeing surrenders

The victim remains in serious condition in a Rochester hospital.

W. Wis. man sets off explosion in apartment, is killed

The man had threatened to blow up everyone in the building; fire left the complex ravaged.

Prison for woman with $500K in fake tax claims using 'exotic dancer,' other professions

St. Paul resident filled out forms for friends, adding deductions and jobs.
Attorney seeking details about cult leader Victor Barnard's reported assault in prison

Attorney seeking details about cult leader Victor Barnard's reported assault in prison

Cult leader, convicted of sex abuse of girls, was said to be in intensive care.
Man, 35, fatally stabbed in Mpls. apartment; 59-year-old man arrested

Man, 35, fatally stabbed in Mpls. apartment; 59-year-old man arrested

A suspect who lives in unit was arrested Sunday.
Lawyer: 1 of 2 passengers whose disruption sent flight back to MSP won't be charged

Lawyer: 1 of 2 passengers whose disruption sent flight back to MSP won't be charged

The man's girlfriend, however, is being charged and is due in court next month.
Police find pot-growing operation in home of Mpls. officer for GOP

Police find pot-growing operation in home of Mpls. officer for GOP

The Senate district treasurer is charged with two felony drug counts. Police search turned up guns, too, the charges say.

Ex-con charged with murder after man overdoses in Orono home

DNA on a baggie near the body of David Andrew Mack-Bohnhoff led authorities to the alleged drug dealer.

Teen in pickup dies in collision while trying to pass near Brainerd

Six people in the other pickup, all teens, survived the crash.
3-plus years for Minnesota man who contacted ISIL recruiters

3-plus years for Minnesota man who contacted ISIL recruiters

His attorney had sought a term of no more than the time he has served since being jailed in March.

DWI crackdown nabs 2,407; one wrong-way driver had child in back

The southwest metro driver already had three DWIs on his record.
Charges say Minnesota ex-con had gun at scene of fatal Wis. bar shooting

Charges say Minnesota ex-con had gun at scene of fatal Wis. bar shooting

Two brothers were shot early on New Year's Day; a motive remains undisclosed.

Train halted as Blue Line riders taken off car that is removed from service

Service was delayed for about 20 minutes.

Wrong-way driver dies in crash at Apple Valley intersection

A woman and two little children in the other vehicle were slightly hurt, police said.
2 more deer in SE. Minn. found to have chronic wasting disease

2 more deer in SE. Minn. found to have chronic wasting disease

The DNR might seek to have more deer killed in that part of the state in an effort to stem the spread of CWD.

Why did so little snow make for big Metro Transit bus delays?

Bad timing and high rider volume conspired to bog down Twin Cities bus service.
Missing cat reunited with Mpls. owner after 15 months

Missing cat reunited with Mpls. owner after 15 months

Freddie, spotted near the freeway, made his way back to Minneapolis owner thanks to microchip.

ID'd: Driver who crossed center line south of Duluth, hit pickup and was killed

A motorist crossed the centerline in his car on a road south of Duluth, struck an oncoming pickup truck and was killed, authorities said.The crash…
Stranger rape on Minneapolis street sends ex-con back to prison

Stranger rape on Minneapolis street sends ex-con back to prison

Officers intervened to stop the attack in the man's car, according to police.
Jack Jablonski tells national TV audience: 'I'm not done walking or skating'

Jack Jablonski tells national TV audience: 'I'm not done walking or skating'

Five years after he was paralyzed, the former Benilde hockey player is still determined.

Unbelted driver runs stop sign, hits tree and dies in western Wisconsin

The crash occurred Saturday night in Barron County.
Police find Minn. nursing home worker charged in rape of helpless resident

Police find Minn. nursing home worker charged in rape of helpless resident

The Pine River man was jailed and then released without having to post bail.

Snowmobiler crashes in watery central Minn. ditch, walks a mile and collapses in road

The man was in critical condition in a Minneapolis hospital.
Charges: Dakota County carjacker inspired by 'Grand Theft Auto'

Charges: Dakota County carjacker inspired by 'Grand Theft Auto'

The fleeing vehicle struck a police squad car before the two suspects were caught, authorities said.
Denver man's trip home to Minnesota nets $1M Powerball payoff

Denver man's trip home to Minnesota nets $1M Powerball payoff

Powerball winner thought he'd won only $4; his sister suggested he check again.
Semisonic drummer slips on ice, breaks hand; 2 sold-out Twin Cities gigs canceled

Semisonic drummer slips on ice, breaks hand; 2 sold-out Twin Cities gigs canceled

The Minneapolis band's two sold-out local shows this week are canceled.
Charges: Ex-Minn. camp counselor sexually assaulted 2 teen girls

Charges: Ex-Minn. camp counselor sexually assaulted 2 teen girls

Prosecutors say one girl was assaulted in his Blaine home and the other at the camp.
Charge: Parents let boy suffer without aid before he died in Plymouth

Charge: Parents let boy suffer without aid before he died in Plymouth

The underdeveloped 7-year-old had many bruises, other marks on him; he refused to eat and was often unresponsive.

Neglect led to 2 deaths a few months apart at Waconia nursing home, state finds

CPR was wrong­ly stopped on one resident at Waconia nursing home; another suffered a fatal fall.
Man fatally shot by Mankato police was Twin Cities teacher

Man fatally shot by Mankato police was Twin Cities teacher

Chase Tuseth "broke free and began hitting and kicking" the officer after an outburst in the lobby, according to the state BCA.

Two brothers are shot behind northern Wisconsin bar; one dies

The surviving victim is hospitalized in stable condition; no arrests announced.

NE Minneapolis bank robbed Thursday; suspect remains at large

The holdup occurred about 45 minutes after the bank opened, according to police.

Armed carjacking sets off police chase; 2 arrested

Suspects accosted victim at gunpoint, but no injuries.
Bathroom denial prompted outburst on flight from MSP, passenger says

Bathroom denial prompted outburst on flight from MSP, passenger says

The plane was in the air on its way to Los Angeles when it turned back to MSP, where several police officers came aboard to remove the two passengers.

Trio charged in N. Mpls. murder are defendants in Prior Lake killing, chase ending in Edina

Both slayings involved drugs and a plot to rob, according to authorities.
Minnesota president of firm is 2nd person killed in Florida plane crash

Minnesota president of firm is 2nd person killed in Florida plane crash

Another person also was killed in the small plane wreck was a New London woman active in public education.
Video shows Minnesota officer threatening to 'put two in back of head'

Video shows Minnesota officer threatening to 'put two in back of head'

Brooklyn Center police chief says his department is looking into the encounter, noting that "threatening language is never appropriate or acceptable."

Charges: Gunman stood over man, fatally shot him in Cloquet home

Authorities have yet to say what prompted the killing.

Man shot in face while trying to get vehicle out of Chisago County ditch

Authorities have yet to say what prompted a man from a nearby residence to allegedly shoot the motorist.
Strangers force car to a halt as seizure grips Eagan driver

Strangers force car to a halt as seizure grips Eagan driver

One of the men ran along side the car as it crept along; the other used his truck to bring the vehicle to a safe rest.

W. Wis. driver thrown from head-on wreck fatally crushed by a 3rd vehicle

Authorities say wintry weather was a factor in the early evening crash.
Dec. 22: Mall of America movie theaters will close next week for good

Dec. 22: Mall of America movie theaters will close next week for good

A new entertainment venue will open there next year, but the mall isn't saying what it is yet.
Twin Cities woman convicted of cutting beaten teen's hair may have case dismissed

Twin Cities woman convicted of cutting beaten teen's hair may have case dismissed

If woman meets list of requirements, conviction can be reversed.

Clearing ice from ventilation led to death of western Minnesota man

A mistake while trying to unclog ice from his home's propane heating system ventilation led to the carbon monoxide poisoning death of a western Minnesota…
Charge: Driver high on cocaine in I-94 crash that killed Mpls. artist

Charge: Driver high on cocaine in I-94 crash that killed Mpls. artist

A 52-year-old motorist was high on cocaine when she sped through a Minneapolis interstate median during the afternoon commute, sending her SUV airborne and killing…
$50M for Twin Cities family, 2 others in Ikea dresser deaths

$50M for Twin Cities family, 2 others in Ikea dresser deaths

Teddy McGee of Apple Valley was 1 of 3 toddlers killed by dressers.
Paddleboarder's body recovered from iced-over Lake Waconia

Paddleboarder's body recovered from iced-over Lake Waconia

Paddleboarder disappeared last month on Lake Waconia.
'No ill feelings,' Muslim woman assaulted in Applebee's tells attacker

'No ill feelings,' Muslim woman assaulted in Applebee's tells attacker

Victim was told to speak English, hit with beer mug.
Delta apologizes, fixes policy after black doctor's help was rebuffed on flight to MSP

Delta apologizes, fixes policy after black doctor's help was rebuffed on flight to MSP

A black doctor barred from treating an ailing fellow passenger on a Delta flight from Detroit to Minneapolis-St. Paul has won an apology from the airline and inspired a policy shift by the nation's second-largest commercial air carrier.
Mpls. recycling plant catches fire amid kerosene; roads briefly closed

Mpls. recycling plant catches fire amid kerosene; roads briefly closed

The exit ramp from westbound Interstate 94 to West Broadway and Washington Avenue has been closed to keep keep vehicles from getting too close to the fire.
4 'brave girls' help convict man, 21, of prostituting teens in Twin Cities

4 'brave girls' help convict man, 21, of prostituting teens in Twin Cities

Convicted sex offender was 19 when he recruited victims for trafficking.
Prison for unlicensed Duluth driver who fatally hit woman admiring fall colors

Prison for unlicensed Duluth driver who fatally hit woman admiring fall colors

Motorist hadn't had a valid license since 2003.
PETA protests after Mall of America takes down its anti-wool ads

PETA protests after Mall of America takes down its anti-wool ads

A protest was staged on Nicollet Mall by activists upset their ads were taken down at the MOA, whose officials did not see the ads before they went up.

Charges: Sting outside Brooklyn Center Wal-Mart nabs dealer who sold woman fatal heroin dose

A police sting in Brooklyn Center snared a dealer who sold heroin to a 25-year-old woman who quickly fell into a coma and died, according…
Charges: Spurned love prompts Mpls. woman to drown other woman's dog

Charges: Spurned love prompts Mpls. woman to drown other woman's dog

Fueled by unrequited love, a Minneapolis pet rescue worker stole another woman's dog and drowned it in a marsh, according to charges.Elizabeth R. Osterbauer, 24,…

2 drivers stray over to wrong side of road, die in rural Minn. crashes

One collision occurred between Baudette and Warroad, the other near Brainerd.
Subzero Sunday segues to a more moderate Monday

Subzero Sunday segues to a more moderate Monday

After a frigid weekend, temps will hover in the mid-20s on Monday and rest of the week.
Chanhassen HS principal admits being drawn to preteen girls, charges say

Chanhassen HS principal admits being drawn to preteen girls, charges say

Timothy Dorway, who remains in jail, has been on leave since his arrest. The Eastern Carver County School District said the case involves none of its students.
Charge: Underage drinker mistakenly shot, killed friend at Winona party

Charge: Underage drinker mistakenly shot, killed friend at Winona party

The county attorney calls the combination of drinking and access to a weapon "a recipe for tragedy."
American Legion tells its baseball players: Respect flag or you're out

American Legion tells its baseball players: Respect flag or you're out

The committee overseeing American Legion baseball in Minnesota has adopted a no-tolerance policy when it comes to athletes' behavior during the national anthem before games:

As temperatures plunge, Mpls. eager to open rinks

The National Weather Service is anticipating several inches of snow starting Friday and continuing into the next day. The good news? Extreme cold is firming up ice on lakes, making ice fishing and skating better options.
As Minnesota State Capitol overhaul nears end, public tours about to resume

As Minnesota State Capitol overhaul nears end, public tours about to resume

The public tours will be back starting Jan. 3, coinciding with the 2017 legislative session.
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