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Chronic wasting disease detected in a deer on southeastern Minn. farm

Chronic wasting disease detected in a deer on southeastern Minn. farm

The finding has triggered a quarantine of the herd, state regulators said.
Wisconsin hunter gets two bucks for price of one kill

Wisconsin hunter gets two bucks for price of one kill

The two were attached at the antlers when the hunter shot the smaller one, he explained.
Minnesota woman busted on I-94 in N.D. with 286 lbs. of pot worth $1.3M

Minnesota woman busted on I-94 in N.D. with 286 lbs. of pot worth $1.3M

Disco the K-9 picked up the scent in her vehicle, police said.
Authorities ID remains found in woods south of Lake Nokomis

Authorities ID remains found in woods south of Lake Nokomis

They belong to a 34-year-old woman with no permanent address, according to the medical examiner's office.
Wet weather delays reopening of Braemar Golf Course in Edina until 2019

Wet weather delays reopening of Braemar Golf Course in Edina until 2019

Seeding time missed due to wet summer and fall.
Mentally ill Minneapolis man pleads guilty to killing his parents with screwdrivers

Mentally ill Minneapolis man pleads guilty to killing his parents with screwdrivers

The defendant declined to take a plea deal, a move that could mean a longer sentence.
10-year term for drunk driver who killed Minnesota Chorale singer

10-year term for drunk driver who killed Minnesota Chorale singer

The Apple Valley man, who was driving on a canceled license, will serve slightly more than 6 years in prison.
Long sentence for New Brighton man who choked girlfriend's brother to death

Long sentence for New Brighton man who choked girlfriend's brother to death

"I didn't have any mercy," the attacker said to police at the time of the killing, according to prosecutors.
Franken not addressing media after allegation he grabbed woman at fair

Franken not addressing media after allegation he grabbed woman at fair

Franken told CNN that he has no memory of meeting the woman, and feels "badly" that she felt disrespected.
Last name of Minnesotan in NHL is punchline in 'Saturday Night Live' skit

Last name of Minnesotan in NHL is punchline in 'Saturday Night Live' skit

Brady Skjei's last name spells trouble for Chance the Rapper.

Boy trying to hop on train in St. Paul loses foot; he slipped out of sleepover

The 7-year-old was visiting relatives; children under 15 are subject to a 10 p.m. curfew in St. Paul.
Mpls. police want public's help investigating body found near Lake Nokomis

Mpls. police want public's help investigating body found near Lake Nokomis

As authorities wait for autopsy results, police urge anyone with missing relatives to contact them.

Woman found slain in St. Paul's Highland Park neighborhood; man in custody

The victim was declared dead at the scene by paramedics.

North Minneapolis house fire leaves one person with critical injuries

Firefighters rescued the victim from a second-floor bedroom.
Murder charges: Woman shot in 'middle of her forehead' near Bemidji

Murder charges: Woman shot in 'middle of her forehead' near Bemidji

Three other suspects are still being sought.
Charge: MOA ride operator molests woman after she was buckled in

Charge: MOA ride operator molests woman after she was buckled in

The alleged assault occurred Sunday and with her son along on the ride, according to the prosecution.
Suspects in Andover hit-and-run laughed as teen died in street, charges say

Suspects in Andover hit-and-run laughed as teen died in street, charges say

The 17-year-old's death followed a plot by the three suspects to rob the teen of marijuana, according to authorities.
Did Minneapolis park police finally catch 'Periwinkle Perv'?

Did Minneapolis park police finally catch 'Periwinkle Perv'?

An Eagan man was arrested and charged with indecent exposure.
Charges: MOA stabber cut one of 2 victims 'to the bone'

Charges: MOA stabber cut one of 2 victims 'to the bone'

The victims are brothers from Minneapolis who were shopping at Macy's with other family members.
Former Vikings player Kalil charged after pizza place allegedly sells beer to minor

Former Vikings player Kalil charged after pizza place allegedly sells beer to minor

Matt Kalil was charged Monday in Hennepin County District Court with selling alcohol to a minor at Pieology Pizza in Maple Grove, even though he was not present.
Charges: Dispute over $600 debt provoked shooting death of food truck mechanic in Minneapolis

Charges: Dispute over $600 debt provoked shooting death of food truck mechanic in Minneapolis

The gunman said he meant to hit the victim in the head with a gun and it went off, according to the charges.
Driver who 'intentionally' ran over, killed teen in Andover is caught

Driver who 'intentionally' ran over, killed teen in Andover is caught

Authorities say it was part of a plot to rob the victim of marijuana.
Crystal man killed by shot to head from police, medical examiner says

Crystal man killed by shot to head from police, medical examiner says

Identities of the officers involved have yet to be disclosed.

Resident killed in Robbinsdale fire is identified

The blaze broke out Saturday night. No one else was in the home at the time.

Woman fatally shot in head in north-central Minnesota; man arrested

The killing occurred Sunday morning in Cass Lake County.
Family IDs man fatally shot by police in his Crystal home

Family IDs man fatally shot by police in his Crystal home

Reportedly despondent man shot at officers.
Bob Dylan's 'Concert for Bangladesh' guitar goes for nearly $400K at auction

Bob Dylan's 'Concert for Bangladesh' guitar goes for nearly $400K at auction

The Minnesota music legend also played the guitar during his star-studded Rolling Thunder Revue tour.
Plea deal for accomplice in pickup dragging death during Wright County drug deal

Plea deal for accomplice in pickup dragging death during Wright County drug deal

Murder and robbery charges are dismissed in exchange for pleading guilty to manslaughter.
Zebra mussels found in Plymouth's Medicine Lake; 'lakewide presence' suspected

Zebra mussels found in Plymouth's Medicine Lake; 'lakewide presence' suspected

Discoveries have been made on three docks, according to the DNR.

ID'd: Driver who crossed centerline in Pine County, died in head-on crash

The other driver survived her injuries in the late-morning collision, the State Patrol said.

Barn fire in central Minnesota kills thousands of turkeys

The blaze broke out overnight in Stearns County.
Disney On Ice bringing 'Frozen' to Twin Cities for 9 shows

Disney On Ice bringing 'Frozen' to Twin Cities for 9 shows

Target Center will host the ice version of the hit movie for five days starting Feb. 28.
Shakopee man charged with murder in girlfriend's death

Shakopee man charged with murder in girlfriend's death

The woman was in the process of being kicked out of the home they shared, a friend of the victim said.
Food truck mechanic shot dead on Lyndale Av. N. had just welcomed 3rd child

Food truck mechanic shot dead on Lyndale Av. N. had just welcomed 3rd child

Minneapolis police said they have yet to make an arrest in the killing.
Man with gun-carry permit shoots suspected robber in St. Paul

Man with gun-carry permit shoots suspected robber in St. Paul

The suspect had his gun pointed at three people in a car in Lowertown, police said.
Municipal liquor stores saw record sales in 2016, but profits lagged

Municipal liquor stores saw record sales in 2016, but profits lagged

Competitive pressure could be partly to blame.
Country sweethearts McGraw and Hill swing tour back to Twin Cities

Country sweethearts McGraw and Hill swing tour back to Twin Cities

They are playing newly renovated Target Center this time around.

Man held in death of woman in their Shakopee home

Suspect arrested near hotel a mile from crime scene; no motive as yet.
Brooklyn Park man found guilty in one-punch killing outside Lake Mille Lacs resort

Brooklyn Park man found guilty in one-punch killing outside Lake Mille Lacs resort

Brooklyn Park man was convicted of manslaughter.
Prince guitar fetches record $700K in auction

Prince guitar fetches record $700K in auction

The amount is the highest ever paid for a Prince guitar, according to Julien's Live auction house, and went for many times more than the anticipated $60,000 to $80,000.

Authorities ID pair killed in Mpls. murder-suicide, say man was the shooter

The two were living at separate locations at the time, according to the medical examiner's office.

Duluth pickup driver fatally hits man in Superior, Wis., crosswalk

The incident occurred shortly after 7 a.m. late last week.
ID'd: Good Samaritan fatally hit after checking on a driver who spun out in Plymouth

ID'd: Good Samaritan fatally hit after checking on a driver who spun out in Plymouth

"He lost his life while doing what he did best, serving others as a good Samaritan," reads Stephen Rose's online obituary.
March 2016: Auction of Prince items offers unreleased songs, guitar and ex's ring

March 2016: Auction of Prince items offers unreleased songs, guitar and ex's ring

Her engagement ring and wedding ring are among the items, as well as a guitar Prince used early in his career.
Crystal police cleared in wounding teen who aimed disguised BB gun

Crystal police cleared in wounding teen who aimed disguised BB gun

The 18-year-old was wounded in the head and elsewhere during the confrontation in a park.
Driver high, reaching for phone when she killed Mpls. cyclist is convicted

Driver high, reaching for phone when she killed Mpls. cyclist is convicted

The Minnehaha Academy alum was attending the University of Georgia as a graduate student at the time of her death.
State fines St. Paul metal recycler over polluting creek with oil discharge

State fines St. Paul metal recycler over polluting creek with oil discharge

Water had an oily film and emitted an "obnoxious odor," state regulators said.
2 arrested after floatplane lands next to Ryder Cup sue Chaska, police chief

2 arrested after floatplane lands next to Ryder Cup sue Chaska, police chief

Suit cites police chief calling the pilot "imbecilic" and "stupid" for landing plane during tournament play.
Suspect in killings of men in Utah, Colo., lived much of youth in Minnesota

Suspect in killings of men in Utah, Colo., lived much of youth in Minnesota

Police will question him about fatal carjacking and body found in an RV park.

Driver killed in head-on crash with semi south of Twin Cities is ID'd

The woman's car strayed into the oncoming lane and collided with the big rig.
Chaska man's opioid overdose prompts murder charge against Minneapolis woman

Chaska man's opioid overdose prompts murder charge against Minneapolis woman

The 27-year-old injected the drug and died in his apartment, according to law enforcement.
Ex-Champlin Park coach meets guilty plea terms; sex assault case dismissed

Ex-Champlin Park coach meets guilty plea terms; sex assault case dismissed

The Minneapolis woman met all of the court's requirements.
Man who threw punches at Stanek in Reno won't be charged

Man who threw punches at Stanek in Reno won't be charged

Nevada prosecutors declined to file charges against the man who had an altercation with Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek in a Reno casino lobby.
Stillwater man who killed father acquitted because of mental illness

Stillwater man who killed father acquitted because of mental illness

Judge rules defendant not sane at time of killing.
Pickup driver strikes railroad overpass in Cottage Grove, is killed

Pickup driver strikes railroad overpass in Cottage Grove, is killed

The crash occurred about noon Monday, according to police.
Sheriff: Man carried out double murder-suicide in NW. Wisconsin home

Sheriff: Man carried out double murder-suicide in NW. Wisconsin home

The shooting deaths of a man, his ex-wife and her teenage daughter in the northwestern Wisconsin city of Chetek are being treated as double murder-suicide,…
American Indian Movement founder Dennis Banks dies at 80

American Indian Movement founder Dennis Banks dies at 80

Dennis Banks, one of the country's most influential American Indian activists, was a key figure in the 1970s standoff with federal agents at Wounded Knee.…
Wall St. Journal declares one U.S. travel destination among world's hottest: Mpls.

Wall St. Journal declares one U.S. travel destination among world's hottest: Mpls.

Newspaper says city is "luring curious foodies" with top dining spots.
No more jail time for ex-Hopkins school staffer who admitted sexually touching students

No more jail time for ex-Hopkins school staffer who admitted sexually touching students

Former Hopkins staffer must register as offender.
Teen among 3 dead in apparent double murder-suicide in NW. Wisconsin

Teen among 3 dead in apparent double murder-suicide in NW. Wisconsin

A couple divorced last year were also found shot in the home, authorities said.

Deer hits car, ricochets into another car's front window, out the back near St. Peter

The driver with the shattered windows comes away with noncritical injuries, according to the State Patrol.

No more jail time for ex-Hopkins school staffer who admitted sexually touching students

The judge's sentence calls for registration as a predatory offender and other requirements during his five years' probation.

U police break up fights among protesters outside conservative speaker

Police used a chemical irritant to restore order; one person was arrested.
Patrol: Twin Cities man caught in Oregon with 201 lbs. of pot in SUV

Patrol: Twin Cities man caught in Oregon with 201 lbs. of pot in SUV

Authorities say he and an accomplice were heading to Minnesota with their haul.

Driver exits dump truck at Delano work site, is fatally hit by other truck

The incident occurred Wednesday morning along Railroad Avenue, according to the Sheriff's Office.
Humans rescue trio of bears from locked dumpster on North Shore

Humans rescue trio of bears from locked dumpster on North Shore

The three bears' drama came to a happy ending Wednesday morning behind the Cascade Vacation Rentals office.
Union suit: Essentia Health workers ordered to get flu shot or be fired

Union suit: Essentia Health workers ordered to get flu shot or be fired

18 states require health care workers to get the shots; Minnesota does not.
Want to dodge natural disaster? Twin Cities area ranks among the safest

Want to dodge natural disaster? Twin Cities area ranks among the safest

The riskiest locales stretch from Phoenix to Miami, researchers determined. The safest? It's Portland, Ore.

Driver in St. Cloud roundabout fatally hits pedestrian

The incident occurred early Tuesday evening.
Bloomington police say mosque burglary caught on video not a hate crime

Bloomington police say mosque burglary caught on video not a hate crime

One of the two suspects "has a distinctive walk," police pointed out.
Onetime prized Gophers football recruit Garcia dies in St. Paul

Onetime prized Gophers football recruit Garcia dies in St. Paul

Jojo Garcia committed to play for the Gophers, but he changed his mind with the departure in 2015 of head coach Jerry Kill.

North Minneapolis slaying nets shooter a long sentence

The gunman told police that he and his victim were gang rivals.
Exhaust pipe cracks add to recall woes for Twin Cities-based Polaris

Exhaust pipe cracks add to recall woes for Twin Cities-based Polaris

This is the company's 12th recall this year.

MPCA fines egg facility for release of fecal bacteria, other contaminants

State says Le Sueur plant endangered groundwater with tainted discharges.

Mpls. agency to pay $400K for cheating 92 nursing staffers of OT pay

U.S. Labor Department said work hours were improperly logged for two years.
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