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Order in Greg LeMond lawsuit temporarily stymies alleged 'cybersquatters'

Order in Greg LeMond lawsuit temporarily stymies alleged 'cybersquatters'

Cycling legend sued an Orono marketing veteran and his son over squatting on web addresses.
St. Croix boater's death likely from carbon monoxide poisoning

St. Croix boater's death likely from carbon monoxide poisoning

Two others are in the hospital, with one in critical condition. The boat was found at a beach on the Wisconsin side of the river.
3 Amish teens injured, 1 critically, after SUV rear-ends buggy in western Wis.

3 Amish teens injured, 1 critically, after SUV rear-ends buggy in western Wis.

The most severely injured was thrown from the buggy and rendered unconscious, authorities said.
'Are you kidding me?': 45-year-old hits homer in lone at-bat with Saints

'Are you kidding me?': 45-year-old hits homer in lone at-bat with Saints

Kevin Millar was a member of the Red Sox 2004 World Series title team and given one trip to the plate Saturday as a gesture to his being on the Saints' inaugural roster 25 years ago.
Ridgedale Library to close soon for major overhaul aimed at connectivity needs

Ridgedale Library to close soon for major overhaul aimed at connectivity needs

36-year-old building will close for about a year for updates.
Family-owned its entire 65 years, Dairy Queen on Snelling closes for good

Family-owned its entire 65 years, Dairy Queen on Snelling closes for good

"We have developed many friendships and loyal customers over the years, and we will miss you."
Dashcam shows cop's 'brutal attack' on Minn. motorist, ACLU says

Dashcam shows cop's 'brutal attack' on Minn. motorist, ACLU says

The video shows the officer repeatedly kneeing the motorist while he's still belted in his seat. Authorities say the man resisted arrest and had been in a dangerous road-rage incident.
Feds seize food from St. Paul warehouse infested with dead rodents, live birds

Feds seize food from St. Paul warehouse infested with dead rodents, live birds

The facility failed its third inspection last month; owner says he's done storing food there.
Edina man killed by fentanyl overdose is ID'd; drug dealer charged with murder

Edina man killed by fentanyl overdose is ID'd; drug dealer charged with murder

Lethal drug was in heroin that he and his girlfriend had ingested, according to authorities.

MnDOT crew workers pull pilot from downed plane in northwestern Minnesota

The pilot was rushed to a hospital in Fargo, authorities said. His condition has yet to be disclosed.
Minneapolis sex trafficker who sold young girls gets 36 years in prison

Minneapolis sex trafficker who sold young girls gets 36 years in prison

Prosecutors pushed for a life term for the 22-year-old defendant, who was already registered as a predatory offender.
NRA is silent about cop's acquittal because Castile was black, 'Daily Show' host says

NRA is silent about cop's acquittal because Castile was black, 'Daily Show' host says

"The Daily Show" host accuses gun-rights group of a double standard.
Jurors convict man who cheated investors of $2.1M, bought Wright County island

Jurors convict man who cheated investors of $2.1M, bought Wright County island

He also bought vintage cars and took vacations with the money; victims included an ex-girlfriend, his pastor.
No-frills airline Allegiant to fly between St. Cloud and Fort Myers, Fla.

No-frills airline Allegiant to fly between St. Cloud and Fort Myers, Fla.

Flights will start in November and run until at least Easter, an Allegiant spokeswoman said.
32½ years for gunman who killed bystander in Burnsville store

32½ years for gunman who killed bystander in Burnsville store

The gunfire followed a dispute in the store involving the shooter's girlfriend and an employee.
McDonald's debuting delivery in Twin Cities

McDonald's debuting delivery in Twin Cities

There are 19 locations, most in Minneapolis and St. Paul, now offering the convenience.
Delta debuts facial recognition at MSP, self-service kiosks for bags

Delta debuts facial recognition at MSP, self-service kiosks for bags

Checking a bag at the Twin Cities airport? Just bring your face and your passport. Delta on Monday debuted self-service kiosks aimed at speeding up…

Senior condo complex for U retirees is reeling from suspected embezzlement

Probe has started with "a large amount of money" missing and a senior executive fired.

High-tech tool alerts police to man with critical gunshot wound to head on Mpls. street

ShotSpotter technology brought officers to the scene late at night in a residential block.
Motorcyclist killed on Scott County highway when pickup loses load

Motorcyclist killed on Scott County highway when pickup loses load

The 39-year-old pickup driver has been cited by the State Patrol.
Onetime Hopkins school employee admits to sex crime involving students

Onetime Hopkins school employee admits to sex crime involving students

The former student support specialist is pleading guilty to a felony, but that could be reduced on his record to a misdemeanor.
Man robs Rosemount bank, flees with cash

Man robs Rosemount bank, flees with cash

The holdup occurred shortly before the bank closed for the day.
EMT removed dying woman's body down aisle of crowded plane at MSP

EMT removed dying woman's body down aisle of crowded plane at MSP

The woman was discovered in the jet's bathroom just before landing in the Twin Cities.
Minneapolis one of 3 finalists to host World's Fair in 2023

Minneapolis one of 3 finalists to host World's Fair in 2023

The city has been named one of three finalists, along with Buenos Aries, Argentina, and Lodz, Poland, for the event that organizers say would draw 150,000 visitors per day for three months.

Avid cyclist fatally collapses making steep climb on North Shore

The 61-year-old from Canada was riding up Mount Josephine and collapsed, authorities said.
Maximum sentence for Blaine motorist who fatally hit man on sidewalk, fled

Maximum sentence for Blaine motorist who fatally hit man on sidewalk, fled

The defendant has a long history of violating various traffic laws, including twice driving on a suspended license.
Utility lineman seriously burned during post-storm cleanup near Twin Cities

Utility lineman seriously burned during post-storm cleanup near Twin Cities

Doctors "amazed" by his recovery from serious injuries suffered Sunday.
Thousands still without power as new round of storms nears Twin Cities

Thousands still without power as new round of storms nears Twin Cities

Xcel Energy hopes to have power restored for most affected customers by Tuesday.
Motorist admits being high when she killed Mpls. artist in I-94 crash

Motorist admits being high when she killed Mpls. artist in I-94 crash

A 53-year-old out-of-town motorist has pleaded guilty to being high on cocaine when she sped through a Minneapolis interstate median, sending her SUV airborne and…
White Bear Lake Ponzi-schemer sentenced to prison for latest scam

White Bear Lake Ponzi-schemer sentenced to prison for latest scam

The White Bear Lake man still owes well more than $1 million to his victims.
Charge: Walnut Grove's police chief caught in underage sex sting

Charge: Walnut Grove's police chief caught in underage sex sting

Two others were arrested in an operation targeting solicitation of minors.
Mom says son was shot dead after St. Paul bar fist fight

Mom says son was shot dead after St. Paul bar fist fight

The mother said police told her that the fight began inside the bar and then moved outside.
Grammy-winning Christian rocker Chris Tomlin books Xcel for concert

Grammy-winning Christian rocker Chris Tomlin books Xcel for concert

The Texas singer-guitarist has won more than 20 Dove Awards and a Grammy.
14K still lack power after 'nasty' storm hits Twin Cities, other parts of state

14K still lack power after 'nasty' storm hits Twin Cities, other parts of state

Two injuries reported in St. Paul; many communities awash in hail; electricity was out for thousands.

Man holding gun found shot dead south of downtown Minneapolis; no arrests

Police said a caller to 911 reported that the man "was holding a handgun."

Man fatally shot sitting on Mpls. stoop is ID'd; was he intended target?

No arrests have been announced in the killing one early evening last week.
Minn. man on probation for one child beating now charged with murder in new case

Minn. man on probation for one child beating now charged with murder in new case

Blake Holmquist suffered severe brain injuries on May 11 and died last week.
Bemidji man admits killing girlfriend, kidnapping and raping 5-year-old girl

Bemidji man admits killing girlfriend, kidnapping and raping 5-year-old girl

Jacob Kinn set the woman's home ablaze before he fled with the girl to a camper out of town.
MPCA greatly expands air quality monitoring, now covers entire state

MPCA greatly expands air quality monitoring, now covers entire state

From Grand Portage to Marshall and many other locations, the state agency is applying the air quality index beyond the Twin Cities and Rochester.
Man admits fatally shooting one customer at Dollar Tree in Burnsville, wounding another

Man admits fatally shooting one customer at Dollar Tree in Burnsville, wounding another

The surviving victim was left paralyzed from the waist down.

Search on for 18-year-old officials believe drowned in Wright County river; ID released

A search Monday failed to find the young man; efforts resumed Tuesday.
Police: Boy, 3, fatally hit was let out of child care van across street from Mpls. home

Police: Boy, 3, fatally hit was let out of child care van across street from Mpls. home

A child-care van let him off across the street from his home, police said.

Suit: UPS barred Muslims workers from praying at Mendota Heights. facility and fired them

The global shipping company United Parcel Service and an Edina staffing agency are being sued for allegedly barring Muslim workers from fulfilling their prayer requirements…

2 killed in ATV crash in NW. Minn. are ID'd

Both were declared dead at the scene.
Woman killed in Mpls. hit-and-run was Minnesota Chorale singer

Woman killed in Mpls. hit-and-run was Minnesota Chorale singer

Krista Sandstrom was en route to a voice lesson; the other driver has a history of dangerous driving and did not have a valid license.
Andover couple fatally shot by adult son, who then kills self

Andover couple fatally shot by adult son, who then kills self

A concerned neighbor called police after noticing that the garbage had not been put out Monday and that there were no lights on in the house Tuesday.
Last Minnesotan in Scripps Spelling Bee just misses cut for finale

Last Minnesotan in Scripps Spelling Bee just misses cut for finale

The Rochester teen was one of six from the state at the national competition.

Brooklyn Park man convicted of killing fleeing man with sniper's shot to the back

The two had gotten in a fight moments earlier in a south Minneapolis apartment building.
One of 6 Minnesotans advances to finals of nationally telecast Scripps Spelling Bee

One of 6 Minnesotans advances to finals of nationally telecast Scripps Spelling Bee

Two rounds of finals will determine who is crowned the champion on Thursday night.
Ghanian woman walking to Canada found dead in Minn. near border

Ghanian woman walking to Canada found dead in Minn. near border

The body of a 57-year-old woman from Ghana was found just south of the Canadian border in northwestern Minnesota, and authorities suspect she died from exposure while trying to reunite with her daughter.
Guilty plea from shooter who killed man at North Shore resort's party

Guilty plea from shooter who killed man at North Shore resort's party

The victim was a 35-year-old man from Bloomington; gunman had a permit to carry at the time of the shooting.
Chipotle: 60-plus Minn. stores hit by payment card malware

Chipotle: 60-plus Minn. stores hit by payment card malware

The Chipotle fast-food chain has identified more than 60 of its outlets in Minnesota as being among hundreds nationwide where customers were exposed to potential fraud when paying with credit or debit cards for more than three weeks.
Mpls. taproom says it is first to win OK to allow dogs indoors

Mpls. taproom says it is first to win OK to allow dogs indoors

Lakes & Legends worked closely with regulators.

4 ATV crashes on same day in same Minn. county leave 1 dead, 6 injured

One of the victims is in critical condition; crashes occurred less than 11 hours apart on Saturday in Cass County.
Even where fun is No. 1, Saints tighten security in wake of Manchester attack

Even where fun is No. 1, Saints tighten security in wake of Manchester attack

Fans entering CHS Field are now being scanned with metal-detecting wands and are being asked to empty pockets.

ID'd: Suburban Chicago man found shot dead in car in north Minneapolis

The man was shot in one location and found blocks later on W. Broadway, police said.
Driver strikes MnDOT 'crash truck' protecting workers in Bloomington

Driver strikes MnDOT 'crash truck' protecting workers in Bloomington

Patrol said the motorist was under the influence of alcohol when he hit the truck along Hwy. 77.
BCA: Teen shot by Crystal police aimed pellet gun at officers

BCA: Teen shot by Crystal police aimed pellet gun at officers

A young man shot multiple times in a park by Crystal police Wednesday had a history of severe mental illness, according to his mother.

Sheriff IDs teen killed, other injured in small plane crash in NW. Wisconsin

A two-seater airplane crashed in a river in northwestern Wisconsin, killing one teenager aboard and seriously injuring another, authorities said.

Mpls. City Hall clock to chime Friday for upcoming anniversary of JFK's birth

A special bell program honoring JFK will ring as scheduled midday Friday.
Rosemount football coach announces DFL candidacy for Jason Lewis' seat

Rosemount football coach announces DFL candidacy for Jason Lewis' seat

Football leader is running as a DFLer, hoping to unseat U.S. Rep. Jason Lewis.

Annandale nursing home is faulted in patient's death

The Health Department cited the care center for neglect, pointing to policy shortcomings.
Crystal police officer shoots man wielding gun at Bassett Creek Park

Crystal police officer shoots man wielding gun at Bassett Creek Park

The man refused orders to drop his weapon, city officials said. His condition is not immediately known.
Businessman raised in Wisconsin puts up $1 million for tornado relief challenge grant

Businessman raised in Wisconsin puts up $1 million for tornado relief challenge grant

The initial damage estimate from the deadly tornado is put at $10 million. NWS said the twister traveled "an incredible 83 miles."
School bus driver jailed, suspected of being on drugs when she dropped kids in New Hope

School bus driver jailed, suspected of being on drugs when she dropped kids in New Hope

A witness called 911 and alerted authorities to the driver traveling "on the shoulder and erratically," according to the State Patrol.
Repeat offender reaches plea deal in Mpls. torture rape, avoids life without parole

Repeat offender reaches plea deal in Mpls. torture rape, avoids life without parole

However, the 37-year-old defendant could go from prison into confinement into the state's sex offender treatment program.
3 charged with chopping down tree near Faribault High that memorialized teen

3 charged with chopping down tree near Faribault High that memorialized teen

Three southern Minnesota men in their late teens have been charged with chopping down several trees near Faribault High School and the neighboring soccer complex,…
Eagan teacher collapses, dies during rugged North Shore race

Eagan teacher collapses, dies during rugged North Shore race

Eagan teacher Jon Mathson, 41, collapsed during the Superior Trail Race on the North Shore.
Happy birthday to the Minnesota driver's license lady

Happy birthday to the Minnesota driver's license lady

Gayle Elizabeth Sample, whose fresh-faced smile is among the most widely publicized visages in Minnesota, turned 59 Monday. For years, Sample's driver's license — albeit…
Probation is sentence for cutting tops off 2,700 trees in Minnesota forest for Christmas decorations

Probation is sentence for cutting tops off 2,700 trees in Minnesota forest for Christmas decorations

The 70-year-old defendant must also perform community service and make restitution for the damage he did.
'Extreme alcohol consumption' at Carleton tied to initiation; 13 suspended

'Extreme alcohol consumption' at Carleton tied to initiation; 13 suspended

School cited "extreme alcohol consumption" that "resulted in harm" in letter outlining punishment.
Topgolf about to tap into Twin Cities with glitzy, high-tech all-season center

Topgolf about to tap into Twin Cities with glitzy, high-tech all-season center

The Dallas- based company with locations around the country is slated to open in Brooklyn Center, where a Regal Cinemas theater now operates.
Chronic wasting disease confirmed in 4 deer at Meeker County farm

Chronic wasting disease confirmed in 4 deer at Meeker County farm

Site in Meeker County is under long quarantine and will be disinfected.

Unbelted minivan driver dies in crash near Fergus Falls

The vehicle went into the ditch and flipped onto its roof, authorities said.
MSU Mankato track and field standout killed in highway collision

MSU Mankato track and field standout killed in highway collision

Jeffrey DeCock, 22, a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference champion in the high jump, died in the crash Tuesday morning.
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