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Judge orders prison for Twin Cities exec who stole product plans from medical-device maker Lutonix

Christopher Barry, convicted of taking secrets from Lutonix to a start-up firm, was sentenced to a year and a day in prison and ordered to pay $533,842.
Dangerous toxic algae levels put Edina lake off limits to people, pets

Dangerous toxic algae levels put Edina lake off limits to people, pets

Citing dangerous levels of toxic algae, officials have issued a health warning for Lake Cornelia in Edina, saying people and animals should not come into…
Once snubbed, Parkettes finally land cheerleading gig at Vikings game

Once snubbed, Parkettes finally land cheerleading gig at Vikings game

The rift between team officials and alums of the Parkettes, which served as the Vikings cheerleading squad from 1964 to 1983, surfaced last summer.
Guilty plea by driver of Mich. firetruck that crashed on 35W, killing 2 firefighters

Guilty plea by driver of Mich. firetruck that crashed on 35W, killing 2 firefighters

The Upper Peninsula man admitted to being short on sleep and nodding off before losing control of his rig.

Motorcyclist, 65, dies in crash in NW. Minnesota

The rider was not wearing a helmet, according to the State Patrol.
Bicyclist fatally hit in Mpls. was U researcher, avid runner, volunteer

Bicyclist fatally hit in Mpls. was U researcher, avid runner, volunteer

She was on her way to a homeless shelter where she was a volunteer.
Armed man shot by south metro Verizon store clerk was on probation for theft

Armed man shot by south metro Verizon store clerk was on probation for theft

A second suspect remains on the run, police said. Another person was wounded during the late-morning gunfire.
South Minneapolis man admits killing neighbor with stab wound to the heart

South Minneapolis man admits killing neighbor with stab wound to the heart

The 29-year-old victim died on Thanksgiving Day.

Personal info revealed for thousands of east metro students in mass e-mail

Back-to-school e-mail in east metro errantly sent with private information.

South metro Verizon clerk trades gunfire, wounds robber

A second suspect got away in a minivan, police said.
Joe's Crab Shack in Roseville among many in U.S. now closed

Joe's Crab Shack in Roseville among many in U.S. now closed

Parent company is in the midst of bankruptcy proceedings.
Ex-radio host Dubay charged with punching, knocking out woman's tooth

Ex-radio host Dubay charged with punching, knocking out woman's tooth

The former sports talk personality went on Facebook and said he is being "wrongfully accused."

Charge: Man curses Somalis in Willmar, throws pig's foot at them

The man denies much of what is being alleged, voices frustrations with immigrants.

Fall down elevator shaft kills Superior hotel maintenance worker

The elevator in the 92-year-old hotel had been malfunctioning.
No charges against Coon Rapids officer who shot fleeing gunman

No charges against Coon Rapids officer who shot fleeing gunman

The officer had reason to believe the suspect would have shot at him, according to prosecutors.
2 exotic car drivers among those roaring along I-394 plead guilty to lowest charge

2 exotic car drivers among those roaring along I-394 plead guilty to lowest charge

Six have now pleaded guilty, five won dismissals and one case remains pending.

Man killed when his unoccupied car rolls over him in Wright County

The 64-year-old was hit while retrieving groceries from his car on the sloped driveway.
Drunk, speeding driver who killed S. Minnesota teen gets four years

Drunk, speeding driver who killed S. Minnesota teen gets four years

The woman was passing other vehicles at the time of the collision.
Fargo father publicly disowns son over white nationalists rally

Fargo father publicly disowns son over white nationalists rally

"I, along with all of his siblings and his entire family, wish to loudly repudiate my son's vile, hateful and racist rhetoric and actions," the father wrote in an online letter to the Fargo newspaper.
Minnesota border agents seize 36,000 counterfeit toy planes

Minnesota border agents seize 36,000 counterfeit toy planes

The shipment, which originated in China, would have sold for $575,000-plus had it hit the retail market.
Prison for driver on Ambien when she fatally hit woman on foot in Duluth

Prison for driver on Ambien when she fatally hit woman on foot in Duluth

Nurse fatally pinned a pedestrian in Duluth, admitted using Ambien.
Shooter in ambush murder of Minnetonka teen gets 30-year sentence

Shooter in ambush murder of Minnetonka teen gets 30-year sentence

A term of 30 years is the sentence for one of four people charged in the shooting death of a Minnetonka High School student in…
U.S. judge in Minneapolis orders alleged 'cybersquatters' to pull LeMond materials

U.S. judge in Minneapolis orders alleged 'cybersquatters' to pull LeMond materials

Preliminary injunction points to cycling legend's "likelihood of success" in his $6.6M suit.
Minneapolis' latest homicide victim was 28-year-old man

Minneapolis' latest homicide victim was 28-year-old man

Police have not made an arrest in the killing Sunday evening.

Wis. patrol: St. Paul man going nearly 100, with 3 kids in vehicle and drunk

He was stopped about 7:30 a.m. near Baldwin in St. Croix County.

Cow, calf grazing in Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge shot dead; no arrests made

"The cows appeared to have been deceased for several days," according to the Sheriff's Office.

Iron Range man drowns trying to save dog in mine pit

The man still had a pulse when pulled from water, but he died later that evening.
Minn. parents fear charred remains in Mo. are missing teen daughter

Minn. parents fear charred remains in Mo. are missing teen daughter

The girl left last year to live with her biological mother, who acknowledges being a suspect.
12 years for shooter who killed man at North Shore resort's Christmas party

12 years for shooter who killed man at North Shore resort's Christmas party

The altercation occurred just as a Christmas party was breaking up at the popular Bluefin Bay Resort.

Prison for Twin Cities boss who drained workers' 401(k) funds for upper-class comforts

The defendant used the $750,000 to pay for his daughter's tuition, country club dues and to prop up his business.
Dramatic video captures suicidal woman's rescue from St. Paul bridge

Dramatic video captures suicidal woman's rescue from St. Paul bridge

With crucial help from two police officers, a district fire chief bear hugs the woman and pulls her to safety.
Charge: After moving in to help aunt in West St. Paul after surgery, niece kills her

Charge: After moving in to help aunt in West St. Paul after surgery, niece kills her

The defendant admitted to the killing, according to prosecutors.
Public service set for receptionist killed in Minnehaha Academy blast

Public service set for receptionist killed in Minnehaha Academy blast

The gathering is scheduled for Sunday at the lower school, her fiancé said.
Charge: Driver's BAC was 0.266 when going wrong way, killing bride-to-be

Charge: Driver's BAC was 0.266 when going wrong way, killing bride-to-be

The victim, an Iowa attorney. was heading home from the Bruno Mars concert in the Twin Cities.

Maple Grove care facility blamed in resident's fatal fall linked to faulty door

The woman and her wheelchair tumbled down the stairway steps behind the door with a faulty lock, according to a Minnesota Health Department investigation.
Convicted pedophile on the run from Minnesota caught in Texas

Convicted pedophile on the run from Minnesota caught in Texas

The Level 3 sex offender was caught in southern Texas, near the Rio Grande.

St. Paul rape case dismissed over woman's 'medical limitations'

The prosecutor said the accuser was unable to testify because of "medical limitations."
Charges: 11-month-old died in Tower house fire when uncle left boy alone to get drugs

Charges: 11-month-old died in Tower house fire when uncle left boy alone to get drugs

A Hibbing man is accused of manslaughter, other crimes in baby's death.
Gas leak near U results in evacuations, shutdown

Gas leak near U results in evacuations, shutdown

A bulldozer hit and ruptured a natural gas line Monday afternoon just east of the University of Minnesota, causing evacuations and transit headaches.
Wrong-way SUV driver near Northfield kills bride-to-be in car

Wrong-way SUV driver near Northfield kills bride-to-be in car

Alcohol use by the man driving the Lincoln Navigator is cited by the patrol as a factor in the crash.
Minnetonka police call fatal shooting at storage facility self-defense; no charges filed

Minnetonka police call fatal shooting at storage facility self-defense; no charges filed

Police summary backs James LaCount's self-defense claim. He says he'd "probably be dead now" if not for his gun.

SUV busts through side of Walmart in Grand Forks; 2 customers hurt

The crash occurred midafternoon Friday, police said.
Work to move gas meter is focus after deadly blast at Minnehaha Academy

Work to move gas meter is focus after deadly blast at Minnehaha Academy

Fire officials are looking at whether workers turned off gas inside the building, rather than the street, ahead of the explosion at Minnehaha Academy. School officials said classes won't start until Sept. 5.
Riot charges dropped against Philando Castile's cousin in I-94 protest

Riot charges dropped against Philando Castile's cousin in I-94 protest

Louis B. Hunter had been charged with throwing objects at law enforcement.
Hours after gas explosion at Minnehaha Academy, second body is found

Hours after gas explosion at Minnehaha Academy, second body is found

The discovery came hours after the explosion at the academy's upper school. Two died in the blast; nine were injured and went to HCMC. They were remembered at a prayer service.
Minnehaha Academy workers killed in blast remembered as warm, enthusiastic

Minnehaha Academy workers killed in blast remembered as warm, enthusiastic

Receptionist Ruth Berg was engaged to be married. Custodian John Carlson was a well-loved alumnus.

Man found fatally stabbed in South St. Paul; hunt on for 3 suspects who fled

The killing occurred overnight; the suspects drove from the scene.

Dog tethered to anchor found dead floating on lake near Willmar

Authorities have yet to determine the animal's owner or who might be responsible for the animal's fate.

Woman stabbed during downtown Minneapolis ramp robbery dies

Charges against the defendant were upgraded to second-degree murder.
Prosecutors won't charge Minnetonka man in fatal storage facility shooting

Prosecutors won't charge Minnetonka man in fatal storage facility shooting

Hennepin County attorney's office determined the gunman acted in self-defense but won't elaborate on the decision not to charge.

Arboretum in Carver County reopens after getting all-clear from officers

The man was spotted multiple times on the grounds during the morning, according to the Sheriff's Office.
Suspect in ramp killing charged in U robbery, making couple strip

Suspect in ramp killing charged in U robbery, making couple strip

Police say the 44-year-old defendant also carried out two additional "recent" robberies.
Woman killed in Mendota Heights was 'kindest soul'

Woman killed in Mendota Heights was 'kindest soul'

Beverly Cory, 48, was shot by a robber fleeing police.

ATV operator dies in crash near Little Falls; he was not wearing helmet

The wreck occurred early Sunday evening, according to the Morrison County Sheriff's Office.
Police: Rift during wizard card game prompts St. Cloud man to stab other in neck 7 times

Police: Rift during wizard card game prompts St. Cloud man to stab other in neck 7 times

The suspect also hit his rival in the face with a rubber mallet, police said.

Man fatally pinned under ATV near Dassel

The vehicle rolled into a ditch, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Authorities ID man fatally shot in head, left in north Minneapolis alley

No arrests have been made in the Friday night killing.

Authorities nab central Minn. murder suspect who fled after allegedly stabbing woman

The man fled the scene and was captured late the next morning.
Well-known Minneapolis restaurants adding surcharge to cover staff health care

Well-known Minneapolis restaurants adding surcharge to cover staff health care

Owner of Barbette, Bryant Lake Bowl and other locales said she opted for surcharge, rather than "raising prices here and there" on menu items.
'Humble and sweet' Frampton calls Twin Cities fan, apologizes for meltdown

'Humble and sweet' Frampton calls Twin Cities fan, apologizes for meltdown

Classic rocker also arranges to give longtime fan that autograph she was pursuing.
New plaza in the works for Lake Calhoun/Bde Maka Ska

New plaza in the works for Lake Calhoun/Bde Maka Ska

Construction is expected to begin in the fall, according to the Park Board.
After month, state announces predatory pedophile is unaccounted for

After month, state announces predatory pedophile is unaccounted for

Jonah Hawkins has sexually assaulted children, according to his criminal history. He hasn't been seen in a month.
$200,000 in bookkeeping thievery earns Mound woman a year in jail

$200,000 in bookkeeping thievery earns Mound woman a year in jail

Most of the money was stolen from a north metro community college foundation.
Coroner: It was the fire that killed woman in her Minneapolis garage

Coroner: It was the fire that killed woman in her Minneapolis garage

The Fire Department had said earlier that the blaze Saturday was not what killed Margaret Coleman.
'Justice for Justine' event offers police-reform ideas

'Justice for Justine' event offers police-reform ideas

Also, a search warrant application says someone hit or slapped the police car shortly before Justine Damond was shot.
Minnesota woman hospitalized after falling into St. Croix River has died

Minnesota woman hospitalized after falling into St. Croix River has died

Staci M. Meehan, 40, of Balaton, had been camping on an island on the Wisconsin side of the river.

180-day sentence for man who raped vulnerable Minneapolis teen

The 19-year-old defendant pleaded guilty to assaulting the girl, who had an IQ of 57 at the time of the attack.
Fan who prompted Peter Frampton's Treasure Island meltdown laments her role

Fan who prompted Peter Frampton's Treasure Island meltdown laments her role

She said she was using the album cover as a fan when the cameraman put her image on the big screens, much to the rocker's dismay.
Frampton apologizes for meltdown that halted Treasure Island rock concert

Frampton apologizes for meltdown that halted Treasure Island rock concert

"Things beyond my control changed," the British rocker explained on Twitter.

North Minneapolis garage catches fire; woman found dead inside

"The death was not a result of the fire, and foul play is not ... suspected," a fire official said.
Remains ID'd just months ago, Minnesotan killed at Pearl Harbor heads home

Remains ID'd just months ago, Minnesotan killed at Pearl Harbor heads home

Elmer Kerestes' remains will be escorted home to the Holdingford area.
Cecil the lion offspring killed in hunt; researcher says it 'was legal'

Cecil the lion offspring killed in hunt; researcher says it 'was legal'

The death comes a little more than two years after a Bloomington dentist killed Cecil, sparking global outrage.
Graphic body cam video shows officer shooting dogs in Minneapolis yard

Graphic body cam video shows officer shooting dogs in Minneapolis yard

The officer's video is the first public viewing of the entire encounter that left the two animals with serious wounds.
Couple robbed at knifepoint at U bus stop, ordered to strip

Couple robbed at knifepoint at U bus stop, ordered to strip

The suspect in the late-night crime remains at large.
2 sentenced for aiding man who shot BLM protesters at 4th Precinct

2 sentenced for aiding man who shot BLM protesters at 4th Precinct

One will serve time in the workhouse, the other on house arrest.
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