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Man, 19, shot dead near St. Cloud; suspect caught in North Dakota

Man, 19, shot dead near St. Cloud; suspect caught in North Dakota

Man, 20, arrested after he allegedly fled to Bismarck.
Passing motorist among 3 killed in crash on Minn. hwy.; her 1-year-old among the dead

Passing motorist among 3 killed in crash on Minn. hwy.; her 1-year-old among the dead

Driver had been cited for DWI, speeding and a revoked license.
Mother grieves in candid post about teen's deadly seizure at Edina dentist

Mother grieves in candid post about teen's deadly seizure at Edina dentist

Like "a captain jumping ship," the dentist left his teenage patient alone and waited in the hallway for paramedics, Diane Galleger wrote.
St. Paul house fire kills resident, leaves firefighter with burns

St. Paul house fire kills resident, leaves firefighter with burns

An elderly woman was discovered unconscious inside the home and taken to Regions Hospital.
Plymouth student studying music at Princeton earns prestigious U.K. scholarship

Plymouth student studying music at Princeton earns prestigious U.K. scholarship

Shruthi Rajasekar, a senior at Princeton, will study opera composition.
Mpls. apartment building collecting pets' DNA to catch poop-a-trators

Mpls. apartment building collecting pets' DNA to catch poop-a-trators

Apartment manager cracking down on careless canine owners.

Man gets caught in farm equipment and is killed in Isanti County

The incident occurred north of St. Francis, according to the Isanti County Sheriff's Office.
St. Paul restaurant worker struck by hit-and-run driver dies

St. Paul restaurant worker struck by hit-and-run driver dies

The driver who hit the bicyclist late at night near downtown remains on the loose.

Roseville police looking for driver who purposely hit woman in Uber parking lot

The victim said she didn't know the person who ran over her.

Edina fertility clinic hacked in ransomware attack

"There is no evidence that patient information was accessed, viewed or used," said an executive with Denver-based CCRM.
Man admits molesting woman he didn't know at Sally's Saloon near U

Man admits molesting woman he didn't know at Sally's Saloon near U

The Prior Lake man intends to plead guilty to the lesser of the two charges.
Killer of Minneapolis mechanic gets sentence of more than 30 years

Killer of Minneapolis mechanic gets sentence of more than 30 years

The victim was a mechanic who was well known in his North Side neighborhood.
Now teaching at the U, oral surgeon settles suit for $2M with family of dead teen

Now teaching at the U, oral surgeon settles suit for $2M with family of dead teen

Edina teen died after oral surgery; parents' suit claimed malpractice.
Deadly Minnesota bus crash survivor wins $100,000 scholarship at Big Ten title game

Deadly Minnesota bus crash survivor wins $100,000 scholarship at Big Ten title game

The college student said what doctors did for him many years ago has inspired him to pursue being a neurosurgeon.
Engine fails on Fargo-bound small plane, glides onto interstate

Engine fails on Fargo-bound small plane, glides onto interstate

The pilot was unhurt, and the plane suffered no damage.

Charge: Suspect makes good on vow from Minneapolis jail, kills man he stabbed days earlier

Police heard a recording of an ominous call from jail but not until after the man was shot execution-style, according to the prosecution.
Police release photos of SUV that hit bicyclist in St. Paul and sped away

Police release photos of SUV that hit bicyclist in St. Paul and sped away

The restaurant worker was hit late at night by a driver who ran a red light.
Guerrilla artist skewers Sen. Franken on Los Angeles billboard

Guerrilla artist skewers Sen. Franken on Los Angeles billboard

The conservative prankster changed up the Hollywood movie billboard near a Los Angeles freeway.

Wind-swept flames torch 2 mobile homes north of metro, leaving 1 person dead

One resident fled to safety and escaped without injury, authorities said.
2-year-old dies in St. Paul foster home; license suspended

2-year-old dies in St. Paul foster home; license suspended

The license holder declined to discuss the death or the action by regulators.
Plymouth joins other cities, bumps up minimum tobacco-buying age to 21

Plymouth joins other cities, bumps up minimum tobacco-buying age to 21

Four Twin Cities suburbs have now raised the minimum age.
Drug dealer pleads guilty to supplying Orono man with fatal overdose

Drug dealer pleads guilty to supplying Orono man with fatal overdose

The deal calls for about five years in prison for the repeat felon.
'Grinch and his pal' slash Christmas-themed blowups outside central Minn. home

'Grinch and his pal' slash Christmas-themed blowups outside central Minn. home

One of the Minion inflatables, standing 9 feet tall, "took a knife to the head," one of the residents said.
St. Paul restaurant worker struck by hit-and-run driver near death

St. Paul restaurant worker struck by hit-and-run driver near death

An SUV ran a red light, hit a bicyclist and fled scene.
Man killed on downtown Mpls. sidewalk 'never saw the bat coming'

Man killed on downtown Mpls. sidewalk 'never saw the bat coming'

A man who suffered a blow to the head from a baseball bat on a downtown Minneapolis sidewalk in mid-September and died is a homicide…
Final defendant in exotic car speeding pack on I-394 pleads guilty; nearly half beat the rap

Final defendant in exotic car speeding pack on I-394 pleads guilty; nearly half beat the rap

Seven of the 12 pleaded guilty to the spring afternoon cruise; five drivers won dismissals.
2 Minnesotans claim $1M Powerball winnings

2 Minnesotans claim $1M Powerball winnings

Lottery officials say they matched all but the Powerball number in their respective drawings.
Anoka man, ordered to stay away from girlfriend, convicted in her death

Anoka man, ordered to stay away from girlfriend, convicted in her death

The victim's parents had been her guardians since she became an adult years earlier.
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.
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