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Blizzard for southern Minn.; more snow in store for Twin Cities

Blizzard for southern Minn.; more snow in store for Twin Cities

The metro could get 2 inches through Monday morning.

Second conviction won in bloody jewel stickup of Roseville pawnshop

The suspects were accused of stealing $58K in jewels and shooting the cashier.

Many mistakes led to man being run over on 35W trying to remove recliner

An SUV hit him and his car as he tried to get the chair out of the way, seriously injuring him.

Driver who crossed into oncoming traffic dies after north metro wreck

Police said weather played a role in the motorist entering opposite lanes on Hwy. 610.

Charges: Suicidal driver killed Bloomington plow worker

An SUV driver on a death wish swigged vodka from a bottle and went on an erratic and intoxicated speeding frenzy before hitting a city snowplow in Bloomington, killing a city employee, according to charges.
Toddler dies in Anoka Co. day care; state quickly suspends license

Toddler dies in Anoka Co. day care; state quickly suspends license

State quickly suspended Circle Pines provider's license.
Woman killed crossing Hennepin had left work early because of snow

Woman killed crossing Hennepin had left work early because of snow

Rachel David and her co-workers had been let out of work early because of the snowstorm.

U.S. lawyers have 'very alarming' alcohol problem, study finds

The rate of problem drinking among lawyers is three times higher than for the adult population as a whole, the study of 15,000 lawyers found.
Musher grabs his 4th Beargrease title with late surge to finish line

Musher grabs his 4th Beargrease title with late surge to finish line

Nathan Schroeder, 38, was introduced to mushing at age 12, when he was given a ride at an elementary school. He was rookie of the year in the Iditarod in 2014, when he finished 17th. He came in 24th last year.
Overnight fire erupts, leaving stretch of downtown Madelia in ruins

Overnight fire erupts, leaving stretch of downtown Madelia in ruins

Fire erupted and raced through adjoining businesses along a small south-central Minnesota town's Main Street, leaving a large stretch of the block in ruins, a witness and city official said.

Woman convicted in Minneapolis strip club murder

Club owner said the shooter used her gender to sneak gun past security before shooting victim in the head.
Movie rights sold for story of Zach Sobiech, the dying teen who wrote 'Clouds'

Movie rights sold for story of Zach Sobiech, the dying teen who wrote 'Clouds'

His mother's book, "Fly a Little Higher," will be the basis for Hollywood's movie version of the life and death of Zach Sobiech, whose singing performance has been watched millions of times online.
Forecast nudges up: Twin Cities could see 4-8 inches today

Forecast nudges up: Twin Cities could see 4-8 inches today

Rochester and Austin public schools announced that they would be closed Tuesday.
Minnesota leaders' full-page ad decries bigotry toward Muslims

Minnesota leaders' full-page ad decries bigotry toward Muslims

From across a broad spectrum, hate messages declared "un-Minnesotan."
Craft brewery to fill space where Last Place on Earth had operated

Craft brewery to fill space where Last Place on Earth had operated

A more legitimate mind-altering substance will soon be sold at a certain notorious downtown Duluth address.

Crash kills Bloomington worker on snow-removal duty

Employee was in the truck when an SUV hit it along American Boulevard.

Murder-suicide claims City Council member in small-town Minnesota

The woman killed by her husband in what is being called a murder-suicide in their home near Mankato was on her town’s City Council at…

Prison for repeat drunk driver who killed mom of 3 in Dakota County

Nicholas Indehar was speeding, had no license when he crashed into a minivan driven by a mother of three.
SE Minnesota in line for 8-12 inches of snow, blizzard-like conditions

SE Minnesota in line for 8-12 inches of snow, blizzard-like conditions

Twin Cities may see 2 to 4 inches come Tuesday, but NWS is less certain of that forecast.

Workhouse for Metro Transit driver who exposed himself to teen, pleaded for sex

He offered the 16-year-old, who was pregnant, $100 and a cellphone. She refused to comply and was let go.
St. Paul school pulls plug on marking holidays like Valentine's, Christmas

St. Paul school pulls plug on marking holidays like Valentine's, Christmas

Valentine's Day is the first that will pass without notice at Bruce Vento Elementary.

ID'd: Man found fatally shot in car in north Minneapolis

Authorities on Thursday identified the man who was found shot to death in a car in a north Minneapolis neighborhood. Darnell L. Wilkes, 25, of…
Minn. mom sues after her teen is denied coverage for gender reassignment

Minn. mom sues after her teen is denied coverage for gender reassignment

A northwestern Minnesota woman is suing her employer and medical insurance provider, alleging that her teenager was denied coverage for medication and surgery to help him transition from a female to a male.
Minnesota train derailment sends 6 cars into Mississippi

Minnesota train derailment sends 6 cars into Mississippi

No cars in the water have leaked their cargo. One car on land lost a "very small amount" of a material classified as dangerous, a rail spokesman said.
Search on for new leader of grant-issuing Metropolitan Regional Arts Council

Search on for new leader of grant-issuing Metropolitan Regional Arts Council

Jeff Prauer has stepped down as head of the council, a post he has held since 2008.
Edina High School team earns trip to National Science Bowl

Edina High School team earns trip to National Science Bowl

The Edina team was one of two from that school in a field of 32 that competed at Macalester College.

Pickup driver killed in Anoka County crash ID'd as father of 3

The truck went off the road and hit a tree in Ramsey, authorities said.
Frostbite, dead batteries pop up as temps dive in Twin Cities

Frostbite, dead batteries pop up as temps dive in Twin Cities

Windchill readings of 25 below to 35 below are forecast for all of central and southern Minnesota under an advisory that is expected to run until noon.
Winona State student, a National Guard medic, is fatally hit by train

Winona State student, a National Guard medic, is fatally hit by train

A college student and Army National Guard medic fell on railroad tracks and was fatally struck by a freight train early Sunday in Winona, authorities…

Woman dies in collision with semi southwest of Willmar

Dead at the scene was a 47-year-old woman from Renville, Minn., driving the car, the patrol said.

'I just got hit by a train': Minn. snowplow driver recalls collision

"If I had been 4 feet further across the tracks, I don't think I would have survived," he said.
Mom of Mpls. student charged with attacking principal says daughter was 'provoked'

Mom of Mpls. student charged with attacking principal says daughter was 'provoked'

Educator says there's video of incident in which teen punched her in face.

Woman's body removed from Crystal home; police say death is suspicious

Two others were brought out of the house. Neighbor said woman was to be her future sister-in-law.
101-year-old St. Paul man puts winter in its place, shoveling neighbor's walk

101-year-old St. Paul man puts winter in its place, shoveling neighbor's walk

St. Paul man was helping out neighbor who is away.

Tow truck driver leaps to avoid oncoming car on I-94, is hit by others

Trevor Allison, 38, of St. Paul, was in serious condition at Hennepin County Medical Center, according to a hospital spokeswoman.
Minn. lunch ladies fall just shy of Powerball immortality

Minn. lunch ladies fall just shy of Powerball immortality

The 16 lunch ladies at Buffalo High School pooled their dreams and on Saturday they won a far smaller, but nothing-to-sneeze-at, Powerball consolation prize: $50,000.
Charges: Student in Mpls. charged with assault on principal

Charges: Student in Mpls. charged with assault on principal

The incident was one of several involving students assaulting staff in Minneapolis in since November.
Country star Luke Bryan is first act announced for US Bank Stadium

Country star Luke Bryan is first act announced for US Bank Stadium

US Bank Stadium announced Wednesday its first musical event once it opens for business this summer, booking country star Luke Bryan on Aug. 19.

Gunman robs bar patrons near U; bartender flees with cash drawer

Police made two arrests after holdup at Sporty's.
Burnsville mom recalls saving daughter despite stab wounds by ex

Burnsville mom recalls saving daughter despite stab wounds by ex

The wounded woman got up off the floor and came to her teenage daughter's rescue. Jury convicts 38-year-old man of numerous felonies.

Police: Duluth man's threat forces flight to Anchorage to land in Canada

He was arrested after a flight to Alaska was diverted to Vancouver.

Charge: Mpls. driver was very drunk when she fatally hit motorcyclist

A St. Paul woman was extremely drunk when she turned her car into the path of a motorcycle, fatally colliding with the rider on a…
Charges: Suspect was high when he robbed Rochester bank twice in two days

Charges: Suspect was high when he robbed Rochester bank twice in two days

A TV camera captured the man during his second heist in Rochester.
At the stadium: 'No such thing as bad weather. Only inappropriate clothing'

At the stadium: 'No such thing as bad weather. Only inappropriate clothing'

Kara Buckner of St. Louis Park wore two pairs of long underwear, two pairs of snow pants, six layers on top, ski goggles and mukluks she'd had overnighted to her.
Hermantown nurse's heroin overdose prompts murder charge against dealer

Hermantown nurse's heroin overdose prompts murder charge against dealer

Duluth woman reportedly sold laced heroin to nurse, 62, who died in 2014.
Red Wing nurse's aide took ring off resident's finger, then pawned it

Red Wing nurse's aide took ring off resident's finger, then pawned it

Police say the aide took the $4,000 ring to the pawnshop while on her lunchbreak
4th assault of a staffer in Mpls. alternative schools surfaces

4th assault of a staffer in Mpls. alternative schools surfaces

One involved the principal suffering injuries at a North Side alternative high school.
3-vehicle wreck north of Twin Cities kills driver, has another jailed

3-vehicle wreck north of Twin Cities kills driver, has another jailed

A pickup truck driver crossed into the wrong lane on a highway north of the Twin Cities and collided with two vehicles, killing one of…
Alcohol a factor in fatal fall of HCMC doctor found along I-94

Alcohol a factor in fatal fall of HCMC doctor found along I-94

A prominent doctor found dead a month ago along a downtown Minneapolis freeway apparently fell to his death in what authorities Thursday are calling an accident with alcohol playing a role.

Savage police: Off-duty Mpls. cop accused of DWI was driving erratically

The officer's pickup crossed the centerline and quickly moved toward the other side of the lane.
Charge: Woman killed father in St. Cloud home, fled to Kentucky

Charge: Woman killed father in St. Cloud home, fled to Kentucky

Police have yet to reveal why they believe the death is suspicious or what the woman's connection to the case may be.
2 Mpls. officers sent to hospital after brawling with MMA fighter

2 Mpls. officers sent to hospital after brawling with MMA fighter

The mixed-martial-arts fighter punched the officers in the head before a second shot from a Taser subdued him, according to the criminal complaint.
1 burned as flames engulf N. Mpls. auto body shop on residential corner

1 burned as flames engulf N. Mpls. auto body shop on residential corner

The flames had the roof of the two-stall shop fully ablaze, and clouds of gray smoke drew many onlookers.
DNA clears Twin Cities man in teen rape case; new suspect charged

DNA clears Twin Cities man in teen rape case; new suspect charged

Test results lead to the arrest and charging of a different man; the victim erred during a police photo lineup.
Police suspect abuse of Minneapolis tot clinging to life with severe injuries

Police suspect abuse of Minneapolis tot clinging to life with severe injuries

The child's aunt said the girl has injuries to her brain, broken bones and eyes are swollen shut.

U.S. senators bet state favorites on Vikings-Seahawks game

The forecast for the outdoor game Sunday calls for a high below zero, and that doesn't factor in the windchill.

Body spotted near Mississippi River under bridge near the U

Passersby alerted police to their late-morning discovery.
Mpls. woman charged in fatal hit-and-run driving alone on learner's permit

Mpls. woman charged in fatal hit-and-run driving alone on learner's permit

Prosecutors say the woman was making a New Year's Eve liquor run when she struck her victim, who was crossing in the middle of the street toward a waiting cab.

Wrong-way driver crashes in St. Paul, found dead after leaping guardrail

A driver heading the wrong way on a divided St. Paul highway collided with another vehicle, fled the scene on foot and was found dead many hours later after jumping over a guardrail and falling, authorities said.
St. Cloud toddler's death from injury was homicide

St. Cloud toddler's death from injury was homicide

The boy suffered "multiple blows" leading to his death, according to the medical examiner; no arrests have been made.
BMW left running in Edina driveway is stolen, leading to 10-mile chase

BMW left running in Edina driveway is stolen, leading to 10-mile chase

The pursuit ended with the car crashing into a wall in north Minneapolis.
From center-ice seat, Gophers hockey fan Garrison Keillor pines for old days

From center-ice seat, Gophers hockey fan Garrison Keillor pines for old days

"A Prairie Home Companion" host uses time off to watch his Maroon & Gold at Mariucci Arena.
Arrest made, vehicle recovered in fatal N. Mpls. hit-and-run

Arrest made, vehicle recovered in fatal N. Mpls. hit-and-run

Police say tips were helpful in cracking the case after the woman died at 39th and Lyndale avenues N. on New Year's Eve.
Ragnar sheds horned helmet for cheesehead hat, chants 'Go Pack'

Ragnar sheds horned helmet for cheesehead hat, chants 'Go Pack'

The ousted mascot's allegiance reversal on the day of the Vikings-Packers showdown aired on national TV; Fox commentator and ex-Viking Randy Moss was not pleased.

New Year's lottery drawing yields 2 millionaires in Minnesota

Holders of two lottery tickets are this year’s newest millionaires — minus taxes, of course. The game is Minnesota Millionaire Raffle, and the $1 million…
Donor to largest Minn. church, in Lino Lakes, puts a bow on $17M gift

Donor to largest Minn. church, in Lino Lakes, puts a bow on $17M gift

The final installment allows the state's largest church to pay off its loan for Lino Lakes location.

Ex-Maple Grove coach admits sexual contact with one of her players

Woman faces sentencing in March on charges involving a teenage girl.

Collision of pickups in southeastern Minnesota leaves 1 dead, 4 injured

The crash occurred about 20 miles east of Rochester; one of the pickups ran a stop sign, authorities said.
No charges against Richfield cop seen on video slapping Somali teen

No charges against Richfield cop seen on video slapping Somali teen

The family of the young Somali struck by the officer plans to sue the Richfield Police Department.
DNR: No charges from deer herding allegation near Dr. Palmer's land

DNR: No charges from deer herding allegation near Dr. Palmer's land

The agency said witnesses couldn't ID who might have been involved and that Palmer and others associated with the land chose not to assist the DNR.
Snow emergencies around Twin Cities follow the first big snow

Snow emergencies around Twin Cities follow the first big snow

By the time the storm let up Tuesday afternoon, depths varied across the metro area and were generally higher to the south, where half-foot totals were common.

Car goes over Stillwater bluffs in crash that kills 65-year-old driver

Three people walking along a trail alerted police to the crash.
Charges: After 24 beers, sleeping dad suffocates baby in S. Minn.

Charges: After 24 beers, sleeping dad suffocates baby in S. Minn.

The father is charged with manslaughter and child endangerment in the death of his 8-week-old son.
Onetime U student charged with rapes at frat, his apartment

Onetime U student charged with rapes at frat, his apartment

A former University of Minnesota student is charged with raping two young women soon after meeting them at college parties on back-to-back weekends. Daniel Drill-Mellum,…
494 eastbound reopens after accident; 1-2" more expected

494 eastbound reopens after accident; 1-2" more expected

Crashes and spin outs on icy, snow-covered roads are making for a long and difficult commute in the Twin Cities area, which has received 3-6 inches of snow so far.
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