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Vehicle hits and kills 200-pound bear in Twin Cities suburb

Vehicle hits and kills 200-pound bear in Twin Cities suburb

The driver has yet to be located, police in Corcoran said Monday.
DNR estimates surge in wolf population in Minnesota

DNR estimates surge in wolf population in Minnesota

The number of wolves in northeast Minnesota jumped 25 percent in the past year, most likely because deer, their favorite prey, saw a similar increase…

Roseville police chasing 'active leads' in shooting death; victim ID'd

The victim was found shot on the grass next to an apartment complex; no arrests have been made.

Husband arrested after wife found dead in south Minneapolis home

Police have yet to say how the woman was killed or what led to her death.
Man admits fatally choking girlfriend's brother in her New Brighton home

Man admits fatally choking girlfriend's brother in her New Brighton home

The attack continued until police were at the door.

12 days in jail for caregiver who taunted Lino Lakes patient, threatened to burn her

The case relied heavily on cellphone video that revealed the abuse.
Man dies during diving excursion near Split Rock Lighthouse

Man dies during diving excursion near Split Rock Lighthouse

He and others were in Lake Superior near a shipwreck site that is popular with divers.

Man from north of Twin Cities dies in S.D. crash; no seat belt worn

The rollover occurred late Saturday morning in southwestern South Dakota.

Motorist suspected of DWI hits Amish buggy in NW Minn.; rider killed

After-dark crash kills Amish woman, injures her brother.
Jesse Ventura questions need for national anthem at games

Jesse Ventura questions need for national anthem at games

The former Minnesota governor weighs in after being prodded by a tweet from President Trump.
Missing insulin-dependent Crystal woman, 88, is located

Missing insulin-dependent Crystal woman, 88, is located

Police wanted calls to 911 from anyone with information about the woman's whereabouts.
No jail for ex-Champlin Park High coach who sexually assaulted boy, 13

No jail for ex-Champlin Park High coach who sexually assaulted boy, 13

The felony conviction would also be dismissed if she abides by probation requirements.

Brooklyn Park man charged in rapes 3 weeks apart turns himself in

The 22-year-old suspect walked into Brooklyn Center police HQ and surrendered.
Most crimes in Minnesota go unreported, state survey reveals

Most crimes in Minnesota go unreported, state survey reveals

Bank and credit card fraud is very common but rarely is reported, the findings from the 2016 showed.
Boat driver suspected of being drunk when passenger thrown to his death in Voyageurs

Boat driver suspected of being drunk when passenger thrown to his death in Voyageurs

The boat hit a wake, sending the victim overboard, according to the Sheriff's Office.
Topgolf closes Twin Cities land deal for glitzy, high-tech all-season center

Topgolf closes Twin Cities land deal for glitzy, high-tech all-season center

The site of a Regal Cinema theater in Brooklyn Center will be turned into a glitzy, high-tech all-season golf center that's expected to open next year and employ several hundred people.
Plea deal sheds murder charge against Minneapolis drug seller whose buyer overdosed

Plea deal sheds murder charge against Minneapolis drug seller whose buyer overdosed

The sentence calls for a year in the workhouse and five years' probation.
Man charged with groping U student on street suspected of similar incidents

Man charged with groping U student on street suspected of similar incidents

The suspect, still at large, has been showing signs of "escalating nonconsensual behavior," according to the criminal complaint.
Aspiring Minneapolis rapper dies 1 day after his birthday; no arrests

Aspiring Minneapolis rapper dies 1 day after his birthday; no arrests

A woman also was shot and survived the gunfire from last week in south Minneapolis.
Crystal police view viral video of 'unprovoked attack' on disabled teen; arrest made

Crystal police view viral video of 'unprovoked attack' on disabled teen; arrest made

The slapping and kicking of the victim occurred outside Target store.

Charges say Brooklyn Park man raped women 3 weeks apart, has yet to turn himself in

Police said attacks took place three weeks apart; suspect remains at large.
25-year term for gunman who killed man sitting in car in state park near Albert Lea

25-year term for gunman who killed man sitting in car in state park near Albert Lea

The shooter's wife and their baby daughter were at the scene when the killing occurred.
80-year-old missing all night from S. Minnesota care center is found alive

80-year-old missing all night from S. Minnesota care center is found alive

He was located in Kenyon midafternoon Sunday and was receiving medical attention.
State Fair fast out of gate locking up its first grandstand act for 2018

State Fair fast out of gate locking up its first grandstand act for 2018

Former member of One Direction will take the stage on the opening night of next year's fair.
NAACP laments wounded St. Kate's security officer lying about black gunman

NAACP laments wounded St. Kate's security officer lying about black gunman

NAACP says officer's false shooter story is rooted in years of racism in U.S.
Ex-NHLer from Twin Cities, part of concussion suit, has died at 53

Ex-NHLer from Twin Cities, part of concussion suit, has died at 53

The longtime partner of Jeff Parker, who skated in high school for White Bear Lake, said his brain will be examined for evidence of damage.
Man dies after suspected drunken driver hits building

Man dies after suspected drunken driver hits building

Several other people also were injured when a suspected drunken driver crashed a pickup through a wall and traveled 30 to 40 feet inside a building on the northwest edge of the Twin Cities.

Twins switch to Carmichael Lynch as marketing partner

The change ends the team's partnership with Minneapolis-based Periscope.
Woman whose outburst forced airliner to return to MSP gets probation

Woman whose outburst forced airliner to return to MSP gets probation

The plane returned to MSP 75 minutes after it left.

Sibley County driver killed when pickup hits building

The vehicle veered across a highway before crashing, authorities said.
Charges: Suspected drunken driver rams into Zimmerman business; 2 critically hurt

Charges: Suspected drunken driver rams into Zimmerman business; 2 critically hurt

The pickup truck's driver has two drunken-driving convictions on his record.

Driver possibly suffered seizure before fatally hitting St. Louis Park apartment building

The damage to the Excelsior Boulevard apartment left it uninhabitable, police said.
Wayzata officer killed on Hwy. 12 served with dignity, pride, wife says

Wayzata officer killed on Hwy. 12 served with dignity, pride, wife says

Bail of $500,000 is requested for the motorist charged with striking and killing a Wayzata police officer with her vehicle last week, as his family and chief mourn the beloved officer.
Benilde, St. John's U grad blasts into space

Benilde, St. John's U grad blasts into space

Astronaut Mark Vande Hei reached the International Space Station, which he will call home for nearly 6 months.
BCA finishes Damond probe, presents case to prosecutor

BCA finishes Damond probe, presents case to prosecutor

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman has said he anticipates making a decision by the end of the year.
Charges: Driver who fatally hit Wayzata cop was on phone, drugs

Charges: Driver who fatally hit Wayzata cop was on phone, drugs

"What have I done?" said the driver, according to a motorist who stopped at the scene.

Police: Rift over drugs set stage for driver running over 6 in Mankato

The suspect fled but was quickly captured south of Mankato.

Repeat felon suspected in Mpls. shooting death of man found in crashed vehicle

The suspect has a lengthy criminal history that includes several convictions for burglary.

Freight train fatally hits Minnesota driver in North Dakota, drags his truck for a mile

The pickup driver was dead at the scene. His identity has yet to be released.
Year in workhouse for driver who was high when she killed noted Mpls. poet

Year in workhouse for driver who was high when she killed noted Mpls. poet

An Indiana driver who was high on cocaine when she caused a collision that killed a community advocate and artist was sentence to a year in the Hennepin County workhouse.
ID'd: Woman killed in 6-vehicle crash on Hwy. 169

ID'd: Woman killed in 6-vehicle crash on Hwy. 169

The semi hit one vehicle, kept going and hit another, the patrol said.

Lino Lakes caregiver pleads guilty to threatening to set client on fire

A second caregiver also has been charged.
Police: Alexandria teen was held for weeks, sexually assaulted before she swam to freedom

Police: Alexandria teen was held for weeks, sexually assaulted before she swam to freedom

Three men who are under arrest have yet to be charged.

At least eight die in Minn. motorcycle crashes, with latest closing Hwy. 55 near Rosemount

Two of the fatalities involved motorcyclists fleeing Twin Cities law enforcement.
Charges: Dueling Mpls. drivers rammed each other before fatal crash with 3rd car

Charges: Dueling Mpls. drivers rammed each other before fatal crash with 3rd car

One of the speeding cars ran a red light and struck a car that had nothing to do with the rolling mayhem, according to prosecutors.
Orono mom found dead with 5-year-old son left suicide note lamenting custody rift

Orono mom found dead with 5-year-old son left suicide note lamenting custody rift

Gina Summers and her son Jude, 5, were discovered dead Monday.
Minn. drunken driver who fatally hit boy, 5, sentenced to 30 days

Minn. drunken driver who fatally hit boy, 5, sentenced to 30 days

The boy was in a wagon that rolled into the road.
Murder-suicide suspected in hanging of woman, boy, 5, in Orono home

Murder-suicide suspected in hanging of woman, boy, 5, in Orono home

A woman listed as being the homeowner was involved in a custody battle.
Minnesota State Fair sets another attendance record

Minnesota State Fair sets another attendance record

Favorable weather and strong grandstand acts helped draw nearly 2 million for the 12 days.
Driver, going wrong way and drunk on I-90, pleads guilty in woman's death

Driver, going wrong way and drunk on I-90, pleads guilty in woman's death

The crash killed a 21-year-old passenger in a vehicle heading in the other direction.

Police: Iowa man fatally stabbed in St. Cloud after argument with friend

The 22-year-old suspect, also from Iowa, is under arrest and awaits charges.
Twin Cities screening for Hollywood's take on Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp

Twin Cities screening for Hollywood's take on Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp

The invitation-only event will be held Friday in Roseville.
After a smoky day, Minnesota's air quality expected to improve

After a smoky day, Minnesota's air quality expected to improve

Wildfires to the west and north turned Labor Day hazy across Minnesota.

U student robbed, shot at late at night near campus; no arrests

The victim had his cellphone and cash taken before the suspects fled in a car.
Motorcyclist pursued by Bloomington police crashes and dies

Motorcyclist pursued by Bloomington police crashes and dies

The rider had a long history of run-ins with the law, according to court records.
Charges: U prof conceals felony allegation, buys 14 pistols over 3 weeks

Charges: U prof conceals felony allegation, buys 14 pistols over 3 weeks

The professor denied the charges and promised "truth will prevail."

Unlicensed day care provider admits to manslaughter in death of infant

An unlicensed day care provider in North St. Paul with a history of watching for too many children at a time has pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter in connection with the strangulation death of a 6-month-old girl.
Charges: Man with history of seizures kept driving, killed three in crash near MSP

Charges: Man with history of seizures kept driving, killed three in crash near MSP

Patrick Hayes renewed his license without disclosing his epilepsy, was involved in at least three other crashes since 2014 and would "do odd things," charges allege.
Man gets life in prison for beheading Iron Range man along Minn. road

Man gets life in prison for beheading Iron Range man along Minn. road

The perpetrator carried out the deed with a machete, according to authorities.
Survey: Twin Citians among nation's most trusting of their neighbors

Survey: Twin Citians among nation's most trusting of their neighbors

Only Portland, Ore., came out ahead, while Los Angeles brought up the rear among the nation's large cities.
Driver had at least 9 drinks before killing passenger in crash near New Prague, charges say

Driver had at least 9 drinks before killing passenger in crash near New Prague, charges say

The defendant's BAC was .183 percent, more than twice the legal limit for driving, according to the criminal complaint.
$20M awarded over woman who died after giving birth at Abbott

$20M awarded over woman who died after giving birth at Abbott

The family of a woman who died just days after giving birth at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis has won a judgment topping $20 million, which is being called the largest wrongful-death medical malpractice verdict in Minnesota history.
Freeman says decision to charge in Damond killing months away

Freeman says decision to charge in Damond killing months away

Citing pressure to file charges, County Attorney Mike Freeman said he's following procedure.
Charges: South metro clerk had gun at his head when he pulled firearm, shot suspect

Charges: South metro clerk had gun at his head when he pulled firearm, shot suspect

Police say the employee had a permit to carry and responded correctly to the attempted robbery.
Juvenile jailed in shooting death of onetime Patrick Henry student-athlete in Crystal

Juvenile jailed in shooting death of onetime Patrick Henry student-athlete in Crystal

The victim's sister said the shooting at a gas station was committed by one of his close friends.
Tim McGraw performs at private fund-raiser on Lake Minnetonka

Tim McGraw performs at private fund-raiser on Lake Minnetonka

Boaters were allowed to take in the show from the water.
Teen 'who liked to be daring' dies after jumping into Duluth creek

Teen 'who liked to be daring' dies after jumping into Duluth creek

The boy was among a group of young friends at a "very dangerous" swimming hole, an assistant fire chief said.
Promoting her record as chief, Harteau fires up consulting, coaching business

Promoting her record as chief, Harteau fires up consulting, coaching business

The former Minneapolis police chief touts her leadership skills in her new role as a consultant.
Passenger dies in fiery rollover; driver from New Prague suspected of being drunk

Passenger dies in fiery rollover; driver from New Prague suspected of being drunk

The motorist remains jailed on suspicion of criminal vehicular homicide.
Charges: Mankato woman's BAC 0.36 percent when she assaulted hospital security officer

Charges: Mankato woman's BAC 0.36 percent when she assaulted hospital security officer

The woman has a long record of violent behavior.
Charges: Rochester man with revoked license crashes while high on meth, kills passenger

Charges: Rochester man with revoked license crashes while high on meth, kills passenger

Authorities say Jesse Juaire created an imaginary driver to blame for the rollover.
Minneapolis 2-year-old dies when semi hits car from behind in Iowa

Minneapolis 2-year-old dies when semi hits car from behind in Iowa

Child's mother hospitalized in Des Moines with serious injuries.
Teen who raped fellow Shakopee student in locker room gets 12 years

Teen who raped fellow Shakopee student in locker room gets 12 years

He will serve the first 7-plus years in prison and the balance on supervised release.
Mpls. officials voice disgust with the recent gunfire downtown

Mpls. officials voice disgust with the recent gunfire downtown

New Police Chief Medaria Arradondo said the department is increasing police presence in the area, where three people have been shot in two separate incidents since Sunday.
Charges: Felon shot into crowd, wounded 2 people outside Hennepin Av. club

Charges: Felon shot into crowd, wounded 2 people outside Hennepin Av. club

A drug conviction is one of many offenses the defendant has on his criminal record.
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