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Vince Tuss

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Vince Tuss is a producer working on the StarTribune.com home page most evenings. Before that, he was a copy editor and a night police reporter.
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A rendering of the Paw Patrol's Adventure Bay attraction for Nickelodeon Universe at Mall of America.

Nickelodeon Universe at Mall of America to add 'Paw Patrol' attraction

It will replace Jimmy Neutron's Atomic Collider this summer.
Loyola-Chicago guard Marques Townes reacts to hitting a 3-pointer in the final minute of the team's 69-68 victory over Nevada during an NCAA men's col

Who's the ultimate NCAA bracket buster? It could be you

The madness is almost at an end, and 99.9968 percent of you missed on the Final Four. Perhaps it will be more fun just to sit it out next year.
The bodies of Gloria and Willie Scheel were found in their Toyota Prius in Kandiyohi County, officials said. The Paynesville, Minn., couple were repor

Missing elderly Paynesville couple found dead in vehicle

The couple's adult grandson, who lived with them, was taken into custody in Kandiyohi County.
In a photo taken from C-SPAN video, Sen. Al Franken spoke Tuesday night about Paul Wellstone on the Senate floor and became emotional.

Sen. Al Franken tears up in speech paying tribute to Paul Wellstone

The emotion was clear in a speech Tuesday night on the U.S. Senate floor.
Minneapolis police find 8-year-old boy believed to have run away

Minneapolis police find 8-year-old boy believed to have run away

Roejhe Shelton was last seen earlier in the day on the 1300 block of Thomas Avenue N.
This moose drew a crowd to Lake Bemidji on Saturday before it left the water about 3:30 p.m.

Of moose and Minn.: Lake Bemidji visitor draws crowd, fires up social media

A massive moose's swim across Lake Bemidji drew crowds and many social media posts Saturday.
Eva Igo, a 14-year-old from Inver Grove Heights, made it to the finals of NBC's "World of Dance."

Twin Cities' own Eva Igo, 14, just misses $1 million in 'World of Dance' final

The Inver Grove Heights teen was nosed out by twin dancers from France on the NBC show.
Chartez Clark was identified as the man killed Monday after a car crash in south Minneapolis revealed a fatal shooting.

Man found shot dead after Minneapolis crash is second in 2 days

No arrests have been announced in the city's 14th homicide of the year.
Eighth-grader Thomas York, of Rochester, is the one Minnesotan to make the finals of the Scripps National 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.
Longtime morning anchor Tim McNiff is returning to KARE 11's "Sunrise" show starting Tuesday.

Longtime anchor Tim McNiff to return to KARE 11 'Sunrise' on Tuesday

He left the station in 2014 but now is returning to work with longtime co-anchor Kim Insley.

Woman with severe burns dies after Minneapolis apartment fire

She was found on the second floor of 2024 Washington Av. N., a building with a bar on the ground floor and apartments above.

St. Cloud Wal-Mart closes after man stabs 17-year-old girl

A 29-year-old St. Cloud man was in custody and refusing to speak to officers. The teen said she didn't know why she was stabbed.

Man found shot in Minneapolis house dies at HCMC

Several people were at the house at the time of the shooting, police said.

Young teen girls missing from western Wisconsin foster home are found safe

The search for two girls missing from their western Wisconsin foster home since Tuesday ended Saturday with word that the teens have been found safe.
St. Paul police find vulnerable teen who was missing for hours

St. Paul police find vulnerable teen who was missing for hours

St. Paul police have found a vulnerable teen who had been missing four hours Saturday night. Police did give the circumstances for how they located…

Woman killed, man arrested in Minneapolis collision that police call alcohol-related

After the two vehicles crashed, one hit a tree and the other hit a parked car, police said.

Four-vehicle crash on Hwy. 5 in Carver County sends mother, two children to HCMC

A Carver County crash involving four vehicles sent three people to the hospital with serious injuries and shut down Hwy. 5 for a time Tuesday…
Prince is writing a memoir due out in fall 2017, according to reports.

Prince is penning a memoir, expected out in fall 2017

The Purple One is picking up his pen. Prince will be writing a memoir expected to come out in fall 2017, according to Pitchfork,…
Carl Clark

Roseville man missing after leaving HCMC is found

Authorities looking last week for a missing Roseville man got some good news over the weekend: He called for help and was returned in good…
This SUV went into the ice on Lake Minnetonka's Wayzata Bay about 11 a.m. Wednesday. It was the first vehicle to go through ice in Hennepin County thi

Two near-misses have authorities warning about risks of thin ice, warm weather

On Lake Minnetonka's Wayzata Bay, a sport utility vehicle went through the ice about 11 a.m. on Wednesday/ The incident happened so close to shore that a "thin ice" warning sign was right in view.

50-year-old pedestrian struck, killed by car on Hwy 13 in Burnsville

A pedestrian was killed late Tuesday in a crash with a car on Hwy. 13 in Burnsville.Killed was Paul R. Dmitruk, 50, of Richfield, the…
A not-so-lonely night at the Minneapolis impound lot.

A firsthand view of the cost of a winter parking mistake

Via Twitter, Star Tribune reporter Jennifer Brooks shared the feeling of coming back to your car during a snow emergency and realizing it had been towed.
Poppy Harlow interviewed Garrison Keillor.

Keillor a modern-day Twain? Garrison answers on CNN

Keillor was interviewed by fellow Minnesotan Poppy Harlow on CNN's "Newsroom Weekend."
A light rail train was stopped in south Minneapolis on Sunday night after a man who uses a wheelchair was struck.

Man in wheelchair is hit by light-rail train in south Minneapolis and dies

A Minneapolis man has died after being struck by a Blue Line light-rail train Sunday night in Minneapolis. Metro Transit officers responded to a call…
Thousands gathered in the Mall of America rotunda to honor the late Zach Sobiech and children sick with cancer and other serious illnesses. More than

Thousands join 'Clouds' choir to pay tribute to Zach Sobiech

The Lakeland teen's signature song keeps flying up, up, up, thanks to those who turned out Friday for the third-annual "Clouds" Choir for a Cause.

76-year-old man who stopped to change pickup's tire dies in rear-end crash

It was one of three fatal crashes reported by the State Patrol on Wednesday.
Alanna Galloway, of CWA Local 7250 spoke to a crowd of union workers and protesters in front of the Minneapolis police Fourth Precinct station on Satu

Gov. Dayton asks Jamar Clark's family to meet with federal lawyers

The governor asked the family of an unarmed black man shot and killed by Minneapolis police officers to meet with federal attorneys headed to Minnesota on Sunday.

Man walks out on Hwy. 10, is struck by pickup truck and killed

A man who walked out onto Hwy. 10 in Benton County was struck by a pickup truck Friday night and killed, the State Patrol said.…
Two people died and one was injured in a fire on the 300 block of 11th Avenue S. in South St. Paul Tuesday night.

2 people dead, one hurt in fire in South St. Paul

Two people were killed and a third person was injured in a fire Tuesday night in South St. Paul. Rescuers pulled two children and a…

Woman, 53, stabbed to death in northeast Minneapolis apartment; man jailed

The attack occurred about 11:15 p.m. Thursday; woman was declared dead at the scene.

Man found dead, another wounded in foot after shots fired in Minneapolis

One man was killed and another was injured late Friday in Minneapolis in a shooting, police said. The shooting on the 1800 block of Newton…

Body of woman found floating in St. Croix River by boater

A boater on the St. Croix River discovered a body floating near shore in Scandia on Saturday night. The body was found about 6 p.m.,…

Eastbound I-94 between Hwy. 280 and I-35E reopens more than a day early

A second straight weekend of planned traffic hassles is again ending with one of the closed highways reopening more than a day early.Eastbound Interstate 94…

Police respond to robbery reports, find suspect shot dead in St. Paul

What started with reports of robberies Friday night in St. Paul near Summit Avenue and the Mississippi River ended with a man considered a robbery suspect shot to death, police said early Saturday.

Westbound Interstate 94 reopens early between I-35E, Hwy. 280

Sunday drivers, especially those from the east metro looking to come west, have one less hassle to work about. Westbound Interstate 94 between I-35E and…
Minneapolis police sent out this photo of Brianna Tamara Williams.

Minneapolis police find missing, 'possibly endangered' 11-year-old girl

Minneapolis police said early Wednesday that a missing girl they called possibly endangered had been found and was safe. Brianna Tamara Williams, 11, had been…
Steve Seel, in center in 2006, as a host of the Current's Policy and a Pint series. With him are MPR's Chris Farrell, left, and author Tamara Draut.

Radio host Steve Seel returning to the Current, but not morning show

Seel will be splitting time between the Current as a host at large and MPR's classical service, where he had worked in the 1990s.

Driver dies after running off road in Grant and crashing into tree

The North St. Paul man hit a tree along Hwy. 96 in Washington County shortly before midnight.

Motorcyclist killed on Hwy. 52 after crash with deer

A motorcyclist was killed Friday in a collision with a deer on Hwy. 52, the State Patrol said.The accident investigation had Hwy. 52 closed in…

Body of Aitkin County man missing since April is found in Pine County lake

The body of an Aitkin County man missing since last month has been found in Pine County, near where his vehicle had been. Edward “Fritz”…
A long, empty stretch of Interstate 94 as seen from the Vandalia/Cretin Avenue Bridge in St. Paul looking west toward Minneapolis.

I-94 reopens, easing weekend freeway closures

Motorists got a surprise late Saturday as the Minnesota Department of Transportation reopened a stretch of Interstate 94 more than a day early.
Jennifer Houle

Missing woman's purse found three blocks from Dinkytown bar

Minneapolis police are asking for help as they search for a 22-year-old woman last seen in a Dinkytown bar early Friday, saying the lack of contact doesn't match her normal behavior.

Minneapolis woman is killed in head-on crash with semi on Hwy. 71 north of Wadena

Woman died in head-on crash near Wadena; man died on I-90 west of Stewartville.
Tameicia Morris

Missing woman, two young girls sought by Duluth police are found in Buffalo, N.Y.

Two young girls and their mother, considered missing by Duluth police and thought to be in the St. Paul area, have been found in Buffalo,…

65-year-old woman is identified as victim killed in Minneapolis condo fire

A 65-year-old woman was identified as the victim in Thursday’s Lowry Hill condo fire, the fourth fire fatality this year in Minneapolis. Barbara Nepper died…
About 35 firefighters responded to a blaze late Saturday at a northeast Minneapolis lumberyard. No one was hurt as of early Sunday. Star Tribune, Rich

NE Minneapolis lumberyard fire is extinguished overnight

The flames were visible from Interstate 35W and drew 35 firefighters to the scene. No injuries were reported as of early Sunday from the fire in a one-story warehouse at Shaw Stewart Lumber.
Two people were killed and a third was seriously injured in a crash on U.S. Highway 52 north of Zumbrota on Friday night.

Mpls. woman 1 of 2 killed when semis, car crash near Zumbrota

The incident was one of two serious crashes on the highway within a half-hour. Concern about safety on the busy highway between Rochester and the Twin Cities has led to years of calls for upgrades,
Brian Keith Jourdain Jr., 25, was charged with two counts of second-degree murder Tuesday.

Video, texts lead police to suspect in murder of woman left stabbed in Bemidji street

Surveillance video and text messages led authorities to a Bemidji man who allegedly stabbed a Redby, Minn., woman at least four times and left her body in the street.
Dayquan Anthony Thomas

Minneapolis police find 20-year-old vulnerable man

  Minneapolis police said Sunday they have found missing 20-year-old man they called vulnerable who was reported missing. Until he was found safe, Dayquan Anthony…

I-35 crash in Owatonna leaves woman dead, man hurt

A crash on Interstate 35 in Owatonna on Saturday left a woman dead and a man hurt, the State Patrol said. The crash happened about…

Redby woman dies after she's found on Bemidji street with stab wounds

Authorities in Bemidji were searching Saturday for whoever stabbed a Redby woman to death the night before and dumped her in the street. The woman…

Semi-pickup crash near Northfield kills man, closes highway for six hours

An 87-year-old man behind the wheel of a pickup truck Friday near Northfield died in a head-on crash with a semitrailer truck, continuing a deadly…
Shorewood, MN, Tuesday, January 13, 2004 -- Cub Foods in Shorewood, MN -- Cub Foods sign.

Shoplifters' vehicle hits Mpls. cop outside Cub; no arrests

Officer shot vehicle outside of Cub grocery store on Nicollet.

Burnsville police try to ID man who approached 6-year-old girl at bus stop

Burnsville police are asking for help after a 6-year-old girl was approached by a man who appeared to try to get the girl to go…

Facebook temporarily shut down Hennepin History Museum page over Klan book event

The page was restored by Sunday, but the museum used the incident as a teachable moment.

Hennepin History Museum has Facebook page shut down for hours over Klan book event

The Hennepin History Museum’s Facebook page was shut down Saturday morning and the giant online social media site warned the historical society for Hennepin…

Man dies in fire in Duluth apartment tower

Inside a 13th-floor apartment, they found the man unresponsive and pulled him into the hall to start treating him, but resuscitation efforts were unsuccessful, fire officials said

Witness, tip, Facebook page help lead police to arrest in Bar 19 shooting

A witness, a tip and Facebook led Minneapolis police to arrest a man in connection with gunfire at Bar 19 that injured two men.Devon Michael…

Pickup drivers killed in crashes Tuesday night were from Minneapolis, Park Rapids

A 24-year-old Minneapolis woman died Tuesday night in a rollover crash on Interstate 35 in Chisago County, the State Patrol said. Ajerae S. Fitzgerald was…
Scott Michael Raumaker

Vulnerable adult sought by Roseville police is found

A vulnerable adult sought by Roseville police over the weekend was found and taken to an area hospital. Scott Michael Raumaker, 51, was said to…

Green Line trains running in St. Paul after pedestrian was hit

Green Line light-rail service was running again fully in St. Paul on Thursday night about an hour after a pedestrian was hit by a train,…
Sadie Lynn Olson

Vulnerable woman missing after leaving Northfield hotel is found in Minneapolis

A vulnerable woman who disappeared after leaving a Northfield hotel has been found in Minneapolis.Sadie Lynn Olson, 27, has a condition that requires medication daily,…

Overdose prompts warning about sale of potent medication stolen from Starbuck pharmacy

Authorities are warning Minnesotans to be on the lookout for potent medication stolen from a Starbuck, Minn., pharmacy already responsible for one overdose. Those behind…
Rico P. Howard

Charges: Suspect in fatal Mpls. shooting had one-way bus ticket to L.A., $5,000 in cash

Man charged in shooting in south Minneapolis.

ID released of man shot dead in N. Minneapolis after fight on bus

Authorities have identified a 38-year-old Minneapolis man gunned down in north Minneapolis after a fight on a Metro Transit bus. Andrew Billingsley Jr. died of…

ID'd: Woman run over by husband near Lake Minnetonka home; husband jailed

Authorities have identified a 57-year-old woman who died after being hit by a car driven by her husband outside her home near Lake Minnetonka. Diane…

Teen bugged by mosquitoes allegedly set northern Minnesota fire

A 17-year-old boy from northern Minnesota who allegedly set a fire because mosquitoes were bugging him is charged with a felony count of arson.Anthony James…
Anthony James Isham

Northern Minnesota police seek person of interest in homicide on Tuesday

Police in northern Minnesota are searching for one of three people of interest in connection with a homicide this week in Virginia, Minn. Anthony James…

Power outage strikes south Minneapolis as Wild heads to overtime

A power outage late Saturday left some Minnesota Wild fans in south Minneapolis on the edge of their seats.Xcel Energy reported more than 4,000 customers…

6-year-old Bemidji girl died of exposure, autopsy finds

A 6-year-old girl found dead early Thursday morning in the entry of a Bemidji, Minn., apartment building died from exposure, authorities said Friday. The body…
Outside the Greysolon Plaza in Duluth after the front awning partly collapsed on Saturday night.

Awning at historic Duluth building collapses

No one was hurt by the collapse at the Greysolon Plaza, authorities said.
Broken glass from a car was all that was left at the scene of a shooting in St. Paul’s Payne-Phalen neighborhood, where police shot and killed a dru

2 dead, cop in hospital after police shootings in St. Paul

Police said the two fatal incidents were not related. A wounded officer is stable after undergoing surgery.

North St. Paul motorcyclist dies a day after crash with truck in Roseville

A 53-year-old North St. Paul man died Friday, one day after the motorcycle he was riding crashed with a truck in Roseville, police said.

1,300 marijuana plants draw 10-year prison sentence

An Iron Range man who was convicted of growing more than 1,300 marijuana plants on his land was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison.

DNR: Bear had to be killed

The male black bear that wandered onto the Manitou Ridge Golf Course posed a threat because it was too close to too many people.
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