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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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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”…
I-94 reopens, easing weekend freeway closures

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.
Missing woman's purse found three blocks from Dinkytown bar

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

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…
NE Minneapolis lumberyard fire is extinguished overnight

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

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

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.
Minneapolis police find 20-year-old vulnerable man

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

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…
Vulnerable adult sought by Roseville police is found

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,…
Vulnerable woman missing after leaving Northfield hotel is found in Minneapolis

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

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…
Northern Minnesota police seek person of interest in homicide on Tuesday

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…
Awning at historic Duluth building collapses

Awning at historic Duluth building collapses

No one was hurt by the collapse at the Greysolon Plaza, authorities said.
2 dead, cop in hospital after police shootings in St. Paul

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.

I-35 pedestrian in critical condition after getting hit by truck

A Interstate 35 pedestrian was in critical condition Tuesday night after he was hit by a construction truck just north of the Minnesota-Iowa border.

Park Rapids man indicted in Akeley bank theft

Edward Lowen was armed with an air pistol when he got away with more than $2,500, according to the U.S. attorney's office.

Foul play, arson not suspected in fatal Duluth-area fire

Authorities don't suspect arson or foul play in the death of a Duluth-area woman who was found in a house fire Wednesday morning.

Hwy. 8 reopens after mudslide in Chisago County

A highway lane in Chisago County reopened Thursday night, about three hours after it was closed by a mudslide.

Park Rapids area man arrested after Akeley bank robbery

A 53-year-old Park Rapids area man has been arrested in the armed robbery of an Akeley bank last month, the Hubbard County Sheriff's Office said.

Wisconsin man dies in snowmobile crash; 3 are arrested

A 41-year-old Wisconsin man was killed early Thursday in a snowmobile crash in Burnett County.

Minnetrista plastic surgeon faces five forgery charges

The complaint accuses a Minnetrista doctor of writing prescriptions in others' names for his own use.
No sign of missing Duluth teenager

No sign of missing Duluth teenager

No sign found of missing Duluth teen.

Minnesotans with ties to Haiti are "just heartbroken"

Minnesota groups with ties to Haiti seek news and ways to help.

Minnesota groups seek news, ways to help

Twin Cities groups that work in Haiti, struck Tuesday by a major earthquake, were scrambling to get word of their people and programs, as well as to learn what help they can offer in the coming days.
Deborah Howell, prominent editor, killed in car accident

Deborah Howell, prominent editor, killed in car accident

She was a top editor at the Minneapolis Star and the St. Paul Pioneer Press, and "a powerful force for good journalism," said Mayor Chris Coleman, her stepson.

St. Paul teen charged in fatal shooting

Daniel Cornell, 19, allegedly provided a gun used in a Russian roulette game gone bad. More charges are expected.

Duluth man, 80, dies in crash

An 80-year-old Duluth man was killed in a two-car crash Sunday morning, the State Patrol said.

Former fund manager pleads guilty in fraud

Former hedge fund manager pleads guilty in fraud scheme.

Redby couple indicted, charged with murder on Red Lake Reservation

A federal grand jury on Tuesday indicted a Redby, Minn., couple, in the slaying of a 21-year-old man found dead on the Red Lake Indian Reservation.

Mpls. police ask FBI to review taser use

A "disturbing" video appears to show an officer holding a Taser to the man's neck. The city attorney's office also has been called.
Driver surrenders in fatal hit and run

Driver surrenders in fatal hit and run

David John Lund, 22, is charged with criminal vehicular homicide in the death of Emiliano Camilo Hernandez, 43.

Help came too late in the ER for stroke victim

Investigators say a stroke patient had to wait 90 minutes to be treated at St. John's Hospital. He died four days later.
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