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Ex-Anoka school staffer gets prison for child porn, abusing minors
From 2016 to 2021, Anderson used his role as administrator for his own gaming chat website to groom and exploit boys, the Department of Justice said.
Minnesota VA commissioner says he removed Hastings officials for 'change in culture'
He says two officials were removed because changes in culture were insufficient.
2 die in house fire in Minnesota's Cass County
The house was engulfed in flames as crews arrived, the sheriff said.
Pedestrian struck, killed on Hwy. 5 in Eden Prairie
The victim, 80, was walking across the highway when he was hit just after 7 a.m.
Golden Valley drops idea to purchase homes for fire station
The city council decided to not pursue any residential properties for its fire station, and will instead only focus on commercial, state- or city-owned sites.
Travel advisories issued for highways in southwestern Minnesota due to icy, whiteout conditions
As of Friday night, more than a dozen highways in southwest Minnesota had advisories warning against travel due to snow or ice-covered roads, along with whiteout conditions.
Serial killer Harvey Carignan dies in Minnesota prison at 95
The Minneapolis construction worker killed at least three women in Minnesota and Alaska, and possibly two more in Washington.
St. Cloud woman pleads guilty to leading drug enterprise between U.S. and Mexico
Macalla Lee Knott was directing shipments of methamphetamine, cocaine and fentanyl to distributors across the Upper Midwest.
Prisons remain on partial lockdown following attacks on Minnesota corrections officers
Both Stillwater and Oak Park Heights were in facilitywide lockdowns for much of last week, after a rash of attacks.
Man dies in north Minneapolis house fire
Firefighters had to force entry through the front door.
Police identify deceased suspect in triple fatal shooting in Chisago County
The man was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot in rural Dakota County a day before the other fatal shootings were discovered, the Chisago County Sheriff's Office said.
Andover man shot and killed woman before turning gun on himself, police say
Police identify man and woman found dead in Andover home Friday.
Police investigating man and woman found dead inside Andover home
Officers found both dead with apparent gunshot wounds.
Oak Park Heights inmate charged with partially blinding correctional officer
The charges come days after six correctional officers were injured during two incidents at prisons.
Hundreds rally for transgender woman beaten at Minneapolis light-rail station
The woman was reported to be in stable condition late last week. Two men have been charged in the beating.
Police: Teen was fatally shot after argument between Mpls. mom, kids
The shot was fired after a verbal argument escalated between a mother and her children, according to police.
Man charged with killing 20-year-old at Plymouth house party
Raheim Tyrese Cooper, 19, now faces two charges of murder in connection with the death of Abraham Archie-Boy Barbly
Robbinsdale police release footage of Khalil Azad traffic stop
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension also announced it will conduct an independent investigation.
Minnesota in for more snow later this week
At least 4 inches of snow could fall in many areas, the National Weather Service said.
Active Chefs program equipping kids to cook healthy foods
Minneapolis program teaches kids cooking skills, emphasizes community.
Roseville, nonprofit will partner to add mental health outreach worker
The pilot project will send out a professional for follow-ups after behavioral health crises.
Former St. Thomas Academy students sue school, alleging hazing, abuse from classmates
The students say faculty didn't respond properly to complaints about groping and other inappropriate behavior by older students.
Maplewood man sentenced to federal prison for possessing pipe bombs
According to the criminal complaint, a lost cellphone contained pictures of pipe bombs and blueprints.
Nine hoax school shooting 911 calls made in Minnesota over two days
All the calls appeared to come from the same person, who used a voice over IP to conduct the calls.
Officials ID both men shot during encounters with Pine County deputies on same day last week
Deputies shot and critically wounded one man, while the other man killed himself, according to the BCA.
Police identify men killed in St. Paul double homicide
The two were shot following an altercation after a celebration of life event, police said.
After a messy day, Minnesotans dig out from midweek winter storm
The powerful system didn't bring quite as much snow as originally forecast, but it adds to what has become the 17th-snowiest winter on record, with nearly 70 inches of snow.
Shakopee car-skier goes viral during storm, draws police ire
The photo was taken during the peak of Minnesota's snowstorm this week
Man shot, critically injured in Brooklyn Park by suspected carjacker
Police believe the suspect and gunshot victim knew each other; the carjacking victim was uninjured.
Heaviest wave of snowstorm making its way across Minnesota
New snow total predictions were down for Wednesday night in the Twin Cities with final totals expected to be on the lower end of what was forecast.
Man dies in pickup truck crash in Anoka County
The man was driving west on Viking Boulevard NW. when he went off the road and crashed into trees, according to the Sheriff's Office.
Minn. Senate votes to allow unauthorized immigrants to obtain a driver's license
The state Senate passed the "Driver's Licenses for All" bill early Wednesday morning, sending it to Gov. Tim Walz, who is expected to sign.
Minneapolis and St. Paul open free covered parking spaces as cities brace for storms
Back-to-back snow emergencies possible with two-stage snowfall forecast.
One dead, one injured after incidents with Pine County deputies
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) is investigating both incidents.
Aitkin woman, 74, found dead after house fire
Crews arrive to find home engulfed in flames.
Minneapolis schools cancel parent-teacher conferences, cite computer problems
The district "recently began experiencing technical difficulties with certain computer systems," officials said.
One killed in crash near University of St. Thomas in St. Paul
The two-vehicle crash resulted in one death; another person was injured but not seriously.
Republican lawmaker Matt Grossell cited for DWI in northern Minnesota
Grossell's attorney said in a statement that the lawmaker was stopped for speeding, and that during the stop he was suspected of driving while impaired.
St. Paul releases footage of man armed with knife before he is shot, killed by officer
The recording shows what happened before St. Paul officers fired at 65-year-old Yia Xong.
Man shot and killed in St. Paul's West Side
The shooting was reported just after 3:30 p.m. on Stryker Avenue.
18-year-old charged following shooting and crash into St. Paul bar
The driver allegedly tried to flee after crashing by ramming the Jeep through the restaurant.
Three arrested after crashing into bar in downtown St. Paul
The Jeep crashed into the Ox Cart Ale House following a chase.
Conditions improving after blizzard batters western Minnesota
I-94 between Moorhead and Fergus Falls reopened at noon Wednesday after the freeway was shut down Tuesday night.
Windom man convicted of murder remains at large, possibly armed in Twin Cities metro
The 58-year-old is believed to be armed with a handgun and an AR-15 rifle.
16-year-old charged with killing fellow St. Paul Harding student
In response to last week's fatal stabbing, short-term security changes for some of the largest public high schools in the city were made in partnership with police.
Police seek defendant in murder trial, possibly armed in the Twin Cities
Minnesota BCA warns not to approach him.
Slain student, 15, was just starting school at Harding High School
In response to the tragedy, St. Paul Public Schools announced short-term security changes for some high schools.
Sheriff's Office seizes 24 illegal guns in Brooklyn Park warrant
The search warrant was one of a few served Thursday related to an ongoing weapons and narcotics search.
Two men shot, wounded inside Uptown restaurant
Thursday's shooting was the second in the last four months in the 1300 block of Lagoon Avenue.
Belle Plaine man identified as shooter in Bloomington murder-suicide
The police chief said the suspect was involved in stock market trading with the slain father and son, which led to the deadly encounter.
St. Paul City Council cuts $50,000 from funding for Justus Ramsey House project
Now, $34,000 will go toward safely disassembling the historic cottage and storing it.
Eden Prairie man dies in snowmobile crash in Pequot Lakes
The man was thrown from his machine and struck a power pole, the sheriff said.
Fatal shooting victim identified as semi-pro Minneapolis football player
The team's president remembered Deveall "Mac" McClendon as someone who cared for other people.
Man charged with murdering cousin in Newport parking lot
He allegedly told police he shot him from eight to 10 times.
Trapped bear rescued from icy northern Minnesota culvert
Some bystanders who came across the bear first tried to dig it out of the snow and served him food, which the DNR advised against.
Man found dead in SUV in suspected homicide in Newport
The man in his 30s was found dead with "obvious" signs of trauma.
Homeless outreach programs increase services since pandemic
Programs also reported an interest in volunteers for outreach work since the start of the pandemic and since George Floyd's killing.
On anniversary of Amir Locke killing, family and activists demand accountability
The family of Amir Locke said they still want charges filed against the officers who executed a no-knock warrant before one killed Locke.
Minnesota House votes to allow driver's licenses for unauthorized immigrants
A bill to allow unauthorized immigrants to obtain a driver's license without showing proof of legal residence was passed by the Minnesota House of Representatives…
Winsted man died by suicide after shooting two deputies, BCA says
The man was under investigation for child pornography, and allegedly had multiple guns next to his body.
Officer shot while making an arrest in White Bear Lake; suspect jailed
The officer underwent surgery and is in stable condition, police said.
Man shot and killed in north Minneapolis
A man in his 40s was found around noon on Wednesday, according to police.
Inmate who escapes from St. Croix County jail while away from facility recaptured
His ankle monitor was tampered with, alerting authorities that he had escaped, according to the Sheriff's Office.
Burnsville man receives juvenile sentence in double fatal car crash
The 19-year-old received a stayed adult jail sentence and will serve extended juvenile probation.
18-year-old charged in fatal shooting at south Minneapolis bus stop
Charges say gunman was caught on surveillance video and identified by a bus pass he used immediately before the killing.
Minneapolis police say injured man found Jan. 6 has been identified
The man had been unable to communicate what his name is or how he suffered his apparent head injuries.
St. Paul man charged in fatal shooting of ex-girlfriend's boyfriend at New Year's party in Minneapolis
The death was the first reported homicide of 2023 in Minneapolis.
Carjacking suspect charged after police pursuit through Brooklyn Center
Shawn Franklin Sunt, 27, was charged Friday with first-degree aggravated robbery.
15-year-old shot to death in north Minneapolis identified
The boy allegedly had been driving a stolen car when he was shot and killed, police said. This was the city's fourth homicide so far in 2023.
Snow emergencies declared across the Twin Cities as storm winds down
The Twin Cities officially picked up 3.5 inches of snow, pushing the season total to 52.5 inches.
Harold Brown, Tuskegee Airman from Minneapolis who broke barriers, dies at 98
Brown played a crucial role in helping end segregation for Black people entering the military, and served in two wars before transitioning into a career in education.
Man arrested after teen shot outside St. Paul rec center
The incident briefly had Central High School on lockdown.
'Next Step' violence prevention program working, Minneapolis officials say
More than 900 people have been served by the data-informed Next Step program that works to halt the cycle of violence.
Teenage boy fatally shot while driving stolen car, Minneapolis police say
Minneapolis officers responded around 6:30 p.m. to reports of a car accident and soon after got reports of someone shot in the same area.
Warm temps, heavy snow push Luminary Loppet to mid-February
Conditions are too dangerous to hold the event at the moment, according to a news release.