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Girls lacrosse: Tigers finish fourth in first state appearance
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State track and field: Peterson, Fenske sweep distance races to lead second-place Tigers
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March 24, 2017
Minnesota roundup: Jury convicts Blaine driver who hit man standing by mailbox
ANOKA — A jury on Thursday convicted a 28-year-old man who sped through a Blaine neighborhood last spring and fatally struck a man standing...
March 24, 2017 - 2:00pm
March 23, 2017
Minnesota roundup: Burglars swipe $30K in tools from St. Paul school's auto shop, principal's car
ST. PAUL—When Matt Lijewski pulled up to the Central High School Service Station in St. Paul on Sunday morning and saw the garage door was open, it crossed his mind that another staff member could be test driving a car. Instead, he found the school's auto repair shop ransacked....
March 23, 2017 - 2:00pm
March 21, 2017
Gossips' owners stop thief after alleged burglaries
A St. Paul man found out the hard way what happens when you steal from a Farmington business. Having allegedly robbed Gossips Bar and Grill March...
News/crime and courts
March 21, 2017 - 3:38pm
Minnesota roundup: Police: Boy dies after clothing gets caught in Mankato dressing room; Customs officer shoots, kills himself at border crossing
MANKATO, Minn.—A 4-year-old boy has died after his clothing caught on a hook at a Mankato thrift store on Saturday, Mankato police said....
March 21, 2017 - 2:00pm
March 17, 2017
Minnesota roundup: Invasive silver carp found in St. Croix River; Former Duluth teacher sentenced on child porn, gun charges
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources on Thursday confirmed the first capture of an invasive silver carp on the St. Croix River east of the Twin Cities. The invasive species from Asia has been in the Mississippi River for several years but hadn't previously been confirmed...
March 17, 2017 - 2:00pm
March 15, 2017
Minnesota roundup: Three injured in shooting in Bemidji; Ottertail homeowner charged with arson
BEMIDJI, Minn. —Three individuals were injured early Sunday morning after a shooting in Bemidji. According to a news release from Bemidji Chief of Police Mike Mastin, the police department and Beltrami County Sheriff's Office received a report of two people with gunshot wounds...
March 15, 2017 - 1:00pm
March 14, 2017
Minnesota roundup: Woman sentenced for drugs found in bra; U of M Medical School's research ranking slips
GRAND FORKS—A Crookston, Minn., woman will spend more than three years behind bars after police found in her bra heroin she intended to sell. Cynthia Esquivel, 45, was sentenced Monday, March 13, in Grand Forks District Court for possessing heroin with intent to manufacture...
March 14, 2017 - 1:00pm
March 13, 2017
Minnesota roundup: ATV crash injures two in north-central Minnesota; Missing Perham girl found safe
ATV crash injures two in north-central Minnesota NELSON, Minn.—Two people from Nelson were injured in an all-terrain vehicle crash Saturday evening in Douglas County. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office responded at 5:34 p.m. Sunday to a report of an overturned ATV near Nelson,...
March 13, 2017 - 10:00am
March 10, 2017
Minnesota roundup: Law professor's rape case dropped; Deer goes through windshield, injures NW Minn. driver
MINNEAPOLIS—Hennepin County prosecutors on Thursday dismissed rape and stalking charges against a University of Minnesota law professor, saying they could not verify the accusations of his former girlfriend. Francesco Parisi, 54, was arrested in February and charged with first-degree...
March 10, 2017 - 9:40am
March 9, 2017
Minnesota roundup: Rep. Peterson roars to 'Hotdish Off' win thanks to bear meat; Deputy commerce official arrested in prostitution sting
MINNEAPOLIS—Rep. Collin Peterson clawed his way to culinary excellence with his "Right to Bear Arms" bear-meat hotdish, winning the seventh-annual Minnesota congressional delegation "Hotdish Off" competition Wednesday, March 8. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., started the event as...
March 9, 2017 - 9:56am
March 8, 2017
Minnesota roundup: Minnesota man faces 20 counts of child pornography; Former company exec admits swindling more than $100,000
ST. PAUL—A man is accused of storing and sharing scores of pornographic images of children after investigators traced a flagged Skype account to his St. Paul address, charges say. Benjamin Aaron Festa, 35, was charged via warrant this month in Ramsey County District Court with...
March 8, 2017 - 11:03am
March 7, 2017
Minnesota roundup: Pair of tornadoes in Minnesota could be record; Man admits killing his wife, leaving kids to find her body
ZIMMERMAN, Minn.—A pair of tornadoes reportedly touched down in Minnesota on Monday as a band of severe weather moved through the Midwest. If confirmed, the tornadoes would be the earliest in the state's recorded history. The storm system largely missed the Twin Cities, which...
March 7, 2017 - 10:03am
March 6, 2017
Minnesota roundup: Pilot seriously injured in crash in central Minnesota; Five sent to hospital in two-car crash
PAYNESVILLE, Minn. — A pilot was seriously injured when his small, experimental plane crashed Saturday afternoon in a field near the Paynesville...
March 6, 2017 - 9:18am
March 3, 2017
Minnesota roundup: Handgun permit holders increase by nearly 60 percent; shooting suspect arrested in far western Minnesota
WILLMAR, Minn.—There are now 265,728 valid permit-holders for handguns in Minnesota, an increase of 59 percent over 2105, according to a news release from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension report on Wednesday, March 1, said...
March 3, 2017 - 9:30am
March 2, 2017
Minnesota roundup: Police say man kidnapped estranged wife from her workplace; man dies after skid loader submerges in manure pit
WILLMAR, Minn. — Police say a 38-year-old Cosmos man hit his estranged wife with his vehicle as she left her Willmar workplace Wednesday morning, abducted her and drove away from the area. The woman was found safe, but injured. The man is now in custody at the Kandiyohi County...
March 2, 2017 - 1:00pm