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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
Fugitive arrested by U.S. Marshals in Vermillion Township
A 29-year-old man convicted of burglary and domestic assault had violated his parole and was using an assumed name when he was arrested Feb. 13 in Vermillion Township by U.S. Marshals. Joseph Thomas Hawkinson, of Crystal, Minn., had an outstanding arrest warrant from the Minnesota...
March 2, 2017 - 5:30am
March 1, 2017
Minnesota roundup: Deputy hospitalized after squad hits cow; Dayton heads to prostate surgery
KANABEC COUNTY, Minn.—A sheriff's deputy for Kanabec County in east central Minnesota was taken to the hospital after he hit a cow with his squad car. Deputy Daniel Steven, 30, was looking for a cow reported on the road. As Steven was on patrol, the cow ran out of the ditch...
March 1, 2017 - 10:28am
February 27, 2017
Minnesota roundup: Man injured in Becker County snowmobile accident; Baby found safe after possible abduction
MANY POINT LAKE, Minn.—A man was injured here and airlifted to a Fargo hospital Sunday, Feb. 26, after being ejected from his snowmobile. The Becker County Sheriff's Office responded at 5:20 p.m. to a snowmobile crash on Many Point Lake, which is northeast of Detroit Lakes....
February 27, 2017 - 9:27am
February 25, 2017
Eureka Township man convicted of three felonies in hit and run death
After two and a half days of deliberating, a Scott County jury on Feb. 24 convicted Matthew Keely Hartley of three felonies connected to a hit...
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February 25, 2017 - 8:59am
February 24, 2017
Minnesota roundup: Two found dead in house fire in NW Minnesota
NORTHOME, Minn.—Two people were found dead after a house fire early Wednesday in Northome, Koochiching County officials said. The town...
February 24, 2017 - 12:00pm
February 23, 2017
Minnesota roundup: Man charged in connection with fatal meth overdose of his 'buddy'; jogger struck by car, killed in St. Paul
MOORHEAD, Minn.—A 34-year-old man is charged in Clay County District Court with third-degree murder in connection with the methamphetamine overdose death of a man who was found dead a day after he left a state-funded drug treatment program that had abruptly discharged him. According...
February 23, 2017 - 11:39am
February 21, 2017
Minnesota roundup: Jewish Center in Twin Cities receives bomb threat
ST. PAUL—The Jewish Community Center on St. Paul Avenue in Highland Park has re-opened after an evacuation Monday morning due to a bomb threat. After a search of the facility, the St. Paul police did not find bombs or dangerous devices. St. Paul police spokesman Steve Linders...
February 21, 2017 - 9:33am
February 17, 2017
Minnesota roundup: Head-on crash kills Pequot Lakes man; 5 more state news stories
PEQUOT LAKES, Minn. — One of the most horrendous crash scenes area law enforcement officers said they have ever seen in their career occurred...
February 17, 2017 - 10:33am
February 16, 2017
Minnesota roundup: Fergus Falls inmate who escaped Tuesday still on the loose; Missing elderly man found dead; more state news stories
FERGUS FALLS, Minn.—The Fergus Falls Police Department and the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office were still looking for an inmate who...
February 16, 2017 - 12:02pm
February 14, 2017
Closing statements in Hartley trial delayed until Feb. 21
Closing remarks for the jury trial of Matthew Hartley have been postponed until Tuesday, Feb. 21, due to a medical emergency that hospitalized the defense attorney. "We continue to be in a holding pattern," Judge Christian Wilton told jurors Feb. 13, at the Scott County courthouse....
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February 14, 2017 - 3:30pm
Minnesota roundup: Woman dies after jumping from bridge over I-494; 4 more state news stories
INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, Minn. — A woman jumped to her death Sunday afternoon, Feb. 12, from a bridge over Interstate 494 in Inver Grove Heights. The woman, who has not been identified, jumped from the Babcock Trail bridge onto the eastbound lanes of Interstate 494 at about 4 p.m.,...
February 14, 2017 - 10:45am