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May 30, 2017
Minn. roundup: Police to analyze calls after bomb threat hoax at Detroit Lakes Wal-Mart; Shovel, brick collected by police after assault of 2 teens
DETROIT LAKES, Minn.—Detroit Lakes police plan to analyze phone records as they investigate to a bomb threat hoax that shut down Wal-Mart on the city's west edge on Memorial Day as vehicles were backed up along busy U.S. Highway 10. Just after 1 p.m. Monday, the store received...
May 30, 2017 - 10:54am
May 25, 2017
Minn. roundup: Heroin dealer found guilty in first of 4 deaths; Crystal police say they shot armed man on disc golf course
MINNEAPOLIS—A Maplewood woman has been found guilty of third-degree murder in the overdose death of a man who received the fatal dose from her. Hennepin County District Judge Paul Scoggin filed his guilty verdict Tuesday, in the bench trial of Beverly Nicole Burrell, 30, following...
May 25, 2017 - 12:00pm
May 24, 2017
Minn. roundup: Body in Mississippi river wasn't man who fled police; Man fires 5 to 7 shots at another vehicle on 35E
ST. PAUL—A body found in the Mississippi River in St. Paul on Monday was a 52-year-old missing since the beginning of May. Earlier on...
May 24, 2017 - 12:00pm
May 23, 2017
Minn. roundup: Finalists named for Princess Kay of the Milky Way; teacher dies while on running race along North Shore
Finalists named for Princess Kay of the Milky Way ST. JOSEPH, Minn. — Twelve finalists, who will compete for the title of Minnesota's 64th...
May 23, 2017 - 9:18am
May 15, 2017
Minn. roundup: Two killed following an alcohol-involved crash in northern Minnesota
BUHL, Minn. — Two people were killed following an alcohol-involved two-vehicle collision on U.S. Highway 169 outside Buhl late Saturday. Jason Michael Gates, 26, of Superior, and 7-year-old Snowden Elizabeth Bothwell, of Hibbing, died in the crash, said the Minnesota State Patrol...
May 15, 2017 - 10:23am
May 12, 2017
Minn. roundup: Threatening, racist note left on St. Olaf black student's car a 'hoax'
NORTHFIELD, Minn.—A threatening note reportedly left on a black student's car at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn., was apparently a hoax intended "to draw attention to concerns about the campus climate," according to emails from St. Olaf President David Anderson to students...
May 12, 2017 - 4:50pm
May 11, 2017
Minn. roundup: St. Thomas Academy teacher fired over texting students; Motorcyclist allegedly left scene after girlfriend fell off, died on interstate
MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn.—A St. Thomas Academy teacher has been fired after she allegedly sent "inappropriate and concerning" text messages to at least three students, according to the all-male Catholic prep school in Mendota Heights. The content of the text messages centered around...
May 11, 2017 - 11:00am
May 9, 2017
Minn roundup: Suspect found after stabbing in pre-arranged, brass knuckles fight in St. Cloud
ST. CLOUD, Minn.—A woman suspected in a stabbing that was part of a pre-arranged, brass knuckles fight among seven people Sunday afternoon in north St. Cloud was arrested late Sunday. Shyla Rae Storkamp, 25, faces possible charges of first- and second-degree assault, according...
May 9, 2017 - 12:00pm
May 8, 2017
Police: Woman threatening suicide prompts SWAT response in Farmington
A distraught, intoxicated woman threatening suicide and in possession of a firearm triggers a call to Farmington police and a response from the...
May 8, 2017 - 9:09pm
Minn. roundup: Duluth Run honors beloved neighborhood cat; Moorhead police find bullet casings after report of shots fired
DULUTH — A bronze homage to a roving neighborhood cat is the goal of a 5K run to be held May 20 in the cat's memory.
May 8, 2017 - 9:30am
May 3, 2017
Minn. roundup: Tiger cub born at the Minnesota Zoo; Northwest Minnesota man charged with molesting babysitter
APPLE VALLEY, Minn.—For the first time in about five years, a tiger cub has been born at the Minnesota Zoo. The female Amur cub was born...
May 3, 2017 - 9:12am
April 21, 2017
Man killed by sheriff's deputies in Minn. had ties to Pierce County
VADNAIS HEIGHTS, Minn.—The family of a man killed by Ramsey County sheriff's deputies in Vadnais Heights earlier this week has identified him as Darren Jahnke, 47.
April 21, 2017 - 9:44am
April 20, 2017
Minnesota roundup: Family IDs man fatally shot by sheriff's deputies in Vadnais Heights; St. Paul council rejects call for Trump investigation
VADNAIS HEIGHTS, Minn.—The family of a man killed by Ramsey County sheriff's deputies in Vadnais Heights earlier this week has identified him as Darren Jahnke, 47. "Our hearts are breaking right now," sister Jenny Vance said Wednesday night. All four deputies have been placed...
April 20, 2017 - 12:00pm
April 19, 2017
Criminal complaint filed in Red Wing shooting death; man awaits possible extradition from Pierce County
Goodhue County Attorney's Office issued a criminal complaint April 19 in the shooting death of a Red Wing man. Charles Deonta Jones, 26, faces...
April 19, 2017 - 5:15pm
April 18, 2017
Minnesota roundup: Bemidji assistant principal enters not guilty plea in social media sex charges; BCA investigating officer-involved shooting
BEMIDJI, Minn. — A middle school assistant principal in Bemidji pleaded not guilty Monday, April 17, to two felony counts of engaging in...
April 18, 2017 - 8:58am