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Somalia-born police officer builds new bridges in Mankato

March 28, 2015

An AP Member Exchange shared by The Free... more »»

28 years in prison for shooting outside Target Field

March 27, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Brooklyn Center man has been sentenced to more than 28 years in prison for a shooting outside Target Field last yea. more »»

1 resident dies in fire at senior care facility in Woodbury

March 27, 2015

WOODBURY, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say one person has died in a fire at a senior care facility in Woodbury. Two other residents and a firefighter were treated for smoke inhalation. more »»

Fire breaks out at senior complex in Woodbury

March 27, 2015

WOODBURY, Minn. (AP) — A number of residents of senior living apartments in Woodbury are being treated for smoke inhalation after fire broke out at the comple. more »»

Duluth police looking for 2 children, noncustodial mother

March 27, 2015

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Police in Duluth are asking for the public's help in locating two young children who they say were taken by their mother against a court order. more »»

Forest Service extends comment period on BWCA land swap

March 27, 2015

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — The U.S. more »»

Cloquet woman gets nearly 10 years in sauna shooting

March 27, 2015

CLOQUET, Minn. (AP) — A northeast Minnesota woman has been sentenced to nearly 10 years in jail for shooting her estranged husband in his sauna. more »»

1 dead in home fire in NE Minnesota

March 27, 2015

HERMANTOWN, Minn. (AP) — Authorities report a man's body was found after a fire in a home in northeastern Minnesota.

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Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials

March 27, 2015

Star Tribune, March 26

Tribe's contribution is a nutrition boost for American Indians

There's a reason that one of the first buildings visitors see on Minnesota's Leech Lake Indian... more »»

Mexico double-transplant patient eyes US humanitarian entry

March 26, 2015

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A young Mexican man who is urgently trying to travel to the Mayo Clinic for a double-organ transplant has filed a third application for entry into the United States after twice... more »»

State picks 2 companies for $103.7 million school test deal

March 26, 2015

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan authorities have picked two companies for a three-year, $103. more »»

Census: Twin Cities suburban growth trailing urban counties

March 26, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Population growth in the once-booming Twin Cities suburban counties is slowing down.

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Authorities search Mississippi River for missing Crystal boy

March 26, 2015

CRYSTAL, Minn. (AP) — Police say the father of a missing 10-year-old Crystal boy was seen near the Mississippi River shortly after his son disappeared. more »»

Minnesota-Duluth student dies after snowmobile crash on lake

March 26, 2015

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Authorities suspect drinking and speeding in a snowmobile crash on a northeastern Minnesota lake that killed the driver and seriously injured his rider.

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Mexico double-transplant patient files 3rd visa application

March 26, 2015

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A young Mexican man who is urgently trying to travel to the Mayo Clinic for a double-organ transplant filed a third U.S. visa application Thursday after being turned down twice. more »»

3 plead guilty in international drug ring case

March 26, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say three leaders of an international narcotics ring have pleaded guilty in New York City. more »»

NHL concussion lawsuit plaintiffs want Bettman to testify

March 26, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Plaintiffs in the federal class-action lawsuit brought against the NHL over concussion-related injuries want Commissioner Gary Bettman to testify.

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Woman pleads guilty in fatal SE Minnesota crash

March 26, 2015

MANTORVILLE, Minn. (AP) — A Dodge Center woman has pleaded guilty to criminal vehicular homicide in a crash in southeastern Minnesota that killed a passenger last summer. more »»



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