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State senator's father dies, but she's at work keeping one-vote majority for GOP
Minnesota budget talks go on behind closed doors, as legislators plan to work past midnight deadline to get work done
Trump asked intelligence chiefs to push back against FBI collusion probe after Comey revealed its existence
Minnesota man may have fallen off bluff into Mississippi after police chase
Hargreaves returns to prison pending civil commitment hearing
Kepler, Sano lead Twins' comeback win over Orioles
How UND 'happy-go-lucky guy' became a key player for Penguins in playoffs
Cooler weather made for less stress in Scheels Fargo Marathon
Zimmer to take time off from Vikings after 8th eye surgery
Vikings gave Michael Floyd a chance. 'Now it's up to him,' says his mother.
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
'Last Man Standing': 20th Century Fox TV to seek new home for Tim Allen comedy
ABC's 'American Idol' reboot lands pop music superstar as first confirmed judge
'Scandal' will end next year, ABC president confirms
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
Stories needed to create 'Milan: The Musical!'
Minnesota Orchestra brings classical music to Willmar
Vinyls unveiled for traffic signal boxes in Willmar
Lisa Rierson Axelson
Michel H. Hinrichsen
Michael Thomas Cullen
Richard G. Black
Minnesota Opinion: Taxing charitable donations is just wrong
Letter: Book doesn't belong in classroom
Letter: Reinvest in higher education
Thomas: Will America ever learn?
Mike McFeely: For Ailes, the goal was to turn back the clock
September 14, 2012
Four killed in Pine County crash identified
ASKOV, Minn. -- Authorities have identified the four people killed Tuesday evening in a collision between a pickup truck and a semitrailer in Pine County. The Pine County Sheriff's Office reported that the victims, all from Askov, were Arden Edwards, 58; Brett Larson, 21; Catherine...
September 14, 2012 - 6:00am
Veteran officer, gunman die in Texas shootout
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) -- A routine serving of an eviction notice to a man living near the Texas A&M University campus turned deadly for Brazos County Constable Brian Bachmann when the resident opened fire on him, leading to the death of the law enforcement officer and another...
August 14, 2012 - 6:27am
July 12, 2012
North Dakota man arraigned in deaths of his three Wis. daughters
A North Dakota man accused in the deaths of his three young daughters in a gruesome incident at a residence in River Falls, Wis., last Tuesday...
July 12, 2012 - 3:02pm
May 22, 2011
Two die as boater loses control on Alexandria-area lake
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. - A day on the lake among friends turned tragic in Alexandria Saturday - two were killed in a boating accident on Lake Victoria. The victims were Nicole Marie Getz, 27, and Mathew Paul Spletzer, 30, both of Alexandria, according to new information released by the...
May 22, 2011 - 3:14pm
March 28, 2011
Crash kills man, 4 teens on spring break in Alabama
ANGOLA, Ind. -- Four northeastern Indiana high school seniors returning from a spring break trip and another man were killed in a three-vehicle crash over the weekend in Alabama. Cpl. Steve Smith with the Alabama State Troopers said the four teens were Matthew Riley Zimmer, Evan...
March 28, 2011 - 4:12pm
January 10, 2011
Homicide suspected in deaths of Cromwell couple
A man and woman were found dead in their rural Carlton County home Sunday as a result of what authorities are calling a possible homicide. Carlton County emergency dispatchers received a report of a man found dead in a residence on Krogh Road in Red Clover Township, about two miles...
January 10, 2011 - 11:13am
January 4, 2011
Traffic deaths in Minnesota are at lowest level since 1944
ST. PAUL -- The state Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety has announced that at least 410 people were killed in crashes last year on the state's highways. The preliminary numbers were released Monday and the department projects that the final 2010 count will be close...
January 4, 2011 - 12:00am
December 13, 2010
Wisconsin blizzard deaths: man dies beneath roof collapse, another struck by snowplow
HUDSON, Wis. - St. Croix County recorded two deaths Saturday tied to heavy snowfall in western Wisconsin. An elderly Woodville man was killed when he was struck by a municipal plow and a rural Hudson man died after the roof of a livestock shelter collapsed, pinning him beneath. Clifford...
December 13, 2010 - 10:22am
Teens found dead in east Twin Cities park are identified, authorities believe incident may be suicide-related
Lake Elmo school officials reached out to students Wednesday after news broke of the apparent suicides of two local ninth grade students. Oak-Land Junior High administrators informed teachers and students of the deaths on Wednesday and allowed students to meet with counselors if...
October 13, 2010 - 4:22pm
October 1, 2010
Gone but never forgotten
October 1, 2010 - 12:00am
October 29, 2009
As cases rise, swine flu is linked to two more deaths in Minn.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota health officials confirmed two more deaths Wednesday from 2009 H1N1 flu, or swine flu as it is also known, as more schools report flu outbreaks and the number of people hospitalized continues to rise. While the Health Department will not provide specific identifications,...
October 29, 2009 - 12:00am
July 27, 2009
Minnesota Opinion: On road fatalities: Minnesota Opinion: On road fatalities
An excerpt from recent editorials in Minnesota newspapers: The Associated Press On road fatlities: If you want to save lives, raise the price of gas. We're not advocating that OPEC raise prices. Nor are we urging federal and state government to increase gasoline taxes. We're simply...
July 27, 2009 - 12:00am
Minnesota Opinion: On soldier deaths
An excerpt from recent editorials in Minnesota newspapers: The Associated Press On soldier deaths: Ed McMahon. Farrah Fawcett. Michael Jackson. Walter Cronkite. Daniel Drevnick. James Wertish. Carlos Wilcox. Ben Kopp. Thomas Gramith. Most Minnesotans probably recognize the first...
July 27, 2009 - 12:00am
July 23, 2009
Editorial: Soldiers return to families and state
It has been a tragic time for Minnesota soldiers and their families during this past week as five Minnesota soldiers lost their lives in the service of their country. On July 16, three Minnesota National Guardsmen were killed by an indirect fire attack on a U.S. base in Basra, I...
July 23, 2009 - 12:00am
July 18, 2009
Editorial: State is saving lives on roadways
Minnesota traffic deaths are headed downward, which is good, recently hitting the lowest traffic death toll in 63 years. In 2008, Minnesota had 455 traffic deaths, which is 11 percent below the 2007 total of 510 deaths. This follows a national decline with 9.7 percent fewer traffic...
July 18, 2009 - 12:00am