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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man is in federal custody after authorities found Molotov cocktails, suspected pipe bombs and firearms during the search of a Montevideo home. By Amy Forlitii Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man is in federal custody after authorities found Molotov cocktails, suspected pipe bombs and firearms during the search of a Montevideo home. Buford Rogers was charged Friday by criminal complaint on one charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm. U.S.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A freshman Democratic state representative who is one of the House's key swing votes on gay marriage says he will vote for the bill. Rep. Joe Radinovich of Crosby had been undecided. He says Friday that he's personally supported gay marriage for a decade, but was unsure how to vote because he represents a socially conservative district in the Brainerd area.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Police are still searching for a 24-year-old Eden Prairie woman, a day after the man wanted for questioning in her disappearance shot himself in the head in the police parking lot. Eden Prairie Police Lt. Bill Wyffels says Mandy Marie Matula was reported missing Thursday morning after she didn't show up for work. Police believe she was with 24-year-old David Marshall Roe of Victoria in Miller Park early Thursday.
MINNEAPOLIS — Welcome back, Flip. The Minnesota Timberwolves hired Flip Saunders as the team's new president of basketball operations on Friday, bringing him back eight years after he was fired as the head coach. Saunders replaces David Kahn, who was fired on Thursday after four seasons on the job, and he will have a minority stake in the franchise.
STILLWATER, Minn. — Work on the new St. Croix (KROY) bridge connecting Minnesota and Wisconsin has been halted after dead zebra mussels were found on six construction barges headed for the river. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is investigating the incident. DNR spokesman Chris Niskanen says none of the barges entered the St. Croix river. Contractor Ed Kraemer & Sons of Plain, Wis., agreed to decontaminate all construction barges. Niskanen says the company properly treated the hulls with 190-degree water, but failed to scrape the hulls.
ATLANTA (AP) -- A dash-cam video of Reese Witherspoon's recent disorderly-conduct arrest provides a rare glimpse of one of Hollywood's best-known actresses unfiltered as she, after "one too many" glasses of wine, takes on a no-nonsense Georgia state trooper following her husband's traffic stop. In video of the April 19 early-morning incident in Atlanta, posted Thursday by the website TMZ, the 37-year-old actress seeks to intercede as her husband is being administered a field sobriety test by the trooper. Video 1: WItherspoon
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - A Minnesota man coming in for questioning about a missing woman has shot himself in the police parking lot. Eden Prairie police got a call Thursday morning after 24-year-old Mandy Marie Matula of Eden Prairie failed to show up for work. Police believe Matula was at Miller Park in Eden Prairie around 1:30 a.m. Thursday with 24-year-old David Marshall Roe of Victoria. Roe agreed to speak with an investigator, but police say he shot himself in his vehicle in the police parking lot.
DEEPHAVEN, Minn. - As the fishing opener approaches, officials are stepping up efforts to prevent the spread of invasive species in some of the Twin Cities area's most popular lakes and streams. The Minnehaha Creek Watershed District is stressing early detection of potential new infestations this season, particularly for zebra mussels, which were discovered in Lake Minnetonka in 2010. One way they spread is by hitchhiking on boats and other equipment.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Rhode Island has become the nation's 10th state to allow gay and lesbian couples to wed, after a 16-year effort to extend marriage rights in this heavily Roman Catholic state. Gays, lesbians, their friends and families erupted into cheers Thursday following a final 56-15 vote in the Rhode Island House, and then again an hour later when Gov. Lincoln Chafee signed the bill into law on the Statehouse steps.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Goodbye, David Kahn. Hello, Flip Saunders. Again. The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Thursday that owner Glen Taylor will not to pick up the option for next season on Kahn's contract. Three people with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press that Taylor has agreed on a deal to hire Saunders as Kahn's replacement. The people spoke on the condition of anonymity because an official announcement hasn't been made.