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CHICAGO -- Vaccination skeptic Robert F. Kennedy Jr. said he would chair a presidential panel to review vaccine safety and science at U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's request, drawing fierce criticism from vaccine experts who fear such a panel would give credence to debunked theories tying childhood immunizations to autism.
WASHINGTON -- Northern Minnesota U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson and U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan, both Democrats, and other members of Congress want management of the gray wolf to return to state control through a bill they have introduced..
EAGAN, Minn. -- Two of the three suspects involved in a robbery during a drug deal near Eagan High School last week have been arrested and charged, police said. Mohamed Bue Radwan, 18, of St. Paul, and a 17-year-old boy, also from St. Paul, have been charged in Dakota County District Court with first-degree aggravated robbery. Investigators have identified a third suspect and are looking for him, Eagan police officer Aaron Machtemes, the department spokesman, said Tuesday.
ROYALTON, Minn. -- A truck driver was killed Tuesday morning in central Minnesota when his vehicle rear-ended a snowplow. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the truck driver was westbound on U.S. 10 south of Royalton in Benton County when he drove into the back of a westbound snowplow operated by the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The plow was clearing snow and had its warning lights activated at the time of the 11:30 a.m. collision.
CLEARWATER, Minn. -- A motorist was killed during wintry conditions Monday when a minivan rear-ended a stopped semi truck on Interstate 94 in Stearns County. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Frederick Paul Meyer, 58, of Clearwater died when his Dodge Caravan struck the back of a semi on eastbound I-94 shortly after 5:30 p.m. Monday. The semi was hauling a large excavator and was stopped in traffic because of weather-related accidents.
ST. PAUL — Arthur Roger Franzen did not seem overly impressed with his ornate, and newly renovated, surroundings. Sen. Melissa Franzen of Edina held her son, born Dec. 28, in her left arm while she raised her right hand Tuesday to be sworn in to her second Minnesota Senate term.
ST. PAUL — Chronic wasting disease has been identified in a farmed deer herd north of Brainerd in Merrifield, the Minnesota Board of Animal Health reported Friday. The herd of 33 mule deer and 100 white-tailed deer is registered with the Board of Animal Health. Two 2-year-old female deer were slaughtered on the farm and both tested positive for chronic wasting disease. The deer showed no clinical signs of illness.
WAHPETON, N.D. – The suspect in a Breckenridge shooting Thursday, Dec. 29, was arrested Friday afternoon, Dec. 30, in Wahpeton, N.D.
A promised holiday storm in the Minnesota and the Dakotas began Sunday afternoon, Dec. 25, with scattered freezing rain from southeast South Dakota to Minnesota's lakes country. Much of west central Minnesota north of the Minnesota River remains under a wind advisory Monday, with west winds 25 to 35 mph and gusts up to 50 mph. Winds will decrease to 10-15 mph Monday night.
FRAZEE — One person died and another was critically injured when a vehicle struck two pedestrians early Sunday on state Highway 29 about five miles north of Frazee, according to a report released by Becker County Sheriff Todd Glander.