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VINELAND — A 20-year-old man involved in an armed home invasion and assault late Thursday night in northern Mille Lacs County was shot and killed by a responding sheriff's deputy, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension reported Friday.
LOS ANGELES -- Fox News settled claims of sexual harassment by a longtime employee against Bill O'Reilly, shortly after the network's chairman, Roger Ailes, was removed from his post as he faced similar allegations, The New York Times reported on Tuesday. According to the Times, the employee, Juliet Huddy, claimed that O'Reilly sought sexual relations with her, and set out to hurt her career when she refused his advances. The Times obtained a draft of a letter that was sent from her lawyers to Fox News.
Roughly 11.5 million people signed up for individual health plan coverage under U.S. President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act between Nov. 1 and Dec. 24, an increase of 286,000 from a year earlier, according to government figures released on Tuesday.
ST. PAUL — Two more deer suspected of having chronic wasting disease have been found in Fillmore County, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said Tuesday, Jan. 10. The DNR received preliminary test results Jan 6. Final results are expected later this week. The two adult female deer were killed within a mile of the first two positive deer.
The morning after Monday's single-car crash that sent him sailing off the Blatnik Bridge, Mark Anderson was already walking, however gingerly, down the intensive care hallway outside his room. "It's a miracle he's alive," said his longtime girlfriend, Connie Everett, who was by Anderson's side in a room at Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center's Neuro and Trauma Intensive Care Unit in Duluth on Tuesday.
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.