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SPICER — A vehicle fire was reported Sunday afternoon at the intersection of County Road 27 Northeast and County 9 Northeast.

No injuries are listed on the report.


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WILLMAR — A 30-year-old man was arrested Sunday evening for felony second-degree assault on the 1000 block of 30th Street Northwest.

As of Monday afternoon, the man was in custody in the Kandiyohi County Jail awaiting formal charges related to the incident.

WILLMAR — A 46-year-old man was arrested Sunday evening on a Lyon County warrant during a disorderly call on the 900 block of 20th Avenue Southeast.

Hutchinson man released on $10,000 bail for alleged baseball bat beating of Bird Island man

BIRD ISLAND — A Hutchinson man has been charged with several felonies for allegedly breaking into a Renville County home and beating a man with a baseball bat this August.

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Moorhead police investigating fatal shooting as homicide

MOORHEAD — Moorhead police are investigating a fatal Friday night, Sept. 10, shooting.

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Man in his 20s dies after he’s found stabbed in St. Paul street

ST. PAUL — A homicide investigation is underway after a man was stabbed in St. Paul on Friday night, Sept. 10, and died at the hospital.

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Prison changes policies after newspaper's investigation into Minnesota inmate's death

ROCHESTER, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Corrections has implemented a wave of policy changes to improve access to language translation services, following an investigation by the Rochester Post Bulletin into the death of a Faribault prison inmate who did not have access to a translator during his final medical check-ins.

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Woman raped by Alfonso Rodriguez in 1974 calls his overturned death sentence 'painful'

CROOKSTON, Minn. — It's been 18 years since the abduction and murder of Dru Sjodin, and 14 years since Alfonso Rodriguez was sentenced to death for her kidnapping and killing, but a federal judge's recent ruling overturned the death penalty for the case and a new sentencing trial could be held for Rodriguez.

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'The Vault' true crime stories: A week in review for Sept. 11

A round-up of The Vault's true crime stories for the past week