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{FD} Couple on fishing-trip vacation die in Icelandic lake tragedy

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A Minnesota couple were killed in a fishing accident Sunday while on vacation in Iceland after the lake water swept one spouse away and the other jumped in to rescue them, according to officials. Continue reading

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{FD} Mom, 25, is ‘CEO’ of huge Minnesota meth trafficking ring, prosecutors say

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A Minnesota woman who said she was a mother of two was unmasked recently as the “CEO” of one of the biggest meth trafficking rings the state has ever seen, prosecutors said. Continue reading

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{FD} School bus driver accused of texting, searching for ‘your mama’ jokes while behind the wheel

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A school bus driver sent text messages and looked up “your mama” jokes on her phone while transporting children, authorities said. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Losing Streak Lois’ son says his mom ‘snapped’ before alleged murders

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The son of the grandmother dubbed “Losing Streak Lois” said his mother likely “snapped” before she allegedly murdered his father and another woman to steal her identity. Continue reading

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{FD} Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson had the best response to a Minnesota teen’s ‘promposal’

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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson had a special surprise on Friday for a Minnesota high school senior who asked the actor to prom. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Losing Streak Lois’ Riess arrested in Texas after weeks-long search, authorities say

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Fugitive Minnesota grandmother Lois Riess, aka “Losing Streak Lois,” was arrested Thursday night in Texas, ending a nearly monthlong search for a woman suspected of killing her husband and at least one other person, authorities said. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Losing Streak Lois,’ alleged killer grandma on the run, spotted on new surveillance video

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Authorities released new surveillance video Wednesday of “Losing Streak Lois,” the 56-year-old grandmother from Minnesota who sparked a nationwide manhunt after she allegedly killed her husband and a woman in Florida before stealing her identity. In th… Continue reading

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{FD} Man diagnosed as mentally ill allegedly killed ‘weird’ family who took him in

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A mentally ill man who was welcomed into a Minnesota family’s home beat a mother and her son to death with a pipe wrench — and then told police he did so because they were “weird,” authorities said. Continue reading

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{FD} Spring blizzard pounds Midwest; flights canceled, deaths reported

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Amid a spring blizzard in the Midwest that prompted hundreds of flights to be canceled Saturday, one runway has reopened at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, officials said Sunday. Continue reading

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{FD} Mummified monkey found in century-old department store in Minnesota

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Crews working in a historic department store building in downtown Minneapolis made an unexpected discovery recently — the mummified remains of a monkey. Continue reading

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{FD} Minnesota woman films bald eagle plucking fish out of frozen pond

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Emily Brown was standing at her mother’s bedroom window in Waconia, Minnesota when she saw a bald eagle pluck a fish out of a frozen pond. Continue reading

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{FD} Tim Pawlenty announces he’s running for his old job as Minnesota governor

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Tim Pawlenty, the former Minnesota governor and short-lived GOP 2012 presidential candidate, announced plans on Thursday to run for his old seat in the state. Continue reading

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{FD} Teen crashes into exam building during her driver’s test, police say

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A teen in Minnesota hit a bit of a snag during her driving test Wednesday afternoon when she accidentally crashed into the building of the exam office, police said. Continue reading

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{FD} Minneapolis cop acted ‘recklessly’ in fatal shooting of Australian woman, prosecutor says

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A Minneapolis police officer acted “recklessly” last summer when he fired a shot that killed an Australian woman who had called 911 to report a suspected rape, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Officer who fatally shot Justine Damond charged with murder, turns himself in

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The Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an Australian woman in July was charged with murder Tuesday after he turned himself in when a warrant was issued for his arrest. Continue reading

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{FD} Student with ‘Trump’ flag assaulted by mob during National School Walkout

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Minneapolis police are investigating an assault on a high schooler carrying a flag support President Trump that occurred during the National School Walkout Day Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} US takes step to extradite Nazi war crimes suspect, 99, sought by Poland

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American authorities have asked three medical experts to determine whether a 99-year-old Minnesota man can travel to Poland to face trial on charges that he was involved in Nazi war crimes during World War II. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman who killed boyfriend in failed YouTube stunt sentenced to 180 days

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A Minnesota woman who accidentally shot and killed her boyfriend in a YouTube stunt gone wrong has been sentenced to 180 days in prison after taking a plea agreement. Continue reading

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{FD} Three men arrested, charged in Minnesota mosque bombing

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Three Illinois men have been arrested and charged in connection with the August bombing of a mosque in a Minneapolis suburb, federal officials said Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Elderly Minnesota man suffers facial fractures in beating after road rage incident

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Minnesota investigators are looking for a dangerously violent man who fractured an elderly man’s face with his fists after a road rage incident. Continue reading

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{FD} Father raped, chained, beat twin daughters for 10 years: police

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A Minneapolis father was arrested this week on slew of charges for the alleged rape, starvation and beating of his twin daughters – one of whom he twice impregnated – over the course of several years, authorities said. Continue reading

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{FD} Flight skids off runway in Wisconsin after bad weather forces two diversions

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A Minneapolis-bound flight diverted to different locations in Wisconsin twice due to bad weather early Friday skidded off the runway while trying to land, the airline confirmed to Fox News. Continue reading

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{FD} 911 dispatcher killed in suspected drunk driving crash involving church pastor

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A Minneapolis 911 dispatcher who worked “day-and-night to keep people safe” was tragically killed over the weekend after her car was struck by a church pastor who was driving the wrong way and is believed to have been drinking, police say. Continue reading

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{FD} Man steals car, then calls owner for help starting it, police say

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A Minnesota man has been arrested after allegedly stealing a car from a Walmart parking lot, then calling the owner less than two hours later for help starting the vehicle. Continue reading

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{FD} Minnesota school district removes ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ ‘Huckleberry Finn’ from required reading due to n-word

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The Duluth School District removed “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” from its required reading due to the use of the n-word. Continue reading

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{FD} Minnesota woman, 19, who allegedly told students to ‘join the jihad,’ is indicted

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A Minnesota woman whom prosecutors said set fires at a Minnesota university out of anger because of U.S. military actions overseas was charged with terrorism Wednesday after she allegedly tried to assist a terrorist organization last year. Continue reading

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{FD} Michele Bachmann says she won’t run for Senate after all

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Conservative firebrand Michelle Bachmann said Monday she has no plans to run for U.S. Senate, despite previous suggestions she might run for former Minnesota Sen. Al Franken’s seat. Continue reading

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{FD} Super Bowl LII: How to watch and what to know

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Football fans won’t have to wait much longer for Super Bowl LII to kick off in Minneapolis. Continue reading

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{FD} Super Bowl protesters to take a knee in Minneapolis with rally against police brutality

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Amidst a national conversation about police brutality and athletes’ protests during the national anthem, organizers, students and victims of police violence will gather in Minneapolis not far from where Super Bowl 52 is taking place. Continue reading

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{FD} Janet Jackson not performing at Super Bowl halftime show, she says

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Janet Jackson put the rumors to bed Saturday after confirming that she is definitely not joining Justin Timberlake during Sunday’s Super Bowl halftime show. Continue reading

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{FD} Janet Jackson reportedly not performing at Super Bowl halftime show

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Janet Jackson put the rumors to bed Saturday after reportedly confirming that she is definitely not joining Justin Timberlake during Sunday’s Super Bowl halftime show. Continue reading

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{FD} Eagles fan scores Super Bowl tickets from team after viral online video

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A New Jersey college student who nearly broke down when she thought she missed the Super Bowl in a viral video after getting her wisdom teeth removed said she’s “freaking out” because she got two tickets to the game, courtesy of the Philadelphia Eagles… Continue reading

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{FD} Falcons owner ‘****** off’ Patriots had 283 diamonds put in Super Bowl ring, reference to blown lead

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Arthur Blank, the owner of the Atlanta Falcons, said he was “****** off” New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft had 283 diamonds put in Super Bowl ring, a reference to the team’s 28-3 blown lead. Continue reading

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{FD} Pink fights flu, completes pre-Super Bowl concert

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Pop star Pink, while battling the flu, powered through a pre-Super Bowl concert on Friday in Minneapolis. Continue reading

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{FD} Super Bowl fan event in Minneapolis replaces security firm: report

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The company providing security to Super Bowl Live, a nightly fan event in Minneapolis connected to Sunday’s NFL championship game, has been replaced because of insufficient background checks on its employees, according to a published report. Continue reading

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{FD} Super Bowl brings massive security resources to Minneapolis

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Concrete barriers and chain-link fencing are going up around the site of the Super Bowl in downtown Minneapolis, where a contingent of local, state and national agencies is working to ensure that the game and dozens of related events are safe Continue reading

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{FD} Preacher who cheated using Ashley Madison, tried hiring hit man on dark web in bid to murder wife, cops say

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A Minnesota preacher in a failing marriage, who failed in his attempt to hire a hit man using bitcoin on the dark web, also failed to convincingly stage his wife’s murder as a suicide — a final misstep that ultimately led to his arrest, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} Grand jury convened in killing of Justine Damond by Minnesota cop

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A Minnesota prosecutor is convening a grand jury as he weighs whether to charge a Minneapolis police officer in the 2017 shooting death of Justine Damond, officials said Wednesday, a month after the prosecutor ripped investigators over the handling of … Continue reading

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{FD} Affairs, ‘dark web’ scam in focus as Minnesota murder-for-hire trial begins

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Washington County opened its trial against Stephen Allwine Monday, a case with a plot stripped from the pages of a murder mystery—sex, lies, murder and a hit man for hire. Continue reading

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{FD} Burned body of Minnesota woman found in New Orleans; boyfriend with facial burns charged with kidnapping

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A Minnesota woman who vanished earlier this month was reportedly abducted and killed by her boyfriend — who then allegedly drove her body to New Orleans and burned it in a shipping container. Continue reading

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{FD} Runaway semitruck crashes into Minnesota school, injuring students

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Two Minnesota elementary school students suffered minor injuries when an out-of-control semi-truck rammed into their building early Tuesday morning. Continue reading

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{FD} Mother fears missing daughter, 27, killed; boyfriend arrested with facial injuries

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A grief-stricken Minnesota mom is holding out hope her 27-year-old daughter will be found alive after the girl’s boyfriend, Joseph Porter, was arrested in the wake of Cristina Prodan’s disappearance. Continue reading

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{FD} Minnesota teen killed after daring gunman to shoot him

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A Minnesota teen shot and killed after daring a motorist he was arguing with to shoot him. Continue reading

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{FD} 99-year-old Vikings superfan gets free tickets to Super Bowl

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A very special superfan in attendance, 99-year-old Millie Wall, could have given the Minnesota Vikings the boost they needed to win Sunday’s game. Continue reading

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{FD} Michele Bachmann says she’s considering running for Al Franken’s Senate seat

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Former Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., is considering running for the recently-vacated U.S. Senate seat held by Al Franken. Continue reading

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{FD} Democrat Franken says goodbye in Minnesota

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U.S. Sen. Al Franken said goodbye to staff members and supporters in Minneapolis on Thursday night, in his first public appearance in Minnesota since being accused of sexual harassment. Continue reading

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{FD} Police remove white nationalists’ memorial for woman shot by Somali cop

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Minneapolis police have removed a memorial that a white nationalist group created to honor a white Australian woman who was shot and killed by a Somali officer last summer. Continue reading

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{FD} Minnesota woman kidnapped at gunpoint home safe, ex-boyfriend still at large

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A Minnesota woman who was kidnapped at gunpoint by her ex-boyfriend earlier this week outside her job was found alive on Saturday, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} Tina Smith selected to replace Al Franken in the Senate: Who is she?

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Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton selected longtime ally Tina Smith to take over Al Franken’s Senate seat. Continue reading

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{FD} Al Franken finally sets date for his Senate exit

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Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., has finally set a date for his departure from Congress. Continue reading

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