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{FD} Minnesota corrections officer attacked, killed by inmate, officials say

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A corrections officer at a Minnesota state prison was killed Wednesday by an inmate, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} Day care owner who tried to hang toddler from noose gets probation

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A day care owner who pleaded guilty to attempted murder for trying to kill a toddler by hanging him from a noose in her basement was sentenced Monday to probation. Continue reading

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{FD} Behind bars for 2 murders, he’s running for US Senate seat in Minnesota

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A Minnesota man serving a life sentence without parole after being convicted of two murders is now vying for a U.S. Senate seat. Continue reading

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{FD} Minnesota authorities investigating after teen fatally shot by deputies

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A 16-year-old Minnesota boy was shot and killed after his mother called deputies to report that her son was suicidal and threatening her with knives and a baseball bat, according to reports. Continue reading

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{FD} Boulder breaks free from moving vehicle killing 2 Minnesota women; driver arrested, police say

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Two Minnesota women died Monday after their car was rammed by a boulder that broke free from another vehicle, police said. Continue reading

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{FD} Battles between smokers, nonsmokers may be heating up

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Increasingly in the U.S., disputes between neighbors are becoming matters of smokers versus non-smokers. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Lucky’ teen escapes unscathed after driving vehicle into sinkhole

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A Minnesota teen managed to survive driving into a gaping sinkhole in Minnesota by climbing out the back window, police said Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Death penalty sought against ‘Losing Streak Lois’ Riess in Florida murder

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Prosecutors in Florida say they will seek the death penalty for a Minnesota grandmother accused of killing her husband and another woman before assuming the latter victim’s identity and leading authorities on a cross-country manhunt. Continue reading

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{FD} Accounts of fatal Minneapolis police-involved shooting vary amid unrest

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Police and witness accounts of an officer-involved fatal shooting of a black man vary as protests were sparked Sunday over the killing. Continue reading

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{FD} Dog stuck on roof of Minnesota home is brought inside to safety

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The Ramsey Police Department shared photos in a Facebook post on Friday, revealing that both police and firefighters responded. Continue reading

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{FD} Man firing weapon is fatally shot by Minneapolis police: reports

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Minneapolis police shot and killed a man who was firing a handgun as he walked down a city street Saturday, authorities said. Continue reading

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{FD} New video shows woman trying to resist YouTube stunt that killed boyfriend

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A transcript shows a Minnesota man urged his girlfriend to shoot him for a videotaped stunt that ended in his death. Continue reading

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{FD} Minnesota grandmother says school forgot to include grandson in yearbook after suicide: ‘I felt robbed’

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A grandmother in Minnesota is upset with a local school district after her grandson, who committed suicide, was left out of this year’s yearbook, she claims. Continue reading

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{FD} At police urging, Minnesota paramedics injected suspects with powerful tranquilizer, report says

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Police in Minneapolis have been ordered to “never suggest or demand” that paramedics sedate a suspect during a police call, following a recent report that such treatment of suspects had spiked in recent years. Continue reading

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{FD} Minnesota teenager gets her head stuck in tailpipe during music festival

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A Minnesota teenager tested the rules of Darwinism on Friday when she ended up getting her head stuck in a truck’s oversized tailpipe at a music festival. Continue reading

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{FD} Charges filed against Minnesota driver who allegedly didn’t slow before hitting kids in park

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A Minnesota man who led authorities on a car chase earlier this week, and allegedly didn’t use his brakes or slow down before running over two children in a park, was hit with a slew of charges on Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Raccoon captured after making daring climb up Minnesota building

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A raccoon that made a daring climb up a Minnesota office building and captivated an audience was captured and picked up by wildlife officials Wednesday after making it all the way up to the roof. Continue reading

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{FD} Raccoon reaches roof of Minnesota office building as crowds watch

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A raccoon made its way to the very top of a Minnesota office building early Wednesday as a captivated audience watched in the streets and on social media. Continue reading

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{FD} Raccoon scales Minnesota office building; fire department trying to lure it down

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A raccoon made its way up 23 floors of an office building in Minnesota on Tuesday afternoon, prompting fire officials to try to lure it down to safety. Continue reading

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{FD} Child in critical condition after police chase ends in playground crash

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A child is in critical condition Tuesday after a driver being pursued by police plowed his SUV through a Minneapolis playground a day earlier, striking three siblings before being caught on foot. Continue reading

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{FD} Minnesota HS pitcher consoles friend after striking him out to reach state championship

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Sportsmanship was on full display over the weekend in Minnesota when a high school baseball player comforted his friend immediately after striking him out in playoff game to advance to the state championship. Continue reading

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{FD} Minnesota firefighters rescue Saint Bernard stuck on roof

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Minnesota firefighters helped rescue a Saint Bernard that was stuck on top of a roof Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} Bear is ‘friendly visitor’ outside Minnesota sheriff’s office

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Photos of a bear were posted by the Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office on its Facebook page. Continue reading

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{FD} Son who wrote viral revenge obituary about his mom explains why he did it

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The son who wrote a harsh obituary about his late mother spoke out on Wednesday about why he and his sister decided to reveal why they felt “this world is a much better place without” Kathleen Dehmlow. Continue reading

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{FD} Newspaper pulls woman’s viral revenge obituary that says ‘world is a better place without her’

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A Minnesota newspaper has pulled a paid obituary from its website that detailed the deceased woman’s affair and accused her of abandoning her children. Continue reading

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{FD} 5 primary races to watch Tuesday that aren’t in California

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Tuesday kicks off primary elections in multiple states across the country, including Alabama, California, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman’s obituary takes a dark turn: ‘World is a better place without her’

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Kathleen Dehmlow [Schunk] obituary at first appears straightforward but then takes a dark turn that nobody could have predicted. Continue reading

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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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