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Mom charged with murdering 16-year-old Missouri girl found in ‘burn pile’

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A Missouri woman was charged with murder Tuesday in the death of her 16-year-old biological daughter after the teenager’s burned bones were found on their rural property. Continue reading

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Minnesota mosque explosion ‘deeper and scarier’ than threats, director says

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FBI investigators are seeking suspects after an explosive device tore through part of a suburban Minneapolis mosque as people were preparing for morning prayers, damaging a room but not causing any injuries, authorities and witnesses said. Continue reading

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Second body found after Minneapolis school explosion, collapse

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A second body was found in the rubble of a collapsed school building in Minneapolis after an explosion killed a school employee and injured several others, fire officials said Wednesday night. Continue reading

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Receptionist killed, one person missing in Minneapolis school explosion, collapse

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A longtime receptionist at a Minneapolis school was killed and a second staff member was missing Wednesday after the building partially collapsed following a natural gas explosion, the city’s fire chief said. Continue reading

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Minneapolis firefighters search school for survivors after explosion, officials say

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Minneapolis firefighters are searching for at least three people trapped in a school building Wednesday after it partially collapsed due to a possible natural gas explosion, school officials said. Continue reading

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Black Lives Matter Minneapolis apologizes about photo of ‘lynched’ man

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Black Lives Matter Minneapolis apologized on Tuesday after it sparked false lynching rumors by sharing horrific photos that suggested a black man had been lynched — even when police clarified the picture was of a white man who had hanged himself in a … Continue reading

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Suspect in murder of Minnesota financial adviser arrested after manhunt

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A suspect in the death of a woman at a Minnesota business center was arrested late Monday following a three-day manhunt, authorities said. Continue reading

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Minnesota bridge collapse still reverberates 10 years later

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Ten years ago Tuesday, a bridge carrying a busy stretch of freeway collapsed without warning into the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis during the evening rush hour. Many leaders saw the disaster, which killed 13 people and injured 145, as a wa… Continue reading

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Woman found dead during lockdown in Minnesota; hunt on for suspect

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A woman in Minnesota was found dead on Saturday at a business center after a man barged into an assisted living home following an armed robbery, prompting an hours-long lockdown and a state-wide manhunt, police said. Continue reading

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Protests erupt at Minneapolis mayor’s press conference announcing police chief resignation

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Protests erupted Friday night during a press conference to announce the resignation of Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau. Continue reading

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Minneapolis police chief resigns following fatal shooting of Australian woman

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The Minneapolis police chief has resigned following the fatal shooting of an Australian woman by a police officer. Continue reading

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Minnesota police shooting: Justine Damond’s family, friends join march

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The family of Justine Damond, the Australian woman shot and killed by a Minneapolis police officer responding to her 911 call, and hundreds of demonstrators gathered Thursday evening near the late meditation teacher’s home for a march against police ki… Continue reading

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Australian woman shot by Minnesota police reported possible sexual assault, 911 transcript shows

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Justine Damond, the Australian woman living in Minneapolis who was fatally shot by a police officer, spent her final moments trying to help stop what she believed was a sexual assault happening nearby. Continue reading

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Australian woman shot after Minnesota cops heard loud sound, officials say

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An Australian woman who called 911 to report a possible assault was shot and killed by a Minneapolis police officer after the officers heard a loud sound near their squad car, according to information released Tuesday by Minnesota investigators. Continue reading

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Questions over why Minnesota cops had body cameras off during shooting of Australian woman

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The Minneapolis police officers who arrived at Justine Damond’s home shortly before she was shot and killed on Saturday did not have their body cameras on — in violation of department policy — and the American Civil Liberties Union wants to know why. Continue reading

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Minnesota police officer who shot, killed Australian woman offers condolences

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The Minnesota police officer who fatally shot an Australian woman Saturday night has offered his condolences to her family. Continue reading

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Satanic memorial sparks free speech debate in Minnesota city

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A veteran’s park in Belle Plaine became a ground zero for constitutional debate after the city created a Free Speech Zone where memorials of any religious background could be placed. Continue reading

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Minneapolis police officer shoots two service dogs in backyard, video shows

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A home surveillance video captured a Minneapolis police officer shooting two service dogs in a home backyard on Saturday while responding to a burglary alarm. Continue reading

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Minneapolis police officer shoots two dogs in backyard, video shows

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A home surveillance video captured a Minneapolis police officer shooting two dogs in a home’s backyard in the northern part of the city on Saturday while responding to a burglary alarm. Continue reading

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Minnesota governor’s boat circled by protesters after temporary ban on walleye fishing

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Boats full of protesters circled the governor’s boat as he tried to draw attention to the nationally recognized bass fishing in Lake Mille Lacs. Continue reading

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Philando Castile trial judge writes unusual letter to jury

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The judge who presided over the manslaughter trial in the fatal shooting of black motorist Philando Castile told that he supports them despite widespread public criticism after they acquitted a Minnesota police officer in the shooting. Continue reading

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Cat shot in the head survives in Minnesota

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If cats truly have nine lives, it’s hard to say just how many a cat in Minnesota has left. Continue reading

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YouTube gun stunt gone wrong: Charges filed after boyfriend killed

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In what family members describe as a YouTube stunt gone wrong, a 22-year-old man from Halstad, Minnesota is dead and his pregnant girlfriend is in jail. Continue reading

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Charges filed after YouTube gun stunt gone wrong leaves boyfriend dead

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In what family members describe as a YouTube stunt gone wrong, a 22-year-old man from Halstad, Minnesota is dead and his pregnant girlfriend is in jail. Continue reading

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Minnesota storage facility shooting leaves 1 dead, another injured

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One person was killed and another was injured when a gunman opened fire at a Minnesota storage facility Friday, police said. Continue reading

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Philando Castile shooting: Girl begs mother to stay calm, video shows

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In the moments after a Minnesota police officer fatally shot Philando Castile, his handcuffed girlfriend began screaming in the back of a patrol car as her 4-year-old daughter begged her to stop. Continue reading

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Twin Cities Pride limits police participation in parade

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A Pride parade in Minnesota will no longer honor law enforcement officers as part of the festivities. Continue reading

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Philando Castile shooting: Police car dashcam footage released

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Authorities have released squad-car dashcam footage from Minnesota police officer Jeronimo Yanez’s shooting of black motorist Philando Castile. Continue reading

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Philando Castile shooting: Officer Yanez acquitted of manslaughter

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A Minnesota jury has reached a verdict in the trial of Officer Jeronimo Yanez, a cop who fatally shot Philando Castile, a black motorist, during a traffic stop last year. Continue reading

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Minnesota man rubs hot sauce in infant’s eyes, throws fireworks at face, investigators say

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A Minnesota man is accused of abusing his infant daughter by rubbing hot sauce in her eyes, snapping a towel and throwing fireworks in her face. Continue reading

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Philando Castile shooting: Minnesota officer “did what he had to do,” attorney says

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A Minnesota police officer who shot and killed a black driver just after the man told him he had a gun “did what he had to do,” a defense attorney argued Monday. Continue reading

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Defense attorneys can bring up pot charge in Minnesota police shooting trial

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A Minnesota judge is expected to finalize the list of 12 jurors selected to decide the fate of police officer Jeronimo Yanez—the policeman who shot and killed Philando Castile in a traffic stop last July. Continue reading

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‘Running of the Bulldogs’ celebrates 4 years at Minnesota park

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Pamplona, Spain, may have the Running of the Bulls, but a Twin Cities race track has its own popular tradition. Continue reading

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Minneapolis transit officer fired after asking for passenger’s immigration status

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A Minnesota Transit officer was fired after he was caught on video asking a light rail passenger if he was in the country illegally. Continue reading

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Officer’s attorneys want Castile gun permit evidence omitted

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The graphic video showing Philando Castile’s final moments after he was shot by a Minnesota police officer made headlines nearly a year ago and led to calls for changes in policing. Continue reading

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Minnesota inmate hijacks van transporting inmates, one still missing

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A Minnesota inmate is still missing after a van full of inmates was stolen by a prisoner. Continue reading

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Minnesota inmate found after prisoners stole van

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A Minnesota inmate missing after a van full of prisoners was stolen has now been found. Continue reading

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Minnesota city council reverses controversial move to disband police department

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The city council in Forest Lake, Minnesota, reversed its decision to disband the town’s police department. On Monday, the council approved a new contract with the department after receiving backlash from residents. Continue reading

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Nearly $1 million verdict in sexual assault of girl in Laos

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A federal jury has awarded a Twin Cities woman nearly $1 million in her civil lawsuit against a Minnesota man she says sexually assaulted her when she was 14 and living in Laos. Continue reading

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Despite fake racist note, some Olaf students see positive

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A racist note left on a student’s car at St. Olaf College has been deemed a hoax, but some students at the southern Minnesota school say the incident resulted in action toward addressing minority student concerns. Continue reading

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Head of ring that dealt heroin on reservations gets 25 years

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The leader of a drug trafficking ring that brought heroin to Minnesota and North Dakota Indian reservations was sentenced Wednesday to 25 years in prison. Continue reading

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Minnesota college president: Racist message was fabricated

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The president of St. Olaf College in southern Minnesota says a note left on a black student’s car with racist content was fabricated and not a genuine threat. Continue reading

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Minnesota terror convict to return to halfway house

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A Minnesota man serving 20 years of supervised release for conspiring to join the Islamic State group was allowed to return to a halfway house Tuesday, more than a week after he was arrested for watching a news documentary on terrorism. Continue reading

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The Latest: Deacon candidate accuses bishop of blackmail

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The Latest on a lawsuit accusing a Minnesota bishop of suppressing a report of sexual abuse (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Continue reading

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Lawsuit accuses Minnesota bishop of suppressing abuse report

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A man who says he was abused by a priest 46 years ago is suing Bishop Michael Hoeppner (HEP’-ner) and the Diocese of Crookston in Minnesota, alleging the bishop coerced him into signing a document saying the abuse never happened. Continue reading

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Satanic Temple cleared to install monument for the first time in Minnesota park

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It was a deal with the devil. Continue reading

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Midwest wolves may find themselves in the crosshairs again

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Gray wolves in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan could find themselves in the crosshairs of hunters as soon as this fall. Continue reading

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Family dog wakes up owners during home fire in Minnesota

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A Red Wing family was evacuated from their burning home Saturday morning, after their dog woke them up. Continue reading

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Trump order makes some preachers ecstatic, others cringe

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President Donald Trump’s order to ease limits on political activity by religious organizations is being met with both enthusiasm and dread from religious leaders, with some rejoicing in the freedom to preach their views and endorse candidates and other… Continue reading

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Minnesota officer acquitted in punching of 14-year-old girl

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A Minnesota police officer accused of punching a handcuffed 14-year-old girl in the face has been acquitted of assault. Continue reading

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