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{FD} 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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{FD} 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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{FD} 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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{FD} 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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{FD} 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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{FD} 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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{FD} 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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{FD} 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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{FD} 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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{FD} 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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{FD} 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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{FD} 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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{FD} 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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{FD} 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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{FD} 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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{FD} 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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{FD} 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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{FD} Minnesota man who killed fleeing intruder will avoid prison

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A Minnesota homeowner who killed a fleeing intruder won’t go to prison and could stay out of jail under a plea deal. Continue reading

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{FD} Minnesota prof’s coloring book pokes fun at college life

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Julie Schumacher found plenty of fodder for her career detour into adult coloring books from two decades teaching at the University of Minnesota, which has its own therapy animals for stressed-out students to pet. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Feds say ‘countless’ girls might have been cut

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The Latest on a U.S. female genital mutilation case and state legislation to combat the practice (all times local): ___ 4:10 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Measles outbreak sickens dozens of Minnesota Somalis

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An outbreak of measles in Minnesota has sickened more than 30 children in recent weeks, primarily in the state’s large Somali-American community, where many parents avoid the measles vaccine because of unfounded fears that it causes autism. Continue reading

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{FD} Students injured in bus crash near Bemidji, Minn.

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Several students were injured after a school bus tipped over in Bemidji, Minnesota Wednesday morning. Continue reading

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{FD} IS defendant to remain in jail after watching terrorism show

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A young man convicted of trying to join the Islamic State group will remain in custody until a judge decides whether he violated probation by watching a documentary on terrorism. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Protesters at St. Olaf reach deal with college

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The Latest on protests against racist incidents at St. Olaf College (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Students protest racism at liberal arts college in Minnesota

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Hundreds of students boycotted classes at St. Olaf College in southern Minnesota on Monday, instead packing an administration building to protest a rash of racist and threatening messages left around campus at the private, Lutheran liberal arts college. Continue reading

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{FD} Some want charges for parents in genital cutting cases

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Lawmakers in Minnesota and Texas are pushing to crack down on parents involved with genital cutting after an indictment against a Detroit-area doctor accused of performing the procedure on two young Minnesota girls highlighted the little-known practice. Continue reading

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{FD} Minnesota appeals court rejects bid to move officer’s trial

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The Minnesota Court of Appeals has rejected moving the manslaughter trial of a police officer charged in the fatal shooting of a black motorist. Continue reading

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{FD} 15-year sentence for shooter at Black Lives Matter protest

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A Minnesota man convicted in the shootings of five black men who were demonstrating against the police killing of a black man in Minneapolis has been sentenced to more than 15 years in prison. Continue reading

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{FD} Minnesota woman gets probation for supporting al-Shabab

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A Minnesota woman who admitted sending $850 to the militant group al-Shabab in Somalia has been sentenced to five years’ probation. Continue reading

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{FD} Doctor’s arrest brings attention to US female circumcisions

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The case against a Michigan doctor accused of circumcising two 7-year-old girls highlights how the practice is alive and well in parts of the Western world where its adherents have migrated and formed communities. Continue reading

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{FD} Minnesota police set up ‘traps’ on 4/20 day

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Police in Wyoming, Minnesota have set up the some “discreet” 420 traps to catch their weed suspects. Continue reading

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{FD} Minnesota girl in mutilation case allowed back with parents

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A Minnesota girl who prosecutors say was taken to Michigan for a genital mutilation procedure has been allowed to return to her parents. Continue reading

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{FD} Protection petitions filed for 2 girls in mutilation case

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Authorities in Minnesota have filed child protection petitions for two 7-year-old girls who prosecutors say were brought to Michigan by their mothers for a genital mutilation procedure. Continue reading

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{FD} Minneapolis Muslims wary of man trying to enforce Sharia

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Muslim leaders in Minneapolis are wary of a man who has been patrolling a predominantly Somali neighborhood to enforce the Islamic civil code. Continue reading

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{FD} Minnesota man accused of bias assault on Somali cab driver

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A Minnesota man is accused of attacking a Somali cab driver because the driver was Muslim. Continue reading

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{FD} Judge refuses to move police officer’s trial in Castile case

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A judge has declined to move the trial of a Minnesota police officer charged with fatally shooting a black motorist last summer. Continue reading

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{FD} Defense wants trial moved for officer who shot Castile

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Lawyers for a Minnesota police officer charged with fatally shooting a black motorist asked a judge Tuesday to move the trial, saying publicity has made it impossible to seat an unbiased jury in the St. Paul area. Continue reading

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{FD} Second chances: Reformed felon turns life around, works to clean up city

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They are two men on a mission. Darian DeJesus Munoz and his cousin Ravone Black are transforming the streets of Milwaukee. They spend every Monday at a different intersection — cleaning up garbage. Continue reading

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{FD} Prosecutors: Cop’s comments in Minnesota shooting admissible

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Prosecutors handling the case against a Minnesota police officer accused of killing a black man during a traffic stop say statements the officer made to state investigators should be admitted at trial. Continue reading

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{FD} Charges: Man stabbed, bit victim because he hates Muslims

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A Minnesota man is charged with assault after police say he stabbed and bit another man multiple times in Minneapolis, telling police he hates Muslims. Continue reading

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{FD} College diversity council apologizes for racist fliers on campus

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A Minnesota college’s student-run diversity council has issued an apology for posting racist fliers on campus that were torn down by angry students. Continue reading

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{FD} Conservative students at Lutheran college say they fear for personal safety

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It’s no surprise that secular U.S. college student bodies are becoming more progressive and intolerant of conservatives, but the same trend has emerged in some of the nation’s religiously affiliated schools. Continue reading

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{FD} Movie of Vince Flynn’s ‘American Assassin’ to debut Sept. 15

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The late Minnesota author Vince Flynn’s counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp is coming to the big screen in September. Continue reading

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{FD} Student group causes stir with anti-illegal immigrant signs

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A student organization says it posted provocative signs about illegal immigrants at a Minnesota college as part of a social experiment. Continue reading

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{FD} Toddler accidentally hangs himself in Minnesota store

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Police say a 4-year-old boy accidentally hanged himself while alone in the changing room of a Minnesota thrift store. Continue reading

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{FD} Justice pans police response to Minnesota black man’s death

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A federal review of an 18-day standoff outside a Minneapolis police precinct following the fatal shooting of a black man in 2015 has found problems with the city’s coordination and communication. Continue reading

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{FD} Minnesota man was Nazi commander, Poland claims

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Almost 73 years after a mysterious Nazi unit commander ordered the killing of 44 Poles during World War II, prosecutors believe they finally have their man. Continue reading

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{FD} Llamas on the loose taken into custody in Minnesota

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The runaway llamas were spotted running loose near Pilot Knob Road and Skyline Drive around 7:30 a.m. They were eventually corralled in someone’s front yard. Continue reading

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{FD} Rising number of pet parrots in need of forever homes

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In a pet-owning world long dominated by dogs and cats, parrots often fly under the radar. But just like their four-legged friends, there is a huge need for adoption – especially for an animal that can easily outlive its owners. Continue reading

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{FD} Minnesota cop pleads not guilty in shooting death of Philando Castile

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St. Anthony Police Officer Jeronimo Yanez pleaded not guilty Monday morning to manslaughter in the July shooting death of Philando Castile. The trial date is set for May 30. Continue reading

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