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Officials highlight mental illness in jails

Officials highlight mental illness in jails

Dec 11, 2013 at 6:06 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Law enforcement officials say Minnesota's local jails are overburdened by inmates suffering from mental illness who aren't getting the kind of treatment they need. Read More...

Pond rescue child sent home

Pond rescue child sent home

Dec 11, 2013 at 6:06 am

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — One of three children who survived being submerged in a frigid Minnesota highway holding pond for up to 45 minutes is out of the hospital. Read More...

Man sentenced for fatal bar fight

Man sentenced for fatal bar fight

Dec 11, 2013 at 6:06 am

STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota man has been sentenced to more than six years in prison for a bar fight that led to a man's death. Read More...

Monticello plant can increase output

Monticello plant can increase output

Dec 11, 2013 at 5:05 am

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Xcel Energy Inc. has won federal regulators' approval to boost output at its Monticello nuclear power plant. Read More...

Teen pleads guilty for his role in Willmar slaying

Teen pleads guilty for his role in Willmar slaying

Dec 10, 2013 at 3:03 pm

WILLMAR, Minn. (AP) - A 16-year-old has pleaded guilty to unintentional second-degree murder for his role in the killing of a 79-year-old Willmar grandmother. Read More...

AUDIO: Nativity Figures Returned to Church

AUDIO: Nativity Figures Returned to Church

Dec 10, 2013 at 2:02 pm

ST. JOSEPH, Minn. (KNSI) - A St. Joseph pastor was hoping for a thief's change of heart after figures from the parish's outdoor nativity display were stolen - and that hope was realized when most of those figures returned. Read More...

Judge denies new trial for Head shop owner

Judge denies new trial for Head shop owner

Dec 10, 2013 at 1:01 pm

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A judge has denied a motion for a new trial or acquittal for a Duluth head shop owner and two employees convicted in a major synthetic drug case. Read More...

Senate told of stepped up campus security

Senate told of stepped up campus security

Dec 10, 2013 at 1:01 pm

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Campus and city police forces say they're stepping up patrols and security steps around Twin Cities-area colleges in the wake of a series of brash crimes. Read More...

St. Cloud Native Hospitalized After Sleeping on Porch

St. Cloud Native Hospitalized After Sleeping on Porch

Dec 10, 2013 at 9:09 am

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) - A 19-year-old college student from St. Cloud is in critical condition after being found unconscious and suffering from hypothermia on the porch of a Duluth home. Read More...

AUDIO: Another bitterly cold night

AUDIO: Another bitterly cold night

Dec 10, 2013 at 9:09 am

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) Another bitterly cold night is shaping up in the St. Cloud area from Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. Read More...

AUDIO: Campus security being discussed

AUDIO: Campus security being discussed

Dec 10, 2013 at 9:09 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota senators are hoping to learn more about campus crime and security in the wake of several high-profile incidents. Read More...

AUDIO: Ice conditions unpredictable

AUDIO: Ice conditions unpredictable

Dec 10, 2013 at 8:08 am

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) Temperatures have been consistently runing below average in Minnesota in December, but that doesn't guarantee safe ice conditions are suddently appearing on the state's lakes. Read More...

Charitable gambling up in Minnesota

Charitable gambling up in Minnesota

Dec 10, 2013 at 8:08 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Charitable gambling appears to be rebounding in Minnesota. Read More...

Avon Township home burns down

Avon Township home burns down

Dec 10, 2013 at 7:07 am

AVON, Minn. (KNSI) A home in Avon Township was destroyed by fire early Wednesday morning. Read More...

Nativity pieces stolen from St. Joe church

Nativity pieces stolen from St. Joe church

Dec 10, 2013 at 6:06 am

ST. JOSEPH, Minn. (AP) — The pastor at church in St. Joseph says he's hoping for a miracle after Mary, Joseph and three sheep disappeared from the congregation's outdoor nativity display. Read More...

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