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Family: Courtroom shooting suspect requested medicine before his death

Family: Courtroom shooting suspect requested medicine before his death

Dec 29, 2011 at 8:08 am

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) - The father and friend of a man who died in custody while charged with wounding two in a shooting at a northern Minnesota courthouse say the man's requests for an extra blanket and cough medicine went unfulfilled. Read More...

Stillwater man accused of killing girlfriend's pet snake sentenced

Stillwater man accused of killing girlfriend's pet snake sentenced

Dec 29, 2011 at 8:08 am

STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) - A Stillwater man accused of breaking into his ex-girlfriend's apartment and killing her pet snake has been sentenced on one count of burglary. Read More...

Minnesota DNR officer goes through thin ice

Minnesota DNR officer goes through thin ice

Dec 29, 2011 at 8:08 am

WARROAD, Minn. (AP) - A conservation officer for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has escaped injury after the all-terrain vehicle he was driving broke through thin ice on Lake of the Woods over the weekend. Read More...

New Minnesota GOP leader promises continuity

New Minnesota GOP leader promises continuity

Dec 29, 2011 at 8:08 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - New Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Dave Senjem says he's planning to push the legislative agenda championed by his ousted predecessor, including a focus on creating jobs. Read More...

Lack of snow threatening Minnesota outdoor events

Lack of snow threatening Minnesota outdoor events

Dec 29, 2011 at 8:08 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The lack of snow is frustrating dog mushers, snowmobilers and cross-county skiers in Minnesota. Read More...

Cause of death unclear for Cook County courthouse shooting suspect

Cause of death unclear for Cook County courthouse shooting suspect

Dec 29, 2011 at 8:08 am

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) - An autopsy on a man who died in custody while charged with opening fire in a northern Minnesota courthouse found the cause and manner of his death to be "undetermined,'' pending additional laboratory tests. Read More...

Sentence upheld for assault at Burnsville game

Sentence upheld for assault at Burnsville game

Dec 28, 2011 at 11:11 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A Minneapolis man convicted of assaulting a boys' basketball commissioner at a tournament in Burnsville will not get a lesser sentence. Read More...

Rumors may have fed Mall of America disturbance

Rumors may have fed Mall of America disturbance

Dec 28, 2011 at 11:11 am

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) - Officials at the Mall of America and Bloomington police are investigating whether rumors of rap stars performing at the mall, fueled by social media, contributed to a disturbance involving more than 200 young people. Read More...

Flour mill fire probe begins in Freeport; mill probably won't be rebuilt, owner says

Flour mill fire probe begins in Freeport; mill probably won't be rebuilt, owner says

Dec 28, 2011 at 10:10 am

FREEPORT, Minn. (KNSI) - Minnesota state fire marshal investigators Wednesday were expected to begin looking into Tuesday evening's fire that destroyed the historic Swany White flour mill in Freeport, a heritage central Minnesota business that's been a cornerstone of the small town since the 19th century. Read More...

St. Cloud police arrest teenager over stolen car

St. Cloud police arrest teenager over stolen car

Dec 28, 2011 at 10:10 am

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) – A 19 year old female is in Stearns County Jail after driving a stolen car to St. Cloud from Rochester. Read More...

O'Mara to face Benton grand jury in shooting death

O'Mara to face Benton grand jury in shooting death

Dec 28, 2011 at 10:10 am

FOLEY, Minn. (AP) - A Rice woman is already charged with killing her ex-husband in Minnesota and her boyfriend in Wisconsin. Read More...

Man hit on Minneapolis freeway ramp dies of injuries

Man hit on Minneapolis freeway ramp dies of injuries

Dec 28, 2011 at 9:09 am

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A 26-year-old Farmington man has died after being struck on a Minneapolis freeway ramp on Christmas Day. Read More...

In unusual step, DNR warns of winter fire threat

In unusual step, DNR warns of winter fire threat

Dec 28, 2011 at 9:09 am

The Minnesota Department of Resources is taking an unusual step for late December - warning of the fire danger. Read More...

Stray bullet kills toddler in Minneapolis

Stray bullet kills toddler in Minneapolis

Dec 28, 2011 at 9:09 am

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The toddler who was hit by a stray bullet while inside a Minneapolis house on Monday night has died. Read More...

St. Cloud State launches webcam to follow ISELF construction project

St. Cloud State launches webcam to follow ISELF construction project

Dec 28, 2011 at 6:06 am

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) - Now that construction crews are starting on the new ISELF science lab on the St. Cloud State campus, you can keep tabs on that build through cyberspace. Read More...

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