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  • Source: Wolves get Louisiana native Young as part of Love trade

    August 22, 2014 1:53 AM

    MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota - The Minnesota Timberwolves have secured the final piece they were looking for in a blockbuster Kevin Love trade. A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the Timberwolves will receive Philadelphia 76ers power forward and New Orleans native Thaddeus Young as part... more »
  • Kid stowed away on flight to Las Vegas back with family

    August 15, 2014 9:29 PM

    MINNEAPOLIS - A Minnesota boy who created a national stir last fall after he sneaked past security and boarded a flight to Las Vegas by himself is no longer under court authority. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said Friday the boy, now 10, is back with his family. He'd been... more »
  • Vikings player shot in calf in Minneapolis

    August 9, 2014 12:37 PM

    MINNEAPOLIS - Minneapolis police are investigating a shooting inside a downtown nightclub that injured multiple people, including a Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle. Minneapolis police spokesman Scott Seroka tells a TV station that as many as seven people may have been shot around 1:50 a.m. Saturday, including two with serious injuries.... more »
  • Former Marine paddles from Minnesota to Louisiana

    August 7, 2014 3:40 AM

    VENICE - A Marine has completed his trip in a canoe all the way down the Mississippi River, from Minnesota to Louisiana. Two tours in Afghanistan took a toll on Joshua Ploetz. He was injured by a roadside bomb and lost friends to combat and suicide. When the Winona, Minnesota,... more »
  • Frazier done with Vikings

    December 30, 2013 9:07 AM

    MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Vikings have fired coach Leslie Frazier a day after they wrapped up a 5-10-1 season. The Vikings made the playoffs last year but struggled in 2013, unable to find stability at quarterback. Frazier went 21-33-1 in three-plus seasons. The firing was announced Monday morning. more »
  • Minn. man claims share of $448M Powerball jackpot

    August 8, 2013 2:44 PM

    ROSEVILLE, Minn. - A project engineer from a northwest Minneapolis suburb has come forward to claim one-third of a $448 million Powerball jackpot. Paul White, of Ham Lake, was introduced Thursday afternoon at a news conference at the Minnesota State Lottery's headquarters. The other two winning tickets were sold in... more »
  • FBI: Raid of Minn. home disrupted 'terror attack'

    May 6, 2013 1:11 PM

    MINNEAPOLIS - The FBI says a potential terror attack that it believes was disrupted by a mobile home raid was in its "planning stages" and the target was believed to be in western Minnesota. Buford Rogers was arrested Friday after a search of the 24-year-old's Montevideo home turned up Molotov... more »
  • Remains of baby found in laundry

    April 17, 2013 7:50 PM

    SAINT PAUL, MINNESOTA- A hospital in Saint Paul apologized to a laundry service after the remains of a stillborn baby were found inside a sheet sent out for cleaning. Regions Hospital says the remains were wrapped in a sheet to go the the morgue but the sheet was mistakenly sent... more »
  • The moose will stay loose

    February 6, 2013 7:32 PM

    The moose hunting season is canceled in Minnesota because of a sharp decline in the moose population. The Department of Natural Resources says its census of the numbers shows they are "extremely disappointing" at about 2,760. Researchers are trying to find out why Minnesota's signature animal is declining in population.... more »
  • Obama to campaign for gun proposals in Minnesota

    February 4, 2013 7:38 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is seeking to rally support from the public and the law enforcement community for his calls to ban assault weapons and require universal background checks for gun buyers. Obama is pitching his anti-gun violence agenda Monday in Minnesota, a Democratic-leaning state where officials have been... more »
  • Love expected to return in 2 months

    January 16, 2013 10:32 AM

    MINNEAPOLIS - Kevin Love is expected to return sometime in March after undergoing surgery on his broken right hand. The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Tuesday that the operation to repair Love's third and fourth metacarpal bones was successful. The procedure was done by Dr. Michelle Carson at the Hospital for Special... more »
  • Body parts in a garage

    January 9, 2013 7:27 PM

    A murder investigation led police in St. Paul, Minnesota to a garage where they found body parts hidden in plastic bins. Steven Johnson is accused of shooting his wife, Manya, and cutting her body into pieces. Authorities say Johnson admits he shot her after she told him she was leaving... more »
  • Candy cigarette bust

    December 26, 2012 7:29 PM

    A woman pulled candy cigarettes, her best-selling candy item, from her store in order to avoid a citation and fine in St. Paul, Minnesota. They were being sold at Lynden's soda fountain, an old-school soda shop. City inspectors threatened the $500 fine and citation after they looked into a complaint... more »
  • Man accused of threatening public officials

    December 20, 2012 12:30 PM

    NEWARK, N.J. - Federal prosecutors say a New Jersey man made threatening phone calls to public officials including Louisiana's governor and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachman. Authorities have charged 27-year-old Ronnie McMillian of Hawthorne, N.J., with two counts of transmitting threats to injure another through interstate commerce. Prosecutors allege McMillian regularly... more »
  • Minn. police officer killed while conducting check

    November 30, 2012 9:46 AM

    COLD SPRING, Minn. - A police officer has been fatally shot during a routine check on a resident in central Minnesota. Stearns County Chief Deputy Bruce Bechtold says the male officer died late Thursday evening behind an apartment above a bar in Cold Spring near St. Cloud. A... more »
  • Minnesota man says he fired more shots than needed

    November 26, 2012 2:36 PM

    LITTLE FALLS, Minn. - Authorities say a Minnesota man admits firing more shots than necessary at two teenagers he said had broken into his home. He's charged with murder in the shooting deaths of the 18-year-old girl and 17-year-old boy, who was the girl's cousin. They were shot on Thanksgiving... more »
  • Retailers, shoppers seem to like earlier opening Play Video

    November 23, 2012 6:11 PM

    MINNEAPOLIS - The move by big retailers to open their doors at midnight on Thanksgiving night -- or even earlier -- may be here to stay. A spokeswoman at the Mall of America in Minneapolis says 30,000 people showed up for the mall's opening at midnight, compared with 20,000 last... more »
  • Official: Vikings have right for seat licenses

    November 16, 2012 11:03 AM

    MINNEAPOLIS - The head of the authority overseeing construction of a new Minnesota Vikings stadium says she expects any fees for personal seat licenses would be in line with those charged for other new stadiums recently built in the state. Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority chairwoman Michelle Kelm-Helgen says the legislation... more »
  • Minnesota couple accused of starving adopted son

    November 7, 2012 12:46 PM

    MINNEAPOLIS - Authorities say a Minnesota couple starved their 8-year-old adopted son so severely his bones protruded and his brain atrophied. A criminal complaint filed last week charges Mona Hauer and Russell Hauer of North Mankato with six felonies, including neglect and malicious punishment of a child. The complaint says... more »
  • Minn. casino cooks up record 1-ton cheeseburger

    September 4, 2012 12:34 PM

    CARLTON, Minn. - A Minnesota casino has cooked up a world-record bacon cheeseburger that's 10 feet in diameter and weighs more than a ton. The behemoth burger was served up Sunday at the Black Bear Casino Resort near Carlton. It tipped the scales at 2,014 pounds. Guinness Records representative Philip... more »
  • Minn. bikini parade falls far short of record

    July 31, 2012 12:30 PM

    MADISON LAKE, Minn. - Only an itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny number of bikini-wearers turned out to strut their stuff in a southern Minnesota town. Organizers had hoped for hundreds of women to march Saturday in what was billed as the World's Largest Bikini Parade. But the number of bikini-wearing women - and... more »
  • Minnesota officials bemoan deer stand 'mansions'

    July 9, 2012 12:24 PM

    DULUTH, Minn. - Hunters are building elaborate platforms in Minnesota trees so that they can watch for deer in comfort. Typical deer stands consist of a few boards nailed into a tree to allow hunters to see above the brush. But St. Louis County Land Commissioner Bob Krepps tells The... more »
  • Former Lady Tiger scores season-high in win against Liberty

    June 22, 2012 7:16 AM

    Seimone Augustus scored a season-high 26 points, rookie Devereaux Peters added a career-best 18, and the Minnesota Lynx got back on track by beating the New York Liberty 102-70 on Thursday night. Taj McWilliams-Franklin added 15 points for Minnesota (11-1), which started the season a WNBA-best 10-0 before losing... more »
  • Mother makes girl, 12, wear diaper for bad grades

    May 10, 2012 12:30 PM

    FRIDLEY, Minn. - Police say a Minnesota mother and her boyfriend shaved the head of her 12-year-old daughter and made her run up and down the street in a diaper because she wasn't getting good grades. A neighbor called police Monday night after a crowd of about 50 people gathered... more »
  • Mom finds 3 people murdered at day care

    April 9, 2012 6:23 PM

    BROOKLYN PARK - Police say a mother who takes her toddler to a home day care in Minnesota discovered three adults shot to death inside. Police in the Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn Park gave new details of the triple slaying early Monday morning. Spokesman Todd Milburn says the woman had... more »
  • Stanford Cardinal beats Minnesota

    March 30, 2012 8:58 AM

    Stanford's young guards Chasson Randle and Aaron Bright each scored 15 points, and the Cardinal routed Minnesota 75-51 to win the NIT title. Bright was named the NIT's most outstanding player. Stanford forced two turnovers to open the second half to take a 10-point lead and stayed up by double... more »
  • Porn actress prom date

    March 23, 2012 10:43 AM

    OAKDALE - A Minnesota high school senior who turned to the porn industry for a prom date found a couple of takers, but school administrators said X-rated actresses are not welcome. The student sent dozens of Twitter messages to Hollywood celebrities, mostly porn actresses. Two actresses agreed to accompany him... more »
  • One dead, one injured after bike-by shooting Play Video

    February 16, 2012 3:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police are investigating a pair of shootings that left one person dead and one seriously injured. The first shooting occurred around 3 p.m. at Highland Rd. and West Grant. The victim from that shooting suffered serious injuries and was transported to a local hospital.... more »
  • Jubilant Santorum sweeps Minnesota and Colorado

    February 8, 2012 6:19 AM

    WASHINGTON - Former Sen. Rick Santorum's star has brightened considerably, at least for now, after caucus wins in Minnesota and Colorado and a first place finish in the non-binding Missouri Republican presidential primary. The sweep raised fresh questions about front-runner Mitt Romney's appeal among the ardent conservatives at the core... more »
  • Cruelty Charge prompts McDonald's to drop Egg Supplier

    November 18, 2011 7:45 PM

    A Minnesota-based egg supplier was dropped by McDonald's after an animal rights group showed undercover video of operations at the producer's farms in three states. Mercy for Animals released the video and says its shows cruelty, including a worker swinging a bird by its feet. McDonald's says the behavior shown... more »
  • Father Abandons Son over Foreclosure

    August 26, 2011 8:00 PM

    Police in Lakeville, Minnesota are looking for a father who abandoned his eleven-year-old son because their home went into foreclosure. The unidentified man left two notes. One said the house was going to be sold at a sheriff's sale and that the boy should take his PlayStation and go to... more »
  • Cheers for Lesbians

    January 31, 2011 7:18 PM

    Two lesbian students in Minnesota who fought for the right to walk together at a high school pep rally made their entrances to cheers from the student body. Sara Lindstrom and Desiree Shelton wore matching black suits with pink ties and held hands as they walked into the Champlin Park... more »
  • Minn. man unsuspecting getaway driver in robbery

    December 17, 2010 1:33 PM

    JANESVILLE, Minn. (AP) - A 26-year-old man thought he was doing a good deed when he gave a 70-year-old woman a ride to a Minnesota bank. But police say the woman robbed the bank, and the man was her unsuspecting getaway driver. The man told The Free Press... more »
  • Minn. Metrodome roof collapses after snow storm

    December 12, 2010 9:59 AM

    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.- The inflatable roof of the Metrodome collapsed Sunday after a snowstorm that dumped 17 inches on Minneapolis. No one was hurt, but the roof failure sent the NFL scrambling to find a new venue for the Vikings' game against the New York Giants. The teams had been... more »
  • Well rested Saints look to get on roll against 49ers

    September 20, 2010 12:50 PM

    The New Orleans Saints are going from a prime-time season opener to kick off the NFL season to a second straight game in the national spotlight. Quarterback Drew Brees doesn't mind all the early season hype surrounding the defending Super Bowl champions. They've had plenty of time to... more »
  • Boy Killed by Rock from Homemade Slingshot

    August 2, 2010 8:20 PM

    A six-pound rock from an oversized homemade slingshot fell on a 12-year-old boy and killed him in Roseville, Minnesota. Police say the boy and a friend were shooting rocks out of the slingshot, which was made by attaching lengths of elastic tubing to a swing set at a park. The... more »
  • Saints to open NFL season against Vikings

    April 20, 2010 1:32 PM

    A rematch of the NFC Championship game will kick off the 2010 NFL season. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell confirmed Tuesday that the New Orleans Saints will host the Minnesota Vikings in a Thursday night contest that will serve as the opener for the league. The game will be Sep.... more »
  • Feds close another bank

    February 5, 2010 8:35 PM

    Federal regulators shut down a small bank in Hancock, Minnesota, bringing to 16 the number of bank failures so far in 2010. Friday, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation took over 1st American State Bank of Minnesota, with about $18.2 million in assets and $16.3 million in deposits. Community Development Bank,... more »
  • NFC Championship-final game for Favre?

    January 25, 2010 7:52 AM

    Has Brett Favre played his last NFL game? Could be. Favre, who came out of retirement to get a shot at the Super Bowl with Minnesota, seemed to act as if this were his finale after his Vikings lost 31-28 in overtime to New Orleans. The Saints capitalized... more »
  • Saints early favorite over Vikings in NFC Championship

    January 18, 2010 8:21 AM

    The New Orleans Saints opened as a 4-point favorite for Sunday's NFC Championship game against the Minnesota Vikings. The 14-3 Saints crushed the Arizona Cardinals 45-14 Saturday to earn a trip to the title game. Brett Favre threw four touchdown passes to lead the 13-4 Vikings over Dallas... more »
  • Drunk's motorized chair on auction block

    October 29, 2009 8:33 PM

    It has to stay off the street, but a motorized La-Z-Boy chair used by a convicted drunk driver goes up for aution in Proctor, Minnesota. The chair is powered by a lawnmower engine and is equipped with a stereo, cup holders and lights. The chair is up for auction on... more »
  • USDA confirms H1N1 in Minnesota pigs

    October 19, 2009 12:14 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture says at least one pig from Minnesota has tested positive for the H1N1 virus, the first case of a pig contracting the virus in the United States. The USDA's National Veterinary Services Laboratories confirmed the presence of H1N1 after an initial test... more »

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