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  • Authorities say there were no signs of trauma on Prince's body

    April 22, 2016 10:16 AM

    MINNEAPOLIS - Authorities say there were no signs of trauma on Prince's body when he was found unresponsive at his home, and that suicide isn't suspected in the musician's death. Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson released the information during a news conference Friday. The sheriff says the investigation... more »
  • Prank caller gets workers to smash windows at a Minnesota Burger King

    April 9, 2016 3:32 PM

    COON RAPIDS, Minn. - Police say a prank caller fooled workers at a Minnesota Burger King into smashing the windows of the restaurant to keep it from exploding. The Coon Rapids Police Department says employees got a call Friday night from someone claiming to be from the fire department. The... more »
  • Coach: Guard Eric Gordon returning to Pelicans' lineup

    February 26, 2016 3:33 PM

    METAIRIE - New Orleans Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry says guard Eric Gordon will return from a 16-game absence against Minnesota on Saturday night. Gordon has not played since fracturing his right ring finger against the Timberwolves on Jan. 19. Gordon says he's playing with a small, stabilizing brace on his... more »
  • Minnesota man accused of conspiring to help Islamic State

    December 10, 2015 5:23 AM

    MINNEAPOLIS, MN- Another Minnesota man is accused of conspiring to help the Islamic State. Twenty-year-old Abdirizak Mohamed Warsame of Eagan was charged Wednesday by criminal complaint with conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. Court documents allege Warsame tried to help other young men from Minnesota's Somali... more »
  • Manager: Ex-Stone Temple Pilots frontman Weiland dead at 48

    December 4, 2015 4:05 AM

    MEDINA- Scott Weiland, the former frontman for the Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, has died. He was 48. The singer's manager, Tom Vitorino, confirmed the death Thursday night. Vitorino said he learned of Weiland's death from his tour manager but did not provide further details. Weiland's current band, Scott... more »
  • Minnesota House candidate ends campaign after tweet about IS

    November 15, 2015 5:48 PM

    MINNEAPOLIS - A Democratic candidate for the Minnesota House has ended his campaign, hours after he sent out a tweet saying the Islamic State group "isn't necessarily evil." Dan Kimmel announced the end of his bid for office today on his campaign website and Twitter account. He said his tweet... more »
  • Wolves edge Lakers 112-111 in first game since Flip's death

    October 29, 2015 10:07 AM

    LOS ANGELES- Ricky Rubio had a career-high 28 points and 14 assists and the Minnesota Timberwolves rallied from a 16-point deficit in the second half to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 112-111 Wednesday night in their first game since Flip Saunders' death. Kevin Martin scored 23 points for the Timberwolves,... more »
  • Minnesota family dies in murder-suicide

    September 12, 2015 11:22 AM

    MINNEAPOLIS - Authorities say five family members found dead in their suburban Minneapolis home this week died in what they refer to as a murder-suicide. The Hennepin County medical examiner's office issued statements Saturday saying that 45-year-old Brian Short died of a self-inflicted shotgun wound to his head. It says... more »
  • Minnesota woman sick with salmonella sues produce company

    September 7, 2015 6:43 PM

    MINNEAPOLIS - A Minnesota woman who became sick after eating cucumbers that may have contained salmonella is suing a California company. The lawsuit filed Monday says Kathleen Dvergsten got sick after eating a salad at a Red Lobster in Farmington. She became severely ill on Aug. 14 and was hospitalized... more »
  • Vandals attack vacation home of dentist who killed Cecil

    August 5, 2015 11:10 AM

    MARCO ISLAND - Police in southwest Florida say vandals spray-painted the words "lion killer" on the garage door of the vacation home owned by a Minnesota dentist who has been identified as the hunter who killed Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe. Marco Island police Capt. David Baer says the vandals... more »
  • Man accused in African lion death thought hunt was legal

    July 29, 2015 9:03 AM

    BLOOMINGTON, MN.- An avid Minnesota hunter accused of illegally killing a protected lion in Zimbabwe says he believed everything about his trip was legal. Walter Palmer released a statement Tuesday saying he hired professional guides for his Zimbabwe bow-hunting trip and had no idea "until the end of the hunt"... more »
  • 6 people arrested in 2 states in terrorist probe

    April 20, 2015 3:51 AM

    ST. PAUL, MN - Federal authorities say six people have been arrested in Minnesota and California in connection with a terrorism investigation. A spokesman for the Minnesota U.S. Attorney's Office says the arrests were made Sunday in Minneapolis and San Diego but there is no threat to public safety. Spokesman... more »
  • Deputy: Police kill man who fired at officers

    January 27, 2015 2:14 AM

    NEW HOPE, MN - Authorities say two police officers were wounded in a shooting inside a suburban Minneapolis city building. Hennepin County Sheriff's Office chief deputy Mike Carlson tells KARE-TV that two officers were being sworn in inside the New Hope City Hall when a man approached and fired shots.... more »
  • No. 16 Missouri rumbles past Minnesota, 33-17

    January 1, 2015 3:44 PM

    ORLANDO, Fla. - Marcus Murphy ran for 159 yards, Russell Hansbrough added 114 yards and a touchdown and No. 16 Missouri beat Minnesota 33-17 on Thursday in the Citrus Bowl. Missouri (11-3) won its third straight bowl game to reach 11 victories for the fourth time in school history. Minnesota... more »
  • Redskins: No injuries to team in bus accident

    November 2, 2014 11:22 AM

    MINNEAPOLIS - Two buses transporting the Washington Redskins to their game against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday collided on a highway exit ramp while driving to TCF Stadium. The Redskins tweeted that the team had arrived safely at the stadium and team spokesman Tony Wyllie said that the accident will... more »
  • Capitol Hill Christmas tree chosen, chopped down Play Video

    October 30, 2014 8:47 AM

    CASS LAKE, MN - Christmas is still nearly two months away, but the tree that will be on display in Washington, D.C. has already been chosen and chopped down. The winner this year- an 88 ft. tall white spruce from Minnesota. This is the first time in more than... more »
  • Peppers gets pick 6, Packers rout Vikings 42-10

    October 3, 2014 2:02 AM

    GREEN BAY, WI - Julius Peppers returned an interception 49 yards for a touchdown, Aaron Rodgers threw for three scores, and the Green Bay Packers routed the Minnesota Vikings 42-10 on Thursday night. Eddie Lacy ran for a season-high 105 yards and two touchdowns. Jordy Nelson hauled in a 66-yard... more »
  • Saints' White praised after replacing Robinson

    September 19, 2014 5:35 PM

    METAIRIE - Saints third-year cornerback Corey White is drawing praise from defensive coordinator Rob Ryan heading into Sunday's game against Minnesota. White took over at right cornerback for Patrick Robinson during last Sunday's loss at Cleveland after Robinson had struggled early in the game. Robinson was moved to nickel back... more »
  • 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 »

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