Storm unleashes blizzard conditions on parts of Northeast

A storm packing blizzard conditions spun up the East Coast early Tuesday, pounding parts of coastal New Jersey northward through Maine with high winds and heavy snow.

Man kills himself outside Roseville Montessori school

A Falcon Heights man apparently shot the kitchen window of a Roseville Montessori school Monday afternoon before killing himself in the school’s parking lot.

Dayton's $6B roads plan includes hikes in gas tax, metro sales tax

The proposal would likely mean Minnesotans would pay more at the pump, plus see a half-cent metro-area sales tax. Dayton also wants a metro sales-tax increase for mass transit upgrades.

Post buys Lakeville-based maker of Malt-O-Meal for $1.15B

Post Holdings will buy the maker of Malt-O-Meal, Lakeville-based MOM Brands, for $1.15 billion. The deal, announced Monday morning, combines the nation's third- and fourth-largest makers of cereal.

Man admits sexually assaulting two women in downtown Mpls. ramp hours apart

Peijan L. Hodges, 22, of Farmington, pleaded guilty last week to first-degree criminal sexual conduct and attempted first-degree criminal sexual conduct.


Mahtomedi bar owner was killed with single shot + Video

A Mahtomedi bar owner was killed early Saturday morning when a single gunshot from a high-powered rifle hit him as he drove his pickup, according to criminal charges filed Monday. A 19-year-old Pine Springs man has been charged with murder.


Gunmen at Libyan luxury hotel take hostages; 3 guards dead

Gunmen stormed a luxury Libyan hotel popular with foreigners Tuesday, killing at least three guards and taking hostages, a security official said.


Facebook, Instagram suffer self-inflicted hour long global outage

Facebook said it suffered a self-inflicted outage lasting an hour on Tuesday that made its site inaccessible to users worldwide.


Eagan boy, 13, shot and killed during game of 'cops and robbers' + Video

Police say Suhayb Hassan, 13, was shot by his brother during “cops and robbers” game.


Super Preps 2015: No. 1 in the state is off to No. 1 in the land


3,000 child soldiers released in South Sudan, UN says

About 3,000 children will be gradually released from an armed group in South Sudan, the United Nations children's agency said after a group of 280 children were freed on Tuesday.


Couple charged after pet ferrets attack baby, chew off nose

A Philadelphia-area couple whose pet ferrets attacked their newborn daughter and chewed off parts of her face have been charged with child endangerment.


Two violent ambush robberies late at night prompt U crime alerts

Ambushes had similarities but appear unrelated.


Hennepin County issues thin-ice warning; three cars break through area lakes

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office recommended Monday that vehicles not be driven on ice because of warmer weather and heavy slush, which creates hazardous conditions.


Federal pen next for man who helped file $500K in bogus tax returns from prison

Hundreds of false claims filed in and out of prison.


Felon sentenced to 10 years for crash that injured his children

A Brooklyn Park man was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison for crashing his van on a St. Paul street last summer and fleeing, leaving his young son in the crumpled vehicle with a broken leg and his teenage daughter paralyzed.


Ailing rival no help for Wolves + Photo Gallery + Video

Kevin Durant sat out for Oklahoma City, which still handled the injury-depleted visitors and kept a playoff berth in sight.


Patient information breached at Hudson chiropractor clinic

About 3,000 patients of a Hudson chiropractic clinic have been notified that their personal information may have been breached. Harel Chiropractic Clinic said a contract chiropractor made copies of patient …


Anoka-Hennepin schools consider screening for depression

Organizers are considering adding a confidential mental-health and substance-abuse questionnaire to the schools’ annual screening, a reflection of growing attention to anxiety and stress among the nation’s teenagers.