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Man told 911 he shot Minneapolis school bus driver because he feared being run over

The bus driver "nearly ran me over and then a self-defense incident occurred," a transcript of the call quoted the gunman as saying.


Isanti hockey dad charged with 1993 murder of Minneapolis woman

Police trailed Jerry Westrom to a hockey game in January and when he wiped his mouth with a napkin and threw it away, police picked it out of the trash to test for DNA evidence.


Onetime First Avenue DJ among 2 found dead in Bemidji area fire pit

One suspect is jailed as officials weigh charges.


Killer of beloved Minneapolis activist gets 20-year prison term

Tyrone Williams "was a rising star in the African-American community," an uncle said during sentencing.


Felony charge: MCTC student purposely voted in same election twice

The MCTC student said she was directed to vote for Minneapolis Council Member Abdi Warsame.


DNA identifies remains of U student last seen in 1970; authorities seek answers

Investigators are now trying to find out what led to her death and why her remains back then ended up in a burned-out Mille Lacs County home.


Prosecutors get extra time to file charges in Minneapolis murder cases, one new and one from 1993

One is suspected of shooting a woman and her mother this past weekend; the other in connection with the stabbing of a woman in 1993.


DNA, online genealogy website help police nab suspect in 1993 slaying of Minneapolis woman

Suspect faces charges in the stabbing death of Jeanne Ann Childs of Minneapolis.


Assisting in wife's suicide earns Twin Cities man a conviction, mother-in-law's gratitude and love

Thomas Houck of Eden Prairie was sentenced to 90 days in the workhouse.


Authorities ID man fatally crushed by lift, vehicle outside west metro auto dealership

The death is being investigated by OSHA, the agency said.