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Teen fleeing troopers in stolen SUV hits vehicle, kills 3 in Mpls.

The State Patrol said it called off the pursuit before the speeding SUV driver killed three in a pickup truck at a neighborhood intersection. Families have identified those who died.


12-year-old fatally stabs 16-year-old brother in Minnetonka home

The young suspect is with family, not in police custody.


ID released of boater whose body pulled from Anoka County lake

The kept going around in circles.


Tire being pumped up explodes, fatally hits man in head on W. Wis. road

The wheel was on a wagon used to haul silage.


2nd crash in a week after drinking kills SW. Minnesota motorist with prior DUIs

His criminal history includes two drunken-driving convictions before age 21.


Expelled student says St. Olaf's 'kangaroo court' punished him after claim of sex assault

Suit alleges private college rushed to judgment after sexual assault claim.


Metal company hit by fire in Mpls. has been fined at least 6 times since 2005

One worker injured in Wednesday's fire remains in critical condition.


Authorities ID motorcyclist who crashed and died in Plymouth

The wreck occurred about 4 a.m. Saturday just west of Medicine Lake.


2 injured in blast, fire at Minneapolis industrial building

The two employees were taken to a hospital with serious burns and other injuries after the blast at Metal-Matic.


Red Bull debuts 10-mile portage race combining paddling, running along Mpls. Chain of Lakes

Competitors will also have their navigational smarts challenged along the way.