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Prison for St. Paul woman who stole nearly $500K from nonprofits she started to help poor

She bought pricey handbags, and paid son's rent and her car payments, according to prosecutors.

I-35 bridge collapse survivor is charged with ISIL ties

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the U.S. Attorney's Office shows Mohamed Roble, a survivor of the 2007 Minneapolis bridge collapse. Roble was charged Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, with providing and conspiring to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. The charges come after authorities say he traveled to Syria to join the Islamic State group, departing the U.S. just a few weeks after collecting more than $91,000 in settlement money for his injuries. (U.S. Attorney's Office via AP, File)

Mohamed Amiin Ali Roble was 10 years old when he became one of 145 people injured in the August 2007 bridge collapse. He collected $91,654 in settlement money on his 18th birthday.

St. Anthony police officer who shot Philando Castile placed back on leave

St. Anthony officer Jeronimo Yanez fired the shots that killed Philando Castile during a traffic stop.

St. Anthony officials drew widespread protests over his recent reinstatement.

Open wide: Rick Nelson tries all the new fair foods — and tells all

Star Tribune restaurant critic Rick Nelson is in for a marathon day at the Minnesota State Fair, attempting to sample every new food offered for 2016. Let out your belt and follow along.

26-year-old cleared for release from state sex offender treatment program

Man, 26, who abused as a child, is set to get program's first unconditional discharge.

Minn. Supreme Court divided on access to Metro Transit recordings

KSTP was denied access to video of a bus crash, but in a separate decision a blind passenger won access to Metro Transit video.


C.J.: R.J. Fritz came to the WCCO-TV 'Old Timers' party with a heavy, noisy gift
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Retired WCCO-TV sports guy R.J. Fritz brought retired sports photographer Larry Kohout a camera that Fritz's son found stored at R.J.'s home.

Carver County updates head lice policy
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County public health department supports changes to head lice policy by the American Academy of Pediatrics.


Changes keep coming on Minneapolis' Eat Street

The concentration of inviting storefronts and sidewalk patios makes it one of the best places in the city to walk, never mind its diverse food choices. So what's new on Eat Street?


State Fair Minute: Everything's ready to go -- almost

The day before the State Fair opened, everything was ready to go - almost. We found one small mistake. Will they find it? Will they fix it?


2016 Princess Kay of the Milky Way is from Goodhue County

Haley Hinrichs, a 19-year-old college student from Goodhue, Minn., was crowned the 63rd Princess Kay of the Milky Way at the Minnesota State Fair on Wednesday night. Hinrichs represents Goodhue County, in southeastern Minnesota.


4-H skills, traditions remain a Minnesota State Fair mainstay

Around 5,600 4-H kids from sixth grade through college freshmen will travel to the fair, having earned the spot from their performance at county competitions, to exhibit livestock and showcase fine arts projects.


C.J.: R.J. Fritz came to the WCCO-TV 'Old Timers' party with a heavy, noisy gift

Retired WCCO-TV sports guy R.J. Fritz brought retired sports photographer Larry Kohout a camera that Fritz's son found stored at R.J.'s home.


Public tours of Paisley Park to begin in October

It may not be like Elvis Presley's Graceland, but Prince's Paisley Park could open as a museum on Oct. 6, in time for his memorial concert a week later, the trustees for his estate announced Wednesday afternoon. Fans could pay $38.50 to $100 or more for a 70-minute tour.


Take The Great Minnesota Quiz-Together

The 10 most difficult questions you will ever have to answer.


St. Paul grapples with loss of $3 million in state aid

With state aid in balance, city is looking at cuts or a 7 percent tax levy hike.


Minnesota surpassed for best average ACT score

Yet Minnesota still tops the list of states where nearly all grads took test.


Man shot dead in southern Minnesota state park

Suspect turned himself in to Sheriff's Office.


Arson suspected in fire that had people jumping from apartment windows

Authorities suspect arson was behind an apartment building fire near St. Cloud that forced some people inside to throw children from windows to safety.