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Lutheran pastor in Cottage Grove arrested on suspicion of child porn

He was arrested at his home in Pine City without incident.

St. Paul police reveal policy for body camera debut next month

The draft policy could still change pending the outcome of the pilot program and public input.

Police: Man found shot to death in north Minneapolis apartment

The apartment building on Glenwood Ave (1600 block) and N Knox Ave in Minneapolis where the homicide took place.

The killing occurred Thursday morning. Details about the killing will soon be released.

Met Council buys $118 million worth of Southwest LRT vehicles

Family of mentally ill man killed by Burnsville police sues city

A grand jury decided the deadly force was justified; Kong's family says he posed no threat.

Charges: Lakeville couple endangered young kids during filthy 5 days in car

Both parents were charged in Dakota County District Court on Thursday.

Obituary: Mary Ames, Habitat for Humanity volunteer, Medica receptionist, mother

Met Council approves $118 million contract for SW light-rail vehicles
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The Metropolitan Council on Wednesday awarded a $118 million contract to Siemens to design 27 light-rail cars for the Southwest Light Rail Project.

First a church, then a hall, now Burma Shave building meets the wrecking ball

Heritage commission approves razing building that housed pioneering women's clothing factory and the company that generated Burma Shave's roadside signs

Man's body found in burning car near Owatonna

The body was found in a car burning in a farm field.

Arson spree on or near public school property in Cottage Grove

Police have yet to make any arrests; torching of playground is the most serious of the 4 incidents.

Funeral services announced for music legend Bobby Vee

Visitation will be Tuesday with services Wednesday.

Man electrocuted by downed wire after pickup hits electric pole near Ely

The truck hit a power pole about 12:45 a.m. Thursday south of Ely.

Edina man charged with sex assaults of 5 women in Wis.

An Edina High School graduate who attends the University of Wisconsin was charged Thursday with sexually assaulting five women in a 15-count criminal complaint.

Correction for Oct. 28, 2016

A story on A1 Oct. 21 misstated the relationship between Lynx fans Adam Landvik and Nichol Landvik. They are brother and sister.

St. John's student accused of sexual assault sues school over suspension

Suit claims sex was consensual and dismissal was unfair.

Police respond to north side homicide

Police responding to a check welfare call found a deceased male in his 40s and are treating it as a homicide as they investigate what happened.

Judge tosses suit challenging Minn. teacher tenure laws

A Ramsey County judge on Wednesday rejected the suit's arguments that the laws protect ineffective teachers and deprive low-income and minority students of a high-quality education.

$224K in gold, jewelry and cash stolen from St. Paul home

The homeowner told police the 100 gold bars, a diamond ring and $60,000 in cash was her life's savings, which she hid in her house because she didn't trust banks.