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Man in car on Hwy. 169 shoots at van while chasing one another

The gunfire in southern Minnesota failed to wound anyone; suspected shooter arrested.

Twin Cities pastor is ousted from 'Survivor'

Sunday Burquest, a youth minister from Brooklyn Park will be on the 33rd season of "Survivor" on CBS.

The season is pitting GenXers vs. millennials.

Raunchy rap video shot in rented Mpls. high school gym; district officials repulsed

Lil Bibby, left, and P.Skud used the Patrick Henry High School gym for a raunchy rap video.

A district spokeswoman said makers of the profanity-laden video misled school officials.

Police: Latest homicide led to shootings

Minneapolis police said they have linked two weekend shootings, which left residents frightened and sent some diving to the floor to avoid stray bullets, to an early-morning homicide last week that left a father of two dead on the city's North Side.

Embattled Mendota Heights police chief resigns

Longtime Chief Mike Aschenbrener, 57, steps down in anticipation of big changes on the council.

Minn. hunter's shooting death investigated as a homicide

As part of its investigation, the Morrison County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating a Winchester AE .30-30 lever-action rifle belonging to Terry Brisk.

Semi crash cleared on I-694 in Vadnais Heights; traffic free flowing

Traffic is flowing freely again on westbound I-694 in Vadnais Heights, but that was not the case earlier.


Police: Latest homicide led to shootings
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Minneapolis police said they have linked two weekend shootings, which left residents frightened and sent some diving to the floor to avoid stray bullets, to an early-morning homicide last week that left a father of two dead on the city's North Side.

Semi crash cleared on I-694 in Vadnais Heights; traffic free flowing
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Traffic is flowing freely again on westbound I-694 in Vadnais Heights, but that was not the case earlier.


One person dead in house fire in southern Minnesota

Flames and smoke engulfed the house southwest of Albert Lea.


$1.3B Mpls. budget for 2017 approved; most to see property tax increase

Mayor Betsy Hodges is seeking new spending to hire 15 new police officers.


One more foe for those who are fighting Dakota Access oil pipeline

As a blizzard pummels the North Dakota prairie, some depart and others dig in.


Father, son each hit $100,000 prize in state's 'All or Nothing' game

Each won $100,000 in the "All or Nothing" game


Merger will create state's largest transportation advocacy nonprofit

Two big players in the field of transportation advocacy, outreach, and programming will join forces. Transit for Livable Communities and St. Paul Smart Trips will become one organization starting Jan. 1, officials from both nonprofits announced Wednesday.


Sculpture Clock being restored to whirl again on Nicollet Mall

Artwork from 1968 to be restored to its rightful place on Nicollet Mall.


Bremer Trust on way out as administrator of Prince's estate

The late musician's siblings, his presumptive heirs, have narrowed the list of possible substitutes to two firms.


Dayton: Vikings opposition to Minnesota United at U.S. Bank Stadium is 'sour grapes'

Governor added that he was "shocked" by the Vikings position.


St. Paul considers cuts to proposed 2017 budget amid assessment controversy

Challenges to its assessment program have left the city scrambling for revenue.


Mpls. business leaders raise safety concerns for downtown

Letter to Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges says the viability of downtown is at stake.