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Woman gets 15 years in murder of U student Anarae Schunk

The ex-girlfriend of a man serving life in the U student's death will be imprisoned for about 9 more years.

Hungry wolf kills off-leash dog on walk with owner in Duluth

Wolves going after city pets is "rare but getting more common," a DNR official said.

Valentine's party officially over at St. Paul school

Class Act

Bruce Vento Elementary principal drew criticism after letter was leaked announcing end to celebrations of "dominant holidays."

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Stillwater district asks for delay of board vote on closing three schools

The superintendent wants to push vote back to March 3, following a public hearing.


People who saw SUV on top of parked cars used phones to snap photos but not to call police

A bizarre wreck at Iowa State University drew lots of attention from a number of people who pulled out their phones, but the didn't use them to dial 911.


Baudette woman allegedly stole donations meant for missing boaters' families

Charges against the Baudette woman allege that she took funds intended for the families of three men who went missing on Lake of the Woods in October.


Andover rollover kills driver; 2 kids only slightly hurt thanks to car seats

The crash occurred late Tuesday afternoon near Bunker Lake Boulevard and 140th Avenue NW.


St. Paul, Trust for Public Land buy property for new Midway park

New park will add much-desired green space near the Green Line.


Lawmakers to vote on WIAA open records laws

An Assembly committee is slated to vote Wednesday on a bill that would subject Wisconsin's high school athletics association to open records and meetings laws.


Officials seek help ID'ing body found in Rosemount

The man was found in September 2014. Police say he may have been missing since October 2013.


Jury convicts St. Paul man of using 7 victims in sex-trafficking ring

The defendant is the eighth person convicted of trafficking girls and women in Ramsey County in the past 31 months.


2 young children survive crash that killed driver

Sheriff's officials say two small children strapped in car seats weren't injured in a rollover crash that killed the woman driving the pickup truck in Andover.


Medal of Valor for Mpls. security guard who disarmed attacker, saved victim's life

The guard took two knives from the suspect and kept a woman from bleeding to death outside an apartment building.


Authorities working to ID body pulled from Sheyenne river

Authorities are working to identify a body recovered from the Sheyenne River.


Panel to consider $15.7 million for mental health institutes

The Legislature's budget committee is set to consider state health officials' request to spend more on Wisconsin's mental health institutes.


Truck driver killed in fiery wreck on I-94 in Rogers; lanes closed

The driver of a semitrailer truck died after his vehicle veered off I-94 in Rogers and caught fire Wednesday morning, the State Patrol said. The…


Riled Teamsters at Mpls. meeting voice opposition to pension cuts

U.S. Treasury has a May 7 deadline to accept, reject or tweak the proposal for cuts.


Rapist heading to St. Paul is latest sex offender to leave MSOP

He's among six offenders freed in the past year, unprecedented for a program that has confined offenders indefinitely.