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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.

Drive-throughs aim to shorten DMV lines in Twin Cities

Miranda Sylvander helped Jacob Leverenz get a new set of vehicle license plates and tabs at the Carver County Service Center in Chanhassen. Drive-through service centers are popping up in the suburbs as a way to shorten wait times and ease congestion for tab renewals.

Drive-through service centers are popping up in the Twin Cities suburbs as a faster option to waiting inside for service.

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

An inquisitive goat arrived at the State Fair on Wednesday, looking ready for excitement — along with proud 4-H’ers.

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.

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.

I-35 bridge collapse survivor is 11th Twin Citian charged with ISIL ties

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. 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.

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.


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
Class Act

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


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.


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.


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?


St. Paul delays final vote on paid sick leave ordinance

The city's ordinance would apply to businesses of all sizes.


U taps new general counsel from Stinson Leonard Street

Douglas Peterson also has been a federal prosecutor.


Short sale brings felony charges for ex-Gopher star, his wife

The charges accuse Sam Jacobson of orchestrating a short sale of his Apple Valley house to his future wife, who quickly flipped it for a $176,000 profit.