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Prison for St. Paul woman who stole $480K from charities she started

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

Mohamed Roble

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.

Man charged in shooting death in Minn. state park is in National Guard

The victim was sitting in his car, and all the windows were rolled up, according to the prosecution.

African American senator defends Clinton on Klan video

A Democratic African American state senator from Wisconsin says Hillary Clinton is not out of line for posting a new online video that compiles footage of white supremacist leaders praising Donald Trump.

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

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

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.


Sept. 8, 1909: Step right up and see the State Fair preemies!
Yesterday's News

The Minnesota State Fair has featured many unusual attractions in its 150-year history: death-defying aerial acts, colliding locomotives, freak shows, live animal births, the Minnesota Iceman and premature babies in incubators. Wait … what? The Minneapolis Morning Tribune was there:

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.


Maplewood Police ask for public's help in finding Cub Foods bank robber

The holdup occurred Aug. 15 at a TCF branch in a store on White Bear Avenue.


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?


Short sale of home brings felony charges for ex-Gopher basketball star, 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.


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?


Yep, still eating: 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.


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.


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