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Minnesota woman charged with killing boyfriend in video stunt

A 19-year-old woman was charged Wednesday with fatally shooting her boyfriend outside their home in northwestern Minnesota in what officials say was a stunt for YouTube that went awry. "We called him our little daredevil," said the man's aunt.


Plea deal: No jail, 1-year ban for Minn. trapper who illegally killed wildlife

DNR called it area's biggest such operation ever seen.


Autopsy: Cardiac arrest killed runner during North Shore trail race

The Eagan High School teacher had no known medical problems, according to the medical examiner's office.


During guilty plea, driver said she was on Ambien when she fatally hit woman in Duluth

"I put the vehicle into the wrong gear," the defendant said in court.


Free acts at State Fair band shell include Pointer Sisters, Tanya Tucker, Foghat

Also at the free venue are George Clinton, Chris Janson and Hippo Campus.


Heads-up: The lowdown on those fighter jets buzzing over Twin Cities

"Any idea what the fighter jet was doing over Shakopee?"


St. Croix boater's death likely from carbon monoxide poisoning

Two others are in the hospital, with one in critical condition. The boat was found at a beach on the Wisconsin side of the river.


Order in Greg LeMond lawsuit temporarily stymies alleged 'cybersquatters'

Cycling legend sued an Orono marketing veteran and his son over squatting on web addresses.


3 Amish teens injured, 1 critically, after SUV rear-ends buggy in western Wis.

The most severely injured was thrown from the buggy and rendered unconscious, authorities said.


'Are you kidding me?': 45-year-old hits homer in lone at-bat with Saints

Kevin Millar was a member of the Red Sox 2004 World Series title team and given one trip to the plate Saturday as a gesture to his being on the Saints' inaugural roster 25 years ago.