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Patrol calls deadly crash near Mankato a hit-and-run, releases photo of suspect's SUV

Image of the SUV came from a police dashcam. Driver of the vehicle he allegedly targeted said it was a case of road rage.

Minister sentenced to prison for driving drunk, killing Minneapolis 911 dispatcher

Dispatcher's husband heard about the crash in real time over the dispatch audio.

Family IDs teen gravely wounded in shooting outside N. Minneapolis gas station

No arrests have been made in connection with the shooting Tuesday night.

'Speed and alcohol' suspected factors in fatal motorcycle crash in W. Wisconsin

The wreck occurred after dark on the southeastern edge of Menomonie.

Jurors convict third man in rape of woman abducted behind her Uptown home

Her "great courage and cleverness" freed her from the captors on the other side of the Twin Cities many hours later.

Road rage suspect at large in rollover near Mankato that killed passenger

It's possible the two vehicles made contact, according to the State Patrol.

Repeat murder conviction means 29-year sentence for South St. Paul man

South St. Paul man was granted a new trial in death of girlfriend.

MLB pitcher turned accountant admits stealing at least $145K from Fridley business

He pitched for the Milwaukee Brewers and the Twins' AAA team.

Assault suspect injured in Metro Transit squad used lighter to set himself on fire, report says

Suspect had lighter, severely burned himself after arrest in Mpls.

Pickup veers onto I-694 shoulder, killing man next to his vehicle

A pickup truck veered onto the shoulder of Interstate 694 in Oakdale on Sunday morning, authorities said, striking a vehicle that had pulled over and killing its driver, who was standing outside the vehicle.