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Expelled student says St. Olaf's 'kangaroo court' punished him after claim of sex assault

Suit alleges private college rushed to judgment after sexual assault claim.


Metal company hit by fire in Mpls. has been fined at least 6 times since 2005

One worker injured in Wednesday's fire remains in critical condition.


Authorities ID motorcyclist who crashed and died in Plymouth

The wreck occurred about 4 a.m. Saturday just west of Medicine Lake.


2 injured in blast, fire at Minneapolis industrial building

The two employees were taken to a hospital with serious burns and other injuries after the blast at Metal-Matic.


Red Bull debuts 10-mile portage race combining paddling, running along Mpls. Chain of Lakes

Competitors will also have their navigational smarts challenged along the way.


J.D. Power: MSP in middle of pack in customer satisfaction among North America's largest airports

Retail offerings and security check-in were given high marks in U.S. and Canada.


Murder charges: Bounced Minneapolis bar patron came back with gun, fired into crowd

The gunman was hit with pepper spray and left the bar angry, according to authorities.


Charges: Woman stole $80K from nonprofit health clinic, bought Taylor Swift tickets

She also allegedly used some of the money to make hundreds of purchases through Amazon.


Distracted-driving 'epidemic' blamed for deaths of teacher, daughter in S. Minn.

Outpouring of support follows, with services planned Thursday in Rochester.


Guilty plea in humiliating attack on older woman in Mpls. bus shelter posted on Facebook

One person among many intervened while the others "do nothing," according to authorities.