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Kayaker shot and killed trumpeter swans on Anoka County lake, charges say

A DNR officer saw the man trail one of the birds as it swam and then kill it with a shotgun blast, according to the charges.

Teens targeted victim for robbery in NE. Minneapolis, murder charges say

The boys, 15 and 16, had planned to steal vehicle.

Swimmer's body recovered from Anoka County lake a day after he went under

He had taken off his life jacket and was swimming near a boat, the Sheriff's Office said.

Authorities ID driver who died after crashing in swampy Anoka County terrain

Two passengers survived the wreck in Oak Grove.

Minneapolis couple, 2 kids rescued after falling from canoe on Superior

Minneapolis couple and 2 kids were stranded after canoe was swamped.

Charge: Member of Guard caught taking video of man in next MSP stall

The 18-year-old said he's been doing this for the past few months, according to the criminal complaint.

2 charged in connection with home burglary spree across Twin Cities metro

Neighborhoods in Hennepin, Wright, Sherburne and other counties have been targeted, authorities said.

Small fire burns inside new downtown Minneapolis hotel

Firefighters quickly extinguished the flames in the early 20th century building.

Woman says she shot boyfriend at Roseville strip mall after arguing about where to eat

She said he hit her in the face while she drove and threatened to kill her, according to the criminal complaint.

Twin Cities charity founder claims $1 million lottery prize

He plans to donate some to a water project in Africa.