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Boy, 9, drives into YMCA building in Mankato as man rode along

The man and the boy's mother, who was nearby, could be charged with child endangerment, police said.


'We're very lucky,' State Patrol says after two buses collide on Hwy. 280

The drivers and a third person were considered to be in serious condition after leaving the scene, with 24 more treated for bumps and bruises. One of the buses was headed to the State Fair.


Year in jail is max for Apple Valley man for death of son left in SUV

The father's sentence could be as short as six months, according to the plea agreement.


Charge: Teen's silent 911 plea from semi leads to arrest on I-94 of driver who raped her

Authorities say the rolling crime scene stretched along I-94 for at least 110 miles from central Minnesota to within roughly 15 miles of North Dakota.


Attack on neighbor puts 'Miracle on Ice' skater Pavelich in jail; family suspects CTE

Mark Pavelich's sister says his aggression is uncharacteristic and may be related to head injuries suffered on the ice, including during his career in the National Hockey League.


Charges: Driver drunk on Fireball when he rammed Starbucks in Eagan, seriously hurt 2 on patio

Man suffered many broken bones, while woman with him had cuts on her face closed with stitches, authorities said.


Police: Driver drunk when he hit Eagan Starbucks, hurting 2 patrons

The injured customers, whose names have been released, were on the patio at the time.


Authorities identify central Minnesota motorcyclist killed after hitting a hay bale that fell off trailer

The State Patrol is investigating whether to seek charges against the pickup truck driver who lost three hay bales on the highway.


Appeals court backs dismissal of suit by parents in freezing death of U student

Federal panel finds no constitutional basis for the lawsuit.


Man found shot dead on rail bridge over river in Mpls. was father of two

Authorities have yet to say where the shooting occurred or when, and no arrests have been announced in the killing.