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Fatally stricken Esko football player got to his feet, collapsed again, announcer says

Jackson Pfister, 15, had a heart defect, family says.

Minnesota woman admits falsely collecting $108K in Postal Service disability benefits

While collecting the money, she was recorded on video "running around arenas" during dog competitions, according to her guilty plea filing.

1st time hosting Governor's Pheasant Opener, Walz bags a rooster

DNR says Minnesota's pheasant population is down from last year, but birds are still abundant in some areas.

After mostly peaceful start, protests around Target Center escalated

Peaceful chants and sign-waving turned into an impasse with police. One group of protesters burnt a pile of Trump merchandise, while the president's supporters sped away flipping middle fingers.

Police shoot pepper spray outside amid protest as Trump rally wraps up

Multiple incidents turned especially tense well into the president's marathon speech.

Judge orders years of Valentine's Day reminders for driver whose Feb. 14 crash killed partner

Drunken driver's partner died in a rollover crash after a holiday night out.

Gun charges filed against Trump backer for alleged road rage encounter with Warren supporter

The 27-year-old defendant was released from jail without having to post bail.

Moorhead police: Man flashes loaded gun at teen driver over Warren bumper sticker

The suspect was soon jailed and awaits potential felony charges.

Man fatally shot in Seward neighborhood is identified

The gunfire was prompted by a dispute over a woman, according to charges.

Worker fatally pinned between 2 pieces of excavation equipment in west metro neighborhood

Authorities have yet to identify the man, his employer and the type of work being done at that address in Corcoran.