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The write stuff: Hopkins kindergartner wins national handwriting contest

Charter school student did well from A to Z: "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog."


Groom whose pals picked his bride for instant Mall of America wedding, dies

Colon cancer claims Weinlick. He and wife married in 1998 and had four children.


Powerball drawing yields $1M prize in Minnesota; N.J. ticket wins $315M

Saturday's multistate Powerball drawing yielded a jackpot winner on the East Coast and a $1 million not-so-small consolation prize in Minnesota, Minnesota Lottery officials announced…


Mental illness defense wins acquittal for St. Paul man who killed girlfriend

Defendant will be transferred to St. Peter psychiatric hospital.


15 years in prison for 'hacker-for-hire' defendant who targeted govt. agencies in Minn.

His targets included business rivals and government agencies and schools in Minnesota.


Man, 19, shot in car outside Richfield apartments has died; no arrests

Police said they are "still developing suspect information and a motive."


Charges: 3rd provocation was deadly for firefighter beaten outside Minn. bar

Video from bar in Forada shows suspects trying to provoke a fight before the attack led them outside.


Dealer sent to prison for supplying fatal heroin dose to Oakdale man

"The opiate crisis in this country has claimed another victim," County Attorney Pete Orput said in a statement.


S.C. girl, 2, found safe in Iowa; meth-using parents, spotted in Minn., arrested

Police say parents were arrested.


Police hunt enters Minnesota for parents who fled South Carolina with 2½-year-old

The child was given to the couple by a relative who had custody, police said.