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6 years in prison, psychiatric lockup for killer of Twin Cities drummer in Europe

Sarah Papenheim was overseas studying when she was stabbed by her roommate.


Ex-employee admits stealing $33K from historic Twin Cities church to feed gambling habit

The New Brighton man wrote fraudulent checks to vendors but instead he deposited them in his own bank account.


Death of academic, author at Mpls. intersection adds to surge in pedestrian fatalities

The 81-year-old Maple Grove woman was in an unmarked crosswalk with her husband at the time they were struck, police said.


Mastermind in massive Minneapolis meth ring gets 22 years in prison

More than $7 million in illicit drugs seized; 12 others snared by investigators.


Police say group of criminals is using distraction to steal Twin Cities shoppers' wallets

Four victims in Apple Valley were older women, police said.


Charge: Driver had 11 shots of booze in hours before fatally running over woman in Blaine

Eight of those drinks came the night before and another 3 early in the morning, according to the criminal complaint.


Authorities ID Mpls. man shot to death in Portland Avenue apartment

Police have not made any arrests but say "the investigation is going well."


Disney coming to Minnesota this week in search of kids to play 'precocious' 8-year-olds

The casting call will be at the Mall of America, and there is no experience necessary.


Driver who crossed into oncoming traffic, killed other motorist is suspected of being impaired

Police released the identity of the man who was killed in the collision of pickup trucks after dark last week.


Defense: Deputy charged with manslaughter says suicidal gunman aimed at him, others

Prosecutors say officer used excessive force.