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Man is fatally pinned between farm equipment in Stearns County

The 42-year-old man was declared dead at the scene.

Minnesota DNR officer may not have worn life jacket before fatal fall into lake

The officer was investigating object in the Pine County lake.

St. Paul man burned in house explosion is enduring 'practically unbearable' pain

Investigators still don't know cause of West Side house explosion.

Miranda Lambert announces Twin Cities concert and a local animal rescue beneficiary

Each venue on this tour will have a place at the entrance where dog food, treats, supplies and cash donations will be collected.

Minneapolis fire truck, 5 other vehicles in crash on busy street; no injuries

The truck was not on an emergency call, police said.

Video: Suspected car thief didn't try to enter St. Paul house before resident shot him

The resident, who has a permit to carry a gun, arrived home and shot the fleeing suspect, according to the felony complaint.

Charge: Man robs Northfield bank at gunpoint, pays off his back rent

A customer was tied up as duo made off with more than $11,000, according to federal prosecutors.

Eden Prairie dad pleads guilty to charge of whipping daughter with tree branch, belt

Plea deal calls for him to be locked up for no more than 45 days.

Vehicle hoisted on forklift in Barron County slips off, fatally crushes man

An online obituary for the man said he performed for more than 20 years at Ceska Opera House in Haugen.

St. Thomas student finds employee's loaded gun left in campus bathroom

The gun's owner is subject to discipline, but the school is offering no specifics.