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Guilty plea by driver of Mich. firetruck that crashed on 35W, killing 2 firefighters

The Upper Peninsula man admitted to being short on sleep and nodding off before losing control of his rig.

Once snubbed, Parkettes finally land cheerleading gig at Vikings game

The rift between team officials and alums of the Parkettes, which served as the Vikings cheerleading squad from 1964 to 1983, surfaced last summer.

Judge orders prison for Twin Cities exec who stole product plans from medical-device maker Lutonix

The one-year term was shorter than prosecutors sought for Christopher Barry, convicted of taking secrets from Lutonix to a start-up firm.

Dangerous toxic algae levels put Edina lake off limits to people, pets

A similar declaration by city and watershed officials was made in September.

Motorcyclist, 65, dies in crash in NW. Minnesota

The rider was not wearing a helmet, according to the State Patrol.

Bicyclist fatally hit in Mpls. was U researcher, avid runner, volunteer

She was on her way to a homeless shelter where she was a volunteer.

Armed man shot by south metro Verizon store clerk was on probation for theft

A second suspect remains on the run, police said. Another person was wounded during the late-morning gunfire.

South Minneapolis man admits killing neighbor with stab wound to the heart

The 29-year-old victim died on Thanksgiving Day.

Personal info revealed for thousands of east metro students in mass e-mail

Back-to-school e-mail in east metro errantly sent with private information.

South metro Verizon clerk trades gunfire, wounds robber

A second suspect got away in a minivan, police said.