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'Constantly shooting' suspect wounds 2 officers in South St. Paul

Gunfire broke out at a residence for people with mental illness. The suspect shooter was taken into custody without injury.


Stillwater inmate accused in corrections officer's death had history of run-ins

Prosecutors said they are awaiting end of BCA investigation before deciding on charges against inmate.


Charge: Woman's nude photos ignite clash; brother fatally stabbed by man sharing pics

The woman said she and defendant "had been romantically involved," according to the criminal complaint.


Stillwater inmate serving time for homicide kills guard

The officer was identified as Joseph Gomm, who had been on the job for 16 years. The attack prompted a lockdown of all state prisons.


Hogs roam highway near Mankato after semi overturns

The animals blocked traffic for a spell on the highway, according to authorities.


Man assaulted downtown near Hennepin dies months later

The 24-year-old lay motionless as his attacker went through his pockets, the charges read.


7 new rides to make State Fair midway that much mightier

Three attractions are billed as the only ones of their kind in North America.


Woman dies in Brainerd area crash with semi; daughter behind wheel injured

Car pulled into the path of the truck, according to the State Patrol.


35-year term for gunman who followed order, killed woman in Mpls. parking lot

She was shot while fighting with her boyfriend outside a north Minneapolis strip mall.


No felony charge against driver who hit road worker in Anoka County

Prosecutors said they could not find enough evidence of gross negligence.