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Walsh writes what's interesting and important, with interesting being his preference.


Driver who was drunk when he killed St. Paul man is deported

The 20-year-old from El Salvador pleaded guilty to a felony, was turned over to immigration officials and put on a plane Monday back to his homeland.


Woman who allegedly lured slain Twin Cities Realtor surrenders to police

One of three people charged in Monique Baugh's death remains at large.


Eagan mayor crashed SUV into snowbank while drunk, charges say

An officer found the vehicle running and the mayor behind the wheel, according to the criminal complaint.


House fire in northwestern Minnesota severely burns man, kills 2 dogs

Fire officials say the home is a total loss.


Man killed in St. Paul house fire leaves behind 3 young sons

Authorities believe the blaze began accidentally.


Minneapolis police seek 2 people charged in kidnap-murder of Realtor

Woman accused of luring victim to her death was released from custody.


Man with 'obvious trauma' found dead in north Minneapolis alley

He had been shot at least once; his identity has not been released.


Windblown snow keeps driving treacherous in southern Minnesota

Highways are covered with ice and drifting snow spanning the width of southern Minnesota to the southern Twin Cities area and north almost to St. Cloud.


Suspicious death in western Wisconsin home has someone under questioning

The body was found Wednesday evening, according to the Sheriff's Office.


Probation for unlicensed Cottage Grove care provider allegedly drunk with 12 kids in home

She pleaded guilty to not having a home day care license, while the more serious child neglect charge was dropped.