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Motorist, 71, dies in Elk River crash; his passenger badly hurt

The couple's car crossed into the path of the other vehicle, the patrol said.


Mpls., St. Paul schools call off classes today

Other closures followed, including Anoka-Hennepin, as the forecast calls for 5 to 9 inches of snow. That would make this month the metro's snowiest February on record.


Principal shelves fine for library book returned nearly half-century later

The book about poetry was mailed into Cooper High School with a note of apology.


Drunken Fargo school bus driver takes students on perilous ride on busy street, police say

Passengers were running up and down the aisle as "the bus was swerving all over," police said.


Unlicensed repeat drunk driver gets prison for hit-and-run crash that killed 21-year-old

The motorist has been convicted many times for drunken driving, according to court records.


Ruling: Shakopee officer justified when he killed man aiming gun at him

Video from the officer's body-worn camera captured as part of the Nov. 2018 encounter.


Legionnaires' sickens 4 at NW. Minnesota hotel; pool and spa closed

Legionnaires' infection in Crookston left four ill.


Man told 911 he shot Minneapolis school bus driver because he feared being run over

The bus driver "nearly ran me over and then a self-defense incident occurred," a transcript of the call quoted the gunman as saying.


Isanti hockey dad charged with 1993 murder of Minneapolis woman

Police trailed Jerry Westrom to a hockey game in January and when he wiped his mouth with a napkin and threw it away, police picked it out of the trash to test for DNA evidence.


Onetime First Avenue DJ among 2 found dead in Bemidji area fire pit

One suspect is jailed as officials weigh charges.