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Tiptoe the seeing-eye donkey finds purpose in helping fellow animals and people, too

The two-year-old has developed a calm and affectionate demeanor that suits him for providing therapy to people with dementia, and as a guide for blind animals.

Loring Park cashier impaled with golf club, killed, Mpls. police say

Officers responded to the Oak Grove Grocery store where they found the 66-year-old shopkeeper with a golf club through his torso, Chief Brian O'Hara said.

St. Paul officer, suspect wound each other in shooting near busy corner, police say

The officer had non-life-threatening injuries, St. Paul police said in a prepared account. The other individual, whom the department said was suspected of violating a protection order, had life-threatening injuries.

Minnesota schools and Jewish sites receive fake bomb, shooting threats

Twenty-five schools and nine Jewish facilities reported receiving messages as of Wednesday afternoon.

Air Force pilot from Andover killed in Osprey aircraft crash in Japan

The crash happened Nov. 29 following an "aircraft mishap" during a routine training mission, the Air Force said in a news release.

Snow dusts the Twin Cities, could gum up morning commute

The majority of the expected snow had already fallen by 9:30 p.m. and there will be "diminishing chances" of snow lasting until around 1 or 2 a.m. Tuesday.

Hennepin County Attorney's Office will not charge police in Khalil Azad's death

In a news release, Mary Moriarty said her office reviewed the findings by the BCA and found there was "no evidence that any member of law enforcement had any physical contact with Khalil after the stop."

Semi-truck crashes into White Bear Lake dentist's office, 3 hospitalized

Police said the semi-truck took the exit ramp off I-694 westbound, crossed all lanes of White Bear Avenue and then crashed into the building at the northwest corner of the intersection.

Columbia Heights barber charged with setting fire to Shoreview barbershop

Dennis Manning recently had to close his barber shop after 22 years.

'They all need work': Expert grades state flag finalists

The expert on flags — they're called vexillologists, and he's written a book on the subject — said he likes the six finalists to be Minnesota's new flags but thinks they are "trying to do too much."