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Authorities ID man fatally shot in north Minneapolis over weekend

A woman in her 20s also was shot at the same location and last reported by police to be in critical condition.


30-year sentence for man who fatally shot victim in Minneapolis drug deal

Murder cases continue against two alleged accomplices.


3 Minnesotans plead guilty in huge telemarketing fraud that duped elderly

Telemarketers swindled 183,000, targeting mostly seniors, in operation using false subscription claims.


State Fair's flash sale deepens discount on advance tickets for 2021

The $10 price was only offered on Tuesday.


Charge: Man fatally shot woman in St. Paul, fled with her gun

The gunman, implicated in a Minneapolis shooting hours earlier, had an ankle monitor on at the time, according to the criminal complaint.


Shooting outside Cub in Coon Rapids leaves 19-year-old dead, another jailed

Authorities have yet say what led to the killing in the parking lot.


Owners of Minnesota drywall company get 6-month sentence for workers' comp scheme

The now-defunct company had worked on thousands of offices, apartments, and homes for more than 30 years, according to its website.


Authorities ID pickup driver, 75, who was killed when hit broadside by semi in NW Minnesota

The crash occurred Monday afternoon about 12 miles northwest of Detroit Lakes.


14-year-old pleads guilty in adult court to fatally shooting older teen in parked vehicle in St. Paul

Older teen was found dead in pickup truck.


Minn. rapist-burglar hid behind a mask during night of terrorizing woman

A plea agreement calls for him to serve two decades in prison, join registry.