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Paul Walsh is a general assignment reporter at the Star Tribune. He wants your news tips, especially in and near Minnesota.

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


High water prompts 'no wake' limits on St. Croix River

Minor flood stage could come as soon as this weekend.


Man who died after SUV crash in Isanti County identified

Douglas Erickson was in the SUV that crashed and caught fire.


Minnesota trooper's roadside gesture during traffic stop brings doctor to tears

The trooper gave the speeding doctor a warning — and a fistful of coveted N95 medical masks.


Man dies after catching fire while burning brush in western Wisconsin

A barn also burned in the incident, authorities said.


Worker died as aerial lift was being inspected, struck power line in Byron

The victim was identified as a 37-year-old man from Rochester.


Cherished locks of hair from dearly departed are rescued from huge Central Avenue fire

Challenges are many for residents saved what they could from the fast-moving fire.


Driver hit Edina student boarding bus to prove he could kill, charges say

The teen's mother was angered after hearing why the crash happened. Teen is more confused, mom said.


Authorities ID man shot during suspected north Minneapolis home invasion

No arrests have been made, police said.


Charge: Driver took potent drugs before fatally hitting woman near Princeton

Her longtime partner was with her and called 911 from the scene.


Motorist rolls SUV, dies in southern Minnesota ditch despite road crew's rescue efforts

Workers got the vehicle upright, but the woman was already dead.