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Wolves' Beasley charged with threatening family with gun outside home; pot stash found inside

Malik Beasley aimed a rifle at a couple and their teenage child in an SUV outside his home, where a large stash of marijuana was seized by police, according to charges filed Thursday.


Woman walking on tracks in Kandiyohi County hit by train and dies

The incident occurred midafternoon Wednesday.


Man jailed on murder charge two months after Mankato woman's fentanyl overdose

Prosecution says he showed no emotion when told of the woman's death.


Good Samaritans rescue 3 from fast-moving Golden Valley townhouse fire

A trio of good Samaritans came to the rescue of three people overcome by a “fast-moving” fire that destroyed two Golden Valley townhouses Wednesday, authorities…


Delta pilot sentenced for nearly flying plane from MSP while under influence of alcohol

He was removed from the cockpit just as passengers began to board at MSP.


Lake City driver dies despite best efforts of fellow firefighters after crash

Emergency responders raced to the scene of a single-vehicle crash in Lake City, Minn., early Tuesday and saw the badly injured driver was one of…


2 plead guilty to role in stray gunfire seriously injuring motorcyclist in Carver County

Two people have pleaded guilty to reduced charges in Carver County for being in a group of target shooters whose stray bullet seriously wounded a…


Mpls. teen who made George Floyd video 'humbled' to get national Courage Award

Darnella Frazier will join past honoree Anita Hill.


3 weeks after leaving Minnesota prison, man who racked up 28 DWIs dies

Danny Bettcher's tally is unmatched in the history of Minnesota.


TCF's chief executive retires as bank wraps up its merger, move to Detroit

Craig Dahl says integration strategy with Detroit-based Chemical Bank is in good hands.