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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.


Campers' trash left behind prompts plea from northern Minnesota park

Beer cans, plastic bottles among the garbage being left behind by visitors.


Statues at Eagan's Central Park vandalized with anti-police graffiti

Anti-police vandalism occurred as a protest prompted the cancellation of a community listening session.


Felon charged with injuring New Brighton cop who couldn't free himself from fleeing car

The officer broke a wrist during the encounter Monday afternoon.


Authorities ID man shot to death south of downtown Minneapolis

Police have announced no arrests nor addressed a possible motive.


2nd murder count for death of prematurely born girl whose mother was shot in Minneapolis

Their deaths came one month apart; child's father is jailed, charged.


Teen killed in pickup truck crash in Corcoran that hurt her two sisters

Ayriona M. Derheim, of Big Lake, Minn., died at the scene.


Push is on to solve deaths of 3 infants found in Mississippi River years ago

The bodies were discovered in 1999, 2003 and 2007 in backwaters near Red Wing.


Bicyclist killed in collision with pickup truck in southern Minnesota

The pickup had the right of way, authorities said.


Rollover crash in New York Mills leaves at least 1 dead

Two men from Moorhead, Minn., were in the BMW that crashed on Hwy. 10.


Man charged with committing four armed robberies in Twin Cities last Friday

Derrick Lee Spillman is accused of robbing two Holiday gas stations, a Speedway and a Subway over a 9-hour period.