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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.


Former Minnesota Wild player seriously injured in two-vehicle crash, still in hospital 5 days later

The two-vehicle crash occurred last week, according to an online fund-raising campaign started in an effort to help Stephane Veilleux with expenses related to the wreck.


Motorcyclist dies a week after crashing into State Patrol squad car while fleeing capture in Minneapolis

The motorcyclist was identified earlier as 24-year-old Dante Anthony Bjorklund, of Richfield.


Carver County man charged with killing therapy dog that comforted boy coping with dad's death

"It was on my damn yard. I shot the damn thing," the criminal complaint quotes the man as telling a sheriff's detective.


Nearly 3½-year term for 'treacherous' Minnesota woman who stole $2M from friend's family business

Her scheme spanned more than six years while she was the financial controller for R&R Excavating, a family-owned highway construction company in Hutchinson.


Court filing: Teen who died in state-licensed Department of Corrections facility was chronic runaway

The circumstances of the 13-year-old's death remain under investigation by the BCA.


Patrol: Pickup driver crosses into traffic on Minnesota highway, kills teen motorist in head-on crash

The 17-year-old girl was a recent high school graduate.


Motorcyclist is killed in collision with car in southern Minnesota

Three people in the car, ages 15 to 21, escaped injury, the State Patrol said.


Child protection filing: Severe shaking killed 3-month-old White Bear Lake boy; ruled homicide

Jackson Dallas Forster died March 22 in a Minneapolis hospital, the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office said Thursday.


Man admits role in record fentanyl smuggling scheme that mailed drug in stuffed animals to Twin Cities

"[The] conspirators lined the interiors of the packages with dog treats in an attempt to prevent drug-sniffing dogs from alerting to them," plea documents noted.


Teen dies at care facility in Willmar, Minn., licensed by state Department of Corrections

"At this time, there is no indication of any trauma or violent death," police say.