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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.


BCA: Man shot to death during Duluth standoff was aiming gun at deputies

The nearly 20-hour encounter included two exchanges of gunfire and resulted in a K-9 being killed, according to investigators.


Charges say onetime HS coach in Forest Lake sexually assaulted volleyball player

Mark Kosloski resigned as the boys basketball coach on the same day that the former North Lakes Academy student-athlete went to police.


1 killed, another hurt in head-on crash on snowy Scott County road

The car's driver died after crossing into the path of an pickup truck, the sheriff said.


Freighter from 1903 catches fire in Duluth harbor

The decommissioned ship is in the process of being scrapped.


Man suspected of killing his 6-week-old son in western Wisconsin home

The man led the officers to his son, who was not breathing and lacked a pulse, police said.


1 driver dead, another injured in 2-vehicle crash south of New Ulm

Authorities have yet to provide details on the circumstances leading to the collision.


2 suspects charged in man's shooting death in Meeker County

The killing followed an argument over a drug deal, according to the criminal complaints.


Jurors acquit predatory offender of grabbing woman off Minneapolis porch, raping her

This is at least the third case against this defendant that has gone to trial and resulted in acquittal on most or all counts.


Valleyfair looking for 1,000 workers ahead of May 22 reopening

There are also changes being made for visitors in response to the pandemic.


Police arrest driver suspected of fatally running over man on Phalen Blvd., then driving off

Authorities have also released the victim's identity.