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11 hrs ago | Star Tribune

Shorewood woman admits killing boyfriend, stuffing body in freezer

A Shorewood woman stopped her murder trial Monday by pleading guilty to killing her boyfriend and stuffing him in a freezer last summer.

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12 hrs ago | Star Tribune

GOP's Johnson underwent unexpected surgery for a 'perforated stomach'

With an insider's eye, Hot Dish tracks the tastiest bits of Minnesota's political scene and keep you up-to-date on those elected to serve you.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Amy Klobuchar, Mark Dayton, Maple Grove, MN, Otter Tail County, MN, Fergus Falls, MN

17 hrs ago | SFGate

Minnesota woman pleads guilty in freezer body case

A Shorewood woman charged with killing her boyfriend and stuffing his body in a freezer has pleaded guilty during her trial.

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19 hrs ago | KVOX-FM Fargo

Surgery lands GOP candidate Johnson in hospital

Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson was resting after a successful procedure on Monday afternoon at Maple Grove Hospital.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, Gary Johnson, Mark Dayton, US Governors

Sat Jul 19, 2014

TwinCities

Body of man found in Mississippi River near Coon Rapids Dam

A body that authorities said had been in the Mississippi River for some time was recovered Saturday night near the Coon Rapids Dam.

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CBS Local

GOP Hopefuls Differ On How To Rein In State Budget

On its current trajectory, Minnesota's next two-year state budget will top the $40 billion mark.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Dayton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Governors, Dayton, MN, Weird

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Star Tribune

Olson's role debated as Teamster strike recalled

Olson played a delicate role in the strike by Minneapolis truckers. He was elected as a left-leaning governor of the Farmer-Labor party.

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CBS Local

Man Pleads Guilty In Straw Gun-Buying Scheme

A Robbinsdale man has pleaded guilty in what federal authorities call a scheme to have straw purchasers buy guns for people who are barred from having them.

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Related Topix: Robbinsdale, MN, Weird

National Review Online

Dem. Governor Misspells State's Name on Campaign Leaflet

Democrat Mark Dayton currently serves as governor of Minnesota, but he's now running for governor of "Minnesta," at least according to his campaign literature.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Dayton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Governors

CBS Local

First Responders To Begin Using Overdose Reversal Drug

In the past, only paramedics could use the treatment, but they're not always the first to show up to a scene - and minutes matter when saving a life.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Weird

Thu Jul 17, 2014

TwinCities

Hennepin County is first in state to launch heroin antidote training

The Hennepin County sheriff's office is the first department in Minnesota to take advantage of a law passed in May that allows law enforcement personnel to carry and administer a drug that can temporarily reverse an opiate overdose.

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters

WWTC-AM Eagan

Deputy Police Chief Frizell Running For Hennepin County Sheriff

A Deputy Chief of the Minneapolis Police Department has decided to join the Hennepin County Sheriff's race.

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Related Topix: Maple Grove, MN

Star Tribune

Man charged in north Mpls. party shooting that left 3 women injured

Sherrillyn Mosley stood in front of her home where her daughter Asia Mosley was shot in the back yard July 9, 2014, in Minneapolis.

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KSTP

Man Charged in North Minneapolis Triple Shooting

Delonte Thomas, 20, of Minneapolis was charged with three counts of attempted second-degree murder and three counts of first-degree assault in the July 9 shooting, according to the Hennepin County Attorney's Office.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Star Tribune

Motorcyclist dies from collision in Columbia Heights

The crash occurred shortly after 6:30 p.m. on July 9 at Central and 44th Avenues NE., according to the State Patrol.

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Related Topix: Columbia Heights, MN

Wed Jul 16, 2014

CBS Local

Frizell Beats Stanek In Henn. Co. Sheriff's Deputies Assoc. Vote

The Hennepin County Sheriff's Deputies Association has voted overwhelmingly in favor of incumbent Sheriff Rich Stanek's opponent on Wednesday.

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Star Tribune

Mpls. gets OK to vote on Southwest light-rail in August

Metro transit bankrollers agreed Wednesday to give Minneapolis until the end of August to vote on the latest Southwest Corridor light-rail plan, over the objections of suburban officials who don't trust the city and want to trim the cost of the project.

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Business Journal

Jostens CEO Chuck Mooty buys North Loop building

The sale closed this week for $925,000, according to Hennepin County Property Tax records.

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Star Tribune

The Three-Minute Outdoorsman

Jim Williams has been watching birds and writing about their antics since before "Gilligan's Island" went into reruns.

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Related Topix: University of Minnesota

Tue Jul 15, 2014

Star Tribune

Minneapolis crosswalks keep fading to black

Minneapolis uses three-wheeled vehicles to paint crosswalks, such as this one near 7th Street and 1st Avenue N. downtown.

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