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2 hrs ago | Star Tribune
Two men were charged Wednesday in the brutal death of a 31-year-old man whose scorched body was found Aug. 7 near a burning dumpster in south Minneapolis .
4 hrs ago | Star Tribune
Zebra mussels have been found in a popular recreational lake in the Twin Cities' west metro area, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said Wednesday.
8 hrs ago | KSTP
The man charged with murdering two women and hiding their bodies in cars that were impounded has pleaded guilty to second degree intentional murder in one of the deaths.
8 hrs ago | St. Cloud Times
Sex offender meeting canceled A Level 3 sex offender who was planning to move to Stearns County has changed his mind.
9 hrs ago | WWTC-AM Eagan
The Southwest Light Rail Transit Project is one step closer to reality. The Hennepin County Board approved the preliminary design plans yesterday.
15 hrs ago | Star Tribune
Hennepin County allowed a Minneapolis couple to keep custody of two of their children, despite having previously removed nine children from their care following accusations of neglect and abuse dating back to 1993, court records show.
"For this system to work for Minneapolis residents and not just for suburban commuters, we need safe, dignified and efficient transit connections," said Council Member Lisa Bender, shown in a file photo.
Andrea Chisholm and her husband, Colin, are accused of collecting more than $165,000 in welfare payments while living in a lake-front mansion.
A volunteer gathered prairie seeds at the Crow-Hassan Three Rivers Park. Volunteers are needed for this year's gathering.
One half of the couple accused of accepting welfare while wealthy is expected to plead guilty in court Tuesday afternoon, the Hennepin County Attorney's Office said.
Certified results from last week's Minnesota primary show just more than 10 percent of the state's eligible voters cast ballots.
MINNEAPOLIS Last week former New Ulm resident Mary Moriarty was appointed Chief Public Defender in Hennepin County.
In their dismissal notice, Hennepin County prosecutors said: "Based on further investigation, there is not proof beyond a reasonable doubt for the charged offense."
A Minneapolis couple, who had lost custody of nine of their children, were charged with murder Monday after their two-month old daughter suffocated in a laundry basket filled with an adult-sized pillow and blankets, where she regularly slept.
The protests in Ferguson, Mo., over the shooting of a teenager by a police officer - and local cops' well-armed response to the protests - have led to scrutiny over the use of military hardware by police departments.
Updated: Wed Aug 20, 2014 06:35 pm
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