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'You're dead,' Little Falls homeowner said after shooting teen intruder

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:25pm

The chilling phrase is heard in an audio recording made seconds after Byron Smith shot 17-year-old Nicholas Brady on Nov. 22, 2012, in the basement of Smith's home. The recording was played for jurors Tuesday in the second day of Smith's murder trial in Morrison County District Court.

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Wadena County: Girl, 16, killed in ATV rollover

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 9:49pm

WADENA, Minn. -- A 16-year-old Wadena girl died Monday night from head injuries suffered in an ATV rollover.

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Lake St. Croix Beach property sale question delays vote on home

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 9:46pm

A question regarding the sale of property on the St. Croix River 11 years ago led the Lake St. Croix Beach City Council to postpone a vote Monday on a request for variances.

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Minnesota fishing opener: Businesses hoping for ice out soon

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 9:38pm

Bait shops, resorts and other businesses in northern Minnesota are watching the weather and hoping for warmer temperatures to melt the ice on lakes before the fishing opener next month.

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No more underwater births, Allina tells moms-to-be

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 9:10pm

While Allina Health System plans to suspend water births -- underwater deliveries that proponents say help women better cope with labor pain -- no other Twin Cities hospitals report they plan to follow suit.

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Coon Rapids: Off-duty police officer arrested on suspicion of DWI

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 8:53pm

A Coon Rapids police officer is scheduled to appear in court next month on suspicion of driving drunk while off duty two weeks ago.

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Ending Minnesota e-lotto tickets wouldn't come cheap

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 8:42pm

A bill banning online lottery ticket sales could cost the state $8 million by 2017, state lawmakers were told Tuesday.

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Grant man denied habeas corpus in campaign sign case

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 8:42pm

A federal judge has dismissed a petition for a writ of habeas corpus filed by a Grant man accused of removing campaign signs that didn't belong to him in 2010.

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Baldwin, Wis., woman found dead in lake had drowned, autopsy shows

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 7:20pm

A 38-year-old rural Baldwin, Wis., woman found dead in a St. Croix County lake Sunday morning had drowned, the St. Croix County sheriff's office said Tuesday.

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Wildcat Sanctuary agrees to improve business practices

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 7:16pm

SANDSTONE, Minn. -- A sanctuary for exotic cats in east-central Minnesota has agreed with the state attorney general's office to improve its business practices after the head of the nonprofit acknowledged misusing thousands of dollars in donations, the sanctuary said Tuesday.

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Does affordable housing near light rail isolate poor? Or fend off gentrification?

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 6:42pm

Light-rail projects such as the Central Corridor or its future extension, the Southwest Line, are touted by officials as ways to connect low-income workers and residents of affordable housing to jobs throughout the metro.

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Wisconsin agent let 43 child porn cases languish, official says

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 6:33pm

MADISON, Wis. -- The former supervisor of the Wisconsin Department of Justice's Milwaukee office allowed nearly four dozen Internet child pornography cases to languish for months, agency officials said in his termination letter.

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Mankato: Victim of fatal shooting was Nebraska man

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 6:31pm

MANKATO, Minn. -- Mankato police have released the name of a Nebraska man shot to death outside an entertainment center over the weekend.

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GOP's Leibham, Democrat Harris join race for Petri's seat

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 6:24pm

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. -- Republican state Sen. Joe Leibham and Winnebago County Executive Mark Harris, a Democrat, announced their runs for Congress on Tuesday, with both saying that their ability to work with others made them a good choice to replace Republican Rep. Tom Petri.

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State board reprimands Wabasha County judge for rules violations

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 5:47pm

The Minnesota Board on Judicial Standards has publicly reprimanded Wabasha County Judge Terrence M. Walters for rules violations.

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California man accused of trafficking Minnesota girl for prostitution

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 5:43pm

LAS VEGAS -- A 36-year-old California man is facing federal criminal charges following his arrest in Las Vegas on charges alleging he transported a teenage girl from Minnesota to Los Angeles to engage in prostitution.

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Wisconsin: Motorcycle crash killed 2 UW-Stevens Point students

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 5:37pm

TOWN OF LINWOOD, Wis. -- Sheriff's officials say two University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point students have died in a collision between a motorcycle and a minivan in Portage County.

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Wisconsin home sales slide; weather blamed

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 5:35pm

MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin existing home sales fell 11 percent in March compared to the same month last year, and the chillier winter may be to blame, the Wisconsin Realtors Association said this week.

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Minnesota judge reprimanded for chronic lateness, conduct

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 1:44pm

MOORHEAD, Minn. -- A Clay County judge has been reprimanded by the Minnesota Board on Judicial Standards after its investigation revealed a string of failures to follow the law, chronic lateness to court hearings and other problems with the judge's conduct.

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Thursday tornado drills to mark Minnesota Severe Weather Awareness Week

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:30pm

The first two tornadoes of 2014 damaged property near the western Minnesota communities of Minneota and St. Leo in late March. As tornado season intensifies, every Minnesotan should take time to plan for severe weather.

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