Who knew the sport of dock jumping had its own hall of fame? Well, Austin's Bob Mallory knows it now because he's a new member. And his dog, Sir Jackson, has won an award for "competitive greatness."
Charges: Serial trespasser accused of making U of M bomb threat
Ahmed Mohamed Umar has been charged with one count of threats of violence with explosives or an incendiary device.
Man, police officer involved in fatal Minneapolis incident identified
A witness says the man who exchanged gunfire with police shot himself.
Minneapolis police appeal to find missing 39-year-old man
The man, who has autism, was last seen near the MacPhail Center for Music.
Minneapolis rolls out new crime-reducing plan, but provides little detail
"Operation Endeavor" is a collaboration between multiple agencies.
Walz hopes for investigation into judge in Feeding Our Future case
The governor said he was "speechless" by the judge's initial decision.
Commuter alert: Parking in Minneapolis just got cheaper!
FlexPass offers flexible parking downtown at Ramp A
Omicron subvariants BA.4.6, BA.2.75.2 drawing attention in MN
Health officials in Minnesota are paying special attention to BA.4.6.
Texas company buys Roseville's Har Mar Mall for $50 million
The mall is home to a Cub Foods and a Burlington, among other stores.
Nightmare traffic near Ren Fest causes headache for businesses
The festival runs through Oct. 2.
Increased state police presence in Twin Cities to stay till year's end
Topics included HEAT patrols, violent crime, fentanyl and street racing.
Man sues city of Austin, officers in Taser incident
A man who claims he was having a seizure while two Austin police officers shocked him with a Taser has filed a federal complaint seeking a jury trial. An attorney for former Austin resident Scott Sheeley, 50, originally sought a $1.5 million settlement from the city but it did not happen. Officers claim Sheeley was combative during the November 2011 incident.
Austin cat shelter downsizing after citation
The director of Cats Off Broadway is being cited for having too many cats. The Austin Daily Herald reports Mary Draayer has about 30 cats at her out-of-home shelter. She's being charged with violating a city ordinance that says animal shelters must be 500 feet or more away from residential areas. The director told the newspaper she plans to continue operating her shelter, but wants to downsize.
5 injured, 2 critically, in Austin shooting spree
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is helping local authorities investigate a shooting spree around midnight Sunday outside of an Austin events center that injured five people -- two of them critically. Authorities say the shooting took place at the Lansing Corners supper club after a "hip hop-rap"-type event and gang activity was not being ruled out as a factor
Austin backyard draws birders hoping for rare glimpse of Spotted Towhee
Experts say it's rare for the bird to wander this far east. But one in Austin has apparently been around since October, enjoying the balmy winter.
Raccoon bites 3-year-old girl in Austin, Minn.
A mother in Austin, Minn. stepped onto her porch Tuesday morning to find a raccoon biting her three-year-old daughter. The girl was treated at the hospital for four puncture wounds and scratches. Austin police say there's been a growing concern over sick raccoons in the city.
Sheriff says shootings outside Austin club likely gang related
Mower County Sheriff Terese Amazi said Tuesday that the shootings that took place outside of an Austin night club around midnight Sunday was likely gang related. Five people were injured in the shooting mishap.
Austin city council candidate: don't vote for me, I'm a felon
A week before the primary election, Zeke Dahl realized he wouldn't be eligible to serve on Austin's city council. Dahl was convicted of check forgery last year. The charge will be reduced to a misdemeanor once he repays the money. But he's discovered that process won't happen in time for him to be sworn in on the council.
Austin collector's rare coin could be worth upwards of $35,000
The coin, known as a "goloid," was made in 1878 and never put into circulation. The field manager with Treasure Hunter's Roadshow, based out of Springfield, Ill., says he's never seen one before. It could be worth anywhere from $2,000 to $35,000, according to the Austin Daily Herald.
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