Peter Hansen, 67, had just mowed his lawn and ducked inside his Vergas home to take a shower, which might have been the safest place for him given what happened next. Hansen made a remarkable escape after an explosion brought his burning home crumbling down around him.
Fishermen find body floating in Minnesota River in Shakopee
The body was found upstream from Minnesota River Heritage Park.
Minneapolis man dies after crash leaves him pinned under vehicle
Clemente Garcia, 20, died Wednesday morning.
19-year-old gunned down marks 43rd homicide in Minneapolis this year
The victim's identity has not been released.
Woman breaks free after being kidnapped and taken to Brooklyn Park
The woman was taken by force as she arrived at her work in Plymouth.
Planned Parenthood suspends abortion services in WI due to 173-year-old law
A battle in the courts is likely coming.
How the fastest animal on the planet returned to MN after local extinction
The fastest animal on Earth had once vanished from Minnesota and Wisconsin.
St. Paul's new 'skate trail' brings non-traditional park to life
Gateway Park is the first of four parks to open in the Highland Bridge redevelopment.
80 mph winds, large hail possible with severe storms in MN
A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for much of the state until 3 a.m. Saturday.
30 people evacuated as flooding hammers small town
It's assumed that at least eight inches of rain fell in Randall, with more heavy rain expected Friday night into Saturday morning.
Numerous severe storms likely in Minnesota Friday night
Watch the video for the full details with meteorologist Sven Sundgaard.
Teen pleads guilty in shooting death of 15-year-old girl in Columbia Heights
Damico Jamal-Tokyo High will receive a sentence in juvenile court, along with an adult prison sentence.
Gas leak, cigarette possibly caused house explosion
A neighbor rushed to the aid of a family whose house exploded in Tracy over the weekend, charging into the burning home to save a baby. The mother and three daughters who lived there were badly injured. Neighbors said the woman told them she had lit a cigarette prior to the blast.
St. Paul music student hopes ND 'shower trucks' will pay off
On a recent trip to the North Dakota oil boomtown of Williston, 18-year-old Evan Jensen noticed that something smelled kind of funny: the workers. The huge rush of people to the region to work on the oil boom has created a shortage of many things, including the ability to take a shower. So, the enterprising young musician came up with a clever idea that he hopes will cover the bills this fall at McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul. CNN puts him in the spotlight.
Hog farm employee accused of videotaping women in shower
A female employee at a Nicollet County hog farm south of the Twin Cities found a hidden video camera recording in a shower facility, where women are often required to shower to lessen the spread of germs and disease, the Mankato Free Press reports. A total of four recordings with three women, one a topless teen, were discovered. A 53-year-old male employee from New Ulm faces felony charges.
Minnesota man, girlfriend survive 9 days in New Zealand bush
Alec Brown, of Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, and his girlfriend Erica Klintworth are safe after being trapped in the New Zealand wilderness by a snowstorm. The Associated Press reports the two students, on a foreign study program in New Zealand with University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, planned to hike and camp when heavy rains and a snowstorm prevented the couple from being able to cross a river and return. Their nine-day ordeal finally ended Monday when Alec and Erica, both 21, met up with members of a search team Monday.
Man cleared of murder charge after spending six years in prison
Douglas County prosecutors have dropped their charges against Michael Hansen. His murder conviction was overturned in light of new evidence that his three-month-old daughter died of accidental suffocation. Hansen says he can't get his six years back and just wants to move on with his life.
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