A Moorhead man who only wanted his dog back now faces two felonies. Police say he broke into an animal hospital and freed the unlicensed pooch rather than pay a $103 fee.
Twin Cities LA Fitness closed after fire Monday morning
The gym will remain closed for the day.
State contacts over 100 landowners in Rush Creek fish kill investigation
The deaths of the fish remain unexplained.
Wisconsin man admits to 1992 revenge killings 15 years after boyhood tragedy
The 52-year-old man is in custody 30 years after the 1992 double murder.
Chapel of Love set to close at Mall of America after nearly 30 years
The owner cited retirement as the reason for the closure.
Man stabbed to death in his Minneapolis home identified
The victim's wife had an order of protection out against the suspect.
Mayo pediatrician discusses severe parechovirus infections in infants
The common virus can be serious for infants.
WaPo trawled Airbnb to find 'the most Midwestern things on the planet'
The Midwest loves its fish.
Services announced for teen killed in Apple River stabbing
Isaac Schuman died July 30.
Al Franken filling in as guest host of 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'
Franken, a comedian and former Minnesota senator, will perform comedy four nights in a row in Minneapolis following the appearance on the show.
1 dead, 1 critical after shooting at 38th and Chicago in Minneapolis
It's the second killing in a week at the intersection in south Minneapolis.
Teen driver crashes into parked payloader; 16-year-old passenger dies
The crash happened early Saturday morning in Waconia.
Barrage of gunfire injures boy in Brooklyn Park; vehicles, apartments damaged
Police say they recovered evidence that more than 40 rounds were fired in the shooting.
Dog breeder accused of drowning puppies will fight cruelty charges
The lawyer for a Dakota County dog breeder says the puppies his client allegedly drowned were not pets. He maintains "commercial" animals are subject to a different set of rules than pets. Dayna Bell faces 14 felony and two misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty.
Dakota County dog breeder allegedly drowned puppies, froze dogs
A woman is facing 16 charges of animal cruelty after allegedly abusing and killing dogs at her business, Bell Kennels and Farm. The Pioneer Press reports three former employees report seeing Dayna Kristine Bell hurt animals.
Minnesota ethanol plant faces felony charges
Southwest Minnesota ethanol cooperative Corn Plus faces felony charges after federal regulators accuse them of misleading reports about pollution equipment. The latest complaint says company officials falsely claim pollution equipment was working when it wasn't. It's the latest in a series of environmental infractions.
Underwood man sentenced for slitting dog's throat
Benjamin Staavas was sentenced to one year in prison for animal mistreatment, but with time served he is scheduled for release next week. Staavas is accused of cutting the throat of his German Shepherd, Star, and leaving the animal for dead. Star survived and has since been placed in a new home.
Dogs, cat rescued after arsonist sets Minn. animal hospital on fire
Police say five dogs and a cat were rescued from an animal hospital that was intentionally set on fire Sunday morning in North Branch. Firefighters from North Branch, Harris, Rush City and Stacy worked to put out blaze.
Vikings' Chris Cook charged with felony domestic assault
The Hennepin County attorney has filed a felony domestic assault charge against Vikings cornerback Chris Cook. The complaint says Cook, 24, allegedly choked his girlfriend for talking to an ex-boyfriend. A conviction could carry a prison sentence of up to three years.
WCCO's false 'dog meat' story draws attention and ire from far and wide
The Minnesota chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association wants an explanation. Meanwhile, an animation studio in Taiwan is having some fun with the story at WCCO's expense. Next Media Animation says WCCO never retracted the report; rather, they "just quietly scrubbed it from their website."
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