The police report says when an officer told the woman she could not leave her child behind in a car, she apparently replied "even in Minnesota?" The Woodbury Bulletin says authorities reported it to child protective services.
Evacuations underway after explosion, fire on U of M campus
Evacuations are in effect on campus after an underground explosion and fire Thursday afternoon.
‘Terrible prank’ during tornado drill causes scare at Hopkins High School
The school principal said the incident brought armed police to the school and "understandably caused some scholars anxiety."
Woman admits to role in St. Paul man's gruesome murder
A 32-year-old Duluth woman has taken a plea deal in the case of a 34-year-old St. Paul man's murder.
'Living nightmare’ alleged at Savage, Minn. rabbit sanctuary
"Peacebunny Cottage" is now the subject of an animal cruelty investigation.
Tractor tips on embankment, killing man in Kandiyohi County
The tractor reportedly tipped and fell on top of the man, pinning him underneath.
Sloane Martin teams with Mike Golic Jr. for college football broadcasts
Martin, 33, lives in Minnesota and continues to climb the sports broadcasting ladder.
Minnesota radio legend Tom Barnard set to leave KQRS
Barnard says he's not retiring.
Delta pilots picket at MSP Airport amid mass issues in airline industry
The picket is one of several nationwide.
St. Paul plans to extend $500 payments to low-income families
The expansion would give more than 300 families a monthly payment of $500.
Use of car seat in crash that killed child still under investigation
The mother of the child was treated for injuries not considered to be life-threatening.
Strangers rescue woman, child after car lands in Benton County lake
Police say the two went off the road and into a creek in Benton County. The car was in up to 3 feet of water when they were saved by two passers-by who used a piece of lumber to break through the car's window.
Police: Duluth men killed woman for car and phone
Two Duluth men, 17 and 22, have been charged in the killing of a Floodwood woman for her car and cell phone, which police believe were sold or traded for street drugs, the Duluth News Tribune reports. The body of Cristyna Leah Watson, 25, was found outside Cloquet, her death the result of "homicidal violence," a medical examiner's report says. Two others have been charged with attempting to cover up the slaying.
Minnesota to renew pursuit of No Child Left Behind waiver
Education officials will revise Minnesota's application for a waiver from the federal law in light of conditions laid out by President Obama. The state wants to be freed from the testing requirements and mandatory sanctions in No Child Left Behind.
Woman killed by police on I-394 earlier worried she may harm herself or others
A woman shot and killed by a Golden Valley police officer on Interstate 394 last week previously warned police she heard troubling voices. The Star Tribune reports Katherine Gordon told Edina police in July she heard voices she believed to be the devil. She asked to be locked up before she hurt herself or others. She was killed after a high speed chase. Police say she pointed a gun at the officer.
New flu strain found in Minnesota child
The CDC reports a child in Minnesota caught a flu strain known as H1N2. The virus is found in swine and this case is only the second known infection in the United States. The child has recovered, and the CDC says there's no evidence the virus has spread to other humans.
Carp-carrying vandal strikes police cars in Orono
The vandal who struck the squad cars in the police station parking lot used spray paint. Oh, and another weapon: dead carp. Police say their video shows a man flinging four dead fish at the cars. Three bounced off, but the other 30-plus pounder crashed through a rear windshield. Air freshener, anyone?
Woman hospitalized after wild turkey hits car in Freeborn Co.
A woman suffered injuries to her face after a wild turkey hit her car traveling south on I-35 in Freeborn County. The Pioneer Press reports 66-year-old Mary Haukoos of Bricelyn was transported to an Albert Lea hospital with non-life threatening injuries Monday night.
Warrant issued for mom who left kids in hot car
A warrant has been issued for a mother accused of leaving three children in a hot car while she shopped for swimsuits at a Bemidji Target in June. Bianca Jean Hazelrigg, 21, of Bagley failed to appear before a judge Monday. According to the criminal complaint, Hazelrigg left three children inside her car with the windows rolled up in 88-degree heat, while one child was playing outside in the parking lot.
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