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19-year-old charged with murder after girlfriend dies of injuries from shooting

Authorities say a 20-year-old St. Paul college student was removed from life support Friday, two days after she was shot in the head with her 8-month-old son in the car seat next to her. The baby's father, Timothy Scott Hendricks, is charged with murdering the woman, Michelle Ploetz.

USDA ups oversight of pig farms to combat deadly virus

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Friday that it will commit $5 million to fight a deadly disease that is attacking the nation's hog farms. Farms stricken with Porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) will now be required to report outbreaks.

Aging population highlights transportation needs

Minnesota's population is aging, fast. By 2030, 1 in 4 Minnesotans will be 65-years old and older. By 2050, the number of Minnesotans age 85 and older will nearly triple to 250,000. Because people live an average of 7 to 10 years beyond their ability to drive safely, AARP reports, seniors across the country will need new ways to get around.

Look out! Getting ready for light rail along the Green Line

Expect to see a strong presence of officers in patrol cars, on bicycles and on foot along University Avenue and in downtown St. Paul, getting motorists and pedestrians prepared for the light rail trains that will soon begin traversing the Green Line.

Minnesota boy battling cancer breaks high-five world record

Hand-slapping mission accomplished. Evan Thornton, a 9-year-old boy battling a rare form of bone cancer, broke a world record Thursday evening in St. Anthony: most high-fives in a single minute.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Boy dies in motorcycle crash in Rochester

Police are investigating as of Friday afternoon.

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Numerous severe storms likely in Minnesota Friday night

Watch the video for the full details with meteorologist Sven Sundgaard.

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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.

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Walz wants to use surplus money to send direct payments to Minnesotans

It's a renewed effort from a previous proposal from Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan's supplemental budget in January.

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