First-degree murder charges were filed Friday in Sheboygan County court against two Wisconsin teens accused of killing the great-grandmother of one of the boys. The boys, who are both 13, are accused of killing 78-year-old Barbara Olson with a hatchet and hammer while stealing jewelry and a car from Olson's home.
Ex-South St. Paul coach dies by suicide 2 days before sentencing
Matthew McCollister was to be sentenced for fraud in federal court on Wednesday.
Minnesota 'glampground' named one of 10 best in U.S.
In Nevis, Minnesota, campers can stay in a refurbished 1905 train car.
Two men charged over terrifying armed robbery at Newport apartment
They shot the woman who lives in the apartment in the abdomen, and put a gun to a man's head.
Minneapolis 2-year-old identified in suspicious death case
The cause of death has not yet been revealed due to an ongoing investigation.
Victim of wrong-way driver crash ID'd as Hutchinson 19-year-old
Three women, ages 19, 20 and 20, were in the vehicle struck by a wrong-way driver early Sunday morning.
FOX 9's Mary McGuire, KSTP's Brett Hoffland expecting baby
The couple announced they're expecting this winter.
Eli Hart killing: Police investigating multiple crime scenes
An announcement Tuesday confirmed potential crime scenes in Mound and Minnetrista.
Twin Cities mental health workers gather for 1-day strike
More than 400 mental health workers are participating in the unionized strike on Tuesday.
HAZMAT team at Bloomington hotel following chemical spill in pool
The fire department said two hotel employees are being evaluated by paramedics.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Twin Cities gets $6M of Mackenzie Scott donation
The donation is the largest the organization has ever seen from a single individual.
Minneapolis accused of backtracking on 24/7 bus lanes for Hennepin Ave.
The Minneapolis City Council is set to vote on Thursday.
Duluth brings back masking in city buildings amid COVID surge
Duluth, in one of the state's current COVID hotspots, has brought back a mask requirement in city buildings.
Eagan police investigate death of 10-week-old boy in care of grandmother
Eagan police said an investigation is under way in the death of the 10-week-old boy who was sleeping in the same bed as his drunken grandmother. According to a search warrant, police suspected the woman, 46, had been drinking alcohol. Results of a preliminary breath test also showed the woman had a blood-alcohol level of 0.18 percent, more than twice the legal limit for driving.
17-year-old Wisconsin boy retains fastest American texter title
When it comes to texting the fastest, Austin Wierschke of Rhinelander, Wis., still can't be beat. Wierschke, 17 retained the fastest texter in America title Wednesday after eight rounds against 10 other texters in New York City's Times Square. For winning the competition -- which tests speed, accuracy and dexterity -- the teen will get $50,000 in prize money.
Teens charged in slaying of 5-year-old boy
A 17-year-old and a 15-year-old have been charged with murder in last week's shooting that claimed the life of Nizzel George in north Minneapolis. According to a criminal complaint, the 17-year-old told a witness that he fired at the house where the young boy was sleeping last Tuesday.
Teen charged in fatal shooting of 5-year-old Nizzel George
A grand jury has indicted a Minneapolis teen on a charge of first-degree murder in the June death of the 5-year-old boy shot as he slept on his grandmother's couch. If Stephon Shannon, 17, is found guilty of the charge, his automatic sentence would be life in prison without hope of release.
21-year-old charged in weekend crash that killed 3
A 21-year-old man from Cokato was charged Monday in a crash that killed three generations of a family over the weekend, WCCO reports. Michelle Hoffman, 40, her 8-year-old daughter Julia and her mother-in-law, 68-year-old Marty Stoffers, died in the crash Friday night near Willmar. Investigators believe Paul Wickenhauser, who was driving the pickup truck that struck their vehicle, had been drinking.
Second teen charged as adult in 13-year-old's death
A second teenager is charged with first-degree murder in last summer's slaying of a 13-year-old boy, according to an indictment unsealed this week in Minneapolis. Derrick Deangelo Catchings, 16, was certified this week to stand trial as an adult for the Aug. 24 death of Ray'Jon Gomez.
Motorcyclist who hit 4-year-old birthday boy to be released Tuesday
The motorcyclist who struck and seriously injured a 4-year-old boy as he sped recklessly through St. Paul's Frogtown neighborhood has been sentenced to time served. Ernest Jonas, 25, of St. Paul, who fled the scene of the May 19 accident, was to be released from jail Tuesday. Relatives were upset. "He don't care. He's just happy to be getting out of jail," the boy's mother, Marcia Scroggins, said.
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