The Humane Society euthanized a diabetic cat left behind after its owner died, but no-kill proponents and Animal Ark are calling that a shocking mistake and say the society ignored the owner's legal will. The Humane Society says it didn't know about the will and put the animal down at the request of the owner's next of kin.
Pig Ate My Pizza will close at the end of the year.
Its leaders plan to relaunch and "get back to the humble beginnings of Travail."
Allina parts ways with 53 of 27,000 employees over vaccine mandate
That's about 0.2% of the health care system's workforce.
Matthew Coller: How will Vikings fans react on Thursday night?
Will years of disappointment be revealed if the Vikings struggle against the Steelers?
Health officials encourage getting vaccinated and tested before the holidays
The state has launched a "Celebrate Safely, Minnesota" campaign to make it easier to get tested and vaccinated.
Charges: Parking dispute, scuffle preceded fatal stabbing
The suspect said he was upset about neighbors and their friends regularly parking on his property.
Hennepin Co. Sheriff injured in rollover, admits to drinking beforehand
The sheriff, in a statement, called it an "inexcusable decision."
COVID cases, hospitalizations, and deaths in MN dominated by unvaccinated
The latest figures from October show a disproportionate number of deaths among the unvaccinated.
Top MN football recruit Jaxon Howard to announce college decision
He's the son of former Minnesota Viking Willie Howard.
MN trucking firm that used 'strength tests' to screen out women drivers to pay $500K
The company will pay $500,000 and offer jobs to the women it discriminated against.
On-the-run man charged with murder in fatal shooting at gas station
The suspect hasn't been arrested, and court documents say he poses a risk to public safety.
Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Wednesday, December 8
The latest details from the Minnesota Department of Health.
Couple ending festive lights display after dispute with sheriff over trespassing
Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald addressed complaints from over the summer on Facebook Saturday.
Stray cats causing problems for businesses in Waseca
As many as 30 cats are roaming the streets and digging in dumpsters for food in the small southern Minnesota town. KEYC reports the cats have also cost a local lumberyard thousands of dollars in ruined product. Police say feeding the animals makes the problem even worse. The city is now teaming up with the Waseca County Animal Humane society to trap the cats.
‘Deport illegals’ sign stirs controversy
A Latino nonprofit group is organizing a protest scheduled for Monday in Albert Lea near an electronic sign that some consider racist, while others defend it as free speech. The sign, posted high on the side of a building is owned by Albert Lean Mal Prinzing. It reads “Catch and Release – No!; Deport Illegals – Si.”
Cat survives 245-mile trip trapped in an engine compartment
Tuffy the cat was found under the hood of a car towed from South Dakota. The Postbulletin says a northwest Rochester man bought the car in Sioux Falls, but didn't find the freezing and frightened kitty until a couple days after he got back to Minnesota. Tuffy is now recovering at Paws and Claws Humane Society.
Secret Service alerted about burned cat in Mpls.
Minneapolis police are consulting with federal agencies after a Longfellow Park employee discovered a dead cat Monday. KARE 11 reports the animal had been burned and staked to a tree stump with an American flag. A President Obama/Biden campaign sign was also nearby.
Cat safe after surviving three months inside freeway cloverleaf in Woodbury
A healthy but frightened cat is in need of a new home after living for three months inside a cloverleaf connecting I-94 and I-694 in the east metro. The cat reportedly dodged semitrucks and other vehicles while surviving on a deer carcass and water from a small pond. Authorities repeatedly tried and failed to trap the animal.
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.
Man's work to control feral cats lands him in court
Many cities have adopted a "trap-neuter-release" program to stop feral cat populations from growing. Doug Edge, of North St. Paul, was participating in that program when the city took him to court for allowing cats to roam at large and failing to license the animals. Edge says both the defense and prosecution applauded his work, and the judge dismissed the case, but it still cost him thousands in legal fees.
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