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Victim killed in multi-vehicle crash that closed Hwy. 62 ID'd as woman, 23

The four-vehicle crash closed the eastbound highway for several hours.

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Photographer reports being maced and punched by police, other journalists detained

It came just hours after a court order prevented law enforcement from using force against the news media.

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Police move in swiftly to make arrests on 6th night of Daunte Wright protests

What started out peaceful took a turn as the night drew in.

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Man pleads guilty in 2019 murder of Outing woman

Joshua Emil Karjala's sentencing is set for June.

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Sven Sundgaard is suing former employer KARE 11

The meteorologist, who now works with Bring Me The News, was fired in May 2020.

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St. Paul attorney known for suits against clergy files first civil case in Penn State

Jeffrey Anderson, known for winning sex abuse cases against the Catholic Church, tells MPR he's filing the case on behalf of a man who claims he was abused by coach Jerry Sandusky as a boy.

New fight against heroin abuse spans state agencies, health care

Minnesota's latest effort to fight abuse of heroin and other opiates brings together a range of government departments and health care providers. The health, public safety, human services, and education departments are all involved. So are doctors, since many addictions grow out of the painkillers they prescribe.

Attorney pressures dioceses to release names of priests accused of abuse

Catholic dioceses across the country have compiled lists of clergy members suspected of sexual misconduct, but while some of those dioceses have released that information, none of the six dioceses in Minnesota has, according to MPR. Now St. Paul attorney Jeff Anderson is trying to pressure Catholic leaders here to release the names of accused priests.

In wake of Penn State scandal, Minnesota lawmaker proposes child abuse bill

Rep. Ryan Winkler is proposing a bill that would require anyone who knows or has reason to believe that a child or vulnerable adult is being abused to report what they know to law enforcement.

Sex scandal forces Penn State's Paterno into retirement

Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, 84, is retiring at the end of this season, saying the effects of a child sex abuse scandal involving former heir apparent Jerry Sandusky have been overwhelming.

Penn State's Joe Paterno dies at 85

Family says the legendary football coach lost his battle with lung cancer Sunday morning. Paterno started his 46-year tenure as the Nittany Lions head coach in 1966 to win a record 409 games, including two national championships. Penn State fired Paterno after allegations of child sexual misconduct by one of his assistant coaches surfaced last year.

Bachmann on accused Penn State abuser: 'I'd want to beat him to a pulp'

Michele Bachmann thinks her reaction toward the man charged with sexually abusing several boys is what any parent would feel if it happened to their child.

State hospital employee found to have emotionally abused sex offender

An investigation by the Human Services Department found an employee at the state hospital in St. Peter emotionally abused a sex offender patient. The hospital, which treats dangerous mentally ill patients, put the employee through a coaching session to prevent future incidents. The incident adds to a series of recent problems at the St. Peter hospital.