Firefighters rushed to the scene of a home explosion and fire in the west metro Monday afternoon. The incident happened around 4 p.m. The Star Tribune reports that the family who lived in the home was on vacation at the time of the fire. The home is a total loss. There are no reports of any injuries.
Minnesota pool contractor banned from industry, must pay $2 million-plus
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison filed suit against Charles Workman and his company, MN Crete Pools, LLC, in August.
St. Paul man identified as victim of north Minneapolis homicide
The shooting occurred on the 2200 block of Emerson Avenue North on Wednesday.
Two youths seriously injured after being struck by driver in Bloomington
Police say the boy is in a critical condition, while the girl has severe injuries.
Two men sentenced for carjacking in Rosedale Center parking lot
Leon Kismit Bell, 49, and Jack Mitchell Piche, 23, were sentenced in U.S. District Court on Jan. 20.
Police: Truck burst into in flames after driver rammed Hutchinson squad car
The incident occurred Wednesday evening.
Police identify White Bear Lake officer shot while serving warrant
The officer is a six-year veteran of the department.
Minnesota Senate passes bill codifying abortion into state law
Having already passed in the House, it will now be sent to Gov. Tim Walz for signing into law.
Tyre Nichols: Initial police version of events bear similarities to George Floyd killing
Memphis PD said Nichols complained of 'shortness of breath' following 'confrontations' with police, who in reality violently beat him.
Authorities ID man who died during police standoff in Winsted
Warning: This story mentions suicide.
Twin Cities authorities preparing for community reaction to Tyre Nichols video
The ATF division in St. Paul sent out an alert out of "an abundance of caution."
Changes at K102's Chris Carr & Company, with Sam Sansevere joining as co-host
She is the daughter of former KQRS morning show personality Bob Sansevere.
Fire destroys haunted house in Burnsville
A fire broke out early Sunday morning at the Buck Hill ski and snowboard area in Burnsville. KARE 11 reports flames were shooting through a temporary tent structure when firefighters arrived. The haunted house was under construction and scheduled to open early next month. No injuries were reported and the cause of the blaze is still under investigation.
Crowded field: Local race scene explodes
Capitalizing on running's new popularity and effectiveness as a fundraiser, race organizers have tossed aside the small-scale, single-race business model in favor of large, wide-ranging configurations. The metro area is now the most saturated in the country in terms of running race events per capita.
Gas leak, cigarette possibly caused house explosion
A neighbor rushed to the aid of a family whose house exploded in Tracy over the weekend, charging into the burning home to save a baby. The mother and three daughters who lived there were badly injured. Neighbors said the woman told them she had lit a cigarette prior to the blast.
3 children among injured in Tracy house explosion
A house exploded in Tracy, about 150 miles southwest of the Twin Cities, on Saturday morning, injuring three girls and their mother. All four were hospitalized. The house was fully ablaze when firefighters arrived. Witnesses said the explosion blew the chimney off the roof and glass from the home's front windows shot all the way across the street, the Marshall Independent reports. The cause was not immediately known.
Man in shower survives house explosion
Peter Hansen, 67, had just mowed his lawn and ducked inside his Vergas home to take a shower, which might have been the safest place for him given what happened next. Hansen made a remarkable escape after an explosion brought his burning home crumbling down around him.
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