A big legal battle has been launched against the Calhoun-Isles Condominium Association, which allows cats and small birds in their condos, but not dogs. At odds with the association is Diane Orenstein, who can't have her "companion dog" live with her at her condo, despite recommendations from her psychologist and her social worker.
Fire destroys shop, kills four dogs in Perham Township
A passerby spotted the blaze.
Longtime Excelsior chocolate shop closed after destructive burglary
The Truffle Hill Chocolates shop opened in 1995.
Hospital chiefs say nursing strike will come at 'worst possible time'
A nurses union announced an almost three-week strike to take place in the Twin Cities.
Sven Sundgaard: What's in store for MN's weather in December?
Sundgaard recaps Minnesota's fall and looks ahead to December.
Brooklyn Park: 2 arrested after shots from 'ghost' gun killed teen, injured another
Syoka Siko died in the shooting.
Manure spill in Wisconsin leads to hours-long main street disruption
The spill was first reported just before 7:30 a.m. Tuesday morning.
Ice Cube to perform 2 nights at Mystic Lake Casino
The rapper hasn't performed in Minnesota since 2018.
Target's annual 10% sale on gift cards will be held this weekend
You can get a $500 gift card for $450.
Nicollet Mall's new Ties Lounge & Rooftop closes 'indefinitely'
The establishment aimed to reconnect the downtown community.
Man steals car with kids inside, father tracks them down using thief's vehicle
Police said no arrests have been made as of Thursday.
Chinese restaurant closing after 50 years in Columbia Heights
The beloved family-owned restaurant will close Dec. 24.
Kris Laudien leaving KARE 11 after four years on 'Sunrise'
KARE 11 announced the appointment of Jason Hackett to the morning show this week.
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.
Dog breeder accused of drowning puppies will fight cruelty charges
The lawyer for a Dakota County dog breeder says the puppies his client allegedly drowned were not pets. He maintains "commercial" animals are subject to a different set of rules than pets. Dayna Bell faces 14 felony and two misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty.
Family dog nearly dies fighting off knife-weilding burglar
A burglar repeatedly stabbed a St. Paul family's dog in the process of making off with the homeowner's guns, jewelry and electronics. Buster the boxer required $3,000 worth of work to treat his wounds. Buster's family says he may not have stopped the burglary but he did what he could and they're just thankful he's alive.
Dakota County dog breeder allegedly drowned puppies, froze dogs
A woman is facing 16 charges of animal cruelty after allegedly abusing and killing dogs at her business, Bell Kennels and Farm. The Pioneer Press reports three former employees report seeing Dayna Kristine Bell hurt animals.
Large, wild cat attacks horse in Aitkin Co.
Last week, a 900-pound quarter horse, Molly, belonging to Lori Hart of rural Aitkin County, was mauled by a cat that a veterinarian confirmed was either a mountain lion or a cougar, the Brainerd Dispatch reports. Molly is recovering, but the attack left the horse with a nasty wound to its back right leg.
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.
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