The guilty plea to third-degree murder means Timothy LaMere will serve nearly ten years in prison. His trial was scheduled to begin next month. LaMere brought the synthetic drug 2C-E to a party where 11 people overdosed, one of them fatally.
Eyota, Minnesota, losing its last bricks-and-mortar bank location
Bremer Bank is exiting the small city in December.
It was the driest September in Twin Cities modern history
Less than a quarter inch of rain fell in September.
Treadmill helps Minneapolis shelter dogs burn off steam
Puttin' the "go" in doggo.
Mercado Central board asks Jensen to remove its image from campaign ad
Mercado Central does not endorse candidates.
Sauk Rapids man pleads guilty to making, selling ghost guns
The 21-year-old would sell unserialized guns, silencers, auto-sears, and high-capacity magazines.
Squirrel blamed for Friday power outage impacting over 5,000 homes
There's no telling when or where the squirrels will strike next.
Seattle man federally indicted in massive Bloomington fentanyl bust
The case is believed to represent the largest fentanyl bust in the Midwest.
Nicollet Diner to launch new, expanded home with a drag show
The new location will still feature the diner's classic offerings, as well as a new cabaret venue and cocktail lounge.
Woman found dead at Minneapolis home was stabbed multiple times
LaTiffany Altanette Lessley was found dead in a north Minneapolis home Tuesday.
Bloomington PD announce what's likely 'largest fentanyl bust in Midwest'
The case is under investigation by the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Minnesota's COVID-19 update for the week ending Sept. 27
This week's report represents data collected Sept. 21-27.
MN health officials warn of potential for measles outbreak amid rise in cases
A recent case among a child with no travel history is prompting heightened concern.
Lawmakers consider stiffer penalties for sales of some synthetic drugs
A bill headed for the House floor would up the charges for selling certain synthetic drugs from a gross misdemeanor to a felony, punishable by up to 5 years in prison.
Murder charge filed over Park Rapids teen's overdose
Prosecutors have charged an East Grand Forks man with murder for allegedly supplying the drugs that led to a fatal overdose. Authorities had earlier said they suspected a "bad batch" of synthetic drugs was behind two recent overdose deaths in the Red River Valley.
Dayton signs bill that cracks down on synthetic drugs
Gov. Mark Dayton signed a bill Thursday morning at the capitol that will make it a felony to sell synthetic drugs starting Aug. 1. With the action, the state is joining a national crackdown on what's better known as incense, or bath salts.
Four young people recount one fatal night of synthetic drug use
Their comments are telling as they urge others away from drugs such as 2CE: "the scariest experience of my life"; "I think about it every day"; "I don't know how I made it through that night"; "all of us could have died." A nineteen-year-old did die and ten other people were hospitalized with overdoses.
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