The Pioneer Press talks to Roy Babcock, a mechanic, shop owner and single father of four in Denmark Township. Babcock fell behind in business and was facing foreclosure after cancer and chemotherapy left him unable to work. Then someone took $50,000 in tools. Friends have set up a fund in his benefit. The Pioneer Press has details.
Fleeing suspect crashes, killing innocent driver in Brooklyn Park
The suspect fled police in Osseo and was going south on County Road 81.
Body found tangled with debris in the Mississippi River
The individual's name has not yet been released.
Around 100 kids run from carnival fight into Northtown Mall
Police say a large fight was happening on the ferris wheel before kids fled into the mall.
Former state senator Scott Jensen endorsed by GOP for governor
Jensen beat to multiple other hopefuls for the endorsement at Saturday's convention.
2 men die at the scene of shooting in north Minneapolis
Both men died at the scene.
NWS already monitoring Thursday for severe weather in MN
Monday-Wednesday should be fantastic weather in Minnesota.
Body of missing Mankato woman believed to have been found
A canoer found the body in a swamp near Eagle Lake Friday.
MN GOP endorses attorney general, secretary of state candidates
Kim Crockett was endorsed as the party's candidate for secretary of state, while Jim Schultz won the endorsement for attorney general.
Volunteer firefighter identified as man killed during Thursday storms
The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office confirmed that 63-year-old Ryan Erickson died when a grain bin fell on him.
Firm takes on case defending Taco Chon against Taco John's lawsuit
The local Mexican restaurant is fighting a case presented by Taco John's over naming rights, among other things.
Worker killed in skid loader accident was 23-year-old apprentice lineman
Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative called the incident "the unthinkable."
Raging North Shore rivers overtake bridges, snap trees in half
Pedestrian bridges near the Lutsen Resort have been damaged by the vast river flow.
Mechanic from Winona killed, crushed under vehicle
The La Crosse Tribune says OSHA is investigating after a mechanic was killed in an accident on Wednesday.
Effort to recall Wisconsin governor gets 50,000 signatures in 48 hours
Democrats and union leaders behind the effort to oust Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker say they've collected 50,000 signatures in 48 hours. Recall organizers need to average 9,000 signatures a day to get the 540,000 needed to force a recall election of Walker.
Online tool gives Twin Cities residents an in-depth look at their neighborhoods
If you live in Minneapolis and St. Paul, a new online tool can tell you how much (on average) your neighbors make and how educated they are, among other things.
Former Sheriff turns home over to bank, cites income loss
The Pioneer Press reports Bob and Kristine Fletcher signed a deed in lieu of foreclosure Dec. 31, and it was filed with the county March 19. Fletcher said he and his wife went in this direction because they owed the bank far more than the value of the home and were unable to refinance.
'A real tool': Doctor sues over online review
A Duluth doctor was offended when the son of a patient posted in an online review that a nurse supposedly had called him "a real tool," the Associated Press reports. So Dr. David McKee took an unusually aggressive step and is suing for defamation. Now the Minnesota Supreme Court is mulling whether the case should go to trial.
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