Minnesota appears on FBI's list of hot spots for human trafficking

The international port at Duluth, the border with Canada, and a thriving mail-order bride business are all factors that bring young victims of the sex trade to Minnesota.
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The international port at Duluth, the border with Canada, and a thriving mail-order bride business are all factors that bring young victims of the sex trade to Minnesota.

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Child hospitalized after drowning in Ham Like

Their current condition is not known.

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Man dies after falling from pontoon, being swept under boat

Friends believe he struck the motor while under the boat.

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Man drowns in St. Croix River at William O'Brien State Park

It's not clear what caused the 46-year-old to go under.

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Man, 66, dies after his ATV was hit by a minivan on highway

It happened in Renville County Friday evening.

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Rochester suddenly shuts down recently opened parking ramp

Original plans for the parking lot included housing above it, but issues with construction prevented it from being built.

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Former Twins pitcher Jim "Mudcat" Grant dies at 85

Grant was a critical piece of the 1965 AL Championship team but did much more.

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Lake Elmo among latest MN cities to implement outdoor watering ban

The ban prohibits automatic or mechanical watering outdoors in an effort to conserve water during the period of extreme heat.

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Police: Suspect assaulted woman on LRT trail in Hopkins

They're asking for the public's help tracking him down.

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FBI adds man with possible Minnesota connections to "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives" list

Eric Justin Toth is wanted for alleged production and possession of child pornography. The investigation into the former private school teacher and counselor began in June 2008. The 30-year-old is 6-feet-3-inches tall and weighs about 155 pounds with brown hair, green eyes and a mole under his left eye.

FBI: Minnesota men planned to attack government, minorities

A federal affidavit says that an Austin man and a Mendota Heights man with ties to white supremacist groups amassed several weapons as part of a plan to attack the government, minorities and others, the Associated Press is reporting.

FBI looking for missing money in Minnesota or South Dakota

Law enforcement officials need the public's help in locating five bags full of cash that was either lost or misplaced by Rochester Armored Car about two weeks ago in eastern South Dakota or southwestern Minnesota, KELO-TV reports. A Minneapolis FBI agent says the money was placed in clear plastic bags. Anyone who finds the cash or know where it's at must notify authorities or you could be prosecuted.

Minnesota's fall colors threatened by hot, dry weather

Thanks to the hot, dry weather this summer in Minnesota, hopes for a vibrant fall colors are fading away. In addition to lawns and crops, the weather conditions could impact trees and plants of all species, causing some of them to change color early.