A North Mankato man is speaking up after his 12-year-old son was cited by police after shooting his air soft gun. Mike Johnston's says he knows of the potential dangers of guns, but he believes authorities went too far for prosecuting his son, Dyllon, in juvenile court for discharging a firearm in public. The boy was cited after a 19-year-old neighborhood woman called police to complain.
Patrick Beverley returns but Jazz rout Timberwolves
The Jazz avenged last season's 0-3 record with a blowout victory.
Winter storm watch expands north, includes parts of Twin Cities
Everyone in southern Minnesota will want to keep an eye on forecast changes.
5-year-old boy fatally shot on Thanksgiving identified
Police said a few juveniles at the home were making a social media video when the gun went off.
Pig Ate My Pizza will close at the end of the year.
Its leaders plan to relaunch and "get back to the humble beginnings of Travail."
Allina parts ways with 53 of 27,000 employees over vaccine mandate
That's about 0.2% of the health care system's workforce.
Matthew Coller: How will Vikings fans react on Thursday night?
Will years of disappointment be revealed if the Vikings struggle against the Steelers?
Health officials encourage getting vaccinated and tested before the holidays
The state has launched a "Celebrate Safely, Minnesota" campaign to make it easier to get tested and vaccinated.
Charges: Parking dispute, scuffle preceded fatal stabbing
The suspect said he was upset about neighbors and their friends regularly parking on his property.
Hennepin Co. Sheriff injured in rollover, admits to drinking beforehand
The sheriff, in a statement, called it an "inexcusable decision."
COVID cases, hospitalizations, and deaths in MN dominated by unvaccinated
The latest figures from October show a disproportionate number of deaths among the unvaccinated.
Complaint: St. Paul father charged after boy, 9, shoots brother, 2, in head
A criminal complaint filed in Ramsey County District Court says a St. Paul father has been charged with child endangerment after his 9-year-old son shot his 2-year-old brother in the head with a gun left in an unlocked cabinet. The complaint says the older boy pointed the gun -- which he thought was empty -- at the younger boy's head and pulled the trigger.
Family: Boy killed in Minneapolis shooting was shot twice in one week
The family tells WCCO that 16-year-old Jawon Osborne was shot in the leg just last week. He was shot to death on Monday while walking to his mother's house. Police don't have any suspects in custody.
Minnesota boy uses mortgage payment for pool admission
When 5-year-old Brandon Chartrand, of Farmington, went into his mother’s purse to find the $4 he needed to get into a local pool, he found the family's $1,400 cash mortgage payment and stuffed it all in his swim trunks. An alert pool cashier notified his parents that their son was trying to gain admission with huge wads of cash.
Suspect in Cook County Courthouse shooting to be charged Monday
42-year-old Daniel Schlienz shot and injured three people after trial proceedings of a sexual assault case where he stood as the defendant. Schlienz father says the trial had taken its toll on his son and he had become suicidal.
Temple shooting: MN Sikhs want more understanding, McCollum fewer guns
The day after a gunman killed six people at a Sikh temple near Milwaukee, much of the response in Minnesota involved conversations about faith and firearms. Some in Minnesota's Sikh community hope the spotlight that's now trained on their faith will improve public understanding of Sikhs and make them less likely to be taken for Muslims. One Minnesotan in Congress hopes the tragedy leads the country toward tighter gun controls.
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