Minnesotans continue to cross the border to buy aerial fireworks in Wisconsin. KARE 11 reports nearly 70 percent of the customers who shop at Venture Fireworks in Hudson are from Minnesota. Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed a bill that would have expanded the sale of fireworks in the state.
St. Paul man pleads guilty in illegal firearms conspiracy
One of the guns Gabriel Lee Young-Duncan obtained was used in a deadly St. Paul shooting last year.
Historic locomotives to roll into St. Paul for Train Days
The festival at the Union Depot returns June 4-5.
Tornadoes, large hail, damaging wind possible in Sunday/Monday storms
The Twin Cities is among the areas that could get hit.
Sunbather on the roof triggers shelter-in-place at Savage elementary school
The sunbather told police he was trying to "tan and relax."
The Raptor Center's ambassador, Nero the turkey vulture, dies at 47
Nero helped save the California condors before taking up his post as an education ambassador.
82-year-old Independence man dies in golf cart accident
Few details are known about the incident.
Ben Leber named new permanent co-host of 'Twin Cities Live'
The former Minnesota Vikings linebacker was introduced Friday afternoon.
APM Reports, maker of 'In the Dark' podcast, nixed by Minnesota Public Radio
MPR said "select programming elements" of APM Reports will be incorporated into MPR News.
The latest on holiday weekend severe weather chances for MN
The most significant severe threats are Sunday night and again on Monday.
Charges: Driver was drunk, high in head-on crash that killed 19-year-old woman
The young woman killed in the crash was a college student studying zoology.
What's open and closed in Minnesota on Memorial Day 2022
A guide to Memorial Day weekend 2022.
Dayton vetoes bill to expand fireworks
Late Saturday night, Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed a bill that would have allowed the sale and use of bigger and more powerful fireworks. The decision comes after opponents expressed concerns about fires or injuries. Supporters argued Minnesotans can go to neighboring states to buy fireworks.
5 teens injured in Wisc. fireworks explosion
Five teenagers from Sparta, Wisconsin were sent to the hospital with severe burns after a large firework exploded in their vehicle. Investigators say the group of 17-year-old boys were throwing lit fireworks from the car early Monday morning when one went off inside. All the boys were sent to nearby hospitals. Their conditions have not been released.
Firearm purchases booming in Wisconsin
The number of calls to Wisconsin's handgun hotline -- the line firearm dealers must call to register a gun -- set a record in February, with nearly 16,000 calls. So far this year, the hotline has handled more than 53,000 calls and is on pace soar past the number of calls in 2011. Wisconsin is right at the center of a national trend.
Geologists think mysterious booms in Wisconsin town are a swarm of earthquakes
The source of the booms shaking residents of Clintonville, Wisconsin, this week has been a mystery. But the U.S. Geological Survey now thinks the town is being swept by a swarm of microquakes. One of them was measured at magnitude 1.5, which could probably be felt for a radius of about five miles.
Curiosity turns to worry as mysterious booms continue to haunt Wisconsin town
The booming in Clintonville that has some residents losing sleep "sounds like distant thunder, fireworks or someone slamming a heavy door," the Associated Press writes.
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