A mother dropped off a 3-hour-old newborn boy at a La Crosse fire station Thursday, invoking Wisconsin's Safe Haven law. Fire Capt. Tony Nickelatti tells the La Crosse Tribune the woman was very helpful and gave a medical history. The Safe Haven law allows a parent to surrender an infant to authorties within 72 hours of birth and remain anonymous.
Here are the 60 finalists for the Minnesota snow plow naming contest
Voting is open until Feb. 3.
Watch: 2 arrested north of Twin Cities after burglary, police pursuit
The suspects are seen on MnDOT cameras attempting to flee law enforcement.
Chefs from 5 Twin Cities restaurants among James Beard Awards semifinalists
There are first time nominations for Shawn McKenzie and Ann Ahmed.
Minnesota's four remaining state-run COVID testing sites to close
All of them will be closed for good by Sunday.
Officer shot 3 times during attempted arrest, sparking standoff in White Bear Lake
The officer is in a stable condition, police say.
Developing: Major police response to reported armed suspect in White Bear Lake
Authorities are asking people to avoid the area around the 3100 block of Karth Rd.
Man who died after being struck by train is identified
The incident remains under investigation.
18-year-old charged with murder in south Minneapolis bus stop killing
Prosecutors have not indicated a motive.
Charges: Oakdale man set house on fire, killing 5 cats
Joshua Buhl reportedly set the fire to "get law enforcement's attention," a complaint states.
Missing 10-year-old girl last seen Jan. 20 in St. Paul
Ariyah Lewis was last seen on January 20 near the 1200 block of 7th Street in St. Paul.
Erbert & Gerbert's opens new Minnesota location, with 7 more to follow
The sandwich chain has opened its doors in West St. Paul.
'Hate graffiti' a growing problem at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Campus administrators are responding after a string of hateful graffiti appeared on campus buildings recently. The La Crosse Tribune says the spike may be due in part to a new website that lets students quickly and easily report such incidents.
Fire damages historic building on Wisconsin-La Crosse campus
96-year-old Wittich Hall was the university's original phys ed building. It's still used for gymnastics and swimming programs, as well as offices. Saturday night's fire was put out quickly but there's smoke damage throughout the building. One firefighter was injured.
Owner, son killed at La Crosse photo shop, no arrests
La Crosse police are looking for a suspect or suspects responsible for a double homicide at a downtown photo shop Saturday. Owner of May's Photo, 56-year-old Paul Petras, and his 19-year-old son, A.J., were found shot to death at the store. Authorities are looking for anyone that saw anything unusual in the area as no arrests have been made.
Pawlenty campaigns with Scott Walker in La Crosse
Wisconsin's gubernatorial recall election is two weeks away and the campaigns are in high gear. Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty joined Republican incumbent Scott Walker in La Crosse Monday. The pair visited a company that makes agricultural equipment to highlight jobs. Democrat Tom Barrett will campaign in Hudson Wednesday.
Mpls. nightclub surrenders liquor license; state executes search warrant
The Envy nightclub in Minneapolis was being investigated on allegations of tax fraud Friday, a day after the club agreed to surrender its liquor license. The surrender of the license comes after the city threatened to revoke it. The co-owner claims city is targeting the club because it doesn't approve of their customers.
State Supreme Court overturns mother's murder conviction in newborn's death
The justices ruled that public officials acted improperly by discouraging expert witnesses from testifying on the mother's behalf. Nicole Beecroft had been serving a life sentence for stabbing her newborn to death in 2007. She'll get a new trial.
High court rules for families in newborn blood handling case
Parents are right to question what happens to blood samples taken from newborn babies. That’s the direction from the Minnesota Supreme Court that ruled in favor of families suing over the state Department of Health.
Minneapolis firefighter arrested after drug search at fire station
Police arrested a Minneapolis firefighter and two others after a narcotics search at the worker's fire station. Police say it's part of an ongoing investigation. The Minneapolis fire chief issued a written statement saying such actions by an individual can 'cast a shadow on the whole department.'
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