A man who arrived at an Oakdale bank Wednesday on a white motorcycle approached a drive-through window, delivered a bomb threat to a teller and demanded to speak to "federal agents," the Pioneer Press reports. He was arrested and the bank was evacuated. A bomb squad officer brought out an object he delicately placed in a bomb disposal container.
Watch: Storm updates after heavy hail slams Twin Cities
Sven Sundgaard is providing an update after Thursday's flash hail storm.
MN GOP apologizes over antisemitic sequence in candidate's campaign video
Party leader says candidate didn't know the imagery perpetuated an antisemitic trope.
Tornado, severe thunderstorm watches issued in Minnesota
In addition to possible tornadoes, there is a threat for damaging winds and very large hail.
High prices, stiff competition putting off homebuyers in Twin Cities
Prices continue to rise in the metro, but there are signs of buyer fatigue.
Series of explosions at manufacturing plant injures 6 in Wisconsin
The blast rocked the Wisconsin town just before 7:45 a.m.
MN researcher part of team behind 'revolutionary' discovery of ancient tooth in Laos
The molar found in a remote cave is believed to have belonged to a Denisovan girl who lived 164,000-130,000 years ago.
Gallery: Minneapolis penthouse comes with private elevator and 24-foot ceilings
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Charges: Sting catches MN principal trying to hire child prostitute
Authorities alleged Mohamed Selim attempted to meet a 15-year-old girl for sex on Tuesday.
Nominate a 'local hero' to get a dozen Cub donuts from Salvation Army
The organization is looking for 1,000 volunteers to help with the effort in the metro.
Duck smashes through chopper window and hits State Patrol pilot
Two pilots were on the aircraft at the time, with one of them sustaining a head injury.
NDSU campus reopens after bomb threat, evacuation
Students at North Dakota State University in Fargo were evacuated Friday morning from classes after a bomb threat was made, the Valley News reports. An emergency message sent to students and posted on the university's website ordered all students and employees to leave campus by 10:15 am. A similar incident was reported at about the same time at the University of Texas at Austin.
Twin Cities Cub Foods store evacuated after bomb threat
A Cub Foods store in South Minneapolis was evacuated Saturday after a bomb threat was called into the business, police say. According to a police spokesman, store managers evacuated the building, and police found no device. A bomb dog also conducted the final sweep.
Man in custody after downtown Minneapolis bank threat
A downtown Minneapolis building was evacuated Friday afternoon after a threat was made against the M & I Bank, according to witnesses at the scene, WCCO reports. Witnesses say a man entered the M & I Bank in the Gaviidae Commons in downtown Minneapolis and made threats. A man also allegedly made a threat to WCCO-TV.
Carmike Cinemas target of nationwide bomb threats, including Oakdale
Oakdale police and firefighters have cleared the Carmike Cinemas Oakdale 20 after the Carmike corporate office received a general threat. An Oakdale Community Affairs Officer tells the Woodbury Patch, "There was no specific location or time frame given. The police department did not receive credible information that the threat was specific to Oakdale."
Oakdale man dubbed King of Hobos
The riding-the-rails lifestyle of Jim Morphew, 83, recently crowned at the Hobo Convention in Britt, Iowa, began when he left the family farm in Oakdale in 1945, at age 16, the Pioneer Press reports. "A hobo travels and works. A tramp travels but does not work. A bum does neither," Morphew said. "A bum sits and begs." He's now settled back in Oakdale.
Downtown Mpls. bomb threat suspect charged with felonies
Philip Pariso is facing two counts of terroristic threats and two counts of kidnapping. Police say the Inver Grove Heights man walked into M&I Bank in downtown Minneapolis on Friday and said he had a bomb. The threat led to the lunchtime evacuation of Gaviidae Common and surrounding streets.
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