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Father dies after defending daughter from bar assault; 1 arrest made

Police say a 40-year-old St. Paul man was beaten at a Maplewood bar early Wednesday after stepping in to break up a bar fight, and later died at his home. Police say the victim tried to stop three people who were fighting with a woman that the Pioneer Press says is believed to be his daughter. Police say two of the suspects then beat the victim, and all three fled.

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Minnesota college grads shoulder some of the heaviest student loan debt in the US

Minnesota college students graduate with the fifth-highest amount of debt in the nation. That’s what a new study by the Project for Student Debt finds. The annual study says the average Minnesota college graduate leaves campus with $30,894 in debt. The study also found that 70 percent of college students in the state graduated with at least some debt.

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‘Miracle’ puppy survives apparent abuse; gets dozens of stitches around neck

An animal shelter in Cloquet says it's a miracle that Miracle – a 1-year-old puppy – survived an apparent case of animal abuse. She had a deep cut on her neck that required more than 20 stitches and two drainage tubes. Once she's all healed, she'll be put up for adoption. Police are investigating the abuse.

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Charges: Minnesota elementary school teacher sexually assaulted 3 boys

The incidents were captured on video taken inside an elementary school classroom.

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Person shot by police in St. Paul Monday evening

It happened around 6:10 p.m. on the city's East Side.

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Woman killed in Moorhead identified as suspect's mother

An appeal has been issued to find the suspect's vehicle, which remains missing.


Ticket details released for 5-week run of 'Hamilton' in Minneapolis

The tour of the production has been delayed twice due to the pandemic.


Minnesota Board of Pharmacy files lawsuit against 3 THC edible retailers

The board has received 46 complaints in the past four months regarding the products.

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ATF now investigating fire at Lyndale Avenue apartment building

It was the second fire at a vacant building owned by the same landlord that was being used by squatters in the past few months.


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Minnesota Roller Derby is back!


Beloved restaurant in southeastern MN to close after 40 years

A final night of celebrations is scheduled for Dec. 17.


MN town shelves ordinance allowing residents to sue abortion providers

Attorney General Keith Ellison advised the town to not go forward with the ordinance.

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Man shot dead inside Minneapolis tavern is identified

The suspect is being held on probable cause murder.