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Man gives ‘wet Willy’ to Mankato police officer, gets jail time

You’ve heard of the nasty trick called the "wet Willy?" Turns out licking your fingers and poking them in someone’s ears can be a felony. At least when the recipient is a police officer. When bars closed early Saturday, a man, who thought it would be funny, gave a Mankato police officer a "wet Willy." He was arrested and sentenced to jail time after pleading guilty. Assaulting a police officer which includes the transfer of bodily fluids is a felony.

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Dozens cited for ‘incivility’ during U of M homecoming

About 60 people were cited by police during the three day homecoming celebration at the University of Minnesota. University police issued citations for what’s termed “incivility charges,” including rowdy disturbances and public drunkenness on campus and nearby neighborhoods. Police say at least 10 students were hospitalized due to alcohol-related medical problems over the weekend.

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Cyber security experts in Minneapolis as data breach concerns rise

The nation’s top cyber security experts are descending on Minneapolis this week after a year of high-profile data protection failures that have affected millions of consumers. The conference begins today. There’s plenty of demand for those working on ways to make digital transactions safer. Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who now leads a banking group, estimates that half of adult Americans have had personal data exposed in some way during the past year.

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Ferocious winds, possible tornadoes leave destruction in MN

Numerous reports of tornadoes and nearly 100 mph straight-line winds.


Canoe carrying 4 overturns near St. John's University

Of the four, only one was wearing a lifejacket when the boat capsized Wednesday.

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MN's craft alcohol makers back new push to loosen state's liquor laws

The pushback includes loosening restrictions on growler sales for bigger craft breweries and a more direct line of spirit sales to customers.

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Severe thunderstorm warnings in the Twin Cities

It's the second night in a row that severe storms are hitting the metro.


Twin Cities placed in tornado watch ahead of intense line of storms

Photo above is a view from Marshall as the line of storms moved through Thursday evening.

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1 dead, 1 escapes western Wisconsin house fire

The single-story home was fully engulfed in flames when first responders arrived early Wednesday morning.

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Rare 'particularly dangerous situation' weather watch issued in SW MN

The warning covers an area of Minnesota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Nebraska.

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Dad and 2 children killed in western Wisconsin house fire

A devastating house fire happened early Thursday morning.

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2 suspects involved in Brooklyn Park armed carjacking

The incident happened Wednesday night near a shopping center and Cub.

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Man sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for child pornography

Alexander John Odegaard was sentenced in U.S. District Court Tuesday.

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Victim in I-90 crash was storm-chasing meteorologist from Mexico

Martha Llanos Rodriguez died in the wreck on I-90.