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Criminal charges unlikely in cases of 10 priests accused of abuse

Criminal charges will probably not be filed in 10 cases of alleged sexual abuse of minors by Catholic priests. Ramsey County Attorney John Choi said the incidents are likely too old to pursue. St Paul police spent the past year investigating cases from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. The criminal investigations came after civil lawsuits – no longer subject to statute of limitations laws – were filed against the church.

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Charges: Facebook feud prompts woman to beat stranger with mini baseball bat

A feud between two women started on Facebook and spilled over to the streets. Now one woman is accused of beating the other with a mini baseball bat. Bridget Olson is charged with second-degree assault in Ramsey County. The fight left the other woman with significant injuries. The two hadn't met face to face before the brawl on the St. Paul street.

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Zach Lowe: Timberwolves’ court design ‘trying and failing to be fearsome’

In an offbeat power rankings piece, Grantland’s Zach Lowe ranked all 30 NBA teams’ court designs. He put the Timberwolves at 26th, saying the two-toned design and growling wolf logo is “trying and failing to be fearsome.” He did give some love to the color scheme and font choice, however.

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Mike Lindell's MyPillow offering discounts using the code 'Qanon'

The Shakopee-based company is under the microscope because of the recent actions of its owner.

Surly Brewing

Facing aluminum can shortage, Surly unveils solution: 'Cantyhose'

The brewery came up with a creative way to repurpose unused cans.

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Gophers stay perfect at home by crushing 7th-ranked Michigan

Liam Robbins and Marcus Carr were too much for the previously undefeated Wolverines.

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Four teens arrested over robberies in Minneapolis

They teens were found in a vehicle that was taken during an earlier carjacking.

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All BWCA visitors will now have to watch three 'Leave No Trace' videos

Visitors left an "unacceptably high amount" of damage last year.


Ten fatal overdoses in past 6 weeks reported in region of northern MN

Law enforcement agencies have issued a plea to the general public.

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Bracing for security threats, federal courthouses closing in Minnesota

Security is also being ramped up at the state capitol.

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3M sues Florida company that sold 10K counterfeit N95 masks to HCMC

The Maplewood company has obtained a temporary injunction against the firm.

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Walz, Whitmer, and Evers call on Trump Admin. to buy more vaccines

It comes after The Washington Post reported that the country's COVID vaccine reserves have been exhausted.