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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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Ringo Starr's late cancellation of MN show was because he has COVID-19

The Beatles drummer was due to perform in Minnesota Sunday.

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Fire destroys cafe, two other business properties in downtown Fairfax

A former pizza joint was also destroyed, while two other properties were damaged.

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Woman dies from injuries in crash that killed her husband, another man

The couple in their 80s died in the collision near Lake Lillian.

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2 Park Nicollet employees convicted of embezzling $500,000

The pair worked at a CPAP clinic in St. Louis Park.


No Jingle Ball this year? Twin Cities left off iHeartRadio holiday tour

The annual touring event usually visits the Xcel Energy Center.

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Target gives first look at some of its Deal Days discounts

The Minneapolis retailer is holding its Deal Days event earlier than ever, in an attempt to drive sales after a turbulent year.

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Man dies after crashing truck into western Wisconsin lake

The victim was unable to make it to shore despite being able to get out of his truck.

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Sheriff: Man who didn't return to campsite died in ATV crash

It happened at the Foothills State Forest and Spider Lake ATV Recreation Area

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Chinese billionaire settles lawsuit over alleged rape in Minneapolis

The tech billionaire was accused of sexually assaulting a University of Minnesota student in 2018.

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Frontline worker payments: Over a million Minnesotans to get $487.45

Gov. Tim Walz says the payments will start going out on Wednesday.


Ed Sheeran to bring North America stadium tour to Minneapolis

It's the second show announced for the Vikings stadium in 2023.