Jeff Luptak, who was was in good humor when he arrived for emergency surgery in St. Paul, told doctors he was worried more about his hat than his head. A nurse told him after surgery, "You're the luckiest unlucky guy I've seen."
Here are the 77 nominees for the MN Teacher of the Year award
The nominees will be trimmed to a group of semifinalists and then a group of finalists.
City of Duluth asks some to turn down thermostats immediately
This comes after a contractor hit a gas main.
2 women found dead in Crystal home, police investigating
Authorities investigating the incident as a murder-suicide.
Fire departments decry drivers running over hoses, endangering crews
It happened in two separate Northland cities this week.
All Energy Solar reaches growth milestones with higher goals yet for 2022
Minnesota solar company continues to thrive through building a strong workforce
Authorities ID family found frozen to death at MN-Canada border
They're still trying to unravel how they got there and who might have helped them.
Mayo Clinic specialist: 'The omicron surge is not over'
Experts expect a rapid decline over the next month followed a period of calm.
Charges: Man in stolen Jeep leads police on 110 mph chase
He crashed into a light post near the Capitol and then fled on foot, the complaint says.
Puppy in back of stolen Audi found, reunited with owner
The 4 1/2-month-old bullmastiff had been missing more than a week.
WI's best 'hole-in-the-wall' diner is Guy Fieri-approved
Come for the "garbage pile," stay for ... even more breakfast food.
Minnesota's pre-pro women's soccer team unveils name, logo
The new name and look was unveiled after community owners voted on a winner.
Surgeon killed in Florida helicopter crash recently transferred from Rochester
Luis Bonilla is remembered as a dedicated and compassionate doctor. He worked to become certified in the U.S. after completing medical school in Colombia. He completed a residency in Rochester in July and recently transferred to Jacksonville, Fla.
Light rail worker loses hand, foot in construction accident
A Central Corridor light rail construction worker lost his hand and foot after heavy machinery rolled over on him Tuesday. The worker for contractor Ames Construction was working on an overpass near I-35W when the mobile lift he was in toppled over.
St. Paul man admits guilt in 3-day attack
Branden J. Fourre, 22, pleaded guilty in Ramsey County District Court on Thursday to kidnapping and second-degree assault in a Jan. 28-31 attack on his girlfriend. He faces up to eight years in prison. According to charges, Fourre accused the woman of infidelity, bound her and repeatedly yelled at her, put a shotgun to her head and beat her with a pool stick.
West St. Paul city councilman defends his confederate flag
Ed Hansen told the Pioneer Press the flag hanging from his deck represents individual rights and free speech. He says he isn't concerned the flag is considered a controversial symbol because he isn't racist. The Mayor isn't aware of any complaints, but has asked Hansen to take it down.
St. Paul investigates video of police brutality, man kicked in head charged
A video showing a St. Paul police officer kicking a suspect lying on the sidewalk has sparked a police brutality investigation. Mayor Chris Coleman says the video raises serious questions and says he spoke with Police Chief Thomas Smith, who then launched the investigation.
St. Paul priest charged with molesting 2 boys
A St. Paul priest was charged this week with sexually abusing two boys in his camper trailer on the church's parking lot in 2010. Curtis Wehmeyer, 47, of Oakdale, was arrested in June after one of the boys told his mother. The boys were 12 and 14 at the time of the alleged abuse, according to a new criminal complaint.
Police looking for driver who hit 2 construction workers on I-94
Authorities say the driver lost control of his vehicle on the ramp from southbound 280 to I-94 in St. Paul early this morning. The driver of the vehicle then fled the scene on foot, leaving the car behind.
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