Minnesota has revised a law that allows mothers of unwanted newborns to turn the babies over to authorities with no questions asked. The window of time has been widened to seven days, rather than three. Mothers may also call 911 and have an ambulance come get the baby.
6-year-old Eli Hart identified as boy found dead in car trunk
The kindergartner's father was trying to get full custody of his son.
Boy found dead in trunk of car in Mound was kindergartner
"It is horrifying and difficult to process a tragedy of this magnitude, especially in our close-knit community," the superintendent wrote.
Man found yelling for help after being shot in Minneapolis
The shooting occurred on the 800 block of Elwood Avenue North at around 9:15 p.m.
Minneapolis North principal says she was fired, district says otherwise
“MPS requires schools to follow protocols in times like that and I did not,” Friestleben said.
UPDATE: Body found in vehicle trunk in Mound is that of a boy
Police say two people are in custody.
Brave New Workshop cancels shows due to COVID-19 cases
The shows were scheduled for Friday and Saturday at the Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre.
Body of missing U of M student found in Mississippi River
Austin Retterath was last seen alive in the morning hours of May 8.
Summer mural events to bring together community, shine light on MN artists
The 2022 Chroma Zone Mural & Art Festival will take place this weekend in St. Paul's Creative Enterprise Zone, with ensuing events happening this summer.
Gallery: Remodeled lakeside home in Prior Lake on market for $2.8M
It offers privacy at the end of a dead-end road fronting onto Lower Prior Lake.
Carjacking outside ice arena in Golden Valley under investigation
Golden Valley PD confirmed it received a report of a carjacking Monday evening.
Signs that MN Legislature could move to loosen liquor laws
A provision was approved by a legislature committee on Thursday but still awaits a final decision from the House and Senate.
New laws: Gas drive-offs, baby abandonment, elderly abuse
Eighteen new Minnesota laws go into effect on Wednesday. Among them, laws that: expand the list of illegal synthetic drugs; create stiffer penalties for neglecting vulnerable adults; and offer additional options for overwhelmed parents who intend to abandon their babies.
Police hope figurines, other clues lead to mom of baby found in Mississippi
The girl's body was found near Winona. Several items had been placed in the bag with the baby, including several porcelain angel figurines, a T-shirt and a piece of jewelry. Investigators are waiting for autopsy results to determine how the baby girl died.
7 neighbors having 7 babies in 7 months -- more than a coincidence?
Seven Hastings women who live alongside one another are all having babies in a seven-month window of time. They wondered if there's some sort of fertility juice in the water. But a doctor tells KSTP synchronized reproductive cycles are known to occur among women who live alongside each other.
Iron Range hospital changes procedures after bringing wrong baby to mom
"Yes, it did happen," the CEO of Virginia Regional Medical Center tells the Mesabi Daily News after hospital staff brought a mother the wrong newborn to breast-feed. Both families were upset. The Daily News reports the mother moved rooms and hospital staff failed to check the baby's bracelet with the mother's.
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