Jeron Patterson was arrested and charged in July for a series of fires at the former home of Gov. Mark Dayton. KSTP says District Court Judge David Piper issued the ruling after reviewing several of Patterson's mental illness evaluations.
Kirk Ciarocca returning to Gophers as offensive coordinator
The architect of the 2019 offense will look to revive the Gophers.
Klobuchar says Congress should pass law to protect abortion rights
Her comments came as the Supreme Court appears poised to weaken — or gut — Roe v. Wade
Police ask for public's help finding Mpls. woman missing a week
The 36-year-old hasn't been seen or heard from recently.
Hello, winter: List of the coldest wind chills in MN Monday morning
The state went from a relatively mild start of the season, to downright frigid wind chills.
1 CWD-positive deer in Brainerd Lakes area, so surveillance will continue
The CWD monitoring measures were supposed to end after this year.
MN program will train, hire 1,000 nursing assistants for long-term care
The facilities are facing a severe staffing shortage.
Minnesota State Fair reestablishes a police department
The fair had been contracting with the Ramsey County Sheriff's Office.
Minnetonka to consider removing middle school mask requirement
The school board has been impressed by vaccination rates among middle school students.
Friday winter storm could hit Twin Cities, southern Minnesota
Meteorologist Sven Sundgaard is already monitoring the forecast.
Teen student arrested for threats toward MN middle school
The Sauk Rapids middle school and high school were closed Monday.
Rally for trans child outed during Hastings school board race draws big crowd
Hastings has been in the spotlight since the child's family was featured in a CNN story.
Minneapolis police chief Medaria Arradondo to retire next month
He's overseen the MPD since mid-2017, following the killing of Justine Ruszczyk Damond
A study found half the people jailed in Mpls. show signs of mental illness
Previous estimates were that one-quarter or one-third of Hennepin County's inmates showed signs of mental illness.
Gov. Dayton mulling over unionizing child care
MPR News reports the governor says he won't issue an order that would automatically enroll child care providers into a union, but would rather they chose for themselves. Republicans are against the move, saying Dayton doesn't have the authority to make such a call.
Gov. Dayton, former Gov. Arne Carlson appear in new ad
A new ad against the proposed amendment that would require voters to use a government-issued ID at the polls takes a bipartisan approach. Our Vote Our Future began airing the 30-second ad Friday featuring Gov. Mark Dayton, a Democrat, and former Gov. Arne Carlson. a Republican.
Minnesota foundation helps couple with ill son keep their home
A Florida couple were threatened with losing their home because of the costs of caring for their second terminally ill child. The Gradient Gives Back Foundation is giving them a reprieve by paying their mortgage for a year.
Police arrest North Branch arson suspect
A northern Minnesota man is being held at the Chisago County jail on suspicion of second degree arson, KARE 11 reports. North Branch police arrested the 21-year-old in connection with an arson fire that nearly destroyed the North Branch Veterinary Hospital earlier this month.
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