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Minnesota high court won't hear Little Falls murder charge appeal

The Minnesota Supreme Court won't hear the appeal of a Little Falls-area man in the deaths of two teenagers who broke into his house on Thanksgiving Day in 2012. Byron Smith, 65, petitioned the state Supreme Court to review a Morrison County judge's decision to let his first-degree murder indictment stand.

4 Minnesota buildings likely to be added to national historic register

Four Minnesota buildings, including two in the Twin Cities, are likely headed for a spot on the National Register of Historic Places. Tuesday's winter storm kept some members of the State Review Board away from the meeting. Without full attendance, the board voted unanimously to put all four sites on the register, but the results aren't official.

St. Paul school janitor accused of peeping at boy in restroom

A former custodian at Linwood Monroe Arts Plus School in St. Paul is accused of peeking at a boy in a toilet stall last month. Police on Thursday charged 62-year-old Walter J. Happel of Newport in the Feb. 20 incident, in which Happel reportedly looked both under and over the stall door and smiled at the boy as he used the toilet.

Body of woman missing for a month found near Minneapolis home

A woman who had been missing for about a month was found dead on Tuesday, a quarter mile from her Minneapolis home, police confirmed on Thursday. The body of 46-year-old Elle Sachs was found by walkers in Theodore Wirth Park near railroad tracks.

NCAA tourney picks: Ricky Rubio vs. President Obama

Nothing says college basketball like Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio and President Barack Obama filling out their NCAA tournament brackets. Obama, for a sixth-straight year, filled out his bracket with ESPN. Rubio entered his picks during the Timberwolves' flight to Dallas on Tuesday.

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Matt Dumba

Matt Dumba beats the clock to give Wild sixth straight win

Dumba scored as overtime came to a close for another Wild victory.

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Bradley Beal terrorizes Timberwolves in loss to Wizards

Beal and the Wizards handed the Wolves their seventh straight defeat.

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Gophers tourney hopes take another blow with loss to Nebraska

Marcus Carr scored a career-high 41 points, but Minnesota is still winless on the road.

St. Paul police

St. Paul police arrest teenage boy in carjacking crackdown

This comes amid a dramatic spike in Twin Cities carjackings.


Snow latest: Twin Cities set for up to 4 inches

A narrow system will travel across Minnesota overnight.

Blake Fredrick / Lake City Basketball

Lake City boys basketball player signs contract, honored on senior night

Frederick had a special call-up to the Tigers' varsity basketball team.


Man dies after being shot outside home near Grove City

He was found outside a home in Acton Township.

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Teen wounded in 'accidental shooting' in Moorhead

The 18-year-old was shot in the abdomen.

Kirill Kaprizov / Minnesota Wild

Watch: Another absurd night for Kaprizov as his legend grows

Kaprizov scored a crazy wrap-around goal in the Wild's victory over the Kings.