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Multi-car pileup closes Mendota Bridge for nearly 2 hours

Sixty-one vehicles were involved in the pileup in the westbound lanes of the bridge. It began when two cars lost control, and then a semi truck jacknifed. Incredibly, only one person was injured. A driver posted a video on Facebook showing the crash and its aftermath.

Father, son charged in student-athlete's underage drinking death

A father and son have been charged with hosting an underage spring break booze party for about 100 people at the family’s unoccupied farm in western Minnesota that was busted by authorities, prompting a star high school athlete who was there drinking to flee and die within hours from exposure to wintry weather.

Report: Minneapolis police to wear body cameras starting this summer

Minneapolis police officers are expected to start testing wearable video cameras that will record all their actions. The chairman of the Minneapolis City Council Public Safety Committee said police could start testing new body cameras as early as June.

Steer breaks out of slaughterhouse, ends up in greener pasture

Waldo the steer became a local celebrity in Casselton, North Dakota, when he made a last-minute break for it at the slaughterhouse and spent several hours wandering around town earlier this month. He'll now live out his live at an animal rescue farm in Michigan.

Future Gopher named AP basketball player of the year

Senior Carlie Wagner of New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva has been named the Minnesota Associated Press Player of the Year in girls’ basketball. Wagner, who has committed to the University of Minnesota, led the Panthers to an undefeated 31-0 record and a second consecutive state Class 2A Championship.

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