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19-year-old charged with murder after girlfriend dies of injuries from shooting

Authorities say a 20-year-old St. Paul college student was removed from life support Friday, two days after she was shot in the head with her 8-month-old son in the car seat next to her. The baby's father, Timothy Scott Hendricks, is charged with murdering the woman, Michelle Ploetz.

USDA ups oversight of pig farms to combat deadly virus

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Friday that it will commit $5 million to fight a deadly disease that is attacking the nation's hog farms. Farms stricken with Porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) will now be required to report outbreaks.

Aging population highlights transportation needs

Minnesota's population is aging, fast. By 2030, 1 in 4 Minnesotans will be 65-years old and older. By 2050, the number of Minnesotans age 85 and older will nearly triple to 250,000. Because people live an average of 7 to 10 years beyond their ability to drive safely, AARP reports, seniors across the country will need new ways to get around.

Look out! Getting ready for light rail along the Green Line

Expect to see a strong presence of officers in patrol cars, on bicycles and on foot along University Avenue and in downtown St. Paul, getting motorists and pedestrians prepared for the light rail trains that will soon begin traversing the Green Line.

Minnesota boy battling cancer breaks high-five world record

Hand-slapping mission accomplished. Evan Thornton, a 9-year-old boy battling a rare form of bone cancer, broke a world record Thursday evening in St. Anthony: most high-fives in a single minute.

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