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Byron Smith guilty of murder in teens' deaths, sentenced to life in prison

A jury found Byron Smith guilty of first-degree murder for fatally shooting cousins Haile Kifer, 18, and Nick Brady, 17, after they broke into his Little Falls home on Thanksgiving Day in 2012. Smith was sentenced immediately to life in prison. He plans to appeal.

Rain, rain, go away -- please

The Twin Cities have seen just over 6 inches of rain so far this month, which means it's the second-wettest April on record (the record is 7 inches).

Study finds toll of trampoline accidents is sky high

With backyard season just around the corner, you may be tempted to set up the trampoline and let the kids get their jump on. But a new study offers further evidence of what health officials have long warned: trampolines are dangerous for kids.

Lawmaker moves to ban powdered alcohol in Minnesota

State Rep. Joe Atkins, DFL–Inver Grove Heights, introduced a bill that would ban a powdered alcohol product, also known as Palcohol, before it’s even come to market. Palcohol is moving through the federal approval process and could be available in stores this fall.

Glen Taylor approves of lifetime ban for Clippers' owner Donald Sterling

Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor supports the NBA’s decision to impose a lifetime ban on Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. The ban was handed down Tuesday after an investigation revealed that Sterling told his girlfriend to stop bringing black people to Clippers games.

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Timberwolves' defense fuels win over Pelicans

The Wolves' have bought in on the defensive end as part of a 2-0 start.

Minnesota Wild

Ryan Hartman's OT goal helps Wild stay undefeated

The Wild improved to 4-0 with a win over the Ducks.

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Gophers pound Maryland to stay in Big Ten West race

Four different players scored a rushing touchdown in a 34-16 victory over Maryland.

Father Paul Kubista at St. Mary of Czestochowa

Controversy after Delano priest shares vaccine misinformation in church bulletin

Father Paul Kubista is pastor at St. Mary of Czestochowa Catholic Church.

robberies

Mel-O-Glaze, DreamHaven Books robbed at gunpoint minutes apart

The businesses were hit by three robbers just six minutes apart on Oct. 21.

Cambridge house explosion

Explosion destroys house in Cambridge, 5 injured

The explosion occurred early Saturday morning on the 33000 block of Hillary Circle.

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Charges: Lyft driver sexually assaulted woman in her home

The defendant is being held on a $100,000 bond.

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Black bear bites professional baseball player in western Wisconsin

The former MSU-Mankato star was bitten in his back.

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Beleaguered Ward 9 city council candidate loses Strib endorsement

Mickey Moore has faced questions in recent days about where he actually lives.

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