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Human remains discovered in park identified as those of missing Lakeville man

Lakeville Police officials have identified the person whose remains were found in Ritter Farm Park Thursday as 50-year-old Christopher Marc Bellino. Police say Bellino, who has been missing since August of 2012, was last seen making a purchase at Marshall's store in northeast Lakeville.

Legislature nears session's end; Lawmakers OK $1B construction projects bill

Minnesota state lawmakers are scrambling to finish their work Friday, although a Constitution-mandated adjournment allows them to pass bills through Sunday if they need the extra time. The House and Senate approved a more than $1 billion in spending to pay for capital improvement projects.

Third collision along Green Line during light rail testing

For the third time in three weeks, a vehicle has struck one of the new Green Line trains as it made a test run between St. Paul and Minneapolis. The crash happened on Friday morning when an eastbound car made a wrong-way turn and hit the side of the moving test train.

Polar explorer's next trek: Recreating Roosevelt's rainforest trip by canoe

A famed Polar explorer has identified his next journey: to the wilds of the jungle in the Southern Hemisphere. Paul Schurke, 58, of Ely co-led the 1986 Steger International Polar Expedition and has traveled thousands of miles by dog team. Schurke and fellow adventurer Dave Freeman will recreate the trip down the Amazon that almost cost Theodore Roosevelt his life a century ago.

Dog owner dies, requests pet be euthanized for their burial together

A Fargo man who recently died had one final request – that his dog Paco be buried with him. But Paco was still alive, prompting a question: Should owners be allowed to have healthy pets put down so they can walk into the afterlife together?

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Maple Grove-based businessman convicted of shooting wife to death

Wiseman owns properties in both Minnesota, Nevada and China.

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Jason Matheson's biscuit shop to briefly close ahead of relaunch

Betty & Earl's will shut down for two weeks before reopening under a new name.

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Worker dies in forklift accident at paper recycling business

The victim was described as a loving father of two who was devoted to his church.

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Authorities ID woman killed by hit-and-run driver who ran red light

A fundraiser was created to support the family after the "sudden and senseless loss."

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Watch: Prior Lake stuns Rosemount with last-second hook and ladder

The Lakers dusted off an old favorite to get a victory on Thursday night.

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MN gets its first frost advisories, freeze warnings of the season

The coldest spots could dip to below 30 degrees overnight.


Ahead of Big Ten clash, Huskers fans spend their Friday mocking PJ Fleck

Huskers fans are in a playful mood ahead of Saturday's game.

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New 1st-degree murder charge for man accused in youth coach's killing

A grand jury indicted the suspect in connection with the shooting of Jay Boughton.

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COVID: Mayo Clinic's tips for staying safe while trick-or-treating

A layered approach, especially for those who aren't vaccinated, is recommended.


'My patience level is gone': Walz calls on lawmakers to help hospital strain

The governor said only legislators can enact some of the needed measures.


Jeep driver dies after hitting two deer, rolling into oncoming vehicle

As the SUV rolled, it struck another vehicle approaching the other direction.

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Family's dog 'senselessly' killed with arrow in Carver County

The beloved dog was shot with an arrow on Tuesday.