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2 Minnesota classmates die years apart fighting for Islamic extremist groups

New details about a man with Minnesota ties who is believed to be the first known American to be killed while fighting with Islamic militants in Syria was friends and classmates with another Minnesota man who died fighting with an extremist group overseas in 2009, reports say.

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Police fatally shoot 'aggressive' man in St. Paul

A St. Paul police officer fatally shot a man Thursday morning after witnesses say the man was aggressive towards the officers. Witnesses say the suspect was throwing rocks and punching the officers before he was shot.

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DPS: Drunk driving crackdown planned for holiday weekend

Deaths from impaired driving were down last year compared to 2012. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says there were 95 impaired related traffic fatalities in 2013, which was nine fewer than the year before. Despite this drop, officials say they'll be out in full force this weekend to crack down on drunken drivers.

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Minnesota tourism: 5th straight year of summer-season growth

Minnesota’s tourism industry apparently had a good summer. Explore Minnesota says an end of summer survey shows about half of lodging properties experienced an uptick in occupancy, and even more had increased revenue compared to last summer. It’s the fifth straight year of continued growth in travel.

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Peterson on playing for Cowboys: ‘I would love to retire a Viking’

ESPN “Outside the Lines” reports that in June, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson told Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones he would like to play for the Cowboys when he’s done playing in Minnesota. Peterson issued a statement saying it was a casual conversation between NFL colleagues, saying he never claimed that he wanted to leave the Vikings.

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Walter Mondale dies at age of 93

His death was confirmed by family on Monday.

National Guard

Man charged in connection to shooting that injured National Guard troops

Four soldiers were inside a military vehicle that was shot at.

Chauvin trial

Walz declares emergency in Twin Cities, bringing in police from Ohio and Nebraska

The governor has asked the Legislature for emergency funding for the additional police.

derek chauvin court - closing arguments

Closing arguments in Derek Chauvin trial: Here's what was said

The jury listened to lengthy presentations from the prosecution and defense.


Man, 55, airlifted to a hospital after hit-and-run in Granite Falls

The passenger in the vehicle told police about the incident.

Minneapolis, unrest

Facebook labels Minneapolis 'high-risk,' will remove posts that incite violence

Facebook will remove posts that call for weapons to be brought to Minneapolis and anything that celebrates George Floyd's death.


After being sued, MyPillow is now suing Dominion Voting Systems

The company's lawsuit claims the voting system suppressed free speech and hurt its business relationships.

Chet Holmgren

Chet Holmgren makes his decision ... and it's Gonzaga

The Minnesota basketball phenom is following the footsteps of Jalen Suggs.

Sarah Glover

MPR News hires NBC's Sarah Glover as new managing editor

The experienced journalist was the first to serve two terms as president of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ).

football play

Watch: Sixth-grader with cerebral palsy makes touchdown in Detroit Lakes

Kale Hannahs' classmates made sure he got a chance to play during recess.

coronavirus, covid-19

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Monday, April 19

The latest from Minnesota health officials.