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Charges: Man impersonates police officer, rapes woman in Fridley

Bail has been set at $1 million for a Brooklyn Park man who was arrested Tuesday and is now facing charges of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and kidnapping. Gideon Charles Arrington II was arrested in Brooklyn Center on Tuesday evening. He allegedly told his female victim he was a detective and began asking her questions.

Condition update for UMD student who spent the night outside

The condition of the 19-year-old University of Minnesota Duluth student being treated for severe frostbite and hypothermia remains in critical but stable condition. Alyssa Lommel is being treated at Regions Hospital in St. Paul. The UMD sophomore apparently spent nine hours in the sub-zero weather early Saturday morning before she was discovered on her neighbors porch.

Sartell ice fisherman under water 40 minutes; now likely to recover

A Sartell man who fell through the ice on Little Rock Lake Nov. 15 is close to making a full recovery. Rescuers say Josh Johnson was under water for 40 minutes and his heart had stopped for over an hour. Doctors of the Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview say he suffered no brain damage, and his damaged organs will heal.

Xcel Energy's latest rate increase approved by regulators

Minnesota's Public Utilities Commission unanimously approved a temporary rate increase for Xcel Energy on Thursday. The 4.6 interim hike takes effect next month and is the sixth increase in eight years for Xcel.

Minneapolis police union won't fight officer firing

The Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis voted Wednesday night not to file a grievance over the termination of two officers fired for using racial slurs. Officers Brian Thole and Shawn Powell were fired last week. Police in Green Bay recorded video of the two off duty officers using racial slurs during a fight with a group of black men outside of a bar.

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Child hospitalized after drowning in Ham Like

Their current condition is not known.


Man dies after falling from pontoon, being swept under boat

Friends believe he struck the motor while under the boat.


Man drowns in St. Croix River at William O'Brien State Park

It's not clear what caused the 46-year-old to go under.


Man, 66, dies after his ATV was hit by a minivan on highway

It happened in Renville County Friday evening.

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Rochester suddenly shuts down recently opened parking ramp

Original plans for the parking lot included housing above it, but issues with construction prevented it from being built.

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Former Twins pitcher Jim "Mudcat" Grant dies at 85

Grant was a critical piece of the 1965 AL Championship team but did much more.

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Lake Elmo among latest MN cities to implement outdoor watering ban

The ban prohibits automatic or mechanical watering outdoors in an effort to conserve water during the period of extreme heat.

LRT trail in Hopkins.

Police: Suspect assaulted woman on LRT trail in Hopkins

They're asking for the public's help tracking him down.