A donor who said he was paid $25,000 for one of his kidneys – in an illegal transaction – told a federal court this week that he tried to back out at the last minute, before the transplant operation at the U hospital. But the anesthesia knocked him out, he said. U officials wouldn't comment, but they point to rigorous safeguards. The testimony came as part of a case against an organ trafficker in New York.
Motorcyclist, 59, killed after losing control on right curve
The Harley Davidson rider was thrown from his bike.
Minnesota's 2022 legislative session: What's happening?
A list of items agreed upon and yet to reach any bipartisan agreement in the latest legislative session.
Water main break floods 40-45 homes in St. Louis Park
The city says the rupture happened on Minnetonka Boulevard.
Charges: 6-year-old Eli Hart shot up to 9 times by his mother
The 28-year-old is facing 2nd-degree murder charges.
Former WCCO Radio host Dave Lee moves into podcasts
His new podcast, called 'My First Concert,' launched last week.
Tow boat collides with Mississippi River lock and dam in Alma, WI
The crash remains under investigation by the United States Coast Guard.
Police: Man in minivan approached kids, claimed he was former principal
Investigators say children were approached by a man in a white minivan who falsely claimed he'd been a local school principal.
Police: 2 people shot, 1 fatally over the weekend in La Crosse
Officers arrived to the scene and found one person suffering multiple gunshot wounds.
Wisconsin couple fight, kill bear that broke into their home
The incident happened last week in north-central Wisconsin.
USS Minneapolis-St. Paul officially launched in Duluth ceremony
It's the first U.S. Navy ship to be commissioned in Minnesota.
U of M regents chairwoman asks for legal review in Sviggum case
University of Minnesota Board of Regents Chairwoman Linda Cohen is asking two attorneys to review Steve Sviggum's dual roles to determine whether he may have a conflict of interest. Sviggum, who currently serves the university as a regent, also recently took a staff job with the Senate Republican Caucus.
State Supreme Court overturns $1M ruling against U of M, Tubby Smith
The state Supreme Court Wednesday overturned a $1 million award against the University of Minnesota and men's basketball coach Tubby Smith over the hiring of assistant coach Jimmy Williams. The assistant quit his job at Oklahoma State in 2007 because he thought Smith had hiring authority, but the U of M later withdrew the offer. The court said Williams did not have protection against negligent misrepresentations from Smith about his hiring authority.
Charges: U of M student trafficked ecstasy from his dorm room
He was arrested Tuesday.
Federal jury to deliberate Somali sex trafficking conspiracy case next week
Nine defendants are accused of trafficking children for sex in Minnesota, Ohio and Tennessee. Closing arguments ended Friday after more than two weeks of testimony. Jurors will start deliberations Monday in Nashville.
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