A deal to pay $1 million bail for the release of Minnesota native Shane Bauer and his friend Josh Fattal hit a snag because a judge whose signature was needed was away on vacation. The deal is expected to move forward when the judge returns Tuesday. Bauer and Fattal have been held for more than two years on spying charges.
Yes, that's MN native Jenny Taft in a State Farm commercial
Jenny Taft got her broadcasting career started in Minneapolis in 2011.
23-year-old woman critical after shooting in Plymouth
A 23-year-old woman was shot Friday night in Plymouth.
2 MN towns among most 'magical' winter locations in the country
The list was compiled by Trips Discover and published earlier this month.
St. Olaf football player charged after fatal crash in Chicago
The 18-year-old is accused of speeding and going the wrong way when he crashed into a vehicle that may have been attempting to flee police.
Woman 34 weeks pregnant injured by drunk driver in Cottage Grove
The 49-year-old suspected of DUI was booked into jail around 1:30 a.m. Saturday.
2 dead, 5 injured in Thanksgiving Day crash near Alexandria
The crash involved two people from Alexandria and five from Bloomington.
Lengthy standoff in Prior Lake ends late Friday night
The suspect allegedly assaulted an officer outside Kwik Trip, fled and broke into a home.
Accumulating snow possible in Twin Cities next week
The storm system could arrive in the Tuesday-Wednesday timeframe.
With Black Friday barely underway, Target reveals Cyber Monday deals
Plans for the two-day sale were revealed Friday morning.
Man waves replica assault weapon at drivers in downtown Minneapolis
The alarming incident was spotted by the new MPD chief, Brian O'Hara.
Stillwater police looking for suspect who stole vehicle with 1-year-old inside
The suspect abandoned the vehicle with the child still inside just 5 minutes after the theft.
Iraq, Oman urging Iran to release Americans
Officials from Oman say a plane is in the Iranian capital standing by to transport Minnesota native Shane Bauer and his friend Josh Fattal if they're released. Mediators are reportedly negotiating with Iran. The pair has been held for more than two years on charges of spying.
Americans free after more than 2 years in Iranian custody
Minnesota native Shane Bauer and friend Josh Fattal are on their way home after judges in Iran signed off on $1 million bail deal.
U.S. religious envoys urge Iran to free 2 Americans
The delegation met for over an hour this weekend with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad about releasing Minnesota-native Shane Bauer and his friend Josh Fattal.
American hikers held in Iran thank Minnesota supporters
Minnesota-native Shane Bauer, fiance Sarah Shourd and friend Josh Fattal held an open house in Shakopee to thank everyone in the community who supported them during their 780 days behind bars in an Iranian prison on espionage charges.
Source: Iraq joins negotiations to free Americans in Iran
The Associated Press quotes an anonymous Iraqi official who says a delegation is there to negotiate a $1 million bail to free the Americans.
Bauer and Fattal make safe arrival back in U.S.
Minnesota native Shane Bauer says the joy of hugging family members again will stay with him forever. Bauer and Josh Fattal landed in New York, ending their Middle Eastern ordeal. The hikers spent more than two years in an Iranian prison on spying charges.
Freed hikers thank Sen. Franken for helping with their release
Minnesota-native Shane Bauer and Joshua Fattal traveled to Capitol Hil to meet with Sens. Al Franken and Bob Casey of Pennsylvania to express their gratitude. Franken was a vocal advocate for the hikers since their arrest in 2009.
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