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US Citizen Charged in Kidnapping of Journalist in Somalia
A U.S. citizen has been charged with kidnapping and other counts for his alleged role in the abduction of a freelance journalist who was held hostage in Somalia for nearly three years.
Elk River Lawmaker Seeks Crackdown on Fake Hate Crime Claims
A Minnesota lawmaker wants tougher penalties for falsely reporting hate crimes in his state after an actor in Chicago was accused of doing so.
Snowfall in the Upper Midwest this Week Setting Records
Upper Midwest snowfall is setting records. The nearly 9 inches of snow Wednesday in the Twin Cities shattered the snowfall record for February, at 31.5 inches.
Standoff In Minneapolis Suburb of Maplewood Ends Peacefully
A 42-year-old man is in custody after a 4 1/2-hour standoff that began when he barricaded himself inside a recreational vehicle parked near a mall in the Minneapolis suburb of Maplewood.
Father Accused of Beating, Raping Twin Daughters Sentenced
A 52-year-old Minneapolis man accused of beating and raping his mentally disabled twin daughters has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.
Walz Needs GOP Help to Deliver on Agenda for Rural Minnesota
Gov. Tim Walz's budget contains lots of things that leaders from greater Minnesota have been seeking -- more money for schools, local governments, highways, and rural broadband to name just a few.
Failing Payless to Honor Gift Cards, Store Credit Into March
The failing Payless ShoeSource chain will honor gift cards and store credit until March 11 as the company liquidates all operations.
Ground, Air Travel Delayed by Winter Storm
Forecasters are warning residents in parts of Minnesota and western Wisconsin the advancing winter storm could produce up to 9 inches of snow.
Minnesotan Dead After Wrong-way Crash on Idaho Interstate
Idaho State Police say two people are dead and two others were flown to a regional hospital after a wrong-way crash on Interstate 84 in southern Idaho Monday night.
Update: Tim Walz is Rolling Out $49 Billion Budget
Gov. Tim Walz is rolling out a $49 billion budget with significant increases in spending on education and health and human services.