Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools administrators say the district is conducting its own investigation after the father of a black student confronted his daughter's bullies in a posting on YouTube. Brad Knudson's YouTube video has gotten more than 260,000 hits.
Police say that officers responding to a report of a burglary in progress in Blaine shot and wounded a man who lunged at them with a knife. The incident happened before 4 a.m. Thursday. Authorities say they received a call about an active burglary.
Beltrami County sheriff's officials say a man has been struck and killed while walking with two others along a road near Cass Lake. Authorities say 32-year-old Timothy John Widstrom of Walker was hit by an SUV with a snow blade about 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Police say two Rice County inmates are back in custody after escaping from jail and then stealing and crashing two vehicles. According to the Rice County Sheriff's Office, the 18-year-old inmates escaped the Rice County Jail Annex early Wednesday morning by climbing through a window and up a perimeter fence outside the building.
Minnesota's unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level in more than 13 years even though more than 5,000 jobs were lost in December. The state economic development agency says employers cut 5,200 jobs in December. The department also revised November's job gains down by 4,000.
The second annual North Star College Cup features surging Minnesota State as the favorite. The Mavericks, ranked first in both major national polls, play Minnesota Friday night at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.
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