Newly released census data shows Minnesota has one of the lowest poverty rates in the nation. U.S. Census Bureau figures show about a half million Minnesotans live in poverty, or about 9 percent of the state's population.
A man who had been behind bars for 11 years for a murder he says he didn't commit has been released from an eastern Minnesota prison. 57-year-old Terry Lynn Olson was released from the facility in Faribault on Tuesday after a Wright County judge resentenced him to time served under a deal with the sheriff's office.
A disturbance at a Mall of America food court has led to authorities arresting or citing at least 10 young people. Deputy Bloomington Police Chief Denis Otterness says the 10 were arrested or ticketed on various charges at Monday night's skirmishes, including disorderly conduct, obstructing the legal process or giving false information to police.
Authorities say a police chase in eastern Minnesota ended when a man with a gun fleeing on a motorcycle took his own life. Wyoming police attempted to stop the man shortly after 10 p.m. Monday after receiving information that he had been involved in an incident with a gun in the Anoka County city of Oak Grove.
A 19-year-old man has been sentenced to a month in jail for causing a crash that killed a North Mankato couple. Christopher Schneider pleaded guilty to careless driving in the July 2015 crash that killed 75-year-old Kathy Ohman and 74-year-old Rod Ebert.
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