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Robert Warwick, photo courtesy of Kandiyohi County Jail
Robert Warwick, photo courtesy of Kandiyohi County Jail
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UPDATE: Willmar Teen Pleads Guilty In Grandmother’s Death

A Willmar teen has pleaded guilty in a plot to burglarize and kill his grandmother last summer. Eighteen-year-old Robert Warwick pleaded guilty Wednesday to first-degree murder while committing a felony.

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Homeowner Shoots Bear in Albertville

An Albertville man tells authorities he shot a black bear that came into his yard because he feared for his daughter's safety.

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Minneapolis Teacher Accused of Stalking Student

A Minneapolis public school teacher is accused of stalking a female student and trying to get her to have a sexual relationship with him.

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Flooding Destroys Historic Minnesota Kiln

A landmark Minnesota limestone kiln, built before the Civil War, has collapsed because of flooding.

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Target Asks Customers To Leave Guns At Home

Target is asking its customers to not bring firearms into its stores, even where it is allowed by law. In a statement on the retailer's corporate blog, interim CEO John Mulligan said that Target wants a "safe and inviting" atmosphere for its shoppers and employees.

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South Dakota Man Charged In Death Of Biking Mother

A 25-year-old South Dakota man is charged with criminal vehicular homicide in a crash that killed a Steen woman who was bicycling with her two daughters. Authorities believe Christopher Weber of Madison, South Dakota, was distracted by his cellphone.

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New Minnesota Law Regulates Dog, Cat Breeders

A new Minnesota law regulates dog and cat breeders. Minnesota has long relied on citizen complaints to discover and take action against breeders who abuse or neglect their animals.

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Minnesota Abortions Continue Decline

The number of abortions in Minnesota continues to decline. The state Health Department reported Tuesday the number of abortions in Minnesota fell again last year, dropping below 10,000 for the first time since at least 1975.

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UPDATE: Dad Arrested After Leaving 2 Injured Kids In Wreck

St. Paul police say a father is under arrest after he wrecked a van, then left his injured children behind as he fled the scene. The man had driven off with the children after their mother became afraid because of things he'd said and got out to get away from him.

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Man Presumed Drowned In Mississippi River In Minneapolis

Authorities are searching for a man believed to have drowned in the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis. The Hennepin County sheriff's office says witnesses reported seeing a man in the river just after 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, just upstream from the Hennepin Avenue Bridge.

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