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Boy Who Stowed Away On Flight Is Back With Family

The Minnesota boy who created a national stir last fall after he sneaked past security and boarded a flight to Las Vegas by himself is no longer under court authority.

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Judge’s “Buy the Farm” Ruling Puts Utility on Hook

A small Minnesota organic dairy has prevailed in its legal effort to force a buyout by a utility building high-voltage power lines along the property.

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Deer Adopts Neighborhood, or Vice Versa

A furry four-legged animal usually found in the wild is crashing backyard parties and rummage sales in one Rosemount neighborhood.

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Warrants: Accused Killed Planned To Shoot Police

Court documents say the man charged with fatally shooting a Mendota Heights police officer told a woman he planned to use deadly force if he was stopped by authorities. Brian Fitch Sr. is accused of killing Officer Scott Patrick, who had stopped his car in West St. Paul July 30.

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Minnesota Offers Yurts For New Camping Experience

Minnesota officials are planning to offer yurts as new shelters for campers looking for a different state park experience. The state Department of Natural Resources will open the nomadic shelters in September as part of a pilot program.

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Winona Police Investigate American Flag Burnings

Minnesota authorities say they're investigating a rash of flag burnings in Winona County. Winona Police released an image of a person of interest Thursday at a community meeting in connection to the burnings.

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Former North Dakota Player Convicted of Murder

A man who played college football in North Dakota has been convicted of killing one man and wounding another outside a Minneapolis club last fall.

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Off-Duty Officers May Bring Guns to Vikings Games

A Hennepin County court has struck down an NFL policy preventing off-duty Minnesota police officers from bringing their firearms to Vikings games.

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Man Won’t Fight Extradition in 1983 Homicide

A Minnesota man accused in a cold-case homicide that happened more than 30 years ago isn't fighting efforts to extradite him to Texas.

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UPDATE: Synthetic Drug Seller Gets 17 1/2 years

The owner of a now-closed Duluth head shop has been sentenced to 17 1/2 years in prison for selling synthetic drugs.

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