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Domestic-Violence Victim Shoots, Kills Assaulter

Pope County authorities say an apparent victim of domestic violence shot and killed a man who allegedly assaulted her for more than five hours and repeatedly threatened to kill her.

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Gas Station Shooting Suspect Charged, Still On Run

The man suspected of shooting and killing his former lover this week remains at large, but prosecutors have charged him with second-degree murder and issued a national warrant for his arrest.

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Brian Fitch Senior
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Man Accused of Killing Officer Held on $2.5M Bail

The man charged with fatally shooting a Mendota Heights police officer is being held on bail of at least $2.5 million.

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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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Evelyn Peyton, ThinkStock
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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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