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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Cases Climb

More than 500 people were sickened by carbon monoxide in Minnesota last year and 22 others died from the odorless gas. The Minnesota Department of Health says the deaths are the highest number since at least the 1990s.

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2 Waseca Teens Plead Guilty to Charge in Foiled Bomb Plot

Two teenagers facing explosives-related charges in connection with a foiled plot to attack a southern Minnesota school have pleaded guilty. Both teens pleaded guilty late last week to felony possession of explosive material.

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Minnesota Woman Charged in $2M Fake Death Insurance Scam

Federal prosecutors have charged a Minnesota woman with defrauding an insurance company of $2 million in her ex-husband's staged death.

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1 Person Dies in Minneapolis House Fire

One person is dead after a house fire in south Minneapolis. The fire broke out just before 11 p.m. Monday. Firefighters say they could see flames on the second floor when they arrived, and a victim was found inside the home.

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UPDATE: Prosecutor: Suspect in Police Death Drew Map to Kill Witness

Prosecutors say a man accused of killing a Mendota Heights police officer asked another prison inmate about having two witnesses against him killed. Jury selection is underway in the trial of Brian Fitch Sr. Fitch is charged with killing Officer Scott Patrick July 30 during a traffic stop.

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Bill Would Remove Federal Protections For Wolves in 4 States

Several members of Congress are preparing to introduce legislation soon to take wolves in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and Wyoming off the endangered list.

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Delta Flight Returns to Los Angeles After Problem Report

A Delta Air Lines Boeing 757 has landed safely at Los Angeles International Airport after reporting a mechanical problem shortly after departure on a flight to Minneapolis. The aircraft landed at about 9:35 a.m. Tuesday and was followed across the airfield by fire trucks.

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Hertz Ex-Employees File Discrimination Lawsuit

Six former employees of Hertz at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport have filed a class action lawsuit against the rental car company claiming discrimination based on their ethnicity and religion. The lawsuit claims the East African Muslims were regularly harassed for praying, treated disrespectfully, mocked and disciplined more severely.

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St. Paul Investigating 3 Food Delivery Robberies

St. Paul police are investigating three robberies of people delivering food to the same North End address. Police say three men threatened a Domino's worker with a gun before stealing pizzas and $15 as he was returning to his vehicle Friday.

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2 Women Die of Apparent CO Poisoning in Lindstrom

Carbon monoxide poisoning is suspected in the deaths of two women whose bodies were found in a home in east-central Minnesota. Police were called to the home in Lindstrom Monday afternoon to check on an employee who had not been heard from since Thursday.

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