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St. Michael Woman Seriously Hurt in Multi-Vehicle Crash on Interstate 94

Four vehicles were involved in a crash on Interstate 94 near St. Michael in Wright County this (Tuesday) afternoon. The Minnesota State Patrol says the rear-end type crash happened in the westbound lanes at about 4:00 p.m.

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UPDATE: New Hope City Hall Gunman Clashed with Authorities

Authorities say two police officers are out of the hospital after being wounded in a confrontation outside a suburban Minneapolis City Council meeting that ended with the suspect being killed. The Hennepin County sheriff's office identifies the officers as Joshua Eernisse and Beau Schoenhard.

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Dayton Discusses Funding for the U of M and MnSCU

Governor Mark Dayton says he won't discuss extra spending on MnSCU until it works out an internal dispute. He did touch on funding for the University of Minnesota, proposing $62.6 million in extra spending over the next two years.

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Dayton Calls for Rail Tax Changes, Fees to Fund Upgrades

Gov. Mark Dayton says railroad companies need to pay more to ensure Minnesota communities can handle increased train traffic. The Democratic governor is proposing updating how the state taxes railroad companies to include train cars and bridges.

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1 Hurt, House Destroyed in Bemidji House Explosion

One person has been injured in an explosion that destroyed a house in Beltrami County. The Bemidji Fire Department says the explosion Monday night appears to be accidental and related to a propane gas leak in the house in Grant Valley Township.

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Minnesota State Patrol Patch (Photo by: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Minnesota State Patrol Patch (Photo by: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Cokato Man Struck By Car While Crossing Highway 12 in Wright County

A 73-year-old man was hit by a car while crossing Highway 12 in Wright County. The State Patrol says the incident happened just after 9:30 a.m. this (Tuesday) morning near Pleasant View Avenue.

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Morrison County Jury Returns Guilty Verdict in Fleeing Case, Defendant Refuses to Speak

A Morrison County Jury found an Anoka man guilty yesterday (Monday) of fleeing police last summer. The trial for 34-year-old Robert Croteau lasted just one day. The incident happened on June 16th of last year on Highway 371 north of Little Falls.

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Def Leppard, Alan Jackson Added to State Fair Lineup

Some more grandstand acts have been announced for this year's Great Minnesota Get Together. Def Leppard, with special guests Styx, will be on stage on Thursday, August 27th. Alan Jackson is the headliner on Sunday, August 30th. And the Happy Together Tour is back on Monday, August 31st.

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Peijan Hodges, Hennepin County Jail
Peijan Hodges, Hennepin County Jail
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Man Admits to Sexual Assaults in Minneapolis Parking Lot

A 22-year-old Farmington man has admitted to sexually assaulting two women in a downtown Minneapolis parking ramp. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced Monday that Peijan Hodges has pleaded guilty to first-degree criminal sexual conduct and attempted first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

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Police: Man Fatally Shoots Himself Outside Roseville School

Authorities say a 48-year-old man shot and killed himself outside of a Montessori school in Roseville. Police were called Monday afternoon to Hand in Hand Christian Montessori School following a report of a shot fired through a window in the school's kitchen.

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