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Suspects Nabbed in 'Black Lives Matter' Shooting

Suspects in Minneapolis attack that injured 5 may be charged with hate crimes

(Newser) - Two of three men accused of shooting into a crowd near a "Black Lives Matter" protest Monday night in Minneapolis, injuring five, have been arrested, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. A 23-year-old white suspect, who the police tell the Washington Post will be identified after being formally charged, was... More »

5 Shot Near 'Black Lives Matter' Protest

Witnesses say white supremacists opened fire after lurking for days

(Newser) - Minneapolis cops are seeking three white male suspects after a Monday night shooting that injured five near a "Black Lives Matter" protest outside the Fourth Precinct police station, reports the Minneapolis Star Tribune . Per Black Lives Matter rep Miski Noor, "a group of white supremacists showed up at... More »

Girls Missing Since 2013 Found on Minn. Farm

Police believe they were hidden by group critical of family courts

(Newser) - Minnesota authorities on Wednesday located two teenage sisters from Lakeville who have been missing for more than two years. The girls were found at a horse farm in western Minnesota after police executed a search warrant, Lakeville police Lt. Jason Polinski told the Star Tribune . Gianna and Samantha Rucki, now... More »

Unarmed Man Shot by Minneapolis Police Has Died

Jamar Clark's shooting has sparked protests

(Newser) - Jamar Clark died Monday night, a day after police shot him in a highly controversial incident on a Minneapolis street. The 24-year-old's shooting and subsequent death sparked protests Monday night, the AP reports; hundreds of people blocked traffic for hours on an interstate, ending with 42 arrests. The incident... More »

Badly Timed ISIS Tweet Ends Minnesota Campaign

Group 'isn't necessarily evil,' just doing what's 'best for their community': pol

(Newser) - A day after Paris' horrific terror attacks (and the same day ISIS claimed responsibility ), a member of Minnesota's DFL Party posted a tweet he now regrets. Per a screenshot via the Minneapolis Star Tribune , Burnsville's Dan Kimmel—who was running for the state House against a 22-year-old... More »

Person of Interest Named in 1989 Child Abduction

He was arrested on unrelated child pornography charges

(Newser) - For the first time since an 11-year-old boy was abducted in Minnesota almost exactly 26 years ago, authorities have identified a person of interest in his disappearance, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Jacob Wetterling was riding his bike to rent a video with his brother and a friend on Oct.... More »

Driver's Alleged Crime: Drinking Coffee

Minnesota woman was left 'dumbfounded'

(Newser) - There's a good chance you broke the law on your way to work today—at least in the eyes of Minnesota police. The offense: drinking coffee while driving. Lindsey Krieger tells KMSP she was "dumbfounded" when an officer told her she'd been pulled over for the apparent... More »

Cop Shot Dead in Hospital Room

Suspect grabbed Minn. officer's gun, police say

(Newser) - In what Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calls a "terrible, senseless murder," a police officer was shot dead in a St. Cloud hospital room by a suspect who grabbed his gun, authorities say. The suspect, 50-year-old Danny Leroy Hammond, was subdued by a stun gun by another officer and... More »

Al Franken Pushing to Make College Textbooks Free

Minnesota senator co-sponsoring bill that would give access to online resources

(Newser) - Al Franken knows how ridiculous the cost of college textbooks can be, and he want to do something about it. That's why the Minnesota senator and Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin on Thursday introduced the Affordable College Textbook Act, a bill that would give grants to higher-ed institutions so they... More »

Why Minnesota's Marijuana Patients Still Buy Illegally

Prices are sky high, patients say

(Newser) - Just two months after Minnesota launched its medical marijuana program , some patients turned off by high costs say they are back to buying the drug illegally because it's the only way they can afford it. State officials and the companies hired to make marijuana products trumpeted the program's... More »

Cops: Family of 5 Dead in Horrific Murder-Suicide

'There are no words to describe it'

(Newser) - Officers were horrified to find the bodies of a family scattered around an upscale home outside Minneapolis today in what appears to be a grisly murder-suicide, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. “There’re no words to describe it,” police chief Mike Siitari says. “This is a tough... More »

Lion-Slaying Dentist: I'm Going Back to Work

Walter Palmer says he hasn't been in hiding

(Newser) - Six weeks after the killing of Cecil the lion made him America's most controversial dentist, Walter Palmer is ready to get back to work. In what advisers say will be his only interview, the Minnesota dentist tells the AP and the Minneapolis Star Tribune that he plans to return... More »

How 2 Nazi POWs Escaped Into the Wilds of Minnesota

They were among 13 who escaped in Minnesota during WWII

(Newser) - Nazi Cpl. Heinz Schymalla, 22, and fellow captive Walter Mai, 21, were among some 200 Germans cutting timber for Minnesota's pulp industry in a prisoner-of-war camp in 1944. Both captured in Tunisia in May 1943, they gained momentary notoriety when, moved to act in part by news that Schymalla'... More »

Office of Cecil the Lion's Killer Back in Business

Walter Palmer's dental office reopens in Minnesota

(Newser) - The killer of Cecil the lion is in business again—sort of. The office of dentist Walter Palmer, who admitted to taking Cecil's life in Zimbabwe last month , reopened today in Bloomington, Minn., but without Palmer on the premises, NBC News reports. River Bluff Dental posted a tweet saying... More »

Alleged Shoplifter Flees in Not-Subtle Getaway Car

Limos: the vehicle of choice of weddings, proms, and headband crime

(Newser) - To the sporting goods store, Jeeves! That may have been the directive a Minnesota woman gave Monday to the limo driver she reportedly hired to take her to a Rochester mall, where police say she then boosted $300 in headbands and clothing from Scheels All Sports and fought with security... More »

Ceiling Collapses in Freak Accident at 'Purple Rain' Nightclub

"We have no idea why or how it happened," GM says of ceiling collapse

(Newser) - Three people were hospitalized last night after a ceiling collapsed amid smoke and water streaming from up high at the legendary Minneapolis nightclub where Prince filmed part of his 1984 rock drama Purple Rain , the Star Tribune reports. In what First Avenue GM Nate Kranz calls a "terrible surprise,... More »

Cops: Drunk Mom Drove With Girl Clinging to Car

8-year-old was seen banging on window

(Newser) - A mom in Minnesota was so determined to get more booze one night last week that she drove to the store despite the fact that she was far too drunk to drive and her 8-year-old daughter was clinging to the vehicle, police say. According to a police report, 46-year-old Rena... More »

Drivers Had Really Unsafe Reaction to Ducks in Road

Somehow, no humans or ducks were injured

(Newser) - Now, the Minnesota State Patrol doesn't explicitly say, "Run over the ducks." But you can read between the lines to get that message after a harrowing video captured by DOT cameras on I-35 emerged. In it, a group of ducks crosses the highway as a dozen vehicles... More »

Bighearted Bikers Find Missing Ring for Man's Widow

They searched in waist-high weeds to find ring of Rhonda Thill's deceased husband

(Newser) - When Rhonda Thill got husband Randy's belongings back after he died in a motorcycle crash last month, her heartbreak was compounded when his wedding ring wasn't among them, she tells Kare 11 . "It had to be somewhere," she says. "Maybe the force of the impact—... More »

Minnesota Medical Marijuana Users Can't Smoke It

Cannabis pills only available to people with severe conditions

(Newser) - There will be no baggies of pot awaiting patients this week when Minnesota joins 21 other states in offering medical marijuana, nor any glass pipes or plants to tend at home. Instead, the nation's latest medical-marijuana program is a world of pill bottles and vials of marijuana-infused oil. Minnesota'... More »

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