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CRYSTAL, Minn. - Authorities in Crystal in the western part of the Twin Cities are investigating an officer-involved shooting on Wednesday morning. According to Crystal police: Officers were called to Bassett Creek Park shortly before 9 a.m. on a report of an armed man on the park’s disc golf course. A resident of an adjacent apartment building called 911 to report the gunman.
ST. PAUL -- Crews searched by boat and by air Monday for a man who ran toward a Mississippi River bluff after St. Paul officers pulled him over, according to the police department. Later on Monday, a body was found in the river, near the Ford Dam, but officials cautioned that it was too soon to say if the body was that of the fleeing motorist.
ST. PAUL -- A Grand Rapids, Minn., man who stole thousands of black spruce treetops from the Chippewa National Forest in northern Minnesota must pay the U.S. Forest Service $24,199.50, complete 200 hours of community service and he will spend three years on probation.
ST. PAUL — Minnesota legislation funding public works projects ranging from repairing college roofs to helping cities build water treatment plants has an uncertain future. The House rejected the bill Wednesday, May 17, 70-62, falling 11 votes short the super majority the state Constitution requires to borrow money. "There are other options out there," Rep. Dean Urdahl, R-Grove City, said after the bill went down.
LAMBERTON, Minn. -- In a bizarre accident in southwest Minnesota, a Minnesota State University Mankato sophomore and track and field star was killed when his vehicle collided with a fork on a tractor. Jeffrey DeCock, 22, a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference champion in the high jump from Mankato, died in the crash about 9 a.m. Tuesday on Highway 14 near his home town of Lamberton, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
FARGO — For pet owners wanting to bring along their dogs or cats in the vehicle this summer on hot days, animal control officers in the largest cities in North Dakota and South Dakota have an idea. Maybe just leave the pet at home. The interior of a car can heat up 40 degrees in an hour, even when windows are cracked and the outside temperature is 70 degrees posing a grave danger to pets, according to animal control supervisor Julie DeJong of the Sioux Falls (S.D.) Police Department.
PRINCETON, Minn. – A 14-year-old boy has been shot and killed in a Princeton home in Mille Lacs County. A second 14-year-old boy from nearby Sherburne County was also at the home in the incident reported to police about 4 p.m. on Monday. The shooting is still under investigation as of Tuesday afternoon, but Police Chief Todd Frederick said there is no reason to believe there was any danger to the public.
ST. PAUL -- Police are investigating after two robbers forced workers at a St. Paul fast food restaurant into the walk-in freezer and pistol whipped the manager before getting away with cash over the weekend. A 26-year-old employee was about to lock a door at a Burger King early Sunday when the door suddenly burst open and a male wearing a mask burst in, according to police. He pushed the worker against the counter, pointed a gun at him and demanded money, said Steve Linders, a St. Paul police spokesman.
MOORHEAD, Minn.—Lisa Twomey of Moorhead has four young sons ages 4 to 11 and works full-time. So how does she do it? "You just have to be creative," said the Concordia College world language and culture professor who has been able to work things out with her husband, pharmacist Miguel Buisan, and her employer over the years. She's one in the vast army of working moms in Minnesota, a state that was ranked the second best in the nation for working moms as Mother's Day nears.
ST. PAUL -- Two men jumped into the giraffe exhibit at St. Paul’s Como Zoo over the weekend, startling the animals and causing them to run to the other side of the enclosure, but not injuring them, according to police. Police noted that the men, who are both 23, smelled of alcohol and were leaning up against the exhibit’s rail for support when they spoke with an officer, according to Sgt. Mike Ernster, a St. Paul police spokesman.