Paul Walsh, Minneapolis Star Tribune
Two Minnesotans have stepped up after striking it rich on Powerball drawings, lottery officials announced. First, Sobhi Elgharabawi, of Maplewood, won $1 million from the Powerball drawing on Nov. 18. He bought his winning ticket at the Robbinsdale Food Market at 4001 West Broadway in Robbinsdale. He had correct the numbers 17-28-31-32-39, but missed the Powerball number of 26, which would have meant hitting the jackpot of $119 million.
Meet the new lottery game, almost the same as the old one. Lottery officials doused Hot Lotto on Oct. 28, with its final drawing for players in Minnesota and 13 other states failing to produce a jackpot winner. The officials explained that the $1 game was steadily losing popularity. In its place will be Lotto America, which also will be played in Minnesota and about the same number of states, depending on how many ultimately sign up.
A 64-year-old western Minnesota man has been caught for the 28th time driving while intoxicated, according to prosecutors, adding to what likely is a record that state authorities have long attributed to him.
The University of St. Thomas student who shot and wounded a fellow dormitory resident in the head with errant gunfire was putting the weapon away when it discharged, police said Wednesday.
The “negligent and dangerous” actions of an Edina, Minn., oral surgeon during a routine wisdom teeth extraction led to the death of an Eden Prairie teen, the girl’s family is alleging in a lawsuit filed this week in Hennepin County District Court.
A Christmas gift bought in Minnesota paid off big-time on New Year's Day for a Wisconsin newlywed. Delane Emery, of Webster in Northwestern Wisconsin, claimed his $1 million prize — subject to taxes, of course — on Wednesday at the Minnesota Lottery's headquarters. Emery, 31, was one of two winners of that top prize in the lottery's annual Millionaire Raffle game, which has the winning numbers drawn each Jan. 1.
The attorney for Victor Barnard, the religious cult figure serving a long sentence for sexually molesting girls who were among his followers, said Sunday that state prison officials have refused to reveal details about his client reportedly being assaulted in prison.
MINNEAPOLIS — Fat wads of $100 bills are showing up yet again in Salvation Army red kettles in the Twin Cities, and officials with the charity said Wednesday they remain...
MINNEAPOLIS — A couple of days on an outdoor work crew await a Lamborghini driver who has admitted to being among a large pack of exotic sports car drivers who roared along at more than 100 miles per hour through traffic on Interstate 394 in Minneapolis on a spring weekend afternoon.
MINNEAPOLIS — A mother whose newborn son was mistakenly turned over by maternity ward staff to another mother and breast-fed has sued the Minneapolis hospital.