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E. coli outbreak sickens more than 150, including in Minnesota; ground beef recalled

An E. coli outbreak has sickened 156 people, sending 20 of them to the hospital, and federal officials are working to determine the source of the bacteria. According to the CDC, the Escherichia coli O103 infections in this outbreak have popped up in 10 different states. Nobody had died, nor have the


Eagan man pleads guilty in death of 3-year-old boy

HASTINGS, Minn. (AP) — The boyfriend of a foster mother has pleaded guilty in Dakota County to killing a 3-year-old boy who was in her care. Twenty-eight-year-old Charles Homich entered the plea to second-degree murder Tuesday in the death of Zayden Lawson in June 2017. Zayden’s foster mother is als


Washington County judge recused in Afton Marina court case

The Washington County District judge scheduled to preside this month at a court hearing on an Afton dispute has recused herself. Judge Laura Pietan recused herself at the request of officials from the Afton Marina, who last year filed a writ of mandamus against the city over access to a proposed res


Devastating invasive weed is spreading in Minnesota

Public enemy No. 1 for corn and soybean farmers, the Palmer amaranth weed, has made new incursions into Minnesota by way of livestock feed, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture says.


Missing Wisconsin Man, Christopher Etchison, Found Dead In Minnesota Cabin

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Officials in Wisconsin say a missing man was found dead in a central Minnesota cabin. The Barron Police Department says 36-year-old Christopher Etchison was found Tuesday in a cabin near Sandstone, which is about 100 miles northwest of Barron County, Wisconsin.


City Council honors newest Eagle Scout

COTTAGE GROVE — Joshua Mower of Boy Scout Troop 909 received his Eagle Scout award at the April 17 Cottage Grove City Council meeting. Approved a request by public works to sell used equipment, including two pickup trucks and a floor scrubber, on eBay or Cranky Ape. The equipment has been replaced.


Minnesota Could Be The First State To Pass A ‘Right To Repair’ Bill

Minnesota Could Be The First State To Pass A ‘Right To Repair’ Bill. Christiane Cordero reports on how this bill could affect consumers and why big tech companies are pushing back (2:23). WCCO This Morning – April 24, 2019.


Minnesota trio face charges in connection to Hudson holiday season thefts

A Woodbury, Minn., man charged with six counts of felony retail theft was bound over for trial at an April 23 preliminary hearing in St. Croix County Circuit Court, according to court records.


Noor trial: Use of force expert says Noor did not properly assess situation

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) - A use of force expert called to the stand by prosecutors Wednesday testified that former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor and his partner were wrong to pull out their weapons inside their squad car in the 2017 shooting death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond, saying it violated


Health Update For 5-Year-Old Boy Thrown From Mall Of America Balcony Released

The family of a 5-year-old boy thrown from the third-floor balcony of Mall of America in Minneapolis by Emmanuel Aranda earlier this month is sharing an update on his condition. Miraculously, the child has no brain damage.


Ex-Minnesota hockey star Broten arrested for drunken driving

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities say one of the most accomplished hockey players in Minnesota history has been arrested for drunken driving for the third time. The Star Tribune reports that Neal Broten was pulled over Sunday night in western Wisconsin. Broten lives in River Falls, Wisconsin.


2 men plead guilty to dealing heroin in case that left 2 dead on northern Minnesota reservation

Two men have pleaded guilty to heroin distribution on a northern Minnesota Indian reservation in a case that also involves a shooting that killed two armed intruders. Bryan Boardman, 25, of Minneapolis, and Franklin Jackson, 23, of an unknown address, each pleaded guilty in federal court in St. Paul


Opioids in America: Seeking treatment for ongoing public safety crisis

“For most of us, there are lines we wouldn’t cross when it comes to our children and our families,” said Chris Sorensen, director of Washington County’s Community Services. “If you have an addiction, you are going to cross lines you never thought you would.”


These Minnesota Words Are Some of the Most-Hacked Passwords

A new survey just revealed some of the easiest passwords to hack-- and a few familiar Minnesota words are on the list. If you ask me, there are fewer things more annoying than constantly having to change your passwords. And we all have a TON of them to remember these days, because it seems you need


Minnesota OSHA to investigate DNR officer’s death; funeral details announced

PINE CITY, Minn. — The Minnesota Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the death of a conservation officer on a Pine County lake last weekend. Officer Eugene Wynn and a Pine County sheriff’s deputy were responding to a call on Cross Lake near Pine City last Friday. Both were


Minnesota toddler tossed from balcony having miraculous recovery, pastor says

The 5-year-old boy who was thrown off a balcony inside Mall of America earlier this month is making a miraculous recovery and an MRI scan show that his injuries are similar to that of a child who fell off his bike, not someone who fell 40 feet, the family’s pastor said.


Turkey holding up traffic gets MnDOT escort to cross I-94

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) - A turkey holding up traffic on Interstate 94 in Minneapolis Wednesday morning got a special escort from the Minnesota Department of Transportation to help it cross the road to safety.


State patrol: 1 dead in 3-car crash on Hwy. 5

One person is dead and three others suffered injuries in a three-car crash in Waconia on Monday evening, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. According to the state patrol, a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado, driven by 57-year-old Lisa Ann Welch of Cokato, was eastbound in the westbound lanes of Hwy. 5


Kiwanis Student of the Week: Elspeth Dempsey-Rice

The Prescott Kiwanis Student of the Week for April 24 is Prescott High School freshman Elspeth Dempsey-Rice, who was nominated by Prescott High School teacher Maria Haas. "Elsie approaches each day with a positive attitude, willingness to help others and full engagement in her work. She models the k


Eagan police officers plan to ride school bus trying to catch distracted drivers

Eagan Police is paying extra attention to distracted drivers, especially ones who pass school buses that are stopped with their flashing lights on and stop arm activated. Today, officers will be on an empty school bus looking for distracted drivers, according to Eagan Police Spokesperson Aaron Macht