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Teen crashes through building during driver's test

BUFFALO, Minn. - We're guessing she didn't pass. Police in Buffalo say a teen taking her driver's exam Wednesday afternoon crashed through a brick wall and plate glass window after inadvertently shifting into drive instead of reverse. Police Chief Pat Budke says the SUV lurched forward, over the cu

KARE - 2018-03-22 17:11:00

Rocori superintendent arrested, suspected of indecent exposure

Rocori schools Superintendent Scott Staska was arrested by Waite Park police and booked Wednesday into the Stearns County Jail, suspected of misdemeanor indecent exposure. Police Chief Dave Bentrud said Wednesday night an incident Sunday led police to arrest Staska Tuesday, and police were investiga

ST. CLOUD TIMES - 2018-03-22 01:09:02

Police: 17-year-old drives into building during license exam

BUFFALO, Minn. (KMSP) - A 17-year-old girl drove into a building while taking her driver's license exam in Buffalo, Minnesota Wednesday afternoon. According to police, the 17-year-old Monticello girl was taking her road test when she inadvertently put the vehicle in drive instead of reverse. When s

FOX9.COM - 2018-03-22 20:01:00

Driver In Fatal Crash Released Without Being Charged

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) - The St. Paul man being held in the death of an Uber driver from Minneapolis has been released from jail without being charged with a crime. The accident happened last Friday night in north Minneapolis. Police said an SUV struck an Uber car in the intersection, sending it into a

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2018-03-21 11:30:14

Man fatally run over walking on Anoka Co. hwy. is ID'd

Authorities on Thursday released the identity of the man who was hit by a minivan while walking on an Anoka County highway after dark this week. Ronald Lang, 59, of Forest Lake, was struck on Hwy. 65 at 81st Avenue NE. shortly after 8 p.m. Monday, according to the Midwest Medical Examiner's Office.

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE - 2018-03-22 20:03:00

Police: Rocori superintendent Staska arrested for exposing himself to Kwik Trip employees

WAITE PARK - Rocori Superintendent Scott Staska was arrested by Waite Park police for reportedly exposing himself to Kwik Trip employees on Sunday and possibly on four other occasions, according to Waite Park Police Chief Dave Bentrud. Police took a complaint of the indecent exposure on Monday for

ST. CLOUD TIMES - 2018-03-22 13:56:08

Forest Lake man who died Monday in SLP identified

Authorities Thursday afternoon released the name of the Forest Lake man who was struck and killed by a vehicle Monday evening on Highway 65 in Spring Lake Park. Ronald Lang, 59, died as a result of multiple blunt force injuries sustained when he was struck by a vehicle, the Midwest Medical Examiner'

HOMETOWNSOURCE.COM - 2018-03-22 18:02:00

Foley Police seek tips in Koch's Foley Hardware Store robbery

FOLEY - The Foley Police Department is seeking leads and information after Koch's Foley Hardware Store was a victim of a theft Sunday. Police responded to a reported theft at the hardware store Monday and found several DeWalt power tools, Milwaukee power tools, Stihl chainsaws and a Stihl backpack b

ST. CLOUD TIMES - 2018-03-22 18:00:54

Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor turns himself in on murder, manslaughter charges in Justine Damond killing

Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor was charged Tuesday with murder and manslaughter in the July shooting death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond, a decision that prosecutors said was delayed by some of the officer's colleagues' reluctance to testify. Noor is charged with third-degree murder "perpetrat

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE - 2018-03-21 02:01:00

Firefighters on scene of house fire in Elk River

Firefighters are on the scene of a house fire on Jefferson Lane in Elk River. More information will be posted as it becomes available. Firefighters are on the scene of a house fire on Jefferson Lane in Elk River. More information will be posted as it becomes available.


1 of 3 pleads guilty in shooting death of teen mom in Wright County park

A guilty plea has been made by one of three suspects charged in the death of a 19-year-old woman who was driven to a Wright County Park in the middle of the night, shot in the back of the head, and left to die. Justin M. Jensen, 30, of Maple Lake, pleaded guilty Friday in Wright County District Cour


Sheriff's deputies investigate Oronoco antique burglary after owner passed away

Sheriff's deputies are investigating a burglary in Oronoco at an antiques store, after the owner passed away. The break-in happened between March 13 after 5 p.m. and the morning of March 14 at David Billman's shop, where he also lived. A family relative tells us the deadbolts on the door were broke

KTTC - 2018-03-21 02:32:00

Sauk Rapids man faces first degree felony drug charge

MELROSE - A Sauk Rapids man has been charged with a felony after a traffic stop turned into a drug bust Thursday afternoon, according to court documents. At 4:22 p.m. a Minnesota State Patrol trooper stopped a vehicle for speeding in the township of Melrose. The trooper approached the driver, later


Police: Distracted Driver who Blew Through Stop Sign Had Drugs, Alcohol Level of .15

Big Lake police report a 31-year-old Fridley man arrested Friday faces multiple charges after he allegedly blew through a stop sign, hit another car and had a blood-alcohol level nearly twice the legal limit - all while he had a child in his car. According to the police department, Joseph Gorsegner


Minneapolis Woman Sentenced on Tax Fraud

She was sentenced Monday to 34 months in prison, but that was stayed pending her completion of five years probation. She will also complete a year in the Hennepin County Workhouse. Investigators allege Hester, 70, swindled the state of Minnesota out of $1.4 million in revenue while acting as a tax p


Juut stylist charged with groping client

MINNEAPOLIS - A hair stylist at a downtown Minneapolis salon has been charged after his client told police she was groped during her haircut. According to the criminal complaint, 30-year-old Vincent Sechi, of Bloomington, allegedly groped a woman during her visit to the Juut Salon on Nicollet Mall


Minneapolis is North America's 3rd most expensive city, says The Economist

Few would discount the notion that the cost of living in Minneapolis is rising to unpleasant levels. At the same time, few would argue that we have it worse than San Francisco, D.C., Seattle, Chicago, or Boston. But oh we do. At least according to The Economist, perhaps the leading economics magazin


Two Charged With Felony Drug Possession After Traffic Stop

ST. CLOUD -- Two people from the St. Cloud area are charged with felonies after a traffic stop turned up drugs Thursday afternoon. A State Trooper pulled a vehicle over for speeding near Melrose at 4:22 p.m. The trooper noticed the driver, 39-year-old Chad Kampa of Sauk Rapids, appeared to be under


Driver killed in rollover on I-94

ST. PAUL, Minn. - A Newport, Minnesota man was killed when he rolled his truck merging onto Interstate 94 from Highway 280. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the Dodge Dakota pickup truck was headed south on 280 and exited to eastbound I-94 at about 3:18 a.m. Sunday. Near the bottom of the ra


Readers Write: Understanding Putin, party labels, wolves at Isle Royale, electronic devices and driving, the legal system, fourplex zoning, farming and mental health, Andrew McCabe's firing

Several years ago, my wife and I spent two days in St. Petersburg, Russia, while on a cruise. Our English-speaking guide asked us where we would go next. When we told her "Estonia" she told us that they would say bad things about Vladimir Putin and that we shouldn't believe them. When we got there,