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Discarded napkin points police to Minnesota businessman as suspect in 1993 cold-case murder

MINNEAPOLIS – The murder suspect eluded police for decades, until he got a hankering for a hot dog at a hockey game. Jerry Westrom, 52, ate the hot dog while watching his daughter play hockey, then he wiped his face with a napkin and threw it away.


McDonald's came to town 25 years ago

A recent remodeling of the McDonald's restaurant in Princeton prompted a question from someone about how long the restaurant had been in town. I took a look and found that it was 25 years ago.


Minnesota Weather: Another Round Of Plowable Snow Expected Wednesday Morning

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Don’t think it’s snowed enough in the Twin Cities this February? Well, more snow is on the way this week. Meteorologist Matt Brickman says the next chance for a couple inches of snow looks to be Wednesday morning. A system is tracking toward southern Minnesota, and will likely h


Council Bluffs Man, Minnesota Man Fatally Injured in Grundy County Crash

GRUNDY COUNTY, Iowa – Officials have released the names of two people who died following a crash on a snowy Grundy County road Sunday afternoon. The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office says Justin Kime of Stewartville, Minnesota and Tristan Marlow of Council Bluffs, both 21, died at the hospital after an


News anchor Jeff Passolt is suing Minnesota over a slippery sidewalk

Jeff Passolt, longtime Fox 9 news anchor and Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame inductee, is a Minnesotan. He knows what to expect when winter hits and the whole metro becomes a skating rink.


Level 3 sex offender community notification meeting Feb. 26

The Chisago County Sheriff’s Office will hold a Level 3 Sex Offender Meeting for residents on Feb. 26. The sheriff’s Office has learned the Level 3 offender, Frank Felipe Aguilera, born May 26, 1956, will be moving to Lent Township in the vicinity of Frontier Avenue and 320th Street.


Two of America’s Richest Cities Are Here in Minnesota

When it comes to the wealthiest 100 cities in the United States, two of them are right here in Minnesota. Thanks to the gang over at Forbes.com, we can now see where the wealthiest cities in the country are located. And, yeah, the usual suspect states like New York, New Jersey and California are pre


NB Chamber welcomes Torin Construction

The North Branch Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes new member, Torin Construction - a leading tile contractor in Minnesota, committed to its clients’ needs and satisfaction. Pictured are Lucas Gaughan and Charlie Wagner of Torin Construction, and Evette Wissler of the North Branch Area Chamber of Co


Bullet holes found in hospital employee vehicles in northwest Minnesota

Police are investigating after bullet holes found in the vehicles of two hospital employees in northwest Minnesota over the weekend. According to the Polk County Sheriff's Office, a deputy heard what they believed to be two gunshots just before 1 a.m. Sunday on the east side of Fosston.


Tribal leaders address Minnesota lawmakers during 'Sovereignty Day'

Tribal leaders from across Minnesota gathered together Monday for what they are calling a "historic event" - to stand up for their sovereign nations. Tribal leaders told KSTP the event Monday is the first time they have done something on such a large scale at the state capitol.


Winter storm watch issued for south-central, southeast Minnesota

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for parts of south-central and southeast Minnesota for late Tuesday night through Wednesday evening. Locations within the watch are forecast to receive 5-7 inches of snow, with most of the snow falling during the day Wednesday.


Chisago County considers joint powers agreement to run ARMER system

Chisago County Commissioners took a small step toward reaching an updated agreement over the county’s Allied Radio Matrix for Emergency Response (ARMER) during the Chisago County Board meeting Feb. 6.


Bundle up, there's another snow storm on the way

Another week, another winter weather advisory. The National Weather Service office in Chanhassen has issued a winter weather advisory for the area from Chisago County west to Redwood Falls.


GoFundMe Account Started For Family Members Killed In Nevis, Minnesota

NEVIS, MN — The family of sisters killed in a double murder-suicide on Valentine’s Day in Nevis, Minnesota has started a GoFundMe account to raise money for their funerals and family.


Big Ol’ Fish is Minnesota State Record

BAYPORT, Minnesota -- Two Minnesota anglers have learned they now own a state record. The Department of Natural Resources certified Darren Troseth and John Kimble's catch from the St. Croix River as the longest catch and release lake sturgeon.


Here Are Minnesota's Most Prolific Robocallers

MINNESOTA — Robocalls are annoying. There's nothing worse than seeing your phone buzz, picking up, and hearing a robotic voice on the other end try to dupe you into giving up your bank and credit card information. And with tax season coming up, Minnesotans can expect even more.


This Minnesota pharmacy mixes drugs from scratch to help patients

Pharmacist Alanna Humphrey is swimming against the tide. At a time when corporate chains are buying up independent drugstores and a handful of pharmaceutical companies rule the health care landscape, Humphrey is making custom medications and trying to build a business doctor by doctor.


Cigarette brands stopped paying money owed state under tobacco settlement

In a Star Tribune story by Glenn Howatt: “Several cigarette brands, including Salem and Winston, have stopped paying money owed to the state of Minnesota under the historic 1998 court settlement with Big Tobacco. The shortfalls, estimated at $15 million a year, come as funding for the state’s free q


State Patrol: 2 Killed In Elk River Crash

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The Minnesota State Patrol says two people were killed Sunday in a crash on Highway 169 north of Elk River. The crash occurred at 5:30 p.m. on Highway 169 southbound at 221st Avenue Northwest.


Part of Minnesota hotel closed down after Legionnaires' outbreak

Four people have been sickened in an outbreak Legionnaires' disease that has been linked to a hotel in northwestern Minnesota. The individuals became ill between Jan. 22 and 27, with all having spent some time at the Crookston Inn and Convention Center prior to falling ill, though none of them staye