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Man pleads guilty in murder of girlfriend, rape of teen

ST PAUL, Minn. — An East St. Louis man has admitted to killing his girlfriend and repeatedly raping her teenage cousin as part of a plea deal that will put him in prison for 30 years.


Man arrested after standoff in Maplewood charged with felonies

A man taken into custody after a standoff near the Maplewood Mall that lasted several hours Wednesday night has been charged with threats of violence and fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle.


St. Paul police investigate homicide

ST PAUL, Minn. — St. Paul police are investigating a homicide in the Rondo neighborhood. According to the official police Twitter account, the homicide unit is investigating a shooting death that happened just before 9 p.m. Thursday on Carroll Avenue near Dale Street North.


Minnesota House Approves Repeal Of 'Marital Rape Exception'

SAINT PAUL, MN — The Minnesota House Thursday unanimously approved a bill to scrap the "voluntary relationship defense." According to current Minnesota law, a person can avoid a criminal sexual conduct conviction "if the actor and complainant were adults cohabiting in an ongoing voluntary sexual rel


Saint Paul Weather Forecast For The Weekend Ahead

SAINT PAUL, MN — Here's your local weather forecast for the coming weekend, as reported by Darksky. Overcast until afternoon. Snow (< 1 in.) overnight. Snow (2–5 in.) in the morning and evening and breezy overnight.


It's On! Rival Minnesota Twin Cities Pols Set Snowball Fight For Sunday.

In a sign of cabin fever raging in Minnesota’s Twin Cities, politicians in St. Paul took what the mayor called a “tough guy stance” and challenged the Minneapolis mayor and city council to a snowball fight.


‘Free citizen’ with apparent pig-shaped, ‘f- the police’ explosive charged in Maplewood standoff

A “free citizen” who felt he didn’t need to obey traffic laws threatened police, who tried tearing the back door off his RV with a robot to retrieve what appeared to be a pig-shaped explosive, according to a criminal complaint filed Friday.


Siblings allegedly beat and shot family dog in central Minnesota

STAPLES, Minn. — A brother and sister are accused of beating and shooting their family's dog at a campground in Wadena County in central Minnesota over the weekend. The Wadena County Sheriff’s Office, consulting with the Humane Society, has been investigating the incident.


Push begins in Minnesota to allow driver's licenses for all

Roads would be safer, workers could get to their jobs easier and fewer people would live in fear if Minnesota allowed immigrants living in the country illegally to get driver’s licenses, supporters of the change said Thursday as they called for broader license access.


"Winter debris" causing accidents, State Patrol urging drivers to clean cars

ST PAUL, Minn. — Winter driving, as we all know, can be challenging and sometimes it's more than just the road conditions. This winter drivers have dealt with all kinds of flying debris.


Minnesota Weather: Two Rounds Of Snow This Weekend, Blizzard Conditions Possible Saturday Night

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Two rounds of snow are tracking toward Minnesota this weekend, and the second could bring blizzard conditions to southern Minnesota along with another serving of significant snow.


Minneapolis man who raped his disabled twin daughters, impregnating one of them twice, jailed for 30 years

A Minneapolis man who previously pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree assault, one count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and one count of endangering a child for sexually abusing his developmentally disabled twin daughters over the course of several years was sentenced to 30 years in


Registered sex offender charged in 'sextortion' case

Federal prosecutors Friday announced the indictment of a 19-year-old on child pornography and extortion charges. Dylan Matthew Deling of Fairmont made his initial court appearance in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis Thursday, prosecutors said.


Zachary Greenwald Is Suing the Minnesota State High School League For the Right to Dance

Ever since seventh grade, Zachary Greenwald has had a passion for dance. Now 16 and a student at Hopkins High School in Minnetonka, Minnesota, it seemed like a natural choice for Zachary to join the school’s dance team. However, the Minnesota State High School League has barred him from competing on


Winter storm watch expands across southern Minnesota: Blowing snow west, heavy snow and wind to the southeast

The first impacts of a powerful winter storm that'll affect Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin this weekend will be felt late Friday, before the strongest part of the storm arrives Saturday night through Sunday morning.


Impound lots buried following Snow Emergencies

MINNEAPOLIS — Think our week of winter storms made your life a little hectic?. Try working in the impound lots of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Both operations have been swamped since Wednesday's record-setting snowfall sent plow crews scrambling, trying to clear streets littered with cars whose owners


Man Found Dead In St. Cloud Home, Investigation Underway

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Authorities in central Minnesota are investigating after a 63-year-old man was found dead in a St. Cloud home. The St. Cloud Police Department says the man was found Thursday morning in a home on the 800 block of 7th Avenue South. There is not believed to be a threat to the publ


The 8 Most Common Uses of “Ope” in Minnesota

If Minnesota had to be defined by one word, it wouldn't be "lakes" or "nice", it would be "Ope". It's that little noise that slips out of our mouths when we don't formulate words fast enough. It's most commonly followed by a short sentence. Here are the most common uses of "Ope" in the Minnesota lan


‘I Don’t Have Any Other Home’: Thousands Of Minnesota Liberians Fear Deportation

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Thousands of Liberians living in Minnesota hope they can convince the government to let them stay in the country. A program that grants Liberian immigrants temporary protected status expires at the end of March.


Man wanted for swindling Fridley homeowner has reportedly run similar scam before

Police in Fridley are looking for a man investigators say took off with more than $3,000 after promising to repave a homeowner’s driveway this summer. Joshua Demitro, 28, was charged with theft by swindle this week in Anoka County in connection to the June 2018 incident. Authorities said his whereab