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No Charges After Stillwater Police Shoot, Kill 22-Year-Old

STILLWATER, MN — There will be no charges filed after a 22-year-old was shot and killed by police while suffering a mental health crisis in Stillwater late in November. The Washington County Attorney's Office (WCAO) declined to issue charges following the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension's


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.


Free weather spotter training Feb. 23

The Stillwater Amateur Radio Association (SARA) and Metro Skywarn are hosting a free, half-day class that teaches basic skills necessary to become a volunteer storm spotter. The session will be held Saturday, Feb. 23 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Stillwater Public Library, 224 Third Street Nor


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.


Lightning 9th at state girls Nordic meet

Eastview placed ninth at the state girls Nordic skiing meet, its best finish since 2016. The Lightning, which qualified its team for state for the sixth consecutive year, was led by junior Gabrielle Kraemer, who was 28th in the pursuit competition Feb. 14 at Giants Ridge in Biwabik.


Minnesota Nice Cream to open second ice cream location in downtown Stillwater

A Minneapolis ice cream shop known for its Instagram-worthy cones and edible glitter will open in downtown Stillwater. Minnesota Nice Cream owner Katie Romanski said she will open a second location in the former Wedge and Wheel cheese shop space, located at 308 Chestnut St., this May.


The Oscars at The Zephyr

In Stillwater, the Oscars aren’t just for Hollywood stars to show off their garb on the red carpet. The Zephyr Theatre will host the third annual semi-formal Oscar-viewing party and gala Sunday, Feb. 24 at 4 p.m. at the theatre, located at 601 North Main St. Stillwater.


Agency cited in Stillwater prison officer's death

The state Occupational Safety and Health Administration has alleged a serious safety violation and levied a $25,000 fine against the Minnesota Department of Corrections in connection with the death of a Stillwater prison guard last summer.


Minnesota House unanimously approves bill to repeal 'marital rape exception'

The Minnesota House has voted to eliminate a defense that prevents people who rape a spouse or domestic partner from being prosecuted for criminal sexual conduct. Rep. Zack Stephenson (DFL-Coon Rapids), the bill's lead author, told lawmakers before the 130-0 vote Thursday that repealing the "marital


Atty’s Office: Officer’s Use Of Force Justified In Fatal Stillwater Shooting

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Washington County Attorney’s Office is declining to issue charges in a fatal officer-involved shooting last November. On Thursday, the attorney’s office said it found that the Stillwater police officer was justified in using deadly force against Keaton Larson on Nov. 21, 201


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.


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.


Minnesota mom pleads guilty to harming toddler: Boy was intentionally starved to get more medical attention

ST. PAUL — A postpartum-induced delusion that doctors were failing her ailing toddler compelled a Winona mother to try to make him sicker so medical staff would pay closer attention to his case, she told a judge Thursday, Feb. 21.


Somali-born U.S. citizen arrested in Minneapolis, charged with taking journalist captive

A U.S. citizen is jailed in central Minnesota and charged with participating in the kidnapping of a Somali journalist in that African country, where he was held for nearly three years for $20 million ransom before his release.


Rosario: Two brothers want their offender to stay behind bars — but forever?

The slight hesitancy and a trace of anguish in the voice over the phone were discernible. It’s never an easy topic to talk about, even years later, particularly to a stranger.


Viral video shows Amish man skiing behind horse buggy in Minnesota

Considering Minnesota isn't blessed with the tallest of peaks, avid skiers have to find opportunities to shred some powder wherever they can. Take this Amish man, for example, who was captured on video near Harmony, Minnesota, skiing while being pulled by a horse-drawn buggy.


Man In Custody After Hours-Long Standoff At Maplewood Mall

(Maplewood, MN) -- A man is in custody after an hours-long standoff with police at Maplewood Mall. The suspect was wanted on a warrant and thought to be armed and dangerous. He had barricaded himself inside an RV parked near the mall yesterday evening, but the situation ended peacefully about four-a


Man with history of exposing convictions accused of lewd act while watching girl at St. Paul bookstore

A 71-year-old man who has repeatedly been convicted of exposing himself is charged again, this time accused of committing a lewd act as he watched a girl at a St. Paul bookstore.


Weekend Storm Tracking Away from Central Minnesota

UNDATED -- We are highly confident a powerful winter storm will bring a narrow band of heavy snow and strong wind late Saturday into Sunday, but we still can't say where exactly the storm track will be.


Class AA girls state hockey: Brainerd 4, White Bear Lake 0

Callas Frank is still having a great postseason; she just isn’t perfect anymore. The White Bear Lake senior goalie helped push her team into the Class AA girls state hockey tournament for the first time since 2002 with three sectional tournament shutouts — a total of 115 shots. But Brainerd put a qu