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Sheriff Deploys Stop Stick On Stolen Dodge Charger Going 140 MPH

Controversy is swirling around an August 5 incident in St. Paul, Minnesota which involved a 16-year-old speeding in a Dodge Charger and the methods Ramsey County Sheriff’s Department used to try bringing the pursuit to an end. More specifically, the sheriff deployed a Stop Stick while the Mopar was doing 140 mph on a narrow city street.
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Minnesota woman is first Hmong candidate in country to win GOP primary for Congress

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- A Minnesota candidate is the first Hmong Republican in the country to win a primary for a U.S. House seat.May Lor Xiong won the GOP primary on Tuesday and this fall will challenge incumbent U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum in Minnesota's Fourth Congressional District, which represents St. Paul and suburbs in Ramsey and Washington counties.This is the first try at politics for the St. Paul school teacher, who said the riots following George Floyd's murder were an inflection point in her decision to run. At age 8, Xiong came to the United States as a refugee, and...
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Rep. John Thompson's often-controversial term ends in DFL primary rout

(FOX 9) - A state representative who often generated headlines for conduct during his first tenure was defeated by a nearly 80-point margin in Tuesday’s primary election. Rep. John Thompson received 11.07% compared to challenger Liz Lee’s 88.93% to be the DFL candidate to represent District 67A in St. Paul come November.

Kevin O’Connell Says “No Thanks” to Packer Fans in Vikings Stadium

Not welcome — that’s the message from new Minnesota Vikings head coach Kevin O’Connell to Green Bay Packers fans in his team’s stadium. The Vikings held their annual night practice in Eagan on Monday, allowing the new skipper to speak his mind. And the new coach didn’t disappoint, using the microphone to chide the franchise’s chief rival and explaining Packers enthusiasts aren’t totally welcome at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Warrant leads to confiscation of 8 firearms in St. Paul

St. Paul police notched a small victory Monday in the battle to take guns off the city's streets after a search warrant led to the confiscation of eight firearms, one that had been converted into a fully automatic handgun. Members of the city's Gun and Criminal Intelligence Units executed the...

Body of Minnesota Fisherman Recovered from River

Stillwater, MN (KROC-AM News)- Rescue teams recovered the body of a 43-year-old White Bear Lake man from the St. Croix River Monday afternoon. A news release from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded to the report of an abandoned boat floating along the Minnesota shoreline north of Stillwater around 9 a.m. Monday. Investigators identified the man through the boat’s registration information and were able to confirm the man went out fishing Sunday night and did not return home.

Servac Petrovsky Reminded Wild Fans Not to Sleep On Him

The Minnesota Wild have so many big names in the World Junior Championships. Brock Faber, Captain of Team USA, star goalie Jesper Wallstedt of Team Sweden, Wallstedt’s teammate Liam Öhgren, and Team Canada’s Carson Lambos are either first-round prospects or equivalent value. In addition to them, Minnesota’s...

U of M doctor says pandemic is taking its toll on people

(Minneapolis, MN)--Though cases of COVID are down, relatively speaking, the cumulative psychological impact of two-and-a-half years of dealing with the pandemic is taking a toll. Doctor Kaz Nelson with the University of Minnesota says there’s tremendous fatigue from people taking steps to manage living in a pandemic. For that reason, she says there’s “a very strong urge” to adopt pre-pandemic patterns and behaviors.Nelson also says it's important for our health -- both physical and mental -- that we continue to follow the advice of public health officials and infectious disease experts when it comes to being vigilant about protecting from the virus.

Inver Grove Heights Days

Celebrate all things Inver Grove Heights at IGH Days! Held Wednesday, September 7 through Sunday, September 11, 2022, this community celebration offers fun activities for families, couples, sports lovers, foodies, and more. While many IGH Days activities are free of charge, some require an IGH Days button. Buttons will be...

Don’t Explore These 5 Haunted Minnesota Trails Alone

It's almost one of my favorite times of the year! No, not State Fair Season. No, not the Holiday Season. I'm talking about Spooky Season! Halloween is going to be here before we know it, hands down one of my favorite holidays, but it's never too soon to talk about haunted places around Minnesota.

St. Paul police recover 8 guns in search for drive-by shooting suspect

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- St. Paul police say they recovered eight guns in the course of searching for and arresting a suspect in a drive-by shooting Monday.The 22-year-old suspect was also wanted in connection with vehicle thefts, fleeing police, assault and possessing a firearm without a permit, police said. He has not yet been charged.While executing a search warrant on the 1500 block of Wilson Avenue East, police recovered seven handguns and an AR-15. One of the handguns was stolen, and another had an illegal automatic switch on it, police said.Officers also recovered "multiple boxes of ammunition," police said, as well as marijuana and keys to four rental vehicles.
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SBC gives UW-River Falls authority to construct SciTech

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Science and Technology Innovation Center (SciTech) project received a critical green light Tuesday when the Wisconsin State Building Commission (SBC) voted to authorize construction. The unanimous vote moves the $116.7 million project one step closer to reality. The SciTech building will house departments including biology,...

One Dead Following Drowning in Burnett County Wisconsin

A 38-year-old St. Paul man is dead following a drowning on Warner Lake in Burnett County, Wisconsin. According to Burnett County Sheriff Tracy Finch, Patrick R. Theiler was swimming on the lake on Monday when the group he was with noticed that he was missing. A first responder launched a drone and found the missing swimmer approximately 10 to 15 feet from the end of a dock.

Patrol: Excuses for Speeding During July Enforcement Campaign

ST. PAUL -- Law enforcement agencies across the state ticketed nearly 19,000 drivers for speeding last month. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says the extra speed enforcement throughout the month of July included 300 agencies. Thirty-seven agencies reported speeds of 100 miles an hour or more. Some examples of...

2022 Wild Juniors Day 1: Petrovsky wants you to know who he is

The 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship is underway in Edmonton and every single day of the group stage there is a Minnesota Wild prospect playing. So we figured, let’s just try and summarize what these kids did in those individual games. Starting with Day 1 and some surprising breakout...

Seven kids charged over shoplifting at Cabela's, 100 mph police chase

Seven children have been charged in connection with a weekend shoplifting at Cabela's in Woodbury, followed by a 100 mph flight in a stolen car. The Washington County Sheriff's Office announced Monday evening that the youths aged 12 to 15 have been charged with a variety of felony offenses including theft of a motor vehicle, fleeing police, and receiving stolen property.

Law enforcement cites nearly 19,000 drivers for speed violations

Law enforcement from 300 agencies across the state cited nearly 19,000 drivers for speed violations in the month of July. Officers, deputies and troopers participated in the statewide extra enforcement and awareness campaign resulting in 18,983 citations. During the campaign, Eagan police stopped two cars racing at 103 mph in a 50 mph zone. One driver was arrested for DWI. A Foley police officer cited the same person twice just an hour apart for speed. And troopers in the Golden Valley District pulled over a 16-year-old driving on a learner’s permit for going 110 mph. His parents were called to the scene.