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Minnesota's prison system is on lockdown after an inmate fatally assaulted a corrections officer at the Stillwater state prison. State Corrections Commissioner Tom Roy told reporters that Minnesota's flagship...

The Latest: Minnesota prison officer death prompts lockdown

The Latest on corrections officer killed in assault by inmate at Minnesota prison (all times local):

Baldwin bill would let all Wisconsin watch Packers

U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin has introduced a bill that would allow all of Wisconsin to watch the Green Bay Packers.

Semi crash sends hogs spilling onto Minnesota highway

Some pigs went hog-wild on the highway after a semi-truck overturned in southern Minnesota.

Officer dies after assault by inmate at Minnesota prison

A corrections officer has died after he was assaulted by an inmate at the Stillwater state prison.

Minnesota's highest court won't block 'necessity defense'

Climate change protesters are claiming victory in their effort to present an unusual "necessity defense" against felony charges stemming from efforts to shut down oil pipelines.

Group seeks another environmental review for PolyMet mine

A clean water group has petitioned state and federal regulators for another environmental review for the planned PolyMet copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota.

Police were called to Chanhassen home 9 times in 3 years

Police were called to the Chanhassen home where a teenager was fatally shot by deputies a total of nine times in the last three years.

Boy's body recovered from Dodge County pond

The Olmsted County Medical Examiner's Office will do an autopsy on the body of a 7-year-old boy pulled from a pond in Dodge County.

Boy reported for unlicensed hot dog stand gets help

A 13-year-old entrepreneur who was reported for operating a hot dog stand outside his house without a license is now getting help from the Minnesota Department of Health.

Minnesota State Fair announces dozens of new attractions

The Minnesota State Fair has announced dozens of new attractions for the 2018 edition of the Great Minnesota Get-Together .

Hy-Vee recalls spring pasta salad tied to salmonella cases

Midwest grocery store chain Hy-Vee Inc. has recalled its store-brand spring pasta salad after 20 people got salmonella in Minnesota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa.

Black teens detained after bogus 911 call decry police

Some black teenagers say they feared for their lives when they were confronted by Minneapolis Park Police officers who were responding to a bogus 911 report that they were armed.

Minnesotan Somalis await decision on protected status

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is expected to decide by Thursday whether it will extend temporary legal protections for about 250 Somalis who fled violence and famine in their home country, many of whom live in...

BCA identifies deputies in fatal shooting of Minnesota teen

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has released the names of the Carver County sheriff's deputies involved in the fatal shooting of a Chanhassen teenager last week.

Crews extinguish car fire in Mall of America parking ramp

Firefighters have quickly contained a car fire in a parking ramp at the Mall of America in Bloomington.

Minnesota criticized for lack of sickle cell care

Advocates for people with sickle cell disease are criticizing Minnesota's lack of care, saying the number of related deaths in the state is unclear because officials don't track adult cases.

Candidate accused of revenge porn says website was hacked

A City Council candidate in St. Paul, Minnesota, arrested after a topless photo of his estranged wife was posted on his campaign website says he's the victim of a hacker.

Discovery of human leg found in Mississippi investigated

Sheriff's officials in Wabasha County are investigating the discovery of a human leg found in the Mississippi River.

Bicyclist killed in downtown Minneapolis

Police say a bicyclist was killed when he failed to stop for a red light at a busy downtown Minneapolis intersection and was struck by a car.

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