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Minneapolis, MN, United States

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Past articles by Paul:

Man severely burned in house explosion in Crystal

The blast occurred shortly after noon Sunday. → Read More

Man with rifle in Mall of America tackled and arrested after robbing store, police say

Bloomington police said no shots were fired, and he was “not threatening.” → Read More

Rainy Lake houseboat rental business vows to reopen after fire kills 1, injures 2

A portion of the building was an older log structure, making the fire "hot and difficult to battle," according to emergency officials. → Read More

Sheriff's sergeant south of Twin Cities cleared of wrongdoing in crash that left woman dead

Patrol determined that the sergeant did not have time to react when he hit the woman, who was down in highway. → Read More

Minnesota hiker fell to her death in Oregon's Columbia River Gorge

The woman, who was hiking with friends, fell roughly 100 feet, the Sheriff's Office said. → Read More

Search on for man suspected of early afternoon bank robbery in Wright County

The holdup occurred in Clearwater, roughly 10 miles southeast of St. Cloud. → Read More

Hopkins psychic admits to swindling $130K from 2 clients, promising to lift curse, aid romance

A plea agreement calls for the woman to be on probation for five years, serve no more than 90 days in jail and make restitution to her victims. → Read More

Driver hits traffic light pole in Eagan and is killed

The crash occurred shortly after 2 a.m. Wednesday. → Read More

UTV operator crashes and dies near Alexandria

People passing by stopped and got the UTV off the rider, officials said. → Read More

Twin Cities plastic surgeon's license revoked after molestation accusations

Administrative law judge found two women's accusations to be sufficiently credible. → Read More

Motorcyclist dies in late-night St. Paul crash

The wreck occurred on the curve from southbound Hwy. 280 to eastbound Interstate 94, the State Patrol said. → Read More

Violent crime rose 21% in Minnesota last year vs. 2020, state says

Serious assault saw the biggest jump among the four categories of violent crime, according to data collected by the state. → Read More

Driver from Twin Cities dies in single-vehicle crash on the lift bridge in Red Wing

The identity of the driver, a 54-year-old man from Woodbury, has yet to be released. → Read More

Speeding tickets piled up before fatal May crash in Plymouth, court records show

Christopher Keyes was cited for speeding in Minnesota seven times since 2019, including four weeks after the fatal crash. → Read More

18-year-old driver dies in collision with semi at southern Minnesota intersection

The crash occurred roughly 4 miles west of Wanamingo in Goodhue County. → Read More

Homeowner's faulty water heater installation led to house explosion, fire that killed Hopkins couple

"A gas line was not reattached following the installation," a statement from the Fire Department read. → Read More

Man shot to death south of Albert Lea; suspected shooter is on the run

The shooter and the victim "were known to each other, and they had issues between themselves," Sheriff's Office said. → Read More

Fisherman's body pulled from St. Croix River near Stillwater

Family says he left to go fishing Sunday night and did not return. → Read More

10 years in prison for man caught at MSP airport with 3 guns, ammo and meth in his luggage

He was about to get on a Delta Air Lines flight from the Twin Cities airport to Phoenix. → Read More

Mall of America locked down, chaotic after gunfire

The Mall of America was placed on lockdown Thursday after shots were fired on the second floor. The Bloomington Police Department, who described what happened as an "isolated incident," said they were looking for a suspect who fled on foot. Later, police had reportedly surrounded a Best Western hotel near the mall. → Read More