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ST. PAUL -- A suspicious substance on a letter mailed to the Minnesota Supreme Court was not hazardous, the state Public Safety Department reported Tuesday. The St. Paul Fire Department removed the letter from a state building Tuesday and tested it. Public Safety Spokesman Bruce Gordon said Wednesday that the investigation continues.
Fans of the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome are loading up some 20,000 of the building’s 60,000 blue seats this week to take home as souvenirs of the Dome, which will...
DULUTH – The 19-year-old University of Minnesota Duluth student found in subzero temperatures in mid-December in Duluth had surgery Monday to remove parts of her feet. Alyssa Lommel’s mother, Teri,...
MINNEAPOLIS -- With his trial less than a week away, accused bomb-maker Buford "Bucky" Rogers has apparently reached a deal with federal prosecutors and will plead guilty. A change-of-plea hearing has been set for Friday, but the case docket doesn't say what he'll plead guilty to. His attorney, Assistant Federal Public Defender Andrew Mohring, declined to comment. Nicole Engisch, head of the criminal division of the U.S.
WOODBURY, Minn. -- A former Woodbury man who was jailed overseas for posting a comedic YouTube video will be released this week, U.S.
PINE ISLAND, Minn. -- The deaths of two college students found in a rural Pine Island shed have been ruled a homicide-suicide. Kayla Jill Koranda, 18, of Rochester, was found dead at the scene late Monday afternoon. Nicholas Bryan Roecker, 19, who lived at a home on the property, died later at a Rochester hospital. The two graduated from a Rochester high school last year. The Olmsted County Sheriff's Office reported that a “medical call” came in at about 4:30 p.m.
WILLMAR, Minn. - The man killed in a two-vehicle crash Saturday just east of Willmar was Steven Joseph Szalma, 38, of Kandiyohi. The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office released the man's name Monday in a news release. Szalma was the driver of one of the vehicles. The sheriff's office had not yet released the names of anyone else involved. The sheriff’s office was called at 12:46 p.m. Saturday to a collision of two trucks near Willmar.
EMBARRASS, Minn. — For 25 years, the first person to record this city’s temperatures as the nation’s cold spot, as it bills itself, has been Roland Fowler. He’s the official National Weather Service recorder here and has a feeling that this year, a new state record low could be set. Fowler had just looked at his numbers for December on Monday and said he’s never seen one that cold. And January is following suit, with lows dipping into the minus 40 range last week.
WASECA, Minn. - A southern Minnesota farmer who became speaker of the state House died Sunday in his hometown of Waseca. Rod Searle, 93, served in the House from 1957 to 1981. He also was president of the Minnesota State University System for a time. In his last two years as a representative, Searle served a speaker of a House evenly divided between Democrats and Republicans. Later in life, he turned away from Republicans and in 2010 endorsed Tom Horner, the Independence Party governor candidate. "Rod was a principled leader, a dedicated public servant and a true gentleman," Gov.