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Setback for Real ID Law in Minnesota

It's a setback as Minnesota races toward a January 2018 deadline for the new IDs to board domestic flights

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Efforts to upgrade driver’s licenses so they pass muster for domestic flights have hit a snag in Minnesota. The state Senate has defeated a bill to make the state compliant with the federal Real ID law. Democrats concerned about blocking driver’s license access for immigrants living in Minnesota illegally united with several Republicans who call…

Three Arrested in Otter Tail County Drug Bust

After a search, authorities found nearly $2 million worth of high grade marijuana in 18 duffle bags

From L to R: Anthony Williams, 21, Vontail Kendle, 22, Michael Dunnorm, 22  OTTER TAIL COUNTY, Minn. — Three St. Paul men have been charged in Otter Tail County after a major drug bust on I-94. Vontail Kendle, 22, Michael Dunnorm, 22 and Anthony Williams, 21, were arrested on March 1 after a traffic stop near Fergus Falls. The pickup…

Moorhead Man Charged in Killing of Three Cats

Police responded to Greer's apartment after neighbors say they heard loud cat noises

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — A Moorhead man is facing six years in prison for allegedly torturing and killing his three cats. Jalan Greer, 23, is charged with three counts of felony mistreatment of animals. Police responded to Greer’s apartment after neighbors say they heard loud cat noises. They found a cat on the kitchen floor with blood coming out of…

Little Falls Man Convicted of Murdering Two Teens Asking to be Released

They say Smith's rights were violated when parts of his trial were closed to the public

  LITTLE FALLS, Minn. — Attorneys for the Little Falls man who killed two teens who broke into his home in 2012 are asking for his release. Attorneys for 68-year-old Byron Smith say his life sentence without parole is unconstitutional. They say Smith’s rights were violated when parts of his trial were closed to the public. Smith killed 18-year-old Haile…

MN Sunday Liquor Sales Close to a Done Deal

Dayton, who is currently recovering from surgery for prostate cancer, has three days to either sign it or let it simply become law without his signature

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota lawmakers have officially given their approval for the sale of liquor on Sundays in the state. The House approved the bill 88 to 39 and sent the bill to Governor Dayton, who has said he will sign it. Dayton, who is currently recovering from surgery for prostate cancer, has three days to either sign it…

Polk County Mailman Charged with Bestiality

Authorities say the homeowner looked at surveillance footage and watched Chapman engage in a sexual act with the homeowner's dog

Brian Louis George L. Chapman, 21, has been charged with one count of second-degree burglary and one count of bestiality for alleged sex acts with a dog of a customer on his route on Feb. 6, 2017. (Courtesy of Polk County sheriff)  POLK COUNTY, Minn. — A Polk County mailman is accused of having sex with a homeowner’s dog while…

Wanted Man Arrested at Barnesville Gas Station

Baker was taken into custody without incident

    BARNESVILLE, Minn. — A man wanted in connection with a Twin Cities area attempted homicide has been arrested in Barnesville. Clay County Sheriff Bill Bergquist says 19-year-old Antavarius Baker was spotted in a vehicle at a gas station. Baker was taken into custody without incident. He’s being held in the Clay County jail on a second-degree attempted murder…

Minnesota Gun Permits Hit All Time High

The state began issuing permits to carry guns in 2003

  MINNESOTA — Minnesota issued more gun carry permits in 2016 than in any year since it began distributing the permits. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says sheriff’s departments granted 71,156 permits last year. That’s nearly 60 percent more permits than given in 2015. The state began issuing permits to carry guns in 2003. The BCA’s report says sheriff’s…

Gov. Dayton Recovering After Surgery for Prostate Cancer

A spokesman says Dayton's surgery went as planned and concluded around 11:30 this morning

  ROCHESTER, Minn. — Minnesota Gov. Dayton has gone under the knife to treat his prostate cancer. The Democrat had surgery this morning at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. A spokesman says Dayton’s surgery went as planned and concluded around 11:30 this morning. Dayton expects to spend the night in the hospital but will return to his normal work schedule next…

Charges Dismissed in Minneapolis Black Lives Matter Protest Shooting

Defense attorneys have also filed motions to dismiss charges against two co-defendants

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Charges are dismissed against one of four men accused in the November 2015 shooting of Black Lives Matter protesters outside a Minneapolis police precinct. The men were at a protest over the fatal shooting of Jamar Clark by police. A judge has ruled prosecutors didn’t have enough evidence to support charges of felony riot against Daniel…