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VICTOR BARNARD: Ex-follower says cult leader defended molester Video included

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The leader of a cult that began in Minnesota is not only accused of sexually abusing young girls for a decade -- Fox 9 News has learned he also may have protected and defended other abusers too.


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CHOKING DISEASE: Living with EoE, afraid to eat Video included

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Imagine what life would be like if at every meal food got stuck in your throat, setting off a choking fit. This is a problem for a growing number of people, with some ending up in the emergency room. Fox 9 Investigator Jeff Baillon looks at what's causing this unusual disease. More>>

Police: Drunk driver crashed into West St. Paul vision store Video included

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The Kent Optical building was severely damaged on Thursday night after a suspected drunk driver plowed into the store on the corner of South Robert and Bernard streets and then led officers on a chase.


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Money a motive for murder in Apple Valley? Video included

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Investigators are taking a closer look into the death of an Apple Valley woman whose body was found in the stairwell of her home in November because new tips are raising doubt about the way she died.


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VIDEO: Why is a lion lying around in Eden Prairie, Minnesota? Video included

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The land of 10,000 lakes is teeming with wild animals, but a fully grown lion is a rare sight -- especially when it's just lounging around in the back yard of a metro suburb.


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BIRTHDAY BOYS: Minnesota quintuplets turn 10 Video included

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It was a very happy birthday for five brothers Fox 9 first introduced nearly a decade ago as the set of Minnesotan quintuplets turned 10 years old.


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AT THE CAPITOL: Limit payday loans? Video included

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The Minnesota House took a big vote on Thursday that could bring major regulatory changes for short-term payday loans out of concern that interest rates are too high, thus taking advantage of people in need.


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Attorney: Rev. McDonough a 'master of half truths' Video included

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Former Vicar General Kevin McDonough’s testimony about how the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis handled sexual abuse allegations will be released Thursday. More>>

BYRON SMITH TRIAL: Brady shot 3 times, Kifer 6; prosecution rests Video included

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Security ran out of passes for public entry in the Byron Smith trial on Thursday, but jurors learned the two teens who broke into his Little Falls, Minn. home were shot three and six times, respectively. More>>

Litchfield home raided for stolen property sold online Video included

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At least 6 different police agencies raided a home in Litchfield, Minn. as part of an ongoing investigation into stolen property being sold through online auctions. The bust led to two arrests, the seizure of K2 and marijuana and the recovery of multiple stolen items. More>>

BRIDGE SAFETY: Minnesota ranks 23rd in nation -- or 35th Video included

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U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar once said, "Bridges in America should not fall down." Yet, a new report on bridge conditions in the United States found Minnesota still has more than 1,000 structurally deficient bridges.


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Lawmakers mull ban on online lottery sales Video included

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A bill that would ban the sale of the e-scratch games the Minnesota Lottery makes available on its website got its first hearing on Thursday after lawmakers expressed concern gambling is now too easy.


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MILLE LACS LAWSUIT: Residents sue DNR over walleye harvest cuts

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The controversy over the severe cuts to the walleye harvest at Mille Lacs Lake is heading to the courtroom now that a group of residents is suing the Department of Natural Resources for mismanagement.


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TIMELAPSE: Game 3 Wild vs. Colorado

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The Minnesota Wild released a great time lapse video from Monday’s Game 3 win over Colorado. From morning skate to Mikael Granlund’s epic goal, the video captures the entire day.Game 4 is tonight at Xcel Energy Center at 8:30. More>>

WILD: Cooke says hit 'was not my intent' Video included

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The Wild will look even the NHL playoff series Thursday night against the Colorado Avalanche after their first win at the Xcel Energy Center. More>>

2 day rainfall totals

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It has been a pretty wet second half of the month of April with 2 different storms affecting the area just in the last week, and a third one their heels will likely dampen the second half of the upcoming weekend.
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Vikings release 2014 schedule

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The NFL today released the schedule for the 2014 season.Week One vs. ( ) at ( ) Week Two vs. ( ) at ( ) More>>

Top Teacher: Mr. John Lace

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This week’s Top Teacher is John Lace, a music teacher in Anoka that always seems to hit the right notes. More>>

QUIZ: Which FOX 9 Morning News personality are you?

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Are you an Alix or Keith or Tom Butler? Maybe you're more like Dawn or Tom Halden. Or, maybe your personality is similar to Kelsey or M.A. Rosko. Take this quiz and find out! More>>

Ice-out declared on Lake Minnetonka 1 week earlier than 2013

Ice-out declared on Lake Minnetonka 1 week earlier than 2013

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The Hennepin County sheriff's office and the Freshwater Society jointly declared ice-out on Lake Minnetonka on April 24 at 7:30 a.m. – the first time both have declared ice-out at the same time. More>>

1 dead in Minneapolis shooting

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Minneapolis police are investigating what appears to be a fatal shooting in north Minneapolis Thursday morning. More>>

Amy Senser released from prison Video included

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After spending fewer than 2 years in prison for a fatal hit-and-run crash, Amy Senser was released early Thursday morning -- but she won't be going home. Instead, she'll head to a halfway house as part of work release.


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SEVERE WEATHER: Minneapolis upgrades siren system Video included

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As Hennepin County is getting ready to debut it's new tornado siren technology, the city of Minneapolis is upgrading its own siren system so that residents will be warned wherever they are. More>>

AT THE CAPITOL: Marijuana advocates rally for full legalization Video included

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Until Wednesday, the marijuana debate at the Minnesota Capitol had largely centered on legalizing cannabis for medical use. Now, Minnesotans who favor full legalization are raising their voices. More>>

FIRST REUNION: Woman stolen as baby in Colombia meets birth mother Video included

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On Wednesday, a Minnesota woman finally got the reunion she spent decades waiting for, and Fox 9 News was there for the emotional first introduction of mother and daughter. More>>

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  • TIMELAPSE: Game 3 Wild vs. Colorado

    TIMELAPSE: Game 3 Wild vs. Colorado

    Thursday, April 24 2014 5:16 PM EDT2014-04-24 21:16:47 GMT
    The Minnesota Wild released a great time lapse video from Monday’s Game 3 win over Colorado. From morning skate to Mikael Granlund’s epic goal, the video captures the entire day.Game 4 is tonight at Xcel Energy Center at 8:30.
    The Minnesota Wild released a great time lapse video from Monday’s Game 3 win over Colorado. From morning skate to Mikael Granlund’s epic goal, the video captures the entire day.Game 4 is tonight at Xcel Energy Center at 8:30.
  • WILD: Cooke says hit 'was not my intent'

    WILD: Cooke says hit 'was not my intent'

    Thursday, April 24 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-04-24 20:12:56 GMT
    The Wild will look even the NHL playoff series Thursday night against the Colorado Avalanche after their first win at the Xcel Energy Center.
    The Wild will look even the NHL playoff series Thursday night against the Colorado Avalanche after their first win at the Xcel Energy Center.
  • Vikings release schedule for 1st season at TCF Bank Stadium

    Vikings release schedule for 1st season at TCF Bank Stadium

    Thursday, April 24 2014 12:56 AM EDT2014-04-24 04:56:41 GMT
    When the Minnesota Vikings take to the field this fall, they'll have a new home turf to contend with -- but their season won't start there. For the fifth time in the past six seasons, the game starts on the road.
    When the Minnesota Vikings take to the field this fall, they'll have a new home turf to contend with -- but their season won't start there. For the fifth time in the past six seasons, the game starts on the road.

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  • INVESTIGATORS: Maidens of River Road

    INVESTIGATORS: Maidens of River Road

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 11:45 PM EST2014-02-27 04:45:30 GMT
    Two women are breaking their silence to speak out about what they claim was a cult operating in Minnesota for more than a decade, accusing the leader of years of sexual abuse and asking their parents' permission.
    Two women are breaking their silence to speak out about what they claim was a cult operating in Minnesota for more than a decade, accusing the leader of years of sexual abuse and asking their parents' permission.
  • Search for River Road leader Barnard continues

    Search for River Road leader Barnard continues

    Sunday, April 20 2014 8:43 PM EDT2014-04-21 00:43:35 GMT
    Hundreds of tips and dozens of sightings have been reported since the warrant for cult leader Victor Barnard was issued earlier this week. There is however no sign of the man who allegedly molested two of his young female followers.
    Hundreds of tips and dozens of sightings have been reported since the warrant for cult leader Victor Barnard was issued earlier this week. There is however no sign of the man who allegedly molested two of his young female followers.
  • MAIDENS MANHUNT: 20 to 30 tips on Victor Barnard in Spokane area

    MAIDENS MANHUNT: 20 to 30 tips on Victor Barnard in Spokane area

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:31 AM EDT2014-04-18 15:31:47 GMT
    Investigators with the Washington State Patrol have acted on 20 to 30 tips this week alone in the search for fugitive and alleged cult leader Victor Barnard.
    Investigators with the Washington State Patrol have acted on 20 to 30 tips this week alone in the search for fugitive and alleged cult leader Victor Barnard.
  • Why prosecutors waited so long to charge Victor Barnard

    Why prosecutors waited so long to charge Victor Barnard

    Sunday, April 20 2014 8:36 PM EDT2014-04-21 00:36:36 GMT
    The nationwide hunt for a former Pine County pastor charged with sexually abusing two young girls for years is expanding now that the U.S. Marshal's Service has joined the search for Victor Barnard.
    The nationwide hunt for a former Pine County pastor charged with sexually abusing two young girls for years is expanding now that the U.S. Marshal's Service has joined the search for Victor Barnard.
  • VICTOR BARNARD: The history of a cult leader

    VICTOR BARNARD: The history of a cult leader

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:53 PM EDT2014-04-18 03:53:09 GMT
    He's the focus of a nationwide manhunt, but there are still many questions about Victor Barnard. One stands out more than any other: What makes a man like that, and why would so many people follow him?
    He's the focus of a nationwide manhunt, but there are still many questions about Victor Barnard. One stands out more than any other: What makes a man like that, and why would so many people follow him?
  • Alleged cult leader Victor Barnard charged with molesting 'Maidens'

    Alleged cult leader Victor Barnard charged with molesting 'Maidens'

    Sunday, April 20 2014 8:34 PM EDT2014-04-21 00:34:27 GMT
    Prosecutors in Pine County have charged an alleged cult leader, Victor Barnard, with 59 counts of sexual misconduct involving two of his underage followers after a FOX 9 Investigation.
    Prosecutors in Pine County have charged an alleged cult leader, Victor Barnard, with 59 counts of sexual misconduct involving two of his underage followers after a FOX 9 Investigation. Police say Barnard is currently a fugitive.
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