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BUS CRASH: Pedestrian knocked down, 10 passengers evaluated Video included

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Shortly after 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, a southbound Metro Transit bus hit a pedestrian at the intersection of Washington Avenue and 2nd Avenue South in downtown Minneapolis.
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Last day to sign up for Target's free credit monitoring

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If you think your personal information was compromised during the Target security breach, Wednesday is your last day to sign up for free credit monitoring. More>>

Suspect hits brick wall in Maplewood after high-speed chase

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A driver crashed into a brick wall in Maplewood, Minn. after leading police on a high-speed chase early Wednesday morning. More>>

Popular HGTV star fights to save historic Minneapolis home Video included

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In a few days, the Minneapolis City Council will vote on whether to demolish a house one neighborhood doesn't want to see go -- but it won't go down without a fight led by a local celebrity.


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Employment numbers show tough field for graduates Video included

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Although the unemployment rate is low, getting a job in Minnesota might take a lot longer than a lot of graduates may expect according to a study that focused on those who got a degree in 2011.


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BYRON SMITH TRIAL: Chilling audio of Little Falls shootings Video included

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Tuesday morning, Byron Smith, the jury and those gathered in the courtroom listened to audio recordings of the Little Falls shootings. The jury remained stoic as the family members of Haile Kifer and Nicky Brady cried audibly.


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SEVERE WEATHER: Hennepin County to debut high-tech sirens Video included

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Severe weather season has begun, and Hennepin County officials are about to launch a new, high-tech siren system they say will be faster and more specific when storms strike.

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MEDICAL MARIJUANA: Advocates line up 100 doctors, clergy in support Video included

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Those fighting to legalize marijuana for medical use in Minnesota were back at the Capitol with reinforcements on Tuesday to tell lawmakers many medical professionals -- including the Minnesota Nurses Association -- are on board.


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RACE NOT A FACTOR: Supreme Court upholds Michigan affirmative action ban Video included

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The Supreme Court has upheld Michigan's affirmative action ban, ruling that the state has the right to determine whether racial preferences can be considered in college admissions. In a 6-2 ruling on Tuesday, the justices said that a lower federal court was wrong to set aside the change as discriminatory.
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Archbishop Nienstedt deposition video, transcript released Video included

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The 202-page transcript from the deposition of Archbishop John Nienstedt was released Tuesday by the St. Paul law firm Jeff Anderson and Associates. A video version of the deposition will also be released Tuesday. In 4 hours of testimony on April 2, Nienstedt gave a statement and answered questions about how officials in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis handled allegations of sexual abuse by priests.

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EARTH DAY: Bill ups funding for recycling, composting initiatives

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Democratic lawmakers in the Minnesota House are using Earth Day to rally support to increase funding for a statewide recycling and composting initiatives.


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Smoke controlled in Ameriprise Financial Center in Minneapolis

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Minneapolis firefighters have controlled the smoke billowing from the Ameriprise Financial Center in downtown Minneapolis Tuesday afternoon. More>>

INTERNET ACCESS: Minn. House looks to close gap between rural, metro schools

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House DFL leaders made their case for $25 million of their supplemental budget to go toward broadband infrastructure expansion in Greater Minnesota, creating more equality between rural and metro school districts. More>>

WILD: Granlund says 'next game it might be someone else' after game-winning goal Video included

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Wild center Mikael Granlund knew what he had to do to get that game-winning goal to bring the Wild this season’s first playoff win, but he says the way his team played, it could be anyone next time. More>>

Rick Adelman to retire, will stay with Timberwolves as consultant Video included

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Rick Adelman confirmed with Fox 9 News he will retire after spending 23 seasons as an NBA coach. He'll stay with the club as a consultant.
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High-speed chase through Eden Prairie ends at Edina ER Video included

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James Carr told Fox 9 News he needed help exposing a difficult situation with Eden Prairie police following a high-speed chase all the way the emergency room. When asked why, he said his elderly father was having a heart attack -- but police say he made that story up to avoid getting busted for driving drunk.


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DOG MAULING: Bullboxer pit kills toy spaniel, owner flees Video included

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A Minneapolis family is speaking out with a warning for pet owners after their beloved dog was fatally mauled by a larger dog whose owner watched and walked away without apology on Sunday evening.


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Archbishop's deposition on clergy sex abuse to be released Tuesday

Attorneys for an alleged sexual abuse victim plan Tuesday to release St. Paul and Minneapolis Archbishop John Nienstedt's deposition. More>>

REUNITED: Klobuchar celebrates end of 7-year Guatemalan adoption Video included

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This past weekend, Suann Hibbs finally brought her three adopted daughters -- named Savanna, Sophia and Sydney -- home after more than 7 years of jumping through bureaucratic hurdles with the help of U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar.


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BYRON SMITH TRIAL: Recap of opening statements Video included

Byron Smith passes through security at the courthouse in Little Falls, Minn. Photo by Paul Blume / Fox 9 News Byron Smith passes through security at the courthouse in Little Falls, Minn. Photo by Paul Blume / Fox 9 News
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Opening statements began Monday morning in the Little Falls, Minn. murder trial of Byron Smith – a 65-year-old man painted by prosecutors as a calculated killer, and described by the defense as a proud veteran terrorized by previous burglaries.


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2 dead horses found tied to tree near Dorset, Minn.

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A 28-year-old woman from Park Rapids, Minn., is facing felony animal neglect charges after Hubbard County deputies found two young horses had been tied to a tree and apparently left to starve.


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STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS: Wild look to take Game 3 at the X Video included

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After two losses in Colorado, the Wild are set to take on the Avalanche at the Xcel Energy Center. More>>

#BOSTONSTRONG: Minnesotans run to remember Video included

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About 600 Minnesotans are in Boston on Monday ready to run the 2014 Boston Marathon, some for the first time, some returning to finish what they started. More>>

Paul McCartney to play Target Field this August Video included

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The Minnesota Twins announced Monday morning Paul McCartney will bring his “Out There” tour to Target Field on Aug. 2. More>>

1 dead, 3 injured in Mankato shooting Video included

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One person is dead and three others were injured in an early morning shooting in Mankato that police called a chaotic scene.
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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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