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Mendota Heights cop killer charged: 'I hate cops and I'm guilty'

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Criminal charges against Brian Fitch in the shooting death of Mendota Heights Police Officer Scott Patrick will be announced at a 2 p.m. news conference with prosecutors from Dakota County and Ramsey County.


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August weather in Minnesota: What to expect

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Wow, Really? Its August! We're 8 months into 2014 and so far its been one wild weather ride. From the "Polar Vortex" to the record rainfall in June to our shortage of 90°heat, this year has been far from normal. So, as we More>>

2 American Ebola patients transferred to Atlanta hospital Video included

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Two American aid workers diagnosed with Ebola will be transferred to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta for treatment. The two contracted the deadly virus while caring for sick patients in Liberia.


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Metro Mobility bus rear-ended on University Ave. in Fridley

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A Metro Mobility bus was rear-ended while stopped in traffic on University Avenue in Fridley, Minn. late Friday afternoon. The crash was reported just before 4 p.m. at University Avenue and 57th Avenue. More>>

VIDEO: 'Spoiled' baby deer just wants belly rubs

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A tree trimming crew picked up a baby deer to move it to a safe location, but it just wanted to stay in the arms of a worker. More>>

Mendota Heights officer shooting: 7 important facts Video included

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With their suspect in custody after a shootout with officers in St. Paul, police are now releasing more information about the fatal shooting of Mendota Heights Police Officer Scott Patrick and the manhunt that followed. More>>

One year of marriage equality in Minnesota

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Minnesota is celebrating one year of marriage equality. Same-sex weddings started at 12:01 a.m. on Aug. 1, 2013 at Minneapolis City Hall, with former Mayor R.T. Rybak among the officiants. More>>

Life-changing night in Jerusalem for 2 Minn. teens Video included

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Despite the conflict between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, many Minnesotans continue to visit Israel even though some have been forced to alter their plans and avoid the holy city of Jerusalem. More>>

POWERFUL VIDEO: Minnesota soldier returns to be laid to rest Video included

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It's an extremely emotional bit of footage that is rapidly spreading across social media, and the scene shot by a South Carolina man in the terminal has reached the soldier's grateful family. More>>

ONE-ON-ONE: Archbishop John Nienstedt Video included

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The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has been embroiled in controversy for months, and the man at the helm, Archbishop John Nienstedt -- himself accused of impropriety, is breaking his silence. More>>

How to help family of Mendota Heights Officer Scott Patrick Video included

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Hundreds of family members, friends and members of the Mendota Heights community gathered on Wednesday night for a candlelight vigil to honor Officer Scott Patrick, the first in the department to die in the line of duty. More>>

Best pizza in the Twin Cities, 4 different styles Video included

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It may be the most American of pies, and everybody has their own favorite pizza, but the August issue of Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine drills down on some the best pizza in town.
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Wrong place, wrong car, but I-494 chase suspect in jail Video included

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Shortly after investigators began looking for a suspected cop killer believed to be in a green, 4-door vehicle, a chase unfolded on Interstate 494 -- but the driver was a different man who has had run-ins with the law before. More>>

OFFICER KILLED: 'He said, 'Hey, can I use your mom's car?' Video included

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Over the last few months, he came to know Brian George Fitch Sr. as a friend -- and he admits he thought nothing of it when the 39-year-old asked to ditch his vehicle in the back yard and take a different one. More>>

Accused drunk driver posts smiley face with photo of wrecked car after deadly crash

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Michael VanWagner was involved in a pair of crashes on Highway 252 in Brooklyn Park, Minn. on the afternoon of July 22. One of those crashes critically injured 16-year-old Champlin Park High School student Jason McCarthy, who later died of his injuries.
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Officer shooting suspect Brian George Fitch Sr. in serious condition Video included

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Brian Fitch Sr., 39, the suspect wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of Mendota Heights Police Officer Scott Patrick is listed in serious condition at Regions Hospital after a shootout with police on Wednesday night in St. Paul. More>>

PHOTOS: In memory of Mendota Heights Officer Scott Patrick

Paramedics gathered early Thursday morning Paramedics gathered early Thursday morning
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Hundreds of family members, friends and members of the Mendota Heights community continued to gather Thursday to honor Officer Scott Patrick, the first in the department to die in the line of duty.
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Target names PepsiCo's Brian Cornell as new CEO Video included

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Target has a named a new chief executive officer. PepsiCo's former CEO Brian Cornell will serve as the company's next chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO starting Aug. 12. More>>

TODDLER'S TRANSPLANT: 'It's a beautiful thing to see that scar' Video included

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Arianna Moore received a kidney transplant putting an end to 10 hours of dialysis each day. The surgery has left the delicate 2-year-old with a 6-inch scar down her belly, but it’s a constant reminder of the kindness of strangers. More>>

Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds union-limiting Act 10

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The Wisconsin Supreme Court has upheld the 2011 law known as Act 10 that put major limits on the collective bargaining rights of unions. The legislation triggered which statewide protests and an attempt to recall Republican Gov. Scott Walker.


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Why you should use caution when eating Minnesota fish

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Buyer, fisherman, and consumer beware… Minnesota fish may not be as safe to eat as you think... More>>

Archbishop Nienstedt says he won't resign

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Despite rising pressure to resign, Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis Archbishop John Nienstedt says he’s not going to step down. More>>

Residents rush to fallen Mendota Heights officer's aid Video included

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In the end, there was nothing they could do -- but several people rushed to the scene were gunfire had rang out just a moment earlier to try and help the Mendota Heights police officer who was shot and killed during a traffic stop at the intersection of Dodd Road and Smith Avenue.
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Mendota Heights police officer shot in West St. Paul; suspect shot Video included

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A Mendota Heights police officer was shot and killed Wednesday afternoon during a traffic stop near Dodd Road and Smith Avenue in West St. Paul, Fox 9 sources confirmed. Police arrested the suspect later Wednesday night.


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WASECA PLOT: Attempted murder charges dropped Video included

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A judge has dismissed four counts of attempted murder and two counts of attempted damage to property that were leveled against a 17-year-old accused of plotting to attack a Waseca, Minn., school. More>>

SWAT team arrests suspected cop killer in St. Paul Video included

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On Wednesday night, dozens of officers -- including a SWAT team -- descended on Sycamore and Rice streets in St. Paul after a suspected cop killer apparently opened fire on officers after escaping a neighborhood near the intersection of Baker and Livingston, where the car used in the crime was found. More>>

IN CUSTODY: Officer shooting suspect Brian George Fitch Sr. Video included

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Fox 9 News is learning more about the suspect wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of Mendota Heights Police Officer Scott Patrick, 47, during a traffic stop, and it turns out he was already a wanted man when that traffic stop began. More>>

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  • Vikings attorney 'will fully defend' team in court if no Kluwe resolution

    Vikings attorney 'will fully defend' team in court if no Kluwe resolution

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:41 AM EDT2014-07-30 13:41:35 GMT
    Vikings attorney Roberta Kaplan issued a statement regarding an investigation and potential lawsuit between the team and ex-punter Chris Kluwe following an investigation into Kluwe's release and alleged homophobic comments made by special teams coach Mike Priefer.
    Vikings attorney Roberta Kaplan issued a statement regarding an investigation and potential lawsuit between the team and ex-punter Chris Kluwe following an investigation into Kluwe's release and alleged homophobic comments made by special teams coach Mike Priefer.
  • Coaching is in Mike Zimmer's blood

    Coaching is in Mike Zimmer's blood

    Monday, July 28 2014 1:58 PM EDT2014-07-28 17:58:58 GMT
    From the day he could grasp a football, Ann and Bill Zimmer Sr. saw in their eldest son, Mike, the ambition, desire, and the tenacity to succeed in whatever he did.
    From the day he could grasp a football, Ann and Bill Zimmer Sr. saw in their eldest son, Mike, the ambition, desire, and the tenacity to succeed in whatever he did.
  • Vikings LS Loeffler thought Priefer's comment 'was a joke'

    Vikings special teams coach Priefer addresses suspension

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:59 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:59:55 GMT
    Vikings special teams coach Mike Priefer addressed his 3-game suspension and offered an apology on the first day of training camp in Mankato on Thursday.
    Vikings special teams coach Mike Priefer addressed his 3-game suspension and offered an apology on the first day of training camp in Mankato on Thursday.
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  • THE REPORTERS: Glen Taylor, Archdiocese whistleblower, Jesse Ventura trial

    THE REPORTERS: Glen Taylor, Archdiocese whistleblower, Jesse Ventura trial

    Friday, July 18 2014 5:30 PM EDT2014-07-18 21:30:10 GMT
    In this edition of The Reporters with Tom Lyden: One-on-one with Glen Taylor in his first major television interview since buying the Star Tribune. Minnesota Public Radio's Madeleine Baran, whistleblower Jennifer Haselberger and the sex scandal saga at the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. And an insider's perspective of Jesse Ventura's defamation trial against the late author and former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle.
    In this edition of The Reporters with Tom Lyden: One-on-one with Glen Taylor in his first major television interview since buying the Star Tribune. Minnesota Public Radio's Madeleine Baran, whistleblower Jennifer Haselberger and the sex scandal saga at the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. And an insider's perspective of Jesse Ventura's defamation trial against the late author and former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle.
  • Glen Taylor one-on-one

    Glen Taylor one-on-one

    In his first major television interview since buying the Star Tribune, Glen Taylor talks about news coverage, conflict of interest, buyouts, and bias.

    In his first major television interview since buying the Star Tribune, Glen Taylor talks about news coverage, conflict of interest, buyouts, and bias.

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  • VIDEO: 'Spoiled' baby deer just wants belly rubs

    VIDEO: 'Spoiled' baby deer just wants belly rubs

    Friday, August 1 2014 4:30 PM EDT2014-08-01 20:30:20 GMT
    A tree trimming crew picked up a baby deer to move it to a safe location, but it just wanted to stay in the arms of a worker.
    A tree trimming crew picked up a baby deer to move it to a safe location, but it just wanted to stay in the arms of a worker.
  • PHOTOS: In memory of Mendota Heights Officer Scott Patrick

    PHOTOS: In memory of Mendota Heights Officer Scott Patrick

    Thursday, July 31 2014 3:48 PM EDT2014-07-31 19:48:12 GMT
    Paramedics gathered early Thursday morningParamedics gathered early Thursday morning
    Hundreds of family members, friends and members of the Mendota Heights community continued to gather Thursday to honor Officer Scott Patrick, the first in the department to die in the line of duty.
    Hundreds of family members, friends and members of the Mendota Heights community continued to gather Thursday to honor Officer Scott Patrick, the first in the department to die in the line of duty.
  • Mendota Heights cop killer charged: 'I hate cops and I'm guilty'

    Mendota Heights cop killer charged

    Friday, August 1 2014 4:20 PM EDT2014-08-01 20:20:05 GMT

    Criminal charges against Brian Fitch in the shooting death of Mendota Heights Police Officer Scott Patrick will be announced at a 2 p.m. news conference with prosecutors from Dakota County and Ramsey County.

    Criminal charges against Brian Fitch in the shooting death of Mendota Heights Police Officer Scott Patrick will be announced at a 2 p.m. news conference with prosecutors from Dakota County and Ramsey County.


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