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Candlelight vigil for slain officer draws hundreds, fund set up 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>>

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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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>>

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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Interstate 494 chase not connected to Mendota Heights officer shooting Video included

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?The Minnesota State Patrol has confirmed a high-speed chase on Highway 110 and Interstate 494 that ended in Woodbury, Minn. is not connected to the fatal shooting of a Mendota Heights police officer just 3 hours earlier. More>>

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>>

American Sniper publisher to remove 'Punching out Scruff Face' passage

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Book publisher HarperCollins on Wednesday confirmed it will remove a passage from Chris Kyle's "American Sniper" that led to former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura's defamation lawsuit. Ventura won the lawsuit as was awarded $1.8 million in damages.
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House approves lawsuit against Pres. Obama for alleged abuse of power

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The House on Wednesday approved a highly contentious lawsuit against President Obama over his alleged abuse of executive power, teeing up an election-year legal battle sure to spill onto the midterm campaign trail. More>>

No injuries after axe flies off truck, winds up lodged in car's windshield

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Imagine speeding down the highway and suddenly seeing an axe flying toward your windshield. It happened to a driver in Massachusetts, who somehow was not hurt. More>>

Crows blamed for Hudson, Wis. power outage

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Xcel Energy says crows are to blame for an equipment disruption that knocked out power to more than 6,000 people in Hudson, Wis. for about an hour Tuesday afternoon. More>>

Jesse Ventura wins defamation lawsuit, jury awards $1.8M in damages Video included

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Jesse Ventura has been awarded $1.8 million in damages in a defamation lawsuit against the estate of  "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle. The jury awarded Ventura $500,000 for defamation and $1.3 million for the author's unjust enrichment. More>>

PHOTOS: Detached garage fire spreads to Fridley home

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Fire crews in Fridley, Minn. worked early Wednesday morning to control a fire that started in a detached garage and spread to destroy a second garage. More>>

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

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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. More>>

Mankato assault victim Kolstad says his first words

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Isaac Kolstad’s wife, Molly, composed a post on his CaringBridge page announcing the former Mavericks football player said her name after completing his first week in a transitional rehab facility in the Twin Cities.
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Hodges, Harteau seek independent probe of Flowers arrest

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On Tuesday, Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges and Police Chief Janee Harteau announced they will ask an independent leader who is not affiliated with a law-enforcement agency to look into the recent arrest of activist Al Flowers. More>>

Minn. musician bikes from Seattle to Boston to honor friend Video included

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He's collaborated with everyone from Eric Clapton the world-renowned Minnesota Orchestra, but a local musician is putting his career on hold to remember a lifelong friend who died of cancer. More>>

Minneapolis dad shot after confronting son's bullies on bus Video included

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Sixteen-year old Joshua Davis Ford has been charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of a father after he confronted Ford on a Metro Transit bus for harassing his son. More>>

Former Selma's Ice Cream Shop owner needs help with health Video included

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She was the ice cream shop owner who never said no to someone who needed a job, but the daughter of the 69-year-old who once owned Selma's Ice Cream Parlor is now hoping the community she helped will repay the kindness. More>>

Husband: Drinking and driving 'will never happen again' Video included

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The Minnetonka Beach, Minn., man who was charged with criminal vehicular homicide after running over his wife in the couples' driveway told the judge he will never drink and drive again in his first court appearance. More>>

Man saves woman, baby girl from St. Paul arson Video included

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A St. Paul, Minn., man rescued a mother and her 7-month-old baby girl from a burning duplex late Monday night, and Tuesday morning, officials confirmed that fire was intentionally set. More>>

Lake Calhoun's Thomas Beach opens to swimmers again

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After water samples taken from Thomas Beach on Monday showed that bacteria levels had dropped below the state's threshold, Minneapolis park officials re-opened the popular swimming spot at 3 p.m. Tuesday. More>>

Northfield police warn of 'threat to public' after robbery, shooting

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The Northfield Police Department is urging members of the public to be on alert after a citizen was robbed and shot shortly after midnight on Tuesday near Highway 3 and 3rd Street West. More>>

European Union imposes 1st broad sanctions on Russia, US joins Video included

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With the conflict in Ukraine continuing to draw international attention, the European Union made its first-ever move to impose broad sanctions on Russian oil companies, banks and defense firms on Tuesday. More>>

Terrell Mayes loses another birthday to Minneapolis gang violence Video included

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It was nearly 3 years ago that Terrell Mayes was struck by a bullet while carrying a plate of spaghetti upstairs. Today would have been Terrell's 6th birthday.


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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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    Glen Taylor extra

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  • IN CUSTODY: Officer shooting suspect Brian George Fitch Sr.

    IN CUSTODY: Officer shooting suspect Brian George Fitch Sr.

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:07 PM EDT2014-07-31 02:07:28 GMT
    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.

    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.
  • SWAT team arrests suspected cop killer in St. Paul

    SWAT team arrests suspected cop killer in St. Paul

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:42 PM EDT2014-07-31 02:42:24 GMT
    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 and was shot multiple times.
    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.
  • Mendota Heights police officer shot in West St. Paul; suspect shot

    Mendota Heights police officer shot in West St. Paul; suspect shot

    Thursday, July 31 2014 12:36 AM EDT2014-07-31 04:36:05 GMT

    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.


    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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  • No injuries after axe flies off truck, winds up lodged in car's windshield

    Axe flies off truck, winds up lodged in car's windshield

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 4:16 PM EDT2014-07-30 20:16:38 GMT
    Imagine speeding down the highway and suddenly seeing an axe flying toward your windshield. It happened to a driver in Massachusetts, who somehow was not hurt.
    Imagine speeding down the highway and suddenly seeing an axe flying toward your windshield. It happened to a driver in Massachusetts, who somehow was not hurt.
  • Comparing Ray Rice's 2-game suspension for punching fiancee

    Comparing Ray Rice's 2-game suspension for punching fiancee

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:17 PM EDT2014-07-24 18:17:48 GMT
    Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens will be suspended 2 games by the NFL for a Feb. 15 incident in Atlantic City, New Jersey in which he allegedly punched his fiancee, knocking her unconscious before dragging her out of an elevator. Here’s how Rice’s suspension compares to those of his NFL colleagues.
    Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens will be suspended 2 games by the NFL for a Feb. 15 incident in Atlantic City, New Jersey in which he allegedly punched his fiancee, knocking her unconscious before dragging her out of an elevator. Here’s how Rice’s suspension compares to those of his NFL colleagues.
  • Mother: 4-Year-Old Banned From Doughnut Shop Over Comment

    Mother: 4-Year-Old Banned From Doughnut Shop Over Comment

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:22 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:22:15 GMT
    4-year-old Justin Otero is a curious guy, but his curiosity got him into some trouble at his local Connecticut doughnut shop.
    4-year-old Justin Otero is a curious guy, but his curiosity got him into some trouble at his local Connecticut doughnut shop.

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