The Associated Press
A teen staffer at a Colorado camp fought off a bear after waking up Sunday to find the animal biting his head and trying to drag him away.
A Texas woman told investigators that she left her 2-year-old daughter and 16-month-old son in a hot car where they died last month to teach the girl a lesson and that they didn't lock themselves in, as she initially reported, according to sheriff's officials. Cynthia Marie Randolph, 24, was being held Saturday on two counts of causing serious bodily injury to a child. It wasn't clear if she had an attorney — online jail records didn't list one for her — and she doesn't have a listed phone number.
About 450 victims of clergy sexual abuse in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis will soon get a chance to vote on competing compensation plans.
Fans attending next year's Super Bowl in Minneapolis could squeeze in an extra two hours of celebratory drinking. A bipartisan group of Minnesota lawmakers introduced a bill Thursday that would allow bars to stay open until 4 a.m. on Super Bowl weekend. Local governments would have to approve the extra hours of sales between Feb. 2, 2018, and Feb. 5, 2018.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Authorities have identified a North Dakota man who died in a head-on crash on U.S.
The front lines of the battle against the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline are shifting away from the dwindling encampment in North Dakota, with main opposing groups asking for activism to be spread around the U.S., a call heeded when a banner was unfurled during an NFL game on New Year's Day.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Some members of Congress are making another run at taking gray wolves in the upper Midwest and Wyoming off the endangered list. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service had tried to take wolves in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and Wyoming off the list, saying those populations had recovered sufficiently to allow resumed hunting under state management plans. But courts in 2014 re-imposed federal protections for the wolves.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A Minnesota judge has denied a request to release squad car video of the July 6 shooting death of Philando Castile.
HARTLAND, Minn. (AP) - A barn fire has killed thousands of pigs on a farm in southeastern Minnesota. The Albert Lea Tribune reports ( http://bit.ly/2iWOvdR ) between 7,500 and 8,000 pigs died after the building caught fire and eventually collapsed on Saturday southeast of Hartland. Geneva Fire Captain Alex Beenken says nine departments responded to the fire that afternoon. When he arrived the nursery barn for feeder pigs was engulfed in flames.
Firefighters say the Pilot and a passender were able to walk after a small plane crash in Montana. The plane went down on a snow covered hill in the town of Paradise Tuesday. The two people on board were later hospitalized, but they're expected to be okay. The aircraft cut a path through trees and fences before hitting the ground. But, its cabin still managed to stay relatively intact. The National Transportation safety board will investigate the crash.