Multiple people were injured Saturday evening following a bus crash on Interstate 94 near St. Michael, according to Lt. Tiffani Nielson, with the Minnesota State Patrol. A State Patrol incident report said the crash occurred at 6:46 p.m. at I-94 and Highway 241.
A woman who had been reported missing since Feb. 5 was found in rural Akeley Saturday night. According to Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch, at 8:15 p.m. Saturday the body of 27-year-old Kara Blevins, of Akeley, Minnesota, was found by the Cass County Sheriff's Office in a wooded area in the Chippewa National Forest. An autopsy is scheduled with the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office. The case remains under investigation.
A Russian passenger plane carrying 71 people crashed near Moscow shortly after taking off from one of the city's airports Sunday. The country's transportation minister said there were no survivors. The Saratov Airlines regional jet disappeared from radar screens a few minutes after departing from Domodedovo Airport en route to Orsk, a city some 1,500 kilometers (1,000 miles) southeast of Moscow.
The Brainerd Jaycees have announced an inquiry into the winners of the group's annual Ice Fishing Extravaganza has come to a close, and that the contest winners successfully completed a polygraph exam. Stephan Lyogky and his son, Ivan Lyogky, caught two of three northern pike that won prizes. A relative, Rostik Lyogky, caught the sole perch. The men finished in first, third and 98th place, respectively. But anonymous concerns were brought to organizers afterward.
MINNEAPOLIS—Two men are in jail this weekend after police say they tried selling counterfeit Super Bowl tickets. The Bloomington Police Department says officers went to a hotel on Saturday to meet with two men selling the tickets at a low price. That's when the Minneapolis Police Counterfeiting Team confirmed the tickets were fake. The two men, 38-year-old Reginald Leon Henderson and 27-year-old Jamal Turner both of Atlanta have been booked into jail on felony possession of counterfeit goods.
Activists protesting police brutality chained themselves along a light-rail line carrying ticketholders to the Super Bowl on Sunday, halting trains in both directions.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar will help champion a sexual assault bill that was originally introduced by Sen. Al Franken. The change comes after a Los Angeles radio anchor said Franken forcibly kissed her during a 2006 USO tour. Leeann Tweeden also said Franken posed for a photo with his hand on her breasts as she slept.
SHAKOPEE, MINNESOTA-- The former superintendent of the Shakopee school district has been arrested, Shakopee police say. Shakopee Police Chief Jeff Tate announced that Rod Thompson, who resigned in June amidst scrutiny over his use of a district credit card, was booked into Scott County Jail Tuesday.
Douglas County officials say a man has died after he was run over by the chisel plow he was operating at some point Saturday. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office said in a release it was contacted about 7:45 a.m. Sunday on a report of a farm accident in Moe County, just west of Alexandria. At the scene, deputies located the man deceased in the field, the release says. He apparently had been chisel plowing the field Saturday, was run over by the tractor and was dragged, according to the release. The tractor eventually stopped after it became stuck in a ditch.
ST. PAUL, Minn-- One man was killed during an officer-involved shooting in St. Paul early Thursday evening, according to Sgt. Mike Ernster, a spokesman with the St. Paul Police Department. Ernster said officers were called at 6 p.m. to a residence in the 400 block of Earl Street on reports of shots fired during a domestic situation.