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Probe into fatal US police shooting of Australian woman

Chicago - Authorities in the US state of Minnesota on Monday were investigating the police-involved shooting of an Australian woman, who was killed under mysterious circumstances after placing an emergency call.

Family of US black motorist gets nearly $3mn over police shooting

Chicago - The family of a black motorist fatally shot by a Minnesota police officer, whose dying moments were livestreamed on Facebook, said Monday it had reached a nearly $3 million civil settlement with the US city that employed the acquitted cop.

Lone Star tick spreads north — Saliva linked to red meat allergy

Thanks to climate change, insects that are normally found in the southern regions of the United States are spreading northward, and they are bringing the diseases they can transmit along with them. Such is the case with the Southeastern Lone Star tick.

Minnesota measles cases jumps to 73, exposing over 8,000 to virus

Right now, there are more measles cases in Minnesota than there were in all of the United States in 2016. This was caused by anti-vaxxers spreading a debunked rumor through the state's large Somali-American community that the vaccine causes autism.

Minnesota measles outbreak fueled by fear of Autism

Minneapolis - Minnesota health officials are scrambling to contain a measles outbreak that has mainly affected Somali-American children. So far, 44 cases of the highly contagious disease have been identified, mostly in Hennepin County.

'Faith healing' parents charged after son's pancreatitis death

Plymouth - A Minnesota couple who chose prayer over medicine have been charged with child neglect after their adopted seven-year-old son died of pancreatitis, although the boy's autopsy was unable to determine whether his parents' actions contributed to his death.

Enbridge pipeline through Minnesota to be decided this week

While people in North America have been focused on protesting the building of the Dakota Access and Kinder Morgan pipelines in the U.S. and Canada, Ottawa is about to give its approval on an even bigger pipeline this week.

Minnesota attacker was high-achieving student

Minneapolis - Dahir Ahmed Adan, the Somali American named as the perpetrator of the weekend stabbing rampage in Minnesota, was a high-achieving student with no known history of violence.

Somalis in Minnesota fear backlash after stabbing attack

Minneapolis - The Somali community in the US state of Minnesota braced for a backlash after a man who stabbed 10 people in a mall over the weekend was identified as one of their own.The FBI is investigating the Saturday attack in the city of St.

Minnesota stabbings probed as 'potential' act of terror: FBI

Washington - The FBI said Sunday it was investigating a stabbing spree at a Minnesota mall as a "potential act of terrorism," as local media identified the suspect as a 22-year-old Somali-American.Nine people were wounded Saturday in the attack in the city of St.

Eight injured in Minnesota mall stabbing, suspect shot dead

Washington - A man making "some references to Allah" stabbed and injured eight people in a shopping mall in the US state of Minnesota, before being shot dead by an off-duty officer, police said.

U.S. woman livestreams boyfriend's dying moments after new cop shooting

Washington - A video of the dying moments of a black man shot by Minnesota police after being pulled over while driving went viral on Thursday, a day after a video emerged of a similar incident in Louisiana.

Autopsy underway to find cause of death of music icon Prince

Chanhassen - Authorities began Friday examining the remains of U.S. music star Prince, who was found dead a day earlier at his home and recording studio complex just outside Minneapolis.

Rapper K’Naan to direct new HBO series about jihadi recruitment

Minnesota City - Rapper and poet K’Naan Warsame will direct a new HBO series about jihadi recruitment alongside Oscar winning director, Kathryn Bigelow.

Chipotle shares plummet as E. coli now reported in six states

The E. coli outbreak that sickened dozens of customers who had eaten at Chipotle Mexican Grill in Oregon and Washington has now made its way to three more states. This brings the total up to six states that have been affected.

Conservationists release rare bison into Minneopa State Park

Mankato - A partnership between the Minnesota Zoo and Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has led to the release of rare bison and their calves to Minneopa State Park near Mankato.

Salmonella fears prompt recall of Barber chicken products

Portland - Portland, Maine-based Barber Foods is expanding their July 2 recall of raw, stuffed, frozen chicken products that may be contaminated with Salmonella, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS).

Op-Ed: DNA could help historical documents last millions of years

A team of researchers in Switzerland may have found a way to preserve the world's greatest historical documents for millions of years to come.

Op-Ed: Americans see lack of compassion in cannabis prosecution

Madison - On September 29th, protesters in Minnesota showed support for Angela Brown, a mother who hasn't been charged with rape, murder, or any severe crime. She gave cannabis oil to a son with a severe brain injury, and now district attorney punishing her for it.

Visitors to Minnesota State Fair warned to wash hands regularly

Visitors to this year's Minnesota State Fair are being warned by organisers to wash their hands regularly to prevent outbreaks of disease, contracted from the abundance of farm animals at the event.

High speed police chase plows through busy Minnesota golf course

It's definitely not the usual golf drive you will see in the fairway. A high speed police chase took place in the middle of the week that caught golfers by surprise in Moorhead Golf Course in Minnesota.

Minnesota governor passes restrictive medical marijuana law

Joining ranks with 21 other states, Minnesota last Thursday legally passed the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes with a law that is one of most restrictive in the nation.

The Minnesota 'unsession' initiative

Minneapolis - It is no longer a crime in Minnesota to carry fruit in an illegally sized container. The state's telegraph regulations are no more. And it's now legal to drive a car in neutral... if you can figure out how to do it. Thank goodness!

Teen wins settlement after school takes Facebook password

A Minnesota school district has agreed to pay a $70,000 settlement from a lawsuit which claimed school officials violated a student's constitutional rights by viewing her Facebook and email accounts without permission.

Move over St. Paddy, here comes St. Urho

It's not just the Irish that throw a parade and a party this time of year. For the past 50 or so years, small towns across northern Minnesota in the U.S. have been celebrating St. Urho's Day, interestingly enough, on the day before St. Patrick's Day.

Couple charged with stealing nearly 2,000 trees

Meadowlands - Quick action from a Minnesota conservation officer prevented a couple from stealing 1,970 trees from Meadowvale county-managed forest land.

Charles Foley, Twister inventor, dies at 82

Minneapolis - Right foot red. Left foot blue. If Twister comes to mind then you’re a late stage baby boomer. Patented in 1966, Twister quickly became the entertainment of choice for kid — as well as adult — parties.

Watch dolphins race US Navy nuclear submarine USS Minnesota

Watch this enchanting video showing dolphins, playful as ever, racing alongside the US Navy USS Minnesota (SSN 783) Nuclear Submarine at its first sea trials.

Op-Ed: The Same Sex Marriage Debate in New Jersey

The Same Sex Marriage debate from the view of a native New Jersian who's just a little embarrassed by their lack of progression. What does the future hold for New Jersey and the gay marriage debate?

Ice splintering phenomenon caught on video at Minnesota Lake

Minnesota resident Nadalie Thomas managed to videotape an ice splintering phenomenon, which is rarely seen, that occurred at a Minnesota Lake.
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Protesters got a small raise after rallying against the current payment situation in Minnesota, now business owners are reacting to it.
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Joe Mauer waits for his turn to hit
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Help! Grasshoppers are destroying our grapes!
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President Obama addressing an audience in Cannon Falls, Minnesota
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Mug shots of four of the 'Zombie 7,' arrested in 2006 in downtown Minnesota and held for two days in jail without cause. The group, which had put on a street art performance protesting mindless consumption, was awarded $165,000 by the City of Minneapolis in an out-of-court settlement of the lawsuit the group brought against the City.
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Michele Bachmann, speaking at CPAC 2011 in Washington, D.C.
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Cows at Nelson's Organic Dairy farm.
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Minnesota is the nation's top turkey producing state.
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Mankato office building and parking ramp construction downtown.
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A view of downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota
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A Tea Party rally in Minnesota, where some protesters carry signs such as "Kill the Bill"
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A view of the tornado that formed a funnel cloud and touched down in the Northfield, Minnesota area.
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St. Urho Day Parade, Menagha, Minn. Mar. 16, 2013. This lady must be the Queen of the Grapes.
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Nelson's Organic Dairy Farm in southeastern Minnesota
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The Minnesota DNR and Minnesota Zoo have teamed up to bring back rare bison.
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Inside the dome at the Minnesota State Capitol Rotunda in Saint Paul.
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Minnesota Highway 610 on February 21, 2014.
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Menagha, Minnesota welcomes visitors with totem with a big mouth.
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