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Suspect charged in State Fair beer exhibit robbery of more than $100K

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 4:15pm
A 20-year-old man faces federal charges in last month's armed robbery of a beer exhibit at the Minnesota State Fair.

Met Council committee terminates bus contract with West St. Paul nonprofit

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 3:55pm
DARTS contracts canceled as audit finds falsified records and inadequate bus maintenance.

Edina adds new stadium rules after students drink at homecoming game

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 3:35pm
Citing evidence that students were drinking at last Friday’s homecoming game, the Edina School District on Thursday instituted new rules for students attending football games.

FDA tweaks food safety rules due next year

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 3:15pm
The government will rewrite sweeping new food safety rules after farmers complained that earlier proposals could hurt business, the Food and Drug Administration said Friday.

Minneapolis restaurants ready to scrap food, liquor ratios

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 2:35pm
City Council expected to take the first step in eliminating the rule.

Harteau cancels south Minneapolis appearance, citing threats of disruption

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 2:35pm
The police chief of Minneapolis has canceled her scheduled appearance at a community listening session, citing threats of disruptions.

Home Depot breach affected 56M debit, credit cards

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 2:35pm
Home Depot said Thursday that a data breach that lasted for months at its stores in the U.S. and Canada affected 56 million debit and credit cards, far more than a pre-Christmas 2013 attack on Target customers.

Major water main break hits Robbinsdale

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 2:15pm
A major water main break in the heart of Robbinsdale on Thursday evening caused officials to reroute traffic away from busy County Road 9, also known as 42nd Avenue.

Strong Senate vote for Obama on Syria rebel aid

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 2:15pm
In the heat of an election campaign, Congress cleared the way for the U.S. military to train and equip Syrian rebels for a war against Islamic State militants Thursday night, reluctant ratification of a new strategy that President Barack Obama outlined scarcely a week ago.

Sheriff: Fla. man kills 6 grandchildren, daughter

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 1:55pm
A once-convicted felon killed six of his grandchildren, including an infant, his adult daughter and himself in a shooting at the man's home in a small North Florida town Thursday, a sheriff said.

Kuemper signs with Wild after Harding is suspended

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 1:35pm
The move comes a day after veteran Ilya Bryzgalov agreed to a tryout and Josh Harding was suspended following an altercation with a teammate.

Hwy. 100 in St. Louis Park reopens

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 12:35pm
The Minnesota Department of Transportation will shut down both directions of Hwy. 100 at 36th Street in St. Louis Park from 11 p.m. Thursday to 5 a.m. Friday.

Deputy, suspect hurt in rural Crookston police shooting

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 12:16pm
A suspect suffered injuries and was arrested in a shooting incident with police in rural Crookston on Thursday afternoon.

Vikings release Simpson after learning of another drug citation

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 11:56am
Hours after it was reported Jerome Simpson had been cited this summer for marijuana possession, the Vikings released him without comment Thursday.

Vikings release WR Jerome Simpson

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:35am
The Vikings announced they’ve released wide receiver Jerome Simpson after the organization became aware of a July 7 citation on Thursday. Simpson missed the first two games of the season, serving a three-game NFL suspension for a DUI arrest last year.  He was expected to return to the team on Monday after the Vikings face the Saints on Sunday. The Vikings receiver is scheduled to appear in Hennepin County Court on Nov. 3 after being cited just after midnight July 7 by Bloomington Police on charges of marijuana possession, open bottle and violating the conditions of his limited drivers license, according to court records filed Sept. 2. The team has not issued a comment. Simpson’s attorney, David Valentini, has not returned messages for comment. The Vikings lead the NFL in the number of player arrests – 44 since 2000. Simpson, though, was not arrested in this latest incident, but instead cited at the scene, on Bush Lake Road near Hwy. 494. The three charges are misdemeanor offenses; if he had a felony amount of marijuana in his vehicle, he could have been arrested at the scene. Simpson is serving a three-game suspension by the NFL for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, stemming from a drunken-driving arrest last season. It will now be up to Hennepin County Court to decide if Simpson violated probation in that case. Simpson was arrested Nov. 9 but avoided jail time in January after pleading guilty to careless driving and third-degree drunken driving. Simpson was placed on a one-year probation and ordered to perform 120 hours of community service. This is Simpson’s second suspension from the NFL. He previously was suspended for three games when he first signed with the Vikings in 2012 related to a drug arrest in September 2011 while he was a member of the Cincinnati Bengals. According to records, the 28-year-old was also cited for driving with a revoked license on Feb. 13. Then on May 28, an officer pulled Simpson over for speeding and cited him for driving with a revoked license; he has a court appearance on that case Monday. Simpson was issued a limited drivers license, which a driver can apply for after a revoked license to get to a job, go to chemical dependency treatment or other conditions. While he had the drivers license with him July 7, he violated the conditions of that limited drivers license, Bloomington Deputy Police Chief Rick Hart said. The Vikings re-signed Simpson to a one-year deal this past offseason, knowing he faced an NFL suspension in his second legal case. His suspension was set to end following Sunday’s game at New Orleans. Staff writer Kelly Smith contributed to this report

'Three Cups of Tea' author plans reluctant return

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:35am
Greg Mortenson, a Minnesota native, doesn't want to talk about his best-selling "Three Cups of Tea" book, but everybody else does — including his own charity.

General Mills to close Calif. cereal plant, Mass. yogurt facility

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 9:15am
A day after General Mills Inc. said it would begin $100 million in new cost reductions due to flagging sales, it announced the closing of two manufacturing plants in California and Massachusetts, one that makes cereal and one that makes yogurt.

Body of missing St. Paul man recovered in Alaska

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 8:35am
The body of a 32-year-old Minnesota man missing east of Cordova, Alaska, has been recovered.