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Subject Identified in Polk County Officer Involved Shooting

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating an officer involved shooting incident that happened on Monday, March 20 in Polk County. The Grand Forks County Medical Examiner has identified the deceased…

New Michigan Ad Campaign to Raise Awareness for Child Vaccinations

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan health officials are launching a vaccination campaign aimed at preventing serious diseases in children. The "I Vaccinate" campaign by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, the Franny Strong Foundation and other health officials…

Hibbing, Virginia RadioShack Set to Close

RadioShack has announced it will be closing hundreds of stores across the country, including seven in Minnesota. The retailer will be shutting down 552 stores, according to the Business Insider. Those that have been selected are reported to have high…

Son of Alleged Nazi Wants Evidence Released

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The son of a Minnesota man sought by Polish authorities in a Nazi massacre is asking that evidence against his father be released. A court in Poland recently issued an arrest warrant for Michael Karkoc, opening the way…

Secret Service Stops White House Intruder

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) A Trump administration spokesman says an individual was apprehended near the White House, a week after an intruder was caught on White House grounds. Press secretary Sean Spicer wrote on Twitter on Saturday that the individual…

Minnesota Officials Aim to End Chronic Homelessness by 2018

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Thousands of people in the Twin Cities have been homeless for years, despite a coordinated effort by city, state, and nonprofit leaders that has cut chronic homelessness nearly in half since 2010. The Pioneer Press…

Feds Investigate Threats to Jewish Centers as Hate Crimes

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Federal authorities say threats to two Jewish community centers in Minnesota are being investigated as hate crimes as part of a broader probe into similar threats made nationwide. FBI Special Agent in Charge Rick Thornton…

Fat Bike Birkie Race

CABLE, Wis. - The Fat Bike Birkie race took place this morning and it's the largest Fat Bike event in North America. This year the race drew in 1,200 riders from 18…

Wisconsin Men Arrested in Theft of 100,000 Diapers

FOX CROSSING, Wis. (AP) - Two Wisconsin men are accused of stealing 100,000 diapers. The Post-Crescent reports the police allege the men stole nearly 1,800 cases of diapers -- valued at more than $45,000, from a charitable organization that provides…

Real ID Law Hits a Snag in Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota officials' efforts to upgrade driver's licenses so they pass muster for domestic flights have hit a snag. The state Senate defeated a bill Monday to put Minnesota in compliance with federal Real ID law.…

Trump Signs Revised Travel Ban

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump has signed a revised travel ban that temporarily halts entry to the United States for people from six Muslim-majority nations, who are seeking new visas and suspends the country's refugee program. That's according to…

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