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Twin Cities couple cooks up possible solution to son's rare disease

May 22, 2019 11:29 PM EDT

Anne and Denis St. Martin are using a ketogenic diet to help their son with Pompe disease. The results have been so encouraging, doctors at the Mayo Clinic want to learn more ...


Minnesota Department of Corrections to hire 78 new corrections officers statewide

May 22, 2019 11:13 PM EDT

The Minnesota Department of Corrections asked state lawmakers to fund the hiring of 120 new officers in prisons statewide over the next two years and they will officially get 78 new officers starting July 1...


Man charged in connection to South Minneapolis bus stop crash that injured at least 3

May 22, 2019 11:14 PM EDT

A criminal complaint states that Michael Wayne Boucher faces three counts of criminal vehicular operation ...


Rain clears out for partly sunny skies Thursday

May 22, 2019 10:50 PM EDT

KSTP Chief Meteorologist Dave Dahl says the rain will come to an end and a mixture of clouds and sun will take over the skies on Thursday...


Authorities: Persons of interest identified in Lola on the Lake fire, no arrests made yet

May 22, 2019 11:34 PM EDT

Police said the investigation remains ongoing, and thanked the public for its help ...


MIAC announces St. Thomas is out

May 22, 2019 07:55 PM EDT

The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced Wednesday that "after extensive membership discussions, the University of St. Thomas will be involuntarily removed from membership" in the conference ...


Suspect in Red Wing shooting identified

May 22, 2019 06:00 PM EDT

An emergency response team negotiated with Roberts for several hours before he surrendered. On Tuesday, police said Roberts and Smith were "acquaintances." ...


Soggy spring slowing schedule for many Minnesota farmers

May 22, 2019 07:39 PM EDT

Too much rain and cold weather has meant some farmers haven't even been able to get into their fields ...


Maplewood standoff ends, driver who crashed into house in custody

May 22, 2019 01:30 PM EDT

The suspect involved in a standoff with police was taken into custody Wednesday morning, about four hours after he crashed into a Maplewood residence...


Spikes found stuck in ground along trail leading to Minnehaha Dog Park

May 22, 2019 09:21 PM EDT

Authorities say a check of the area did not turn up anything else, but those attending the park are asked to be vigilant ....


Michael Avenatti charged with defrauding Stormy Daniels

May 22, 2019 02:55 PM EDT

Federal prosecutors in New York City say Michael Avenatti used a doctored document to divert about $300,000 that Daniels was supposed to get from a book deal, then used the money for personal and business expenses. Only half of that money was paid back, prosecutors said ...


Police looking for two 'people of interest' in Lola on the Lake fire

May 22, 2019 07:23 AM EDT

A department spokesperson said she could not confirm whether the fire is believed to be arson. However, she said a criminal investigation is underway...


Budget deals start coming together ahead of special session

May 22, 2019 08:33 PM EDT

The sides still have not yet announced a date or duration for the special session ...


Kwik Trip veggie trays again linked to salmonella

May 22, 2019 08:42 AM EDT

Wisconsin-based convenience store chain Kwik Trip has removed some vegetable trays from its stores after several reported illnesses in Wisconsin and Minnesota...


Apparent drowning in Cass County lake under investigation

May 22, 2019 10:02 AM EDT

Cass County authorities are investigating an apparent drowning at a lake in Wabedo Township...


Lake Elmo agrees to settle lawsuit with 3M for $2.7M, 180 acres of land

May 21, 2019 11:39 PM EDT

The Lake Elmo City Council is scheduled to approve the settlement at its Tuesday night meeting ...


Some showers likely Wednesday, warm weather to return

May 21, 2019 11:57 PM EDT

Wednesday morning may not be the time to put away the umbrella, according to KSTP Chief Meteorologist Dave Dahl ...


Pro-choice supporters rally on State Capitol steps

May 21, 2019 07:15 PM EDT

Recently, Alabama passed the most restrictive law in the country that essentially bans all abortions, including those for victims of rape or incest. Then, Missouri passed a bill banning abortions after eight weeks of pregnancy, again without exceptions for rape or incest ...


Settlement talks break down in Jamar Clark civil case

May 21, 2019 07:16 PM EDT

An attorney representing Jamar Clark's family says they asked for $20 million as part of a settlement with the city of Minneapolis, but KSTP was told the city rejected that and didn't counter...


DOC commissioner wants lawmakers to change how inmates are paroled

May 21, 2019 06:59 PM EDT

Now Schnell wants lawmakers to create a parole review board, where five people would make the parole decision...


Sources: Announcement on St. Thomas' future in MIAC coming as soon as Wednesday

May 22, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

Reports and rumors have continued to swirl about an effort by some conference members to force the Tommies from the league ...


Driver crashes in Maplewood after pursuit with police, refuses to cooperate with officers

May 22, 2019 06:31 AM EDT

St. Paul police spokesperson Steve Linders said there is a large police presence and people should avoid the area of the residence located at 1766 Sylvan Street in Maplewood...


After session ends in whimper, lawmakers await instructions

May 21, 2019 07:22 PM EDT

In the closing hours Monday night, the Legislature approved only one of the big budget bills that constitute the most important work of the session, a $3.41 billion higher education package to fund the separate Minnesota State and University of Minnesota systems and other programs ...


Shopko, other closures drive retail layoff numbers in Minnesota this year

May 21, 2019 08:11 PM EDT

A total of 1,113 layoffs were a result of Wisconsin-based retail chain Shopko Stores' announcement that it plans to close all of its remaining department stores by mid-June. That means 34 locations in Minnesota have closed or will close ...


Red Wing shooting suspect in custody, police reopen nearby intersections

May 21, 2019 12:51 PM EDT

A shooting suspect is now in custody after reportedly barricading himself and Red Wing authorities reopened the surrounding area, according to the city's police department...


Deputies: Incident in Chisago City resolved, suspect in custody

May 21, 2019 01:00 PM EDT

The Chisago County Sheriff's Office reported SWAT and crisis negotiation teams were at the scene of an incident early Tuesday morning...


Mankato family searches for answers and driver in hit-and-run that killed Jalynn Williams

May 20, 2019 11:22 PM EDT

The Minnesota State Patrol has released a photo of a vehicle of interest in a hit-and-run crash last week, that claimed the life of 20-year-old Jalynn Williams ...


Minnesota National Guard takes look at itself, makes changes after 12 soldier suicides

May 20, 2019 11:29 PM EDT

The Minnesota National Guard is changing what it does to prevent suicides. It comes after a surge in deaths that made top commanders take a hard look at why they were happening ...


Wolves officially introduce Ryan Saunders as permanent head coach

May 21, 2019 06:58 PM EDT

Saunders, who had been an assistant coach with the team, was named interim head coach when the team fired president of basketball operations and head coach Tom Thibodeau in January ...


Legislative session ends, planning for special session begins

May 21, 2019 07:03 AM EDT

Some state lawmakers were disappointed after the 2019 session officially ended with work left to do...


Authorities: 'Active incident' in Dakota County resolved peacefully

May 21, 2019 12:10 PM EDT

Authorities said earlier that citizens should avoid the area near 200th Street East and Ravenna Trail in Ravenna Township ...


Construction begins Tuesday on busy west metro interchange project

May 20, 2019 11:14 PM EDT

Construction is set to begin on the I-494/Rockford Rd interchange project Tuesday, which is expected to last until the end of the construction season ...


St. Michael-Albertville Chinese teacher among possibly hundreds to lose jobs over licensing changes

May 20, 2019 07:38 PM EDT

A Chinese teacher in the St. Michael-Albertville school district will no longer be able to teach next year because of some changes made by Minnesota lawmakers, which could affect hundreds of teachers ...


Xcel Energy closing coal plants in Minnesota earlier than expected

May 20, 2019 07:24 PM EDT

The company says the Sherburne County (Sherco) Generating Station in Becker's third and final generator - Sherco III - will close in 2030, while the Allen S. King Generating Station in Oak Park Heights will close in 2028 ...


Police: Pedestrian struck by train in Coon Rapids dies

May 20, 2019 02:26 PM EDT

Southbound Northstar trains were "significantly delayed" Monday morning due to a fatal Amtrak train crash involving a pedestrian in Coon Rapids...


Showers to return Tuesday

May 20, 2019 10:00 PM EDT

Minnesotans can expect more showers to make their way through the state Tuesday, according to KSTP Meteorologist Nicole Mitchell ...


Timberwolves name Ryan Saunders permanent head coach

May 20, 2019 04:17 PM EDT

Ryan Saunders has been named as the permanent head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves, the team announced Monday afternoon...


Suspect in South Minneapolis bus stop crash in custody

May 20, 2019 07:27 PM EDT

Authorities said the suspect in a bus stop crash in South Minneapolis Sunday night is in custody...


Registrars could receive assistance in light of MNLARS glitches

May 20, 2019 08:17 AM EDT

The budget deal, reached by Minnesota lawmakers Sunday evening, is giving hope to deputy registrars hit hard financially by problems with the Minnesota Licensing and Registration System (MNLARS)...


High but not hired: Companies preparing for legal marijuana

May 20, 2019 11:20 AM EDT

The potential legalization of recreational marijuana in Minnesota is forcing businesses across the state to consider whether to still hire job candidates who fail a drug test...


No gas tax increase slated for Minnesota after lawmakers reach budget deal

May 20, 2019 12:21 AM EDT

Minnesota's lawmakers have reached a budget deal that does not include an increased gas tax, according to a Senate press release. ...


Woman attacked by dog in Webber Park makes plea for help finding animal, owner

May 20, 2019 12:28 AM EDT

Dawn Hunt is worried what she went through could happen to someone else, that's why she made a public plea and revealed the multiple gashes on her legs, to persuade people to help identify and locate a violent dog and its owner ...


Sunday's storms bring light snow to north metro

May 19, 2019 11:49 PM EDT

Sunday's storm brought rain across the area and even some snow in the north metro. Many are hoping for spring to finally arrive ...


Volunteers help raise over $100,000 for brain cancer research at St. Paul 5K

May 19, 2019 09:23 PM EDT

More than $100,000 will go to help find a cure for brain cancer thanks to a 5K in the Twin Cities Sunday ...


Billion dollar threat: Foreign pig disease could paralyze Minnesota economy

May 16, 2019 11:28 PM EDT

A highly contagious animal disease that's devastated the pork industry in China also poses a huge threat to Minnesota's economy, according to industry experts, farmers and federal agents interviewed by 5 INVESTIGATES ...


More sunshine, warmer temps Monday

May 19, 2019 11:54 PM EDT

Yuhas said Monday looks like it'll be mostly sunny with temperatures climbing into the mid-60s ...


Police investigating crash at Minneapolis bus stop

May 20, 2019 12:31 AM EDT

Metro Transit Police are investigating what appears to be a vehicle that has driven into a bus stop ...


Flooding on the Mississippi River delays shipping season, key commodities

May 18, 2019 11:20 PM EDT

On the Mississippi River in St. Paul, half a dozen fully-loaded barges are parked near a shipping terminal, but they don't appear to be headed anywhere anytime soon. Historic flooding has left parts of the Mississippi River closed for business ...


Budget negotiations resume as adjournment deadline looms

May 19, 2019 05:47 PM EDT

Top legislative leaders and Democratic Gov. Tim Walz resumed discussions Sunday as the clock ticked down on the 2019 legislative session with no word on whether they're close to a deal for completing their work and no official announcement that a special session will be necessary to finish up ...


Late May snow in store for parts of the state in Sunday's weather forecast

May 19, 2019 12:22 PM EDT

KSTP Meteorologist Jonathan Yuhas forecasts a cold rain across the state of Minnesota today with snow from North Branch to Duluth...