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James Ray was arrested on Feb. 3, 2010 for the deaths at an Oct. 8, 2009 ceremony intended to be the highlight of his five-day "Spiritual Warrior" event. (credit: Yavapai County Sheriff's Office)

Lead Detective Testifies In Ariz. Sweat Lodge Case

The Yavapai County sheriff’s detective who led the investigation of a self-help author’s sweat lodge ceremony resumes testimony Thursday.

04/28/2011

James Ray was arrested on Feb. 3, 2010 for the deaths at an Oct. 8, 2009 ceremony intended to be the highlight of his five-day "Spiritual Warrior" event. (credit: Yavapai County Sheriff's Office)

Fire Tender Testifies In Arizona Sweat Lodge Case

A woman who called 911 following an Arizona sweat lodge ceremony says she believes a self-help author’s words convinced participants to stay inside the sweltering structure.

04/20/2011

James Ray was arrested on Feb. 3, 2010 for the deaths at an Oct. 8, 2009 ceremony intended to be the highlight of his five-day "Spiritual Warrior" event. (credit: Yavapai County Sheriff's Office)

Legal Arguments Delay Arizona Sweat Lodge Trial

Attorneys defending a self-help author on manslaughter charges say prosecutors withheld evidence that shows their client isn’t to blame for the deaths of three people following a sweat lodge ceremony.

04/12/2011

James Ray was arrested on Feb. 3, 2010 for the deaths at an Oct. 8, 2009 ceremony intended to be the highlight of his five-day "Spiritual Warrior" event. (credit: Yavapai County Sheriff's Office)

Defense Questions Witness On Heat In Sweat Lodge

A defense attorney for a self-help author charged with manslaughter began his cross examination Thursday of a man who helped out at the author’s sweat lodge ceremony.

04/07/2011

James Ray was arrested on Feb. 3, 2010 for the deaths at an Oct. 8, 2009 ceremony intended to be the highlight of his five-day "Spiritual Warrior" event. (credit: Yavapai County Sheriff's Office)

Motion For Mistrial Denied In Sweat Lodge Case

A judge overseeing the case of a self-help author charged with manslaughter denied a defense motion to declare a mistrial Wednesday.

04/06/2011

James Ray was arrested on Feb. 3, 2010 for the deaths at an Oct. 8, 2009 ceremony intended to be the highlight of his five-day "Spiritual Warrior" event. (credit: Yavapai County Sheriff's Office)

Witness: Scene Following Ariz. Sweat Lodge ‘Ugly’

Fawn Foster expressed disbelief at the conditions of people who were participating in an Arizona sweat lodge ceremony.

04/01/2011

James Ray was arrested on Feb. 3, 2010 for the deaths at an Oct. 8, 2009 ceremony intended to be the highlight of his five-day "Spiritual Warrior" event. (credit: Yavapai County Sheriff's Office)

Sweat Lodge Participant Says He’s Lucky To Be Alive

Scott Barratt says he was concerned about the intense heat inside an Arizona sweat lodge ceremony and probably should not have returned once he left.

03/25/2011

James Ray was arrested on Feb. 3, 2010 for the deaths at an Oct. 8, 2009 ceremony intended to be the highlight of his five-day "Spiritual Warrior" event. (credit: Yavapai County Sheriff's Office)

Witness Performed CPR On Sweat Lodge Participants

A woman who performed CPR on participants of an Arizona sweat lodge ceremony takes the stand again Friday in a self-help author’s trial.

03/18/2011

James Ray was arrested on Feb. 3, 2010 for the deaths at an Oct. 8, 2009 ceremony intended to be the highlight of his five-day "Spiritual Warrior" event. (credit: Yavapai County Sheriff's Office)

Injured Sweat Lodge Participant Resumes Testimony

A man who burned his arm during an Arizona sweat lodge ceremony resumes testimony Thursday in the trial of a self-help author whom he had known for nearly 20 years.

03/17/2011

James Ray was arrested on Feb. 3, 2010 for the deaths at an Oct. 8, 2009 ceremony intended to be the highlight of his five-day "Spiritual Warrior" event. (credit: Yavapai County Sheriff's Office)

Man Says Sweat Lodge Left Lingering Health Issues

A man who says he has lingering health effects from an Arizona sweat lodge ceremony that turned deadly will resume testimony Wednesday in a self-help author’s manslaughter trial.

03/16/2011

James Ray was arrested on Feb. 3, 2010 for the deaths at an Oct. 8, 2009 ceremony intended to be the highlight of his five-day "Spiritual Warrior" event. (credit: Yavapai County Sheriff's Office)

Testimony In Sweat Lodge Case Enters 3rd Week

Testimony in a self-help author’s manslaughter trial is entering a third week.

03/15/2011

James Ray was arrested on Feb. 3, 2010 for the deaths at an Oct. 8, 2009 ceremony intended to be the highlight of his five-day "Spiritual Warrior" event. (credit: Yavapai County Sheriff's Office)

Volunteer In Ariz. Sweat Lodge Resumes Testimony

A hairstylist from California will resume testimony Wednesday in the manslaughter trial of a self-help author.

03/09/2011

James Ray was arrested on Feb. 3, 2010 for the deaths at an Oct. 8, 2009 ceremony intended to be the highlight of his five-day "Spiritual Warrior" event. (credit: Yavapai County Sheriff's Office)

Defense: AZ Sweat Lodge Deaths Accident, Not Crime

One of three people who were overcome in an Arizona sweat lodge ceremony refused help when a fellow participant asked if she needed to get out, a defense lawyer told jurors Wednesday.

03/02/2011

James Ray was arrested on Feb. 3, 2010 for the deaths at an Oct. 8, 2009 ceremony intended to be the highlight of his five-day "Spiritual Warrior" event. (credit: Yavapai County Sheriff's Office)

Opening Arguments Begin In Sweat Lodge Case

Prosecutors in central Arizona have painted self-help guru James Arthur Ray as a reckless man, saying he conditioned dozens of people to trust him before leading them in a sweltering sweat lodge ceremony that turned deadly.

03/01/2011

Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference at the Marriott Wardman Park February 11, 2011 in Washington, DC. A dozen potential Republican presidental hopefuls are set to address CPAC, the largest gathering of conservative activists in the country. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Tea Party Uses Ariz. Summit To Scope Out 2012 Role

A couple of thousand tea party members convening a weekend summit in Phoenix are determined to have a say in choosing the next Republican nominee for president.

02/26/2011

Tim Pawlenty speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference. (credit: CBS)

GOP’s Pawlenty Has Date With Tea Party Summit

Republican Tim Pawlenty’s attempt to build his stature among tea party voters takes him to a summit in Arizona next week.

02/18/2011

The Metrodome roof as it was the morning of Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010. (credit: CBS)

Gopher Baseball Moves Metrodome Tournament To Arizona

The Minnesota baseball team will host an annual early-season tournament in Arizona this year.

01/18/2011

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Somber Celebration At Gov. Dayton’s Inaugural Ball

Police at the U.S. Capitol are advising lawmakers and their staff to “take reasonable and prudent precautions regarding their personal security.”

01/09/2011

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Arizona Home Washed Away By Flood Waters

Sure we’ve been dealing with Snomageddon and collapsing Domes here in Minnesota, but the West coast is catching hell with the weather too.

12/22/2010

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Ariz. DOT Seeks Revenue From Minn. Company’s Signs

Arizona Department of Transportation officials are responding to the state’s budget crisis by looking at the 2,200 signs posted on rights of way of rural highways with logos of gas, food and lodging businesses.

12/18/2010

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Brunette Scores 2 Goals, Wild Beat Coyotes

Andrew Brunette scored his second goal on rare power-play conversion and the Minnesota Wild ended a five-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Thursday night.

12/09/2010

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AZ Judge Denies Relief For Woman Tied To MN Case

A judge in southern Arizona has refused to remove intensive probation conditions placed on a woman acquitted three decades ago in one of Minnesota’s most notorious murders.

11/25/2010

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Chad Hartman Talks Vikings-Cardinals With Jeremy Fowler

What did Brad Childress have to say the day after sitting on the hot seat as the Vikes came from behind to beat Arizona? Pioneer Press beat writer Jeremy Fowler joins Chad from Winter Park following the Childress press conference with the latest.

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Postgame Reaction: Vikings Beat Cardinals 27-24

Minnesota scores two late touchdowns and beats Arizona on a Ryan Longwell field goal in OT. WCCO’s Eric Nelson was there and caught up to several Viking players after the game.

11/07/2010

US Open and Arizona Governor Videos

Video of Fight in US Open Stands: Arizona Governor’s Painful Pause During Debate: Have There Been Beheadings in Arizona’s Desert?

09/03/2010

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