No Hate Crime Charges In Missouri Transgender Teen's Brutal SlayingAuthorities say her eyes were gouged out and her genitals stabbed, but that the death of transgender teenager whose burned remains were found near the mobile home of one of her alleged killers in rural southern Missouri, her bones discarded in a chicken coop, was not a hate crime.
Minnesota Fugitive Captured In MissouriA Minnesota man wanted since March for allegedly strangling a woman has been captured in Missouri, authorities said.
Boyfriend, Mother Charged In Murder Of Blaine ToddlerA man and his girlfriend have been charged in the death of a 21-month-old child in Blaine, the former with second-degree murder and the latter with manslaughter.
Best BBQ Cities In AmericaA profile on five of the best BBQ cities in America
Minnesota Red Cross Heads To Missouri To Help In Flood ReliefParts of the Midwest are reeling from rare December rainfall. The water is rising to near record level, prompting mandatory evacuations in Missouri and Illinois.
Minn. Law Enforcement Looking To Adopt 21st Century PolicingThe events in Ferguson, Missouri and State Island, New York exposed rifts in the relationships between local police and the communities they protect. In the Twin Cities, fatal police-involved shootings -- like those of Terrence Franklin and Marcus Golden -- have led to a growing distrust between officers and the public, especially among people of color.
Survey Suggests Economy Slowing In Rural Parts Of MinnesotaA new survey suggests that the economy will slow down in rural parts of 10 Western and Plains states -- including Minnesota -- in the months ahead. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss says weak crop and energy prices are hurting profits across the region.
Report Says Mississippi River Commerce Worth $400 BillionA report released at a gathering of mayors in Dubuque finds that commerce along the Mississippi River generates more than $400 billion and supports 1.3 million jobs. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service coordinated the report, which was released Wednesday at a gathering of more than two dozen mayors in Dubuque.

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