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.
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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.
4 Things To Know: State Of Emergency In Ferguson, 'Lady' On Mars & MoreFrom more developments in Ferguson to an interesting image captured on Mars, here are the four stories to know for Tuesday, Aug. 11.
Q&A: A Look At Climate Change Plan And Its Impact On StatesPresident Barack Obama unveiled the final regulations in his plan to cut nationwide carbon dioxide emissions 32 percent by 2030. Obama touted it as a bold step to slow climate change, while opponents said it was federal overreach that will raise prices for electricity consumers.
July Survey Suggests Economic Slowdown Ahead For MidwestA July survey suggests there will be slow to no economic growth over the next three to six months in nine Midwest and Plains states. A survey report issued Monday says the overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index slumped to 50.6 in July from 53.0 in June.
General Mills Plans To Close A Facility In IllinoisGeneral Mills says that it has tentatively decided to close an Illinois plant over the next few years, but will consult first with the union that represents the facility.

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