Steeple, Bell Tower Of Mazomanie Church Destroyed In FireThe steeple and bell tower of a 127-year-old church in Mazomanie, Wisconsin, burned down during a thunderstorm. The State Journal reports the fire at United Church of Christ occurred around 2:50 a.m.
Woman Killed After Crashing Car Into Tree In Pequot LakesAuthorities say a 25-year-old Brooklyn Park woman crashed her car into a tree in central Minnesota and was killed. The Star Tribune reports the wreck occurred about 7:35 p.m. Saturday on southbound Hwy. 371 in Pequot Lakes.
10 Hurt In Chain-Reaction Crash In Southeast WisconsinAuthorities in southeastern Wisconsin say 10 people were hurt in a chain-reaction crash involving six passenger cars and a loaded dump truck. Racine County sheriff's deputies responded to the crash on southbound Interstate 94 just before 11 a.m. Saturday.
Fargo Firefighters Rescue Woman From Red RiverFargo firefighters have rescued a woman from the Red River. Firefighters responded Saturday afternoon to a report of a woman who was in the river and could not climb the steep shore.
Wisconsin Man Charged In Death Of Missing Missouri WomanA Wisconsin man has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of a Missouri woman who's been missing for 13 years. KRCG-TV reports 37-year-old Keith Comfort is being held in jail on a $1 million bond.
Tribe Files Formal Request For Hearing On Pipeline ExpansionThe Standing Rock Sioux has requested a hearing on a plan by the developer of the Dakota Access Pipeline to double the line's capacity. Tribal Chairman Mike Faith says in a letter to state regulators that doubling the pipeline's capacity increases the "consequences as well as the likelihood" of an oil spill.
Train Hits Washout In South Dakota; 2 Crew Members RescuedTwo crew members had to be rescued when a freight train derailed after hitting a washout in southwestern South Dakota. Pennington County authorities say the eastbound Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad derailed early Friday when the train came across a washout caused by flash flooding in New Underwood.
Car Narrowly Misses Peace Marchers In MilwaukeeA reckless driver caused some people to scatter as they gathered for an anti-violence rally in Milwaukee. Community members were marching for peace Saturday when the driver of a car involved in a minor accident took off, nearly hitting those walking as part of the rally.
Iowa Includes Chronic Pain As Condition For Legal MarijuanaA state board has approved a measure that expands the number of medical conditions that can legally be treated by medical marijuana in Iowa, but rejected several other conditions. The Des Moines Register reports that the Iowa Medical Cannabidiol Board voted Friday to allow those with chronic pain to have legal access to medical marijuana.
Iraqi Man To Be Released After 2-Year DetentionA federal judge in Minnesota has ruled that an Iraqi man who has been in immigration custody for two years must be released while he awaits a final order for removal from the U.S.
Jury Finds School, Ex-Coach Not Liable In Fatal Crash
Former Iowa State Official Wins $1.5M In Discrimination CaseA jury has awarded a former state workers' compensation commissioner $1.5 million, concluding the state and former Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad discriminated against him because he's gay and that a pay cut was retaliation for refusing to quit. Jurors in the civil trial found Monday that Chris Godfrey proved Branstad's attempts to get him to quit and cut his pay in 2011 were discriminatory and deprived him of his rights.
Mohamed Noor Now In Out-Of-State PrisonA former Minneapolis police officer sentenced to more than 12 years for fatally shooting a woman who called 911 to report a possible crime has been moved to a prison outside of Minnesota.
North Dakota Native Awarded For Efforts To End HungerA Minnesota college student says she has raised $115,000 in a decade toward ending hunger in North Dakota. Lauryn Hinckley was 9 years old and living in Bismarck, North Dakota, when she created Stopping Hunger One Backpack at a Time.
Staying Safe Amid The Heat AdvisoryWith the heat advisory in effect, doctors want people to plan ahead. They share the symptoms to look for when it comes to heat exhaustion and how to keep your family safe.