Mankato: Minnesota State football team drops protest of reinstated coach

MANKATO, Minn. -- Minnesota State football players ended their boycott of spring practice and said Thursday they will play for coach Todd Hoffner, who was reinstated after being exonerated of having child pornography on his cellphone.

Roseville police used 'excessive force' at traffic stop, lawsuit claims

Four Roseville police officers roughed up a man and used a Taser on him after a traffic stop last May even as he complied with their orders, according to a lawsuit.

St. Paul shooting suspect also had pointed rifle at boy, charges say

A 19-year-old man -- arrested Wednesday in a shooting that critically injured his baby's mother in St. Paul -- had been charged in January with pointing a loaded rifle at his 13-year-old nephew. He had been released from jail earlier this month in that case, which is making its way through the court system.

St. Paul woman shot in SUV; suspect taken into custody at hospital

tvezner@pioneerpress.com A man shot a woman in an SUV during an argument Wednesday afternoon on White Bear Avenue in St.

Suspect in Twin Cities meth-related kidnappings reported arrested in LA

A kidnapping suspect charged in St. Paul was arrested in Los Angeles on Thursday after police closed off several downtown streets following a car chase that ended with him escaping on foot, KABC-TV reported.

Take me out to the brrrr-game: 31-degree day coldest Twins game ever

The Twins and Toronto Blue Jays made weather history Thursday at Target Field, an unavoidable concession to the cold for both teams.