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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota health and agriculture officials are investigating an outbreak of foodborne illness associated with alfalfa sprouts produced by Jack & The Green Sprouts of River Falls, Wis., and urged people not to eat the product. The state health department said there seven cases of E. coli O157 in Minnesota and two in Wisconsin in January and early February from the sprouts.
NEW ULM, Minn. -- A second species of invasive carp has been found in the Minnesota River. The Department of Natural Resources said Wednesday a commercial fishing operation caught a bighead carp near New Ulm, about 70 miles southwest of Minneapolis. This was the first bighead carp caught in the Minnesota River. A grass carp was caught in the same location in December.
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota State Patrol on Tuesday released dashcam video footage showing a train striking a tractor-trailer west of Eveleth last month. The incident happened Jan. 20 at the railroad crossing where St. Louis County highways 7 and 101 meet, about 3 miles west of Eveleth. The Patrol reported that the crash happened moments after the truck pulled away from an inspection by State Patrol Sgt. Jeff Shay.
HEWITT, Minn. -- A Staples man is dead after his car rolled and hit a bridge pillar Saturday. Allen Howard, 61, died in the crash just after 9 a.m. Saturday near Hewitt in central Minnesota, the Minnesota Highway Patrol reported. Howard was driving a 2004 Dodge Intrepid east on Minnesota Highway 210 near U.S. Highway 71 when the car went off the right side of the road.
FARGO – Twelve days after he was fatally shot in the line of duty, thousands gathered Monday at Scheels Arena to say goodbye to Officer Jason Moszer. “We have a hole in our hearts that we don’t know how to fill,” Fargo Police Chief David Todd said at the funeral, which was packed with an audience dominated by law enforcement officers from across the region.
DULUTH, Minn. -- A mesmerizing video of Lake Superior ice stacking up along the shore at Duluth's Brighton Beach, shot last Saturday by local photographer Dawn LaPointe, has spread like wildfire across the Internet in recent days.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Minneapolis police have found a car they believe was involved in a fatal hit-and-run Tuesday night on the city’s north side. The suspect vehicle — described as a Ford Crown Victoria, possibly an old taxi — was found Wednesday morning by officers on routine patrol. Police are still looking for help finding the suspected driver.
ELKO, Minn. -- A St. Paul girl has been identified as the child killed Sunday night in a rollover accident on icy Interstate 35 north of Elko. Marshunna Audreyunna Henderson, 5, was pronounced dead at the scene after a 2002 GMC Yukon lost control around 245th Street and rolled into the ditch about 8:15 p.m. Sunday. The girl was not wearing a seat belt, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
MINNEAPOLIS -- A union representing about 4,000 union janitors across the Twin Cities went on a 24-hour strike Wednesday to press for improved working conditions and higher wages. Workers and supporters, including spouses and children, picketed in St. Paul, Minneapolis, Wayzata, Fridley and other suburbs as their shifts would have begun. They expressed frustration at the pace of contract negotiations.
FLOODWOOD, Minn. -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Thursday announced a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a person or persons involved in killing three wolves in northeast Minnesota last month. Federal wardens said they are investigating the case with Minnesota Department of Natural Resources conservation officers, but need the public's help.