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Final Stages of Brian Fitch Trial Set For Monday

A Stearns County jury is expected to start deliberating Monday the fate of a man accused of killing a Mendota Heights police officer.

Testimony concluded Thursday in the trial of Brian Fitch. Fitch's lawyers rested without calling witnesses. Fitch did not testify.

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Fire Causes 'Major Damage' to Lakeville Twin Home

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Lakeville firefighters say a twin home has major damage after a fire Wednesday.

The fire was reported on the 7500 block of Upper 167th Street shortly after 11 a.m.

When crews arrived, they found the twin home fully-engulfed. They say one side of the house is a complete loss, and there was “major damage” on the other side of the home.

Flu Eases its Grip on Minnesota

The flu appears to be easing up across the state, according to the recent flu report from the Minnesota Department of Health.

During the week ending Jan. 25, the flu spread is “regional,” which is a step below “widespread.”

Expect Extra DWI Enforcement this Super Bowl Weekend

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety is reminding people to find a sober ride this Super Bowl Sunday.

Officials from DPS along with former Minnesota Viking Chuck Foreman held a news conference Thursday to warn drivers that there will be extra DWI patrols on Minnesota roads this weekend.

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Fitch Trial Continues in St. Cloud with Officer's Testimony

Forty-year-old Brian Fitch Sr. - KSTP File Photo

A West St. Paul police officer testified Wednesday that 40-year-old Brian Fitch Sr. owned a white Crown Victoria with a light mounted on the front dash. The officer was one of several witnesses to take the stand Wednesday in St Cloud.

Aldi to Hire at Metro Locations, Host Job Fairs

Aldi is hiring 50 new workers for its Twin Cities locations. The low-cost grocery chain is looking for store associates, shift managers and manager trainees.

Aldi will hold three hiring fairs on Thursday, Feb. 5:

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10 a.m. – 7 p.m. at Best Western Plus, Ridge 3450 Washington Drive.

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Former Tennis Coach Accused of Sex with Student Pleads Guilty

Daniel Hubbard-Wilson - Photo: KSTP/file

A former high school tennis coach pleaded guilty Wednesday to an inappropriate sexual relationship with a student.

Daniel Hubbard-Wilson, 27, was charged in October with felony criminal sexual conduct in Ramsey County.