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Defense Uncertain in Shavelle Chavez-Nelson Homicide Trial

Shavelle Chavez-Nelson  - Photo: Dakota County Sheriff's Office

Jury selection began Monday in a Dakota County homicide trial, but it's unclear who will be representing the defendant.
    

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Photos: Minnesotans get Creative Carving Pumpkins

Halloween is less than a week away and decorations can be seen in yards across the Twin Cities.

Pumpkins are a Halloween staple. Viewers are sending in their photos and some have carved theirs into a serious work of art.

From faces, to words and sayings, it looks like Minnesotans can make a pumpkin into anything.

Met Council Fires Metro Mobility Operator; DARTS CEO Calls it 'Unfair'

The Met Council fired one of its Metro Mobility contractors after an audit revealed what the agency calls "serious safety issues and falsification of records."

Cottage Grove Family Loses Everything in House Fire

A Cottage Grove family will have to start over after their house was damaged by a fire on Monday.

The fire was reported around 5 a.m. at the home located on the 9600 block of Heath Avenue, according to Cottage Grove Fire officials.

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MnDOT: Recent Truck, Bridge Collisions 'Cause or Concern'

MnDOT says so many trucks have hit bridges in the past month, they're starting an awareness campaign.

"When we have five of them get hit in a short period of time," explained MnDOT's Kevin Gutknecht, "it becomes a cause for concern."

Teens Arrested after Beating Another Boy in South St. Paul, More Suspects Sought

Daniel Jerde says he and a friend were beaten and shot at Sunday evening, while walking in South Saint Paul. - Photo courtesy of Tami Jerde, Daniel's mother

A metro boy is recovering after police say he was attacked by a big group of at least a dozen kids over the weekend.

Daniel Jerde says he and a friend were beaten and shot at Sunday evening, while walking in South Saint Paul.

Jerde went to the hospital with some pretty scary injuries. He's back home.

Officers Help Arm Students, Staff of St. Thomas Academy with Life-Saving Knowledge

Hundreds of young Minnesotans are learning how to save lives.

On Wednesday, Coon Rapids police officers helped train students and staff at St. Thomas Academy in Mendota Heights how to give CPR and use defibrillators.

Back in August a sophomore St. Thomas Academy football player collapsed during practice.