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Accused Mendota Heights Cop Killer Charged with First Degree Murder

Brian Fitch Sr. - Photo: Dakota County Jail

The man accused of killing a Mendota Heights police officer last month made his first court appearance in Dakota County Friday afternoon. Prosecutors charged Brian Fitch Sr. with two counts of first degree murder.

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Family of Fallen Officer Leans on Faith, Church Community for Grieving and Healing

The funeral for fallen officer Scott Patrick. - Photo: KSTP-TV

It has been a week since Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick was laid to rest. 

Pastor Cassie Nault says the officer's family is strong, prayerful and leaning on faith right now. 

Twin Cities Premium Outlets Could Give Other Outlets Run for Their Money

Big crowds at the grand opening of Twin Cities Premium Outlets made it clear shoppers are happy about the new stores in the metro.

Even Mall of America seemed un-phased, saying in a statement that competition is a good thing.

Economic experts say an outlet mall in a metro area is rare, and the jury is still out on how it'll perform.

Winter Takes Bite out of Minn. Apple Crop

The long cold winter has left its mark on this year’s apple crop, damaging some branches and delaying the entire season up to 10 days. 

Many growers are happy the impact wasn't worse.

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Colleagues Remember Lakeville Lawyer Killed in Single-Car Crash in Edina

A 39-year-old Lakeville man died in a single-vehicle crash Wednesday night in Edina.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Justin Johnson crashed into a guardrail twice on southbound Highway 100 near 77th Street around 5:30 p.m.

Johnson's vehicle then went off the road, up a hill and hit the concrete side of a bridge, the state patrol reported.

Excited Shoppers Attend Eagan Outlet Mall Grand Opening

Photo: KSTP-TV/Jim O'Connell -

A new outlet mall opened in Eagan on Thursday and is expected to bring thousands of shoppers to the southeast metro.

Lynx Kittens Make Public Debut at Minnesota Zoo

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The public can now see four Canada lynx kittens at the Minnesota Zoo.

The two female and two male kittens were born May 6 and are now old enough to explore their new home on the Medtronic Minnesota Trail at the zoo. This is the zoo’s third litter of lynx in five years, zoo officials say.