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Motorcyclist Identified in Deadly Crash near Mall of America

The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating a fatal crash involving a motorcyclist Thursday morning.

The crash happened around 5:50 a.m. at Cedar Avenue and Interstate 494 in Bloomington, which is near the Mall of America.

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West St. Paul Church Holds Garage Sale to Benefit Charities

A West St. Paul church is hosting a garage sale to benefit local charities. - Photo: KSTP-TV

A West St. Paul church is holding a garage sale to benefit local charities.

It’s a two-and-a-half day garage sale at Salem Lutheran Church. The church is donating most of the proceeds to local charities. They started collecting items to sell over the summer. Church leaders say they have rooms packed full of donated items.

FEMA Rejects Dakota Co. for Disaster Declaration<br />

Cannon River flooding in Northfield, Minn. back in June. - Photo: KSTP/TV

The federal government has denied Minnesota's request to add Dakota County to a disaster declaration for recent severe storms and flooding.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency notified the state about the rejection late Tuesday.

Burnsville Woman Accused of Cutting Brother with Knives over Wi-Fi Connection

A 19-year-old Burnsville woman is accused of cutting her brother with knives during an argument over their home's Wi-Fi connection, according to a criminal complaint filed Monday.

The incident happened on the 12900 block of Penn Avenue South in Burnsville just before midnight on Aug. 15.

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Federal, Local Officers Learn Hostage, Crisis Negotiation Techniques in Rosemount

You pick up the phone, and on the other end is an armed man barricaded inside a home, holding hostages. What do you say?

That's the question federal agents and local police officers are answering this week.

Two Charged in South St. Paul Drive-By Shooting

Desean Thomas - Photo: Dakota County Jail

Two South St. Paul people have been charged in connection with a drive-by shooting.

Desean Thomas, 22, and Breanna Harris, 21, were charged Friday, Aug. 22, in connection with the Aug. 19 shooting. Thomas is charged with second-degree attempted murder, drive-by shooting and possession of a firearm by an ineligible person. Harris is charged with second-degree assault.

Some Counties Cleaning Up after Sunday Storms

On County Road 19 in Mille Lacs County where the National Weather Serivce issued a tornado warning Sunday, Aug. 24. - Photo: KSTP/ Jonathan Yuhas

A large swath of Minnesota counties stretching from the Twin Cities into northern Minnesota were under a tornado watch for much of Sunday, and some areas of western Wisconsin were also affected.