R.T. Rybak won his third term to office as Mayor Tuesday, the Star Tribune said.
Rybak had endorsement by all city council members and won 74 percent of votes after Tuesday's voting, the Minnesota Daily said.
Papa John Kolstad, with Republican and Independent support, came up second by a long run, the Star Tribune said.
Jeremy Hanson, spokesman for Rybak, said that the race lacked competition which probably contributed to a low turnout at polls, the Minnesota Daily said.
The race had 11 candidates, the Star Tribune said.
A St. Paul man was shot and killed Thursday at Fort Hood, Texas the Star Tribune said.
Kham Xiong, 23, was among one of the 13 soldiers to be struck at the Fort Hood shooting Thursday, the Pioneer Press said.
Xiong, whose 10 siblings, wife and three kids live in East St. Paul, was waiting in line with about 300 others for a flu shot and eye exam the day he was killed, the Pioneer Press said.
Nelson Xiong, Kham Xiong's younger brother who was fighting in Afghanistan, was due back from on Nov. 28, the Star Tribune said.
Chor Xiong, the father of the two, prepared himself for a call about the younger Xiong, and never prepared himself for the older Xiong's death, the Star Tribune said.
A 2-year-old dog attacked his owner, a retired police officer from St. Paul, Sunday, tearing off his skin and eyelid, the Star Tribune said.
Jim Stewart, 53, had no problems with Igor, the dog, since he got him five months ago, KSTP said.
Amy Klinefelter, the roommate of Stewart, said that the dog had shown no signs of aggression before and immediately after the attack, the Star Tribune said.
Stewart underwent seven hours of surgery and was listed as in good condition Thursday, KSTP said.
The University of Minnesota's School of Veterinary Medicine received a
$55 million federal grant Friday to research in the fight against
future international pandemics, the Star Tribune said.
The university will join the Emerging Pandemic Threat Program, a $185
million project by the United States Agency for International
Development, a government agency that provides help to other nations, Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) said.
The research will focus on developing countries where animal-born diseases occur before spreading to humans, MPR said.
five years, starting in January, the program will focus its research on
parts of Southeast Asian, Africa, and South America, the Star Tribune
A young adult turned himself in Friday for a hit-and-run that killed a pedestrian Thursday night in south Minneapolis, the Star Tribune said.
The young man called Minneapolis police Sgt. Jesse Garcia Friday afternoon after his mother heard the report on WCCO that morning and pressured him to turn himself in, the Star Tribune said.
Witnesses said the victim was struck around 9:30 p.m. on Minnehaha Avenue and 31st Street what was described to be a Chevy SUV, KARE said.
The man and the victim's names have not yet been released by officials.
Garcia described the young man as sounding, "scared and somewhat remorseful," the Star Tribune said.
Fourteen of the 24 flat screen HDTVs at a sex offender program in Moose Lake will be moved to veterans homes across the state, Gov. Tim Pawlenty decided Friday, the Star Tribune reported.
Pawlenty expressed that the Moose Lake sex offender program's decision to buy nearly $60,000 worth of 50 inch TVs for clinical benefit was "a dumb decision," the Star Tribune said.
Pawlenty, whose administration has proven to be cost-conscious, said, "They don't need 50-inch, flat-screen plasma televisions for sex offenders," the Associated Press said.
Pawlenty decided to make "higher and better use for the sets," and plans to relocate the TVs to state-wide veterans homes and government agencies, and plans to sell some of the televisions to make up for costs, the Star Tribune reported.
"At a time when schools are being starved and poor people are getting
kicked off their medical assistance plans and hospitals are struggling
and nursing homes are struggling, how do you justify 50-inch,
plasma-style televisions in a facility for sex offenders?" the Associated Press reports state Rep. Michael Paymar as saying.
A Minneapolis woman was hit by a metro bus Friday morning, WCCO News said.
Rebecca Cruzen, 43, was crossing the street at 6:30 a.m. when she was hit by a 46th street Metro ransit bus Friday, the Star Tribune said.
The bus driver, who has driven Metro Transit buses for over seven years, has undergone the procedural drug and alcohol testing, the Star Tribune said.
Authorities are investigating the incident, the Star Tribune said.
Cruzen is in critical condition, on life support, Cruzen's family told WCCO News.
A Faribault man is under investigation for encouraging members of suicide websites to kill themselves, MSNBC said Friday.
William Melchert-Dinkel is under investigation for the suicides of 32-year-old
Mark Drybrough from England and 18-year-old Nadia Kajouji from Ontario,
the National Post said.
Melchert-Dinkel, 47, has a fetish for forming pacts with suicide website members and encouraged others to kill themselves, the National Post said.
Melchert-Dinkel pretended to care for those he chatted with and gave them step-by-step directions on how to kill themselves, MSNBC said.
Legal experts say that the case against Melchert-Dinkel will be difficult to form because he did not physically help the victims to kill themselves, MSNBC said. No charges have been filed, MSNBC said.