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Three bodies found in Zimmerman home

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Three people were found dead Sunday morning in their Zimmerman home, the Star Tribune said.

Sherburne County Sheriff Joel Brott announced that all three were deceased upon deputies' arrival at 10 a.m., the St. Cloud Times said.

"We've got 5,000 people and we are all one big family," Mayor Dave Earenfight said, according to the Star Tribune. "They are all in our prayers right now. We will pray and grieve and go on from here."

Investigators are not looking for suspects at this time, but additional details will be released upon availability, the St. Cloud Times said.

Teen arrested in Duluth man's death

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A 17-year-old boy was arrested Tuesday in the killing of a 27-year-old Duluth Army Veteran, Bryan Alan Starnes, the Duluth News Tribune said.

The teen, whose name will not be released before formal charges are made, is currently being held at the Arrowhead Juvenile Center on preliminary charges of second-degree murder, the Duluth News Tribune said.

Authorities are unsure how Starnes knew the suspect and how the incident occurred, the Star Tribune said.

"We have no reason to think that the neighborhood is in any way in jeopardy; this is not a random act," Duluth Deputy Police Chief Robin Roeser said, according to the Duluth News Tribune.

St. Paul teen stabbed to death

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A 16-year-old North St. Paul girl was found stabbed to death Saturday in Maplewood city park, the Star Tribune said.

Maplewood police discovered Anna Hurd five blocks from her home after a neighbor called 911, the Star Tribune said.

No arrests have been made, Maplewood Police Chief Dave Kvam said, after police stopped searching for a man suspected of being at the crime scene, according to the Pioneer Press.

Hurd was expelled from North High School in January due to a fight with another girl that resulted in her accidentally hitting a female teacher, but was set to return next fall, the victim's father said, according to Star Tribune.

Abducted baby reunited with mother

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An eight-month-old Minneapolis boy was reunited with his mother Wednesday, roughly four hours after he was abducted from his home, the Star Tribune said.

The suspect in custody is a recent friend of the mother, Vicky Orozco, who police said was paying excessive amounts of attention to the boy in prior weeks leading up to his abduction, the Star Tribune said.

The motive is currently unclear, Minneapolis Police spokesman Sgt. William Palmer said, according to the Pioneer Press.

Police found the child after an anonymous tip said he was at a home near the Powderhorn Park neighborhood, Pioneer Press said.

After paramedics checked him out, the child is reported to be doing fine, the Star Tribune said.

Stabbing kills one man, injures another

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Two men were involved in a stabbing in north Minneapolis Saturday, leaving one man injured and the other dead, the Star Tribune said.

Minneapolis police told KMSP-TV that one victim was pronounced dead at the scene while the surviver received medical attention at Hennepin County Medical Center.

Police have not arrested any suspects, but Sgt. Steve McCarty said that there aren't any other safety concerns because "all parties present knew each other," according to Star Tribune.

Minneapolis to be possible Olympics bid

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Minneapolis is thinking about bidding to host the summer Olympics in 2024, KARE 11 said.

With a thumbs up from Mayor R.T. Rybak, Meet Minneapolis, a city organization, has started their planning process. "Minneapolis' bid is still no more than an idea," John Stiles, spokesman for Rybak, said, according to the Minnesota Daily.

Meet Minneapolis CEO Melvin Tennant has already started talking to the US Olympic Committee about what this city needs to do to qualify for a bid, KARE 11 said.

With Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport nearby, an always-evolving light rail system, and multiple new stadiums, Minneapolis proves to be a contender, KARE 11 said. However, the city would need to upgrade on both substructure and space for guests.

This big move could put Minneapolis on the global map, KARE 11 said.

A man police believed to be connected to an Austin, Minn. homicide died Friday in a rollover crash following a chase, authorities said according to CBS Minnesota.

An Austin resident notified police of someone shouting for help from a nearby home around 3 a.m., claiming to see a body in the front yard with a tall man leaving the area soon after, CBS Minnesota said.

Police who responded to the call witnessed a red Saab rushing away from the grounds. The Minnesota State Patrol, along with deputies from Mower, Freeborn, and Waseca County continued to pursue the man for over 50 miles, KMSP-TV reported.

Police set up stop sticks on Highway 13 around 4 a.m., causing the 46-year-old driver to fatally lose control of his car and roll into a field, CBS Minnesota said.

Up to six squads were involved with the chase and are working together on the investigation. The identities of both the Austin, Minn. victim and driver will not come out until after the autopsies have occurred, according to KMSP-TV.


16-year-old survives St. Paul house fire

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St. Paul firefighters rescued a 16-year-old girl Thursday after her home caught on fire, Star Tribune reported.

A kitchen fire left the girl unconscious when the fire squad found her on the second floor of her East side home. The rescue team performed CPR before sending her to Regions Hospital. She was then sent to a hyperbaric chamber in Hennepin County Medical Center where her condition remained unclear, according to the Pioneer Press.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, with damages costing around $10,000, Pioneer Press said.

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