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Former Rochester Fire Captain Found Dead in House Fire

A man found Wednesday dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in a house fire near Rochester, has been identified as former captain with the Rochester Fire Department, according to the Olmsted County Sheriff's Office.

Child Injured in Tractor Accident Near Rochester

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A toddler was hospitalized after falling from a tractor and being run over Friday.

It happened around 10:30 a.m. on the 300 block of 60th Ave. SW near Rochester.

The Olmsted County sheriff tells KSTP sister station ABC 6 News, the boy was riding on the tractor with his grandfather when he fell. He suffered injuries to his leg and chest.

Metro Mother Shares Rare Story of Mesothelioma and Survival

Though law firms often advertise about the dangers of asbestos and mesothelioma, a Roseville mom wants the public to know there is much more to the story.

Post-Rehab, Raptor Center to Release Snowy Owl Saturday

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A rare snowy owl that gained national attention when it was apparently hit by a bus in the nation's capital is scheduled to be released into the wild after a rehab stint in Minnesota.
The Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota plans to release the owl on Saturday along the northern Minnesota and Wisconsin border.

Met Council Seeks Public Input for Long-Range Transportation Plan

The Metropolitan Council is updating the Twin Cities' long-range Transportation Policy Plan to accommodate an expected population increase and it's asking for residents to give their input.

Level III Predatory Offender Arrested in Clearwater

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St. Cloud Police say a Level III Predatory Offender who was not in compliance with the registration of his whereabouts was arrested in Clearwater, Minn., on Thursday.

According to police, 32-year-old Dagan Lasart recently left the St. Cloud area and failed to give his current information to police, which is a requirement of the Predatory Offender Registry.