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State: Crookston Nurse Used Patient Pain Patches

State investigators say a nurse in northwestern Minnesota routinely took pain patches off the backs of mentally deficient residents in a nursing home and stuck them to own his tongue to feed his drug addiction.

He allegedly left the fentanyl patches in his mouth for about an hour, then put them back on the residents.

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Shoreview Woman Killed in St. Louis County Rollover Crash, Charges Possible

Police have identified the suspected drunk driver in a rollover crash that killed a 48-year-old woman and injured three others in St. Louis County.

The sheriff's office has identified the woman who died as Chevra Jean Zeigler of Shoreview. Sherri Spillers, 33, of Alborn faces possible charges. She suffered non-life threatening injuries.

3 Residents Escape Hibbing Apartment Fire Thanksgiving Day

Around 70 emergency responders spent much of their Thanksgiving Day fighting a two-alarm fire at a Hibbing apartment building.
    
A neighbor told the fire department that flames were shooting out of the first floor of the two-story building around 2:30 p.m. Thursday.
    

Approx. 185 Arrested for DWI in Minnesota on 'Blackout Wednesday'

Approximately 185 people in Minnesota were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence on the eve of Thanksgiving, also known as "Blackout Wednesday."

Increased patrols started Wednesday to combat the consequences of driving drunk on Minnesota roads.

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Father Takes Lily Lake Lawsuit to Minnesota Supreme Court

A Minnesota father takes his emotional fight and case to the state's highest court. 

On Wednesday, Jim Ariola filed a petition with the Minnesota Supreme Court. He's urging judges to reconsider key parts of the case he filed on behalf of his son Jack, and others across the state who swim in public lakes.

Train Cars Carrying Grain Derail in Mankato

Six cars of a Union Pacific train that was heading to St. Paul went off the tracks in Mankato.
    
The Mankato Free Press reports the train was not carrying hazardous materials and there were no injuries when the derailment happened about 2:30 a.m. Thursday.
    

Storm Snarls Travel in Parts of Minnesota, Cold on its Way for Turkey Day

The recent snow is creating some difficult driving conditions on one of the busiest travel days of the year.