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Prosecutors: Itasca Co. Kidnapper Wanted to Talk with Ex about 'Being a Good Parent'

Photo: Itasca County Courthouse - Courtesy: Itasca County

A Grand Rapids man accused of kidnapping multiple people and leading police on a chase in Itasca County made a court appearance Monday.

Bail was set at $100,000 without conditions and $50,000 with conditions for 18-year-old Rodney Jacob LaBrosse.

Man Fatally Shot after Alleged Attack in Northern Minn. Home

Authorities have identified the man who was shot and killed after he allegedly attacked a woman in a northern Minnesota home.

Koochiching County Sheriff Brian Jespersen says 34-year-old Benjamin Beaudoin of Mendota Heights was shot and killed just before 6 a.m. Saturday.

Judge Tosses Most Serious Charges in Waseca Foiled Plot

A judge on Monday dismissed the most serious charges against a 17-year-old boy accused of plotting to kill his family and attack his southern Minnesota school.
Waseca County Judge Gerald Wolf dismissed four counts of attempted murder and two counts of attempted damage to property.

Fines to Increase for those Caught Speeding in Minn. Construction Zones

The penalty for speeding in construction zones on Minnesota roads will ramp up this week.

Starting Friday, drivers caught speeding in work zones will face a $300 fine, in addition to speeding ticket charges. It's part of a new law approved in this year's legislative session.

Sheriff: 14-Year-Old Hospitalized in SW Minn. was Mother of Dead Newborn

Watonwan County authorities have confirmed that a 14-year-old girl was the mother of a newborn found dead at a home in Butterfield.
The sheriff's office says the teenager had delivered the baby at the home in southern Minnesota within a few hours of calling 911.

Man Identified in Falling Death from 3rd Floor Apartment Window

A 44-year-old man died after he fell out of a third-floor apartment window Friday morning in Columbia Heights.

The fall victim was identified by the Anoka County Sheriff's Office as Brett Roger Bamonte of Northfield, Minnesota.

1 Killed, 1 Injured in Accident at Renville Co. Power Line Work Site

Authorities say one worker has died and another has been injured in a transmission line construction accident in south-central Minnesota.