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Standout Mankato Football Player Charged in Shooting near Renaissance Festival

Dennis Carter, 25, of Mankato - Photo: Scott County Sheriff's Office

A leading college football player at Minnesota State University Mankato last season has been charged with attempted murder in what police say was a drug-related shooting.

Twenty-five-year-old Dennis Carter, of Mankato, is charged in Scott County with second-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault and fleeing police. Carter is in jail on $75,000 bail.

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Uncle Shares Memories of 2 Sisters Killed in Wisconsin Shooting

A family is overwhelmed by the outpouring of support after losing two relatives in a fatal shooting at a home near Madison, Wisconsin.

Ashlee Steele and her younger sister, Kacee Tollefsbol, were shot to death last Friday. The suspected gunman is Ashlee Steele's husband, Andy Steele, a former Dane County Sheriff's Deputy. 

Key Lawmakers say 'No' to Idea for ATV Park Using Legacy Tax Money

Two key state lawmakers saw our 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS report on initial plans for an all-terrain (ATV) park using tax money from the Legacy Fund and responded with a resounding "no" to the idea.

Byron Smith Fights Restitution to Teens' Families, Breaks Down in Court

Byron Smith, left center, walks into court for his trial in April. - Photo: KSTP/File

A Minnesota man convicted of murdering two unarmed teenagers who broke into his home is contesting the restitution prosecutors are asking he pay for the deaths.
Sixty-six-year-old Byron Smith took the stand Tuesday to testify about what had been stolen in a series of burglaries at his Little Falls home before the Thanksgiving Day 2012 shootings.

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Inmate Dies in Stearns County Jail

An inmate at the Stearns County Jail has died.

Twenty-two-year-old Jerod Jakel of Sauk Rapid is believed to have committed suicide Sunday by hanging himself in his cell, according to Sheriff John Sanner.

On Tuesday, the sheriff's office said correction staff responded to a medical situation at about 5:45 p.m. Sunday and found Jakel unresponsive.

Report: Minnesota Dance Coach Fired over Hazing Incident

The Cannon Falls Bomber Dance Team. - Photo: cannonfallsdanceteam.com

A Minnesota dance coach has been fired over a hazing incident involving toy guns.

The Cannon Falls School Board voted to terminate Madi Salisbury Monday night, according to the Post-Bulletin. The paper reports that upperclassmen on the Bomber Dance Team used toy guns to scare their younger teammates during a team-building exercise in July.

Man Arrested after Hours-Long Standoff in Crow Wing County

A 55-year-old man was taken into custody Saturday afternoon after an hours-long standoff with law enforcement in Crow Wing County.

The incident started just after 10 a.m., when authorities were called to 20030 Tower Road for a welfare check.