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Stearns Co. Sheriff Warns Residents about Computer Scam

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The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents about a scam where a suspect is claiming to be a Microsoft employee.

Deputies say the person has called two people and told them their computers were infected with a virus. Both victims gave the caller remote access to their computers, allowing the suspect to look through their personal files.

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Man Found Dead of Possible CO Poisoning in Meeker County ID'd

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A 27-year-old man, who emergency responders believe died from carbon monoxide poisoning in Meeker County, has been identified.

David Harrison was found dead when deputies were called to the 62300 block of 200th Street in Greenleaf Township on Wednesday.

Police: Woman Stabbed on Southeast Side of Duluth

Duluth police say a 52-year-old woman was stabbed on the city's southeast side.
According to the Duluth Police Department, the incident occurred Wednesday evening in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. Police say the victim was taken to a local hospital, where her condition is currently unknown.

Trial Resumes Thursday for Accused Mendota Heights Cop Killer

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Opening statements in the trial of Brian Fitch Sr., who is accused of fatally shooting a Mendota Heights police officer, are set to start Thursday.

Who is on trial?

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Northern Minn. School District Buys Safety Strobe Lights for Kids

A northern Minnesota school district is hoping a simple device will help keep its students safe.

On Thursday, Proctor Public Schools gave its elementary school students flashing lights to go on their backpack or jacket. The lights will let oncoming traffic know they are there.

Former Gophers QB Philip Nelson Pleads Guilty in Mankato Assault Case

Former Minnesota Gophers quarterback Philip Nelson pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge Wednesday in connection to a fight that left another former football player with a serious brain injury.

Zip Rail Project Planners Release More Details on Proposal

Transportation officials are making their case for a new, high-speed rail line in Minnesota.

The Zip Rail would run between Rochester and the Twin Cities. The plan would have the train make a 100-mile trip in 45 to 50 minutes and travel at speeds up to 186 mph.