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Jury Picked to Hear Little Falls Murder Case

Byron Smith, second from left, is facing two counts of premeditated first-degree murder for the 2012 killings of 17-year-old Nick Brady and 18-year-old Haile Kifer. -

Court officials say a jury has been picked to hear the case of a Little Falls homeowner who claims he was defending himself when he shot and killed two teens who entered his home.
    
Byron Smith is facing two counts of premeditated first-degree murder for the 2012 killings of 17-year-old Nick Brady and 18-year-old Haile Kifer.
    

Minn. Man Pleads Guilty to Violating Social Host Ordinance Following Partygoer's Death

Erik Hastad  - Photo: Lac qui Parle Sheriff's Office

A 19-year-old western Minnesota man pleaded guilty Tuesday in connection to the death of a teenager who died in cold weather after he went missing from a party last month in Lac qui Parle County.

2 Semis Involved in NW Minn. Fatal Accident

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One person is dead after a crash in Clay County early Wednesday morning.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, two semis were traveling eastbound on Interstate 94 at Highway 34 around 4 a.m.

Authorities Warn about Jury Duty Phone Scam

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Minnesota judicial officials are warning of a phone scam that involves jury duty.
    
Residents in Olmsted, Rice, Dakota and Ramsey counties have reported getting phone messages saying they had failed to return a jury summons. The message asks for a return call. When the call is returned, someone named Angel answers the phone and asks probing questions.

Police Investigate Body Discovery in Duluth<br />

Duluth police are investigating the discovery of a body.
    
Police say a passer-by Tuesday noticed the body near an intersection along a fence and brush line.
    
Investigators are trying to identify the body. The medical examiner's office will try to determine how the person died.

Duluth-Bound Plane Turns Around After Hitting Swarm of Bees

Allegiant Air passengers on board a Duluth-bound flight from Las Vegas Monday have an interesting story to tell.

"I mean you hear about hitting birds, but not bees!" Allegiant Flight 448 passenger Cassandra Rogers tells KSTP sister station WDIO.

Gov. Dayton Touts Tax Cuts on Tax Deadline Day

Governor Mark Dayton commemorated Tax Deadline Day on Tuesday by reminding Minnesotans of many new tax cuts that impact middle-class families, like the Normans of Rochester.