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Winter Carnival Snow Sculpting and Ice Carving Competition Winners Announced

Competitors from throughout the Midwest participated in two traditional Winter Carnival events—and some took home big prizes.

Deer River Man Indicted in Infant’s Death

A 38-year-old northern Minnesota man now faces first-degree murder charges in the death of his infant son.

Partially Clothed Man Found Dead Near Alley Identified

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Authorities are investigating after a partially clothed man was found dead in a residential alley in New Ulm.
Cmdr. Dave Borchert of the New Ulm Police Department says the body was discovered Thursday morning. He says the man wasn't wearing a shirt or jacket and investigators have determined his body was outside for less than 12 hours.

Report: State Could Save Millions by Removing Unnecessary Road Signs

Minnesota Department of Transportation researchers say Minnesotans could save millions just by rethinking our road signs and that many signs all over the state aren't necessary.

Consider this: MnDOT says most road signs cost between $150 and $250 each, plus about $20 per year for maintenance. Given that the average county has about 10,000 signs, the money adds up.

Morristown Woman Found Face-Down on Ground, Death Under Investigation

Faribault police are investigating the death of a Morristown woman found lying face-down on the ground Wednesday morning.

Police and emergency personnel were called to the 10 block of Third Street Northwest at 6:02 a.m. and found the woman unresponsive with unspecified injuries. She was taken to District One Hospital for treatment and was identified as 56-year-old Theresa Smith.

1 Charge Dropped Against Mom Who Gave Son Cannabis Oil

A judge has dismissed one of two charges against a Minnesota woman who gave her son cannabis oil for chronic pain.

Judge Thomas Van Hon tossed out a charge of child endangerment against Angela Brown of Madison.

Brown still faces a charge of contributing to the need for child protection or services.

Good Samaritans, Trooper Save Man on Northern Minnesota Road

A 77-year-old northern Minnesota man is alive thanks to a state trooper, an off-duty firefighter and a nurse.

According to the Department of Public Safety, Wayne Waller had a heart attack behind the wheel and crashed his truck Thursday near Cloquet around 10:30 a.m.