Drunk driver sentenced today for running over woman twice, killing her
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Drunk driver to be sentenced today for running over woman twice, killing her
A Bloomington man will be sentenced today to eight years in prison after he ran over a 66-year-old woman twice in a Sam's Club parking lot, killing her. The man drank a bottle of vodka prior to driving and when he hit the woman he panicked and drove off, hitting her a second time. The family of the victim is expected to speak at the hearing.
Eating cookie dough is great fun until you get diarrhea
There have been six cases of E. coli in Minnesota linked to the recall of raw Nestle Toll House packages cookie dough. While few people can resist the raw goodness, remember the resulting illness might make you want to kick the habit.
U grad students screwed over with big tuition hikes
University of Minnesota officials have been parading their low undergraduate tuition increases to anyone that will listen, but the graduate students aren't getting a lucky break. New law students could see a 15-percent increase from those last year. Most grad students will see a 7.5 percent increase, much higher than the 3.1 percent for undergrads.
Three Minnesotans who died in water accidents a reminder of safety precautions
Officials identified three Minnesota men this weekend who died in water accidents. The sad news is a good reminder that water fun this summer needs to be safe too. One teen drowned in Roseville, a St. Paul man drowned in Missouri, and police found the body of a missing Maple Grove boater.
Kids losing their vote in Minneapolis?
Students in Minneapolis might lose their right to pretend-vote due to lack of funds. Kids Voting Minneapolis is running short on their $50,000 annual budget to let kids vote at the polls with their parents in elections.
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