Girl, 10, says relative beat and sexually abused her for being a witch

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<a href=""blank">Girl, 10, says relative beat and sexually abused her for being a witch

A 10-year-old girl says a White Bear Lake relative sexually abused her and beat her with a stick until she would confess to being a witch.

St. Paul police shoot and kill man, police dog shot in altercation

After receiving a report about an armed man drinking in an alley, St. Paul police ended up shooting and killing the 34-year-old man. A police dog was also shot, but it was unclear if the injury was the fault of the suspect or police. No information has been released on why the officers were "forced to shoot".

No signs of missing St. Thomas student after day two of search

University of St. Thomas students, a bloodhound, and a helicopter scoured the area where a freshman went missing after a party Saturday night. Daniel Zamien went missing around 2:20 a.m. after his phone went dead while talking to a friend. His family says he is a Type 1 diabetic who uses an insulin pump and could be in a coma after drinking at a party near the Mississippi River.

Minn. man dies in river flooding

A Climax, Minn. man has been found dead in the Red River after being reported missing last week. Police believe the 58-year-old man tried to drive on a flooded road in his pickup truck.

Smart: North Branch couple evicted for keeping cows in their garage