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Driver arrested in connection with fatal Rosemount crash involving boulder

Joseph P. Czeck, 33. Dakota County Jail photo
Investigators have taken into custody a Hastings man who police allege was driving the commercial vehicle that lost a boulder that killed a mother and daughter Monday, July 9 in ...

Mother, daughter killed when boulder falls off truck and hits their car in Rosemount

A mother and daughter from Shoreview were killed Monday, July 9, when their car was struck by a boulder that fell off a commercial truck in Rosemount, police say. Karen ...

Update: Tip leads to stabbing suspect’s arrest

Farmington Police Department shared an updated photo of Giao Cong Bui, 28, from the morning of the assault. Police say he may still be wearing the same clothing. The public is asked to call police at 651-280-6700 with any relevant information. Submitted photo
FARMINGTON — Police arrested a suspect nearly 39 hours after a stabbing took place in a residential kitchen on Walnut Street. Giao Cong Bui, 28, was arrested Tuesday, July 3, ...

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Hastings man dies after Wis. trench collapse

A 22-year-old Hastings man died last weekend after a trench collapse in Pierce County. The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office said 22-year-old Joseph T. Sanderson was airlifted Saturday, June 30, 2018, ...
Mike Longaecker

Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker

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Minn. DWI arrests spike over Fourth of July, stats show

ST. PAUL -- The Fourth of July is statistically one of the worst holidays of the year for drunk driving in Minnesota, figures for the past five years show. Law ...
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Hot, hot, hot: Heat index Friday could reach 110 degrees

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An Excessive Heat Warning has been issued for Friday, June 29, 2018, across parts of southeastern Minnesota and west central Wisconsin.
Michael Brun

Michael Brun joined RiverTown Multimedia at the Red Wing Republican Eagle in March 2013, covering county government, health and local events.  He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls journalism program.

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Flooding closes highways in northern Wisconsin

Due to flooding conditions and the current weather forecast of additional rain, travel overnight is not advised in Ashland, Bayfield, Douglas, and Iron Counties. WisDOT continues to work with County ...

Chuck Brooks: Time to meet my pop!

A month ago, Mom got this space for Mother’s Day. It seems only right Dad gets it this week. Once again, my disclaimer is I speak only for myself here. ...


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