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  • Photos: Scenes from the New York City train crash recovery
    Federal authorities on Monday were beginning an exhaustive investigation into what caused a New York City commuter train rounding a riverside curve to derail, killing four people and injuring more than 60 others.December 2, 2013
  • Wis. hunter critical after getting shot in stomach
    A Menomonie deer hunter is in critical condition after he was shot in the stomach by members of his own hunting party.December 1, 2013
  • NTSB to investigate derailment that killed 4, injured more than 60
    Federal investigators will try to determine why a New York City commuter train derailed while rounding a curve in the Bronx, killing four people and injuring more than 60.December 1, 2013
  • NYC train derailment kills 4, hurts more than 60
    Some of the 100 to 150 passengers on the early morning Metro-North train from suburban Poughkeepsie to Manhattan were jolted awake around 7:20 a.m. to screams and the frightening sensation of their compartment rolling over on a bend where the Hudson and Harlem rivers meet in the Bronx.December 1, 2013
  • 20 years since Hibbing plane crash that killed 18
    It's been 20 years since one of Minnesota's deadliest airplane tragedies killed 18 people near Hibbing.December 1, 2013
  • Safety in the kitchen urged on Thanksgiving
    Thanksgiving is associated with more home cooking fires than any other day of the year. Busy home cooks are being urged to take extra care in the kitchen.November 28, 2013
  • Man found dead in St. Paul apartment fire
    The fire on the 1600 block of North Hamline Ave. was confined to the kitchen of one apartment and was extinguished quickly.November 26, 2013
  • Crews contain fire at Ridgedale Macy's
    Firefighters quickly contained a fire at the Macy's store in Ridgedale Center in Minnetonka on Tuesday. The store had to be evacuated.November 26, 2013
  • Towboat sinks in Miss. River, releasing oil
    A towboat sank Monday in the Mississippi River near the Quad Cities-area community of LeClaire, releasing oil into the water and prompting a response from several agencies who were trying to determine how much fluid leaked, the Coast Guard said.November 26, 2013
  • Mother of 2 children angry over deadly crash
    Shaniece Thompson is the mother of 5-year-old Zenavia Rennie and 6-year-old Zarihana Rennie. The 5-year-old was among the two children who drowned in Thursday's crash in St. Louis Park, while the three others remain hospitalized.November 25, 2013
  • Fatal St. Paul fire blamed on careless smoking
    The fire in the Frogtown neighborhood was reported about 7:45 p.m. Sunday. Fire officials say eight family members got out safely but a family friend sleeping in the basement was unable to escape.November 25, 2013
  • Man dies in St. Paul house fire
    One man is dead after an early morning house fire in St. Paul. Eight family members who were alerted by smoke detectors escaped the fire without injury.November 24, 2013
  • NDSU tailgating group survives propane explosion
    A group tailgating outside the Fargodome before the University of South Dakota-North Dakota State football game received a scare when a propane stove exploded inside their recreational vehicle.November 23, 2013
  • More than 5,000 dead in Philippines
    Death toll climbs after Typhoon Haiyan search expands to collapsed buildings and remote areas.November 23, 2013
  • Three surviving kids in critical condition after crash into pond
    Three children are in critical condition after being trapped underwater when a car veered off the road into a St. Louis Park storm water pond Thursday. Two of the children are showing signs of improvement and have become "responsive."November 22, 2013

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