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  • 3 dead in car crash north of Mankato
    It's the third crash with multiple deaths in three weeks. Four young men were killed in a crash near Sleepy Eye on March 7, and three Carleton College students were killed in a crash near Northfield on Feb. 28.March 17, 2014
  • How 26 nations are helping to find that missing Malaysian jet
    Malaysia, which is coordinating the search, has deployed about 18 aircraft and 27 ships, including the submarine support vessel MV Mega Bakti, which can detect objects at a depth of up to 1,000 meters (3,280 feet).March 17, 2014
  • Missing jet exposes wide gaps in how airlines operate
    The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has exposed wide gaps in how the world's airlines -- and their regulators -- operate. But experts warn this isn't likely to be one of those defining moments that lead to fundamental changes.March 17, 2014
  • 2 killed in head-on collision near Mankato
    The Minnesota State Patrol says at least two vehicles have collided head-on near Mankato, leaving two people dead.March 16, 2014
  • Did The Malaysian airliner land? Here are possible runways
    The fate of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 isn't known -- and officials have stated their search will now focus on a large area to the west of the plane's planned flight path from Kuala Lampur to Beijing. Experts say it isn't likely to have landed -- in part because the large plane would attract notice.March 16, 2014
  • Prime Minister: 'Deliberate action' disabled missing jet's systems
    Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak made his statement Saturday after being briefed by investigators from Malaysian agencies and representatives of the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board, along with Britain's Air Accidents Investigation Branch.March 15, 2014
  • Missing plane: Piracy theory gains more credence
    The latest evidence suggests the plane didn't experience a catastrophic incident over the South China Sea as was initially suspected. Some experts theorize that one of the pilots, or someone else with flying experience, hijacked the plane or committed suicide by plunging the jet into the sea.March 14, 2014
  • Minneapolis on pace for record number of fire deaths
    In the wake of 10 deaths caused by fires in Minneapolis so far this year, chiefs from across the region gathered Friday to talk about fire safety and prevention.March 14, 2014
  • Crews soak up oil along tracks in SE Minn.
    Crews have placed oil-absorbing booms and sandbags along railroad tracks in southeastern Minnesota to soak up oil that leaked out of a tanker car last month.March 14, 2014
  • Metro Transit: Operator-caused light rail accident was first of its kind
    The Blue Line train was traveling northbound when it hit the trailer of a pickup truck at the intersection of 34th Avenue and Airport Lane in Bloomington.March 14, 2014
  • Minneapolis group home damaged by fire
    Three people had to be rescued from the home. One of them was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center with what fire officials described as non-life threatening injuries.March 14, 2014
  • The slow forgetting of a space disaster
    America wasn't familiar with losing astronauts when Virgil "Gus" Grissom, Edward White and Roger Chaffee burned to death in their Apollo capsule on the launch pad during a 1967 test of their Saturn 1B rocket. We'd never lost an astronaut before. For each of the 47 years since, Betty Grissom has led those who remember the tragedy.March 14, 2014
  • Death toll reaches 7 in NYC building explosion
    The explosion Wednesday morning in East Harlem injured more than 60 people, with searchers still trying to locate others a day later. Crews used generator-powered floodlights and thermal imaging cameras to identify heat spots -- bodies or pockets of fire -- at the site on Park Avenue and 116th Street.March 13, 2014
  • 2 Minneapolis house fire victims identified
    Firefighters were called to the house at 2940 Washburn Ave. N. shortly after 6 p.m. Tuesday. They found a fire burning in the living room of the single story home there, and quickly extinguished it. They also found a man and woman dead in a bedroom nearby.March 13, 2014
  • Volatile Bakken oil, aging tank cars raise the stakes for Minnesota rail safety
    More loads of volatile North Dakota crude oil are moving over rails, prompting new safety efforts. In Perham, Minn., trains have derailed four times since 1992. Given the never-ending rail traffic that goes through town, local officials fear that it will happen again, with dangerous results.March 12, 2014

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