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Woman Charged with Hitting, Dragging Another Woman; Victim in Critical Condition

Vanessa Uzong, 24 - Photo: Hennepin County Sheriff's Office

A woman is charged with first-degree assault after authorities say she hit and dragged another woman in Minneapolis.

Police say Vanessa Uzong, 24, was driving and hit 26-year-old Miera Horton who was walking in the area of Fifth Street and Hennepin Avenue around 1 a.m. Saturday.

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Complaint: Augie's Cabaret Shooting Stemmed from Feud

A St. Paul woman has been charged with second-degree murder after a woman was shot and killed in a downtown Minneapolis night spot over the weekend.

The shooting happened at Augie's Bourbon Street Cabaret on Hennepin Avenue around 1 a.m. Saturday. The victim has been identified as 32-year-old Lakisha Neal of Minneapolis.

Emerson Process Management Opens New Headquarters in Shakopee

Emerson Process Management has opened its new $70 million headquarters in Shakopee.
    
The company makes wireless monitoring systems for oil refineries and other industrial uses. Its business has received a boost from increased oil production.
    

DNR: Conservative Deer Season will Lower Harvest

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The deer hunting season is coming up quickly, and this year the harvest limit may be the lowest it’s been since the early 1980s.

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources big game program leader Leslie McInenly says the harvest could come in around 120,000; last year, 170,000 deer were harvested.

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KSTP/SurveyUSA Poll: Is Minnesota Prepared for Ebola?

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Minnesota health experts say they have been preparing for weeks, and hospitals have been planning for months for Ebola to reach the state.

In our latest, exclusive KSTP/SurveyUSA poll, we asked Minnesotans if they think we’re prepared for Ebola here at home. The majority said "no."

First Lady Michelle Obama to Rally Voters in Minneapolis

First lady Michelle Obama campaigns for Pennsylvania Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, at the Dorothy Emanuel Recreation Center in Philadelphia. - Photo: AP/Matt Rourke

First lady Michelle Obama is the latest prominent figure to come through Minnesota to fire up Democrats.
    
Obama was to appear at a Minneapolis high school Tuesday afternoon for a get-out-the-vote rally with Gov. Mark Dayton and Sen. Al Franken, who are seeking re-election.
    

Local Liberians Feel Stigmatized Due to Ebola Fears in Minnesota

Some members of the 30,000 plus Liberian population in the northwest metro say they feel stigmatized. 

Even though there hasn't been a single case of Ebola in Minnesota, local Liberians believe those outside of their neighborhood look at them not like a person, but a possible carrier of the virus.