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New Initiative at U of M Discourages Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is responsible for killing around 70 Minnesotans each year, despite the fact that it's illegal to take your phone out while operating a vehicle. An event aimed at stopping the habit was held at the University of Minnesota on Saturday.

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Man, Woman Plead Not Guilty to Sex Trafficking

A man and woman from Minneapolis have pleaded not guilty to sex trafficking charges.
    
U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says 31-year-old David Nance and 26-year-old Ashley Crayton are charged with sex trafficking by force, fraud and coercion.
    
They each face a minimum of 15 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Minneapolis Changes Food-to-Alcohol Ratio for Some Restaurants

The Minneapolis City Council voted Friday to change laws affecting some restaurants that sell alcohol outside of the Downtown area.

Convict who Bolted from Courtroom Found Sleeping in a Car, Arrested

Michael Henderson, 25, escaped from the Hennepin County Government Center in Minneapolis after being convicted of second degree attempted murder. - Photo: Hennepin County Sheriff's Office

A man who escaped from a Hennepin County courtroom Thursday has been arrested after he was found sleeping in a car in South Minneapolis.

Minneapolis police say 25-year-old Michael Henderson was taken into custody without incident around 7 a.m. Friday on the 2400 block of Garfield Avenue South in Minneapolis.

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Edina High Schools Starts Tougher Restrictions at Football Games

There are changes at Edina High School as the district cracks down on underage drinking.

School officials found empty beer cans and plastic liquor bottles last week at Kuhlman Stadium. District officials say students will no longer be able to bring liquids or backpacks into the stadium. There will also be increased security in the student sections and at the gates.

Major Robbinsdale Water Main Break Could Cost $250K, or More

A major water main break is causing traffic problems in Robbinsdale.

The break happened around 7 p.m. Thursday at County Road 9/42nd Avenue North from the railroad tracks to Highway 100. At its peak, the water was about a foot deep and stretched for blocks.

Hennepin Co. Prosecutor Files Petition to Protect Adrian Peterson's Son

A petition to protect Adrian Peterson's 4-year-old son was filed Friday by the Hennepin County Attorney's Office.

The Minnesota Vikings star running back was charged with a felony in Texas for using a wooden switch to spank his son while he was visiting Peterson's home in May. Peterson said he was using a form of discipline his father used on him as a boy.