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Chase Suspect Slams into Brick Wall at 90 mph in Maplewood

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A truck slammed into a brick wall in Maplewood at 90 mph after an early-morning chase Wednesday.

Metro Transit Police say the chase started around 3 a.m. in Minneapolis. The suspect got on Interstate 35W, Highway 36 in Roseville, and ended at the intersection of County Road B and Arcade Street in Maplewood, police say.

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Calif. Man Accused of Trafficking Mpls. Teen Reported Missing

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A 36-year-old California man is facing federal criminal charges following his arrest in Las Vegas on charges alleging he transported a teenage girl from Minnesota to Los Angeles to engage in prostitution.
    
Records show that Laron Darrell Carter was scheduled to for a detention hearing before a magistrate judge Tuesday.
    

Wis. Approves Medical Marijuana Byproduct, Giving Minn. Families Hope

Wisconsin has a new law approving the use of a byproduct of marijuana for medical purposes, but families who seek medical marijuana in Minnesota say the new Wisconsin law does not offer much help across the border.

Injuries Reported after Metro Transit Bus Hits Pedestrian, Stops Abruptly

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Metro Transit Police are investigating after a bus knocked down a pedestrian in downtown Minneapolis Tuesday.

It happened around 8:30 p.m. on Second Avenue South and Washington Avenue. The pedestrian was conscious and breathing and was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center.

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St. Paul Police Reviewing Archbishop Deposition

Archbishop John Nienstedt during the four hour deposition on April 2. -

Archbishop John Nienstedt, the head of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, had not known of any credibly-accused priests serving in the ministry because he took his staff's advisement at word and did not look at any documentation, according to a court-ordered deposition made public Tuesday.

Mpls. Considering Changing 'Columbus Day' Name

The City of Minneapolis is considering changing the name of Columbus Day at a council meeting on Friday.

Activists in the city have proposed changing the name to "Indigenous People's Day." The date falls on Oct. 13 this year.

Metro Transit: Light Rail Trains Among Most Energy Efficient in Country

When the light rail trains start rolling this summer, they’ll be some of the most energy-efficient in the country, according to Metro Transit officials.