The Anoka County attorney's office is appealing a 30-month prison sentence that it says is too short for a former Minneapolis police officer who used social media to try to lure girls into sexual encounters.
Several fires were reported overnight outside of the Twin Cities metro area.
Firefighters from five different departments were called to a home in Montrose, Minnesota, which is about 35 miles west of the Twin Cities. Fire officials say flames were shooting from the roof, and the home was severely damaged. One person was in the home at the time but escaped uninjured.
Minnesota hunters have registered 102,000 deer through the second weekend of the main firearms deer season.
The Department of Natural Resources says that's down 31,000 through the same period last year. Adding in special hunts and archery, the DNR says the total harvest so far this season is 115,000 deer, down 32,500 from the same point last season.