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St. Francis Officer Investigated on Data Snooping

A police chief in Anoka County has asked sheriff's officials to investigate whether one of his officers illegally accessed private data.

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Wait List for Section 8 Vouchers Opens for First Time Since 2007 in Metro

For the first time in eight years, the Metropolitan Council is opening up its wait list for Section 8 vouchers.

Its Housing and Redevelopment Authority handles the federal rental assistance program for more than 100 metro communities in Anoka, Carver, and most of suburban Hennepin and Ramsey counties.

Man Admits to Stealing Car from Wright County Hotel

Twenty-four-year-old Joshua Stuart Vossen. - Photo: Anoka County Sheriff's Office

A 24-year-old man has been charged with theft after admitting to stealing a car from a hotel, committing a gas drive off, and crashing the vehicle into a fence.

Blaine officers were called to Cedar Creek Apartments on the 11700 block of Third Street Northeast around 4:30 a.m. Monday after a caller witnessed two men digging around inside a vehicle.

Complaint: St. Paul Man Seen Waving Gun Didn't Have Permit to Carry

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A St. Paul man is facing multiple charges after a caller said he was waving a gun around inside a Centerville home.

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Wild Defenseman Ryan Suter Suspended Two Games

Nashville Predators center Craig Smith (15) battles Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter, right, for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game in St. Paul, Minn., Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015. - Photo: AP/Ann Heisenfelt

Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter was suspended for two games by the NHL for elbowing Pittsburgh Penguins forward Steve Downie on Tuesday.

Under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement and based on his average annual salary, Suter will forfeit $81,058.72. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

Wild Acquire Goalie Devan Dubnyk from Arizona in Exchange for Draft Pick

Arizona Coyotes' Oliver Ekman-Larsson (23), of Sweden, checks San Jose Sharks' Matt Nieto (83) to the ice in front of Coyotes goalie Devan Dubnyk, left, during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday. - Photo: AP/Ross D. Franklin

The Wild have traded a third round draft pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft to Arizona for back-up goalie Devan Dubnyk. Dubnyk will be an unrestricted free agent after this season.

In 19 games this year, he has a .916 save percentage. That's better than both Niklas Backstrom and Darcy Kuemper.

Minnesota in 2014 Had Second Fewest Traffic Deaths Since 1944

The number of traffic deaths in Minnesota last year was at the second lowest level since 1944, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety said Wednesday.