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Newport Woman Pleads Guilty in 2013 Overdose Death of Husband

A Newport woman has pleaded guilty to third-degree murder for the drug overdose death of her husband back in March 2013.

Forty-four-year-old Jennifer Marie Johnson pleaded guilty in Washington County.

Thousands of Dollars in Stolen Tools Recovered, Police Search for Owners in Metro

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The Washington County Sheriff’s Office has recovered about 150 hand and power tools that are suspected to have been stolen from around the Twin Cities metro.

Cottage Grove Man Charged after 11-Hour Standoff

Maxwell Mark Quist - Photo: Washington County

A Cottage Grove man is charged with assault and terroristic threats after an 11-hour standoff that started Tuesday and ended Wednesday.

Charges filed in Washington County Court say 33-year-old Maxwell Mark Quist had a 12-gauge shotgun and threatened his mother's husband with it. He also threatened police during the night.

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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.