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May 26, 2017
UPDATE: Inmate apprehended in Minneapolis after prison van taken over
The final inmate was apprehended Friday afternoon, May 26, after a transport van carrying nine prisoners was taken over.
May 26, 2017 - 11:49am
May 18, 2017
Charges: Minnesota couple operated ‘large-scale’ sex trafficking enterprise; arrest made in Woodbury
Washington County authorities believe two people arrested Wednesday are responsible for allegedly running a large-scale prostitution and sex...
May 18, 2017 - 12:43pm
May 12, 2017
Minn. roundup: Threatening, racist note left on St. Olaf black student's car a 'hoax'
NORTHFIELD, Minn.—A threatening note reportedly left on a black student's car at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn., was apparently a hoax intended "to draw attention to concerns about the campus climate," according to emails from St. Olaf President David Anderson to students...
May 12, 2017 - 4:50pm
May 11, 2017
Minn. roundup: St. Thomas Academy teacher fired over texting students; Motorcyclist allegedly left scene after girlfriend fell off, died on interstate
MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn.—A St. Thomas Academy teacher has been fired after she allegedly sent "inappropriate and concerning" text messages to at least three students, according to the all-male Catholic prep school in Mendota Heights. The content of the text messages centered around...
May 11, 2017 - 11:00am
Illinois men admit to smuggling cigarettes over MN-WI border
Two Illinois men accused of transporting the largest load of untaxed tobacco in Minnesota history have pleaded guilty to felony smuggling charges....
May 11, 2017 - 9:34am
May 10, 2017
Rosemount woman accused of stealing thousands in senior party funds
A Rosemount woman tasked with handling funds for a Dakota County school’s senior party allegedly funneled more than $4,300 from the group’s...
May 10, 2017 - 2:49pm
May 9, 2017
Minn roundup: Suspect found after stabbing in pre-arranged, brass knuckles fight in St. Cloud
ST. CLOUD, Minn.—A woman suspected in a stabbing that was part of a pre-arranged, brass knuckles fight among seven people Sunday afternoon in north St. Cloud was arrested late Sunday. Shyla Rae Storkamp, 25, faces possible charges of first- and second-degree assault, according...
May 9, 2017 - 12:00pm
May 8, 2017
Police: Woman threatening suicide prompts SWAT response in Farmington
A distraught, intoxicated woman threatening suicide and in possession of a firearm triggers a call to Farmington police and a response from the...
May 8, 2017 - 9:09pm
May 5, 2017
Fugitive accused of stealing identity gets 5-year prison term
DAKOTA COUNTY, Minn.—A fugitive who eluded authorities for three years using a fake name before his recent capture in rural Dakota County...
May 5, 2017 - 1:00pm
May 3, 2017
ACLU sues Dakota County sheriff over DNA collection
The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota filed suit against Dakota County Sheriff Tim Leslie to prevent DNA sample collections from a...
May 3, 2017 - 4:09pm
Scam alert: Email attack hits Google accounts
An email scam attack that was sent Wednesday afternoon, May 3, is affecting Google accounts. The email invites users to click on a Google...
May 3, 2017 - 3:30pm
May 2, 2017
Hidden fuel tank discovered, $80K penalty follows
GOODHUE — An excavating and trucking company must pay an $80,000 penalty and take several corrective actions after the Minnesota Pollution...
May 2, 2017 - 2:15pm
April 24, 2017
Update April 24, 2017: Missing Level 3 predatory offender arrested in Cailfornia
A Level 3 predatory offender that the Minnesota Department of Corrections had been seeking since April 14 is back in custody.
April 24, 2017 - 2:17pm
April 21, 2017
Man killed by sheriff's deputies in Minn. had ties to Pierce County
VADNAIS HEIGHTS, Minn.—The family of a man killed by Ramsey County sheriff's deputies in Vadnais Heights earlier this week has identified him as Darren Jahnke, 47.
April 21, 2017 - 9:44am
April 20, 2017
Red Wing murder suspect led Wis. deputy on 120-mph chase, charges say
The man charged in a Goodhue County slaying was arrested at gunpoint in Pierce County early Tuesday after leading deputies there on a high-speed...
April 20, 2017 - 9:54am