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March 21, 2017
Mayhem on I-94: Car theft suspect climbs on truck in Alexandria, Minn.
ALEXANDRIA—A call that began as a stolen vehicle over the weekend ended with traffic at a standstill on Interstate 94 as numerous law enforcement...
March 21, 2017 - 9:17am
Charges: Minn. men plotted bar burglary after Super Bowl
Two Minnesota men decided the night after the Super Bowl was a prime time to strike poker machines inside a Hager City bar, according to court...
News/crime and courts
February 21, 2017 - 7:36am
January 4, 2017
Convicted mass killer Manson reportedly hospitalized outside prison
LOS ANGELES—Convicted mass murderer Charles Manson was taken from a California prison to a hospital for an undisclosed medical issue on Tuesday, media reported. Manson was seriously ill, a source told the Los Angeles Times, but could not provide further information. TMZ reported...
January 4, 2017 - 11:00am
December 12, 2016
Update: Mail and vehicle thefts reported in Hampton and Farmington
The Dakota County Sheriff's Department reported that every mailbox and unlocked vehicle in a section of Hampton was riffled through over the...
December 12, 2016 - 4:42pm
December 9, 2016
Landmark survey finds U.S. transgender people harassed in public restrooms
NEW YORK - Almost 60 percent of transgender Americans have avoided using public restrooms for fear of confrontation, saying they have been harassed and assaulted, according to the largest survey taken of transgender people in the United States. The survey of 27,715 respondents reached...
December 9, 2016 - 1:00pm
December 6, 2016
Grinch steals Christmas in the Village money
The thief had to break through four locked doors, but he eventually found what he was looking for — $8,000 collected from a weekend event...
News/crime and courts
December 6, 2016 - 3:40pm
November 21, 2016
Wetterling killer sentenced to 20 years in prison
MINNEAPOLIS—Danny Heinrich, the man who confessed to killing Jacob Wetterling almost three decades ago, was sentenced to 20 years in prison...
November 21, 2016 - 11:33am
November 19, 2016
Child survives hanging after chaotic flee by Minneapolis day care provider, police say
MINNEAPOLIS—A Minneapolis daycare provider hanged a toddler in her home, struck and dragged a man with her minivan and then tried to throw herself off a bridge in a "horrific" series of events Friday morning, police said. The child and the hit-and-run victim survived. The suspect...
November 19, 2016 - 11:09am
November 16, 2016
Police officer who fatally shot Philando Castile charged with manslaughter
ST. PAUL — In a stunning decision that shook police and protesters alike, the officer who fatally shot Philando Castile was charged with manslaughter...
November 16, 2016 - 10:58am
November 15, 2016
North Dakota sheriff investigates report of attack on pipeline protester, gunfire
MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — North Dakota authorities are investigating a weekend incident in which pipeline protesters said a woman was struck...
November 15, 2016 - 1:00pm
November 13, 2016
With murders at all-time high, transgender people worry about Trump's decisions on civil rights
NEW YORK—Murders of transgender people hit an all-time high in the United States this year, campaigners said on Thursday, Nov. 10, amid...
November 13, 2016 - 6:00am
October 27, 2016
Minnesota roundup: Searchers looking for missing canoeist on Leech Lake; Woman who didn't trust banks loses $224,000 life savings in home theft
WALKER, Minn.—Authorities are searching for a Federal Dam, Minn., man after a canoe was found capsized Tuesday night on Leech Lake. The Cass County Sheriff's Office received a report of an overturned canoe on the east side of Leech Lake in the Sugar Point area at 6:49 p.m. Tuesday....
October 27, 2016 - 10:01am
October 20, 2016
Minnesota man on meth allegedly assaults woman because ghosts told her to kill him
WILLMAR, Minn. — A Willmar man, high on methamphetamine, allegedly threatened a woman with a knife and attempted to strangle her because...
October 20, 2016 - 10:32am
October 4, 2016
Instagram post from "friendly clown" prompts response from Farmington police chief
The Farmington Police Department found nothing humorous about a creepy clown threatening to visit Farmington area middle schools this week. An Instagram post by "Bobo the Friendly Clown" concerned parents who began calling the police around 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 3 to let them...
News/crime and courts
October 4, 2016 - 3:43pm
September 24, 2016
Missing for 27 years, Jacob Wetterling's disappearance remained a mystery
ST. CLOUD — The question lingered for nearly 27 years. Investigators internalized it. Patty Wetterling repeated it hundreds, perhaps thousands,...
September 24, 2016 - 7:00am