Carl Eller guilty in police brawl, police looking for Uptown hate crime suspects


Monday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp:

Eller guilty in brawl with police 
Former Vikings football player Carl Eller is guilty in a violent and profane battle with police last year, according to a ruling this morning by a Hennepin County District Judge. He was found guilty on reduced charges after he made a deal to drop the most serious charges and potentially reduced jail time. 

Minneapolis police are looking for two people who allegedly beat a woman in Uptown Thursday night because she was a lesbian. The 32-year-old woman was beat until she lost consciousness, she says. 

A Minnesota pilot is scheduled for a court hearing today after he was busted at a 12-year-old boy's home in Houston. He had been sending sexual text messages to the boy previously. He told police he thought the boy was 14. Because that makes it better? 

A man was shot to death while walking home in the Jordan neighborhood Sunday afternoon. His homicide was the city's first in 2009 and caused an outpouring of anger in the neighborhood. The 48-year-old was married and the father of two teenagers and was shot on the block where his nephew lived. 

The Pioneer Press has a video of one Minnesota family out searching for the St. Paul Winter Carnival medallion. These people are nuts. Anything for money, of course.