Since the "shall issue" permit law went on the books a decade ago, the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has recorded five instances of permit holders justifiably using a firearm. During that same timeframe, permit holders have committed 124 firearm-related crimes.RELATED COVERAGE:-- More Minnesotans ... More >>
:::: UPDATE :::: Eric Thomes killed himself in connection with Officer Decker slaying; murder weapon foundOne month ago today, authorities surprisingly released Ryan Larson, the man initially arrested in connection with the murder of Cold Spring Officer Tom Decker, without charging him.There's been ... More >>
Dead-deer ditch sex, copulation with a farm-residing goat... as we've said before, human sexuality is a complex beast.SEE ALSO: Bryan Hathaway, Duluth-area dead deer sexer, allegedly assaults officer at Wal MartThe latest example comes from Grant Township in Washington County, where 37-year-old Abim ... More >>
Minneapolis police apparently did some nice work in tracking down a suspect allegedly responsible for a May 24 robbery and sexual assault on the 1600 block of Fremont Avenue North.On that night, a female victim called police and said that while sleeping she was awoken by a knife-wielding stranger. T ... More >>
Last Thursday, we told you about explosive allegations made by a new video report -- that state patrol officers and county deputies have been giving drugs to
young people hanging out near Peavey Plaza as part of the State Patrol's Drug Recognition Expert program.Later that day, Eric Roeske, State P ... More >>
One of several angel figures found inside a bag containing a dead newborn.After the body of a newborn baby girl was found floating in the middle of Mississippi River, cops revealed only that she'd been wrapped in a plastic bag.
Now it turns out that the bag contained several items, in what seems ... More >>
Christina Hope via FlickrCops want to know if four infants found four years apart in the Mississippi have any connection.An afternoon of boating on the Mississippi River went terribly wrong for one family this week after they discovered a strange object floating in the water. It turned out to be ... More >>
Nathan Klussendorf was shot by a Washington County SWAT team sniper at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday.Nathan Kluessendorf was arrested yesterday for shooting at St. Paul Park police in a standoff Tuesday morning. The standoff started when police got a call about a suicidal person at around 1 a.m., and ended w ... More >>
The deadline for a solution is tonight at midnight.If you're planning your Fourth of July weekend, you should keep in mind what will or won't be available if the state government shuts down on Friday. In total, 75 different state agencies will be affected, with 46 set to shut down altogether.
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Police say Timothy Lamere took the same 2C-E that killed Trevor Robinson-Davis.The Anoka County attorney has officially charged Timothy Richard Lamere with third-degree murder for his role in a mass 2C-E overdose.According to the criminal complaint, Lamere provided the drug that lead to 19-year-o ... More >>
Timothy Lamere is set to be charged with third degree murder on Monday.Blaine police have arrested 21-year-old Timothy Richard LaMere for supplying the hallucinogen 2C-E that caused 11 people to overdose, killing one.He will be formally charged with third degree murder in the death of Trevor Rob ... More >>
Trevor Robinson leaves behind a 5-month-old son after overdosing on 2C-E.As some of the victims of a mass 2C-E overdose are leaving the hospital, more details are emerging about what happened before 19-year-old Trevor Robinson died.
"Trevor's the kind of guy where he likes to up his friends and ... More >>
Lance Lundsten's death has been ruled a suicide.When Lance Lundsten, a gay high schooler from Miltona, died in January of this year, his death was initially reported as a suicide. The news rocketed around the internet -- another gay teen who took his life after reported bullying at the hands ... More >>
City PagesFletcher provided these terrorism briefs to City Pages to prove he wasn't lyingFormer Ramsey County Sheriff Bob Fletcher has given City Pages a batch of documents he says are some of the terrorism briefs he has been accused of lying about creating.The documents--some marked "Confidentia ... More >>
The screw-ups at the Tri-County Regional Forensic Laboratory who inflated the blood-alcohol content in urine samples over the last year got nearly a dozen innocent people charged with drunk driving.The cause of the error wasn't some malfunction in sophisticated equipment or contaminated lab appar ... More >>
Well, Minnesota authorities have given up on finding 15 fugitive sex offenders, so they are hoping you can do the work for them.
The state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) and nine counties say they are 15 sex offenders in north-central Minnesota who aren't complying with the Minnesota's P ... More >>
Photo: wetwebworkiA deadly suburban crime spree ended with gunfire this morning in a Shakopee highway ditch after police shot and killed an as-yet unidentified 34-year-old male suspected of a convenience store robbery, a carjacking and a fatal stabbing.
The Shakopee Valley News is reporting ... More >>
Larry Gould was a long-time junkie on the mend in a methadone program until he was lured into a drug sting. Now he's doing five years. But he made a few undercover cops look good in the process, and that was the important thing.
In the 25 years that he's served as Hennepin County's first and only chief public defender, Bill Kennedy has earned a tough-as-nails reputation for the way he defends his clients, his staff, and himself. This year he's pitted against Hennepin County prose