Carver County

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2014

    Top 10 best albums recorded at Pachyderm Studio

    The secluded Pachyderm Recording Studio in Cannon Falls has seen some of the most celebrated groups of the past 30 years roll into town and bash out some of the best records of the modern rock era. As the studio enters a new era with Duluth's Trampled by Turtles recording their latest album there wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2014

    Man and woman fatally shot following police chase on Hwy 212 [UPDATE]

    Lt. Eric Roeske of the Minnesota State Patrol identified the two people shot to death Friday on Highway 212 as a man and a woman. But he refused to confirm whether this was a hostage situation, as initially reported over the police scanner. Four unnamed officers -- one state trooper, one Carver Coun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2014

    Rusty Gatenby out at KSTP following DWI arrest

    Rusty Gatenby's lengthy tenure as a KSTP-TV reporter has come to an end.Gatenby confirmed his departure in a Facebook post yesterday, writing, "well it's true.. after more than 30 years at KSTP I am moving on."

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2014

    Vikings' Erin Henderson arrested again for DWI, pot possession [UPDATE]

    -- Updates at bottom -- For the second time since Thanksgiving, Vikings linebacker Erin Henderson was arrested for DWI yesterday morning. THE BACKSTORY: Vikings' Erin Henderson suing state over 3 a.m. DWI arrest The news was just broken by USA Today NFL reporter and former 1500 ESPN Vikings beat wri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    Mike Frey, outrageous anti-gay testifier, is pastor at Baptist church in Waconia

    Curious to hear more of what Mike Frey has to say after watching the video of him talking about "ejaculation inside of a colon" during yesterday's marriage equality hearing at the Capitol? Head to Northern Lights Baptist Church in Waconia, where he serves as pastor.THE BACKSTORY: Marriage equality o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2012

    Teen killed by semi after lying across Highway 212

    ​A 17-year-old died this morning after lying down on Highway 212 in Carver County. Around 7 a.m., before the sun had risen, the teenager wrapped himself up in a dark blanket and lay on the highway, according to the State Patrol. He was struck by a semi-trailer and killed. "We're still investigat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2012

    Paul Zunker, ex-Carver County GOP chair, guilty of molesting minor

    ​Former Carver County Republican Party chairman Paul Zunker pled guilty this week to second-degree criminal sexual conduct. Zunker was charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor last fall. Zunker allegedly groped his victim's chest and "laughed" when she asked him to stop, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    Clarence Robinson, fugitive sex offender, on the run for a second time

    Clarence Robinson moseys into fugitive status yet again.​The Minnesota Department of Corrections is asking locals to keep their eyes peeled for Clarence Robinson, who is on the lam for the second time in his criminal career. This guy is quite the escape artist. His method of choice: Walking casual ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2011

    Paul Zunker ordered not to have contact with victim, skip church after party elects new chairman

    Paul Zunker: not welcome at church.​Paul Zunker, the former Carver County Republican Chairman, made his first court appearance this morning to face molestation charges. Zunker was ordered booked and released under the following conditions: That he not have contact with the victim, avoid the famil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2011

    Paul Zunker, Republican Party operative, had "significant relationship" with child in molestation charges

    Paul Zunker, before his downfall. ​More information has emerged in the case of Paul Zunker, the Carver County Republican chairman facing criminal charges for molesting a minor. Zunker is specifically charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct in the second degree where the defendant has ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2011

    Paul Zunker, Carver County Republican chairman, charged for molesting minor

    Tom Emmer hanging out with Paul Zunker.​Paul Zunker, chair of the Carver County Republican Party, has been charged with two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct for molesting a minor. Zunker has allegedly been molesting his victim since last August. The victim, who is under 16, would t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2011

    No one wants to talk to Erik Paulsen

    Erik Paulsen: Have you seen this man? Probably not.​Minnesota Congressman Erik Paulsen is having the damndest time getting anyone to call him. A new study from Smart Politics found that Paulsen gets by far the least amount of attention of Minnesota's congressional delegation. That means he's not o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2011

    Carver County Republican Party not very good at this whole "fundraiser" business

    Carver County Republican Party: Not very good at politics.​There won't be a Carver County Republican Party fundraiser this evening. The GOP's original plan was to auction off access to state legislators and US congressmen this afternoon at the Minnesota Horse and Hunt Club. City Pages reported on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2011

    Kim Rolene Hutterer indicted for threats against FBI agent, Joe Biden, Tim Pawlenty, FBI agent

    Kim Rolene Hutterer keeps getting caught.​Kim Rolene Hutterer has had an unhealthy obsession with FBI Special Agent Dean Scheidler ever since the day he arrested her 20 years ago for threatening to bomb a Northwest Airlines flight. Now she's been indicted after mailing the Minneapolis agent a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2010

    Mario Cortolezzis pleads guilty in autism fraud

    ​Mario Cortolezzis -- the father who stole from his own autism charity and was the subject of our November 24 cover story -- pleaded guilty to the scheme today in Carver County court, on all four counts of felony theft. "He really was very cooperative," says SAFER founder and Carver County Sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    Burglary team hit up to 100 homes before capture

    Carver County SheriffSean MaCaloon, Daniel Masloski, and James Richardson​Police say three metro-area men had their burglary routine down to a science before they were caught in Anoka County last week. Daniel Masloski, Sean MaCaloon, and James Richardson are accused of pulling off daylight heists ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    Top ten memorable celebrity twins

    ​This weekend twins, triplets, quads, and their families will make a pilgrimage to Twinsburg, Ohio for the Twins Days Festival. In deference to this celebration of multiples, we've put together a list of some of the most memorable twins. Some are famous because they're beautiful, others for th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2010

    Carver County leads the Minnesota tea party

    Via PBS​Carver County has more registered tea party members compared to any other county in the state according to research done by the Christian Science Monitor and PBS Newshour: Approximately 10 per 10,000 residents. Sound like a lot? Carver County has 90,043 residents, according to the late ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    Prince ordered to pay almost $3 million for ditched Irish gig

    Prince's financial woes seem to be building up.

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2010

    Prince listed as owing hundreds of thousands of dollars in Carver County back taxes

    The properties are listed in the legal notices published by the Chaska Herald.

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    Minn. town banning tattoo parlors for one year

    It sounds extreme, and a little anti-tattoo, but officials insist they are anything but.

  • News

    September 24, 2008

    Homer Simpson Gets Clipped

    After City Pages exposes a local nuclear power plant operator with a fake diploma, his bosses reluctantly give him the ax

  • News

    July 23, 2008

    Tim Pawlenty: Governor No

    Tim Pawlenty racked up more vetoes this year than any governor in Minnesota's history. Is this the man we want to be vice president?

  • News

    July 13, 2005

    Arrested Development

    How Minnesota philanthropist and developer Henry McKnight's utopian vision of suburbia became a blueprint for modern exurban nightmares

  • News

    February 19, 2003


    A new computer database system called CriMNet is supposed to revolutionize crime fighting in Minnesota. Cops, politicians, big business, and the media love it.

  • News

    September 29, 1999

    Against the Grain

    Alfalfa electricity? Northern States Power planted the idea, Minnesota farmers grew it, and a bitter tug-of-war chopped it down.

  • News

    May 12, 1999

    A Change of Habits

    When Kate, Brigid, Rita, and Jane McDonald joined the Sisters of St. Joseph nearly 50 years ago, they knew that nuns worked hard, lived modestly, and wore long cloaks. The sit-ins, marches, and street protests didn't come till later.

  • Feature

    January 1, 1999

    Like a Prayer

    How the power of faith is fueling the revitalization of Catholic education

  • News

    November 25, 1998

    Portrait of the Artist as a Killer

    The Art of Murder or How to Take a Friend's Life Without Really Trying. Acclaimed artist Carl Wesley, a.k.a. Inmate 198369, wrote the book.

  • Feature

    October 1, 1998

    Watertown meeting on gay harassment draws both supporters and skeptics

    City officials stayed away, but neighbors came to support

  • Feature

    September 1, 1998