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 >>
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."
-- 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Carver County SheriffSean MaCaloon, Daniel Masloski, and James RichardsonPolice 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 >>
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 >>
Via PBSCarver 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 >>
Prince's financial woes seem to be building up.
The properties are listed in the legal notices published by the Chaska Herald.
It sounds extreme, and a little anti-tattoo, but officials insist they are anything but.
After City Pages exposes a local nuclear power plant operator with a fake diploma, his bosses reluctantly give him the ax
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?
How Minnesota philanthropist and developer Henry McKnight's utopian vision of suburbia became a blueprint for modern exurban nightmares
A new computer database system called CriMNet is supposed to revolutionize crime fighting in Minnesota. Cops, politicians, big business, and the media love it.
Alfalfa electricity? Northern States Power planted the idea, Minnesota farmers grew it, and a bitter tug-of-war chopped it down.
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.
How the power of faith is fueling the revitalization of Catholic education
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.
City officials stayed away, but neighbors came to support