Congress wants to exclude protection for victims of non-"forcible rape."They ran for office talking about jobs and the economy, but some of Minnesota's Republican congressional reps are wading right in to one of the ugliest corners of the culture wars. Minnesota representatives Michele Bachmann, ... More >>
Ahmednur Ali was shot and killed at the Brian Coyle Center in Sept. 2008A drive-by shooting outside Brian Coyle Community Center last night left two Somali men wounded and rekindled fears about gang violence. Neither the victims nor the suspects have been named by police. One of the injured ... More >>
Timothy Carson: All the shit hit the fan at once.Timothy Carson, the Minneapolis Police SWAT team member who carved a swath of violent robberies through Hennepin and Dakota counties last year, will serve 122 months in prison. Carson is already serving an eight-year federal sentence in Texas ... More >>
WikiAntonin Scalia: The 14th Amendment for me, but not thee. When Michele Bachmann bragged to Lou Dobbs that she'd talked the Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia into teaching teabaggers the Constitution, solo, did she know that Scalia didn't believe the document protects her from discrimin ... More >>
A thorn in Walgreen's side.Okay, so he's not as snicker-inducing as the Unibrow robber, who made headlines for his Frida Kahlo-like brows earlier this year. But to Walgreens, Laurence John Charette has been just as much of a headache. Walgreens has been plagued with pharmacy robberies in recent ... More >>
16 of 19 Minneapolis drugstore robberies took place at Walgreens
Photo: felixfrancierJohn D. Bullock and Damonta D. Jones are charged with first-degree sexual assault.We thought the story about the Wisconsin freaks who dug up a dead woman for sex was vile enough. But this story out of Eau Claire is even worse: John D. Bullock and Damonta D. Jones have been ... More >>
Blue Earth County Sheriff's Dept.Jeremy Giefer, once pardoned by the Governor, now faces 11 charges of criminal sexual conductWhen Jeremy Geifer was charged with 11 counts of sexual misconduct November 18th, Tim Pawlenty might have envisioned his presidential ambitions going up in smoke.Just over ... More >>
Horner's been on a quest to criminalize ladies' night for 20 years
Project Costs Millions, Tramples the Constitution, Treats Migrants Like Cattle, and Doesn't Work
Timothy CarsonTimothy Carson, the former Marine and Minneapolis cop turned robber, has pleaded guilty to a last round of crimes: Five counts of first-degree aggravated robbery and two counts of first-degree attempted aggravated robbery, in Dakota County.
Jarso Johannes Adem: Part of the problem.Jarso Yohannes Adem has admitted he threw battery acid on his former girlfriend in St. Louis Park because he couldn't handle her rejection It's the kind of growing violence we usually read about coming out of places like Afghanistan, South Asia or Afr ... More >>
Mark Buesgens: Part of a booze problem in the Emmer campaign.This is starting to look like a pattern. Following state Rep. Mark Buesgen's arrest Saturday on drunken driving charges, Tom Emmer now has to deal with four separate stories involving members and former members of his campaign, an ... More >>
Only a fraction of Mexicans get U.S. asylum
Image by Jonathunder, WikipediaReitzman's future was bright, other than that 500 grams of meth thing.Just two years ago, the future looked promising for Jason Lee Reinartz. He had just opened up a swanky new tattoo shop in Austin, Minn. He had plans to open up another. But as Reinartz learned ... More >>
Part of the Amongst Us series
Is Tom Emmer soft on drunken drivers?Tom Emmer's 1981 and 1991 arrests for drunk driving have been back in the spotlight this week after a liberal coalition released an ad this week. The Alliance for a Better Minnesota, which made the advertisement, defended the foray into the GOP gubernatori ... More >>
Tom Emmer battles claims about drunken drivingQuick work on the damage control: The morning after lefty non-profit Alliance for a Better Minnesota unveiled a hit job on Tom Emmer's drunken driving and legislative record, Emmer is firing back with its own ad. It denies Emmer sponsored a bill ... More >>
Photo via WikipediaThe United States Penitentiary, Leavenworth -- The Big House -- is Tom Petters' new addressPonzi schemer Tom Petters is headed for The Big House: the United States Penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kansas. And unless his legal team can pull a rabbit out of its hat and win an app ... More >>
The perpetual Jordan neighborhood gadfly has filed a complaint with the Minneapolis Department of Human Rights claiming he's being discriminated against for his sexual orientation.
David HoffmanBy the time David Hoffman was done with his late wife, Carol, he'd choked her to death, cut her up, tried to feed the pieces to the garbage disposal, and then dumped them in Weaver Lake. That was in 1980. Yesterday, the 63-year-old Corcoran man was denied parole on his 1981 co ... More >>
One in seven Minnesotans has a drunk driving conviction. Are we any safer?
Honoring the war dead shouldn't include check forgeryOne suspects that when American troops die in battle to protect truth, justice and the American way, they don't include check fraud as a value worth fighting for. Not that that bothered three Wisconsin parolees caught trying to cash checks ... More >>
West Lake Calhoun Parkway, better known for its stately old homes and views of one of the most popular lakes in Minneapolis, became the scene of the city's 19th homicide last night after police found the body of a man shot dead there in a park. The death means that Minneapolis has now record ... More >>
The Hennepin County Medical Examiner confirmed this morning that housemates Anton Warren, 31, and Romaze Stevens, 30, both of Minneapolis, were the two men shot to death on Friday in the 3300 block of Russell Avenue N. Their deaths mean that the 2010 Minneapolis homicide count has already passed las ... More >>
Peter Rickmyer, the Level 3 sex offender who has plagued his Jordan neighbors with an avalanche of legal filings, is not allowed to sue anymore, a judge ruled this week.
The Ladiis and the Baddest squash their beef
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 >>
Investigators still aren't sure why Trace Maxwell went on a deadly shooting spree early Thursday morning before killing himself, but they've tied him to the three homicides by way of a Glock pistol. The Glock was found in Maxwell's SUV where it crashed on Lake Street after he shot himself to ... More >>
The revelation came yesterday during a hearing on whether convicted murderer, kidnapper, and rapist Ming Sen Shiue should be civilly committed or released.
Carson still faces charges for other robberies and attempted robberies in Hennepin and Dakota counties.
Ramsey County Sheriff Bob Fletcher is none too happy about the proposal. (Surprise!)
Jefferson was suspended for two games, apologized to his teammates and swore he'd never drink and drive again.
Businesses from L.A. to Washington, D.C., accuse the customer-review site of offering to remove bad reviews in exchange for ads.
A federal grand jury makes life even more complicated for the fallen auto sales magnate.
Prosecutors say he robbed a Wells Fargo bank in Apple Valley on Jan. 6. And that's just the tip of the iceberg.
The convicted swindler could easily receive a life sentence for the Ponzi scheme.
The Minnesota Supreme Court ruling today says that people busted with drunk driving can challenge the breathalyzer result in court.
Bachmann lists pedophiles and gays in her examples of who would now be protected under hate crime laws while grandmas and veterans wouldn't have their lives valued by U.S. law.
A bill that would allow judges to include battered women's pets in restraining orders looks likely to become Minnesota law this year. Think it's a joke?
What's wrong with Wisconsin?
So how does a longtime fugitive live while on parole? Sara Jane Olson has a list of simple rules that need to be followed.
Friday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.
Sara Jane Olson, who at the time of capture received a lot of sympathy as a terrorist reformed as a housewife, is coming back to serve her parole in Minnesota. Apparently now after her time in jail she isn't safe to have around.
Wednesday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.
Friday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.
Dad tells of spending $30,000 to win time with his kids