The images coming out of Ferguson, Missouri, where an unarmed teen was shot to death August 9, precipitating mass protests, show cops crouching on armored tanks and squinting into sniper scopes. They're dressed head to toe in camouflage as they rush civilians with assault rifles. For this, we can c ... More >>
The Great Bull Run is bringing its version of Spain's Running of the Bulls to Minnesota for the first time this summer, and animal rights activists aren't happy about it. The goal of the event is for participants to out-sprint 18 angry bulls over a quarter-mile course. More than 2,000 people have ... More >>
Authorities in Dakota County have charged Francis Hoefgen, a 63-year-old former Benedictine priest who served the Twin Cities region, with two counts of criminal sexual conduct in the first degree. At a press conference later today, Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom and Hastings Police Chief ... More >>
On Black Friday, Apple Valley resident Serge Vorobyov made it rain cash at the Mall of America. He framed his stunt as an act of altruism, but his soon-to-be ex-wife said Serge's motives were less pure than he was letting on.RELATED: Man who made it rain at MOA professed his love for ex-wife on each ... More >>
Voter ID may be a dead issue, but the state's leading pro-voter ID group lives on -- barely.SEE ALSO: Minnesota Majority's Dan McGrath on voter ID failure: "Voter fraud likely played a role"Last Tuesday, Minnesota Majority announced it needed to raise $20,000 before the week was through to stay aliv ... More >>
Last night, there was a running of the bulls at the Dakota County Fair. But unfortunately, the event wasn't on the fair's calendar.SEE ALSO: Freeborn County Fair worker gives birth in bathroom near the Cattle Barn Around 8:15 p.m., a bull broke loose from a rodeo event and made a mad dash through a ... More >>
Homemade food is all the rage these days, with everything from basement breweries to kimchi-making in the kitchen. However, sometimes the goods don't turn out as well as expected. Yesterday, the Minnesota Department of Health revealed that more than two dozen people in Minneapolis have gotten sick f ... More >>
Last spring, law enforcement officials in Hennepin, Anoka, and Ramsey counties went public with concerns about a dramatic uptick in heroin use in the Twin Cities. It turns out a good portion of the metro area's supply may have been riding around in the car Apple Valley police found Warren Comeaux in ... More >>
Some people just refuse to learn lessons, apparently. SEE ALSO:-- Woman cited for driving in MnPASS lane with hipster-looking mannequin as passenger [PHOTO]-- Urinal Cake Man: Strangest anti-drunk driving campaign ever?Abdul Khalid Hakeem Malik-El, also known as Keith Edward Montgomery, was pulled o ... More >>
There's a new flu strain in Minnesota that people acquire through contact with pigs. But you don't necessarily have to cancel your trip to the upcoming State Fair, because this flu is apparently mild.
Three members of the Final Exit Network were booked in Dakota County yesterday for their role in the alleged 2007 suicide of an Apple Valley woman. A fourth defendant, Jerry D. Dincin, didn't appear because he is reportedly dying. Dr. Lawrence D. Egbert, Thomas Goodwin, Roberta Massey and Jerry Din ... More >>
Last month, we told you about a locker-room photo scandal at Lakeville's Century Middle School, where dozens of students were suspended after an inappropriate cell phone photo of a student was widely shared. Today, Dakota County prosecutors filed charges. Three students -- two boys and a girl -- wer ... More >>
Last week, we told you about Dakota County middle schoolers that got themselves suspended because of smartphone-snapped inappropriate photos. This week, another Dakota County sex scandal has emerged, this one suggesting teachers are equally capable of landing themselves in some very hot water for us ... More >>
Dakota County officials apparently aren't fans of this design -- they want their buses to be red.Yellow and blue with red trim, or red and blue with yellow trim? This is the intractable issue confronting policy makers on the Met Council and in Dakota County.You see, the Met Council wants the colo ... More >>
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.
This weekend put on your kilt and head North to Farmington to celebrate all things Scottish at the 7th Annual Minnesota Scottish Fair. There will be shepherding, bagpipes a-piping, and a Celtic parade, not to mention Scottish eggs, and haggis. There is also a family tent, with lots of fun ... More >>
Brandon Michael Iams, 17, has been charged with careless driving inthe crash that killed three people two weeks before Christmas.
Timothy Edward Carson is also suspected of being involved in four other robberies near his Dakota County home.
He's still going to prison for a year for one of the three robberies, which took place in Dakota County
Former Burnsville Boy Scout troop leader Peter Robert Stibal now faces seven felony counts.
By the time you've called an ex-boyfriend 3,482 times in just six weeks and been in trouble five other times since 2000 for harassing calls to him, maybe it's time to realize this man is not worth your time.
It's one thing to have your townhouse start on fire, but even worse when the cops find your entire weed growing operation and determine it caused the fire in the first place.
Beware of the ticks. The evil little creatures have killed one child and sickened two other people.
An Apple Valley woman blames United Noodles, Cub Foods, and Supervalu for cuts she got from a jar of minced ginger.
An Inver Grove Heights man faces several felony charges after he allegedly entered a neighbor's home and licked the 11-year-old boy's belly button at knife point.
Thursday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.
When police went to a Burnsville motel expecting to bust two suspects with all sorts of fun drugs, their mission turned more into an undergarment raid.
A gang of cleaning-supply salesmen make a mess at a local hotel
According to a Dakota County criminal complaint, Jesus Arroyo Malave swung the hammer at Joshua Korwin through the driver's side window, striking him in the ribcage. The assailant then allegedly wielded the hammer again, shattering the windshield.
On March 25, shortly before 2 a.m., Mendota Heights police officer Jeffory VonFeldt was conducting a routine walk through at Moose Country when he observed two males being escorted out of the bar. One of them, the officer couldn't help but notice, was covered with blood.
Garrison Keillor pulls an Ann Coulter in his latest homespun column
On December 19 at 10:19 p.m. police officers were dispatched to Burnsville Center on report of an armed robbery. The victim told the cops that a white male wearing a hooded sweatshirt and a bandana over his face accosted ... More >>
Tony Tran and Laura Xiong started out as small-time gamblers. Then they became lovers. And then her husband turned up murdered.
On February 20th, Thomas Clayton Caldwell reported to the Dakota County Jail, in Hastings, to serve a sentence for driving after his license had been revoked. At approximately 7:30 p.m., while searching the 45-year-old Northfield resident's leather jacket, an officer allegedly discovered a plastic b ... More >>
On June 8th, at roughly 6:15 p.m., Rosemount police responded to a call from a residence on 147th Street West.
At approximately 6:46 p.m. on July 10th, South St. Paul Police received a call reporting that a visibly intoxicated gentleman was about to climb into a maroon sedan outside Big John's Bar on Southview Boulevard. A few moments later, according to a Dakota County criminal complaint, the driver, subseq ... More >>
Rural and suburban communities have resisted housing sex offenders. A new program aims to change that.
Meth use and harsher sentences are putting more Minnesotans in prison
Inver Grove Heights tries to turn one of its last farms into a subdivision
When Cleotha Howard moved to the suburbs, she imagined a world far away from the street gangs of north Minneapolis. She never dreamed her youngest son would be murdered.