Over the weekend, the liberal Alliance for a Better Minnesota blasted Rep. Andrea Kieffer, R-Woodbury, for remarks she made about the Women's Economic Security Act during a House hearing last week.SEE ALSO: Dayton's State of the State gay marriage endorsement: A picture tells 1,000 words "These bill ... More >>
For five months after police found Kira Steger in the Mississippi River, her body sat in the morgue while her husband, Jeffrey Trevino, awaited trial for her murder.Earlier this month, jurors convicted him. This Saturday, Steger's family will finally lay her to rest. "We didn't know when we'd be ab ... More >>
President Pimpin Austin Sr., 21, has been charged with felony domestic assault, violating an order of protection, and felony malicious punishment of a child for allegedly beating his then one-year-old son and the boy's mom.SEE ALSO: Robin Hood busted stealing computers from St. Louis Park tech store ... More >>
For $5.91, Tony Webster obtained data about the location of 2.1 million Minneapolis-area cars from August 30 to November 29. But for less than that, you can request information about where any particular car has been spotted in the last three months.SEE ALSO: Melissa Hill's new blog allows you to "T ... More >>
Jesse Ericson originally wanted to hire a hitman to kill his estranged ex-girlfriend. Then, however, he decided he preferred to condemn her to a fate worse than death.Ericson, a 45-year-old Hinckley resident, ultimately hoped to kidnap his ex and turn her into his own personal sex slave, but the man ... More >>
Cornerback Chris Cook was the Vikings' second-round draft pick in 2010. After struggling as a rookie, Cook had his 2011 season off to a solid start through the first month of action.But his football career came to an abrupt halt last October 22 after his girlfriend called police from Cook's Eden ... More >>
Amy Koch wants forgiveness for her affair with a senate stafferAmy Koch apologized late this afternoon for "engaging in a relationship with a Senate staffer," though she did not name the individual.Koch declared in an official statement that she's "made some mistakes and errors in judgment" and h ... More >>
Chris Cook: Arrested, benched, and facing charges.Chris Cook, the Vikings' second-year cornerback probably best known for a previous arrest on gun charges, spent the night in Hennepin County Jail last night after he was arrested on domestic assault charges.Cook is still in custody as of this afte ... More >>
Before anyone dismisses state highway rest areas as an unnecessary service and expense during the government shutdown, consider the plight of pissed off long-haul truckers. While most drivers speed past the cone zones that block access to the rest areas, heading for a pit stop at the next fast f ... More >>
It sounds like Bill Pulkrabek is not doing so great.A restraining order filed against Washington County Commissioner and former Michele Bachmann campaign manager Bill Pulkrabek claims that he is an abusive alcoholic who refuses to get help. The restraining order was filed by Pulkrabek's girl ... More >>
Pulkrabek won't face felony charges.Washington County Commissioner Bill Pulkrabek, arrested last week for allegedly choking his girlfriend and dragging her down a flight of stairs by her hair, won't face felony charges. Ramsey County Attorney John Choi made the announcement late yesterday, a ... More >>
Not so happy together.On the record, Tim Pawlenty's people say everything's hunky dory with fellow Minnesotan Michele Bachmann, even though she leads him in most GOP presidential polls despite his carefully planned assault on the White House. "Any suggestion that this isn't a good relations ... More >>
Minnesotans aren't buying what these two are selling.Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann are spending a lot of time these days introducing a version of themselves to voters across the country blessed with not having had to endure them lo these many years. But in Minnesota, where we know these ... More >>
Bill Pulkrabek posed for a mugshot, but so far he has yet to explain the alleged domestic assaultThe Ramsey County Attorney's office tells City Pages it will make a decision today on whether to bring charges against Bill Pulkrabek, the Washington County Commissioner arrested Monday for allegedly ... More >>
Meet the new e.d. of Legal AidMinnesota Legal Aid has a new director: veteran attorney and former state solicitor general Cathy Haukedahl--and already, she's bracing for potential impact from the Republican budget. "The Legislative proposals indicated slight cuts for the court system," Haukedahl ... More >>
Henry Hickman is accused of beating his wife Cynthia to death.Henry Hickman arrived in the wee hours of the morning at Veterans Administration Hospital with some disturbing news for those that greeted him--he thought he'd just killed his wife. According to the criminal complaint, the 54-year ... More >>
Would knife-wielders please stay away from our neighborhood grocery stores?
Our favorite flyer this week is for a Cornerstone benefit show at the Fine Line.
MDE's newest blogger is off to a take-no-prisoners start: He's posted court documents detailing domestic assault charges against Democratic blogger and former Al Franken campaign worker Dusty Trice.
The St. Paul cat thrower who was sentenced earlier this week to a year in jail for punching his girlfriend in the face will be sitting behind bars a little longer for violating probation requirements from his cat killing incident.
The Minneapolis cop who shot and killed 19-year-old Fong Lee has been charged with domestic assault. The woman involved, the officer's girlfriend, was also charged with assault.
The battered woman fled to Amsterdam with her children in defiance of a court order
Does Minnesota need a new state song?
There's something very "college" about Reticence's ReMedial. Maybe it's the way the local trio draws inspiration from early emo volume knob-twiddlers like Sunny Day Real Estate and Hum. Appropriate to their sound, the band usually tackles serious subject matter like domestic abuse, divorce, and that ... More >>
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