On the afternoon of December 4, Metro Transit police picked up 21-year-old Wesley Rogers in downtown Minneapolis.FROM LAST MONTH: Police blast TJ Maxx for not reporting multiple mace-spraying shoplifter incidents Police say Rogers was obviously drunk and had allegedly been harassing a woman, but the ... More >>
Law enforcement officials are trying to track down three young men they believe are responsible for robbing a 25-year-old woman who had a seizure on a Hiawatha Line train the day after Christmas.SEE ALSO: Does classical music at transit stations really help deter crime? The seizing woman ended up on ... More >>
Divided along partisan lines, there isn't enough support among Senate Ethics Committee members to launch an ethics investigation into how Sen. Geoff Michel, R-Edina, handled the Amy Koch-Michael Brodkorb scandal.During a hearing last Friday, the four member committee discussed an ethics complaint ... More >>
Yesterday, with a mostly party-line 40-23 vote, the Minnesota Senate approved the controversial Defense of Dwelling and Person Act, a bill that broadens the rights of property owners to use deadly force. Since the House passed a version of the bill last year, the legislation should soon reach the ... More >>
Yesterday, the state Senate Local Government and Elections Committee approved a proposed voter ID constitutional amendment in a party-line 8-6 vote. The amendment now goes before another committee before coming before the whole Senate. A companion bill in the House has not yet been scheduled for ... More >>
Yesterday, we rolled out a list of all 48 House representatives who've refused their wages as long as there's a government shutdown. Today, we bring you the senators. And there aren't a whole lot of 'em.
Zimmerman ReedRandy Hopper, the man who sued the Strike ForceToday is the deadline for filing claims against the disgraced and disbanded Metro Gang Strike Force, and so far 118 people have said the force extorted them.Lead plaintiff Zelaido Rivera Garcia won a $3 million settlement for the group ... More >>
Screenshot via The UpTakeHarrington waxes politicalRetiring St. Paul police Chief John Harrington says that, as the top cop representing the whole city, "My job was not to be a politician, although I certainly got in enough political arguments.(Video after the jump.) But when it came time to ... More >>
Incoming St. Paul Police Chief Thomas Smith has hand-picked his new administration--the top brass of the police department who will set the direction and tone of the department for the next several years.
Mee Moua retirement announcement was a surpriseJohn Harrington, who's hanging up his handcuffs as the St. Paul Chief of Police on June 30, has ended the speculation and confirmed he's going to run for the Minnesota Senate seat being vacated by Mee Moua. A DFLer in good standing, he's already ... More >>
John Harrington said today he may run to replace retiring state Senator Mee Moua, who made the surprise announcement on Sunday that she would not seek a third term.
The retiring St. Paul police chief was one of three finalists for the New Orleans job, but someone else got picked.
Our noble hobbit takes a dirt nap as the Eye of Bachmann searches for sinners
We crowd-surfed with R.T. We bar hopped on light rail. And between some of our precious last sucks on a cigarette at the club, we scribbled it all down on a cocktail napkin.
A celebrity candidate joins the race for the MPD chief's job
Lucy's has neighbors in Frogtown clamoring for closing time