For Steve Markusen and his Minneapolis hedge fund management firm, Archer Advisors LLC, the fraud and dirty tricks went deep. It started in 2008, stealing cash from investor money and putting it illegally toward employee salaries. As the fund suffered near the end of the charade, the illegal tactics ... More >>
The yacht-sailing Scottish royal couple were known as Lord and Lady, but nobody suspected they were on welfare
-- Update at bottom -- A friend of MNGOP House Minority Leader Kurt Daudt's faces multiple felony charges for pulling Daudt's gun on a Montana man who was selling the representative a used 1966 Ford Bronco.SEE ALSO: MNGOP leader Kurt Daudt suggests today's freezing temps mean global warming is a myt ... More >>
The most frequent complaint non-country listeners make about today's Nashville is that the music doesn't sound like it used to. That's true. But it's not that the hitmakers have abandoned their base -- it's that they've annexed the audiences abandoned by rock when rock went crabby after Nirvana. T ... More >>
Brooklyn Park police have identified 24-year-old Alberto Palmer as the prime suspect in the death of Klaressa Cook, whose body was found in the trunk of a gold Lexus towed from a Brooklyn Park grocery store to a Minneapolis impound lot.RELATED: Alberto Palmer told police he killed Brittany Clardy du ... More >>
Today, a body was found inside the trunk of a gold Lexus towed to Wreckers Services at Glenwood and Lyndale Avenues in Minneapolis.SEE ALSO: Minneapolis towing, by the numbersDetails at this point remain scant, though a crime lab was on the scene early this afternoon.
Longtime Dakota County Judge Michael Sovis was over three times the legal limit when he was arrested for driving drunk just around 8 p.m. Christmas Eve evening.SEE ALSO: Carlton County Attorney Thom Pertler's 0.234 DUI arrest: The dashboard footage [VIDEO] Officers responding to reports of a black L ... More >>
Edina is currently trying to name its neighborhoods. It's proven to be a controversial process -- proposed 'hood names like "Normandale" and "Edina Valley Estates" have drawn ire and sent city officials back to the drawing board more than once.SEE ALSO:-- Woodbury and Edina are top extramarital affa ... More >>
What the hell, people.SEE ALSO: Susan McCarty of Edina made nephew, 11, ride in trunk, didn't want to get Lexus' seats wetYesterday, we told you about Susan McCarty, the Edina woman who made her nephew ride in the trunk of her Lexus because she was concerned he might get the leather seats wet. Now c ... More >>
Susan McCarty, took her 11-year-old nephew and his sister to Valleyfair on August 23. What a nice thing to do, right?Well, it's not so nice when you allegedly make the poor little guy spend the ride home home in the trunk of your Lexus because you're worried his wet clothes might damage the leather ... More >>
Michael Mumey, a 46-year-old Minneapolis man, had a less-than-pleasant trip to Illinois over the weekend. After driving into a retaining wall, Mumey allegedly led police on a low-speed chase that ended with him getting a Taser right to the face. The kicker: It happened in Tazewell County. Here ... More >>
Joseph Arthur is a low-key type of guy, having gone vastly unnoticed and living humbly as the existence of a shy folk-star; one whom everyone's heard of, but nobody really knows.
Ricky Rubio: Caution, savior at work.Ricky Rubio has arrived in Minnesota with all the fanfare of a rock star, and now has the not-so-enviable task of trying to help the Minnesota Timberwolves earn the respect of their fans rather than ridicule.So in honor of Rubio's arrival, let's look back at f ... More >>
We know, we know: there's still more holiday shopping to be done, and you're not swayed by the idea of getting everybody the exact same world-music pop extravaganza or a Bob Evans gift card. So it's back to the outlet mall, the strip mall, Macy's, downtown - and we've got more jingle-jangle anti- ... More >>
Photo: XOZ/FlickrTrevor Cook pleaded guilty today in federal court to leading a $190-million Ponzi scheme based in part out of the Van Dusen mansion in Minneapolis that obliterated the investments of at least 1,000 victims while he lived high on the hog and paid off gambling debts. Appearin ... More >>
Image: HikingArtistEmbattled foreign currency trader Trevor Cook, already confined to jail on a contempt order, was charged today with tax evasion and wire fraud related to an alleged $190-million Ponzi scheme that victimized more than 1,000 investors. The Strib reports that Cook may have rea ... More >>
"Mr. Cook has elected to disregard the court's orders and will now be a guest of the federal correctional system."
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