This morning, traffic between downtown Minneapolis and the western suburbs was at a standstill as an apparently suicidal man threatened to jump from the Penn Avenue bridge over I-394.The first reports of the incident trickled in around 6 a.m. Lanes in both directions weren't totally reopened for abo ... More >>
:::: UPDATE :::: The semi driver has turned himself in, the State Patrol announced late last night.The Minnesota State Patrol is looking for a semi driver who nearly smashed a little girl boarding a school bus near Paynesville on May 30.As the bus rolled to a stop to pickup the girl on Highway 23 th ... More >>
The couple shot to death last week in Eden Prairie following a high-speed chase involving a stolen car were gunned down because they wouldn't put down a knife, authorities say.THE BACKSTORY: Man and woman fatally shot following police chase on Hwy 212 After the heisted red Saab crashed on Highway 21 ... More >>
Lt. Eric Roeske of the Minnesota State Patrol identified the two people shot to death Friday on Highway 212 as a man and a woman. But he refused to confirm whether this was a hostage situation, as initially reported over the police scanner. Four unnamed officers -- one state trooper, one Carver Coun ... More >>
This just in: It's snowing. And both Minneapolis and St. Paul have declared weather emergencies beginning tonight at 9 p.m. SEE ALSO: Mayor Rybak tweets awesome ode to snow emergencies Here are the parking restrictions to keep in mind over the next couple days, unless either city calls ... More >>
As officers converged on the south Minneapolis basement where robbery suspect Terrence Frankin was cornered on the afternoon May 10, a police SUV struck 24-year-old motorcyclist Ivan Romero at the intersection West 26th Street and Blaisdell Avenue, killing him and injuring his girlfriend.RELATED: Mo ... More >>
Today, the Ramsey County medical examiner confirmed that a body found near the Ford Dam in the Mississippi River last week belonged to Jerome Gordon-Jackson.SEE ALSO: Stone Arch Bridge suicides: Teenage couple jump to their deaths days after they go missing Gordon-Jackson, a 28-year-old special educ ... More >>
Not crying over spilled milk is sound advice -- but if we're talking about thousands and thousands of gallons?SEE ALSO: Firefighters battle flames in drag [VIDEO]Footage released by the Minnesota State Patrol shows a tidal wave of milk gushing into the Lowry Hill Tunnel moments after a milk tanker o ... More >>
On Tuesday, Hennepin County Judge Regina Chu doled out a record sentence for a Minnesota drug crime and sentenced Pedro "Peli" Ayala-Leyva to 30 years in prison for his role in a large methamphetamine operation.Peli, 37, was found guilty in October of conspiracy to traffic drugs. State sentencing gu ... More >>
Drunken hijinks culminated in the shooting of a 26-year-old woman on northbound I-35E in Eagan around 2:20 a.m. yesterday morning.SEE ALSO:-- Joseph Kadlec swerved car at passing motorcyclists, shot one in face outside PD-- Mark Chalin of Mankato pleads guilty to killing two in driving-while-having- ... More >>
SEE ALSO: Thom Pertler, Carlton County Attorney, reportedly blew a ridiculous 0.336The Duluth News Tribune is calling out the State Patrol and Duluth Police Department for not releasing more information about a mysterious rest stop incident involving state Rep. Kerry Gauthier, D-Duluth.Gauthier is u ... More >>
Last Thursday, we told you about explosive allegations made by a new video report -- that state patrol officers and county deputies have been giving drugs to young people hanging out near Peavey Plaza as part of the State Patrol's Drug Recognition Expert program.Later that day, Eric Roeske, State P ... More >>
A video report put together by local independent media activists and members of Communities United Against Police Brutality finds that police officers and county deputies have been giving drugs to young people hanging out near Peavey Plaza as part of an impairment study.One officer who spoke to jour ... More >>
Everyone knew this was going to get ugly. Since the frigid rainy-slushy-whatever-it-was started pouring down on our fair state last night, there have been about 367 crashes, spin-outs or vehicles flying off the road, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Old Man Winter, it appears, didn't a ... More >>
Amy Senser faces criminal vehicular homicide chargesJoe Senser called a rehab center the morning after his wife Amy allegedly ran over Anousoune Phanthavong.That's one of several revelations contained in an amended complaint Hennepin County prosecutors filed against Amy Senser this afternoon.On A ... More >>
The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating the death.A man yet to be identified is dead after lying down on I-694 this afternoon, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Around 12:30, a car pulled over to the side of the road heading westbound near McKnight Road. The driver stepped out of the ... More >>
Alex E. PriomosA crash course in winter driving.There were 442 car crashes throughout the state during that light snowfall on Saturday, according to numbers put out by the Minnesota State Patrol. Apparently, everyone who was driving saw the flakes falling, covered their eyes to pretend it wasn' ... More >>
MN State PatrolThis hole is where the deer's head crashed through the windshield.The Minnesota State Patrol is trying to warn drivers about highway safety. In order to hammer home their point, they've released a pretty frightening video of a state trooper crashing into a deer.Or, rather, the othe ... More >>
Justin Patrick's night started badly, in Amery, Wisconsin, where police were looking for him as the suspect in a home invasion. It ended even worse, when police finally caught up to him 55 miles later in Lino Lakes.Along the way, Patrick hit speeds of around 100 miles and hour and showered the ro ... More >>
Amy Senser is still walking around free, and Anna Prasomphol doesn't like that.Amy Senser is still walking around a free woman three weeks after the hit-and-run accident that killed Anousone Phanthavong, despite Senser's having confessed to the crime through her attorney. As investigators assembl ... More >>
Joe Senser is the owner of the SUV, but had loaned it to his daughter.Former Vikings tight end and current local sports media personality Joe Senser is the owner of a car involved in a deadly hit and run accident. The Mercedes SUV that hit and killed 38-year-old Anousoune Phanthavong around 11 p. ... More >>
Across Minnesota, 43 people died in July traffic accidents.July was the deadliest month of 2011 on Minnesota roads, with 43 traffic deaths across the state. August isn't starting out all that well, either.In just the first week of August, 13 people died in car accidents, making for the third dead ... More >>
Despite the troopers on the road, this 4th of July turned deadlyMinnesota State Troopers were out 600-strong--every single one of them--on the highways on Maroon Day (Thursday, June 30)--traditionally the deadliest traffic day of the year. They pulled over 2,502 people and made 22 arrests for ... More >>
A MnDOT webcam shows where the carjacking came to an end.The man who carjacked a Red & White cab yesterday morning in the Lowry Hill Tunnel was shot dead by police when they caught up with him after a high speed chase that ended along I-35E in the northern suburbs. His name hasn't been made ... More >>
It's been a busy season for the plows.We all sort of knew that winter wasn't done with us yet. Since pouring rain transformed into a heavy snowfall last night, the Twin Cities have accumulated about five to seven inches of powder. As usual, this has been bad news for drivers.
Watch out for those squad cars! Eight Minnesota State Troopers have been struck in winter-related accidents in the past three days because Minnesota drivers just aren't paying attention. The recent crashes bring the total number of troopers hit to 31 this winter. Last year at this time, 13 troo ... More >>
Minnesota State PatrolThe remains of Lt. Chris Edstrom's squad car.So far this winter, 22 Minnesota State Patrol squad cars have been struck by motorists while officers have been helping people in need on the highways. That's more than twice as many crashes as last year at this time, and the ... More >>
jontintinjordanCaptionThe second of two Wisconsin men who hatched the brilliant idea of robbing a Maplewood bank with a toy gun is going to prison for five years. Andrew J. Larson, 24, of Eau Claire, was sentenced on Monday in federal court.
Welcome back to winter.The weather forecasters called this one right: The Twin Cities have been inundated with snow measured by the foot rather than just inches. And wind, as promised, is clearly kicking up. Driving around Minneapolis was sloppy and choppy this morning. Neighbors were helping ea ... More >>
Welcome back to winter.The weather forecasters called this one right: The Twin Cities have been inundated with snow measured by the foot rather than just inches. And wind, as promised, is clearly kicking up. Driving around Minneapolis was sloppy and choppy this morning. Neighbors were helpin ... More >>
It was a gruesome scene: a mother and her two children, ages 8 and 10, dead in a Vadnais Heights apartment building late last night. Justus Ogendi Kebabe, 43, has already confessed to killing his wife and kids.
Photo: jontintinjordanAt least no one got shot when two Wisconsin men robbed a bank with a toy gunThe cops are probably happy that Wisconsinites Andrew J. Larson and Derek Lombard pulled off an April bank heist in Maplewood by brandishing a toy gun. No officers got shot in the process of chas ... More >>
Via Minnesota State PatrolDonnie Joe Lira takes aim at Travis PearsonDonnie Joe Lira is dead. State Trooper Travis Pearson, the man who shot him, is back on patrol. And a dashboard video just released by the State Patrol shows why. (Video below.) Pearson was working alone the night of June 1 ... More >>
Al Jefferson, take note.
The arrests are part of a federally-funded crackdown that will continue into 2010, the State Patrol says.
Two buildings are on lock-down and an office building has been evacuated after a gunman was spotted prowling in the area. Officers are still on the scene. (UPDATE: police have arrested a suspect accused of taking a woman hostage with a sawed-off shotgun).
Two deaths and 21 injuries resulted from a tour bus accident yesterday in southern Minnesota. The Minnesota State Patrol publicized the names this afternoon.
A buck that may have had the largest set of eight-point antlers ever measured was taken illegally, authorities say.
When a car involved in an accident in Interstate 94 Thursday night tried to flee the scene, a Minnesota State Patrol trooper did the only logical thing: jump inside the fleeing car.
That's one heck of a babysitting charge.
Less than a week after a new Minnesota law went into effect banning the pointing of lasers at airplanes and helicopters, a teen has been the first person arrested for the crime.
WCCO is reporting that the feds are looking for evidence that Hecker didn't pay his state taxes or pay off his loans.
This Memorial Day weekend in Minnesota was one of the deadliest in recent memory after at least 11 people were killed in car accidents Saturday and Sunday.
Critical Mass chaos may be a preview of the Republican National Convention
After his son committed murder, a retired St. Paul cop had to choose between blood and justice
is the MPD's psychologist using a gaydar detector on wanna-be cops?
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.