On April 11, Victor Barnard, leader of a Christian religious sect called the River Road Fellowship, was charged with 59 felony counts of criminal sexual conduct in Pine County for allegedly forcing two young girls to regularly have sex with him between 2000 and 2009.The lengthy criminal complaint ma ... More >>
In Sunday's Star Tribune, reporter Chris Serres took a tough look at a law sponsored by Rep. Steve Drazkowski, R-Mazeppa, that requires some welfare recipients to take random drug tests on pain of losing their benefits.SEE ALSO: Pine County Sheriff's refusal to enforce new gun regulations has Draz's ... More >>
Johnnie Long, a 45-year-old Braham resident, has been arrested on suspicion of possessing weapons of mass destruction and making terroristic threats for allegedly mailing six envelopes containing a bacterial agent mixed with household powders to Pine County officials on November 19, prompting an eva ... More >>
-- Correction at bottom -- A 16-year-old boy from Markville, Minnesota, faces first-degree burglary charges in connection with a home invasion that culminated in the death of his gun-toting accomplice.SEE ALSO: Byron Smith murder case: Was he under threat of great harm when he shot teenagers?Authori ... More >>
Some would say it's nothing to celebrate, but yesterday, law enforcement officials, including Minnesota U.S. Attorney B. Todd Jones, trumpeted the destruction of a $4 million-plus pot growing operation on patches of wooded land covering more than 40 acres on the Mille Lacs Reservation just east of H ... More >>
For the second time this month, we have occasion to say the following: If this guy is a model of gun safety, we'd hate to be around the reckless ones.SEE ALSO: Pine County Sheriff's refusal to enforce new gun regulations has at least one legislative supporterJust a couple weeks after a firearm safet ... More >>
Though Al Franken seemed a bit conflicted about the issue in January, both he and Amy Klobuchar joined the rest of the Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday to vote in favor of a gun control proposal that would ban some semiautomatic rifles and limit magazine sizes.SEE ALSO:-- More M ... More >>
During three days of House hearings on possible gun control measures earlier this month, representatives kicked around the idea of banning semi-automatic rifles and high-capacity ammo clips.SEE ALSO:-- Pine County Sheriff's refusal to enforce new gun regulations has at least one legislative supporte ... More >>
Kirill Bartashevitch, 51, faces two felony counts of terroristic threats after pointing an AK-47 at his daughter. He was allegedly upset because she was getting two B's in school instead of straight A's.SEE ALSO: Pine County Sheriff's refusal to enforce new gun regulations has at least one legislati ... 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 >>
Bob Fletcher foe left files detailing his struggle for justice
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Some people think crack and furniture-stripping fumes made Chuck Strobel crazy. But it was the rural peace and quiet that drove him over the edge.