A woman purportedly attacked two complete strangers in two separate incidents because she hates white people, she told police, yet her choice of victims suggests she may not be as vehemently racist as she presented herself. As Ebony Steward walked down University Avenue in St. Paul on Friday, she r ... More >>
One suspect in a brutal assault at Freddy's Tiki Hut early Wednesday morning is being held on an unrelated weapons charge while police wait for autopsy results and seek two other suspects. According to Maplewood Police Chief Paul Schnell, Eduardo Alberto Figueroa was thrown to the ground and kicked ... More >>
Herbert House copycatted his own crime.Herbert House, the 22-year-old man who forced a disabled woman to give him oral sex while riding the bus in February, did almost the exact same thing in August 2010.House, who's already serving five years for the first crime, was charged Tuesday with third-d ... More >>
Louis Ambrose wanted his wife, and himself, to die in a fire.Louis Ambrose had been threatening to kill his wife for years, and had already threatened to set her on fire earlier in August. On Tuesday, Ambrose tried to do both things at once, setting fire to the St. Paul fourplex house where he, h ... More >>
Reed is charged with assault for setting the fire.Curtis Reed chased his girlfriend's 16 year old son, spraying him with lighter fluid to set him on fire, according to a criminal complaint filed by the Ramsey County Attorney's office. Reed argued with his girlfriend at around 3 a.m. on Wednesday, ... 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 >>
Presidential contender Michele Bachmann has already been tied to the Bill Pulkrabek mistress domestic assault scandal, but it now appears that there is a connection to Tim Pawlenty as well. Pulkrabek was arrested on Memorial Day after a woman told police the married Washington County Commiss ... 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 >>
Washington County JailBill Pulkrabek, shown here in his mugshot after the Memorial Day domestic assault arrest"Male beat up female," reads the incident report from yesterday's domestic assault arrest of Washington County Commissioner Bill Pulkrabek, one of Michele Bachmann's early mentors. B ... More >>
Eugene Glaraton is back in the slammer.After several weeks on the lam, convicted sex offender Eugene Glaraton has been captured in Roseville. "Back behind bars," says Department of Corrections spokesperson John Schadl with satisfaction. He says anonymous tips from the public led authorities rig ... More >>
John Woodward thought he was best buddies with Jim Backstrom.When he decided to go into the meth business, John Woodward must have figured his cul-de-sac neighbor, Dakota County Attorney Jim Backstrom, wouldn't notice. Woodward was wrong. Now serving prison time on felony drugs charges, Woo ... More >>
Sisterhood only goes so farSo much for the sisterhood. When DFLer Susan Gaertner dropped out of the governor's race, she said that one of her reasons was to try and clear a path for rival Margaret Anderson Keliher to make some history. "This is the closest Minnesota has yet to come to elec ... More >>
You know who's dancing a jig now that Ramsey County Attorney Susan Gaertner's dropping out of the DFL race for governor? The eight folks she ordered arrested a couple of years ago because they might have rattled a few cages at the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul, that's who. ... More >>
As if responding to R.T. Rybak's call for the remaining DFL candidates opposing Margaret Anderson Kelliher to drop out of the race for governor, Susan Gaertner announced the end of her campaign for the seat today. She declined to make an endorsement. Gaertner was one of three DFL contenders ... More >>
John Choi, City Attorney for St. Paul, is expected to announce tomorrow that he will be running for Ramsey County Attorney. Choi is the third to throw his hat in the ring.
Yep, you heard it right. Those pesky protesters now known as the RNC8 will be serving up a free spaghetti dinner for you next Tuesday (June 9).
Police have identified the man who died early Sunday in a street fight outside a St. Paul bar. Tai Yang died of head trauma. He was 20 years old.
The Ramsey County Attorney dropped two of the four charges against the RNC 8 today. The dropped charges: one count of conspiracy to commit riot in furtherance of terrorism, and one count of conspiracy to commit criminal damage to property in furtherance of terrorism.
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Leaked memos suggest Humphrey aides advised using the resources of the attorney general's office to launch his gubernatorial bid; a Humphrey representative denies the plan was ever put into effect.