Ramsey County authorities announced this morning that 44-year-old Ty Hoffman is the suspect sought in connection with the brutal murder of Kelly Phillips at a Holiday Gas Station in Arden Hills yesterday, WCCO reports.Five years ago, Hoffman and Phillips founded Lush Food Bar together. A Lavender ar ... More >>
In October 2012, Little Canada resident Andrew Henderson was charged with obstruction of justice and disorderly conduct for filming paramedics and deputies loading a mentally disturbed, handcuffed man into the back of an ambulance outside his residential building.THE BACKSTORY: Camera unlawfully tak ... More >>
It's still unclear why Matthew Vanhofwegen was shot multiple times last month by a single police rifle. The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, a division of the MN Department of Public Safety, says an investigation is "active and ongoing."SEE ALSO: Baby shot in north Mpls [UPDATES]Court documents sugg ... More >>
Nearly three years after he was roughed up and arrested for allegedly swiping free samples from the White Bear Township Cub Foods, 68-year-old Erwin Lingitz has filed a federal lawsuit seeking $375,000 in damages.SEE ALSO: Camera unlawfully taken by Ramsey County deputy: "If I end up on YouTube, I'm ... More >>
After he was charged with murdering his wife, Kira, Jeffrey Trevino's bail was set at a relatively high $1 million.SEE ALSO: Jeffrey Trevino has a very creepy picture of his missing wife on his Facebook profile [IMAGE] During a court hearing yesterday, Trevino's attorney, John Conard, argued that hi ... More >>
Talk about a bad tenant!Politics in Minnesota reports that Massachusetts-based Hub Properties Trust has filed paperwork in Ramsey County to evict the MNGOP from the Capitol Office Building space the party had been "renting."We say "renting" because in an internal party memo leaked to Politico earlie ... More >>
In the fall of 2010, Rory Koch, a longtime employee of the Minnesota House of Representatives, ran for Ramsey County commissioner.Though he didn't win the election, Koch ended up receiving a respectable 25 percent of the vote. Little did Ramsey County residents know when they cast their ballots t ... More >>
It's one thing to talk about Minnesota pride, but it's another altogether to ink it permanently to your torso. St. Paul resident Sean Kelsey is the new champion in that department with an Ork Poster-esque tribute to many of our local cultural landmarks and heroes that he can show to his friends o ... More >>
As far as the Vikings stadium controversy is concerned, the time for talk is nearing an end.Today, Minneapolis and Ramsey County -- the two leading contenders to serve as the site of a new public-private NFL stadium -- submitted their final stadium funding proposals, less than two weeks before th ... More >>
Maybe the the mayor of Shakopee simply misread his calendar by a year.That's because today -- one day before the Governor Dayton-imposed deadline for final stadium proposals -- Shakopee Mayor Brad Tabke plans to hold a news conference at the State Capitol to announce the suburb is "going after th ... More >>
Minneapolis leaders are mounting a last-minute drive to keep the Vikings in town. Governor Dayton wants Minneapolis and Ramsey County to deploy hurry-up offenses in hopes of bringing closure to the Vikings' stadium drive.Today, he sent the Ramsey County board and Mayor R.T. Rybak letters setting ... More >>
Just 20 more ideas, and we'll get this stadium thing figured out.The Minnesota Vikings new stadium has led to a stack of ideas from public officials on how to get the thing built and paid for. Tax on Ramsey County? State legacy funds? Block E Casino downtown? Now, there are two more ideas: One, f ... More >>
Who cares if you want to pay for the new Vikings stadium?The Minnesota Vikings new stadium will be a $1.1 billion monument dedicated to the death of democracy. That's what taxpayers learned last night, when the Ramsey County Charter Commission voted not to allow a vote on the tax that will build ... More >>
With the Minnesota government shutdown less than 36 hours away, a critical ruling from Ramsey County Judge Kathleen Gearin has finally given people an idea of what a shutdown means: Gov. Mark Dayton's minimalist view of the core functions of government that would keep running during a shutdown. ... More >>
Courtesy Savethevikes.org.Vikings superfan Cory Merrifiled, right, has been lobbying for a new stadium since 2009. On Tuesday, a lot of Vikings fans celebrated a victory when team owners struck a deal with Ramsey County to build a new stadium in Arden Hills. But even with a location suppose ... More >>
Minneapolis makes its case to keep the Vikings.After a week in which the momentum for building a new Vikings stadium seemed to shift from Minneapolis to Ramsey County, the city is set to unveil a proposal today to keep the team west of the Mississippi. The details are sketchy, but it sounds like ... More >>
Will an audit of Bob Fletcher's regime come up clean?After Bob Fletcher lost his re-election bid for Ramsey County Sheriff last fall, many eagerly awaited what they were sure would be a revelatory change of guard with new sheriff, Matt Bostrom. One of the most anticipated revelations: A finan ... More >>
Amir Coleman died a year ago in March.Remember the story of Amir Coleman, the 2-year-old boy left to die in a St. Paul house fire a year ago? The Ramsey County attorney's office now says there isn't enough evidence to charge the little boy's uncle, Khairi Coleman, with arson. The case has be ... More >>
Photo: Ramsey County.Police say Jordan and his friends made off with some change and the victim's shoes.Edgar Jordan, a 24-year-old St. Paul man with a dense criminal history, admitted yesterday to brutally beating a musician in Kellogg Park last summer. Jordan cracked the guy's Adam's apple ... More >>
Bob Fletcher tells everyone to mind their own business.Former Ramsey County Sheriff Bob Fletcher defended himself yesterday against accusations that he fabricated terrorism reports by saying, "We don't have an obligation to define which individual or groups we're spending most of our investig ... More >>
Former Ramsey County Sheriff Bob Fletcher is firing back at a Twin Cities Daily Planet report that says he lied about the work his deputies did on terrorist organizations. Specifically, the article questions the existence of 78 information briefs on terrorist groups that Fletcher reported his d ... More >>
Photo: Ramsey County.Police booked Rylander, 40, of St. Paul, on suspicion of possessing stolen property.Here's a very Minnesotan crime: Heisting deer heads from the Department of Natural Resources. Police say someone broke into DNR-owned storage facilities earlier this week and left with po ... More >>
Chelscia English.Chelscia English has just learned first hand the truth behind that old saying, "You can't take your eyes off that kid for a minute." That's what she did the other night in St. Paul when she parked her SUV with the engine running and ran into the Rainbow Foods on Arcade Stree ... More >>
Bad enough that a hit off a can of condensed air dust remover qualifies as getting high. Worse still: Doing it from behind the wheel of car, with other people along for the ride. But that's what police say Daniil Usachev did last August in Hastings, before they found him in his car. It had ru ... More >>
Ramsey County Sheriff fends off charges of cronyism
The St. Paul church has fought for 20 years to avoid paying for a former member's kids
The ink-stained Benedict Arnold gets his comeuppance in court
Judicial candidates in Minnesota can now be endorsed by a political party. The money hasn't flowed yet, but some races have already been politicized.
Ms. Reiter goes to St. Paul
Key St. Paul City Council races enter the home stretch
City officials say the head of the Frogtown Action Alliance is dodging them. Two former employees say he sexually harassed them. Leaders in the struggling St. Paul neighborhood fear Shem Shakir's bad karma is contagious.
First Khoua Her asked the clans for help. Then she went to the courts. By the time police found her six children dead, she'd run out of places to turn.
A series of teen rapes shocks local Hmong parents into confronting a new culture: their children.
With only three ashtrays to serve everyone where Minnesota's anti-tobacco suit is being heard, courthouse janitors have their work cut out for them.
In Ward 3, home to one of St. Paul's two hotly contested City Council campaigns, the race parallels the mayoral contest. Incumbent Mike Harris has been drawing fire from his challenger, DFL endorsee Randy Schubring, for defending "the special interests of
East Side residents called their own hearing to ask Ramsey County Commissioner Dino Guerin and his colleagues to stop a 1978 plan to build in Battle Creek Park.