Randy Gustafson

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2014

    Black Minnesotans way more likely to get arrested for marijuana than whites, report says

    A new report published by Minnesota 2020 reiterates what cannabis activists have been saying for years, in some cases decades -- that marijuana reform is not merely a matter of medical necessity but of civil rights.Relying on FBI statistics from 2011, the progressive think tank found that black Minn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2012

    St. Paul raid reveals Minnesota's first known "party drug" lab

    ​Yesterday, police raided a second-floor West Seventh Street apartment in St. Paul and found a unique drug-manufacturing operation.The 101 Douglas St. unit contained chemicals shipped from China, grain alcohol and ether, and an array of tranquilizers and depressants.According to the Pioneer Press, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2011

    Former Sheriff Bob Fletcher launches Center for Somalia History Studies

    ​Former Ramsey County Sheriff Bob Fletcher has kept a pretty low profile since he lost the election back last November. He returned to his post as a watch commander with the St. Paul police, surfacing only occasionally to field criticism of how he ran the department as his successor settled in. N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    Sheriff Matt Bostrom puts kibosh on GangNet database

    Matt Bostrom will officially axe GangNet August 15.​Score one against Big Brother. Ramsey County Sheriff Matt Bostrom sent a letter to police chiefs yesterday announcing that he is axing GangNet, a controversial database that catalogs information on suspected gang affiliates. The idea behind th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    Toddler dies under Shoreview chiropractor's table

    chattgroup.comThe Triton DTS TRT-600 weighs 300 pounds​This is just awful. An 18-month-old boy died yesterday as a result of a tragic accident in a chiropractor's office while his mother lay strapped to a table, unable to save her son. The boy crawled under the treatment table at First Chiroprac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2011

    Former Sheriff Bob Fletcher's department audit nears completion

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    Body found in White Bear Township field is Sonja Gail Smith

    Ryan ClaussenSonja Gail Smith may have lost her way while trying to cross a field.​No one had heard from Sonja Gail Smith after she left a bar in White Bear Township on Saturday night. She was presumed to have simply gone home. Early yesterday afternoon, however, a young woman's body was found in ... More >>

  • News

    February 9, 2011

    Bob Fletcher Terrorism Briefs

    Ramsey County sheriff releases records to City Pages

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Roseville police cars collide while racing to Interbank robbery

    Two Rosaeville squad cars were wrecked.​Two Roseville police cars collided this afternoon in front of the scene of a bank robbery, sending one injured officer to the hospital. Roseville cops received a report around noon of an armed robbery in progress at Interbank on County Road B2, near Fai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    Bob Fletcher provides missing terrorism briefs to City Pages

    City PagesFletcher provided these terrorism briefs to City Pages to prove he wasn't lying​Former Ramsey County Sheriff Bob Fletcher has given City Pages a batch of documents he says are some of the terrorism briefs he has been accused of lying about creating.The documents--some marked "Confidentia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2011

    Kalen and Katherine Pohjonen died in murder-suicide

    FacebookKalen and Kathy Pojohnen were discovered dead Tuesday morning.​When 19-year-old Katherine Pohjonen hadn't been to work in a couple of days, a co-worker called police and asked them to check up on her. Ramsey County Sheriff's deputies drove to the townhouse she shared with her husband, Ka ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    No accountability for Bob Fletcher: Comment of the day

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    Ramsey County Sheriff investigates possible murder-suicide

    A man and a woman were found dead this morning in Vadnais Heights.​A little after 10 a.m. this morning, Ramsey County Sheriff's deputies were sent to Vadnais Heights to check on the well-being of a resident. When they arrived on the 800 block of Woodgate Drive and walked up to the house, dep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    Former Sheriff Fletcher denies fabricating terrorism investigations

    ​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 >>