On Wednesday, Lamar Hale posted a Facebook status about getting shot. Within hours he was dead after being gunned down on a street in the Payne-Phalen area of St. Paul.The man charged with second-degree murder for shooting Hale, 25, is his cousin, 24-year-old Chevaze Ward, who'd been beefing with Ha ... More >>
Sure, it's fun to crack jokes about Minnesnowta's seemingly never-ending cold snap, but the frostbite that comes along with it is nothing to laugh about.RELATED: UMD student who nearly froze to death faces amputationsYou can see what I mean by clicking past the jump and checking out a photograph of ... More >>
Around 4 a.m. Sunday, a 20-year-old University of St. Thomas student named Charlie was watching TV in his Merriam Park residence when he heard a loud pop. SEE ALSO: St. Paul police brutality: No felony charges for cops who beat up, maced Eric Hightower Charlie felt a burn and saw that his wrist had ... More >>
Sure, we all love our bikes, but this takes it to a whole new level.Two weeks overdue, a pregnant St. Paul woman named Amber Dallman recently rode a Nice Ride bike from her Macalester-area home to Regions Hospital, where she later gave birth to her daughter, Elise.
-- Original post from afternoon of May 22; updates at bottom -- One 4th grade student at St. Louis Park's Peter Hobart Elementary School is dead, one remains missing, and two others were taken to the hospital following a mudslide earlier today at Cherokee Park in St. Paul.According to the Pioneer Pr ... More >>
Jose Armando Recinos-Ramirez faces a statutory rape charge after prosecutors determined he impregnated a 14-year-old girl who later gave birth to the stillborn that was mishandled by Regions Hospital and sent to a Red Wing laundromat.THE BACKSTORY: Baby boy's dead body found in Regions Hospital's di ... More >>
-- Scroll to bottom of post for updates -- Around 6 p.m. last night, a 34-year-old man opened fire on random cars near the intersection of Hadley Avenue North and 7th Street North in Oakdale, injuring at least two and killing a 9-year-old boy.SEE ALSO: Retek building shots fired report made by Targe ... More >>
Police called to a Jimmy John's in Cottage Grove found a woman shot dead inside the restaurant and a wounded man in the parking lot who had apparently shot himself, according to news reports Thursday night. The unidentified man was taken to Regions Hospital, where his condition is unknown. An em ... More >>
The Hennepin County Attorney's office has charged two men in connection with the Monday morning post-bar close shooting outside the Gay 90's that left three patrons and one suspect with gunshot injuries.Don Austin, 20, described by police as "a stocky black male," faces three felony counts of aiding ... More >>
The day-drinkers at Gordie's in Little Canada got a little more than they bargained for Wednesday afternoon.Around 1:30 p.m., bartender Pat Sazenski was talking Twins with some regulars when he looked outside and saw a telephone pole crash to the ground. Seconds later, a navy pickup truck came barre ... More >>
St. Paul is experiencing a remarkably peaceful year in terms of violent crime. Before last night, the city's had only five homicides in 2011. But the month of October has been marred by a sudden spree of violence, which finally turned deadly last night when a man was killed during an altercation ... More >>
The city of St. Paul, in the mist of an astonishingly quiet year in violent deaths, was the site of a shooting homicide last night, bringing its annual total to just five.Around 6:30 last night, police were called to East 3rd Street and Bates Avenue, but by that time the victim's friends had alre ... More >>
Washington CountyThe Washington County SWAT team joined the firefight at 3 a.m.A man was shot and taken away in an ambulance early this morning, ending an all-night police standoff in the 1000 block of Summit Ave. in St Paul Park.St. Paul Park police were originally dispatched to the railroad tra ... More >>
Teresa BoardmanThe Wabasha Street Bridge is a lovely sight unless you're falling off of it.Stefon Banks was out for a late night stroll with some friends when they started to cross the Wabasha Street Bridge in downtown St. Paul. At some point, it was imperative that the 20 year old get from one ... More >>
NewtonFamilyFund.comBenjamin Bryan Newton, the little boy tragically killed at the chiropractorThe family of Benjamin Bryan Newton, the little boy killed last week as the result of a tragic accident at a Shoreview chiropractor's office, has set up a memorial fund. Donations will help pay fo ... More >>
St. Paul Police arrested Joshua Bystrom, 21, this afternoon on suspicion that he murdered 24-year-old Trent Crumble. At about 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday May 4, police found Crumble lying in the parking lot of a business at 600 Dale Street, with a gunshot wound in his torso. Crumble was transpor ... More >>
The mother didn't see the stroller.A Wisconsin mom was making her way from the doctor's office in Stillwater last Thursday when she accidentally ran over her one-year-old baby. Today, the baby died.
Photo: John Polo, WikipediaThe rest of St. Paul remains above ground ... for now.This place is really falling apart. Just ask the unfortunate soul who plunged 15 feet under a sidewalk this morning near 6th and Wabasha streets in St. Paul. Downtown St. Paul's sinkhole doesn't sound quite a ... More >>
Image by pellaea on FlickrWhite powder: it's suspiciousA worker at the federal courthouse in St. Paul was opening mail yesterday when suddenly, the employee noticed white powder on his or her hands (we don't know the employee's identity). Uh-oh! Time to call the FBI and shut down the court.
A 55-year-old man who was the victim of an intentional hit-and-run has died. Now St. Paul police are asking for the public's help in tracking down the man who did it.Danny Elwin Wright was hit outside of a homeless mission. He was rushed to Regions Hospital, where he died Saturday night from head ... More >>
Babcook faces a felony charge worth 20 years behind barsJohn T. Babcook is this morning's poster child for road rage,sitting in jail on a first-degree assault charge, after he ran down a fleeing 23-year-old Oakdale woman "like a dog" in the Hill-Murray School parking lot in Maplewood. Cops s ... More >>
Photo: Ioan SameliFore!A good paddle in the suburbs spoiled: Forest Lake police say a 49-year-old woman and her husband took golf ball fire Sunday evening at Shields Lake, likely from four guys armed with clubs on the adjacent Forest Hills Golf Club. The paddlers told Forest Lake Police the ... More >>
The cops shot him with a Taser. They cuffed him, too, but he kept right on yelling.
The accident happened near the Western Avenue exit, according to the State Patrol.
Police are now saying he was pushed into the roadway, most likely as a result of horseplay.
The 5-year-old sustained third-degree burns on Feb. 2 -- a full week before his dad admitted him to the hospital.
His case will be presented to the Ramsey County Attorney's Office on Tuesday.
A woman's boyfriend burned her belly with a hot iron because she didn't sufficiently iron his shirt, according to the Strib.
A party at the La Quinta Hotel in St. Paul turned deadly early Thursday, when five men assaulted a man so viciously that he died of his injuries early this morning.
Police are still sorting out the details of a gunfight that left one man dead and led to the death of another. A St. Paul police officer was also wounded.
Police suspect that another Minnesota woman has been killed by her romantic partner.
Another shooting in St. Paul Sunday leaves one man dead and two seriously wounded.
The two survivors are now under arrest in connection with the other man's death and the gun violence. They are being treated at Regions Hospital.
The 14-year-old was just dancing in the rain in her own backyard.
First he was convicted of throwing his girlfriend's cat against a wall so hard the cat had to be put down. Now he's charged with domestic assault against the cat owner.
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.
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Minnesota courts are making it tougher to pursue medical malpractice suits
Dr. Mildred Hanson is one of the few Minnesota physicians who hasn't been bullied out of performing abortions. At 77, she's more afraid of what will happen when she retires.
Three photographers on the graveyard shift shoot the Cities' dark side
Just when St. Paul's City Council thought they could put the battle to bed, the Travel Inn's owner comes up with his own solution
Apparently imprisonment isn't sufficient punishment--witness the state's new money-saving deal for inmate health care