Raul Calkins was walking home from a party around 3 a.m. Sunday near East Sidney and Mt. Hope Streets in St. Paul when he heard a woman crying out from the side of the road. He looked to see what was going on and saw a woman naked from the waist down and a man running from the scene.SEE ALSO: NDSU s ... More >>
Around 12:30 on Sunday afternoon, a man walked into a TCF Bank branch location in St. Cloud and handed a teller a note instructing him to start stuffing $100 bills in an envelope and "and no one gets hurt."SEE ALSO: Donald Ingerson of Ely confesses rape thinking statute of limitations is up, gets ar ... More >>
See Also: Minneapolis Murder Map 2012 COVER: The View From Down Here The murder trial for a 20-year-old accused of killing a north Minneapolis cabbie in a robbery gone wrong begins today in Hennepin County. Last Thursday, a grand jury brought indictments of first- and second-degree murder for S ... More >>
When Randy Clark Jr. walked into an Ace Hardware in Coon Rapids on Tuesday morning and slipped a few brass plumbing fittings under his shirt, it should have been a routine shoplifting. Instead, by the time police cornered 25-year-old Clark, he had slashed one of the store's employees with a box cutt ... More >>
Early this year, we told you about how violent crime in Minneapolis reached a 28-year low in 2011. But while violent crime citywide has been on a downward trajectory, it has risen dramatically downtown through the first five months of this year.According to a Star Tribune report, from January 1 thro ... More >>
It's often argued that guns deter crime. Of course, one counter-example doesn't refute that line of argument, but still... consider this story evidence that packing heat can sometimes come back to haunt the person doing the packing.According to Minneapolis police, an adult male lawfully carrying a p ... More >>
Hezekiah Hamiliton was arrested about 7:30 last night in connection with the Monday night murder of Jody Patzner Jr. in north Minneapolis. He is currently being held in the Hennepin County Jail.Hamilton, 24, lives on the 3600 block of Fremont Avenue North, just one block away from where Patzner was ... More >>
When the man witnessed the violent crime, he pulled his own gun and chased the mugger.Last night in the span of just a few minutes, Minneapolis police received two 911 calls. The first told them that a man was robbing and pistol-whipping an elderly woman in the parking lot of a south Minneapolis ... More >>
Another item to add to the ongoing list of why getting hooked on Oxy is a bad idea: It might lead you rob a Walgreens with a fake bomb threat and then attempt a getaway by hailing a taxi. At least, that's how Coheed and Cambria bassist Michael Todd decided to kick off his leave of absence from th ... More >>
Tucker and Boyce.Uptown is not normally a neighborhood prone to muggings and beat downs, so the half-dozen attacks on pedestrians there over the last three weeks have made headlines, and drawn extra attention from Fifth Precinct cops. Now the cops say they've made progress ending the crime s ... 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 >>
FBIWho is this guy?A guy wearing a wool hat, scarf and sunglasses walked into the M&I Bank branch at 3905 West 69th Street in Edina yesterday at about 10 a.m. He put down an insulated lunch box on the counter, told the teller there was a bomb inside and demanded cash. A security camera caug ... More >>
A MnDOT webcam shows where the carjacking came to an end.The man who carjacked a Red & White cab yesterday morning in the Lowry Hill Tunnel was shot dead by police when they caught up with him after a high speed chase that ended along I-35E in the northern suburbs. His name hasn't been made ... More >>
Sandra Bathke's bank heist has earned her a Christmas in the clink.Sandra Leanne Bathke told police she robbed the Elysian Bank in order to keep a roof over her head. The 70 year old's plan worked -- sorta. Bathke was nabbed shortly after she threatened a teller and walked out of the bank w ... More >>
HeatherHeatherHeatherDespite the doubling of the city's homicide numbers this year over last, violent crime in Minneapolis is at an historic low.Robbery, aggravated assault, and rape are all down citywide in Minneapolis--the lowest levels since 1963. The murder rate is dropping, too: The past ... More >>
Most hated man in St. Paul speaks from prison
Cops close the book on DKE sexual assault.Another frat rape case bites the dust. Minneapolis police will not file charges in a sexual assault that occurred at Delta Kappa Epsilon on the U of M's fraternity row. It's been over a month since a 20-year-old woman was trapped in a bathroom by a m ... More >>
Minneapolis is mellow -- comparativelyWe hear lots of teeth gnashing over our spiraling homicide count, cuts to our police and firefighting budgets, pot hole-infested roadways and gimpy NFL quarterback. But the truth is, despite that stuff, the Twin Cities is one of the least stressful metrop ... More >>
A penetrating chapter from former Phoenix New Times investigative reporter Terry Green Sterling's book: ILLEGAL: Life and Death in Arizona's Immigration War Zone
Read a penetrating chapter from former Phoenix New Times investigative reporter Terry Greene Sterling's book: 'ILLEGAL: Life and Death in Arizona's Immigration War Zone'
Photo: banspyThree teens were charged yesterday in the vicious beating of Arden Hills native Dash Johnson. The most violent member of the group was charged with attempted first-degree murder. Walfrid David Ashlie "Dash'' Johnson, a 21-year-old student at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, ... More >>
Rodney Bernard Kvam notwithstanding, Minnesota's response rate of 80 percent in the 2010 Census is second in the nation. Only Wisconsin ranks higher.Rodney Bernard Kvam really didn't want to speak with that woman from the U.S. Census Bureau back in May when she visited his home near the Austi ... More >>
Two University of Minnesota students were mugged just after bar close this weekend near campus -- the third attack in the area so far this month. According to police, the two students were walking near the corner of 18th Street and University Avenue SE -- a few blocks from the new Gophers st ... More >>
Who needs guns anymore when you can just rob a bank claiming you have a hypodermic needle infected with AIDS?
The probe continues into a shocking YouTube video documenting assaults in St. Paul and Minneapolis.
Mohamed Abdi has a somewhat unsurprising blemish on his criminal record. Meanwhile, victims are coming forward with their accounts now that the video has received national attention.
Labor Day weekend festivities went rapidly south when some thugs crashed a couple of parties, robbed the revelers, and shot one man in the abdomen over the weekend. Police are still looking for information about the incidents.
There's nothing like a good neighbor to warm the heart. This guy tops our list.
Friday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.
Friday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.
What's wrong with Wisconsin?
A car-trunk kidnapping? Four new bullets to the body? Minneapolis's favorite one-legged snitch must be up to his old tricks.
The MPD strikes again, this time detaining a legislator's son for hours
Minnesota courts tighten rules against race-based appeals, but it's small consolation to Dameion Robinson
Former gang prosecution snitch Johnny Edwards recants--sort of
One jury sent Dameion Robinson to prison for life. The other said he was not guilty. Confusing? Not to the state Supreme Court.
Unreformed punks the Dirty Robbers sing delicate songs about love, death, and kicking people in the head
When police informant Johnny Edwards sang, men went to prison. Now his tune is coming back to haunt the courts.
For the last year, Minneapolis's CODEFOR strategy has been packing the jails. Now state taxpayers are being asked to pay the price.
Has Johnny "Walk on Water" Edwards finally met his match?
Sure, he's got an unfortunate knack for running afoul of the law. But that's nothing compared to his talent for getting himself set free.
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