While being walked on Easter evening, a papillon named Ziggy was suddenly and brutally attacked and left for dead by a boxer after it tore away from a leash held by a young boy in Kingfield's Martin Luther King Park. (Read the full backstory here.)Late last month, the boxer responsible for the attac ... More >>
A default judgment filed in Minnesota's U.S. District Court on May 28 by Judge Michael Davis allows the federal government to keep a whole bunch of cash originally seized at MSP Airport merely because it smelled like pot.But the feds don't keep to keep the $138,121 because it smelled like pot. Inste ... More >>
Last year it was Stillwater and Hudson. This year, the war on glass pipes has moved north to Forest Lake.SEE ALSO: Medical marijuana supported by vast majority of Minnesotans, but won't be legalized this year In an attempt to make sure the Washington County exurb never produces another ganja-cr ... More >>
Ex-senator wants to use campaign funds for legal defense, while a current representative parades his ex-gay friend on the House floor
A man who proclaimed his desire on Twitter to sodomize Michele Bachmann with a machete will have his identity revealed to federal investigators, a U.S. District Court judge in Washington, D.C., has ruled.The man -- who for now remains anonymous in public court filings, and is referred to in Chi ... More >>
Outback servers won a class action lawsuit over tip pooling. Tip-pooling--when a restaurant's waitstaff shares a percentage of their gratuities with untipped staffers, such as bussers and dishwashers--has become a popular practice at some local restaurants, including Piccolo and Travail. Bu ... More >>
WikipediaPictured: A slightly less disgusting teabag. A Minneapolis high school student admits to taking part in a wrestling match that led to one of his baseball teammates getting "teabagged." But, he says, he wasn't the teabagger, nor did he plan the teabagging, and he shouldn't be kicked out o ... More >>
Bre McGeeHow wild can the Onion's patio get?The Wild Onion, a bar and restaurant on St. Paul's Grand Avenue known for its collegiate clientele and young women selling booze from ice tubs, has been trying to get a license to serve liquor on its back patio since 2009. The Wild Onion claims th ... More >>
In a federal indictment unsealed today in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis, the Justice Department says that scam artists in Latvia hoodwinked the Star Tribune's website into hosting a virus designed to trick computer users into buying fake antivirus software. The website's staff thought t ... More >>
Will the Metrodome be repaired in time?The Minnesota Vikings have released their preseason schedule, which includes hosting Dallas at home sometime between Aug. 25-28. The question is, where will "home" be? More than that, will there even be a season, let alone a preseason?
The Anoka-Hennepin School District can't seem to come to terms with the idea that Champlin Park High School students have voted for two lesbians to be among the "royalty" at its annual Snow Days Pep Fest and Coronation. And instead of just allowing openly gay girls Desiree Shelton and Sarah ... More >>
Zimmerman ReedRandy Hopper, the man who sued the Strike ForceToday is the deadline for filing claims against the disgraced and disbanded Metro Gang Strike Force, and so far 118 people have said the force extorted them.Lead plaintiff Zelaido Rivera Garcia won a $3 million settlement for the group ... More >>
Time and the law were not on Reed's side.Byronte Juwann Reed didn't want to face the music. For two months in 2008, he held a teenage girl more or less captive while he sold her for sex out of his St. Paul home, including one foray to Chicago. But his brief shot at pimping turned out to b ... More >>
Swindler Trevor Cook won't be preying on anyone anymore.Trevor Cook preyed on the good will, and often the religious faith of hundreds of victims to run a tawdry, $190 million scam out of the Van Dusen Mansion in Minneapolis. Now he's going to prison for a very long time.
Photo: XOZ/FlickrTrevor Cook pleaded guilty today in federal court to leading a $190-million Ponzi scheme based in part out of the Van Dusen mansion in Minneapolis that obliterated the investments of at least 1,000 victims while he lived high on the hog and paid off gambling debts. Appearin ... More >>
Screengrab via NYTThis photo of Stephanie Smith by Ben Garvin appeared on the New York Times front page in October, as well as nytimes.comWe last checked in on the story of Stephanie Smith in December, when the former children's dance instructor from Cold Spring filed a $100 million lawsuit ... More >>
It's claiming violations of the Federal Trademark Act and deceptive trade practices, and accusing the organization of cybersquatting.
Prosecutors say he robbed a Wells Fargo bank in Apple Valley on Jan. 6. And that's just the tip of the iceberg.
A vote in the House and a decision by a U.S. District Court judge in Brooklyn suggest she's lost a couple of rounds.
Stephanie Smith was horribly sickened by eating tainted meat two years ago.
The indictment is the latest chapter in a federal probe into the disappearance of 20 Somali men.
It's important to keep one's priorities straight when fighting a war and struggling through a recession.
Don't you dare mess with Trix. General Mills might sue your ass.
Kim Bartmann's current three Twin Cities restaurants will be spared from the restaurant owner's tax woes.
Dewayne Davidson was transported to the hopsital for medical treatment. In addition to the severe leg wound, he sustained two broken teeth and a broken finger. He was never charged with any crime...
Unless, of course, "Chewbacca Bitch Beast" is your preferred nickname
Chris Dykstra was initially amused when he learned last summer that the web site that he runs, Gatheroo.com, was being threatened with a lawsuit for trademark infringement. Gatheroo was created by Minnetonka-based software company Warecorp after the popular online networking site, meetup.com, began ... More >>
St. Paul crusades against liquor, porn
In an age of shrinking budgets, the city of Minneapolis is spending more money than ever to settle lawsuits against the MPD
A new bill in Congressional committee would drastically increase sentences for many kinds of drug offenses
Meet 10 of Minnesota's most notorious state tax scofflaws
A landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision sends a Minnesota detainee back to Somalia
Recent embarrassments notwithstanding, Minneapolis isn't softening its stance on high-speed chases
An African-American Target employee's lawsuit alleges that Dayton Hudson set him up for failure
War against the planned Hiawatha Avenue extension is being waged on several fronts--but it's an uphill battle.
NSP's Disaster Plan