The fairness or unfairness of Amy Senser's 41-month sentence is likely to be debated for a while, but it's easy to agree there was little ordinary about this hit-and-run case. Assistant Hennepin County Attorney Deborah Russell said it was "one of the most difficult cases to prosecute" in her almost 20-year career, due to constant media coverage, a voracious public appetite and no eyewitness accounts.
Updated: July 10, 2012, - 05:53 AM
Keo and Phouxay Phanthavong have built a shrine to their deceased son, Anousone, to which Keo adds fresh flowers every day. Keo keeps in her freezer the lychee and star fruit her son gave her the day before he died.
Updated: July 08, 2012, - 07:48 AM
Tiny Hill City's July 4th parade takes up just four blocks. This year, the Rice family has it covered.
Updated: July 05, 2012, - 10:29 AM
A just-released Danish study on drinking during pregnancy had a sobering effect on Emily Gunderson, spokeswoman for the Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS).
Updated: July 04, 2012, - 08:35 PM
The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling this week striking down life sentences for juvenile offenders was historic and wise.
Updated: June 27, 2012, - 08:20 PM
Dorothy Dunning arrives in Minneapolis on Monday, her 15th visit in three years. It's a trip Dunning can ill-afford to make, but the 52-year-old Mississippi grandmother would spend her last dime to win custody of her two biological granddaughters.
Updated: June 23, 2012, - 09:23 PM
The success story called PCs for People began because Andy Elofson saw things differently. Or, more precisely, saw one teenager differently.
Updated: June 20, 2012, - 09:03 PM
Thanks, but please do it smartly. Half of the computers donated by individuals are unusable and will be recycled. Businesses do much better; only 15 percent of theirs can't be used.
Updated: June 20, 2012, - 07:36 PM
Goffrey Duevel's luck finally was changing when I wrote about him in 2011. After surviving childhood cancer, polio and two open-heart surgeries, Duevel, 33, got a new heart in 2008.
Updated: June 18, 2012, - 08:09 PM