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The city of Minneapolis has reached a nearly $63,000 settlement with a group of former police captains who sued Chief Janeé Harteau and claimed she…
Current classification leaves crash victims unable to collect.
The owners of a Lake Elmo electrical company will spend time in the workhouse for underpaying employees. Thomas R. Clifton, 51, of Lake Elmo, and…
Thousands of items were destroyed or damaged in April blaze at Minneapolis property room.
Two former U.S. attorneys will join Robins Kaplan to start the group.
County attorney appealed lighter term given Bradley Schnickel for luring teen girls, calling it “out of bounds.”
A 60-year-old former Minneapolis man now serving time in federal prison pleaded guilty Tuesday in Hennepin County District Court to a murder that had been…
Three days out of rookie academy, Minnesota State Trooper Shaun Leshovsky was sitting in his training officer’s squad car on an Interstate 94 ramp in…
Authorities cite hundreds of incidents over two decades.
More than two weeks into Barway Collins’ disappearance, they remain optimistic he will be found safe.
Court says the defendant should have been able to dispute domestic abuse accusations.
Maple Grove City Council Member LeAnn Sargent won’t appeal a higher sentence she received for exploiting her dying father. Last month, the Minnesota Court of…
Dayton’s budget seeks higher jury per-diems, significant raises for jurists and court employees.
Over a 25-year career, Hennepin County Judge Philip Bush worked to reform the juvenile justice system and to upgrade court technology.
A teenager was charged Thursday by the Hennepin County attorney’s office with shooting his father in the face at their Minnetonka home, severely wounding him.…
Carter Siverson was a partner in luxury firm.
Both those facing charges and taxpayers benefiting.
A sex case against the county attorney required costly outside counsel, and funds are short.
A cold-hit DNA rape case from 1996 ended with a guilty plea Thursday. Keith Q. Haynes, 38, of Minneapolis, pleaded guilty to first-degree criminal sexual…
An Avon man had been fighting a 2011 citation for “taking” a deer without a license.
Maple Grove council member likely to be sentenced for felony.
Despite national case law limiting police in obtaining a blood-alcohol sample without a warrant, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that doing so doesn’t violate the Constitution.
An Edina attorney has been suspended indefinitely by the Minnesota Supreme Court for professional misconduct. Patrick J. Nolan III, 61, was convicted of a felony…
The county “vaping” ban, in effect March 10, includes more spaces than state law.
Two people are dead after their car hit a tree in northeast Minneapolis early Saturday. Police responded to a crash at 2:22 a.m. near the…
A State Patrol trooper suffered minor injuries after he crashed responding to accidents Saturday morning at the Lowry Hill Tunnel in Minneapolis. The trooper was…
Report sees worsening health problems with rising heat, unpredictable weather patterns.
Effort takes big-picture look at crimes by the mentally ill.
A Minneapolis woman was charged Thursday with 53 felony counts for filing false income tax statements on behalf of her hundreds of clients and failing to file her own tax returns.
Man is accused of buying gun for Ray Kmetz, who then shot police at City Hall.
Raymond Kmetz’s guns were sold to an online auction house by Duluth police, Sheriff Rich Stanek said. Eventually they went to a gun shop in Princeton, where the alleged straw buyer picked them up.
Bail was set at $1.5 million for Lamar Sullivan-Armstrong, who is charged with burglary and assault.
Sheriff Richard Stanek said Raymond Kmetz, 68, had a pistol-grip shotgun with serial numbers obliterated, and should not have had access to any weapon.
The 68-year-old man who shot two New Hope police officers outside a City Council meeting Monday had undergone years of court-ordered mental health treatment and been released from the state hospital at St. Peter in 2013.
He stabbed his ex-wife, tried to hang himself.
Minneapolis’ police union wins ruling in lawsuit against NFL over ban on the practice.
Vice president of a Golden Valley property management company confessed to stealing $1.3 million in one of the largest embezzlement cases ever seen in Hennepin County.
The temporary action was taken as the investigation into Kendrea Johnson’s death continues. Police continue to say it is not being treated as a homicide.
The manner of Kendrea Johnson's death cannot be determined, Brooklyn Park police said, but records show investigators strongly considered the possibility of suicide.
The state Supreme Court will decide if statements in a therapy session can be used as evidence in a trial.
Brian Fitch Sr's. health seemed improved since he was nearly incoherent at August hearing
Three Minnesota attorneys were suspended or disbarred for professional misconduct this week by the state Supreme Court. Tedman Heim, 42, of Rochester, was disbarred for…
Eugene Boos was wanted for violating probation.
A Brooklyn Park man won’t be freed from jail in the case of an attempt to oust Gambian ruler.
As expected, Colin Chisholm, who lived the life of a Lake Minnetonka millionaire with his wife while collecting welfare benefits, received nearly two years in prison Monday.
Woman who got cancerous pancreas died from disease.
The adult son of Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek has been charged with drunken driving in Maple Grove. Ryan Stanek, 22, was arrested about 3:30…
Alternative housing for the girl had been recommended in September.
Before Bruce Hartigan was appointed a Hennepin County judge in 1988, he was considered one of the best criminal defense attorneys of his time and…
A Prior Lake attorney has been suspended from practicing for at least two months for professional misconduct. Cameron Tario, 34, failed to competently and diligently…
A Burnsville attorney was suspended this week for professional misconduct. Terry Rueb, 59, failed to deposit fees paid in advance of services to a trust…
A 37-year-old man involved in a failed murder-suicide in Champlin will spend at least 13 years in prison. Robert Siegfried pleaded guilty Thursday in Hennepin…
Minnesota lawyers were key to crafting the $1.4 billion settlement for U.S. patients harmed by hip implant.
Alberto Palmer, 25, showed no remorse this week as he was sentenced to 40 years in prison. He will serve at least two-thirds of the sentence before serving at least 30 years for killing 24-year-old Klaressa Cook.
Alberto Palmer will be at least 85 if he ever gets out of prison.
Alberto Palmer, who spoke in Hennepin County District Court, almost certainly will spend the rest of his life in prison.
A suicidal man shot by Medina police last week after he attacked an officer with a machete was charged Tuesday with attempted murder. Donald Kalib…
Medina police shot and wounded a suicidal man who was wielding a knife on Thursday afternoon. Officers responded to a report of a suicidal man…
He’s accused of not notifying people of lawsuits against them.
A drunken driver who killed a Brooklyn Center teen pleaded guilty Monday to criminal vehicular homicide. Michael Vanwagner, 24, of Coon Rapids, could receive the…
The man who shot at a pair outside a downtown Minneapolis gay bar in September has been sentenced to six months in the Hennepin County…
Justin Cardinal attacked the victim because he was upset with her driving, the complaint says.
Judge departed from presumptive sentence of 10 years for the officer’s crimes
Recidivism rates dropped dramatically in almost all courts studied; one judge wants to expand the program statewide.
Deephaven man agrees to 21-month sentence for living “like a king” on illegal benefits.
Gov. Dayton appoints younger, more diverse judges as retirements open posts.
A man who sexually assaulted a mentally disabled woman at a rehabilitation center received a life sentence in prison with parole Friday. Corey Gordon, 43,…
A state board has found that Anoka County’s Alan Pendleton failed to live in his district.
Offender Henry Moore is now back in jail, and it’s likely to be years before he’s free again.
A 25-year-old Minneapolis man was convicted this week of first-degree murder in a robbery attempt that terrorized three Minneapolis men who were hanging out in…
Drunken driver tested after SUV fell through ice on Lake Minnetonka in 2013, killing his 8-month-old daughter.
The argument to allow cameras in on criminal cases is revisited.
A group of high-ranking Minneapolis police officers is suing Chief Janeé Harteau, claiming she pushed for their retirement after demotions and later reassigned them to inferior positions.
The state Supreme Court vacated the sentence of 30 years’ supervised probation given to Jose Arriaga Soto Jr.
Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek, running for a third term, said he has work to do. Challenger Eddie Frizell says he’d do it better.
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