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The dangers of addiction and the role of doctors were among topics at the multidisciplinary conference.
With one in 20 Minnesotans having a permit, related crimes have remained in check, but fears remain.
Minneapolis police officials said Thursday that they’re ending the practice of sending undercover officers to investigate suspected prostitution in massage parlors after three male officers had sexual contact with the female suspects.
The cases were dismissed because officers had sexual contact with female suspects. Rulings by Hennepin County judges found the officers’ actions constituted “outrageous government conduct.”
However, the ruling might not be the final word. Minnesota is the only state in which the NFL’s 2013 ban has faced a legal challenge.
The trooper was intoxicated and off-duty when the attacks occurred, the charges say.
A taxi driver convicted this week of raping a drunk passenger could receive up to 23 years in prison. Jason E. Banks, 35, of Brooklyn…
The Minnesota Supreme Court has decided to at least temporarily relax courtroom camera restrictions for criminal trials, issuing an order Wednesday that media only need…
A Minnesota Supreme Court ruling this week put limits on when a person can claim prosecutorial immunity. The case involved Catharine Morton-Peters, chief investigator for…
The FBI is investigating several suspicious packages discovered Tuesday night at the UPS facility at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Workers noticed three to four packages…
The players now have been released to their parents.
Michael Karkoc’s family has consistently said that the 96-year-man is innocent.
Eden Prairie mom asked about insurance soon after baby died.
Statewide conference on pain pills to be held in Minneapolis next month.
Investigators say that for months, authorities say, a young woman calmly walked into a Robbinsdale gun store and legally bought guns and quickly turned them over to a member of the well-known Somali Outlaws gang.
Gov. Dayton is expected to select a new justice by the end of August.
The man who was shot and killed by a Plymouth police officer inside an Arby’s restaurant Thursday night attempted to remove the gun from her holster before the officer shot him, authorities said Friday.
Panelists agree on the need to improve relations between police and communities.
The state says it doesn’t have enough beds; meanwhile, sheriffs consider legal recourse.
Hennepin and Ramsey are among 11 pilot counties that started conversion this month.
Researcher Lynn Rogers needs permit to track wild black bears.
While the NFL continues its fight to ban off-duty police officers from taking guns into Vikings games, Minnesota’s other pro teams allow and even appreciate the extra, unofficial security.
Cody Feran-Baum is accused of stomping and kicking the baby to death.
Convict raised questions over impartiality.
Reports of errant doses of radiation given to patients at a large St. Cloud cancer center are being investigated by the Minnesota Department of Health and a Minneapolis law firm. The cases include a disabling injury to a Paynesville woman who suffered paralysis.
Cody Feran-Baum was for years a focus for Hennepin County child protection.
Sophia O’Neill had been stomped on and kicked, suffering severe internal injuries and broken bones.
A 17-year-old boy remains jailed. The child’s biological father and others say she’d been removed from a previous home last year.
Jurors deliberated for a week in fatal Minneapolis shootings.
A Brooklyn Center man has pleaded guilty to killing a man at a July 4 party last summer in Minneapolis, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman…
Devon Parker was sentenced to 40 years in prison for killing 69-year-old Thomas Sonnenberg.
Court says ex-Maple Grove council member deserved more time.
The motion claims Wright County attorney’s office prevented an interview with a forensic anthropologist.
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…