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Andre L. Peterson, 52, has a long history of aggravated robbery and theft convictions.
His cause of death remains unknown, police said.
Cornella Roybal intervened in an argument during a party, charges say.
Calvin Gillmore stands charged with two felonies in connection with the attack.
Growing caseloads, 911 calls straining resources.
A second man has been charged in the New Year's Day killing of Carl Dobbs Jr., who was shot in his car outside Johnny Baby's…
Minnesota passed disenfranchisement of felons with statehood in 1858, but the practice didn't become commonplace nationally until after the Civil War — when newly emancipated African-Americans gained the right to vote.
The Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission passed a measure that would, in most circumstances, limit felony probation terms for all felons, except for individuals convicted of homicides or sex offenses. Unless the Legislature overrules the decision, the new guidelines take effect Aug. 1.
A Star Tribune analysis of newly released police data shows that while homicides soared in 2019, reports of aggravated assaults, rapes and robberies decreased, contributing to a reduction in overall violent crime.
Authorities say she used a folding knife to carry out the attack.
A suspect arrested in Monique Baugh's killing is allegedly a "rival" drug dealer to her boyfriend, court documents said.
David Lee was described as a hard-working family man.
One man is dead and another injured after a stabbing early Wednesday in north Minneapolis, police said. And in St. Paul, police are investigating a shooting death that occurred about 2 a.m. Wednesday on University Avenue.
Minneapolis man was gunned down after work at Asian food distributor.
Program to launch in fall will offer a variety of bachelor's degrees.
The suspect was arrested after crashing his car into another vehicle.
The 28-year-old man was arrested Thursday night after he crashed his vehicle into the fence line of Oakland Cemetery,
Nearly 30 people gave emotional testimony in support of a measure they believe will provide more fair, empathetic treatment.
Anthony Martin died of a gunshot wound to the chest.
Da'Qwan Jones-Morris was killed as his friends played with a stolen gun.
John Robert Capers is suspected of killing Annette Seymour.
Hundreds paid tribute Saturday to three Minnesota National Guard members who died when their Black Hawk helicopter crashed this week in a snowy Stearns County farm field.
The lawsuit said police "unlawfully refused" to provide public information.
Hennepin County court records and autopsies reveal new details about the triple-murder suicide that's shaken many.
Two young children were among the injured.
A Twitter spokeswoman told media outlets that Danielle Stella's personal and campaign accounts were shut down for "repeated violations" of the social media platform's rules.
Police said the shooting appears to be related to domestic violence.
A motive remains unclear in the Tuesday night incident.
The man suffered a gunshot in the stomach.
It's not known what provoked Monday's attack.
Xcel Energy crews worked to extract the plane.
Anatoliy Ermak remained in critical condition on Saturday.
He suffered noncritical injuries.
A civilian was also hospitalized after their vehicle collided with a firetruck heading to the scene.
In St. Paul, leaders debate whether ShotSpotter technology is a useful tool or an unproven sales pitch.
Judge Leonardo Castro ruled that the company must begin immediate remediation plans to clean up lead contamination in employees' vehicles, test their homes for lead and carry out abatement if needed.
Airport leaders brokered a deal with TSA ahead of the busy Thanksgiving travel season.
The mayor outlined a wide-ranging proposal that would use a "community-first" approach to confront what he calls a public health crisis. Police Chief Todd Axtell did not attend the presentation.
The mayor will give a budget presentation to the City Council on Wednesday.
At final forum on curbing violence, painful conversations are acknowledged as productive.
One is in critical condition, while the other two suffered noncritical wounds, police said.
The blue vans will stop running on Saturday. Employees say they were given 11 days' written notice.
Mayor Melvin Carter told the overflow crowd that a new strategy is needed.
A man found with a gunshot wound after the crash was in critical condition.
The victim suffered a critical brain injury and is not suspected to survive.
The suspect, who is charged with firing at an occupied car, was subsequently shot and wounded by a U.S. marshal.
Mayor Melvin Carter acknowledged the range of emotions facing a community plagued by gun violence just one day after the city tallied its 29th homicide — the highest number in 25 years.
The fresh shootings came even as the city's police chief had sought to reassure residents that his department is doing everything it can to quell the violence.
An autopsy by the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office determined that Noah Erickson, 34, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The death is the fourth homicide of the week in a city struggling with gang violence.
A former intimate partner sent images to his colleagues, the DFL state senator says.
It happened near House of Hope Lutheran Church at 4800 N. Boone Av. around 6:50 p.m.
Justin O. Harris, of Minneapolis, died of multiple gunshot wounds inside his home on the 3900 block of N. Lyndale Avenue, according to an autopsy.
Starting Friday, Minnesota will have the distinction of being the last state in the nation to sell 3.2% alcohol beer — the often maligned weak…
Tou Cha was central in a case that led to the firings of five officers.
Officials want imprisoned moms to have more time with kids.
Protesters calling on Edina, Richfield police to release video of fatal shooting march in downtown Minneapolis, blocking trains
Activists rallied at the Hennepin County Government Center before marching downtown, briefly blocking intersections and tracks.
Along with Richfield, the department reversed its earlier decision, citing an ongoing investigation.
The child was taken from her father's apartment by her noncustodial mother, police say.
St. Paul police are investigating who may have sent threatening and racist messages to Mayor Melvin Carter in the days leading up to a contentious vote on organized trash collection.
Annual Fire Department ceremony recognizes selfless individuals.
The book club marked one of the first inside a Minnesota penitentiary, and a rare chance for offenders to convene with community members as equals over literature.
Under Minnesota law, inmates cannot legally give consent, largely due to the uneven power dynamic between officers and offenders.
The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect linked to at least three sexual assaults and a burglary…
The death marked the city's 35th homicide of 2019.
Jonna Armartey used his vehicle as a weapon to target two complete strangers, authorities say.
The death of a 28-year-old man who was gunned down on a north Minneapolis street corner in mid-June and died three weeks later has officially…
The teen's mother said her daughter has been battling mental illness and accused authorities of provoking her with an overly aggressive response.
New statewide initiative targets suicide prevention.
Mayor Melvin Carter has called for an inquiry into the arrest.
It happened hours after downtown leaders asked for more police officers.
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter calls footage "deeply disturbing." Police said the girl, 13, resisted arrest.
A Waseca man who was riding his bike in southern Minnesota was struck and killed by a motorist early Tuesday morning. Anthony M. Hodge, 30,…
All 400 deputies and corrections officers will have them by year's end.
They agree — St. Paul deserves better.