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An inmate at Moose Lake prison and a corrections officer at the Red Wing juvenile facility each tested positive for COVID-19 over the weekend, marking…
Nate Smith was among five officers dismissed last summer.
Firefighters, paramedics and police are particularly vulnerable.
Some judges "have insisted" that inmates appear in court, instead of with remote hearings, the agency said.
Both men are expected to survive.
Public defenders are also rallying to release nonviolent inmates
The State Public Defender’s Office is rallying its staff to demand the release of jail inmates across Minnesota to protect them from the spread of…
The federal court system in Minnesota has suspended all jury trials for civil and criminal cases, effective immediately through late April in response to the novel coronavirus.
Corrections officials strive to avoid infection in the contained environments.
The 11-year-old autistic child was seriously injured, but doctors expect him to survive.
Additional charges are expected Wednesday.
The boy was conscious when officers arrived but suffered traumatic injuries. The 33-year-old mother is awaiting charges of aggravated assault and malicious punishment of a child.
Although Todd Axtell previously opposed the idea of police beards, rank-and-file staff requesting the change persuaded him to reconsider.
Network of smart homes helps police crack cases but raises privacy issues.
He was one of two officers to get their jobs back at Shakopee.
Officers found a 40-year-old woman lying in the street at the intersection of Broderick and Concord boulevards, just off Hwy. 55, police said.
The evolution has forced law enforcement to rethink its strategies on tackling gang activity — the primary driver of gun violence in Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Akeem Lamina repeatedly touched the 7-year-olds in his office, charges say.
An innovative program helps recruits overcome roadblocks to success.
The 14-year-old victim was shot in the abdomen and remains in stable condition at Regions Hospital
The girls, 14 and 15, are each in stable condition at Regions.
The robberies occurred over a 3-hour stretch, police said.
Darrion Isaiah Gresham remains jailed in lieu of $1 million bail.
Andre L. Peterson, 52, has a long history of aggravated robbery and theft convictions.
Victim was shot in his car by two armed suspects, according to scanner audio.
Officials, police join clergy at community forum to address the "public health crisis."
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.