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Police: Ex-boyfriend killed Edina woman in Minnesota, burned body in New Orleans

Cristina Prodan was killed in Minnesota, and her body was driven to New Orleans and burned by her ex-boyfriend, according to a newly released criminal court document. Prodan, a 27-year-old Edina woman, was reported missing by her mother Jan. 5. The suspect, Joseph Porter, 25, had met Prodan on Faceb

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE - 2018-01-19 15:27:00

Skills gleaned from his job inform his approach to ice-fishing glory

Special to the Star Tribune Some people are almost giddy when they talk about the things they love. Then there's Joel Nelson. To say he enjoys fishing is like saying water is important to a lake, or trees are vital parts of a forest. Nelson is kind of a nerd, too. He loves maps and the smile on hi

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE - 2018-01-19 14:06:00

Dispatches from a bar called Lake Street, a Brooklyn home for Minnesota expats

Greenpoint is the northernmost neighborhood in Brooklyn, and like so many other areas in the borough, it's seen its demographics shift radically in the last 15 years. This historically working class, mostly Polish area has become younger and more affluent. Industry has been overtaken by hospitality

CITY PAGES - 2018-01-19 19:04:27

Police Release Details Into Investigation That Has Led to Principal Being Placed on Leave

According to a release Thursday, Apple Valley police received a report of suspicious activity at Scott Highlands Middle School in Apple Valley on Jan. 5. That is the school at which Endicott's wife Andrea works. An employee there is alleged to have reported several instances of suspicious activity w

KSTP - 2018-01-18 23:11:00

GWG Holdings strikes a financial-expansion deal

The stock of GWG Holdings, a Minneapolis firm in the life policy-settlement business, surged nearly 13 percent Friday to more than $9 per share on news that it striking a large financial transaction with The Beneficient Company of Texas. "This transaction stands to potentially double our assets to

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE - 2018-01-19 17:50:00

Aggressive search launched for Lake Elmo woman missing for 30 years

The sister of a Lake Elmo teenager who went missing exactly 30 years ago said Friday that her family has endured "crushing pain" not knowing her whereabouts. "Grandparents, aunts and uncles, all passed away with only one wish - to know what happened to Sue," said Christine Swedell, the younger siste

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE - 2018-01-19 18:11:00

Charges: Teen Who Set St. Kate's Fires Sought To Hurt People

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A Minneapolis woman is charged with intentionally setting four fires at St. Catherine's University in St. Paul, including one in a dormitory that housed an occupied daycare center. A criminal complaint alleges 19-year-old Tnuza Jamal Hassan, a former student, told investigator

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2018-01-19 13:23:20

Winter Storm Watch Issued For Dakota, Washington, Hennepin County

TWIN CITIES, MN - The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for several counties in central Minnesota, including Hennepin, Anoka, Ramsey, Washington, and Dakota County. Expect heavy snow with some mixed precipitation Sunday evening through Monday afternoon. Total snow accumulatio

PATCH - 2018-01-19 14:27:25

Solis found guilty in 2015 stabbing death of Worcester woman

WORCESTER - A Worcester Superior Court jury found Pedro Solis guilty of first-degree murder Friday in the Dec. 2, 2015, stabbing death of 31-year-old Cherise D. Hill. The jury of seven women and five men deliberated for about six hours over two days before returning its verdict. The jurors found Mr.

TELEGRAM.COM - 2018-01-19 15:46:57

Buck's Whiskey & Burger Bar to open at old location of G Bar in Worcester's Canal District

Nick Panarelli thinks Worcester's Canal District could become the new Shrewsbury Street. He's jumping in on the growing network of restaurants and bars in the Canal District with plans to open Buck's Whiskey & Burger Bar at 62 Green St., the old location of The G Bar. "I've just seen this area slowl

MASSLIVE.COM - 2018-01-18 21:01:11

Snow returns to western Massachusetts

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Western Massachusetts looked like a winter wonderland on Thursday, with snow covering the ground and on the trees. According to NOAA, most of New England has some snow on the ground again, with about 3 to 6 inches of snow here western Massachusetts. First the cold, now Ne

WWLP 22NEWS - 2018-01-18 22:21:06

Longtime Worcester Pickle Factory Sells To RI Company

WORCESTER, MA-A building that was once home to a pickle factory in Worcester has been sold. Kelleher & Sadowsky Associates recently represented Edison Brine 3 in the $425,000 sale of 41 Mason St in Worcester. The 19,548 square foot building has been the long-term home to the Regal Pickle Factory, w

PATCH - 2018-01-19 16:00:23

Man Arrested After Robbing Woman at Knifepoint in Worcester

Fernando Ayala, 31 was charged with armed robbery. This investigation remains active. On Tuesday, January 16, at approximately 9:15 a.m., Worcester Police responded to 27 Mount Vernon Street for a reported Larceny. Upon the officers arrival they met with a 35-year-old female victim. According to the

GOLOCALWORCESTER.COM - 2018-01-18 14:19:48

'Known Gang Member' Arrested For Threatening School: Worcester PD

WORCESTER, MA-A teenager that police say is a known gang member has been charged with making threats against a Worcester school. Around 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 16, police responded to Central MA Academy on Rockdale Street for a report of a student that was making threats against the school. The dir

PATCH - 2018-01-18 16:37:31

Police: Worcester Prosecutor Drove Drunk With Daughter in Car

A Massachusetts prosecutor has been suspended without pay after he was arrested for allegedly driving drunk with his 13-year-old daughter in his car. Worcester Assistant District Attorney John O'Leary was released on personal recognizance after pleading not guilty Tuesday to charges including drivin


5 Things To Do This Week

1. Berlin-Boylston SEPAC: meeting and presentation "Parents' Basic Rights and Responsibilities," 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24; Berlin Memorial School Library, 34 South St., Berlin. All welcome. For information, email info@sepac-berlin-boylston.org or visit http://www.sepac-berlin-boylston.org. To join

TELEGRAM.COM - 2018-01-19 11:00:00

Wisconsin roundup: Western Wis. authorities search for fugitive sex offender; more state news stories

LA CROSSE - The Wisconsin Department of Justice says a sex offender who was on parole has removed his GPS monitoring bracelet and gone missing. Authorities in Wisconsin and Minnesota are searching for 37-year-old Casey Thibodeaux. They say Thibodeaux may be driving a gray Ford Focus without license

NEW RICHMOND NEWS - 2018-01-18 15:03:18

Meth motel bust ends in probation for Eau Claire man

After serving 18 months in prison, an Eau Claire man will spend five years on probation for methamphetamine offenses that happened last year. Jeremiah J. Ressel, 39, 2521 Paulina St., pleaded no contest Thursday morning in Eau Claire County Court to his latest drug crime - a felony charge of possess

EAU CLAIRE LEADER-TELEGRAM - 2018-01-19 00:00:00

Eau Claire man faces 15 charges after Tuesday's stand-off

Eau Claire (WQOW) - Fifteen criminal charges were filed Thursday against the man arrested after a stand-off Tuesday night on Eau Claire's north side. Nine of the charges against Emmitt Ritter-Simpson are for recklessly endangering safety. He is also charged with strangling a man to unconsciousness a

WQOW - 2018-01-19 02:28:00

Western Wisconsin upset spells big trouble ahead for Republicans

If this week was a canary in the coal mine for Wisconsin Republicans, they better learn bird CPR pretty quick. Before Tuesday night, the state's 10th Senate District had been represented by Republican Sheila Harsdorf for 17 years, with Harsdorf winning it over her Democratic challenger by 26 percent

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE - 2018-01-19 18:40:00