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Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor turns himself in on murder, manslaughter charges in Justine Damond killing

Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor was charged Tuesday with murder and manslaughter in the July shooting death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond, a decision that prosecutors said was delayed by some of the officer's colleagues' reluctance to testify. Noor is charged with third-degree murder "perpetrat

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE - 2018-03-21 02:01:00

Child found dead in River Falls school; unrelated threat follows

The River Falls school community was shaken Monday by two separate events, one involving a student's death at Meyer Middle School. Superintendent Jamie Benson sent an automated voice message March 19 to families in the district confirming the death of a sixth-grade student. "The death of any young p

PIERCE COUNTY HERALD - 2018-03-20 17:36:16

Unbelted Jeep driver ejected in crash that closed I-494 in Woodbury

Slick roads on the first day of spring led to trouble for a Jeep driver who was injured in a multi-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon in Woodbury. The Jeep driver over corrected after losing traction on northbound I-494 near Valley Creek Road shortly after noon. In over correcting, he struck a box truc

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE - 2018-03-20 18:48:00

UPDATE: Man sentenced in fatal drunken driving crash

NEW RICHMOND, Wis. (WEAU) -- The New Richmond man charged after one person died and three others were hurt in a drunken driving crash has now been sentenced. Monday, in St. Croix County Court 20-year-old Dalton Mundle was sentenced to eight years of probation and 12 month conditional jail time. He w

WEAU-TV 13 - 2018-03-19 23:12:00

Wis. town shaken after death of student, unrelated threat made to school

The River Falls school community was shaken Monday by two separate events, one involving a student's death at Meyer Middle School and another resulting in a student's arrest. Superintendent Jamie Benson sent an automated voice message March 19 to families in the district confirming the death of a si

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE - 2018-03-21 12:30:12

Hastings day care with history of violations reopens, with husband of previous owner in charge

Hillside Childcare Center in Hastings (Michelle Wirth / Forum News Service) A Hastings child care center handed over its license this month after authorities verified serious and chronic violations, including an incident in which a teacher restrained and bit a 6-year-old boy who has autism. But Hill

PIONEER PRESS - 2018-03-20 22:57:11

Police: Distracted Driver who Blew Through Stop Sign Had Drugs, Alcohol Level of .15

Big Lake police report a 31-year-old Fridley man arrested Friday faces multiple charges after he allegedly blew through a stop sign, hit another car and had a blood-alcohol level nearly twice the legal limit - all while he had a child in his car. According to the police department, Joseph Gorsegner

KSTP - 2018-03-20 18:27:00

Driver killed in rollover on I-94

ST. PAUL, Minn. - A Newport, Minnesota man was killed when he rolled his truck merging onto Interstate 94 from Highway 280. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the Dodge Dakota pickup truck was headed south on 280 and exited to eastbound I-94 at about 3:18 a.m. Sunday. Near the bottom of the ra


Multi-vehicle crash shuts down northbound I-494 in Woodbury

A multi-vehicle crash has all lanes of northbound I-494 shut down in Woodbury, the Minnesota Department of Transportation said. The crash involving a tanker truck, dump truck and a handful of vehicles had all lanes blocked at Valley Creek Road occurred at 12:03 p.m. Tuesday. Traffic is being diverte

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE - 2018-03-20 17:31:00

Minneapolis Woman Sentenced on Tax Fraud

She was sentenced Monday to 34 months in prison, but that was stayed pending her completion of five years probation. She will also complete a year in the Hennepin County Workhouse. Investigators allege Hester, 70, swindled the state of Minnesota out of $1.4 million in revenue while acting as a tax p

KSTP - 2018-03-19 21:37:00

Minneapolis is North America's 3rd most expensive city, says The Economist

Few would discount the notion that the cost of living in Minneapolis is rising to unpleasant levels. At the same time, few would argue that we have it worse than San Francisco, D.C., Seattle, Chicago, or Boston. But oh we do. At least according to The Economist, perhaps the leading economics magazin

CITY PAGES - 2018-03-19 15:52:34

Charges: Man Jailed on Vehicle Theft Punches Deputy, Rips Camera from Ceiling of Jail Cell

A Brooklyn Center man jailed on charges of stealing a vehicle and leading officers on a chase in January has now been accused of assaulting a peace officer and damaging jail property. Prosecutors in Dakota County say 23-year-old Aziz Holmes, in Dakota County jail following the Jan. 28 chase that beg

KSTP - 2018-03-20 00:30:00

Juut stylist charged with groping client

MINNEAPOLIS - A hair stylist at a downtown Minneapolis salon has been charged after his client told police she was groped during her haircut. According to the criminal complaint, 30-year-old Vincent Sechi, of Bloomington, allegedly groped a woman during her visit to the Juut Salon on Nicollet Mall

KARE - 2018-03-19 19:00:00

Police: Drunk with no license runs light, critically injures Uber driver in N. Minneapolis

A suspected drunken motorist who had his license revoked is in jail after running a red light at a north Minneapolis intersection and hitting and critically injuring an Uber driver, authorities said. Ahmed A. Sandiko, 48, of Minneapolis, remains hospitalized Sunday in critical condition at Hennepin


Ellsworth will soon have fresh produce available

Starting in May, Ellsworth residents will have another option for fresh produce in the area with the new Ellsworth Farmers Market. Steve Ottman, market manager of the Ellsworth Farmers Market, said the idea for the farmers market was part of his schooling. "As part of my schooling for Lay Academy in


Speed Limit Lowered On Washington County Highway

WASHINGTON COUNTY, MN - Motorists will encounter flaggers and a reduced speed limit as crews relocate utilities beneath Highway 95 between Bailey Road and 70th Street. Crews had to temporarily lower the speed limit to 45 mph in the work area due to "excessive speeding," according to the Minnesota De

PATCH - 2018-03-19 13:47:00

ID'd: Teen shot dead in Minneapolis late at night

Authorities on Sunday identified the person shot and killed late Friday in Minneapolis as an 18-year-old from St. Paul. Norea S. Wilford was shot in the chest near E. 43rd Street and 1st Avenue S. and died at Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC), according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's


Patrol: Man Dies After Being Thrown From Rolling Pickup In St. Paul

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) - A 33-year-old man is dead after he was thrown from his pickup truck when it rolled early Sunday morning on a highway exit ramp in St. Paul. The State Patrol says the fatal crash happened just after 3:15 a.m. on the Highway 280 exit ramp to eastbound Interstate 94. Christopher


Kidnapping, sex trafficking charges lead from Treasure Island hotel room

An arrest warrant was issued for a Rosemount man earlier in March following an investigation of criminal activity at Treasure Island Resort & Casino in October of 2017. Thomas Lee Kirven, 29, was taken into custody March 7 on felony charges of kidnapping, first-degree sex trafficking, cause or permi


Man dies after being pulled from fire at Mpls. home

Minneapolis recorded its first fatal fire of the year on Saturday night. MINNEAPOLIS - A man pulled from a fire at a Minneapolis home on Saturday night has died. Firefighters were called to the home on the 1100 block of 23rd Ave. N. around 6:15 p.m. on a report of a fire. When they arrived, they f