Crime

  Matson joins lawmakers introducing bill that increases penalties for attempted murder of police

Two southern Minnesota lawmakers introduced legislation Thursday that would increase the minimum sentence for attempted murder of a police officer, inspired by Waseca officer Arik Matson, who was nearly killed after being shot in the head while on duty last January.

Minnesota man who trained with Islamic State pleads guilty

  FBI: QAnon backer from Iowa was among 1st to breach Capitol

Man profiled in magazine sentenced on explosives charge

  Officer with knee to George Floyd’s neck to be tried alone

  Iowa man arrested, charged with taking part in Capitol riot

Man found not guilty by reason of insanity in son’s death

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Police: 14-year-old stole squad car, led high-speed chase

Man who drove into Iowa protesters avoids prison

  U.S. Attorney: Minnesotans involved in Capitol riots will be prosecuted

  Minnesota police kill knife-wielding suspect after chase

Redwood County Sheriff’s Office alerts public to fraudulent activity

Two arrested for burglary, motor vehicle theft

Minnesota woman, child found safe after being kidnapped at gunpoint

The Minnesota Bureau of Apprehension has issued an amber alert after a Minneapolis man forced a woman and child into a vehicle at gunpoint.

Iowa woman who pretended to have cancer spared from prison

She pleaded guilty in November to a felony charge of ongoing criminal conduct.

Former city clerk given probation after stealing city funds

A former northwest Iowa city clerk has been sentenced to five years of probation after more than $70,000 in city funds was stolen.

Man charged in fatal Sioux City shooting on New Year’s

A 19-year-old man has been charged in a shooting at a New Year’s party in Sioux City that killed one woman and injured three juveniles.

Minnesota trooper assaulted after Brooklyn Center crash

Man allegedly pulls gun over lack of masks at fitness club

  Vandalism at Waldorf school building

Man suspected of abusing wife fatally shot by sister-in-law

  Man charged in death of 2-year-old boy in St. Paul apartment

  Inmate causes flood damage to Brown County Jail

Man killed after argument at Minneapolis light rail station

Police said in a release that officers arrived at the scene to find an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound.

Driver arrested following fatal accident

A 17-year-old girl is arrested following a car accident that claimed the life of a Waterville-Elysian-Morristown High School Senior.

Homicide investigation underway in Dickinson County

A homicide investigation is underway after a woman is found dead inside a home in Dickinson County, Iowa.

Elmore man charged in fatal crash

A driver involved in a fatal accident in Faribault County last week is arrested and facing charges.

Teen stops domestic attack on mom, then is fatally stabbed

A teenage boy stepped in to save his mother from an attack by her husband, only to end up being fatally stabbed by the man.

  Mankato Public Safety warns of scammers

Mankato Public Safety warns of a new scam circulating in the area.

  Report: Native American women, girls suffer more violence

American Indian women and girls make up less than 1% of the state’s population, yet they accounted for 8% of all women and girls slain in Minnesota from 2010 through 2018, according to state data included in the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force report.

Driver dies after calling 911 to say he had been shot

Officials say the man made the call for help just before 10 p.m. Wednesday after driving down University Avenue and being struck in the chest by a gunshot.

Border Patrol: Suspect in Iowa homicide dead in New Mexico

No identities were released and no details were provided on the Iowa homicide.

Ex-credit union manager pleads not guilty to embezzlement

Janine Keim entered her plea Wednesday in federal court in Sioux City to charges of embezzlement and making false statements, The Sioux City Journal reported.

Police: Suspect in Washington killing arrested in Minnesota

Police arrested Dervin, who was wanted on a no-bail warrant, on Dec. 9 in Minnesota. The charges do not include details on his arrest or indicate where he is being held pending extradition to Washington state.

Wells woman dies in crash

A Wells woman is killed in a two-vehicle collision in Faribault County.

Local travel agent faces charges

A federal indictment accuses the owner of two Minnesota travel agencies of defrauding at least 36 travel agents out of nearly $500,000.

Lake Crystal man charged in hit-and-run crash

A Lake Crystal man is charged in a hit and run accident in November that injured another driver.

Minnesota juvenile lifer walks free after 18 years in prison

Myon Burrell’s case made headlines earlier this year after The Associated Press and American Public Media uncovered new evidence and serious flaws in the police investigation.

  Chauvin’s defense attorney wants trial delay

The attorney for the former Minneapolis Police Officer charged in the death of George Floyd is asking for more time to prepare for next year’s trial.

No charges in fatal shooting during George Floyd unrest

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman’s office says video was destroyed and only one witness cooperated.

  Windom schools placed in soft lockdown

The Windom Area School District placed its buildings under a soft lockdown this morning as authorities investigated a suspicious incident.

  How to avoid stolen packages over the holidays

The holidays are upon us, and with online shopping comes the risk of having packages stolen from your doorstep.

  Mankato Public Safety adds new programs

Another big part of the new adjustments will be to focus just as much on the mental and emotional health of their task force as they do on the physical health.

St. Peter man, woman charged for selling controlled substances

The Le Sueur County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday that charges have been filed in relation to a controlled substance investigation.

Le Sueur County Sheriff offers reward for information about stolen, damaged road signs

The Le Sueur County Sheriff’s Office is offering a $300 reward for information about a series of recently damaged and stolen road signs.

Jury convicts Illinois man in Minnesota mosque bombing

A jury on Wednesday convicted the leader of an Illinois anti-government militia group of several civil rights and hate crime charges in the 2017 bombing of a Minnesota mosque.

Minnesota police officers who killed 19-year-old identified

Minnesota investigators released Tuesday the names of the officers who killed a 19-year-old man they suspected in a drive-by shooting, but didn’t provide details on what happened.

  UPDATE: Death outside Walgreen’s ruled a suicide

The Ramsey County Medical Center ruled that the man took his own life.

Legal panel: Free Minneapolis man jailed for life as teen

A national panel of legal experts recommended the immediate release of a Black man sentenced to life in prison as a teenager nearly two decades ago.

  Plea deal signed for activist who toppled Columbus statue

The 57-year-old Forcia, a member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and Twin Cities American Indian Movement activist, was charged with criminal damage to property.

  BCA identifies state trooper who fired weapon in Albert Lea

State investigators have identified the state trooper who fired his weapon during a shooting in Albert Lea in which the alleged suspect was injured after wounding three people, including a police officer.

  Unsolved missing person cases find new hope

At the age of nine, Taryn Wishcop of Mankato experienced the trauma of abduction firsthand. “I felt very alone. Like nobody else had experienced what I experienced,” said Wishcop.

  FBI asks for information on missing Iowa girl’s birthday

The FBI field office in Omaha, Nebraska, posted a plea on its Twitter page Friday asking for any information of Breasia Terrell, who has been missing since July 9.

  Mankato man arrested after reportedly assaulting police officer

Authorities say they responded to Lindsay Windows at approximately 3:42 p.m. Thursday after receiving a 911 call regarding an aggressive employee.

With DNA evidence, St. Paul man convicted in 1991 killing

Donald Jenkins, Jr., was convicted Wednesday in the death of 20-year-old Belinda Thompson.

  Unsolved southern Minnesota murder to be featured on Dateline

An unsolved southern Minnesota murder case with a Mankato connection is set to be featured on NBC’s Dateline.

  Police seek public’s help in identifying theft suspect

Police in St. James and New Ulm seek the public’s help in identifying a theft suspect in the St. James area.

  Two arrested in connection to string of thefts

Authorities arrest two people in connection with more than 20 burglaries across the state.

  St. Paul officer fired after Saturday shooting

The chief of the St. Paul police department says an officer who shot and wounded a Black man Saturday night failed to measure up to department standards.

  Albert Lea man charged in Freeborn County District Court

State officials reported Tuesday that the man arrested following the active shooter situation in Albert Lea on Sunday has been charged in Freeborn County District Court.

  Officials say deaths of couple appears to be murder, suicide

Sheriff’s officials say the deaths of a couple whose bodies were found in a northeastern Minnesota home appear to be a murder-suicide case.

Redwood County officials investigating report of stolen gas

A statement from the Redwood County Sheriff’s Office says it received a report of gasoline theft from a business within the city of Belview.

Authorities seek public’s assistance in Sibley County burglary

Authorities report that Mark Schultz called the sheriff’s office at approximately 12:51 p.m. Wednesday to report a burglary that occurred on his property.

Former sheriff’s deputy pleads not guilty in drug theft case

Agents searching Leusink’s home in April found more than 1,600 prescription medication pills and several opened evidence bags.

  Authorities: George Washington, Pioneers statues vandalized

A Minneapolis Parks employee called in when they discovered the Pioneers statue had been painted with graffiti.

Ellison takes action against Wabasha County gym that refuses to close

Attorney General Keith Ellison’s office filed a lawsuit and motion for a temporary restraining order Wednesday to prohibit a Wabasha County gym from remaining open to the public.

  Authorities warn of mail theft in Blue Earth County

Authorities say many of the thefts have occurred within the last week, specifically near Pemberton and Madison Lake.

  Minneapolis announces updates to no-knock warrant policy

The new policy announced Wednesday requires officers to announce their presence as they cross the threshold of premises, as well as make periodic announcements while inside.

  Prosecutor offers to cut Burrell’s prison term by 15 years

Myon Burrell was 16 when he was accused of killing Tyesha Edwards, who was hit by a stray bullet in 2002, while doing homework in her Minneapolis home.

Minnesota man enters plea in police station fire amid unrest

Twenty-six-year-old Bryce Michael Williams pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of conspiracy to commit arson.

Man accused in trooper assault arrested following manhunt

Law enforcement officials asked people who live near St. John’s University in Stearns County to lock their doors and windows Thursday as they search for a man who assaulted a state trooper and may possibly be armed.

  Wife, son charged in 2013 death of Twin Cities man

The wife and adult son of a Twin Cities area man who disappeared in 2013 have now been charged in his death.

Large drug, weapons sweep in central Iowa sees 25 arrested

Officials say that in addition to the arrests, state and federal officers seized 37 firearms, 3 pounds of cocaine and 18 pounds of marijuana, among other drugs.

Two arrested in drug investigation

Two people are arrested in Le Sueur County following a month-long investigation into methamphetamine sales.

Woman airlifted to hospital after being shot by 2-year-old

Police say 21-year-old Meriah Carlyle and 23-year-old Logan Keller have each been charged with child endangerment for leaving a loaded handgun on a bedside table on Nov. 4.

2 months in jail for Starbucks crash that injured 2

Forty-five-year-old Ihar Daniliuk pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts of criminal vehicular operation in the August 2019 crash outside the coffee shop in Eagan.

  Felony charges dropped in Sibley County crash that killed couple

The county attorney cited the coronavirus pandemic as one factor in a decision against pursuing a trial on charges of second-degree manslaughter and criminal vehicular homicide.

Man testifies against alleged ringleader of mosque bombing

Hari is on trial for multiple civil rights and hate crimes.

  Man charged in 2019 crash pleads guilty

A man charged in a highway crash that killed a couple on a motorcycle in Sibley County pleads guilty to a misdemeanor, while felony counts have been dropped.

Charles City man gets prison for DUI crash that killed boy

Prosecutors say Blade was drunk and had cocaine in his system on Oct. 26, 2019, when he ran a stop sign at a rural intersection near Rudd, hitting a minivan and killing 9-year-old Royce Fisher.

  Burnsville man wanted in connection to Blue Earth County stabbing incident

Authorities are looking for a Burnsville man facing charges for an alleged stabbing in Blue Earth County.