Crime

  1 charged in Mankato robbery, assault

The complaint says Miller admitted to being present during the incident, but told police he didn’t do anything.

  University of St. Thomas evacuates building after bomb threat

  Mapleton Police seek public’s help identifying people of interest

  Mankato Police seek help in finding five robbery, assault suspects

  Minnesota Department of Public Safety announces extra DWI enforcement until Sept. 2

  Mankato Department of Public Safety recruits for Community Emergency Response Team

Minneapolis police investigate 3rd homicide this week

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  Police searching for suspect accused of tampering with multiple vehicles in Mankato

Minneapolis man charged in drive-by shooting that hurt girl

  Multiple cars tampered with in Mapleton

Man gets 5 years after fatal punch of Sioux City man

  Mankato Police urge motorists to take extra precautions to avoid break-ins

  Minneapolis’ 5-year-high bicycle theft rate part of growing trend across nation

Woodbury father charged in death of his baby son

Thirty-five-year-old Matthew Hoisser is charged with second-degree murder in the April death of his son, Gus.

Iowa pastor arrested in Minnesota, faces Omaha abuse charges

It’s unclear when Rodriguez will be returned to Omaha.

Bullet strikes 5-year-old girl in foot in north Minneapolis

Whoever fired the shots fled before officers arrived. No one has been arrested.

  Minnesota man sentenced to 3 years in prison for role in wife’s ‘death party'

He told police he threw her a drug fueled 'death party' a few days before her death, and said he was fulfilling a promise to his wife that he would not let her die in a nursing home.

  Mankato man faces 5 felony charges; accused of soliciting 14 year old

Rochester police searching for shooting suspects

  Waseca Police searching for vandals who shot out multiple car windows

New Ulm Police Department arrest man wanted for murder in St. Paul

Le Sueur County Sheriff’s Office offers scholarship to students

  Man sentenced for abandoning child, 5, in woods as punishment

  St. Peter detective featured on “Wear the Badge” series

Detective Matt Grochow was followed by cameras for a day, watching him do everything from narcotics investigations to forensic investigations.

BCA Investigating Officer-Involved shooting in northern Minnesota

The person shot was taken to Mercy Hospital in Moose Lake and then taken by air ambulance to St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth.

  Political messages carved into stone at Minneopa State Park removed

No arrests have been made, but the case was referred to Blue Earth County officials.

  Fairmont man gets 15 years probation for role in 2018 fatal crash

Tyler Richard Byers will spend 180 days in jail; 6-year prison sentence stayed.

  Mankato Public Safety officials prepare for hands-free law to go into effect

Mankato Public Safety wants to make sure their officers understand the intention behind the law.

  Medina man is charged for allegedly having sex with a 14-year-old girl at a Mankato hotel

36-year-old Vijaya Soman of Medina faces two charges of criminal sexual conduct in the third and fourth degrees stemming from incident in late May.

  Iowa drug kingpin who killed 5 faces January execution date

Honken would be the first convict from Iowa to be executed since 1963.

Police release data on alleged rape by Chinese businessman

The alleged assault happened on Aug. 31 when Liu, 46, was in Minneapolis for a weeklong residency

Father charged with starting fire that killed daughter

An officer arrived and tried to knock down the flames but was forced back by heat and smoke.

  Yellow Line Project reflects on progress made, looks toward future of program

For the last four years the Yellow Line Project in Blue Earth County has served people who come into contact with law enforcement, focusing on mental health and chemical dependency.

  Authorities capture escaped Freeborn County detainee in St. Paul

The Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office says ICE officers apprehended Nava-Urioste in the St. Paul area after a pursuit by vehicle and on foot.

Man sentenced in Iowa for 2 murder-for-hire counts

Federal prosecutors say 45-year-old Jason Harriman was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Cedar Rapids.

Woman sentenced to more than 21 years for baby’s death

Hennepin County District Court Judge Jamie Anderson sentenced Baldwin to 21 years and 3 months in prison Monday afternoon.

Appeals court grants child abuser’s release from program

Kerkoff was originally prosecuted in Douglas County and sexually abused 41 children during his adolescence and as a young adult.

  Inver Grove Heights man facing charges in Owatonna death investigation

A 47 year-old Inver Grove Heights man faces murder charges in connection to a man’s death in Owatonna.

  Charges filed in connection to park vandalism in Eagle Lake

A Mankato man is charged in connection with vandalism at a park in Eagle Lake back in May.

  Wings mural vandalized

Whimsy and Weathered co-owner Jes Tano says she’s pretty heartbroken after finding the new mural on the side of her Riverfront Drive building defaced by graffiti Monday afternoon.

Minnesota man avoids prison sentence after mistaken identity

He spent 106 days in the Butte jail after he failed to make a court appearance.

  Algona Police Department warns of a scammer posing as a priest

A scammer posing as a priest has been asking members of a local church to make donations for people battling cancer.

  Police identify driver who fled scene of accident in Nicollet

Authorities are looking for the driver of a vehicle that fled the scene of an accident in Nicollet.

Minnesota man who hacked state databases gets probation

A Minnesota man who admitted he hacked into state government databases in 2017 has been sentenced to five years of probation.

Jury convicts boy who pointed gun at teacher, pulled trigger

It didn’t fire when he pulled the trigger because the safety was engaged. The teacher and a guidance counselor grabbed the gun from him.

Police find 2 bodies in Iowa apartment

Police Lt. Adam Schaefer says the bodies had been in the apartment, “for some time.”

Crookston Diocese reaches $5M settlement with 15 victims

The Diocese of Crookston has reached a $5 million settlement with 15 people who were children when they were sexually abused by priests.

Man who kidnapped Jayme Closs moved out of Wisconsin

Patterson pleaded guilty in March to two counts of intentional homicide and one count of kidnapping.

Ex-officer who fatally shot 911 caller appeals convictions

Noor has been moved to an out-of-state prison for his own safety.

Suspect arrested in connection with Cemstone theft and damage

Cemstone Co. suffered approximately $15,000 to $17,000 in damage and loss.

  More sexual assault cases are being reported at college campuses across Minnesota

Data released from the Minnesota Office of Higher Education shows that there were 416 cases of sexual assault reported on college campuses across the state in 2018.

  Bancroft Police identify bodies found on Friday

Investigators say two of the deaths were ruled homicides, while the third was a suicide.

  More sexual assaults reported in 2018 on MN college campuses

More sexual assaults are being reported at college campuses across Minnesota.

  Three arrested, one sought in Albert Lea armed robbery

Three people are arrested and one is sought by police in an armed robbery in Albert Lea.

  Michigan man sentenced in Mankato for stalking ex-girlfriend

He was sentenced Wednesday to 45 months in federal prison.

West St. Paul man fatally shot, toddler OK

Relatives say Renfro was a single father of a toddler who was inside the apartment at the time.

Missing Tennesse kids may be heading to Minnesota

The 6, 2 & 1 year old were taken by their non-custodial parents Tuesday.

  Suspect allegedly using stolen credit cards sought by Mankato police

Mankato Police are looking for a suspect accused of using stolen credit cards to purchase items from multiple businesses.

  How to go hands-free at the wheel

On August first, Minnesota will become the 19th state to enact laws regarding hands-free use while driving.

  MN Bureau of Criminal Apprehension releases 2018 findings

A new report finds that murders decreased in Minnesota last year, but rapes increased.

  6 people charged for solicitation of prostitution

The sting was part of the “Minnesota girls are not for sale” campaign, which in total has resulted in the arrest of 116 area individuals.

Iowa woman gets up to 40 years for murder, burning of body

Knigge pleaded guilty to attempted murder, aiding and abetting robbery and abuse of a human corpse.