Crime

  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.

  Unsolved southern Minnesota murder to be featured on Dateline

  Police seek public’s help in identifying theft suspect

  Two arrested in connection to string of thefts

  St. Paul officer fired after Saturday shooting

  Albert Lea man charged in Freeborn County District Court

  Officials say deaths of couple appears to be murder, suicide

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Redwood County officials investigating report of stolen gas

Authorities seek public’s assistance in Sibley County burglary

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

  Authorities: George Washington, Pioneers statues vandalized

Ellison takes action against Wabasha County gym that refuses to close

  Authorities warn of mail theft in Blue Earth County

  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

Large drug, weapons sweep in central Iowa sees 25 arrested

Two arrested in drug investigation

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

2 months in jail for Starbucks crash that injured 2

  Felony charges dropped in Sibley County crash that killed couple

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.

  Waseca Co. Prosecutor to push for stricter sentencing guidelines following Matson shooting

While Janovsky did receive the maximum sentence of 35 years for attempted first-degree murder involving a police officer, Waseca County Prosecutor Rachel Cornelius says it’s not enough.

  Man who shot Waseca officer Arik Matson sentenced

Officer Matson was shot by Janovsky while out on a service call on January 6 when officers were called to the 900 block of 3rd Ave. SE around 8 p.m. to investigate suspicious activity.

Victim identified in shooting in Winthrop

The Sibley County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victim of a recent shooting in Winthrop.

  Tyler Janovski in court for sentencing

The man who shot Waseca Officer Arik Matson will be in court today for sentencing.

Two dead, another injured in Apple Valley shooting

Apple Valley police say officers were called to an apartment building shortly before 9 p.m. Wednesday on reports of gunfire and a man in a hallway with a handgun.

  Judge declines to move trial of officers in Floyd’s death

A Minnesota judge has rejected defense requests to move the trial of four former Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd’s death.

  Investigation into early morning shooting in Winthrop

The Minnesota BCA and local authorities are investigating a shooting in Winthrop

  Ongoing investigation of theft at Mankato Motorsports

According to Mankato police, authorities were dispatched to Mankato Motorsports on St. Andrews Drive Wednesday afternoon. Police filed a written report after discovering a shed on the property had been burglarized.

60 charged in $300M phone scam targeting elderly victims

The defendants are from 14 states and two Canadian provinces.

  Authorities make arrest in overdose death of Mankato woman

Authorities say they have arrested and charged a man connected to an overdose of a Mankato woman in late August, which ultimately led to her death.

  Martin County secures bonding bill money for justice center, still needs additional funds

So far, state money will pay for design work, but not the upgrades the county says are so important.

  Truck driver charged after driving through crowd of protesters

A truck driver who drove into a large crowd of protesters on a bridge in Minneapolis following the killing of George Floyd has been charged with two criminal counts.

  New Ulm Police seek hit-and-run suspect

New Ulm Police ask for the public’s assistance in finding a hit and run suspect.

  Authorities investigate inmate death at Kossuth County Jail

In northern Iowa, authorities are investigating the death of an inmate at the Kossuth County Jail.

Iranian CEO sentenced for conspiracy to violate US sanctions

Shahidian, a citizen of Iran, was arrested in London in November 2018 and not extradited to the U.S. until May.

  Former Blue Earth Area football player faces new charges following fight in downtown Mankato

A former Blue Earth Area football player convicted of assaulting a teammate back in 2017, faces new charges following a fight in downtown Mankato back in August.

  Seat belt citations on the decline

More Minnesotans are buckling up before putting the car in drive.

Third mother charged following assault involving Blue Earth area football team

Three years after an assault involving the Blue Earth area football team, another mother of a former team member is charged.

Ex-cop charged in George Floyd’s death freed on $1 million bond

According to court documents, Derek Chauvin posted $1 million bond, and the Department of Corrections confirmed he was no longer in custody at the state’s facility in Oak Park Heights, where he had been detained.

  Driver sentenced in fatal hit and run

A Gaylord woman is convicted of criminal vehicular homicide in connection to a fatal hit and run that happened in January.

Man charged with driving an Iowa school bus intoxicated

Nearly a month ago, children on the former Jesup Community School District bus he was driving reached out to their parents concerned because Stockwell was having trouble driving.

Chaska man arrested following incident outside bar

A Chaska man is arrested following an incident outside of a bar in North Mankato.

  Reward offered for information in Fairmont arson

The fire was reported around 10 a.m. Saturday at the 600 block of North Hampton Street.

  Shooting, car jacking suspect shot by police

A man suspected of a shooting and car-jacking in St. Paul is killed by police in St. Cloud.

  Two arrested in hospital parking ramp shooting

Two people are arrested in the shooting of a doctor in a hospital parking ramp in Edina.

  Suspects sought in armed robbery

The North Mankato Police Department asks for help in locating two suspects in connection to an aggravated armed robbery.

  Mankato armed robbery under investigation

Police say a suspect entered the store, displayed a handgun and demanded money.

  Authorities apprehend man suspected of unprovoked assault, vehicle theft

Authorities report a man suspected of hitting a driver in the face while at a McDonald’s drive-thru is in custody.

4 charged after burning body found in rural Iowa ditch

The Iowa Department of Public Safety says 31-year-old Steven Vogel, of Grinnell, was arrested Tuesday in the death of 44-year-old Michael Williams, of Grinnell.

Man arrested in connection to stolen vehicle

A 32-year-old St. Paul man is arrested in connection with a stolen vehicle in New Ulm and a pursuit through Lake Crystal.

Pedestrian killed by hit-and-run driver in Maplewood

Police Lt. Brian Bierdeman says low lighting and a wooded driveway may have contributed to the crash.

Man charged in fatal Sioux City stabbing earlier this month

Police say Landrum had been at Drappeaux’s apartment for a party and later returned looking for his missing cellphone, accusing Adem and Drappeaux of taking it.

  Arson suspect arrested following house fire

A house fire ruled arson on the east side of Mankato late last week leads to an arrest by police.

Man pleads guilty to poaching black bear on reservation

Stimac’s attorney, Brian Toder, contends that though Stimac originally lied about shooting the bear, the animal was already dead when his client found it.

Police arrest suspect in shooting death of campaign worker

Police say the man was arrested Thursday in Plymouth, a Minneapolis suburb, after trying to elude officers.

  Armed residents confront COVID-19 testing team in Minnesota

A team of health workers conducting random COVID-19 testing was recently confronted by armed residents in a Minnesota community.

  Man arrested following armed robbery in St. Peter

An arrest is made in St. Peter following an armed robbery at a local business.

Attempted child luring incident reported in Blue Earth County

The Blue Earth County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of attempted child luring.

  Minnesota BCA welcomes new member to its team

Sota, a two-year-old black British Labrador, is trained to locate electronic evidence, such as USB drives, cell phones and micro SD cards.

Congressional campaign aides shot in Minneapolis, 1 dead

Police spokesman John Elder said Wednesday there was nothing to suggest the attack was motivated by politics.

Handcuffed suspect takes off in squad car, officer fires gun

Officials say the deputy fired a single shot that hit the squad car’s windshield, but did not injure anyone.

Minnesota man faces terror charge for allegedly joining IS

Abdelhamid Al-Madioum made his first court appearance in U.S. District Court in Minnesota on Wednesday.

  Blue Earth County Sheriff’s Office reaches out to community in reaction to civil unrest

Captian Paul Barta from the Blue Earth County Sheriff says having community support is just one of the key components needed to prompt reform across the country.

  City council approves purchase of riot gear

Tensions surrounding the presidential election along with recent civil unrest has the New Ulm Police Department taking a second look at its needs for this year.

  Man shot in Edina hospital parking ramp

The victim is a 45-year-old man who, despite his injuries, was able to give police a description of the suspect.

  Man wanted for killing 2 in Minnesota shot by police in SC

Police say Carter pointed a BB gun that looked like a real rifle at officers.

Iowa man suspected of killing woman pleads not guilty

Investigators say in court documents that they believe Russell used a golf club to beat McLeod.

  Woman charged with assault following Trump rally

A person accused of spitting at multiple people at The Trump Rally in Mankato has been charged with a felony.

  Deaths of mother, toddler in Rochester investigated

Police say they’re investigating the deaths of a young mother and her 2-year-old daughter as homicides.

Cause of Iowa man’s suspicious death ruled undetermined

Earlier this month, after further reviewing all the evidence, the Iowa Medical Examiner ruled the cause of Davenport’s death was undetermined.

Iowa teen dies in shooting police say was self-defense

Police say the man had a concealed carry permit for his gun.

Prosecutors in Floyd case: Chauvin used neck restraints in past arrests

Attorneys for four former Minneapolis officers charged in the death of George Floyd say each client should get his own trial, as the officers try to diminish their roles in the Black man’s death by pointing fingers at one another.

Man given 25 years for fatal shooting in West St. Paul

Terrell Theo Payne pleaded guilty to second-degree murder Thursday in Dakota County District Court.

Resort owners accused of illegally catching prized bait

The family’s attorney, Robert Richman, says the LaTourells deny any wrongdoing.