By Nick Ferraro / St. Paul Pioneer Press EAGAN, Minn. - The 13-year-old Eagan boy who died Sunday morning was accidentally shot in the chest by his older brother with their father’s handgun during a game of “cops and robbers,” police said Monday.
By Doug Belden / St. Paul Pioneer Press Claiming new momentum for a cause that’s been a perennial loser at the Capitol, opponents of Minnesota’s law banning Sunday liquor-store sales said Thursday that they’ll push for a repeal this session. “Coming off an election cycle where this was an issue that people talked about and candidates campaigned on and candidates were surveyed on, I really feel that 2015 is the year to get this done in the Minnesota Legislature. We have a governor who has said he will sign the bill.
Brian Fitch Sr.'s trial for the killing of a Mendota Heights police officer was put off Tuesday morning after another juror was excused because she was afraid she could be identified from media reports. Opening arguments, scheduled to start Tuesday morning in St. Cloud, were put off until another juror is seated.
A couple and their child were killed in an apparent murder-suicide in Apple Valley, police said Sunday. The three bodies were found Saturday in their rambler home on Ramsdell Drive, after Apple Valley police were called about 1 p.m. Police would not identify the victims Sunday. A neighbor who discovered the bodies said they were David Crowley; his wife, Komel; and their 5-year-old daughter, Rani. The neighbor, Collin Prochnow, said he had a passing acquaintance with the family.
St. CLOUD, Minn. – The prison security footage, prosecutors say, shows Brian Fitch Sr. sliding a piece of paper under his cell door to a fellow inmate at Oak Park Heights. On it was a hand-drawn map to the home of a key witness in Fitch’s upcoming trial for the killing of a Mendota Heights police officer. Fitch, the prosecution claims, wanted the witness – along with another – dead.
The second time Mike Yeo halted Wild practice Wednesday morning, the coach lost it. With his team gathered in front of him along the red line, Yeo slammed his stick...
By Mara Gottfried / St. Paul Pioneer Press
-- "The Interview" is coming to Fargo and several theaters in Minnesota. After a tumultuous week of canceled showings, FBI warnings and White House briefings, Sony Pictures' "The Interview" will...
By Elizabeth Mohr / St. Paul Pioneer Press As soon as the word "guilty" escaped the judge's lips in a St.
By Dave Orrick / St. Paul Pioneer Press Minnesota might have decontaminated its first lake from invasive zebra mussels Friday. The potential milestone came after workers pumped potash, a naturally occurring salt compound commonly used in fertilizers, into an infested corner of Christmas Lake in Shorewood, killing every last zebra mussel in the area.