The late Sen. Rod Grams is being recognized for his work in bringing the Amber Alert system to Minnesota. The FBI has posthumously awarded Grams with its FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award. In 2002 Grams was instrumental in making Minnesota the seventh state to implement the Amber Alert system.
A 30-year-old Minneapolis woman who kidnapped her friend’s baby back in February, prompting an Amber Alert, was sentenced in Hennepin County Court on Monday. Isabel Diaz-Castillo was sentenced to three years in prison with credit for 181 days served. She pleaded guilty back in July to one count of kidnapping in connection with the incident.
Just last week, an 8-month-old Minneapolis boy kidnapped from his home was found safe after an Amber Alert. You may have seen the alert posted on highway signs, or even been notified on your cell phone.
Wednesday’s quick and safe recovery of an abducted 8-month-old Minneapolis child was not only the first time an Amber Alert was sent to Minnesota cell phones, but it was the first time in the United States that a cell phone alert successfully helped recover a missing child.
Police say a toddler who was taken by her armed, non-custodial father in St. Louis Park has been found safe.
A local motorcycle group is honoring the 22-year anniversary of Jacob Wetterling’s abduction with an $18,000 donation to help fund Minnesota’s Amber Alert Program.
An Amber Alert issued Thursday for a 16-year-old girl who was reportedly abducted in Brooklyn Park has been canceled.
An Amber Alert has been issued for a 16-year-old girl who was reportedly abducted Thursday afternoon.
An Amber Alert has been issued for a 17-year-old, who was allegedly abducted at gunpoint in Itasca County.
A 7-year-old girl who went missing in St. Paul Sunday evening, prompting an Amber Alert, has been found miles away.