Gov. Mark Dayton says he hopes lawmakers will agree to a quick special session for after Labor Day to approve disaster assistance. But Dayton said Tuesday he won’t open the door to other initiatives that could make an emergency session unwieldy.
Gov. Mark Dayton is challenging school leaders to find ways to lower Minnesota dropout rates, saying a diploma is essential to success in society.
Gov. Mark Dayton is going before an audience of Minnesota school leaders ahead of an academic year in which districts can expect more money from the state. Dayton’s appearance Tuesday at a school superintendent conference will offer a chance to recap the education funding boost in the new state budget.
Police know who they are looking for, but just haven’t found them yet. Three people are believed to have stolen the card boxes from two different wedding receptions.
Investigators are looking for the public’s help in finding three people believed to be wedding day thieves. Video surveillance gave police a good look at the two people who invited themselves to Jesse and Jill Goembel’s special day at Edinburgh Country Club in Brooklyn Park.
Police in Brooklyn Center have released a sketch of the suspect involved in two sexual assaults Thursday morning.
Three suspects accused of stealing checks, cash and gift cards while crashing a wedding reception have been identified by police.
Police need help catching the man who apparently worked with an accomplice when he broke into two homes Thursday morning and sexually assaulted the women inside.
Police are trying to figure out if wedding crashers who swiped a gift box on Sunday have struck again. Police say an uninvited couple walked in to a wedding reception at Edinburgh Golf Club in Brooklyn Park. Security cameras rolled as the man walked out with a box filled with the couple’s gift cards and cash. The same thing happened 13 miles away on Saturday at Majestic Oaks Golf Club in Ham Lake.
After years of war and destruction, the African country of Liberia is getting back on its feet.
A Brooklyn Park man is charged with one count of prostitution involving a 16-year-old who was pulled in to prostitution by a fellow Hopkins High School cheerleader. According to the Hennepin County Attorney’s office, 27-year-old Oladipupo Ademola Legunsen is accused of soliciting sex from a high school sophomore on March 6, which he saw posted in an ad on Backpages.com. The victim was allegedly solicited by 18-year-old Montia Marie Parker of Maple Grove, who knew the victim from the cheerleading team at Hopkins High, where she was a senior.
Last weekend’s storms brought on the biggest power outage ever for Xcel Energy. The company has had a hard time getting all the power restored because of the thousands of trees that fell due to rain and wind.
A Brooklyn Park man allegedly stole a car from a St. Paul repair shop that he frequents, crashed and flipped it, then fled the scene early Thursday evening. According to St. Paul Police Sgt. Paul Paulos, 20-year-old Mario Zacate allegedly stole a 1996 Honda Accord from Tires & More auto shop at 847 White Bear Ave N. in St. Paul. After driving two miles, Zacate ran a stop sign while traveling south on Cypress Street
The Hennepin County Attorney filed charges against a Twin Cities woman accused of kidnapping her friend’s baby. Thalia Tonice Benson, 34, faces one felony count of kidnapping in connection to the Tuesday incident.
A man and woman have been arrested after a missing 2-month-old boy was found in St. Paul Tuesday afternoon, according to police.
More than 9,000 customers in suburbs northwest of Minneapolis lost power for a few hours Wednesday evening, according to Xcel Energy. The 9,100 customers affected were in Osseo, Brooklyn Park, Champlin, Coon Rapids and Maple Grove. The power went out around 5:30 p.m. and came back around 9:45 p.m.
An 18-year-old Hopkins High School senior cheerleader allegedly used her sophomore teammate as a prostitute, according to a criminal complaint filed in Hennepin County. Montia Marie Parker, 18, of Maple Grove was arrested on one count of second-degree felony sex trafficking, and one count of felony solicitation, inducement and promotion of prostitution.
Authorities said a 63-year-old Elk River woman was killed in a crash involving a motorcycle Saturday afternoon in Brooklyn Park. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner identified the victim Monday as Louise J. Moyer.
Police say a Brooklyn Park boy who went missing Thursday has been found safe. Eleven-year-old Chelson Enow Orock was reported missing by his family at 8:30 p.m. Thursday. His parents told officers that Chelson likely ran away from Palmer Lake Elementary during the dismissal period.
Firefighters were called out overnight to put out a house fire in Brooklyn Park.
A Maple Grove bartender faces charges, authorities say, after she allegedly served a 20-year-old man liquor before he left a bar intoxicated, broke through the ice of a nearby pond and drowned last month.
A survivor of a crash that sent seven people to the hospital over the weekend says the driver was trying to race a stranger in a sports car.
A 20-year-old Brooklyn Park man died Friday night after wandering into a half-frozen pond in Maple Grove, authorities said.
No one was hurt after a bus drove off the road Thursday afternoon, and crashed into a tree in Brooklyn Park.
The Minnesota State Patrol says a motorcyclist ran a red light in Brooklyn Park and collided with an SUV early Sunday evening, resulting in a fatal accident.