Ariel Luis Barnett pleaded guilty Friday in Dakota County Court to two counts of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, two counts of kidnapping to commit great bodily harm and one count of a firearm violation for a convicted felon.
According to Emmy-winning singer-songwriter Shaun Terrance Johnson, he was seemingly destined for music from the beginning.
Authorities said there were no injuries but a hotel in the south Twin Cities metro suffered significant damage in a fire early Wednesday. Crews were called to the Travelodge Hotel on the 10000 block of Aldrich Avenue South in Burnsville at about 12:30 a.m. on a report of a fire.
A 37-year-old woman is charged with assault after authorities say she ran her husband’s new girlfriend off the road and beat her with an aluminum bat. Beatriz Fernandez, of Lakeville, has been charged with two counts of second-degree assault in the Nov. 12 incident.
Don’t be surprised if you see snow-making machines busy at work Wednesday morning south of the Twin Cities. Buck Hill, one of the most popular ski hills in the Twin Cities, announced that it’s opening for the 2013-14 ski season at 3 p.m. Wednesday.
A drunk 20-year-old man found his way into a Burnsville homeowner’s bathroom Tuesday night and kicked the toilet bowl, breaking the tank and causing nearly $2,000 in damages, court documents say.
Police in Burnsville are asking the public’s help in an investigation involving high school graffiti and phrases from a popular video game franchise: Call of Duty. The Burnsville Police Department says the words “DNH Mafia” have been spotted in the city’s northeast section since August. One of the places tagged was the Burnsville High School following the homecoming football game.
Minnesota’s last survivor of the infamous shark attacks after the sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis has died. Erwin Hensch, 93, of Burnsville, died on October 15th in Crosby, Minnesota from complications with Alzheimer’s diseases.
A memorial service was held Sunday afternoon for a University of Minnesota student found dead more than a week after she went missing.
Anarae Schunk, 20, was found dead Monday in a ditch near Lonsdale. Her loved ones held a memorial at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center. They said she’ll be remembered for her passion, wit and compassion. Police believe she died at a Rosemount townhouse where she went with her ex-boyfriend and his girlfriend after they left Nina’s Grill in Burnsville two weeks ago.
A public memorial service is being planned for a University of Minnesota student who was found dead more than a week after she went missing. Family members of Anarae Schunk say the memorial will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center.
Rosemount Police, which is leading the investigation into the death of Anarae Schunk, said she likely died in Rosemount the same day her ex-boyfriend is accused of fatally shooting a man outside a Burnsville bar.
Family members and volunteers are searching again in the southern Twin Cities suburbs for a University of Minnesota student who’s been missing since the night her ex-boyfriend killed another man outside a Burnsville bar. Anna Rae Schunk reconnected with Shavelle Chavez-Nelson, 31, in hopes of recovering a $5,000 loan he never repaid, but it may have been a fatal mistake for the 20-year-old. Schunk’s brother says police told their family they found his sister’s white jacket with a U of M logo, covered with blood and 18 to 20 holes that may indicate she was stabbed.
Police say they have new evidence that has led them to believe a missing University of Minnesota student is no longer alive. Anarae Schunk has been missing for more than a week. She was last seen with her ex-boyfriend outside a Burnsville bar.
Family members of 20-year-old Anarae Schunk are combing an area near the Mississippi River for her body, according to the Facebook page created for her search effort. People are searching for the missing University of Minnesota student near Pickerel Lake in Lilydale, as well as areas in the vicinity of Highway 46 near Rosemount and Farmington. Burnsville Police told Schunk’s family Saturday that they are certain she’s dead. They have not yet disclosed what evidence points to that conclusion.
Palagor Jobi’s friends were in a Dakota County courtroom Thursday to see up close the man now charged with killing him.
A $Burnsville Police say a $5,000 reward is being offered for information on the whereabouts of Anarae Schunk, the 20-year-old college student who was last seen with a man suspected of homicide.
Burnsville Police are stepping up the search for a missing University of Minnesota student who was in the company of an Eagan man now being held on suspicion of murder.
On Tuesday afternoon, police said Anarae Schunk was last seen with former boyfriend Shavelle Oscar Chavez-Nelson, a man currently in custody and suspected of shooting and killing 23-year-old Palagor Obang Jobi early Sunday morning at Nina’s Grill in Burnsville.
An 18-year-old Burnsville man has been sentenced in a crash that killed two Burnsville teens and injured two others on Aug. 21, 2012, the Dakota Count Attorney’s Office announced Monday.
One person is dead after a shooting outside a bar in Burnsville, Minn. It happened outside the parking lot of Nina’s Grill around 2 a.m. Sunday, according to police.
An employee of Minnesota’s health insurance exchange no longer works there after releasing private information about insurance agents. MNsure executive director April Todd-Malmlov told the agency’s board of directors Friday that the employee violated internal policy by storing unencrypted personal information about Minnesota insurance agents on a computer desktop.
An 18-year-old man from Burnsville pleaded guilty in juvenile court Tuesday for his role in a crash on Buck Hill that killed two teenagers and injured two other teens. The driver – a 17-year-old juvenile at the time of the June 2012 crash – pleaded guilty to two felony counts of Criminal Vehicular Homicide, one felony count of Criminal Vehicular Operation, and one count of gross misdemeanor count of Criminal Vehicular Operation.
The 31-year-old Burnsville man who allegedly held two people at gunpoint during a standoff at a Burnsville gas station on Saturday has been charged. Ariel Luis Barnett was charged Tuesday in Dakota County for two counts of second-degree assault and two counts of kidnapping.
The man arrested Saturday for holding two employees and a customer hostage at a Burnsville gas station has been identified. According to police, 31-year-old Ariel Luis Barnett entered the Holiday Gas Station at 12290 Nicollet Ave. S. early Saturday evening. He had a sawed-off shotgun, which he fired once in to the ceiling before taking two three hostages.
One man is behind bars after a standoff with police that forced a busy highway to close early Saturday evening. According to Burnsville Police, a man with a sawed-off shotgun entered the Holiday Gas Station on Highway 13 and Nicollet Avenue in Burnsville at 6:15 p.m. The man fired once in to the ceiling, and took two employees hostage. Police arrived soon after, and were able to talk the man down to the point of surrender. The gunman made no demands during the standoff.