A Duluth man is accused of sexually assaulting a boy on his Little League baseball team, including photographing the two of them together naked. Peter Jay Olson, 47, is charged with two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, one count of possessing pictorial presentation of minors, and one count of use of a minor in a sexual performance.
A Minnesota-based mail order company has agreed to refund nearly $10,000 in membership fees to dozens of customers in Iowa who claimed the business illegally charged them. Attorney General Tom Miller announced Thursday that Stauer, a jewelry and general merchandise retailer from Burnsville, Minn., would change its marketing practices and provide refunds to more than 50 Iowa customers.
A Chicago man has been accused of prostituting a 15-year-old in the St. Paul area, and beating her so bad that he nearly killed her, too. According to a criminal complaint filed in Ramsey County, 38-year-old Arteco Marvell Rhodes was charged with one count of first-degree engaging in sex trafficking, one count of third-degree criminal sexual conduct, and one count of possession of child pornography.
The Hastings man arrested for allegedly robbing a gas station at knife-point before fleeing on a “light colored kids bike” was charged with felony first-degree aggravated robbery. According to the charges, Joseph Robert Olson, 27, robbed the gas station on Vermillion Street at 5:08 a.m. on May 22 while wielding a 4-inch knife. Surveillance video helped police identify Olson.
A 35-year-old Burnsville was charged Friday in connection with possessing 12 pounds of methamphetamine, worth a street value of more than $400,000.
A Minneapolis police SWAT team leader has been convicted of assaulting a man while off-duty at a bar.
A 33-year-old St. Paul man has been charged after he allegedly crashed in to another driver during a police chase early Saturday morning.
Of the many, many stories I have covered in my career, the murders of the three Schaffhausen sisters is one that stands out for its horror, its sadness and its tragic scope of loss. I do not in any way mean to minimize any other stories I have reported on.
A 55-year-old Minneapolis man, a former food services director for Open Arms of Minnesota, pleaded guilty Friday to embezzling about $155,000.
Friends and family of Kira Trevino, the St. Paul woman missing since February, gathered Thursday night to pray for justice and for closure.
The 29-year-old Fridley man who pled guilty to groping an 11-year-old at a Wal-Mart, was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years of supervised probation.
Some University of Minnesota students are pushing for a bill at the Capitol that they say could save the lives of underage binge drinkers.
A 47-year-old Minneapolis man was charged with two counts of second-degree assault in connection with the Richfield stabbing on March 5.
A Itasca County Sheriff’s Office deputy was charged Wednesday for allegedly recording video of a 17-year-old girl undressing in a bathroom on a county-issued smartphone.
The Maplewood woman charged with one misdemeanor count of child neglect for her “putrid” home where she lived with her 22-month-old has pleaded guilty, and sentencing has been set for April 25.