Authorities said a potentially tragic situation involving an erratic driver in the west Twin Cities metro Tuesday ended with the driver being taken into custody. Officers with departments in South Lake Minnetonka, Deephaven and Minnetrista were dispatched on a report of an erratic driver on Highway 7.
The couple that called themselves “Lord and Lady Chisholm” are in more trouble, as prosecutors say they were also swindling investors in sham corporations.
The FBI is now investigating more claims against the self-declared “Scottish aristocrats” charged with welfare fraud – including the possibility they also defrauded members of a prominent Twin Cities church. The FBI has interviewed members of St. Martin’s by-the-Lake Episcopal Church who say that Colin and Andrea Chisholm borrowed thousands of dollars from them, and offered worthless stock certificates as collateral.
A Minnesota couple facing allegations of stealing public assistance spent their second day in a Hennepin County courtroom Friday. Colin and Andrea Chisholm remain in jail, facing felony fraud charges of misrepresenting their qualifications for taking food stamps, welfare payments and other assistance between 2005 and 2012.
A run from the law ended in the Bahamas for a Minnesota couple accused of receiving welfare while living in luxury.
Overnight, firefighters from several communities helped put out a fire in Deephaven. A fire alarm alerted them to the burning home on Lakeview Drive.
As the fishing opener approaches, officials are stepping up efforts to prevent the spread of invasive species in some of the Twin Cities area’s most popular lakes and streams.
A former Minneapolis Park Police chief is sentenced to 18 years in prison for sexually abusing children and possessing child pornography.
The Hennepin County sheriff’s office is warning people to be careful on the ice after three men broke through the ice on Twin Cities lakes.