Downtown Buildings Using DNA To Find Dog Owners Who Don’t Pick Up PoopThe persistent pet waste problem has led dozens of apartment complexes in the metro area, including the Soo Line building, to hire Bio Pet Labs to tackle the issue.
No Abominable Snowman? DNA Study Says Yetis Are Just BearsA new study of the mysterious creature, also known as a Yeti, has found that its DNA is closely tied to common bears found in Asia.
Scientists Now Building Custom-Made DNA From ScratchScientists have long been able to make specific changes in the DNA code. Now, they're taking the more radical step of starting over, and building redesigned life forms from scratch.
BCA Wants Families Of Missing Persons To Volunteer DNAThe Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is making a call to families of the missing.
DNA Exonerates Man In Rape Case, Lands Other Sex Offender In JailCharles Stevenson, of Minnetonka, has been in jail since November. At the time, the 15-year-old victim identified him as her attacker after police showed her photos of known sex offenders.
BCA Investigators Highlight How New Tech Is Helping Solve Cold Cases The state's top crime investigators are showing off their new technology that helps solves old crimes.
Dakota County Begins DNA CollectionA county south of the Twin Cities begins collecting DNA samples from people arrested and charged with violent crimes. Previously an individual had to be convicted before a DNA sample could be collected. But a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in 2013 changed that.
Dakota County To Begin Taking DNA From Those Charged With Violent CrimesThe Dakota County Sheriff Office will be the first in the state to begin collecting DNA swabs from those suspected of a violent crime.
State Senate Wants Count Of Untested Rape Kits StatewideLaw enforcement agencies across Minnesota could soon be required to provide a tally of their untested rape kits, a move advocates and legislators say would help determine whether more action is needed to tackle potential backlogs.
Police: DNA From Trash & Abandoned Jacket Leads To Bank Robbery ArrestsTwo men have been arrested and now face charges in connection to a Coon Rapids armed bank robbery, according to police.
Mpls. Man Pleads Guilty, Sentenced In 1996 Rape CaseA 38-year-old Minneapolis man has pleaded guilty to the 1996 rape of an 82-year-old woman after advances in DNA technology linked him to the crime, the Hennepin County Attorney's Office announced.
Cloquet Man Acquitted Of Murder ConspiracyA man accused of conspiring with his ex-wife to kill her current husband has been found not guilty on all counts against him by a jury in Carlton County. Prosecutors alleged John Edwin Bemis III planned with his former wife, Marie Margaret Majerle, to fatally shooting her estranged husband, Richard Majerle, in January 2013. He survived the gunshot wounds that his wife admitted inflicting.