A Minnesota House panel has approved a measure that would ban people convicted of domestic abuse from having guns. The public safety committee approved the measure Tuesday on a voice vote. It’s sponsored by Cottage Grove Democrat Dan Schoen.
A pilot program that uses GPS technology to monitor when alleged domestic violence offenders get too close to their victims has shown promise in Ramsey County, say authorities who want to continue offering it as an option to help keep victims safe.
A new report says at least 37 people were killed last year as a result of domestic violence. The Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women released its 2013 Femicide Report on Tuesday.
Friends and teammates of murder victim Mandy Matula gathered Sunday in an effort to raise awareness for domestic violence. Matula disappeared in May after leaving her house with her ex-boyfriend, David Roe, in Eden Prairie. Roe killed himself before police could question him.
A St. Paul man with a history of domestic violence is accused of threatening to kill his ex-wife and several others.
A Minneapolis woman’s death has been ruled a homicide by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s office. The body of Nerissa Annette Shaw, 46, was found wrapped in a sheet along the 5000 block of Cedar Lake Road in St. Louis Park on Tuesday. Authorities say Shaw died from multiple blunt-force injuries. Police arrested 54-year-old Walter Thompson III, also of Minneapolis, on probable cause of second-degree homicide. Thompson and Shaw had a history of domestic issues, and he was currently on probation for violating an order of protection involving the victim.
Her family is busy organizing Saturday’s first annual “5K for Dani J.” It will take place at Colby Lake in Woodbury, a place she knew well.
A 56-year-old Burnsville, Minn. man is accused of assaulting his 90-year-old mother and throwing her dog on the ground after she wouldn’t sign over her house to him.
One in three women are assaulted by someone they know. Now the re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act will help protect women in Minnesota.
In the past month, police say there’ve been three women killed by their husbands or boyfriends: a store manager at the Mall of America, a teenage girl and a pregnant National Guard member. None of the men charged have a criminal history
A 52-year-old Burnsville, Minn. woman accused of stabbing her husband in the hand allegedly told officers she wishes she had been the shooter in the recent Connecticut school massacre.
In unmarked vehicles, four teams of St. Paul Police family violence officers spread out across the east metro Wednesday — armed with the list of 60 offenders wanted by outstanding arrest warrants.
Minneapolis Police say a man now faces criminal charges after allegedly threatening his wife with a blowtorch and ax earlier this month.
A man who was beaten by St. Paul Police joined his lawyer and leaders from the NAACP and African American Leadership Council at Lewis Park in St. Paul on Saturday, the same place where police arrested Hightower four days ago.
A 68-year-0ld woman was killed in a case of apparent domestic violence in St. Cloud early Thursday morning.