It was quite the awakening early Wednesday morning for a Stillwater man, who stepped out on his deck to find an unexpected visitor: a 5-foot long boa constrictor. Stillwater Officer Ryan Mitchell responded to the call.
Saturday’s 5K was a run that carried a much deeper meaning than exercise. The “5K for Dani J” race was for Danielle Jelinek, who was found dead near her boyfriend Aaron Schnagl’s home in May. Schnagl’s in jail on drug charges. The event had her name all over it — from the fast tunes to the footwork.
Police were called to the scene of a shooting in St. Paul Park at 1:45 a.m. Saturday. Once there, authorities found a man dead from a gun shot at the house on Fifth Street near Pullman. At this time, there’s no information about a suspect.
A woman was found dead alongside the road in Otsego early Saturday morning, but authorities aren’t suspecting foul play. Wright County Deputies responded to a report of an unconscious woman on the shoulder of Parrish Ave NE at the intersection of 93rd Circle NE at 12:35 a.m. Saturday. A woman had fallen from a moving vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Millions of dollars’ worth of marijuana went up in smoke Wednesday after a big find in a Minnesota field. Sheriff’s deputies in Pine County loaded 5,500 plants into a dump truck and sent them to an incinerator.
A 2-year-old Wisconsin boy who was found dead in the trunk of a car had the key to the vehicle with him, the family’s pastor said Saturday. Isaiah Theis had that key and several others sets of keys with him when a deputy found his body Wednesday night, the Rev. Rick Van Gundy told The Associated Press.
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office says an autopsy to determine the cause of death for a 2-year-old boy found in a trunk has been completed. However, the results on Isaiah Theis were not immediately available.
Human remains have been found along the Eau Claire, Wis. river, according to authorities. Eau Claire deputies were notified that kayakers found a bone, which appeared to be a human bone, along the Eau Claire River, west of Big Falls around 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
The human remains found in Colorado are those of Leann Annie Meyer, the Minnesotan who had been missing since Feb. 7, 2013, authorities said. The Park County Sheriff’s Office discovered the remains around 7 p.m. next to a cabin and through forensic analysis of evidence, the body was identified as Meyer’s.
Three friends didn’t get what their ordered whatsoever at a Taco Bell drive-through Saturday night in Kentwood, Mich. The trio opened their bag and didn’t find Mexican fast food, but wads of cash to the tune of $3,600.
A man suspected of stealing almost $10,000 in teeth-whitening strips, weight-loss pills, condoms, Rogaine and other products from Walgreen stores in Colorado has been arrested in Idaho. Sheriff’s officials in Jefferson County, Colo., said Friday that 27-year-old Curtis M. Williams also is suspected in similar thefts in Utah, Minnesota, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Nebraska and Puerto Rico.
New Hope police are investigating after finding a dead body inside a car late Thursday night. According to the New Hope Police Department, the victim was discovered at 8:30 p.m. on the 7600 block of Bass Lake Road.
The Hennepin County Medical Examiner says the 24-year-old Georgia woman found dead in a trunk last month died as a result of “homicide by unspecified means.” The medical examiner confirmed the body was that of Klaressa Lorayne Cook, of Gaynesville, Ga.
A man, previously indicted for murdering a St. Paul teen and stashing her body in the trunk of a car, is now a suspect in a similar murder of a 24-year-old woman, according to police.
Last Friday, while grilling on Jacob Todd’s rooftop patio near Dale Street and Grand Avenue, Todd and his girlfriend, Abigail Marcus, said they heard something disturbing. “We both lit up a couple of cigarettes and there was a shriek from across the street in the Pier 1 Imports parking lot,” said Todd.
Talk about being in the right place at the right time. Truck driver Scott Rosenberg was headed to a job on Manning Trail North in Stillwater when he spotted a vehicle upside down in a pond.
Authorities say they’ve located a 12-year-old boy from Duluth after he went missing Thursday afternoon. Police said Lyrik James Schmelz was last seen getting on the bus after classes ended Thursday afternoon at Lincoln Park Middle School.
Bemidji police and the state patrol said they have recovered the body of a man on Thursday who had been missing since October 2012. Authorities said the body was found via an aerial search of the waters of Lake Irving just outside the city.
Red Wing police are investigating after a man died Wednesday night, presumably falling off a 200-foot rock wall at the top of barns bluff. Witnesses were performing CPR on the man at about 8:50 p.m. Wednesday. But he was pronounced dead at the scene by authorities before being transported to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester.
The DNR said a grass carp specimen has been found in the Mississippi River north of Sartell, Minn., the farthest north a carp has been discovered in Minnesota.
A family spokesperson has confirmed that the body of Danielle Jelinek, the Oakdale woman who’s been missing since December, has been found.
Less than 24 hours after the body of a missing St. Paul woman was pulled out of the Mississippi River, court documents revealed chilling details in the death of Kira Trevino. Her body was discovered Wednesday along the Mississippi River in St. Paul by a worker near Shepard Road and Roberts Street.
Police are investigating after a body was found in the Mississippi River on Wednesday.
Police say the mother of the stillborn baby that was found in dirty linens at a laundry service is a 14-year-old girl and the father, a 32-year-old man, has been charged with statutory rape.
The skeletal remains found in a Burnsville park have been identified as those of a man who went missing more than a year ago, according to police.