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A St. Bonifacius woman charged with stealing more than a half a million dollars from her employer is expected to make her first court appearance next week. Karen Jane Breyette, 53, has been charged with seven counts of theft by swindle over $35,000.
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar is burnishing her political profile with personal touches in a new memoir. The book is called “The Senator Next Door” and is set to go on sale Aug. 25. The two-term Minnesota senator tells stories of childhood trips from her home in Plymouth all the way to the Hennepin County Attorney’s office and Washington.
A Brooklyn Center man was sentenced Wednesday to more than 14 years in prison for the murder of a Good Samaritan at a Minneapolis Fourth of July party. Joseph Lee Smith, 25, was convicted of second-degree unintentional murder in the 2014 death of 28-year-old Cabrie Young, according to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.
A deputy is suing the Hennepin County Sheriff, claiming his K-9 was taken away after he questioned department morale. The exchange was caught on camera at a union meeting last summer when Sheriff Rich Stanek was seeking re-election.
A Bloomington man faces eight criminal charges in connection to the gang-related shooting deaths of two men in a Minneapolis park in July. The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office says 23-year-old Antonio Frasion Jenkins Jr., who goes by the nickname “Popeye,” fatally shot 24-year-old Abdirahman Jined and 20-year-old Jorge Zavaleta-Martinez in the Peace Garden section of Peavey Park on the night of July 25.
The City of Brooklyn Park has reached a settlement with a man shot last year by a city police officer. The city agreed to pay 23-year-old Shoua Yang $2.85 million. According to the lawsuit, Yang and some friends went to a Valentine’s Day Party when a fight broke out.
A Minneapolis man faces six counts of criminal vehicular operation after he drove into the back of a Pedal Pub Wednesday night — injuring several riders. The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office says Mershon Leroy Corbett, 35, crashed his Chevrolet Monte Carlo into the back of a Pedal Pub on the Hennepin Avenue Bridge
Reported cases of child abuse appear to be skyrocketing in Hennepin County, swamping the very staff that’s supposed to protect kids.
A 21-year-old Minneapolis man was found guilty Tuesday of shooting three women at a birthday party last July, according to the Hennepin County Attorney’s office. Delonte Ahshone Thomas is guilty of one count of attempted first-degree murder and three counts of attempted second-degree murder for a shooting on July 9, 2014, in north Minneapolis.
Prosecutors will get more time to decide whether to charge a Minneapolis teenager with the death of a toddler. Two-year-old Sophia O’Neill died Wednesday after she was in the care of her mother’s 17-year-old boyfriend.
A 22-year-old Chicago man pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of second-degree murder in the April shooting deaths of two men on Minneapolis’ north side.
A Brooklyn Center man has pleaded guilty to second-degree unintentional murder in connection to a fatal shooting at a Fourth of July party last year in north Minneapolis. The Hennepin County Attorney’s office says 25-year-old Joseph Lee Smith is accused of shooting 28-year-old Cabrie Young in the chest after a fight broke out at a party on the 3400 block of Dupont Avenue North.
The Hennepin County Attorney’s office charged two young men with robbery and possession of a gun after a carjacking Thursday in Minneapolis. Seventeen-year-old Cortinez Powell and 18-year-old Justyn Hosley (pictured above) were with two other men when police approached them in a stolen vehicle in a fast food drive thru in north Minneapolis.
An Anoka man who climbed atop a north Minneapolis home after fleeing law enforcement was charged Friday with multiple crimes. The Hennepin County Attorney’s office says Richard Dean Podvin, 37, is charged with two counts of fifth-degree drug possession, one count of first-degree burglary, one count of a prohibited person in possession of a gun and one count of fleeing police in a motor vehicle.
Officials say an 18-year-old Robbinsdale man is charged with shooting and killing another man last week in south Minneapolis.
The Minneapolis Police Department is asking the public’s help in finding a 17-year-old boy suspected of fatally shooting a woman last week on the city’s south side.
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar is writing a memoir. Publishing company Henry Holt and Company announced Thursday the Minnesota Democrat has penned “The Senator Next Door: A Memoir from the Heartland.” It’s set to be published Aug. 25.
A 51-year-old Apple Valley man has been sentenced to more than 6 years in prison after admitting to being high on meth while behind the wheel of a truck that caused a fatal crash.
The 40-year-old driver who hit a protester in Minneapolis last fall during a demonstration following the decision in Ferguson, Missouri, has now been charged by the Minneapolis City Attorney’s Office.
The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office has issued charges against a 15-year-old boy in connection with the shooting in Minnetonka on Monday evening. According to Minnetonka Police, around 5 p.m. Monday officers responded to a call of an explosion in the 5400 block of Byscane Way in Minnetonka.
A Minneapolis man is charged with attempted murder, assault and burglary after allegedly shooting at his ex-girlfriend and then pointing his weapon at police. Thirty-seven-year-old Major James Moore was charged Friday with first-degree attempted murder, second-degree assault and first-degree burglary.
The 40-year-old driver who hit a protester in Minneapolis last fall during a demonstration following the decision in Ferguson, Missouri, will not face charges from the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.
A 23-year-old Minneapolis man has pleaded guilty to both a shooting that injured two people at a bar, and also an unrelated stabbing incident. According to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, Devin Michael Glen Strouss pleaded guilty to three counts of second-degree assault on Monday.
The man arrested for helping a mentally unstable man get a gun is now out of jail. Michael Garant, 42, is accused of purchasing three shotguns and illegally giving them to Raymond Kmetz — who used one of the guns to shoot two police officers inside New Hope City Hall Monday night.
A 38-year-old woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to attempted murder for running down a man last summer outside a bar in Minneapolis’ Uptown neighborhood.