Three men were sentenced Friday for their roles in a murder of a couple on the Red Lake Indian Reservation on New Year’s Day 2011. David John Martin, 46, of Columbia Heights, was sentenced to 160 months in prison on one count of robbery. Kevin John Needham, 21, of Red Lake, was sentenced to 90 months in prison on one count of robbery. Terin Rene Stately, 25, of Red Lake, was sentenced to 40 months in prison on one count of aiding and abetting robbery.
A Friday night head-on collision just outside of Montgomery, Minn., killed four people, including an 11-year-old, according to the state patrol. Montgomery is 50 miles southwest of the Twin Cities. Authorities said Jeffery Miller, 22, of Le Center, was driving east on County Road 26/Lexington Road around 10 p.m. Friday when his car collided head on with a westbound traveling vehicle.
An early Saturday morning shooting on Franklin Avenue left one man dead and one in the hospital. Police were called to an area near 21st Avenue South and East Franklin Avenue, and that’s where a fight broke out about two hours before bar close.
Two men were charged with first-degree murder in the killing of a Fridley man as he sat in his car in a New Hope parking lot back in June. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said Friday that 29-year-old Damin Lee Shufford, of New Hope, and 20-year-old Adaiah Deontraie Townsend, of Crystal, were charged in the June 26 shooting death of 59-year-old Kent Lee Walker, Jr.
Local Somali leader Abdirizak Bihi will lead an anti-al-Shabaab rally at 2 p.m. Friday at the Brian Coyle Center, sharing the Somali community’s detest for the terrorist group that preys on, and recruits young Somali-Americans in the Twin Cities.
A mother and her adult daughter from Jackson have died in a crash in southwestern Minnesota. The State Patrol identifies them as 64-year-old Norma K. Kanuch and 85-year-old Donna B. Kanuch.
Two Willmar teens have been indicted in the death of a 79-year-old woman, according to a Kandiyohi County court. Brok Nathaniel Junkermeier, 19, and Robert Innocencio Warwick, 18, were each indicted with two charges — first-degree premeditated murder, and first-degree murder while committing burglary.
Police have arrested the suspect in the Granite Falls double homicide. Andrew Joseph Dikken was taken into custody at 3 p.m. on Tuesday at the Renville County Sheriff’s Office in Olivia, Minn., according to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. Dikken was being sought in the Sept. 2 shooting deaths of Kara Ann Monson, 26, of Granite Falls, and Christopher Allen Panitzke, 28, of Redwood Falls.
A 62-year-old Maple Plain man is dead after his ATV crashed into a wide load tractor trailer late Monday night near Grand Rapids in northern Minnesota, the state patrol said. According to the patrol, Brian Johnson was going southbound on Highway 65 just south of Pengilly, Minn., when he crossed over and collided with the wide load trailer that was going northbound in the other lane.
St. Cloud police are investigating after a 72-year-old woman died early Saturday morning from multiple stab wounds. Authorities were called to the scene at 3:58 a.m. on Saturday at the 400 block of 33rd Avenue South. Lois Arlene Omeara was found dead, and Dean Allan Friese, 52, of St. Cloud, was arrested and booked at the Stearns County Jail on homicide charges.
Hennepin County officials have identified the pedestrian struck and killed by a bus this week as a 64-year-old St. Louis Park man. Mark Gregory Best was killed Friday evening in downtown Minneapolis. He was in the crosswalk at the time.
An 8-year-old boy riding a scooter in New Germany, Minn., on Friday night died after a car hit him, police say. The Carver County Sheriff Department responded to call of a child struck by a vehicle at 8:24 p.m. in the area of State Avenue and Monroe Street in the town located an hour west of Minneapolis. Investigators say 8-year-old Lorenzo Cotto was riding a scooter in the street in front of his relative’s house when he was hit.
A 40-year-old Forest Lake man died Friday afternoon in Oak Grove when his motorcycle collided with a car at an intersection, authorities said. The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office said the incident took place at 5:08 p.m. at the intersection of Vikings Boulevard and University Avenue.
Two men are now dead in a Roseville murder-suicide, according to police.
Photos of the tree that killed an Eden Prairie woman earlier this summer were released on Wednesday. From the outside of the tree, there were no signs of disease. But the Eden Prairie police photos show the wood inside of the 90-year-old Basswood was decaying.