A forensic psychiatrist said he believes Lou Gehrig’s disease is the reason a former Wisconsin sheriff’s deputy killed his wife and sister-in-law. Dr. Doug Tucker testified for the defense Wednesday in the trial of Andrew Steele, who has pleaded not guilty by reason of mental disease in the August shooting deaths of his wife, 39-year-old Ashlee Steele, and her 38-year-old sister, Kacee Tollefsbol, of Lake Elmo, Minnesota.
Easter Sunday is just a few days away, and many families will celebrate with a classic Easter brunch. It’s a holiday tradition for Minnesotans, and WCCO wanted to know who is serving up the best. Your votes sent us to Jax Cafe, a northeast Minneapolis mainstay that’s spanned more than 80 years and three generations of the Kozlak family.
A mobile home in Lake Elmo has been destroyed after a fire broke out late Tuesday evening. Officials said the fire department received a call from a neighbor around 11:30 p.m. of a fire at a house in Cimarron Park.
Over 4,300 customers lost power in the areas of Oakdale, Maplewood and Lake Elmo Tuesday morning. According to a spokesperson with Xcel Energy, 4,376 customers were without power for three hours, beginning at 5:47 a.m.
A Lake Elmo woman is dead, a month after a broadside car crash in Aitkin County.
Prosecutors have charged a former Wisconsin sheriff’s deputy with killing his wife and sister-in-law last week. Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne filed two charges of first-degree intentional homicide against Andrew Steele on Friday. Steele would face mandatory life in prison if he’s convicted.
Police in Wisconsin say that before she died, a wounded woman called 911 and identified the person who shot her as her brother-in-law, who had been a sheriff’s deputy.
This week we’re shining a spotlight on our Twin Cities suburbs. First up is Mike Augustyniak. Last week we all threw darts at a map of the metro and Augustyniak’s landed far to the east — in Washington County and Lake Elmo.
It’s almost the weekend, so let’s get planning. It’s Valentine’s Day weekend, so in honor of Cupid, Natalie Nyhus has events that you can do with your honey or best friend.
A 9-year-old boy on a bicycle was seriously hurt Wednesday night after crashing into a parked motorcycle east of the Twin Cities, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Authorities said the crash happened at about 5:41 p.m. Wednesday on Highway 5 at 31st Street North in Lake Elmo.
A 47-year-old St. Paul man was charged Friday in Washington County in connection with a Lake Elmo crash that severely injured two young women. Washington County Attorney Pete Orput said Jon Ross Wentz faces eight felonies of criminal vehicular operation causing great bodily harm involving negligence, blood alcohol and controlled substances in his system.
The Cottage View Drive-In, one of the only drive-in theaters left in the metro area will have its final showing this Saturday.
Authorities are investigating a house fire in Lake Elmo Wednesday morning that was believed to be set intentionally.
Authorities say one person is dead after a single car crash in Lake Elmo Wednesday morning. Police said the crash happened at about 3:12 a.m. on the 3000 block of Lake Elmo Avenue North.
A man was tasered and arrested after police say he told a bank employee that he had a bomb.
Some observant citizens at a Lake Elmo restaurant are being credited with locating a missing 15-year-old girl.
The warm weather conditions have left the ice about six inches too short to allow a Minnesota ice fishing contest to go on as scheduled.
A junior high school in Lake Elmo was placed on lockdown Wednesday morning after a snowmobile theft nearby.
The Washington County Library System is starting off 2012 with three fewer branches, and the six remaining library branches are now closed two days a week to save money.
A 19-year-old man has been sentenced to nearly 3 years in prison in connection to a Lake Elmo fatal shooting and robbery.
A prosecutor says a man plotted to kill another man who was trying to sell a car on Craigslist, but his defense attorney says the shooting was accidental.
A man is recovering at Regions Hospital after friends he was swimming with found him floating on Lake Elmo early Saturday morning.
A fire broke out around 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Tubman’s Lake Elmo Shelter, forcing residents and staff to evacuate, officials have confirmed.
The Dog Agility National competition takes place all this weekend at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Lake Elmo, Minn.
Ron Lynch, a 3M retiree, was out of town to visit his elderly mother when his wife called late Monday night with some shocking news. The couple’s rural home of 26 years was no more.