After five days of deliberation, a jury could not come to a unanimous decision in the case of a St. Paul sex trafficking ring that targeted vulnerable teenage girls, according to the Ramsey County Attorney. A trial date has now been set for early September, according to the attorney, in the case that prosecutes two brothers and their two uncles for sex trafficking at least 10 known victims.
Vehicle owners in Minnesota’s two largest counties will soon pay more to register their cars and trucks. On Tuesday, commissioners in both Hennepin and Ramsey counties approved an inaugural $10 wheelage tax per vehicle.
Gov. Mark Dayton has declared a state of emergency in 26 counties after storms and flash flooding last month. The executive order will allow the state to call for federal disaster assistance in the areas hit hardest by storms.
In Hennepin County alone, people paid nearly $60 million in court fees last year — mostly from people who got caught doing something wrong on the road. Karl Kohn of West St. Paul contributed to that pot with two speeding tickets of his own. Each set him back $145. So, he wondered: “When you get a ticket where does the money from your fine go?”
Minnesota’s top Superfund site is finally undergoing cleanup as demolition began Friday on the former Army ammunition plant in Arden Hills.
Hennepin County has received more than three-dozen applications for same-sex marriage licenses under Minnesota’s new law allowing gay marriage. Minnesota’s largest county received 38 applications Thursday, the first day the county began accepting applications for same-sex marriages.
It was an emotional morning for several same-sex couples who lined up to apply for their marriage licenses at the Hennepin County Government Center. Hennepin, Ramsey, and Washington counties allowed same-sex couples to apply starting Thursday morning.
The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Department is continuing to investigate Tuesday’s shooting in Shoreview that left two dead and two injured. Authorities believe Johnny Simpson shot and killed his girlfriend Nancy Sullivan as she was trying to move out of the house they shared.
One of our national symbols is making a comeback along the Mississippi River. For years, the bald eagle had been nearing extinction due to pesticides. But things have changed for the better. Paul Labovitz with the National Park Service says the experience of seeing a bald eagle is one filled with awe.
A St. Paul man is accused of severely beating, slashing and possibly raping his sister-in-law, the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday.
A body found Thursday near Bemidji’s Lake Irving belonged, authorities say, to a man who’d been missing since October. The Ramsey County Medical Examiner confirmed Friday that authorities found the body of 31-year-old Matthew Pulis about 100 yards off shore near Lake Irving’s northwest corner during an aerial search.
A Maplewood teen waived his right to an adult certification hearing Friday morning in connection with the death of 16-year-old Anna Hurd.
The St. Paul City Council has just approved a settlement in the case of a St. Paul man arrested after a routine traffic stop.
The spring weather brought with it something pretty unsightly near St. Paul. Hundreds of fish recently died in Beaver Lake, and many of them ended up all along the shoreline.
A judge has dismissed a lawsuit that claimed the state of Minnesota has been wrongfully charged for more than 37,000 abortions for indigent women.