A St. Paul man was sentenced Wednesday for his role in a “car surfing” accident in August 2012 that killed 21-year-old Shawn Swanson, also of St. Paul. Cole T. Fohrenkamm, 22, was sentenced for reckless driving and will serve three years of probation, 30 days in jail and will complete 300 hours of community service after the incident that took place last year near Oakland, Wis. One-quarter of Fohrenkamm’s community service has to involve educating others about the dangers of drinking and alcohol.
A 51-year-old Minneapolis man was sentenced Tuesday in federal court for robbing multiple Twin Cities banks. Phillip Leo Nietz was sentenced to 151 months in prison on one count of bank robbery, as well as three other bank robberies Nietz admitted to committing in his plea agreement.
The Belle Plaine police officer accused of driving under the influence in November 2012 while off-duty pleaded guilty on Wednesday to one gross misdemeanor count of DWI. Bryan Pasek’s second DWI charge and his speeding ticket for driving 96 mph in a 55 zone on Highway 169 at Park Boulevard were dismissed. Pasek had registered a 0.17 BAC at the time.
Convicted killer Aaron Schauffhausen is now in prison serving three life sentences for the murder of his daughters. A new mug of Schaffhausen was taken last Wednesday as he entered the state prison system.
A Maplewood teenager has been sentenced to nearly 22 years for the stabbing and beating death of his 16-year-old girlfriend, Anna Hurd, last February in Maplewood’s Hillside Park.
A 55-year-old pastor from Cambridge, Minn., was sentenced Wednesday to 160 days in jail and 10 years of probation for sexually assaulting a mentee. Ryan Jay Muehlhauser had pleaded guilty in February to two felony counts of criminal sexual conduct.
Dakota County District Judge Michael Vann Sovis pleaded guilty Wednesday morning to third-degree DWI, according to officials. Sovis, 63, was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after smashing into three parked cars last Christmas Eve in the Macalester-Groveland neighborhood.
A Minnesota woman was sentenced Thursday to 20 years in prison for sending money to an al-Qaida-linked group in her native Somalia, despite her insistence that she was only trying to help the poor in the war-torn East African country.
A former corrections officer in northern Minnesota has been sentenced Monday for having sex with an inmate multiple times late last year, the Itasca County Attorney’s Office announced.
A woman accused of hitting and killing her boyfriend with her vehicle in January has been sentenced. Arlene Garcia, 54, was sentenced to more than four years in prison after she pleaded guilty to unintentional criminal vehicular homicide on March 4.
A 39-year-old Faribault man was sentenced Tuesday in federal court for stealing more than $400,000 from his employer, money he then used to build his nearby lake home.
A Maplewood woman has been sentenced to two years of supervised probation for the child neglect of her 22-month-old child inside her “putrid” home, according to Ramsey County.
A 23-year-old man was sentenced Monday to more than seven years in prison after pleading guilty to shooting a homeless man in Minneapolis’ Franklin Avenue Library last year.
28-year-old California woman has been sentenced for installing an illegal credit card skimmer in gas pumps in order to steal victims’ identities.
A man who ambushed and stabbed two Minneapolis park police officers has been sentenced.