A Minnesota high school teacher is accused of striking a student on the head with an 11-pound backpack early in the school year. According to court documents, the incident happened on Sept. 26, when biology teacher Robert Shoemaker allegedly struck the 17-year-old boy.
A stinky plant known as a corpse flower is getting ready to bloom at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter. The plant — nicknamed “Perry” — is showing signs that it will soon bloom for the third time in the last six years.
Authorities in Colorado have made an arrest in the murder of 51-year woman with Minnesota ties. According to the Wheat Ridge Police Department, 54-year-old Melissa Miller was arrested Monday for the murder of Leann Meyer, whose remains were found near a cabin in Park County, Colo. on July 4. Miller is being held without bond at the Park County Detention Facility. Meyer had family in St. Peter, Minn.
The family of a missing Minnesota woman has some closure, five months after a loved one disappeared. Now, police in Colorado are opening a criminal investigation. They think someone knows more about the death of Leann “Annie” Meyer, whose body was found last Thursday in a rural area in Colorado.
The human remains found in Colorado are those of Leann Annie Meyer, the Minnesotan who had been missing since Feb. 7, 2013, authorities said. The Park County Sheriff’s Office discovered the remains around 7 p.m. next to a cabin and through forensic analysis of evidence, the body was identified as Meyer’s.
Authorities in Colorado are investigating the possible connection between the discovery of human remains and the disappearance of a Colorado woman with Minnesota ties. According to the Park County Sheriff’s office in Colorado, authorities were contacted on the evening of July 4 by people who had found human remains by their cabin. Wheat Ridge Police became involved in the investigation on Monday to help Park County officials determine if there’s any connection between the remains and missing Wheat Ridge resident Leann Meyer.
Police say two people were found dead Monday at a home behind the Nicollet County Courthouse in St. Peter. Police Chief Matt Peters tells KEYC-TV that the victims, who were found in a home on the 600 block of South Front Street, suffered gunshot wounds. Peters also says that the public is not in danger and no other suspects are being pursued.
An ex-convict dubbed the “Man in Black” bank robber has admitted stealing more than $110,000 in 31 bank robberies across Minnesota.
The reward has now doubled for information leading to a missing Colorado woman with Minnesota ties.
It’s not spring yet but some people south of the metro are already dealing with an unwelcome sign of spring: Flooding.
Snow and rain will continue to fall throughout Minnesota well into Sunday with the possibility of a big snow storm beginning Sunday night in the extreme southwestern part of the state.
Steady rain on Saturday has forced MnDOT to close a 10-mile stretch Highway 169 south from St. Peter to Mankato until Sunday.
A woman with ties to Minnesota is missing in Colorado. The last time anyone heard from 51-year-old LeAnn “Annie” Meyer, of St. Peter, Minn., was two weeks ago, back on February 23.
A state task force head says a federal court considering lawsuit challenging the Minnesota Sex Offender Program expects the state to address continuing concerns about its constitutionality.
Two Minnesota House districts are holding special elections to replace lawmakers who resigned after the last election.
Influenza outbreaks are forcing Minnesota schools and hospitals to make changes to protect students and visitors.
Two state representatives have formally submitted their resignations, allowing Gov. Mark Dayton to set special elections to fill their seats.
Former state lawmaker and longtime Republican activist Allen Quist says wants to return to the Minnesota Legislature.
A Democratic state representative reelected last month to his St. Peter-area seat is resigning for a new job.
A level 3 sex offender will relocate from Golden Valley to Minneapolis, according to Minneapolis Police.
A man who was badly burned when an Illinois grain elevator exploded two years ago knows he may ultimately get a big chunk of the $181 million that a federal jury awarded him and two co-workers who were seriously injured in the blast. He just doesn’t know how much good it will do him.
A convicted rapist won’t gain more freedom from a Minnesota program that confines more than 600 dangerous sex offenders after they leave prison.
This week, a high-risk sex offender is expected to be released to a halfway house in Golden Valley.
It’s a sports fan’s favorite time of the year. The state boys hockey tournament is in full swing, the boys basketball section playoffs are underway and the NCAA tournament is just around the corner.
State officials say they’re phasing out the use of metal handcuffs and seclusion at a secure hospital for the mentally ill in the wake of fines for maltreatment of patients.