An Iowa woman says she has resolved her lawsuit against U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann that accused the former presidential candidate’s campaign of stealing an email list of home school supporters. A lawyer for Barbara Heki, of Johnston, says the case against the Minnesota congresswoman and her senior Iowa campaign aides was dismissed Friday in Polk County District Court. Heki had been a longtime board member of the Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators and volunteered for Bachmann’s 2012 Iowa caucus campaign.
Authorities said a man suspected in a string of burglaries in southern Minnesota was arrested last week after being spotted at Mystic Lake Casino. Cody Spencer Linquist, 30 of Rochester, was taken into custody on his birthday last week in connection with a burglary string in Dodge County.
A mother and her 18-year-old son from southeastern Minnesota are accused of stealing nearly $5,000 in frozen gopher feet and selling them for a bounty. Thirty-seven-year-old Tina Marie Garrison and Junior Lee Dillon, both of Preston, were charged last month with receiving stolen property and theft.
A coalition of groups are launching a statewide campaign to stop elder abuse, as 30,000 cases of senior citizen fraud and abuse have been reported in just the last couple of years in Minnesota. The shocking fact is that’s only a fraction of what’s going on.
A 46-year-old Apple Valley woman allegedly stole nearly $350,000 from the car wash where she worked at between 2008 and 2012. Connie Marie Rogers has been charged with nine counts of felony theft by swindle, and one count of gross misdemeanor theft by swindle, in connection with the loss of hundreds of thousands of dollars from Paradise Car Wash.
A 20-year-old Apple Valley man who worked at a Coon Rapids bank is accused of stealing from that bank to fund a gambling habit, according to charges filed Monday in Anoka County Court. Tyler Frank Caracofe was charged with one count of theft in connection with the incident, which took place between June and July of last year.
A 51-year-old Cottage Grove man pleaded guilty Wednesday to stealing more than $670,000 from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, his former employer.
Police in North Mankato are investigating after a church reported that a chalice worth more than $2,000 had been stolen. Police say the theft happened at the Holy Rosary Church late last week.
A 41-year-old Owatonna man has been sentenced to 240 days in jail and 10 years’ probation for stealing liquor and selling it for cash while working for a liquor distributor, according to the Dakota County Attorney’s Office.
A $5,000 reward has been offered to anyone who can offer information leading to an arrest after approximately $40,000 worth of copper wiring from a Duluth construction site.
Police are investigating after a several items of band equipment were stolen out of a garage in Sauk Rapids last Friday and Saturday.
A Sioux City high school band director has been charged with theft involving more than $50,000 in musical instruments and other equipment apparently stolen from the school district.
A 52-year-old man has been accused of stealing two six packs of beer and a teacher’s wallet at the Science Museum, according to charges filed by Ramsey County.
Police in Wisconsin have arrested a mother and son wanted in connection with alleged felonies in Minnesota and North Dakota.
A woman who worked at an Anoka County chiropractic office is accused of stealing at least $112,000 from her workplace and depositing it in her own accounts.