A pilot program that uses GPS technology to monitor when alleged domestic violence offenders get too close to their victims has shown promise in Ramsey County, say authorities who want to continue offering it as an option to help keep victims safe.
The data breach at Target Corp. that exposed millions of credit card numbers has focused attention on the patchwork of state consumer notification laws and renewed a push for a single national standard.
A third child has died from injuries suffered in a collision between a truck and an SUV near Prescott in western Wisconsin. The Pierce County medical examiner says 5-year-old Laynie Jo Amos, of Amery, died around 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
Advocates for victims of sexual abuse by clergy said Friday they will continue to push for more information about priests who have been accused of molesting children, and they hope the recent disclosure of a list of accused priests in the Twin Cities archdiocese will lead to similar ones being produced around the state.
The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis says it’s prepared to release names of 30 priests accused of sexually abusing minors if it gets a court order. The names include 29 priests on a 2004 list of priests deemed to have been credibly accused of abuse, plus one who had a substantiated claim leveled against him later.
A Ramsey County jury found a 27-year-old Brooklyn Park man guilty on Friday in connection with a human sex trafficking operation that involved numerous victims — including women who were mentally slow or vulnerable — across multiple Minnesota communities.
An early Saturday morning drive-by shooting in St. Paul left one dead and 2 people injured, police said. The shooting took place at 1 a.m. at the Moonshine Saloon along East Seventh Street.
Police say a group of three to five black males have been targeting those walking alone – day or night – in downtown Minneapolis, and robbing them of their wallets, purses and or cell phones. Minneapolis police said four muggings have taken place between Aug. 12 and Aug. 19. The suspects are in their late teens, or early 20s. They target lone individuals and some victims have been pushed or punched.
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.
Minneapolis police are searching for a suspect after three people including a toddler were shot and seriously injured on the city’s north side. Police spokeswoman Cyndi Barrington said all three victims are expected to survive, but police can’t say for sure if the people who live in the area are in danger or not.
Target employees opened their schedules and their hearts to volunteer for the Kids In Need Foundation Monday.
A woman who was gravely injured in a north Minneapolis shooting early Saturday morning has passed away. There are no suspects at this time.
The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Department says they are investigating after a shooting incident left two dead and two injured Tuesday morning in north Shoreview, Minn. Reports say the incident happened near County Road J in a private home in that neighborhood.
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More than 40 Twin Cities runners gathered on St. Anthony main on Monday, jogging along the Mississippi River to honor the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.