Wander Minnesota: Halloween WeekendHalloween is almost here, and there's plenty going on. Let's take a look at a sampling of Halloween events around the state. Friday night is Haunted High Ropes at the Eagles Bluff Environmental Center near Lanesboro. Go trick-or-treating on the high ropes course—and watch out for ghosts and skeletons along the way.
Teen In Waseca Bomb Plot Gets 10 Years Of ProbationThe Waseca teenager accused of plotting to kill his family and blow up his school was sentenced Monday to a 10-year stayed prison sentence and 10 years of intense supervised probation.
Prep Blog: Week 8, Previewing 'The Big 4'It doesn't seem right that this week already marks the end of the regular season in high school football. It feels like fans just got comfortable in their seats, and district races just started to take shape. But the reality is Week 8 is here. After this week, every prep football team in Minnesota is guaranteed only one more game.
Teen Accused Of Plotting To Bomb School Pleads Guilty To Explosives ChargeThe teenager accused of planning to bomb his school, to kill as many students as possible and his parents, took an unexpected plea deal Friday.
Waseca Teen Accused Of Planning School Massacre Pleads GuiltyA teen accused of planning a school bomb plot pleaded guilty Friday afternoon to possession of an explosive or incendiary device. The plea is part of a deal that would place him in a secure treatment facility for autism spectrum disorder patients.
Bail Set For Minnesota Teen Accused In Waseca Attack PlotA judge has set bail for a Minnesota 18-year-old accused of planning to kill his family and attack his high school. Judge Larry Collins on Monday ordered John LaDue held on bail of $750,000 without conditions or $500,000 with conditions.
Teen Accused Of Planning School Attack Certified As AdultA Waseca teenager accused of planning to kill his family and attack his high school will stand trial as an adult on explosives charges, a judge ruled Friday, citing the seriousness of the allegations. Waseca County District Judge Robert Birnbaum also ordered that John LaDue be immediately transferred from a juvenile center to the county jail pending his first adult court appearance.
Psychologist: Waseca Plot Suspect Poses 'Significant Risk Of Future Violence'A Waseca teenager is in court Tuesday facing serious explosives charges, and the main question the court is determining right now is whether or not he should he be tried as an adult.
Judge Orders 2nd Evaluation For Teen Accused Of School PlotA judge has approved prosecutors' request for a second psychological exam for a southern Minnesota teen accused of plotting an attack at his school. The exam was ordered by the judge in determining whether to charge the 18-year-old from Waseca as an adult. He was 17 when he was arrested last year. Waseca police say they found him in a storage unit with bomb-making materials and a plan to kill his family and attack his high school.
Court Tosses Conviction Of Man For Meth-Tainted Bong WaterThe state Court of Appeals has thrown out the conviction of a southern Minnesota man, saying the amount of meth-tainted water found in his bong was far under the threshold required for his imprisonment. Ryan M. Drown, 32, of Waseca was sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison in 2013 for having the tainted water in a bong that amounted to less than half an ounce. He had been convicted for second- and third-degree drug possession in Blue Earth County District Court.
Appeals Court Affirms Tossed Counts In Waseca School PlotThe Minnesota Court of Appeals has affirmed a lower court decision to dismiss the most serious counts against a teen accused of plotting to kill his family and carry out an attack at Waseca Junior and Senior High School.
2 Teens Plea Guilty In Waseca Bombing PlotTwo teenagers who are accused of assisting, possibly unknowingly, a Waseca teenager in his plot to kill his family and set off explosives at his school have pleaded guilty. John LaDue was arrested last April after authorities said they found bomb-making materials in a storage locker in Waseca.