BLM: 4th Precinct Occupation Will Continue Despite ShootingsA leader from Black Lives Matter Minneapolis addressed the media Tuesday afternoon to announce the re-commitment of protesters at the 4th Precinct after five protesters were shot late Monday night by three masked men. A BLM spokeswoman says Minneapolis police did not take earlier threats from white supremacists seriously, and instead chose to use chemical irritants on citizen journalists and make disparaging comments to demonstrators
Union Members Rally With 4th Precinct ProtestersUnion members are planning to rally in Minneapolis Saturday in support of activists protesting the shooting death of a black man by a city police officer. Labor groups plan to show solidarity with protesters who have been camped out all week since 24-year-old Jamar Clark was fatally shot in north Minneapolis last Sunday.
Ellison, Mpls. Councilmembers Stand With BLM In Quest For Video ReleaseSeveral political and religious leaders joined with members of Black Lives Matter Minneapolis Thursday evening to demand law enforcement to release videos involving the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man. Rep. Keith Ellison and Minneapolis City Council members Alondra Cano, Cam Gordan and Lisa Bender addressed the media.
Jamar Clark Shooting: 4 Things To KnowThe fatal shooting of an unarmed black man by a Minneapolis police officer has prompted unrest in the city as the community demands answers, while authorities say they can't provide additional details because of the ongoing investigation.
Minneapolis City Leaders Discuss Black Lives Matter ProtestsMinneapolis' mayor, police chief and two city council members faced the media Thursday afternoon to discuss the on-going protests in the city's Fourth Precinct. Thursday is the fifth day of protests over the death of 24-year-old Jamar Clark, who was fatally shot by a Minneapolis Police officer last weekend.
Jamar Clark's Family Calls For Peaceful Protest, JusticeJamar Clark's family says Wednesday night they want closure and justice. As Black Lives Matter supporters chanted outside the Fourth Precinct in a tense night of protest, Eddie Sutton -- Clark's brother -- said they will hold their ground.
2-Time Convicted Sex Offender Guilty Of Child Porn ChargesIt took a jury less than two hours Thursday to convict a two-time convicted sex offender of producing and distributing child pornography. The United States Attorney's Office says 52-year-old Rex Lee Furman, of Federal Dam, was convicted after a three-day trial of 13 counts of producing child porn, two counts of distributing it and one count each of receipt of child porn, possession of child porn and committing a felony while required to register as a sex offender.
Sheriff: Man Shot & Killed By Deputy In Mora The Kanabec County Sheriff's Office says a man is dead after he made threats and attacked a deputy in Mora Wednesday. Shortly before 9 p.m., Kanabec County Sheriff's Deputy Shana McIalwain responded to a residence on the 500 block of Watkins Street after a man called and said he intended to kill someone at the address.
BCA: Predatory Offender Found Dead In Paynesville HomeAuthorities say a man found dead in a Paynesville home on Tuesday was a non-compliant predatory offender wanted on several warrants. The man was identified Wednesday by the Ramsey County Medical Examiner as Ryan Gean Clover, whose last known address was in Isanti County.
BCA Seeks Man, 28, For Making Threats Against Law EnforcementThe Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is asking for the public's help in locating a non-complaint predatory offender. According to the BCA, police are searching for Ryan Gean Glover, 28, for allegedly making threats of violence toward law enforcement.
Itasca County Deputy Shoots, Kills ManAn Itasca County deputy shot and killed a man who allegedly threatened officers early Saturday morning. Deputies say they were responding to a disturbance call just before 3 a.m. in Cohasset. They were approached by a man with a gun when they arrived.
Sheriff: Woman Shot Dead In Nobles CountyA 40-year-old woman is dead after a shooting in far southwestern Minnesota early Wednesday morning, according to the Nobles County Sheriff's Office. Authorities were called at about 2:40 a.m. to a residence in Brewster, Minn., after the caller stated that his wife had been shot.
Dakota County Begins DNA CollectionA county south of the Twin Cities begins collecting DNA samples from people arrested and charged with violent crimes. Previously an individual had to be convicted before a DNA sample could be collected. But a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in 2013 changed that.
Sheriff: 2 Dead In Western Minnesota Murder-SuicideTwo people found dead in a western Minnesota home Wednesday morning was the result of a murder-suicide, according to the Lac qui Parle County Sheriff's Office. Authorities were called at about 8 a.m. to do a welfare check at the residence of William and Shelley Walley, located in Madison Township.
Illinois Man Found Guilty Of Murder In Death Of Iowa WomanAlmost a year after he was charged, a judge found 40-year-old Timothy McVay guilty of the murder of Carrie Olsen Friday afternoon.