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September 12, 2016
Twin Metals files federal suit to keep leases
ELY -- Twin Metals Minnesota on Monday filed a lawsuit in federal district court in Minnesota challenging a federal agency opinion that the company’s federal mineral exploration leases for land near Ely can be revoked. The lawsuit seeks to overturn the April 2016 opinion by the...
September 12, 2016 - 9:15pm
September 7, 2016
Danny Heinrich admits to abduction, killing of Jacob Wetterling
MINNEAPOLIS -- In chilling and heartbreaking testimony, the man who kidnapped and killed Jacob Wetterling described in court on Tuesday the 11-year-old boy’s last hours some 27 years ago. Danny Heinrich, who said he was armed and wore a mask, said Jacob had one question for him...
September 7, 2016 - 11:25am
September 6, 2016
Jacob Wetterling suspect Danny Heinrich appearing in court today
MINNEAPOLIS -- Danny Heinrich, the man who led authorities to the remains of Jacob Wetterling, is expected to appear in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6. A status conference in the child-pornography case against Heinich, 53, of Annandale, is set before...
September 6, 2016 - 11:23am
September 5, 2016
Criminal sentences spark backlash, but Minnesota guidelines are set by state commission
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- One month after a jury found him guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, Brian Keith Jourdain once again stood in front of Judge Paul Benshoof, this time to find out how long he would spend in prison. The criminal complaint against Jourdain, which described...
September 5, 2016 - 9:56pm
August 31, 2016
Sioux want Supreme Court to grant them promised land in heart of Minnesota
ST. PAUL -- A group of American Indians whose ancestors rescued whites during an 1862 Indian war want to collect on a federal government promise of a 12-square-mile tract in west-central Minnesota. The six people, seeking the land for about 20,000 Mdewakanton Sioux Indians, on Wednesday...
August 31, 2016 - 9:31pm
August 26, 2016
Capital Chatter: Trump last to make Minnesota ballot
ST. PAUL -- Some headlines and social media posts made it sound like Donald Trump's name might not be on the Minnesota ballot on Nov. 8. That remains a possibility, but only if a judge orders his name removed. Former state Republican official Michael Brodkorb, now a blogger, warns...
August 26, 2016 - 9:35pm
August 24, 2016
Judge won’t rule on ND pipeline lawsuit for weeks
WASHINGTON -- A federal judge here won’t issuing his ruling for more than two weeks after a hearing Wednesday, Aug. 24, in a lawsuit seeking to halt construction of a $3.8 billion pipeline to haul North Dakota oil. Judge James E. Boasberg has taken the matter under advisement and...
August 24, 2016 - 10:00pm
August 23, 2016
Charges filed against family friend in kidnapping, murder of 5-year-old
WALKER, Minn. -- The 25-year-old Coon Rapids, Minn., man arrested in connection with the abduction and death of 5-year-old Alayna Jeanne Ertl was charged Tuesday with second-degree murder, first-degree criminal sexual conduct, two counts of kidnapping and theft. The suspect, Zachary...
August 23, 2016 - 9:43pm
August 22, 2016
Minnesota will not appeal North Dakota coal power suit
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota will not appeal a federal court ruling that called unconstitutional a Minnesota law restricting importing electricity from coal-fired electric generating plants. North Dakota filed the suit against the Minnesota Next Generation Energy Act, passed in 2007, and...
August 22, 2016 - 9:15pm
August 12, 2016
Would-be Minnesota school bomber seeking education, work after serving sentence
WASECA, Minn. -- John LaDue’s hope for “greatness” has radically changed. More than two years since law enforcement discovered LaDue’s stockpile of bomb-making supplies in a Waseca storage shed, the teenager who told investigators of his plans to kill his parents and hundreds...
August 12, 2016 - 12:01am
July 1, 2016
Woman charged in connection with Itasca County beheading
HIBBING -- The girlfriend of an Itasca County beheading suspect now faces two felony charges for her alleged role in the death of a 20-year-old Hibbing man. Kayleene Danielle Greniger, 22, was formally charged today in State District Court as an accomplice after the fact to second-degree...
July 1, 2016 - 8:13am
June 28, 2016
Dayton names first American Indian justice
ST. PAUL -- Anne McKeig becomes the first American Indian on the Minnesota Supreme Court, bringing a different background than other justices....
June 28, 2016 - 9:33pm
June 23, 2016
Spurred by cases in ND, Minn., Supreme Court rules on drunken driving tests
WASHINGTON -- States can force suspected drunken drivers to take breath tests without first obtaining a warrant but cannot require them to take a more invasive blood test, the U.S. Supreme Court said on Thursday in a ruling that impacts laws in 11 states, including North Dakota and...
June 23, 2016 - 9:15pm
June 22, 2016
DNA on boat trailer links Hastings man to hit-and-run death of Lake Park girl, charges say
AITKIN -- DNA matching a 10-year-old Lake Park girl killed in a hit-and-run earlier this month was found on a boat trailer driven by a Hastings man now charged in connection with her death, court records say. Steven L. Meier, 44, was charged Wednesday, June 22, with two counts of...
June 22, 2016 - 9:36pm
May 11, 2016
From tennis to pickleball
WORTHINGTON — Construction crews are working to convert half of the paint-peeling tennis courts in Centennial Park into four of the city’s...
May 11, 2016 - 9:00pm