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EAGAN, Minn. — MV Eagan Ventures, a real estate arm of Minnesota Vikings owners Zygi, Mark and Leonard Wilf, has submitted to Eagan plans for a "luxurious" hotel and conference center that would have a Scandinavian theme and rise 14 stories northeast of the team's new headquarters and practice facility.
ST PAUL—A St. Paul woman has been charged with 13 counts of animal mistreatment — one of which is a felony — after a May search of her rural Dakota County animal-rescue operation uncovered 64 dead cats and more than 40 other neglected animals. Caycee Lynn Bregel, who ran the nonprofit Minnesota Animal Rescue, formerly called Minnesota Foster Cats and Kittens, was charged by summons this week in Dakota County District Court. She was arrested in May, following a search of the rental home in Castle Rock Township near Farmington.
BURNSVILLE, Minn.—A 35-year-old Savage, Minn., man who worked as a personal care attendant at a Burnsville senior care center sexually abused a 70-year-old paraplegic resident who has dementia, prosecutors allege. Isaac Misati Aboki was charged Wednesday with second-degree criminal sexual conduct and fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct in connection with the alleged assault of the woman at Ebenezer Ridges Care Center on March 10.
SOUTH ST. PAUL — Upset at the thought of being evicted from his group home, Dustin Allen Bilderback grabbed a shotgun from his car Thursday and fired at four South St. Paul police officers, striking two of them, according to criminal charges filed Friday, July 20. Bilderback, 33, was charged in Dakota County District Court with two counts of first-degree attempted murder and two counts of second-degree attempted murder in connection with the shooting outside a group home where he had been staying since Jan. 24. He remained jailed Friday in lieu of $1 million bail.
APPLE VALLEY, Minn. -- A former Burnsville High School music teacher who admitted to having sex with a teenage student was sentenced Thursday, June 14, to 60 days in jail and additional jail time each of the 15 years he’ll serve on probation. Erik Michael Akervik, 30, of Burnsville, pleaded guilty in Dakota County District Court in March to one count of felony third-degree criminal sexual conduct. A second third-degree criminal sexual conduct charge involving the same victim was dismissed.
LAKEVILLE, Minn.—Christopher Endicott, the suspended Lakeville middle school principal previously accused of felony burglary and stalking, was charged Friday, June 8, with four more crimes. Endicott now is accused of stealing personal and financial information from employees of the Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan school district, their family members and others. Endicott, 50, was charged in Dakota County District Court with two counts of felony stalking, felony identity theft and felony crime of financial transaction card fraud.
ST. PAUL — A New Hope man has been sentenced to more than 45 years in prison for a crime spree in Mendota Heights in July that included the killing of 48-year-old Beverly Cory of Maplewood, who was working a weekend shift as a financial adviser when she was gunned down in her office. Dakota County District Judge Christian Wilton sentenced Lucifer Vincent Nguyen, 45, on Friday, May 11, just three days after Nguyen pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and two counts of aggravated robbery.
MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn.—A convicted sex offender who recently won a court fight with the Minnesota Department of Human Services plans to live in the Twin Cities community of Mendota Heights. Kirk Alan Fugelseth, a Minot, N.D., native, is one of only two people to be fully discharged from the Minnesota Sex Offender Program, which began in 1994. He no longer receives inpatient treatment and is "free to live in the community with no supervision," the DHS said in a statement.
A Woodbury man is accused of stealing the identities of more than 300 people — including some who donated to the Minneapolis homeless shelter where he worked — to pay his daughter’s tuition at a private high school and other expenses. Through his accounting job at House of Charity, Hai Jay Phu Vu used personal information on donors to buy merchandise, make unauthorized withdrawals from bank accounts and apply for credit cards, according to a criminal complaint filed Thursday in Washington County District Court in Stillwater.
A Lakeville woman is accused of leaving her two young children home alone for four hours while she ate chicken wings and got black-out drunk at a Green Mill Restaurant and Bar. Christine Teresa Jewle Smith, 26, was charged last week in Dakota County District Court in Hastings with gross misdemeanor child neglect. She was charged by summons and has an April 16 court date. According to the criminal complaint: