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December 29, 2011
Farmington man dies after accident on Christmas day
A 26-year-old Farmington man was killed Christmas day as he walked on an Interstate 94 entrance ramp in Minneapolis. The Minnesota State Patrol reports that Adam Davis was walking in the right lane of the Third Street entrance to northbound I-94 shortly after 10 p.m. Sunday when...
December 29, 2011 - 4:15pm
December 22, 2011
Voila: Top-hat wearing customer suspected in making $500 cell phone disappear during shell game with boxes
Employees at a Woodbury electronics retailer apparently got taken by a costly shell game earlier this month, police reported. According to a police report, a man wearing a top hat entered Radio Shack on Dec. 5 and asked to look at several cell phones. An employee said the man started...
December 22, 2011 - 9:14am
November 30, 2011
Cottage Grove woman sentenced after collecting welfare while hitting casino jackpot
Amber L. Reyes won thousands of dollars gambling, all the while unlawfully cashing in on the welfare system. The Cottage Grove woman had unusual luck at the casino, netting nearly $300,000 in winnings over a three year period. During that time, she also was collecting food support,...
November 30, 2011 - 2:57pm
November 23, 2011
Three women charged with stealing 84 pairs of jeans from Kohl's in Cottage Grove
Three women face felony charges after they allegedly stole more than 80 pairs of jeans and other clothing from the Cottage Grove Kohl's store. The women - two from Minneapolis, one from St. Paul - and two juvenile females stuffed dozens of pairs of jeans into shopping bags and loaded...
November 23, 2011 - 3:40pm
Medical report: Cottage Grove newborn's death 'accidental' after mother fell asleep on boy
A 3-week-old infant died Tuesday in Cottage Grove when his sleeping mother suffocated him, according to police and an initial autopsy report. The newborn's death, while initially ruled accidental, is being investigated by police. The case will be reviewed by the Washington County...
November 23, 2011 - 11:53am
$20,000 in stolen bicycles linked to Woodbury teen
A Woodbury teenager allegedly had more bicycle than he bargained for. Eighteen-year-old Dylan Fye is accused of trying to pawn two bicycles so suspicious, a Wisconsin pawnbroker wanted nothing to do with them. Each of the two bicycles was valued at $10,000 apiece. The pawnbroker...
November 23, 2011 - 10:59am
November 22, 2011
St. Paul Park man, 27, killed in car crash north of Prescott
A St. Paul Park man who volunteered with the city's annual community festival was killed early Tuesday in a one-vehicle crash north of Prescott, police said. Richard "Ricky" Faulkner Jr., 27, was ejected from his car when it left a rural Pierce County road. He was pronounced dead...
November 22, 2011 - 3:31pm
Welch campground gets permit revoked
Hidden Valley Campground in Welch is no longer licensed to operate. The Goodhue County Board voted Tuesday morning to revoke owner Cory Axelson's conditional-use permit based upon lack of compliance with several facets of the county zoning ordinance.
November 22, 2011 - 1:19pm
November 21, 2011
Kidnapping suspect arrested after SWAT team called back to Newport motel
A St. Paul man was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and other charges after a SWAT team helped remove him and his alleged victim early Saturday from a Newport motel that was the site of a police standoff and kidnapping incident last month. Newport Police Chief Curt Montgomery...
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November 21, 2011 - 9:30am
November 11, 2011
New Stillwater bridge awaits congressional action, approved by committee Thursday morning
ST. PAUL -- A new bridge over the St. Croix River between Minnesota and Wisconsin awaits votes by the full U.S. House and Senate. The final committee hurdle came Thursday morning when the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee approved the bridge with bipartisan support. The...
November 11, 2011 - 10:07am
November 10, 2011
Woodbury's Indian community on edge amid burglary resurgence
The horror is still fresh for one Woodbury woman. While on a Mexican vacation in 2008, she received word that the house she and her family live in had been burglarized. They returned from the trip to find virtually everything of value in their house gone. Jewelry. Electronics. ...
November 10, 2011 - 3:17pm
Pantless driver approaches Hudson girl on Frear Street
The Hudson Police Department is warning the public to be on the lookout for a man who stopped his vehicle and engaged a Hudson High School girl in conversation while wearing no pants. Police Chief Marty Jensen reported that the 15-year-old girl was walking home from school Wednesday...
November 10, 2011 - 2:47pm
October 26, 2011
Charges: Empty gas tanks foils alleged burglar's getaway from Woodbury break-in
A St. Paul man caught with more than 100 pieces of stolen jewelry in his vehicle didn't have the one thing that might have prevented his run-in with police: a full gas tank. Washington County prosecutors on Oct. 19 charged Carl Junior Jordan, 23, with one count of second-degree burglary,...
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October 26, 2011 - 3:45pm
October 24, 2011
Newport motel owner arrested after standoff with police
The owner of the Sure Lock Motel in Newport was arrested after a more than six-hour standoff with police late Sunday following an alleged felony assault at the Hastings Avenue motel. Police arrested Roger A.
October 24, 2011 - 3:08pm
October 14, 2011
Met Council may pursue legal action against 3M over PFC issue
The Metropolitan Council is considering legal action against 3M, claiming it could face costly infrastructure upgrades to meet proposed water treatment standards that the agency has suggested were a response to 3M chemical pollution in and around Cottage Grove. Met Council officials...
October 14, 2011 - 8:26am