A longtime Stearns County Sheriff's deputy was sentenced Thursday to nine months in jail and fined more than $3,000 stemming from allegations by three minors in 2009. Phil Meekam pleaded guilty last month to one felony count of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct and two gross misdemeanors for providing alcohol to minors.
K-9 search leads to $36K fentanyl seizure during traffic stop
A traffic stop was made after the vehicle was seen speeding through the area.
Gov. Walz reacts to Tuesday death of Mankato West student
The governor is a former geography teacher at the high school.
Teen pleads guilty to Minneapolis carjacking, admits to others
The man was yanked out of the vehicle by witnesses before fleeing the scene.
Three plead guilty to roles in murder on Red Lake Reservation
The 2019 murder left another person seriously injured.
Sheriff: Heifer shot and butchered on farmer's pasture near Aitkin
Anyone with information regarding the incident is encouraged to call the Clearwater County Sheriff's Office.
Charges: Man kidnapped woman at gunpoint, forced her to withdraw $1,500
The 56-year-old suspect is accused of forcing the woman to the Seward neighborhood in Minneapolis.
Police arrest suspect in Oakdale after 10-hour standoff
The standoff with police lasted over 10 hours Friday.
Oldest canoe ever found in Great Lakes region excavated in Wisconsin
The boat was recovered in Lake Mendota on Thursday.
5 Minnesota cities to visit for the best of fall colors
Time it right and you can make multiple trips across the fall.
Without hydrants, 8 fire departments fight blaze near Shakopee
The building and its contents are a total loss.
Minnesota brewpub to bring seasonal eatery to south metro park
The park will undergo a full redesign next year.
Ex-Blaine girls basketball coach gets jail time for having sex with student player
A former Blaine High School assistant girl's basketball coach was sentenced Friday to 15 years probation and 120 days in jail in the third-degree sexual assault of a 14-year-old player. Jenessa White, 20, pleaded guilty to assaulting the player earlier this summer.
Woman dies after falling into fire pit in Stearns County
The Stearns County sheriff's office says 57-year-old Bonita Schwandt had been sitting alone by the fire pit. Her boyfriend found her body when he went to check on her.
Hockey dad gets 6 months jail time following assault on coach
A St. Paul hockey dad was sentenced to 180 days in jail Tuesday after an assault on his son's hockey coach late last year in Inver Grove Heights. Fifty-year-old Thomas Angelo Tonda will also perform 350 hours of community service and 50 days of sentence to serve work.
Grand Forks man gets jail time for shooting loud TV with .44
A man has been sentenced to six months in jail for putting others in danger after he shot a television set with a .44 Magnum because the volume was too loud.
Two former Timberwolves face possible jail time
Two former Timberwolves players turned real estate developers face jail time at a court hearing today. Christian Laettner and Brian Davis face contempt for not paying a nearly 700-thousand dollar judgement to investors of a Baltimore real estate project.
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