On trial for first-degree murder in the death of a University of Minnesota student, Timothy Bakdash told jurors on Friday he was "very drunk" and "in and out of reality" when he drove his car over a sidewalk and into a group of pedestrians outside a Dinkytown bar.
Body found in burned out car near Bird Island identified as local farmer
The deceased is a 59-year-old man from rural Bird Island.
I-94 temporarily closed in Moorhead as man was rescued from bridge
The man was on a railroad bridge support pillar.
Minneapolis' Khâluna named in Eater's 2022 'Best New Restaurants'
The restaurant, opened in 2021, is known for its Laotian cuisine.
3 pedestrians struck by drivers Monday in Minnesota; 2 dead
The victims involved a 39-year-old man and two 74-year-old men.
Shifting storm tracks: Significant storms Friday, next week?
Sven Sundgaard has the details on an interesting forecast.
Worker suffers serious injury in rooftop fall in rural Minnesota
The man only fell a few feet, but suffered a serious leg injury.
Minnesota cowboy severely injured while bull riding at national tournament
Reid Oftedahl suffered a head and neck injury.
Minnesota reports massive projected budget surplus of $17.6 billion
The huge surplus comes as the DFL prepares to assume a trifecta of the Legislature and the Governor's House.
Boil water advisory issued for part of Minneapolis after water main break
The main break caused significant flooding in an area of North Minneapolis Monday evening.
Deals struck between nursing union and hospitals, potentially averting strike
A strike was scheduled to start on Dec. 11 if a deal was not reached.
Make the Most of your Solar Panels with Energy Storage
Solar energy is great during the day, but what happens when the sun goes down?
Jury deliberating Bakdash hit-and-run murder case
Bakdash allegedly drove on a sidewalk to run over a man with whom he had quarreled at a nearby bar. Prosecutors say the killing was intentional, so a first-degree murder conviction is in order. The defense argues Bakdash was drunk and only meant to scare the victim, not kill him.
Bar that served hit-and-run driver being sued
A lawsuit claims Timothy Bakdash was overserved at The Library before he drove into a group of people, killing one of them. Bakdash is serving 40 years in prison for second-degree murder. Family members of the victim filed the suit against the bar in Minneapolis' Dinkytown area.
Bakdash convicted of second-degree murder, not first-degree
Timothy Bakdash was also convicted of criminal vehicular homicide in the fatal hit-and-run in Minneapolis' Dinkytown neighborhood. Bakdash had argued he did not intend to kill the man he had argued with in a nearby bar, only scare him.
Friend: Dinkytown driver was in rush to sell hit-and-run car
A friend said he had made several offers to buy Timothy Bakdash's 2004 Galant, but it wasn't until soon after a deadly hit-and-run in Dinkytown that Bakdash suddenly seemed eager to unload the vehicle. The Pioneer Press reports Bakdash later told his friend he had to come clean and that he "had hit some people with the vehicle."
Charges dropped against mother of Dinkytown hit-and-run driver
Diane Bakdash's son, Timothy, was indicted on one count of first degree premeditated murder in a fatal hit and run accident near Dinkytown -- leaving one student dead and two others injured.
Driver accused in Dinkytown hit-and-run insists he didn't intend to kill victim
The defense attorney says Timothy Bakdash intended merely to put a scare into a group of students he plowed into with his car after an argument at a University of Minnesota area bar. Court documents also reveal a passenger was with Bakdash at the time of the incident. One person died and two others were injured.
Bakdash could face 51 years in Dinkytown deaths
The county attorney cited "the severity of the current offense, the impact the defendant's senseless actions have had and continue to have on the victims and their families, and the defendant's failure to accept responsibility for these offenses," according to a report in the Pioneer Press.
You Can Get BMTN Special Offers!