A North Chisago Lakes Township woman was acquitted Thursday night in the death of 8-month-old child at her unlicensed home day care last year. Salli D. Schultz, 43, was found not guilty of second-degree murder and manslaughter in the death of Brooke Kowarsch, of Lindstrom. Defense attorney Earl Gray said Friday that authorities rushed to judgment in filing homicide charges.
Ramen bar announced for upcoming Eat Street Crossing food hall
The restaurant roster is filling up at Eat Street Crossing.
Man dies after being shot during argument in Minneapolis
It's the 70th homicide in Minneapolis this year.
Minneapolis police, city employees clear out Near North encampment
This comes as colder weather moves through the state.
New T.J. Maxx to open in the Twin Cities this month
Opening day will kick off with extended hours.
Sports bar reduces hours, owners cite "pandemic of work ethic"
The owners shared the news on Facebook this week.
Former Hennepin County commissioner arrested for DWI
The 61-year-old was being held in Hennepin County Jail as of Thursday morning.
Electric carshare network showing growth in Twin Cities
Over 25,000 trips have been logged in a six-month span.
Low river levels bring cancellations for St. Paul-New Orleans Viking cruises
The low water also impacted some barge traffic making its way down the river.
Feds: Militia sympathizer had machine gun, grenade launcher in 'hidden room'
A confidential informant tipped off investigators.
Drought tightens grip as Twin Cities reaches 'extreme' level
By this time last year, drought was fading fast in Minnesota.
Farmington daycare provider reveals details surrounding infant's death
Details are emerging in the death of a 3-month-old boy who died while at a Farmington in-home daycare last week. The provider has admitted that the infant was sleeping on a bed and not in crib, but her lawyer says negligence should not be assumed.
Panel recommends tougher requirements for at-home daycare providers
An increase in child deaths has prompted a state panel to recommend tougher safety requirements for at-home daycare providers. Three-fourths of the 96 deaths reported since 2002 involved sleeping infants. The panel says more training and consequences for providers is needed. Lucinda Jesson, commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Human Services, is trying to get legislative leaders on board after seeing resistance to legislation in the past.
Push to unionize in-home daycare providers on hold -- for now
The judge issued a restraining order preventing the union election Dayton had authorized last month. Opponents argued Dayton didn't have the power to order an election.
Oakdale daycare provider accused of locking kids in outdoor shed in winter
An Oakdale daycare provider is facing child endangerment and child neglect charges, stemming from an alleged incident after social workers showed up unannounced at her in-home daycare in February. According to a criminal complaint, Jennifer Lynn Goldetsky, 43 rushed three children out the back door of her daycare and locked them in a shed -- without shoes or jackets -- because she had too many children in her care.
Day care provider faces manslaughter charges over baby's death
An Eagan woman faces criminal charges, including two counts of manslaughter, over last summer's death of a three-month-old who was in her care. Authorities say the baby was put down for a nap and died of asphyxiation. The provider was licensed to care for 12 children but had 20 in her home at the time.
8 charged in murder plot over $200, pot
It sounds like something out of a Coen brothers movie: Eight people are suspected of plotting to kill a Pelican Rapids, Minn., man over $200 and 2 ounces of marijuana and then burn his house down, WDAY reports. They were armed with bear spray, a crow bar, knife, machete, metal baseball bat and a gun. What could go wrong? The intended target pulled a gun and fired at the fleeing suspects – who then called police.
Teen charged in connection with death of Greenfield man
A 17-year-old boy from Sauk Rapids was charged Tuesday in connection to the death of Mankato state student Colton Gleason. The St. Cloud Times reports Jesse Jean Smithers is charged with second-degree murder, first-degree manslaughter and first-degree assault.
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