The judge told Christopher Bjerkness he considers him vulnerable and doesn't want to send him to prison, but added this likely would be his last chance to turn his life around. Bjerkness, who told the News Tribune he suffers from fetal alcohol syndrome, bipolar disorder and cerebral palsy, says he cannot explain his odd fetish for slashing exercise balls.
Charges: Cop feared for his life during struggle for gun with suspect
Allen Denzel Oliver-Hall has been charged with second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon.
Shootout near Erik's Bike Shop, Lunds & Byerlys in Burnsville
Police say youths were shooting at each other on Saturday afternoon.
Fishermen find body floating in Minnesota River in Shakopee
The body was found upstream from Minnesota River Heritage Park.
Minneapolis man dies after crash leaves him pinned under vehicle
Clemente Garcia, 20, died Wednesday morning.
19-year-old gunned down marks 43rd homicide in Minneapolis this year
The victim's identity has not been released.
Woman breaks free after being kidnapped and taken to Brooklyn Park
The woman was taken by force as she arrived at her work in Plymouth.
Planned Parenthood suspends abortion services in WI due to 173-year-old law
A battle in the courts is likely coming.
How the fastest animal on the planet returned to MN after local extinction
The fastest animal on Earth had once vanished from Minnesota and Wisconsin.
St. Paul's new 'skate trail' brings non-traditional park to life
Gateway Park is the first of four parks to open in the Highland Bridge redevelopment.
80 mph winds, large hail possible with severe storms in MN
A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for much of the state until 3 a.m. Saturday.
30 people evacuated as flooding hammers small town
It's assumed that at least eight inches of rain fell in Randall, with more heavy rain expected Friday night into Saturday morning.
Duluth man blames conviction on lousy lawyer. He represented himself
At his sentencing, Steven Oppel argued that he deserves a new trial. His conviction on criminal sexual conduct charges, he said, was due entirely to legal representation that was unprepared and incompetent. And some nights he'd only had an hour's sleep. Oppel blamed the court for allowing him to represent himself.
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