Skip to main content

Former TSA worker pleads guilty to hate crime, assaulting elderly Somali man

A man from Minneapolis pleaded guilty to a federal hate crime after attacking an 83-year-old Somali man outside a bar. George Thompson admitted he assaulted the man only because he thought he was Somali or Muslim. He could face up to 10 years in prison.
  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

A man from Minneapolis pleaded guilty to a federal hate crime after attacking an 83-year-old Somali man outside a bar. George Thompson admitted he assaulted the man only because he thought he was Somali or Muslim. He could face up to 10 years in prison.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2022-09-29 at 4.48.45 PM

Bloomington PD announce what's likely 'largest fentanyl bust in Midwest'

The case is under investigation by the U.S. Attorney's Office.

covid

Minnesota's COVID-19 update for the week ending Sept. 27

This week's report represents data collected Sept. 21-27.

Screen Shot 2022-09-29 at 2.56.10 PM

MN health officials warn of potential for measles outbreak amid rise in cases

A recent case among a child with no travel history is prompting heightened concern.

skid steer

Four-year-old boy dies in accident on western Wisconsin farm

The boy was struck by a skid steer, according to police.

Screen Shot 2022-09-29 at 2.41.51 PM

Psycho Suzi's Motor Lounge hits the market for $6M

The restaurant will remain open while the property is on the market.

Screen Shot 2022-09-29 at 12.27.48 PM

Apartments, brewery proposed for site of former Minneapolis lumberyard

The developer is proposing two buildings connected via skyway.

Screen Shot 2022-09-29 at 1.27.38 PM

'Exceptionally rare' meteorite impact crater found in the Twin Cities metro

Had it struck in today's world, much of the Twin Cities would've been wiped out.

Grand Old Day

Organizers seeking ideas for 'reimagining' of Grand Old Day

A task force is set to begin meeting next month to reimagine the event.

fentanyl

Eveleth man gets 11 years for selling woman fentanyl that led to fatal OD

Torisa Sulvoris Wallace, 39, was sentenced to 134 months in prison in U.S. District Court in Virginia Thursday.

Related

Twin Cities man pleads guilty in $20M mortgage fraud scheme

A Chanhassen man has become the third person to plead guilty in a $20 million mortgage fraud scheme that involved 57 properties. Douglas Rex Butler faces up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to one count of fraud.

St. Paul man pleads guilty to stabbing wife's eyes, killing her alleged lover

A St. Paul man pleaded guilty Friday to first-degree assault and second-degree murder in a 2011 case where he stabbed out the eyes of his wife, and then stabbed to death a man he alleged to be her lover. Prosecutors will be seeking a prison sentence of at least 39 years for Pah Ber, 49, when he is sentenced Aug. 31.

Woman pleads guilty to fatally shooting husband

Jennifer Nibbe, 35, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder Wednesday, admitting that she shot and killed 26-year-old James Nibbe in their house south of Lake Crystal without pre-meditation. The Mankato Free Press has posted video of her tearful confession.

Former Land O' Lakes employee pleads guilty to embezzling $1.1M

A former payroll agent for Land O' Lakes has pleaded guilty in federal court in Minneapolis to embezzling more than $1 million from the company. Cynthia Carol Jacobsen, 58, of Brooklyn Park, pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of mail fraud after she admitted to entering her daughter's name in the company's payroll system and authorizing 489 payments to her.

Man kicked by St. Paul police in video pleads not guilty to charges

The St. Paul man at the center of a police brutality investigation has pleaded not guilty to aggravated stalking, terroristic threats and criminal damage to property, reports the Pioneer Press.

Man pleads not guilty in dog-kicking case

A 27-year-old Rochester man pleaded not guilty Friday to two counts of mistreating animals, one for torture and the other for cruelty, in Olmsted County District Court. Jarek Moen is accused of kicking the dog of his girlfriend, who is a Rochester police officer. The dog died. A September trial date was set, although a settlement is being sought.