Douglas County prosecutors have dropped their charges against Michael Hansen. His murder conviction was overturned in light of new evidence that his three-month-old daughter died of accidental suffocation. Hansen says he can't get his six years back and just wants to move on with his life.
Utility firms blocked from passing on extra $60M in 2021 gas crisis costs to Minnesotans
But the companies will still be able to recoup $600 million.
St. Cloud Times writing staff hit by Gannett budget cuts
Mass layoffs were expected at Gannett-owned outlets across the country.
Pool company sued by AG for allegedly scamming homeowners out of $1M-plus
According to the lawsuit, 17 Minnesota homeowners were affected by this scam.
Walz prepared to 'immediately extradite' Mall of America shooting suspects
The men were arrested in Chicago.
Late cancellation of music festival leaves bad blood in Two Harbors
The cancellation announcement says the promoter walked away from the gig after being harassed by some local residents.
Fatal crash shuts down southbound I-35 north of Twin Cities
A massive backup has built in wake of the fatal crash.
Prolific speeder charged in crash that killed woman, 75, in Plymouth
The man has seven speeding tickets dating back to 2019.
Hunt for suspect who broke into apartment, fatally stabbed man
The homicide is the 57th to happen this year in the city.
Event center planned for 129-year-old Grain Belt building in Minneapolis
From beer tasting room to ballroom.
Iron Range lawmaker David Tomassoni dies from ALS at 69
He served in the Senate for 22 years.
How to save money at the Minnesota State Fair this year
The fair released its money-saving tips Thursday, including on parking, admission and entertainment.
Threat of 'potential overdoses' among youths prompts Motel 6 raid
Rochester police says fentanyl pills were among the items seized.
Murder added to charges against Native Mob suspects
Two dozen alleged members of the Minneapolis-based gang known as the Native Mob had already been indicted on drug and racketeering charges. Now a grand jury has added a murder charge. Prosecutors say the victim was killed because the gang mistakenly believed he had told authorities about their activities.
Man gets $25,000 after 10 years in prison for crime he didn't commit
A man from Duluth was convicted of sexually assaulting a child, but 20 years later, the alleged victim admitted he lied. The man asked for $3.65 million in compensation for the 10 years he spent locked up, but the Wisconsin Claims Board can only reward a maximum of $25,000. That works out to roughly $6.85 a day. The board can ask the state to vote to exceed that cap, but did not.
18-year-old convicted of murder in 2010 triple slaying at Minneapolis market
An 18-year-old could face life in prison after being convicted of murder in a triple slaying at a Minneapolis market last year. The jury deliberated just one day before convicting Mahdi Ali of killing three men in an attempted robbery at the Seward Market and Halal Meat.
Murder charge filed in St. Paul Craigslist killing
A Maplewood man is charged with murder and robbery in the shooting death of a Hamline University student who responded to an ad on Craigslist. Authorities say Steve Lewis advertised a cell phone for sale. He allegedly met the victim and his girlfriend in a restaurant parking lot and robbed them before fatally shooting 19-year-old Aung Thu Bo in the head.
St. Paul man laughs throughout murder sentencing
Adrian Flowers laughed and smiled throughout his sentencing in the murder of Dekota Galtney. It was odd behavior after the judge had given him a break, noting among other factors that Flowers had previously expressed remorse. The judge sentenced Flowers to about two years less than what had been agreed upon by the prosecution and defense in the plea deal.
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.
Fergus Falls man with 20 DWI arrests sent to prison for second time
A Fergus Falls man was sentenced to five years in prison Wednesday for a felony DWI conviction. Richard Papenfuss, 62, has over 20 DWI arrests on his record and has already served prison time for a previous DWI. In the Twin Cities, a Plymouth woman was arrested Thursday morning for probable cause DWI. She had already served prison time for hitting a killing a man in 2010.
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