A North Mankato man is speaking up after his 12-year-old son was cited by police after shooting his air soft gun. Mike Johnston's says he knows of the potential dangers of guns, but he believes authorities went too far for prosecuting his son, Dyllon, in juvenile court for discharging a firearm in public. The boy was cited after a 19-year-old neighborhood woman called police to complain.
Melissa Etheridge contracts COVID-19, cancels Shakopee show
The show will not be rescheduled.
Gun found on WCCO-TV rooftop after homicide in Minneapolis
It's the 56th death reported as a homicide in Minneapolis this year.
17-year-old killed in northern Minnesota crash Saturday
The other drive involved in the crash, a 75-year-old man, sustained life-threatening injuries.
Alcohol a factor as driver rolls ATV into corn field, injuring 3
The crash occurred in Lake Lillian Saturday night.
Man dies after being found shot at Minneapolis' 38th and Chicago
Responders were called to the scene early Sunday morning.
7 children arrested after 'disturbance' at Cabela's, escape in stolen vehicle
Employees called police saying the children were stealing goods from the store.
Fire sparks evacuation from apartment building, man arrested for arson
Police and fire crews responded to the fire just before 9 a.m. Saturday.
Morning storms cause power outages, ensuing problems in Eagan
There have been reports of disabled traffic lights and issues at local businesses.
GOP nominee questions if those with disabilities, non-English speakers should be able to vote
Crockett made the comments in a 2020 radio interview following a ruling from the Minnesota Supreme Court.
Jury: MN pharmacist did not violate woman's rights by refusing her morning-after pill
Gender Justice, the advocacy group that brought about the lawsuit, says it will appeal the decision.
Complaint: St. Paul father charged after boy, 9, shoots brother, 2, in head
A criminal complaint filed in Ramsey County District Court says a St. Paul father has been charged with child endangerment after his 9-year-old son shot his 2-year-old brother in the head with a gun left in an unlocked cabinet. The complaint says the older boy pointed the gun -- which he thought was empty -- at the younger boy's head and pulled the trigger.
Family: Boy killed in Minneapolis shooting was shot twice in one week
The family tells WCCO that 16-year-old Jawon Osborne was shot in the leg just last week. He was shot to death on Monday while walking to his mother's house. Police don't have any suspects in custody.
Minnesota boy uses mortgage payment for pool admission
When 5-year-old Brandon Chartrand, of Farmington, went into his mother’s purse to find the $4 he needed to get into a local pool, he found the family's $1,400 cash mortgage payment and stuffed it all in his swim trunks. An alert pool cashier notified his parents that their son was trying to gain admission with huge wads of cash.
Suspect in Cook County Courthouse shooting to be charged Monday
42-year-old Daniel Schlienz shot and injured three people after trial proceedings of a sexual assault case where he stood as the defendant. Schlienz father says the trial had taken its toll on his son and he had become suicidal.
Temple shooting: MN Sikhs want more understanding, McCollum fewer guns
The day after a gunman killed six people at a Sikh temple near Milwaukee, much of the response in Minnesota involved conversations about faith and firearms. Some in Minnesota's Sikh community hope the spotlight that's now trained on their faith will improve public understanding of Sikhs and make them less likely to be taken for Muslims. One Minnesotan in Congress hopes the tragedy leads the country toward tighter gun controls.
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