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.
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.
Numerous severe storms likely in Minnesota Friday night
Watch the video for the full details with meteorologist Sven Sundgaard.
Teen pleads guilty in shooting death of 15-year-old girl in Columbia Heights
Damico Jamal-Tokyo High will receive a sentence in juvenile court, along with an adult prison sentence.
Walz wants to use surplus money to send direct payments to Minnesotans
It's a renewed effort from a previous proposal from Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan's supplemental budget in January.
Jan. 6 committee says aide for WI senator tried to give fake elector info to Pence
The attempt was discovered through text messages in the ongoing public hearing held by the Jan. 6 select committee.
Minnesota State colleges, U of M boosting tuition again
The Minnesota State system's Board of Trustee's approved the increase Wednesday.
Walz, Jensen react to historic Supreme Court reversal of Roe v. Wade
After voting to overturn Roe, conservative Justice Clarence Thomas has hinted contraception and same-sex marriage protections should follow.
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.
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.
Chisago Co. daycare provider acquitted of murder charges in death of 8-month-old
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.
Accused Brooklyn Park daycare murderer to stay in jail
A man accused of killing three people at a Brooklyn Park in-home daycare will remain in jail on a $6 million bond. Eddie Matthew Mosley, 34, of St. Louis, Mo., is accused of shooting to death Delois Brown, 59, and her parents James Bolden, 83, and Clover Bolden, 81, in April. A grand jury indicted Mosley Thursday on nine counts of first-degree murder.
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 man dubbed King of Hobos
The riding-the-rails lifestyle of Jim Morphew, 83, recently crowned at the Hobo Convention in Britt, Iowa, began when he left the family farm in Oakdale in 1945, at age 16, the Pioneer Press reports. "A hobo travels and works. A tramp travels but does not work. A bum does neither," Morphew said. "A bum sits and begs." He's now settled back in Oakdale.
Carmike Cinemas target of nationwide bomb threats, including Oakdale
Oakdale police and firefighters have cleared the Carmike Cinemas Oakdale 20 after the Carmike corporate office received a general threat. An Oakdale Community Affairs Officer tells the Woodbury Patch, "There was no specific location or time frame given. The police department did not receive credible information that the threat was specific to Oakdale."
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