Pine County's sheriff says his predecessor's failure to safeguard evidence led to the disappearance of a dozen firearms from the department. Meanwhile, an ongoing investigation reportedly involves 15 sheriff's department employees. Citizens and other employees have made allegations about excessive force, sexual harassment, missing property and other issues.
Alabama replaces Toby Keith as headliner at MN music festival
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2-year-old who died in Maple Grove crash identified
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Shooting inside Oakdale movie theater: Suspect on the run
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Twin Cities under severe thunderstorm watch Tuesday afternoon
Large hail and damaging winds are the main threats.
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Investigation into Pine County police reveals at least 12 guns have gone missing
The missing firearms are just one part of a broader investigation into a rash of misconduct allegations involving 15 employees in the sheriff's department. The sheriff is planning a news conference on Monday to report on a year-long investigation into complaints about excessive force, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and policy violations.
Ex-Viking Stu Voigt under criminal investigation
The U.S. Justice Department is reportedly launching a criminal investigation into whether the former Vikings great committed wire and bank fraud. Voigt played tight-end for the Vikings in the 1970s and later served as chairman of First Commercial Bank in Bloomington. He's also facing a civil suit for alleged securities fraud.
Isanti County pastor charged with criminal sexual conduct
Ryan Jay Muehlhauser, 55, is charged with felony, fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct involving young men seeking spiritual advise at the Lakeside Christian Church in Isanti Township, ECM Publishers reports. Muehlhauser has worked at the church for more than 22 years.
Ramsey County sheriff's deputy dies amid investigation
The Pioneer Press reports Deputy Daniel Ruettimann passed away last week and few details have been released about his death. Ruettimann was the subject of an internal affairs investigation for improper conduct last year.
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