A Dakota County judge has denied a Lakeville man's request to remove his son from his maternal aunt's care. Steven Alexander Cross is accused of fleeing to California and abandoning his son in July.
18-year-old from Zumbrota dies in Goodhue County crash
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3 Minneapolis beaches closed due to E. coli contamination
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Former Minnesota Olympic runner accused of driving drunk in Eden Prairie crash
Police said the man's blood alcohol level was three times the legal limit.
Woman fighting for her life after shooting in Minneapolis
The woman was shot only about a half-hour after a 14-year-old suffered critical injuries in an apparent accidental discharge.
Two students face discipline over racist messages at Prior Lake High School
Families and students were largely uncooperative with the investigation.
Cause of Hopkins house explosion that killed couple revealed
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Charges: Minnesota camp counselor fired arrows at kids, injuring boy
An 8-year-old boy was shot in the arm with an arrow.
Two Harbors votes overwhelmingly to recall Mayor Chris Swanson
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Suspected gunman at large after homicide near Albert Lea
The 32-year-old suspect was last seen in a 2004 white Ford F-150 with Minnesota license number EUZ-057.
Runaway Lakeville dad reunites with abandoned son
A year after being abandoned by his father, a 12-year-old Lakeville boy on Thursday was finally reunited privately with his runaway dad. "I apologized to him," said Steven Cross, who left his son, Sebastian, last year as the pair was going to lose their Lakeville home.
Lakeville dad who abandoned son avoids prison, sentenced to probation
The Lakeville man convicted of abandoning his 11-year-old son last summer was sentenced to probation up to two years Wednesday and must pay more than $2,500 in restitution. A Dakota County jury found 60-year-old Steven Cross guilty of neglect, a gross misdemeanor, for leaving his son and fleeing to California in July of 2011. If Cross violates his probation, KARE 11 reports he could be sent to jail for a year.
Lakeville dad who abandoned his son agrees to joint custody
Steven Cross was convicted in January of child neglect for abandoning his 11-year-old boy before fleeing to California. WCCO reports the boy's mother will also start spending time with her son.
Lakeville dad says he was in shock when he left son
Steven Alexander Cross tells the Pioneer Press he was buried in bills and had drained his savings when he left a note for his son and left for California. "I never thought I'd broken the law," he said.
Lakeville dad who abandoned son found guilty of child neglect
The Star Tribune reports a jury has found Steven Alexander Cross guilty of a gross misdemeanor. The paper says he'll most likely see two years of probation. Cross, an architect who said he couldn't find work and was about to lose his home, apparently left his 11-year-old son behind and fled to California.
Lakeville dad who left son says he'll fight to see him again
Steven Cross has posted bail so he can start fulfilling the court-ordered requirements to see his son again. Cross left a note for his son saying he couldn’t find a job and that their home would soon be repossessed, and that the boy should go live with a friend’s family. He then fled to California.
Lakeville dad on trial Monday over child neglect charges
Steven Alexander Cross is accused of abandoning his 11-year-old son at home and driving off to California. He could face a year in jail on a gross misdemeanor charge. Cross, an unemployed architect, said he burned through his savings and had just $1,000 when he left.
Jury to get case of Lakeville dad accused of abandoning son
His attorney says financial problems had Steven Cross at the end of his rope when he left a note telling his 11-year-old son to stay with nearby friends who were like family. Prosecutors say Cross is guilty of child neglect.
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