KSTP-TV reports burglaries are up 10 percent compared to last year. There have also been more reports of prostitution and disorderly conduct.
Northfield bicyclist killed in crash identified as 14-year-old
She was riding her bike to soccer practice before a driver hit her last week.
Man's body found near empty fishing boat on St. Croix River
The boat, and an unoccupied truck found on the shore, belong to a 43-year-old White Bear Lake man.
Police identify MOA shooting suspects, issue nationwide warrants
Three Twin Cities residents were charged Monday in connection with helping the suspects escape.
Charges: Best Western employees helped MOA shooting suspects escape
Prosecutors allege two Best Western employees helped the suspects escape.
What to watch for in 2022 Minnesota primary elections
Bring Me The News brings you a breakdown of what to watch for Tuesday.
Charges: Felon accused of firing shots at police during Meeker Co. standoff
The 31-year-old surrendered after a 28-hour standoff in rural Meeker County.
Weekend rain totals pushed 6+ inches in Minnesota, Iowa; 10 in Illinois
Big-time rain totals across southern Minnesota, southeast South Dakota, northern Iowa and northern Illinois.
Man who had meth, guns in checked luggage at MSP Airport gets 10 years
Kevin Alan Aguilar-Moreno, 21, attempted to board a Delta flight to Phoenix in October of last year.
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.
St. Paul police chief suspends crime lab drug testing
Drug testing is being temporarily suspended in the St. Paul Police Department crime lab, MPR reports. The action comes after a Dakota County court hearing this week when two crime lab workers and the director of the lab said the lab does not follow any written procedures for drug testing and does not document most of the steps they take when testing evidence for illegal drugs.
Minnesota crime labs under scrutiny after St. Paul issues
Minnesota public defenders have decided to review cases involving at least 18 other crime labs after problems were revealed at the St. Paul facility, the Pioneer Press reports. State Public Defender John Stuart said, "The way the [St. Paul] lab was operating regarding drugs raises questions about whether they have proper procedures or validation for fingerprints or ballistics or testing paint chips."
Pedestrian deaths spike in Minnesota
Twenty-three pedestrians have been killed so far by vehicles in 2012, making it the deadliest year in the last five, the Star Tribune reports. Among the latest victims was Cléo Thiberge, a 19-year-old college student from France who had just arrived in the Twin Cities when she was struck by a vehicle in St. Paul.
Gun incidents fast on the rise in St. Paul
In the first five months of this year, gun incident reports were up 65 percent, compared with the average for the same period between 2008 and 2010, a Pioneer Press analysis found. Reports of shots fired and aggravated assaults involving guns over the winter months were double of what has been typical. Law enforcement officials and community members are gathering to talk about gun violence issues Thursday.
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