The 37-year-old St. Paul man who locked up traffic for six hours Tuesday on the Interstate 35E bridge over the Mississippi River was a level-one sex offender who had just reported suicidal thoughts to his parole officer, the Pioneer Press reports. He fled Eagan police when they came to check on him and ultimately had a standoff on the bridge with police that ended with officers taking him into custody.
Movie filming brings memorable day for MN teen with leukemia
Ayotzin Limon-Millard was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia last year.
Police trying to ID 'Playboy bandit' and 'no-pants raider' suspect
Police are calling the unidentified man "the Playboy bandit" and the "no-pants raider."
Twin Cities under severe thunderstorm watch Tuesday afternoon
Large hail and damaging winds are the main threats.
Famous Dave's family brings new BBQ biz to the south metro
The newest Twin Cities location is the first to offer wine slushies on the menu.
Large hail possible with strong storms in eastern MN, WI
Watch the forecast update with meteorologist Sven Sundgaard.
WI governor vows to protect anyone charged with abortion crimes
“You think it’s bad now? The four Republicans that are going after me, one of them we’re going to beat, they are going to make it worse," Evers said.
Sports anchor Hobie Artigue announces FOX9 departure
Artigue has spent the past seven years covering Minnesota sports.
Boy, 7, dies after being pulled from pool in south Minneapolis
The boy was pulled from a pool at a home in south Minneapolis.
Nashville man leaving wedding shot in the face in Minneapolis
He was leaving a wedding when gunfire erupted near the Stone Arch Bridge Saturday night.
Abogados Café in St. Paul is the first law-themed coffee shop in America
The new business is Minnesota's first Latina-owned coffee shop.
Sex offender who cut ankle monitor turns self in
George D. McIntosh, Jr., a level-three predatory sex offender who cut his ankle GPS monitor in Faribault and disappeared Monday, turned himself in at the Le Sueur County jail early Thursday morning, Fox 9 reports. Officials had issued a warrant for the arrest. He was released from prison under supervision on Aug. 30 after serving time for two third-degree criminal sexual conduct convictions, and he had been staying with his parents in Waterville.
Chicago gang threatens to kill a Twin Cities cop
The Chicago-based Gangster Disciples gang is furious that St. Paul police last week killed Victor Gaddy, a leader of the Twin Cities chapter of the gang, KSTP reports. So the gang has threatened to kill a Minneapolis or St. Paul police officer in retaliation. Police have heard separate reports about the hit, and now all 1,400 officers in the two cities are on "high alert," KSTP says.
Man threatens police with 'raptor attack'
Police arrested a Prior Lake man who was reportedly behaving erratically, which is putting it nicely. At one point, the police report says, the man began to "speak in tongues" and make noises "like a monkey." Then he threatened to attack an officer and said it would be like a raptor attack. South-metro blog Lazy Lightning has more ...
Minnesota's prison chief defends parole for man who killed cop
The law was changed in 1993 to mandate a life sentence without parole for anyone who kills a police officer, but Timothy Eling was sentenced under the old law, and the state's corrections commissioner says Eling is qualified for parole under those rules. But one lawmaker says he thinks the commissioner had discretion to deny parole.
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