Two inmates remain on the run Friday from a west-central Wisconsin boot camp, suspected of arming themselves with a stolen shotgun and committing other crimes while possibly making their way to Minnesota, the Star Tribune reports. The two kidnapped a woman, stole her car, pointed a gun and asked her how to get to the interstate because they wanted to go to Minnesota, investigators say.
St. Paul man pleads guilty in illegal firearms conspiracy
One of the guns Gabriel Lee Young-Duncan obtained was used in a deadly St. Paul shooting last year.
Historic locomotives to roll into St. Paul for Train Days
The festival at the Union Depot returns June 4-5.
Tornadoes, large hail, damaging wind possible in Sunday/Monday storms
The Twin Cities is among the areas that could get hit.
Sunbather on the roof triggers shelter-in-place at Savage elementary school
The sunbather told police he was trying to "tan and relax."
The Raptor Center's ambassador, Nero the turkey vulture, dies at 47
Nero helped save the California condors before taking up his post as an education ambassador.
82-year-old Independence man dies in golf cart accident
Few details are known about the incident.
Ben Leber named new permanent co-host of 'Twin Cities Live'
The former Minnesota Vikings linebacker was introduced Friday afternoon.
APM Reports, maker of 'In the Dark' podcast, nixed by Minnesota Public Radio
MPR said "select programming elements" of APM Reports will be incorporated into MPR News.
The latest on holiday weekend severe weather chances for MN
The most significant severe threats are Sunday night and again on Monday.
Charges: Driver was drunk, high in head-on crash that killed 19-year-old woman
The young woman killed in the crash was a college student studying zoology.
What's open and closed in Minnesota on Memorial Day 2022
A guide to Memorial Day weekend 2022.
2 Wis. boot camp fugitives found in Florida
Two men who fled a prison boot camp and went on a crime spree through several western Wisconsin towns were caught more than a week later in Florida, but not after making it difficult for police to collar them, authorities said. Police dogs and a helicopter were used in the pursuit.
Anoka County officials finally identify Jane Doe inmate
More than two weeks after her arrest, Anoka County jail officials have finally identified a female inmate who refused to give her name to authorities. Police say the woman, whom they previously referred to as Jane Doe, is actually 37-year-old Tammy Antoinette Thomas. Thomas has been charged with two counts of identity theft and house theft, in addition to her original charges of trespassing and stealing a SUV.
Minn. prisons to let inmates get email
Minnesota prisons are joining other states nationwide that are allowing inmates to receive emails. MPR reports that the emails, which began this week, are coordinated by Iowa-based Advanced Technologies Group, which sends the emails to prison mailrooms. The messages are then printed out by staff members and delivered along with regular mail.
Inmates help train puppies into service dogs at Duluth prison
Four puppies are on their way to becoming service dogs thanks to the efforts of a Twin Cities program and the Federal Prison Camp in Duluth. Through the program Pawsitive Perspectives Assistance Dogs, or PawPADs, inmates will take two years to train the puppies in to disability dogs to help diabetics and the physically handicapped.
Report: Leper mingled with other state inmates
The medical director for the state Department of Corrections told the Star Tribune prison medical staff failed to quarantine a prisoner with a history of leprosy who had visible lesions. The offender was held in the general population in prisons at St. Cloud and Rush city for nearly two months this spring, exposing prison staff and hundreds of inmates to the communicable disease.
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