The county attorney cited "the severity of the current offense, the impact the defendant's senseless actions have had and continue to have on the victims and their families, and the defendant's failure to accept responsibility for these offenses," according to a report in the Pioneer Press.
UPDATE: Body found in vehicle trunk in Mound is that of a boy
Police say two people are in custody.
Brave New Workshop cancels shows due to COVID-19 cases
The shows were scheduled for Friday and Saturday at the Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre.
Body of missing U of M student found in Mississippi River
Austin Retterath was last seen alive in the morning hours of May 8.
Summer mural events to bring together community, shine light on MN artists
The 2022 Chroma Zone Mural & Art Festival will take place this weekend in St. Paul's Creative Enterprise Zone, with ensuing events happening this summer.
Gallery: Remodeled lakeside home in Prior Lake on market for $2.8M
It offers privacy at the end of a dead-end road fronting onto Lower Prior Lake.
Carjacking outside ice arena in Golden Valley under investigation
Golden Valley PD confirmed it received a report of a carjacking Monday evening.
Signs that MN Legislature could move to loosen liquor laws
A provision was approved by a legislature committee on Thursday but still awaits a final decision from the House and Senate.
U.S. Bank Stadium looking to hire 400 part-time workers
A hiring fair will be held for the positions.
Weekend closures on I-35W in Minneapolis, Hwy. 77 in Bloomington
Construction season is here.
Officials looking for man last seen leaving Hudson home
David Mckay, 67, was last seen in Hudson Thursday morning.
'Hyper-contagious' BA.4, BA.5 COVID variants confirmed in MN
Omicron continues to evolve into a more transmissible virus.
Bakdash says he was 'extremely intoxicated' at time of hit-and-run
On trial for first-degree murder in the death of a University of Minnesota student, Timothy Bakdash told jurors on Friday he was "very drunk" and "in and out of reality" when he drove his car over a sidewalk and into a group of pedestrians outside a Dinkytown bar.
Pine County sheriff says internal investigation could lead to criminal charges
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.
Jury deliberating Bakdash hit-and-run murder case
Bakdash allegedly drove on a sidewalk to run over a man with whom he had quarreled at a nearby bar. Prosecutors say the killing was intentional, so a first-degree murder conviction is in order. The defense argues Bakdash was drunk and only meant to scare the victim, not kill him.
Clause in Vikings' lease could mean another year in Metrodome
The Minnesota Vikings have cited an urgent need in their push for a new stadium deal, noting their expiring stadium lease. But language in the lease agreement may legally bind the Vikings to play one more year at the Metrodome.
Somalis accused in Twin Cities prostitution ring face trial in Nashville
Fifteen defendants are accused of forcing teenage girls into prostitution and operating a sex trafficking ring in the Twin Cities, Ohio and Tennessee. The federal trial is set to begin, with jury selection Tuesday.
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