A driver in St. Paul was booked into the Ramsey County jail after a dispatcher told officers to be on the lookout for a man in a pickup truck performing oral sex on a sex toy, who had slowed traffic, the Pioneer Press reports. Police stopped the man and he informed them that he had a sex toy inside his person. "That one's kind of unique. They'll be talking about this one for a while," a police watch commander said.
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.
Driver OK after Hollywood-style crash
A 77-year-old man apparently fell asleep at the wheel in St. Paul Friday and his car went between two houses, flipped, mowed down a fence while skidding on the car's roof, then flipped again before coming to a rest. Ralph McLarnon of Stillwater was cited for misdemeanor reckless driving after the bizarre crash that had police buzzing.
Hotels enlisted to combat sex traffic
Noting that the sale of young girls for sex often begins with online ads and ends in suburban hotels, a coalition of officials from law enforcement and the hospitality industry launched an initiative to put hotel and motel workers on the front lines of the fight against prostitution.
Man who threatened to jump from I-35E bridge is sex offender
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.
St. Paul nun dies after being hit by pickup truck driver
Sisters of the 85-year-old nun who was struck and killed Monday say they are praying for the pickup truck driver, who likely will not be cited. Sister Mary Beneva Schulte taught at more than a dozen Catholic schools.
Senior police officials knew of crime lab problems months ago
St. Paul Police Chief Thomas Smith said he became aware of serious concerns about his department's crime lab in the past week, but court records show that Smith's assistant chief and a senior commander knew about the problems months ago, MPR reports.
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