Thomas Michael Casper, 56, was arrested after he made terroristic threats, referencing the Aurora, Colo. shootings that left 12 dead and 58 injured, WCCO reports. Police say Casper said he could relate to shooting suspect James Holmes, who reportedly told Colorado officers that he was The Joker, a Batman comic villain. Police said Casper said, "I wouldn’t own a gun, but if I did I would do what Holmes did. I would blow people away."
2nd period surge leads Wild to fourth straight win
With three goals in the second, the Wild blasted the last-place Coyotes.
Late-tip in helps Gophers pass first big test, improve to 6-0
Luke Loewe's bucket with 2.4 seconds remaining helped the Gophers stay undefeated.
Man, 40, found dead stuck in air duct at his Otter Tail Co. home
The discovery was made by family members Monday morning.
What Biden said during his visit to Minnesota Tuesday
The president spoke at Dakota County Technical College.
Cook County registers its first COVID-19 death of the pandemic
The sparsely populated, highly-vaccinated county has continuously had one of the lowest rates of COVID in the state.
Support for MN family after anti-maskers target child of school board chair
An online group opposing Kelsey Waits outed the child as transgender.
St. Paul schools add 2 days to winter break due to pandemic stress
The added days off are meant to acknowledge the stress the pandemic has caused.
Charges: St. Cloud mother killed baby, placed him in dumpster
The 4-month-old baby was found by officers on Sunday morning.
1 dead in crash at Lake Street intersection in south Minneapolis
There have been 465 deaths on Minnesota roads this year, according to the state's traffic division.
St. Paul restaurateur's businesses burglarized a 6th time
The owner of The Gnome and Hope Breakfast Bar is asking politicians to help St. Paul business owners.
Teen suffers life-threatening injuries in head-on crash in southern MN
The 18-year-old was airlifted to a Mayo Clinic hospital in Rochester.
Foo Fighters abruptly cancel Gophers stadium show hours after announcing it
The band is looking for a new venue because of a disagreement over COVID protocols.
Man killed in shooting outside Eagan hotel; 2 arrested
The shooting was reported around 9 p.m. Monday.
2 motorists shot in separate weekend incidents on I-35E
Police are investigating two separate roadway shootings on Interstate 35. In one incident in St. Paul, shots were fired early Saturday morning from a green Ford Explorer and another driver was taken to the hospital with face and neck injuries. In another incident early Sunday morning, a woman was shot and injured on I-35 in Eagan in what was likely a road rage incident. It is not yet known if the two shootings could be linked.
Eagan man to serve 1 year for stealing mom's nest egg
Ward Allen Knutson, 47, of Eagan, will serve a year in the county workhouse and pay restitution of $111,000 for emptying his mother's retirement fund of hundreds of thousands of dollars that he used to fuel his lifestyle. The case drew attention to the growing financial abuse of seniors.
Eagan man enters guilty plea in $14M mortgage fraud
Joseph Meyer, 47, has pleaded guilty to a single count of mail fraud in connection with a mortgage scheme involving the Cloud 9 Sky Flats condo development in Minnetonka. He faces up to 20 years in prison. Nine people have been charged in the fraud scheme. A Minneapolis man is the only person who has not entered a plea.
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