This summer Antoine Willis suffered life-threatening burns when he was doused with gas and set on fire, allegedly by his mother's boyfriend. The story inspired contributions to a recovery fund for the 19-year-old. Now his mother and uncle are accused of stealing the $2,500 in that fund and spending it on gambling and drugs.
David Arquette gives shoutout to MN's F1rst Wrestling on James Corden show
The Hollywood actor wrestled at at a F1rst Wrestling show at First Avenue in early 2019.
6 charged in Black Friday mass thefts at Twin Cities Best Buys
The group stole from three Best Buy stores that afternoon, the charges say.
Thieves steal large bell from rural MN church, don't get far with it
The bell was found in a ditch with tow ropes around it.
COVID: More help coming to Minnesota hospitals, Walz says
More than 200 medical professionals are coming to help at short-staffed hospitals.
Suspect arrested after falling asleep in vehicle at rest stop
The man was sleeping in a stolen vehicle in the parking lot of an I-94 rest area.
Charges: Edina man threatened to shoot up Domino's Pizza
He claimed a delivery driver had flipped him off, the charges say.
Carvana seeking to build vehicle vending machine in Twin Cities
The online car dealership submitted a letter of intent to buy land in the metro to build a fulfillment center.
Coller: New Vikings GM Adofo-Mensah needs to be ruthless
Kwesi Adofo-Mensah needs to make some big, difficult decisions, writes Matthew Coller.
Report: Vikings to interview Giants' Patrick Graham for head coach
Graham coached with the Patriots under Bill Belichick for six years.
Home brand plans 'flagship' store in Maple Grove AMC Theater space
This will be the company's first Minnesota location.
Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Friday, January 28
The state is still in the process of catching up with 10,000 yet-to-be processed tests.
Twins sign 16-year-old brother of Braves star Ronald Acuna Jr.
Bryan Acuna is one of the top international prospects, according to MLB.com.
Mom admits stealing recovery money from son burned by boyfriend
A St. Paul mother has pleaded guilty to stealing thousands of dollars from her son, who was burned over most of his body by his mother's boyfriend. The mom apparently gambled away part of the money, which was donated to help the boy with his recovery.
South St. Paul man accused of stealing burned nephew's money arrested again
The man accused of stealing donated money meant for his teen nephew -- after the boy was badly burned by his mother's boyfriend -- is in trouble again. Jeffrey Allen Stewart, 44, of South St. Paul has been charged with illegal possession of a firearm and second-degree assault in connection with an incident in earlier this week.
Duluth volunteers setting up flood recovery fund
While the state and federal bureaucracies slowly creep toward getting financial help to flood victims, a group of volunteers in the Duluth area is taking a do-it-yourself approach. Volunteers organizing a recovery fund for flood victims have raised $1 million. They say loan centers opening soon around the region will help residents who qualify get loans of up to $200,000.
State hospital inmate charged with attempted murder for attacking mother
Bail was set at $1 million for Burton Ewing. He was released from the St. Peter Regional Treatment Center on a 10-hour day pass this week. Police say they found him in a park stabbing his mother with a knife. She is hospitalized in critical condition.
Mother of victim in fatal drunk driving case says sentence too short
The mother of an 18-year-old man killed by a drunken driver in Olmstead County is blasting the five year and nine month sentence of woman convicted in the case. Sondra Deward, 23 (pictured), was intoxicated and driving the wrong way in June 2011 crash, which killed Tracy Nelson's son, Tyler Hoft, and 22-year-old Emery Van Hook. Another man was seriously injured in the crash.
Former East Grand Forks priest charged with stealing wedding ring
A former associate pastor at an East Grand Forks church has been charged with stealing a wedding ring left on a kitchen sink by a parishioner. Rev. Carlos Felipe Velez Rivera, 45, has a variety of legal problems.
Garrison Keillor's mother dies at 97
The mother of iconic Minnesota author and broadcaster Garrison Keillor has died. Grace Keillor died Friday at her home in Brooklyn Park at age 97, Garrison Keillor said in a news release. The "Prairie Home Companion" star wrote, "Mother had a good, long life" and said his mother "died in the house Dad built in 1947, with her children around her holding her hand and singing hymns."
2 charged in toddler's 'horrific' death
Murder charges have been filed against a mother and boyfriend in the "horrific" death of her 19-month-old. According to a newly filed criminal complaint, the toddler's death was caused by a blood infection from an untreated burn on his hand. He also had "internal bleeding" in his stomach, a "skull fracture" and a "cigarette burn" to his foot, among other injuries.
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