A former Lutheran pastor from Gibbon goes to trial in Sibley Co., on accusations he had inappropriate contact with a 16-year-old girl. He's also accused of stalking and accessing the girl's email.
2 armed suspects rob victim at U of M concert hall
The two suspects pointed guns at the victim.
Nine police agencies called in for crowd control after 2 shot in West St. Paul
Police say a large group "attempted to take control" of part of the crime scene.
Brooklyn Center approves $1.3M public safety budget, including policing reforms
The city will use some money from the police department for the new programs.
Snow impacting morning commute across southern Minnesota
A quick inch could make a bit of a mess on the roads.
Minnesota United star allegedly hit teen with gun in Argentina
The 26-year-old could face charges in Argentina.
Kirk Ciarocca returning to Gophers as offensive coordinator
The architect of the 2019 offense will look to revive the Gophers.
Klobuchar says Congress should pass law to protect abortion rights
Her comments came as the Supreme Court appears poised to weaken — or gut — Roe v. Wade
Hello, winter: List of the coldest wind chills in MN Monday morning
The state went from a relatively mild start of the season, to downright frigid wind chills.
1 CWD-positive deer in Brainerd Lakes area, so surveillance will continue
The CWD monitoring measures were supposed to end after this year.
MN program will train, hire 1,000 nursing assistants for long-term care
The facilities are facing a severe staffing shortage.
Lutheran pastor at the center of church controversy over gay clergy moving to Minnesota
Bradley Schmeling resigned from his post at an Atlanta church and will join Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in St. Paul. Pastors Schmeling and Darin Easler made national news and triggered a fierce fight within the Lutheran community when they made their relationship public. Church leadership removed both men from the clergy roster but later reinstated them after the church voted to accept gay clergy members in relationships.
Minneapolis-area Lutherans elect Minnesota's first female bishop
The majority of Lutheran representatives attending an annual assembly Saturday afternoon voted to install Ann Svennungsen as the new bishop of the ELCA's Minneapolis synod. The Star Tribune reports Svennungsen is currently an interim college pastor at St. Olaf College in Northfield. She will now lead the nation's largest Lutheran synod.
Rochester women go to trial on terrorism support charges
Trial starts Monday for two Rochester women accused of providing support to a Somali terrorist group. Prosecutors says Amina Farah Ali and Hawo Mohamed Hassan are part of a pipeline that funneled money to the rebel group al-Shabab. They are charged with raising money to help the group recruit young men to fight in Somalia.
Lutherans voice opposition to marriage amendment
The Star Tribune reports the majority of Lutheran representatives attending an annual assembly of the Minneapolis Area Synod of the ELCA voted against the constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage. This is the first major Lutheran body to go on the record against the amendment. The St. Paul Area Synod will hold its annual assembly in May.
Minneapolis cop charged with felony assault posts bail, claims self-defense
Sgt. David Clifford left jail Tuesday morning after a judge set bail at $15,000 with conditions. He is charged with third-degree assault after a bar fight Saturday night left a man with severe injuries. Clifford claims he acted in self-defense. The man Clifford is accused of punching, Brian Vander Lee, was showing small signs of recovery after two brain surgeries and nearly 40 hours on life-support.
Minnesota mail carrier facing felony theft charge
The Austin Daily Herald reports Doyle Tarrence of Spring Valley is accused of stealing money from greeting cards in the Lyle area last year. According to court records, the 47-year-old postal carrier has admitted to taking $200 to $300 over a four-month period.
Minnesota ethanol plant faces felony charges
Southwest Minnesota ethanol cooperative Corn Plus faces felony charges after federal regulators accuse them of misleading reports about pollution equipment. The latest complaint says company officials falsely claim pollution equipment was working when it wasn't. It's the latest in a series of environmental infractions.
Trial starts for Fargo doctor accused of drugging wife
Jury selection began Monday in the trial of surgeon Jon Norberg, who is accused of drugging his wife with the powerful anesthetic propofol, the drug that featured prominently in the death of pop singer Michael Jackson. Norberg is accused sexually assaulting his wife Alonna Norberg, alos a doctor, while she was sedated.
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