Branden J. Fourre, 22, pleaded guilty in Ramsey County District Court on Thursday to kidnapping and second-degree assault in a Jan. 28-31 attack on his girlfriend. He faces up to eight years in prison. According to charges, Fourre accused the woman of infidelity, bound her and repeatedly yelled at her, put a shotgun to her head and beat her with a pool stick.
Banned items at the MN GOP State Convention attract attention
No plague of locusts, we're afraid.
Minnesota part of the top 2 hurricane force wind events since 2004
Photo above shows the ominous view in Marshall, Minnesota as a dangerous line of storms approached Thursday afternoon.
DFL efforts to pass abortion, reproductive health bills blocked in Senate
The push to pass a slate of abortion and healthcare-related bills comes after a leaked Supreme Court opinion draft indicated Roe v Wade will be overturned.
Teen hospitalized after going missing for 40 mins in St. Croix River
The teen was located around 40 minutes after he had gone under water.
Thursday performances of Runestone! canceled due to COVID cases
This weekend's performances are still going ahead, History Theatre says.
Storms cause grain bin to fall, killing one in Kandiyohi County
The National Weather Service confirmed the death on Thursday evening.
Ferocious winds, possible tornadoes leave destruction in MN
Numerous reports of tornadoes and nearly 100 mph straight-line winds.
Canoe carrying 4 overturns near St. John's University
Of the four, only one was wearing a lifejacket when the boat capsized Wednesday.
MN's craft alcohol makers back new push to loosen state's liquor laws
The pushback includes loosening restrictions on growler sales for bigger craft breweries and a more direct line of spirit sales to customers.
Twin Cities placed in tornado watch ahead of intense line of storms
Photo above is a view from Marshall as the line of storms moved through Thursday evening.
St. Paul man charged with brutal 15 hour assault
Sonny James Drury was charged Thursday with felony domestic assault and false imprisonment after an Oct. 7th incident where he ordered his girlfriend into her car and repeatedly assaulted her. The woman says Drury was upset about an impending return to prison.
St. Paul student, 16, admits to school lunchroom pipe attack
A 16-year-old St. Paul boy has admitted to striking a fellow student with a metal pipe at Johnson High School last month. Joshua Yang pleaded guilty Friday in Ramsey County Court to second-degree assault for striking an 18-year-old student at the school's cafeteria May 21.
St. Paul man sentenced to 30 years for killing man, stabbing wife in eyes
A St. Paul man who pleaded guilty to charges of stabbing his wife in the eyes and killing a man he believed to be her lover has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. Pah Ber, 49, received two years less than the recommended sentence by the Ramsey County Probation Department for the November incident. Ber's wife, who has regained some sight in her eyes after four surgeries, pleaded for leniency for her husband in the sentencing.
St. Paul man accused of DUI with 3 children in car
A St. Paul man is accused of driving under the influence with his three children in the car, according to police. James Juan Catrone Parker, 34, was pulled over Wednesday morning by a Wisconsin state trooper on I-94 in St. Croix County, and was also charged with possession of marijuana and ecstasy. The children are ages 4, 6 and 16.
St. Paul man pleads guilty to stabbing wife's eyes, killing her alleged lover
A St. Paul man pleaded guilty Friday to first-degree assault and second-degree murder in a 2011 case where he stabbed out the eyes of his wife, and then stabbed to death a man he alleged to be her lover. Prosecutors will be seeking a prison sentence of at least 39 years for Pah Ber, 49, when he is sentenced Aug. 31.
St. Paul man laughs throughout murder sentencing
Adrian Flowers laughed and smiled throughout his sentencing in the murder of Dekota Galtney. It was odd behavior after the judge had given him a break, noting among other factors that Flowers had previously expressed remorse. The judge sentenced Flowers to about two years less than what had been agreed upon by the prosecution and defense in the plea deal.
Leader of St. Paul Chamber Orchestra stepping down
Sarah Lutman joined the orchestra in December 2008. She is leaving to begin her own consulting practice. MPR reports her last day as president and managing director is March 1.
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