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.
Boy found dead in trunk of car in Mound was kindergartner
"It is horrifying and difficult to process a tragedy of this magnitude, especially in our close-knit community," the superintendent wrote.
Man found yelling for help after being shot in Minneapolis
The shooting occurred on the 800 block of Elwood Avenue North at around 9:15 p.m.
Minneapolis North principal says she was fired, district says otherwise
“MPS requires schools to follow protocols in times like that and I did not,” Friestleben 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.
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.
Man kicked by St. Paul police in video pleads not guilty to charges
The St. Paul man at the center of a police brutality investigation has pleaded not guilty to aggravated stalking, terroristic threats and criminal damage to property, reports the Pioneer Press.
St. Paul motorcyclist pleads guilty to hitting 4-year-old
A motorcyclist has admitted to a hit-and-run involving a four-year-old St. Paul boy who was headed to his birthday party. Twenty-five-year-old Ernest Jonas of St. Paul pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal vehicular operation in Ramsey County. Sentencing is set for Aug. 6.
Driver arrested in alleged car-surfing accident that kills St. Paul man
A St. Paul man has been arrested in connection with the death of another St. Paul man after an alleged car-surfing accident in Wisconsin Saturday. Shawn Swanson, 21, was reportedly riding on top of a moving car when he fell onto the pavement and died, the Burnett County, Wis., Sheriff's Office, said. The driver of the vehicle, Cole T. Fohrenkamm, 21, of St. Paul, was arrested on suspicion of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle.
Former TSA worker pleads guilty to hate crime, assaulting elderly Somali man
A man from Minneapolis pleaded guilty to a federal hate crime after attacking an 83-year-old Somali man outside a bar. George Thompson admitted he assaulted the man only because he thought he was Somali or Muslim. He could face up to 10 years in prison.
Alleged "Man in Black" pleads not guilty to 13 bank robberies
Mark Wetsch is charged with 13 counts of armed bank robbery in various towns around Minnesota. He was arrested after a robbery in Brewster, Minnesota, last month. Authorities say he referred to other robberies.
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