The 37-year-old St. Paul man who locked up traffic for six hours Tuesday on the Interstate 35E bridge over the Mississippi River was a level-one sex offender who had just reported suicidal thoughts to his parole officer, the Pioneer Press reports. He fled Eagan police when they came to check on him and ultimately had a standoff on the bridge with police that ended with officers taking him into custody.
MN researcher part of team behind 'revolutionary' discovery of ancient tooth in Laos
The molar found in a remote cave is believed to have belonged to a Denisovan girl who lived 164,000-130,000 years ago.
Gallery: Minneapolis penthouse comes with private elevator and 24-foot ceilings
The custom-designed home is on the market for $500K
Charges: Sting catches MN principal trying to hire child prostitute
Authorities alleged Mohamed Selim attempted to meet a 15-year-old girl for sex on Tuesday.
Nominate a 'local hero' to get a dozen Cub donuts from Salvation Army
The organization is looking for 1,000 volunteers to help with the effort in the metro.
Duck smashes through chopper window and hits State Patrol pilot
Two pilots were on the aircraft at the time, with one of them sustaining a head injury.
Charges: Minnetonka Nordstrom employee stole $500,000 in merchandise
Store employees used a covert camera to investigate disappearing merchandise.
Woman drives into wet concrete, gets stuck in attempt to flee police
The 53-year-old woman drove into wet concrete trying to flee police on Monday.
Family of late Rep. Hagedorn sues widow Carnahan over unpaid medical expenses
The lawsuits allege that Carnahan has yet to reimburse Hagedorn's family for medical expenses despite promising to do so.
Hail and tornadoes possible Thursday in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin
Storms are expected to fire along a warm front draped across southern Minnesota.
Bde Maka Ska pavilion construction begins next week
The former lakeside food stand, home to Lola on the Lake, caught fire in 2019.
Undercover child sex sting sees 4 men arrested in St. Louis Park
One of the men is being held as he's in a position of authority of power over children.
Sex offender who cut ankle monitor turns self in
George D. McIntosh, Jr., a level-three predatory sex offender who cut his ankle GPS monitor in Faribault and disappeared Monday, turned himself in at the Le Sueur County jail early Thursday morning, Fox 9 reports. Officials had issued a warrant for the arrest. He was released from prison under supervision on Aug. 30 after serving time for two third-degree criminal sexual conduct convictions, and he had been staying with his parents in Waterville.
Chicago gang threatens to kill a Twin Cities cop
The Chicago-based Gangster Disciples gang is furious that St. Paul police last week killed Victor Gaddy, a leader of the Twin Cities chapter of the gang, KSTP reports. So the gang has threatened to kill a Minneapolis or St. Paul police officer in retaliation. Police have heard separate reports about the hit, and now all 1,400 officers in the two cities are on "high alert," KSTP says.
Man threatens police with 'raptor attack'
Police arrested a Prior Lake man who was reportedly behaving erratically, which is putting it nicely. At one point, the police report says, the man began to "speak in tongues" and make noises "like a monkey." Then he threatened to attack an officer and said it would be like a raptor attack. South-metro blog Lazy Lightning has more ...
Minnesota's prison chief defends parole for man who killed cop
The law was changed in 1993 to mandate a life sentence without parole for anyone who kills a police officer, but Timothy Eling was sentenced under the old law, and the state's corrections commissioner says Eling is qualified for parole under those rules. But one lawmaker says he thinks the commissioner had discretion to deny parole.
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