Rory Kuenzi, 27, was sentenced to 11 years in prison after pleading no contest to animal mistreatment charges. Kuenzi is already in prison, serving time for killing a pedestrian while driving drunk.
NHL announces make-up dates for Wild postponements
The Wild will play 40 games in the final 77 days of the regular season.
Group says Mayo should be 'severely punished' over research puppy's death
The puppy died two days after undergoing a procedure at a Mayo research facility.
Charges: Man kidnapped woman, sexually assaulted her at gunpoint
The suspect faces three separate felony charges.
St. Cloud 'Boogaloo Boi' who discussed attack on MN Capitol gets 2 years
He was charged with illegally possessing a machine gun.
High school basketball team returns from game to find bus driver dead
Members of the girls team returned to the bus to find the driver unresponsive.
Minnesota AG sues COVID testing site, alleging it sent false results
Sometimes the company didn't send people their results at all, the lawsuit alleges.
UnitedHealth Group says it made $287B last year, $24B of it profit
The corporation's Optum business represented a significant chunk of that total.
Friend arrives at couple's home, stabs one of them after being asked to leave
The couple say their friend was "not acting right."
Walz's $2.7B infrastructure plan includes $940M for climate projects
Projects will help Minnesota prevent or adapt to climate change and mitigate its impacts, the governor says.
Underwood man sentenced for slitting dog's throat
Benjamin Staavas was sentenced to one year in prison for animal mistreatment, but with time served he is scheduled for release next week. Staavas is accused of cutting the throat of his German Shepherd, Star, and leaving the animal for dead. Star survived and has since been placed in a new home.
Fergus Falls man with 20 DWI arrests sent to prison for second time
A Fergus Falls man was sentenced to five years in prison Wednesday for a felony DWI conviction. Richard Papenfuss, 62, has over 20 DWI arrests on his record and has already served prison time for a previous DWI. In the Twin Cities, a Plymouth woman was arrested Thursday morning for probable cause DWI. She had already served prison time for hitting a killing a man in 2010.
Minnesota woman gets 60 months in prison for role in mortgage fraud scheme
A woman from Savage was sentenced to 60 months in prison Friday for her role in a multi-million-dollar mortgage fraud scheme that victimized lenders across the country. Barbara Lynnae Puro, 49, was sentenced after pleading guilty in March to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.
Drunk driver with 27 offenses exits prison
Danny Bettcher, 59, is well known in a pocket of central Minnesota as the man who has racked up 27 drunk driving offenses, believed to be the most in the state, the Fargo Forum reports. On Friday, he's being released after more than three years in prison, but for some he remains a symbol of the state's inability to prevent repeat drunken drivers from climbing behind the wheel.
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.
Vise thrower sentenced to more than 6 years in prison
Gerret Parks of Bloomington was sentenced to six years and three months in prison Tuesday morning after admitting to throwing dangerous items, including a bench vise, at oncoming vehicles in Bloomington. District Judge Lyonel Norris said he was left "speechless" by the crimes and described Parks as a "disturbed person."
Minn. prisons to let inmates get email
Minnesota prisons are joining other states nationwide that are allowing inmates to receive emails. MPR reports that the emails, which began this week, are coordinated by Iowa-based Advanced Technologies Group, which sends the emails to prison mailrooms. The messages are then printed out by staff members and delivered along with regular mail.
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