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New bills will target Minnesota’s ‘criminal-first’ prosecutors

Minnesota lawmakers have begun an effort to combat state weakness in prosecuting dangerous criminals. State Sen. Paul Gazelka, a Republican from East Gull Lake, is...

St. Paul police issue warning about increase in robberies 

The city of St. Paul has experienced 14 robberies or attempted robberies in just the first 12 days of the year, according to police. “Some...

Man who tried to run over firefighter released on zero bail...

A Minneapolis man who attempted to run over a firefighter with his vehicle was released from custody Monday with zero bail required by Hennepin...

Woman carjacked during middle school basketball game

A carjacking took place during a middle school basketball game in Plymouth, Minnesota, on Sunday afternoon. Chace B. Anderson, superintendent of Wayzata Public Schools, wrote...

Minneapolis, St. Paul see first homicides of 2022 

Both Minneapolis and St. Paul recorded their first homicides of 2022 over the weekend, according to police. Both cities either broke or tied their all-time...

Mayor Frey pleads with Minneapolis schools to stay open so kids...

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey is calling on local schools to remain open so that juveniles have far fewer opportunities to engage in carjackings and...

Edina police: Woman punched, maced during attempted carjacking 

A 49-year-old woman was “punched and sprayed with mace” during an attempted carjacking Friday night in Edina, according to police. Police say they were called...

Criminal released for funeral by Kim Potter judge fails to return...

A violent criminal with a “lengthy juvenile delinquency history involving assault and weapons offenses” was temporarily released from jail for a funeral by Hennepin...

Minneapolis carjacking investigations backed up several weeks

Carjacking victims in Minneapolis have been waiting up to eight weeks to get their cars back after police recover them. Crime Watch Minneapolis posted an...

Man charged in Stella’s arson gets spun out under plea deal

Tyler Michael Ferguson, 22, took a plea deal that dismissed an arson charge levied against him for setting fire to a seafood restaurant in...