Prosecutors claim the man accused of fatally shooting a Mendota Heights police officer has committed crimes while in prison. A court brief filed Monday in Dakota County alleges Brian Fitch Sr. conspired to commit murder and tamper with a witness while behind bars for a prior offense at Oak Park Heights maximum security prison.
Supporters of a large demonstration at the Mall of America last month are urging the City of Bloomington not to pursue charges for disrupting retailers and shoppers. Several people at the Bloomington City Council meeting Monday night asked prosecutors to reconsider.
A northern Minnesota man has pleaded not guilty to the child abuse death of his infant son. Thirty-eight-year-old Emery Jenkins of Deer River entered his plea to a single count of second-degree murder in Itasca County court Monday. His trial was set for March.
Police say a man has died after a double shooting at a Brainerd apartment building that also wounded a woman. Brainerd Police Chief Corky McQuiston says 31-year-old Joseph Kroll of Brainerd died from a gunshot wound to his head.
The Minnesota women's basketball team has cracked the Associated Press national rankings for the first time in nearly nine years. The AP Top 25 poll released on Monday had the Gophers at No. 23. This is their first AP ranking since March 13, 2006.
The public has a chance to weigh in this week on a proposed pipeline that would increase the amount of oil flowing across Minnesota by 225,000 barrels a day. About half of a proposed 612-mile pipeline would run through northern Minnesota, carrying oil from North Dakota to Superior, Wisconsin.
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