Two years into a pilot project that aggressively prosecutes domestic violence offenders, Maplewood and White Bear Lake authorities say they've seen more convictions, more trials and fewer downgraded charges.
Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek says a woman shot to death at a busy intersection in Plymouth appears to be a victim of domestic violence, and the man suspected of killing her died in an exchange of gunfire with police
Barden Park was buzzing with people at the 23rd annual Take Back the Night event last (Thursday) night. Take Back the Night is a national event honoring victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
The Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women is seeking more money to prevent domestic violence. Liz Richards, the coalition's executive director, says the group is seeking an additional $1.5 million a year for advocacy services.
Fewer Minnesotans died as the result of domestic violence in 2012. An annual report from the Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women says 18 people were killed in domestic violence situations last year, the lowest number since 1991.