Marino Eccher, St. Paul Pioneer Press
Tim Leslie still remembers the house on Victoria and Selby where he’d regularly respond to calls as a patrol officer from a resident who was convinced there was something landing...
ST. PAUL — U.S. Bank Stadium construction superintendent Dave Mansell felt pretty good about pulling off the project when he first reviewed the plans. Then he looked at the steel structure for the mammoth building and, as he put it, “just went, ‘Oh, (blankety-blank).’ ” The challenge proved surmountable: On Thursday, after nearly two years of construction and more than 11,000 tons of steel, he and stadium officials celebrated the placement of the building’s final beam. The girder in question was signed end-to-end by construction workers, team personnel and other visitors.
A police union-commissioned survey about attitudes toward police found what union leaders called "an overwhelmingly positive view of local law enforcement" in Minnesota despite clashes and controversies nationwide. The results...
MINNEAPOLIS – If the University of Minnesota can field a championship football team by 2020, Gov. Mark Dayton wants them to feel right at home. Dayton on Tuesday officially announced a bid to host the College Football Playoff championship game in the Vikings’ new $1 billion stadium, scheduled to open by fall 2016 and already chosen to house the 2018 Super Bowl and the 2019 NCAA tournament Final Four. “It’s worked twice,” Dayton said.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Six young Minnesota men, reportedly disillusioned with American life and swayed by a peer who’d already made the journey, tried repeatedly to travel to Syria and fight with...
HASTINGS, Minn. -- A Dakota County judge sentenced Officer Scott Patrick's killer Wednesday to life in prison with no possibility of parole. The sentence was automatic after a first-degree murder conviction for Brian Fitch Sr., handed down Monday by a jury in St. Cloud. Fitch, 40, was also sentenced to a total of more than 50 years in prison for the attempted murder of three other officers.
ST. CLOUD, Minn. -- Brian Fitch Sr.'s trial for the killing of a Mendota Heights police officer was put off Tuesday morning after another juror was excused because she was afraid she could be identified from media reports. Opening arguments, scheduled to start Tuesday morning in St. Cloud, were put off until another juror is seated. Meanwhile, defense attorneys asked with some exasperation that Dakota County District Court Judge Mary J.
LAKEVILLE, Minn. -- A Lakeville woman flipped on the bathroom fan after her shower but it didn’t work. She checked the vent, prosecutors say — and her roommate’s boyfriend’s cellphone, which was recording video, fell out. Reese Chezick, 25, was charged by summons Monday in Dakota County District Court with interference with privacy, a gross misdemeanor.
ST. PAUL -- With jurors at an impasse a week into deliberations in Jesse Ventura’s defamation trial, lawyers on both sides agreed to take a gamble: Lower the threshold for a verdict and hope the numbers fell in their favor. For the former Minnesota governor, it turned out they did. In an 8-2 verdict Tuesday in U.S. District Court in St.
ST. PAUL -- When Jesse Ventura’s defamation trial began against the estate of a Navy SEAL sniper who claimed he slugged the former Minnesota governor, defense attorneys presented a chart of witnesses they said would corroborate the story in bits and pieces. After two days of testimony this week in federal court in St. Paul, the chart boxes are starting to fill up fast. One former SEAL said he saw Ventura on the ground outside a Coronado, Calif., bar. Another said in videotaped testimony that he saw Ventura picking himself up with a bloody lip.