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July 12, 2012
Schaffhausen appears in young girls' murder case
A man accused in the deaths of his three young daughters in a gruesome incident at a River Falls residence last Tuesday made his initial appearance...
July 12, 2012 - 2:35pm
July 10, 2012
Woodbury Facebook hacker sentenced on 13 identity theft counts
A case that prosecutors said is emblematic of the hazards of sharing information online has led to jail time and thousands in fines for a Woodbury man. A Washington County district court judge on June 22 sentenced Woodbury resident Timothy Noirjean to 150 days in jail, five years...
July 10, 2012 - 1:56pm
May 4, 2012
UPDATE: Male, female crash victims identified
Police on Friday identified the teenage driver killed in a single-vehicle crash that left a passenger hospitalized. Woodbury police named the...
May 4, 2012 - 7:26am
April 25, 2012
Woman corrections guard found not guilty of sexual conduct with juvenile male inmates
Jurors acquitted former Minnesota Correctional Facility-Red Wing guard Suzanne Marie Walstrom on all counts this afternoon. The verdict came within a couple hours of attorneys giving their closing arguments. Walstrom, 39, Plum City, was accused of having sexual relationships,...
April 25, 2012 - 2:40pm
April 23, 2012
Complaint: Alleged Woodbury, Minn., burglar took cellphone video of break-in
A Woodbury teenager accused of documenting a burglary he committed on cellphone video made his first court appearance this month in Washington County District Court. The suspect, Paul T. Harrington, was charged in March with two counts of second-degree burglary - felony charges that...
April 23, 2012 - 12:07pm
April 12, 2012
Charges: Woodbury woman dispensed harsh discipline regimen, beat girl with spoon
A juvenile female showed up at the Woodbury Middle School nurse's office last week with bruises on her body and a story of painful discipline. The girl, whose story was recounted to police by a school nurse, had allegedly been forced to hold a chair over her head for two hours while...
April 12, 2012 - 9:37am
April 5, 2012
Former Minnesota sheriff sentenced to pay $113,000 restitution amount in Woodbury case
A former central Minnesota sheriff accused of swindling a Woodbury businessman out of money was sentenced last month to a $113,000 restitution payment. Von Forest Thompson, Kanabec County sheriff from 1983 to 1999, entered a guilty plea in January to one count of theft by swindl...
April 5, 2012 - 10:45am
March 22, 2012
Charges issued against Woodbury man accused of possessing 35 pounds of pot
Formal charges were filed this month against a Woodbury man accused of possessing more than 35 pounds of marijuana, along with other drugs in his Upper Afton Road residence. Frank A. Santovi Jr. was charged March 14 with three felonies: first-degree cocaine possession, third-degree...
March 22, 2012 - 1:27pm
March 13, 2012
Twin Cities man who fenced stolen goods sentenced to prison, $750,000 fine
A man who admitted to selling stolen property out of his Woodbury business was sentenced today in federal court to six months in prison and a $750,000 fine. U.S. District Court Chief Judge Michael Davis issued the sentence for Christopher Allen Janota, of St. Paul. The 43-year-old...
March 13, 2012 - 1:52pm
March 8, 2012
Cottage Grove, Minn., man charged with raping pre-teen girl more than 100 times
An unrelated assault case led to the discovery that a Cottage Grove man allegedly raped a pre-teenage girl over 100 times during her life, according to police and court records. Johnathan R. Beying, 30, was charged in Washington County District Court with four felony counts of first-degree...
March 8, 2012 - 11:11am
March 6, 2012
UPDATE: Prairie Island nuclear plant terminates "unusual event" notice
Prairie Island nuclear plant has terminated its "notification of unusual event." The event was declared today at 6:24 a.m. and ended at 11:36 a.m. following "thorough assessment of plant conditions" and Unit 2's coolant system, Xcel Energy officials said. The alert was triggered...
March 6, 2012 - 1:41pm
March 1, 2012
Afton, Minn., man accused of burglarizing garage for parts to fix his wreck
An Afton man is accused of burglarizing a garage on Monday in hopes of stealing spare parts to fix the truck he had just crashed while driving drunk. Washington County prosecutors on Tuesday charged Zachary R. Zimmerman, 24, with third-degree burglary - a felony - and one count of...
March 1, 2012 - 7:51am
February 25, 2012
Rallying 'Idol' votes
Reed Grimm's fate on "American Idol" now rests with viewers. He advanced into the top 24 contestants after Wednesday night's program. Public...
February 25, 2012 - 12:00am
February 16, 2012
Man accused of beheading Woodbury woman's pet snake
Bail conditions were set Wednesday for a man accused of entering his ex-girlfriend's Woodbury home and ripping the head off her pet snake. Woodbury police arrested the man, 38-year-old Brian Jeffrey Schmidt of Anoka, on Tuesday - two days after the woman returned to her house to...
February 16, 2012 - 8:00am
February 14, 2012
Police: Woodbury, Minn., woman jumps from second-story balcony to escape assault
A Woodbury woman told police she had to jump from a second-story balcony last week in order to escape a domestic assault. According to a police report, the woman appeared to have sustained a lower leg injury in the Feb. 5 fall, but made it to a neighbor's house during the escape....
February 14, 2012 - 2:21pm