St. Paul Pioneer Press
MINNEAPOLIS—Danny Heinrich, the man who confessed to killing Jacob Wetterling almost three decades ago, was sentenced to 20 years in prison Monday, Nov. 21, in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis. Officials set up extra courtrooms for spectators as an overflow crowd of family, media and others arrived. After victim impact statements from Wetterling's family and friends, along with a brief statement from Heinrich himself, Chief U.S. District Judge John Tunheim sentenced him to 20 years in federal prison on a child-pornography charge, as planned in a plea agreement.
ST. PAUL — In a stunning decision that shook police and protesters alike, the officer who fatally shot Philando Castile was charged with manslaughter in his death — the first Minnesota officer in recent memory charged in such an incident.
MINNEAPOLIS—Hundreds of marchers protesting the election of Donald Trump shut down Interstate 94 for more than an hour Thursday night in Minneapolis. An estimated 1,000 people gathered at about 6:30 p.m. outside the Humphrey School of Public Affairs on the University of Minnesota campus. Shortly before 8 p.m., marchers made their way onto I-94 at Riverside Avenue. Police blocked freeway traffic in both directions between Hennepin Avenue and Huron Boulevard.
RICHFIELD, Minn.—Hours before Donald Trump arrived in Minnesota for a hastily arranged rally, his fans were waiting to greet him. About 9,000 people made it inside the Richfield airport hangar to see Trump's plane pull up and hear Trump speak to the crowd for about 40 minutes. At least twice that number did not make it inside. Greeting those who made it to the hangar's entrance was Kevin Kintz, 64 of New Brighton. He handed out stickers that read: "Share a message with Hillary on her chances this Nov! Get a prison pants suit NOW!"
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson told ESPN on Wednesday that he will have surgery Thursday to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee and he could be out the rest of the season. Peterson was injured late in the third quarter of the Vikings' 17-14 victory over Green Bay on Sunday night in the first regular-season game at U.S. Bank Stadium. He has what he said is a "bucket handle tear." "I'm told that it's a minimum of three, four months out and up to six months usually," Peterson told ESPN.
ST. PAUL — A St. Paul man was accused of crawling under the dividing wall of a Kmart changing room, terrifying the 8-year-old girl who was there changing her clothes, according to a criminal complaint filed Tuesday in Ramsey County District Court.
WEST ST. PAUL, Minn. -- A Mendota Heights police officer was shot and killed this afternoon during a traffic stop near Dodd Road and Smith Avenue in West St. Paul,...
ST. PAUL -- Heavy rains across Minnesota have closed roads and flooded farm fields and basements and are pushing rivers -- including the Mississippi -- over flood stage. The National...
ST. PAUL -- In a speech at St. Paul's Union Depot on Wednesday, President Barack Obama will lay out his vision for a national transportation system that "puts Americans back...