St. Paul Pioneer Press
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — Danny Heinrich, Jacob Wetterling’s killer, is being held temporarily in Oklahoma. Heinrich, 53, is at the Oklahoma City Federal Transfer Center, awaiting transport to the federal prison where he will serve the remainder of his 20-year sentence.
LAKE ELMO, Minn. — Ryan Mathis took to basketball at a young age. The young Woodbury man proudly wore No. 24 for the East Ridge High School Raptors until his graduation in 2014. Then it was off to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he studied landscape architecture. On Monday, Dec. 26 his life was cut short. Shortly before 3 p.m., Mathis, 21, apparently lost control of the car he was driving near Lake Elmo Park Reserve.
EAGAN, Minn. — Three teenagers were robbed at gunpoint Tuesday morning near Eagan High School, police said. The three juvenile victims told police they were involved in an attempted drug exchange at 9:35 a.m. with three other people in a parking lot at Northview Park, located northwest of the high school and Dakota Hills Middle School in the southeast Twin Cities suburb. One of the three other people pointed a gun at the juveniles and demanded valuables, according to a police news release.
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, according to Dakota County dispatch. City Council member Ultan Duggan said the officer died from his injuries suffered during the shooting. “It’s a hard day for all of Mendota Heights,” Duggan said. “You think this will never happen to you and then out of the blue … boom here is what happens.”