The following articles first appeared on Patch sites throughout the South Metro region during the past week. To read the full articles, click on the headline links.
Dakota County Attorney: Mom knew of abuse and failed to stop it.
Police say Dwayne Washington choked the victim, threatened to kill her and kept a gun in the closet which had its serial number illegally scratched off.
Police say Rachael Marie Morey used a forged check to buy gift cards at an Apple Valley store, and that she had methamphetamine and stolen credit cards and Social Security cards in her purse when she was arrested.
Police say Marvin Robert Uecker Jr. fired a revolver through the door of a Burnsville hotel room, and the bullet pierced the door across the hall, frightening a man and a woman and causing them to flee the hotel.
On Wednesday, a federal jury found Arthur J. Chappell, 40, guilty of trafficking underage girls through Craigslist and Backpage, as well as possession and production of child pornography.
A nearby video camera caught at least two suspects lighting a car on fire. Eagan Fire Chief Mike Scott believes the act wasn't "random."
Three Minneapolis residents face charges for allegedly attacking a victim in an Eagan park, shooting him repeatedly with a BB gun, tasering him and spraying pepper spray in his face.
Police say Daniel James Trucker, already facing trial for breaking into a Lakeville woman's house out of love, was caught drinking and driving and fled police when they tried to arrest him.
Police say Joseph John Litchy of Richfield stole jewelry from the woman while she was in the hospital's intensive care unit, then pawned it.
Based on Minnesota sentencing guidelines, Anthony Lawrence Rubio, 28, will likely serve 22 months behind bars.
A Northfield man found John Stephen Bense unconscious in his kitchen after Bense—who was undergoing addiction treatment—apparently injected heroin.
South St. Paul
Toby Terrell Rogers was charged with six felonies after police say he police say he beat up his pregnant girlfriend, choked her son and punched her mother in a drunken rage.