The following stories first appeared last week on this Patch, or those of our neighbors throughout the South Metro region. To read the full story, click on the headline link.
Craig John Ehrnreiter and Michael Francis Hermanowski were arrested within 14 hours of one another in separate incidents in which they were accused of threatening others with loaded guns.
Eric James Hunter, 44, will also be required to pay restitution.
Man Charged with Raping 10-Year-Old Burnsville Girl
Police say Terrance Trevelle Hill raped the child after she woke up from a nightmare and sought comfort.
Police say James Bradley Hoop left voice-mail messages for police, threatening them and using expletives.
Eagan Man Arrested for Home Burglary in Plymouth
Timothy Paul Afanasiev, whose criminal record includes convictions for burglary and theft, is accused of breaking into a home on the morning after Christmas and stealing electronics.
Inver Grove Heights
Christopher Cubie, 50, has been charged with felony malicious punishment of a child following a Jan. 3 incident.
A woman was arrested following a traffic stop in South St. Paul last August.
Erick Oie says Allied Waste Services of North America forced him to work on diesel engines in an unventilated area, then forced him to quit because company officials wouldn't correct the problems.
Police say John Edward Harmon, a former Faribault police officer, harassed his ex-girlfriend via phone and text message, threatening to "blow his brains out" in front of her.
Police say Peter Gustavo Gesualdo cut the man with a butterfly knife, then threatened to slash another man's throat.
Charges: Man Sold Methamphetamine to Police Informant
Vernon Ole Grimsrud, 53, faces two felony drug charges in relation to the incident, which allegedly took place on Sept. 20.
Nicholas Eugene Tenhoff and two 17-year-olds are accused of beating, kicking and robbing a man in Northfield early on the morning of Jan. 6.
UPDATED: Man Faces Felony Heroin Charges
Police say they found large quantities of heroin and marijuana in Jacob Robert Duffy's home when they executed a search warrant.
Police pursue suspect from Shakopee to parking lot of Savage Target.
Man who led Shakopee Police on high-speed chase also suspected of robbing another shoe store in Coon Rapids.
Calls from residents helped police track down and arrest a suspect, who has since been charged with three felonies.