Madeleine Baran Feature Archive

The Stearns County Sheriff's Office has released transcripts of two 911 calls placed on the night Cold Spring police officer Tom Decker was killed. The transcripts provide a brief firsthand account of the shooting scene. (12/18/2012)
The FBI is in Cold Spring Monday searching the Sauk River for evidence in the killing of Cold Spring Police Ofc. Tom Decker. (12/17/2012)
A state-run program for mentally ill patients, faced with overwhelming demand, moved several patients into a medical treatment area last week in a last-ditch effort to avoid legal action, according to internal emails obtained by MPR News. (12/14/2012)
Nearly two weeks ago, Officer Tom Decker was shot and killed in the central Minnesota town of Cold Spring. Police investigators don't have a suspect in custody. And they're still searching for the murder weapon. (12/11/2012)
Court documents show a Minnesota man accused of fatally shooting two teenagers has a surveillance system that recorded video of the cousins as they broke into his home Thanksgiving Day. (12/10/2012)
Officers who responded to the shooting of Cold Spring police officer Thomas Decker outside a bar last week were confused about whether to allow bar patrons to leave and where to set up a perimeter, according to an audio recording of the dispatch. (12/07/2012)
Police have released few details about the fatal shooting Thursday of Cold Spring police officer Tom Decker. (12/04/2012)
The Stearns County Attorney says she still doesn't have enough evidence to charge Ryan Larson with the murder of Cold Spring Police Officer Tom Decker. (12/04/2012)
The Olmsted County Attorney's Office decided not to charge two St. Paul police officers for alleged police brutality in the arrest of Eric Hightower in August. (11/30/2012)
Byron Smith, the Little Falls man who authorities say admitted killing two teenagers because they broke into his home, was a highly trained State Department security engineer responsible for protecting U.S. embassies from terrorism and espionage. (11/28/2012)
The Little Falls man charged with the murders of two teenagers previously worked for the U.S. State Department overseas as a security engineer. (11/27/2012)
Joseph Machlitt, who faces criminal charges for allegedly sexually abusing a boy in 1980 at a Faribault boarding school, recently worked as a substitute teacher at a private school in St. Paul. (11/26/2012)
A second former teacher at a Faribault boarding school faces criminal charges for alleged sexual abuse of a student. (11/21/2012)
Apparently, reporters around town have been acting like -- get this -- journalists. And the police department isn't too pleased. (11/20/2012)
Police have released the names of a woman and her two grandchildren killed in a fiery crash between a car and a school bus in Inver Grove Heights. (11/19/2012)