Madeleine Baran Feature Archive

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)
At least three people died Friday in a fiery head-on collision between a school bus and a car in Inver Grove Heights, police said. (11/16/2012)
Minneapolis police have given the all clear after they responded to a report of shots fired inside a downtown office building. (11/16/2012)
Prosecutors charged a promoter of the Lumberjack Days festival in Stillwater with 10 criminal counts alleging he transferred more than money into personal bank accounts instead of paying festival contractors. (11/09/2012)
In an emotional and historic contest, Minnesota voters defeated the constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage on Tuesday, striking a blow to same-sex marriage opponents who had succeeded in passing ballot measures in 30 other states. (11/07/2012)
Rep. Michele Bachmann eked out a victory over DFL challenger Jim Graves. Meanwhile, six other incumbents won easily. Reps. Keith Ellison, Erik Paulsen, Betty McCollum, Tim Walz, Collin Peterson and John Kline all won re-election. (11/07/2012)
A Dakota County hearing that exposed problems with drug testing at the St. Paul Police crime lab concluded testimony today. (10/23/2012)
The case is one of more than a hundred in which evidence was sent to the state-run Bureau of Criminal Apprehension lab for retesting after the St. Paul crime lab suspended drug testing in July amid allegations of shoddy science. (10/22/2012)