Prison staff said they found 30-year-old Shane Lawrence Cooper dead Monday afternoon.
Judges would have the option of sending sex offenders who have completed their sentences to less restrictive treatment programs instead of to prison-like treatment facilities where most are detained indefinitely if state legislators decide to accept the recommendations of a special state panel.
The Mississippi River plant needs the OK of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Army Corps of Engineers and a number of state agencies before it can proceed.
A judge has denied a request to drop first-degree murder charges against a Little Falls man accused of killing two teens in his house.
First-degree murder charges will stand against a Little Falls, Minn., man accused of killing two intruders last year.
A Ramsey County jury today convicted another member of a family prosecutors say operated a wide-ranging sex trafficking ring in the Twin Cities.
Just eight adult wolves and possibly a few pups remain in the protected wilderness area. That's down from a peak of 50 in 1980, and the animals are showing signs of inbreeding. The question facing park officials: Intervene to save the pack, or let nature run its course?
The suspect in the death of Dr. Stephen Larson expressed hostility toward the doctor before shooting him to death last week, Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek said.
Minnesota lawmakers are asking questions about licensing procedures for nurses following a newspaper investigation.
Officials with the Minnesota Sex Offender Program say they are moving forward with plans to move a half-dozen civilly-committed offenders from a treatment facility in St. Peter to a less restrictive campus in Cambridge.
Business and civic leaders in Minneapolis are continued Wednesday to press state lawmakers for bond funding to upgrade Nicollet Mall.
Kevin Covlin, 51, was the only person aboard the Piper PA-22 when it crashed on takeoff from Princeton's municipal airport.
Minnetonka police have released the names of the officers who fatally shot Michael Tray of Austin, Minn., at an apartment complex last week.
City Manager Mark Karnowski said the crash occurred about 12:45 p.m. He said the plane went down about 150 yards west of the runway.
The patients range in age from 15 months to seven years and are from the Twin Cities metro area. They all had contact with animals at Dehn's Pumpkins in Dayton, Minnesota.