Matt Sepic Feature Archive

The father of a 15-year-old boy told Eden Prairie police that Robert James Ladwig inappropriately touched the boy during private flute lessons at the family's home. The alleged abuse was reported in June and happened over the previous three months, when the boy was 14. (10/15/2013)
The furlough mainly affects people seeking construction permits along corps-managed waterways. About 10 percent of the St. Paul district's 700 employees have been furloughed. (10/15/2013)
The Minnesota Lynx got a warm reception Monday morning as thousands of fans turned out to celebrate the team's second WNBA championship title in three years. (10/14/2013)
Authorities say all the suspects are members of the East Side Boys. They were arrested as part of an effort by Minneapolis and St. Paul police, plus the FBI and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. (10/09/2013)
Ray Widstrand is undergoing therapy at the Courage Center in Golden Valley after he was severely beaten on Aug. 4 in his St. Paul neighborhood -- and says he feels sorry for his attackers (10/09/2013)
On a team conference call, Josh Freeman said he's glad to have time to ease in to his new surroundings, after signing with the Vikings on Monday. (10/08/2013)
Mark Burrell was convicted of aggravated forgery for pretending to be his brother Steven when he signed some property tax documents in Austin, Minn. in 2007. (10/02/2013)
A North Dakota college football player has been charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of a man in south Minneapolis. (10/02/2013)
The five girls between the ages of 11 and 13 had been missing since Monday. (10/01/2013)
Here in the land of 10,000 lakes, zebra mussels and Asian carp have generally topped the list of recent marine environmental concerns. But in the 1920s, before wastewater treatment plants were built, there were far bigger problems. (09/25/2013)
Authorities still don't know if the militants who attacked a shopping mall in Kenya hold Minnesota ties. But there's no doubt some of their victims have family connections here. (09/24/2013)
Nancy Barnes, who led the Star Tribune newsroom as editor for six years marked by staff cuts, bankruptcy, stability and two Pulitzers, has announced that she's leaving the paper for a leadership post with the Houston Chronicle. (09/19/2013)
After three separate fatal accidents on Monday, State Patrol and MnDOT are warning drivers to exercise extra caution on the roads. (09/17/2013)
Firefighters responded to a house fire after an apparent gas explosion Tuesday afternoon near 31st St. and Grand Ave. South in Minneapolis. (09/17/2013)
The federal public defender's office in Minnesota is taking another big budget cut, but it's not as bad as first thought. Other public defender offices have had to cut staff after the sequester cuts kicked in. (09/16/2013)