Matt Sepic Feature Archive

In a rare move, the Minnesota Supreme Court has overturned the civil commitment of a man confined to the Minnesota Sex Offender Program. The ruling does not mean the convicted rapist at the center of case, Cedrick Ince, will walk free immediately. But it may point the way for lawmakers who are trying to overhaul the controversial program. (04/24/2014)
As the Washington State Patrol joins in the search for the leader of a Christian group charged in Minnesota with 59 counts of criminal sexual conduct, a former member of the group's parent organization is shedding new light on 52-year old Victor Barnard. (04/17/2014)
After an independent arbitrator ruled that Minnesota State University, Mankato must reinstate him with back pay, and flanked by his wife and lawyers at a Minneapolis news conference, an often emotional Todd Hoffner said he's glad to have his old job back. (04/16/2014)
Byron Smith faces two counts of premeditated, first-degree murder of two teenagers in a case that rocked Little Falls, Minn. and stirred debate about just how far a person can go to protect one's home from a potential threat. (04/14/2014)
Police in Grand Forks say a five-year-old girl is safe after someone stole her mother's vehicle with the child inside it. (04/09/2014)
A 1998 graduate of Ohio University, new Gopher women's basketball coach Marlene Stollings started her college playing career at Ohio State. Before coming to the U she led VCU, and ha also been an assistant at Mississippi, Saint Louis, Wright State, New Mexico State and Jacksonville. (04/08/2014)
As in the game of baseball, running a modern ballpark requires careful attention to detail. Someone has to take charge of the things most fans wouldn't think about, necessities such as trash cans, and niceties, like the red, white and blue bunting that hangs in the stands every opening day. (04/07/2014)
Prosecutors say 52-year-old Gregory Jaunich of North Oaks took $1.5 million from investors in 2006 and 2007 and promised to use the money to develop a wind energy project near Fargo in Clay County, Minn. (04/02/2014)
The span is scheduled to open in 2016, and will replace the aging Stillwater Lift Bridge. (03/31/2014)
Major construction work resumes Monday on the Minnesota approach to the new St. Croix River bridge. (03/30/2014)
Two people were hospitalized after an early morning fire broke out at a home in St. Paul's Hamline-Midway neighborhood. (03/30/2014)
The passenger train travels daily between Chicago and the Pacific Northwest. Westbound trips starting in St. Paul will take 90 minutes longer beginning on April 15, Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari said. (03/27/2014)
This year is turning out to be a much better for the Minnesota Orchestra than either of the previous two. (03/27/2014)
Riverwood Centers Community Behavioral Healthcare, a nonprofit that operated in five counties, shut down abruptly last week because of financial problems. The nonprofit operated in five counties in east-central Minnesota. (03/25/2014)
The crash started just before 1 p.m., the Minnesota Department of Transportation said. (03/24/2014)