Conrad Wilson Feature Archive

It's going to be a little harder to keep fish at one of the state's most popular fishing spots this year. Concern about walleye in Lake Mille Lacs where the population is at its lowest level in decades has prompted regulators to cut the total amount of walleye that can be taken from the lake. It's a measure aimed to balance the needs of the lake's ecosystem and the region's economy. (01/29/2013)
A new report on drug trends in the Twin Cities shows heroin use remains a growing problem, while the abuse of opiate-based pain killers, like methadone and OxyContin, may be slowing. (01/28/2013)
Drug dealers have a new reason to consider the consequences of their trade. Last year, Minnesota prosecutors charged more dealers for murder in overdose cases than at any time in the last decade. (01/23/2013)
The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe announced plans Tuesday to purchase two hotels in downtown St. Paul. If the deal goes through, it will give the bands ownership of nearly half of the capital city's downtown hotel rooms. (01/08/2013)
Thursday marks four weeks since police officer Thomas Decker was killed outside a Cold Spring bar, and investigators still do not have a suspect in custody. (12/27/2012)
Police missed their best chances to catch the Tom Decker's killer in the minutes, hours and days following the shooting of the Cold Spring police officer, according to several people in the criminal justice system who have watched the case unfold. (12/21/2012)
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined Verso Paper Corp. for the explosion and fire that killed one employee and injured four others at its Sartell paper plant last May. (12/19/2012)
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)
A central Minnesota man charged with killing two teenage cousins who broke into his home on Thanksgiving is out of jail. (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)
The man charged with the murder of two teens in Little Falls last month will appear in court on Monday afternoon. (12/16/2012)
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)
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)
Investigators are still searching for the .20 gauge shotgun they believed was used to kill Cold Spring Police Officer Tom Decker last Thursday night while responding to calls from the family of 34-year-old Ryan Larson. (12/06/2012)
State officials estimate several thousand people are attending a funeral service for slain Cold Spring police officer Tom Decker. (12/05/2012)