Minn. couple accused of starving son enter plea A southern Minnesota couple accused of starving their adopted son to the point that authorities said his bones were protruding reached a plea agreement with prosecutors Monday.October 21, 2013
Minn. man guilty of assault in sword stabbing Jurors deliberated more than four hours before finding Kyle McClain guilty of first- and second-degree assault Thursday.
McClain did not deny stabbing Richard Stewart on the night of Feb. 18, but said it was an accident.October 19, 2013
Pentagon Papers lawyer says 'don't buy every claim of national security.' And "ignore the First Amendment at your peril." James Goodale, former lawyer for the New York Times in the 1971 Pentagon Papers case, giving the annual Silha Lecture at the University of Minnesota, October 16, 2013. Goodale is out with a new book, "Fighting for the Press: the Inside Story of the Pentagon Papers and Other Battles." He says the issues of national security and press freedom that were central to that case remain current today.Minnesota Public Radio News Presents, October 18, 2013
Archdiocese was warned of priest's correspondence with a possible minor In a letter to then-vicar general Kevin McDonough, parishioner Kate Ternus described her concerns about the contents of the Rev. Jon Shelley's computer. Her family received Shelley's used computer in 2004, and the archdiocese later determined it contained "borderline illegal" pornography. The letter dated Sept. 17, 2004 mentions a local Catholic high school and could indicate for the first time that Shelley's behavior may have gone beyond pornography.October 18, 2013
Domestic violence sweep leads to 12 arrests Dozens of law enforcement personnel -- including sheriff's deputies, probation officers, as well as representatives from Immigration Customs Enforcement Fugitive Operations, U.S. Marshal's Service -- spent the day tracking down domestic abuse suspects.October 16, 2013
Teen to be tried as adult in East Side beating Prosecutors say Cindarion De'Angelo Butler was among the five people who attacked 26-year-old Ray Widstrand on Aug. 4 as he tried to walk past a street fight near his home on St. Paul's East Side.October 16, 2013
Man pleads guilty to drug conspiracy on oil patch Fifty-year-old Brian Dahl, also known as Kodiak, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Bismarck to conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance and brandishing a firearm during a drug trafficking crime.October 16, 2013