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WEST ST. PAUL, Minn. — A YouTube video of a West St. Paul officer arresting a man last month after he refused to show his identification has led to at least a dozen death threats against the police department, the city said Thursday, July 6.
HASTINGS, Minn. — A 28-year-old South St. Paul man who fatally shot a customer and injured another person at a Dollar Tree store in Burnsville has been sentenced to 32½ years in prison. Dakota County District Judge Michael Mayer on Monday, June 19 sentenced Grant David Hendrickson for killing 69-year-old Donald Joseph Hortsch of Rosemount, who died of a bullet wound to the head, and injuring a 26-year-old man who was left paralyzed. On June 6, Hendrickson pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and second-degree attempted murder.
EAGAN, Minn. — A Minnesota Vikings team official said Wednesday that training camp could end up in Eagan as soon as 2018, but he also stressed that a decision to relocate from Mankato has not been made. Although the team is under contract to hold training camp on the Minnesota State Mankato campus for the next two years, chief operating officer Kevin Warren said there are options to get out of the contract. "It's possible," he said of a 2018 training camp in Eagan. "Absolutely."
ROSEMOUNT, Minn. — A Rosemount mother is accused of stealing more than $8,700 from a parent group organizing the upcoming senior party for Eastview High School. Jill Lynn Fiedler, 38, has been charged in Dakota County District Court with one count of felony theft by temporary control for allegedly stealing money from the group from October 2016 through February.
EAGAN, Minn.—An Eagan firefighter is suing the city and its fire chief, claiming he was demoted from a battalion chief position because he is gay. In a civil lawsuit filed this week in U.S. District Court, firefighter Dan Benson alleges discrimination based on his sexual orientation and violation of his constitutional rights by Eagan Fire Chief Mike Scott and the city. Benson joined the fire department about 18 years ago, moving up along the way to become battalion chief. As such, he was paid a monthly stipend. He also contributed to a fire department pension.
BURNSVILLE, Minn. — The Burnsville High School music teacher charged this week with having sex with a male student and sending nude photos to another is now under investigation for sending "inappropriate messages" to several youth from the Minneapolis church where he directed a boys choir.
BURNSVILLE, Minn. — The Burnsville High School music teacher charged this week with having sex with a male student and sending nude photos to another is now under investigation for sending “inappropriate messages” to several youth from the Minneapolis church where he directed a boys choir.
WEST ST. PAUL, Minn. — West St. Paul has another idea for dealing with a problem property: buy it. The city's economic development authority, which is made up of city council members, voted unanimously Monday night to enter into a purchase agreement with the owner of 210 Logan Ave., where over the past five years police have responded to more than 160 calls — mostly for complaints of barking and unleashed dogs, suspicious vehicles and noise.
BURNSVILLE, MInn. — A Burnsville High School music teacher is accused of having sexually explicit electronic communication with a student over the past several weeks, police said. Erik Micheal Akervik, 29, of Burnsville, was arrested at the high school about 11:30 a.m. Monday and booked into Dakota County jail on suspicion of using the internet or a computer to distribute material that relates or describes sexual conduct with a child, jail records show. Akervik is scheduled to make an initial court appearance Wednesday.
EAGAN, Minn. -- An Eagan daycare provider is accused of seriously injuring a 13-month-old boy to the point where he suffered severe brain damage. Mariel Alexandra Grimm, 33, was charged Wednesday in Dakota County District Court with felony first-degree assault for the alleged abuse, which prosecutors say happened Sept. 22 at her house.