Sarah Horner / St. Paul Pioneer Press
ST. PAUL — The St. Paul attorney who struck and killed a jogger in St. Paul last winter will not face felony charges. The decision comes after the Hennepin County attorney's office reviewed evidence in the case against Peter Berge and determined the 61-year-old was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the collision, nor was he on his cellphone, the office reported Wednesday morning. As such, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman found Berge's conduct not to be grossly negligent and declined to file felony charges.
FALCON HEIGHT, Minn. — You probably won't notice the biggest change coming to the Minnesota State Fair this summer, and that's the way the Keenans want it. After 102 years of operating Ye Old Mill — the country's oldest operating tunnel of love — the family is handing over the reins. They've sold the storied fairgrounds staple to the State Fair itself, meaning a Keenan won't be manning the wooden canal boat ride for the first time in more than a century when the Great Minnesota Get-Together opens in August, according to Jim Keenan.
ST. PAUL — Former Hennepin County Attorney Thomas Johnson stood inside the Ramsey County District Courthouse on Friday morning and rattled off his email address and cellphone number to a handful of reporters gathered nearby. Then he made the unusual request of asking the media to share his personal contact information with the public.
ST. PAUL — Sophia Vuelo is blunt when she describes the state her family was in when they left a refugee camp in Thailand some 40 years ago to relocate to the United States. "We didn't have a dime to our name. ... We truly were poorer than a church mouse," Vuelo recalled this week at her new office in the Ramsey County Courthouse in downtown St. Paul.
ST. PAUL — A Little Canada woman was arrested after deputies found her husband bleeding and holding his intestines in a parking lot outside their apartment New Year's Day, authorities say. Law enforcement officials arrived at the scene on the 400 block of Labore Road after the man called 911 to report that his wife, Denea Chiquita Griffo, had stabbed him with a kitchen knife following an argument, according to the criminal complaint filed against her Wednesday, Jan. 3, in Ramsey County District Court.
ST. PAUL — A federal bankruptcy judge has rejected both the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis' and a group of sexual abuse survivors' proposed bankruptcy reorganization plans, which would have guided the payout to victims of abusive clergy. The ruling issued Thursday, Dec. 28, by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert Kressel sends both parties back to the negotiating table with instructions to "put aside their desire to win" so a "resolution that is fair to all of the people involved" can be achieved.
ST. PAUL — Angry that his pregnant girlfriend called 911 after he overdosed on drugs at her Shoreview home, a Woodbury man sought revenge by spraying the woman and her 4-year-old child in the face with pepper spray, authorities say. The incident occurred about 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 23, hours after Jacob Richard Lindekugel's girlfriend had revived him with Narcan, a prescription medicine that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose, according to court records.
ST. PAUL — A 17-year-old stole a Lexus from a gas station in St. Paul on Christmas afternoon after the car's owner wouldn't buy the teen cigarettes, authorities say. Parker Steven LaFromboise hopped into the man's car parked outside a SuperAmerica at Lexington Parkway and Front Avenue after the man turned down his request, according to court records. Rashad Turner, 32, told police he was still holding his vehicle's fob, so he wasn't sure how the teen was able to start his car.
ST.. PAUL — A St. Paul man accused of drunken driving and leaving the scene of three accidents he caused on the same night reportedly returned to his truck after the final collision to grab a pack of beer he left behind, authorities say. Then Anthony Steven Iverson cracked one of the cans open and started drinking it, according to the criminal complaint filed against him in Ramsey County District Court.
ST. PAUL — A South St. Paul man found guilty of murder for brutally attacking his girlfriend will get a new trial because of errors his attorney made at trial, according to an opinion by the state's high court. The Minnesota Supreme Court on Wednesday, Dec. 20, reversed Thomas Luby's conviction in the 2015 death of Kelly Ann Anderson and remanded the case back to Dakota County District Court to be retried, according to court records.