Marino Eccher, St. Paul Pioneer Press
Soon, someone will pass "Go," collect $200 and land on Waconia, Minn. How did it happen? Nobody seems to know. "It’s definitely a mystery," said Kellie Sites, president of the city’s chamber of commerce, "but we’ll take it." Last week, Hasbro announced the 22 U.S. cities - as determined by online voting via Buzzfeed - that will fill out the board of the U.S.
HASTINGS, Minn. - A Dakota County judge sentenced Officer Scott Patrick's killer Wednesday to life in prison with no possibility of parole. The sentence was automatic after a first-degree murder conviction for Brian Fitch Sr., handed down Monday by a jury in St. Cloud.
ST. PAUL -- Laura deShazo didn’t have many doubts about what she saw the night of Oct. 12, 2006: Jesse Ventura got hit in a bar fight with another man. But some details of her account — particularly where the former Minnesota governor was standing when she saw the incident — don’t match with other versions of the story that prompted Ventura’s defamation lawsuit against a former Navy SEAL sniper and author. DeShazo testified Monday in federal court in St. Paul in Ventura’s case against the estate of Chris Kyle.
Skeletal remains found in a Lakeville, Minn., park Thursday are those of a local man missing since 2012, police said Friday. The remains were identified as those of Christopher Marc Bellino, who was reported missing Aug. 3, 2012. He was last seen alive a few days earlier at a shopping center a few miles from the park, Lakeville Police Captain Kevin Manias said. His car was found later that month in the parking lot of a Target store there. There’s no evidence of foul play, Manias said.