Crime, Courts & Emergencies

Minnesota officials are split over fix for crowded prisons

With inmate ranks at the state’s 10 prisons already swollen beyond capacity, the Department of Corrections planned to seek $141 million this year to add ... Read more | Add your comment

St. Paul black leaders demand city fire ‘run them over’ cop,

Members of the St. Paul Black Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance, NAACP and African American Leadership Council met Monday at New Hope Baptist Church in St. Paul ... Read more | Add your comment

Man charged with six counts of criminal sexual conduct

A man was charged with six counts of felony first-degree criminal sexual conduct Friday in Mower County court. Ricky Wolpahgan, 38, of Austin was arrested ... Read more | Add your comment

Traffic stop leads to morning pursuit

Austin police arrested one suspect and are looking for another after a driver fled police in a vehicle and then on foot during a traffic ... Read more | Add your comment

County board to discuss new staff fitness center

The Mower County board is expected to help kick off a staff fitness center on Tuesday morning. The board is expected to vote on a ... Read more | Add your comment

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  1. Different approach sought in drug changes  | Add your comment
  2. 1 of 3 men pleads guilty to burglary  | Add your comment
  3. Search on for sex offender: Known to have ties to B. Prairie and Hayfield  | Add your comment
  4. Police seek sex offender with Steele, Dodge county ties  | Add your comment
  5. 22 arrests made during DWI campaign  | Add your comment
  6. Snowblowers reported stolen  | Add your comment
  7. SUV recovered after Jan. 15 theft  | Add your comment
  8. Car a total loss after fire  | Add your comment
  9. Mobility scooter taken by 11-year-old  | Add your comment
  10. Tools stolen from Institute housing construction trailer; Lock was cut over the weekend  | Add your comment
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