The following stories originally appeared last week on Patch sites in Scott, Rice and Dakota counties. To read the full article, click on the headline link.
Police say Ernest Henry Chouinard inappropriately touched the girl while staying at her home in Rosemount.
Police say Timothy Lee Myers refused to put his hands above his head when ordered to do so. When an officer pointed a gun at him, Myers grabbed the child and held her in front of him.
Ashley Marie Roff, one of two people charged with beating 2- and 3-year-old girls and allegedly causing a brain injury in the younger child, was arrested Monday.
Tonya Annamae Losh of Fridley and Sarah Elizabeth Burrington of Minneapolis allegedly stole a car from a Marine Corps recruiting center in Burnsville, and were arrested after police tracked it using the vehicle's GPS.
Police say Synquez Desonne Davis pushed the victim onto a bed and choked her until she was unable to breathe.
Police say Amy Yvonne Mullin had five children in her car and was legally drunk when she crashed into another car on the morning of Sept. 27.
There was a major, single-car crash last week and the driver didn't want to report it to police. Once the tow truck driver arrived, though, police were called.
District 20 Republican Senate candidate Mike Dudley blames "an honest mistake" for the fact that his campaign literature didn’t include a disclaimer stating who paid for the material.
Tylar James Hokanson was convicted of two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of second-degree murder in the 2009 death of his 17-month-old stepson.
Police say Frankie Dylan Dircks was under the influence of methadone and other drugs when he swerved into oncoming traffic and hit another vehicle head on.
West St. Paul
Gustaro Resendiz Talabera, accused of criminal sexual conduct, was returned to Minnesota from Illinois on Wednesday.
Police say Samson Getachew Mengesha posed as a 16-year-old girl on a social networking site and befriended the 15-year-old girl, then raped her.
Donald Ellis, 56, was also ordered to pay a total restitution of $25,000 to 25 victims.