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 By Paul Walsh    News    February 24, 2020

Authorities ID 20-year-old fatally shot in Bemidji; teen jailed, charged

Authorities have identified the 20-year-old who was fatally shot last week at a home in Bemidji allegedly by a teenager who has been charged with murder. Lupe Rosillo, 20, of nearby Cass Lake, was one of two people hit by gunfire with the gunfire Monday night at a residence in the 1100 block of Minnesota Avenue. The Midwest...

 
 By Paul Walsh    News    December 9, 2019

Snow headed for Twin Cities early Monday, then subzero cold

Up to a half-foot of snow is in the forecast for the northern edge of the Twin Cities by the end of Monday morning, followed by a deep dive into bitter cold. The precipitation in the form of snow and freezing drizzle is expected to slip in under cover of darkness Monday morning, according to the National Weather Service. The snow is forecast to continue piling up through the...

 
 By Paul Walsh    News    April 24, 2019

2 men plead guilty to dealing heroin in case that left 2 dead on northern Minnesota reservation

Two men have pleaded guilty to heroin distribution on a northern Minnesota Indian reservation in a case that also involves a shooting that killed two armed intruders. Bryan Boardman, 25, of Minneapolis, and Franklin Jackson, 23, of an unknown address, each pleaded guilty in federal court in St. Paul last week to conspiracy to...

 
 By Paul Walsh    News    March 20, 2019

Woman, 2 children victims of homicide on White Earth reservation

A woman and her two children have been killed on the White Earth Indian reservation, authorities said. No one had been arrested as of Monday evening. Eugene “Umsy” Tibbetts, acting tribal chairman, told the Forum News Service that the victims were a daughter and two grandchildren of Michael LaRoque, the tribe’s director of public safety. Other details were scant. Earlier...

 
 By Paul Walsh    News    February 22, 2019

Feds: 2 gunmen shot dead trying to steal drugs from traffickers on Red Lake Reservation

One of three men newly charged with distributing heroin on a northern Minnesota Indian reservation is also accused of fatally shooting two armed robbers when they tried to steal the trafficking operation's drugs, authorities said Thursday. Indictments were unsealed in federal court Wednesday against Franklin Jackson, 23,...

 
 By Paul Walsh    News    October 31, 2017

Longtime American Indian activist Dennis Banks

Dennis Banks, a longtime national American Indian activist who was acquitted in the famed 1970s Wounded Knee uprising trial, has died, his family said early Monday. Banks was 80 years old. "Our father Dennis J. Banks started his journey to the spirit world at 10:10 p.m. on October 29, 2017," reads a post on Banks' Facebook page signed by his children and grandchildren. "As he...

 
 By Paul Walsh    News    June 13, 2016

Head-on crash on Hwy. 61 kills driver, injures her 2 granddaughters

A Wisconsin woman was killed and her two granddaughters injured Saturday evening in a head-on collision on Hwy. 61, a few miles south of Lake City, Minn., authorities said Sunday. Killed was Susan K. Drazkowski, of Fountain City, Wis., the patrol said. Hospitalized with noncritical ­injuries were two granddaughters: Taylor S. Jones, 11, and Savannah J. Jones, 8. The driver of...

 
 By Paul Walsh    News    May 18, 2015

Judge in Duluth rejects life term for 'sadistic' rapist who held victim for 3 days

Authorities in Minnesota said that what habitual violent criminal Christopher M. Strong Sr. did to his girlfriend — holding her captive for three days last year while he beat and repeatedly raped her, then pushing her in front a moving car — was “one of the most brutal” sexual assault cases that prosecutors have ever brought before a federal court. It was time, they ass...

 
 By Paul Walsh    News    October 23, 2014

Woman fatally stabbed on reservation ID'd; both suspects in custody

A woman killed in her home over the weekend on the Fond du Lac Indian Reservation west of Duluth has been identified, and her husband and a younger woman are in jail awaiting charges, authorities said Wednesday. Waubunoquay D. Randall, 31, was stabbed Sunday in Stoney Brook Township, according to the medical examiner’s office. Her 31-year-old husband, who lives in nearby Cloq...

 
 By Paul Walsh    News    October 22, 2014

Killing on Minn. reservation has man in jail

The killing of a 31-year-old woman in her Indian reservation home west of Duluth has landed a man in jail on suspicion of murder, and authorities reported finding a woman who they were seeking in connection with the case. The victim’s death occurred Sunday in Stoney Brook Township, on the Fond du Lac Indian Reservation. Her identity and a cause of death had not been released...

 
 By Paul Walsh    News    August 26, 2014

17-year-old fatally stabbed in chest during fight in northern Minnesota

A fight in the early hours of July 4th on an Indian reservation road in northern Minnesota left a 17-year-old boy fatally stabbed in the chest and a man charged last week with murder. Trevor Lee Jones, 20, was charged in federal court in St. Paul in an information filed last week, a document that signals the defendant’s intention that he’ll admit to second-degree murder in...

 
 By Paul Walsh    News    July 14, 2014

Two men stabbed, one fatally, in north Minneapolis home

One of two men stabbed early Sunday in a north Minneapolis home is dead and the other hospitalized, authorities said. No arrests have been made. The bloodshed occurred shortly before 3 a.m. at a home in the 3600 block of Emerson Avenue N., police said. The surviving man was taken to North Memorial Medical Center with noncritical injuries, police added. The identities of the...

 
 By Paul Walsh    News    September 30, 2013

Twin Cities man, 2 others sentenced in double murder of Red Lake couple

A Twin Cities man and two others have been sentenced to prison for their roles in the New Year’s Day robbery and murder of a couple left to burn in their home on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. David J. Martin, 46, of Columbia Heights, was sentenced Friday in federal court in St. Paul to 13 years and four months for robbery. Kevin J. Needham, 21, of Red Lake, was sentenced...

 
 By Paul Walsh    News    August 27, 2013

Charge: Intoxicated driver hits motorcycle near Bemidji, killing passenger

A woman from Bemidji said she had at least 18 drinks the previous night, then got behind the wheel of her SUV the next morning and crossed the centerline of a northern Minnesota highway over the weekend, hitting a motorcycle coming the other way and killing its passenger, authorities said Monday. Victoria Whitefeather, 23, was charged in Hubbard County District Court with...

 
 By Paul Walsh    News    July 16, 2013

N. Minnesota woman charged with stabbing neighbor to death with kitchen knife

A 25-year-old northern Minnesota woman has been charged with fatally stabbing her 50-year-old neighbor with a large kitchen knife numerous times in his home. Alison A. Brown, charged in the death on July 4 of Byron J. Lussier on the Red Lake Indian Reservation, remains held in the Clearwater County jail and is scheduled to appear Tuesday in federal court in St. Paul. According...

 
 By Paul Walsh    News    May 1, 2013

Man admits drinking before running over girl on Minnesota's Red Lake Reservation

A northern Minnesota man with a history of drinking and driving has admitted to being intoxicated when he ran over and killed a 17-year-old girl on the Red Lake Indian Reservation last summer. Gordon D. Johnson, 46, of Ponemah, pleaded guilty Monday in federal court in Duluth to involuntary manslaughter in the death of Kaishauna Sky Thunder of Redby, Minn., last Aug. 19 along...

 
 By Paul Walsh    News    March 7, 2013

3 federal prisoners charged with attacking 2 officers at Sherburne County jail

Three federal prisoners with violent histories have been charged with ambushing and assaulting two corrections officers at the Sherburne County jail. Indicted Tuesday in federal court in St. Paul were Ira L. Goodwin, Michael S. Luedtke and Edward M. Robinson on charges of conspiracy to assault federal law enforcement officers and assisting an assault of law enforcement...

 
 By Paul Walsh    News    February 4, 2013

Myriad minuses add up to frigid Friday for Minnesota

Temperatures in the teens below zero greeting Twin Cities residents Friday morning, and colder readings than that elsewhere in the state were either delaying classes for students or giving them a three-day weekend. Shortly before 7 a.m., the National Weather Service (NWS) reported a temperature of minus 13 at the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport. Even a modest wind speed of 5...

 

The bar is open for Mystic Lake diners

Alcohol started flowing for the first time on Wednesday at Mystic Lake Casino's hotel, with drink service soon to follow for gamblers doubling down at the blackjack table or trying their luck with the slots. The hotel, part of the casino complex in Prior Lake that is operated by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, said it...

 
 By Paul Walsh    News    August 22, 2012

Four charged with robbing, killing Red Lake couple

Four men have been charged with stealing money and drugs from a Red Lake Indian Reservation couple, fatally stabbing them and then leaving their bodies to burn in their torched home on New Year's Day 2011. A federal indictment unsealed Monday alleges that Geshik-O-Binese Martin, 29, of Redby; Edward McCabe Robinson, 28, no known address; David John Martin, 45, of Columbia...

 
 By Paul Walsh    News    May 30, 2012

N. Minn. man admits to ax-handle beating that cost victim his eye

A northern Minnesota man has admitted to beating a man so severely with an ax handle that his victim had to have his eye removed in surgery. Joseph W. Howard Jr., 47, of Red Lake, pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court in Minneapolis to assault resulting in serious bodily injury in connection with the Jan. 13 attack at a home on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. Explaining to...

 
 By Paul Walsh    News    May 18, 2012

Northern Minnesota driver gets probation in sister's death

A northern Minnesota man has been sentenced to probation after admitting he left an underage drinking party and crashed a pickup truck while racing, killing his teenage sister who was riding in the open bed. He was 18 at the time. Kyle Mitchell Lee Hardy, now 21, of Redby was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Duluth to three years of probation, despite the prosecution...

 
 By Paul Walsh    News    November 17, 2011

Brother pleads guilty in death of sister during drunken race

A northern Minnesota man has admitted that he left a party as a drunken 18-year-old and crashed his pickup truck while racing, killing his teenage sister riding in the open bed. Kyle Mitchell Lee Hardy, now 21, pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court in Minneapolis to involuntary manslaughter. He faces a maximum of eight years in prison. Sentencing has yet to be scheduled....

 
 By Paul Walsh    News    July 18, 2011

Woman admits to biting off ear at New Year's party

A northern Minnesota woman has admitted that she bit off the ear of another woman at a 2009 New Year's Day party, leading to numerous reattachment surgeries for the victim. Joelyn R. Hart, 24, pleaded guilty in federal court in St. Paul Thursday to assault resulting in serious bodily injury in the attack on Shena Martin, 29, in a residential garage on the Red Lake Indian...

 

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