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Defense wants trial of accused cop killer moved out of Twin Cities

Defense lawyers are asking a judge to move the murder trial of Brian Fitch away from the Twin Cities because of extensive publicity about the killing of Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick. 316 more words


Ty Hoffman makes 1st court appearance after capture, bail set

Wearing a bulletproof vest, Lyle Marvin “Ty” Hoffman, the man accused of killing his ex-business partner and former boyfriend at a north metro gas station one month ago appeared in court for the first time Friday afternoon in Ramsey County on second-degree murder charges. 826 more words


Manhunt over: Shakopee police arrest Ty Hoffman near Arby's drive-through

Authorities Thursday afternoon offered new details about the arrest of Lyle Marvin “Ty” Hoffman, who has been on the run for the last month, wanted in the killing of former boyfriend and business partner Kelly Phillips. 1,074 more words


Reward increase for murder suspect information

RAMSEY COUNTY, Minn. – A new reward of $40,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Ty Hoffman.

The new funds have been raised by friends and family of Mason City native and Newman graduate Kelly Phillips. 100 more words

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Judge Won't Dismiss Nuisance Claim Against Church

MINNEAPOLIS (AP/WCCO) — A man who was sexually abused by a priest in 1976 can move forward with his claim that the St. Paul-Minneapolis Archdiocese created a public nuisance by failing to warn the public about a problem priest. 196 more words


The Great Minnesota Get-Together, 2014 edition

It’s the end of the summer, and that means state fair time. As the ad says, attendance is practically mandatory, and so we went.

We met a friend on the northeast corner of the fairgrounds, so Giggles’ Campfire Grill was our first stop for their new walleye mac-and-cheese. 527 more words


Sexual Assault Victim Speaks Out Against Little Canada Chiropractor

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A Minnesota woman hopes she can add to the legal trouble for a chiropractor who raped a client.

Paul Thompson pleaded guilty… 311 more words