Lou Raguse, KARE 11

Lou Raguse


Minneapolis, MN, United States

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Past articles by Lou:

Juvenile murder plea bargain accepted despite family's protest

Hennepin County Attorney Mary Moriarty offered a 17-year-old charged in connection to Zaria McKeever's murder a two-year juvenile program instead of adult prison. → Read More

Prosecutors to 'self-edit' in trial for murder of 6-year-old Eli Hart

Eli's mother Julissa Thaler faces first-degree murder charges. Prosecutors are reassuring potential jurors that photos of the boy's body will not be shown at trial. → Read More

Shakopee beheading case headed toward mental illness verdict

Alexis Saborit is expected to stipulate to the elements of first-degree premeditated murder and present his mental illness defense on Wednesday. → Read More

Eagan police provide update on missing man Bryce Borca

Bryce Borca, 23, disappeared early Oct. 30 while attempting to walk home after a night on a party bus with friends. → Read More

St. Paul mother killed in homicide reported shooting last week

Lashonda Nix is the 39th person to be murdered in St. Paul in 2022, which is a new record number. → Read More

Young mother killed; ex, 2 teens now charged with her murder

Zaria McKeever's sister Tiffynnie Epps speaks out on her murder → Read More

FBI asks for public's help identifying 'Umbrella Man'

The person of interest became known as the "Umbrella Man" on social media during the Minneapolis riots in 2020. → Read More

Guilty plea in massive $86 million elder-fraud scheme

The sister of the alleged kingpin behind the telemarketing scheme admits they carried out the magazine scam for 19 years. → Read More

3 teens arrested during large fight at Edina homecoming football game

Edina police had to call in officers from Bloomington, St. Louis Park and Richfield to get the fight under control. → Read More

St. Paul man sentenced to 43 years for largest sextortion case in FBI history

Yue Vang previously pleaded guilty to operating an online sextortion scheme that victimized hundreds of young girls. → Read More

Former MPD mental fitness screener charged with criminal sexual conduct

Dr. Thomas Gratzer is accused of raping a now-adult woman when she was a child. → Read More

Jury finds Jamal Smith guilty of first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Jay Boughton

Smith was charged with both first and second-degree murder in the death of Boughton, following what investigators call a short road rage incident. → Read More

KARE 11 Investigates: Despite red flags, child protection closed the case of 6-year-old weeks before his murder

Eli Hart’s social worker and court guardian had clear concerns about the boy’s care under his mother, Julissa Thayer, but agreed to close the case anyway. → Read More

State rests in trial of Susan Spiller's accused killer; defense calls suspect's mother

Demetrius Wynne is charged with two counts of second-degree murder in connection to Susan Spiller's death. → Read More

Prison sentence for man who drove drunk, killed 16-year-old skateboarder

The family of Dychaun Chew is urging state lawmakers to create stiffer laws for repeat drunk drivers who kill. → Read More

Independent review cites failures in Minneapolis response to unrest after George Floyd's murder

The independent review found numerous communications and operational problems that left residents feeling "abandoned" in the unrest following George Floyd's murder. → Read More

What's next in MN's criminal cases involving police?

Sentencing is not yet scheduled for Derek Chauvin or the other former MPD officers. → Read More

Interim MPD Chief promotes once-fired officer to training commander

David Garman was fired in 2009 for role in Metro Gang Task Force, rehired in 2010 after reaching agreement with MPD → Read More

Judge in Chauvin Trial signed no-knock warrant for raid where police shot Amir Locke

A source tells KARE 11 Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill approved no-knock warrant that ended in Minneapolis police shooting and killing Amir Locke. → Read More

Teacher absences a concern as classes resume after holiday break

The Minneapolis teacher's union president describes the staffing situation as "a disaster." → Read More