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Saint Paul, MN, United States

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Past articles by Elizabeth:

For mentally ill facing charges, growing recognition but elusive solutions

Gains in awareness and documentation have nudged the system toward improvement, experts and advocates say. But gaps in critical services remain. → Read More

Murder charges filed in St. Paul Hazel Park shooting death

Six months after a young father was robbed and left for dead in a St. Paul park, charges have been filed against one of the suspects. Melvin Holmes Jr., 24, of St. Paul was charged Wednesday with s… → Read More

Jamar Clark case: Legal experts weigh in on charging decision

Legal experts watched Wednesday’s decision in the Jamar Clark case with interest, some saying they supported Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman’s handling of the process. Freeman ann… → Read More

St. Paul mother accused of smothering infant found competent

A St. Paul mother accused of killing her infant son in November has been found competent to stand trial. Shwe Htoo, 22, was charged with second-degree murder on Nov. 19. Following a mental health e… → Read More

Nonprofit group hopes to bid for St. Paul archdiocese chancery

The group, calling itself Friends of Cathedral Hill, registered as a nonprofit with the Minnesota Secretary of State. → Read More

Another Minneapolis Children's Theatre sex-abuse lawsuit

An eighth lawsuit has been filed against the Children's Theatre Company in Minneapolis by a former child actor who claims sexual abuse by a company staffer. → Read More

Ramsey County judges halt referrals to Boys Totem Town, demand changes

The fate of Boys Totem Town, the St. Paul residential center for delinquent boys, is in question after a stern warning by the Ramsey County judicial bench. → Read More

Forest Lake couple who bilked government get 6 months and $150K restitution bill

A Forest Lake couple, convicted of bilking the government out of assistance benefits, were each sentenced to 180 days in jail and to pay $150,000 in restitution. → Read More

In St. Paul, psych patient punched Jewish hospital employee, charges say

A self-described "super racist with a kind heart" is charged with a hate crime for allegedly punching a Jewish employee at St. Paul's Regions Hospital. → Read More

Roseville priest returns to active ministry, cleared of abuse allegations

The Rev. Robert Fitzpatrick has been reinstated after investigations police and the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis showed no evidence of a crime. → Read More

For alleged St. Paul hostage case, he gets probation

A St. Paul man accused of holding a woman hostage in his apartment for more than a week was not allowed to withdraw his guilty plea and has received probation. → Read More

2 teens attacked Como High teacher, charges say

Two 16-year-old boys were charged with third-degree assault Friday after allegedly punching a Como Park Senior High School teacher this week. → Read More

St. Paul man found guilty of slashing pregnant girlfriend’s throat

A Ramsey County jury Friday found Steven Michael Gutierrez of St. Paul guilty of slashing his pregnant girlfriend’s throat in July. → Read More

Murder, gang charges filed in St. Paul teen’s death

A 20-year-old St. Paul man has been charged in the shooting death of a teenager last week. → Read More

St. Paul’s ‘British Bandit’ suspect arrested; not actually British

Police arrested a St. Paul man in a robbery in which the armed suspect spoke with a British accent and told a cashier to “keep calm” and “hand over the money.” → Read More

St. Paul man who killed longtime partner gets 25.5 years

John Gordon Meisner was sentenced to 25.5 years Tuesday in the September shotgun death of long-time partner Ramona Ann Turner in St. Paul's Dayton's Bluff neighborhood. → Read More

St. Paul cop back at work after federal court’s damning allegations

St. Paul police Sgt. Heather Weyker is back at work and an investigation is on hold a week after a federal court slammed her handling of a sex-trafficking case. → Read More

Sex-trafficking investigation imploded. Did St. Paul cop lie?

Why St. Paul police Sgt. Heather Weyker allegedly lied about aspects of a national sex-trafficking investigation might not have a simplistic “bad cop” answer. → Read More

Boys Totem Town therapist had sex with teen client, charges say

New charges were filed Friday against a therapist at Boys Totem Town, accusing her of having sex with a teen who lived at the center. Karen Anne Meyer, 30, had been charged in February with aiding … → Read More

St. Paul woman bitten by police dog gets $20,000 payment

St. Paul has approved a $20,000 payment to a woman who was bitten by a police dog as she leaned over her own fence to check on neighborhood commotion in 2013. → Read More