Deanna Weniger, Pioneer Press

Deanna Weniger

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Farmington, MN, United States

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Recent articles by Deanna:

St. Paul man gets nine years for illegally possessing guns and meth

A St. Paul man was sentenced this week to nine years in prison for illegally possessing firearms and methamphetamine. Joshua Cameron Hanes, 32, was sentenced in federal court by U.S. District Judge… → Read More

St. Paul police: Suspect killed pedestrian while fleeing in stolen car

St. Paul police are searching for a man they say hit and killed a 55-year-old man with a stolen car Friday morning. → Read More

Accused St. Paul bar shooter could have gone to prison 4 times. He was sent once.

Terry Lorenzo Brown Jr. was given multiple chances to change his behavior, but the trouble didn’t stop. → Read More

Mounds View man forced his way into 72-year-old woman’s home, tried to rob her, charges say – Twin Cities

A Mounds View man with a criminal history of theft and assault has been charged via warrant after police say he forced his way into a 72-year-old woman’s house and attempted to rob her. Wayne Ninze… → Read More

18-year-old Golden Valley man charged in Selby Ave. warehouse fire

An 18-year-old Golden Valley man with no obvious criminal record was charged this week with starting the three-alarm fire in St. Paul in August that destroyed a warehouse on Selby Avenue. Luis Adri… → Read More

Thompson ordered to pay $100 fine for driving with suspended license

Minnesota state Rep. John Thompson was ordered Wednesday to pay a $100 fine for driving with a suspended license. The fine was due Wednesday. Thompson, who was pulled over in St. Paul July 4 for dr… → Read More

2 men charged in weekend shooting at St. Paul bar that killed 1, injured 14

Two men in a private dispute shot multiple times at each other in a crowded St. Paul bar early Sunday, charges said. → Read More

Ramsey County sheriff’s office releases dash cam video of chase that ended in deadly Maplewood crash – Twin Cities

Ramsey County authorities on Friday released dash cam footage from a deputy’s squad car of a chase Sept. 3 that ended with the stolen vehicle crashing, killing two teen boys. → Read More

St. Paul police on scene now negotiating with armed male in city’s North End neighborhood – Twin Cities

The St. Paul Police Department is advising people to steer clear of the intersection of Rice Street and Larpenter Avenue. → Read More

Second brother in fatal shooting of St. Paul firefighter gets probation

The second of two brothers will receive no jail time for his involvement in the fatal shooting of an off-duty St. Paul firefighter in his home two years ago. Dontay Lee Caraway, 41, of St. Paul, wa… → Read More

St. Paul man who police say repeatedly broke into East Side homes over two weeks is arrested, charged

Four cases were presented Wednesday against a St. Paul man who, authorities say, has been sneaking into East Side bedrooms at night, stealing items and attempting to sexually assault two residents,… → Read More

Charges: Fraud ring ran ‘credit mule’ phone-buying scheme at Walmart, bilking $300K – Twin Cities

A fraud ring involving 15 individuals in Walmart stores in Ramsey and Dakota counties cost the retailer and a cellphone company $300,000, according to criminal charges filed this week. The scheme i… → Read More

One of 2 St. Paul men accused in August street shootout pleads guilty

The 26-year-old and another man charged in the case were both wounded in the shooting, as was a woman. → Read More

Maplewood man who pulled gun on gym manager gets mental health counseling, no more jail time

A Maplewood man who pulled a gun on a fitness club manager over what he said was lax mask enforcement will not get any jail time if he continues with his mental health counseling and other conditio… → Read More

Columbia Heights woman accused of swindling $43,000 from Medicaid programs

A Columbia Heights woman is accused of swindling $43,000 from two aid programs by charging for services authorities say she never provided. Ifrah Ahmed Gadid, 48, was charged by summons Friday in R… → Read More

Ramsey County judge throws out ‘Rice Street Neighbors’ lawsuits – Twin Cities

A Ramsey County District Court judge this week threw out lawsuits that sought to settle grievances between participants on a St. Paul neighborhood Facebook page and other officials. The legal dispu… → Read More

St. Paul man who fatally shot pregnant girlfriend sentenced to 40 years

Clinton Roosevelt Delaney, 29, sighed, smirked and proclaimed his innocence as multiple family members spoke in court Thursday about their sorrow over losing Ashli Johnson and her unborn child. Del… → Read More

St. Paul man charged with killing wife after she denied unfounded accusations

A St. Paul man who had been acting scared and paranoid since June became angry with his wife when she laughed at his concerns, charges say. → Read More

Charges: St. Paul gang member rammed his car into a bar, injuring a woman

According to witnesses at the scene, the incident began with two groups arguing over “East Side vs. West Side.” → Read More

St. Paul man gets 11 years for fatally shooting 41-year-old woman

Antoine Lorenzo Powell’s explanation for why he shot and killed a St. Paul woman last year gave little closure to the grieving family that packed the Ramsey County District courthouse Monday.… → Read More