The following stories first appeared during the past week on Patch sites in Dakota, Rice and Scott counties. To read the full articles, click on the headline links.
James Lee Whitner III is charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct after police say he had sex with the victim twice in August.
Police say Dale Michael Bale drove onto the victim's property, hitched his trailer to a pickup truck and drove away with it.
Police say Jason Michael Milligan and Garrett Jackson Nash were involved in robbing an Apple Valley woman of a purse.
Police say Kristin Elyse Frame stole jewelry from her grandmother and pawned it, and also stole cash, replacing it with photocopies.
Two high-profile police standoffs involving Eagan officers earlier this year are part of a bigger problem, according to Jim McDonald.
Inver Grove Heights
Among the other conditions of his sentence, Max Alfonso Miranda-Rivera was ordered to comply with periodic ploygraph exams and random analyses of his computer and internet access.
A driver was given a citation for Driving after Suspension of Driving Privileges—his seventh in a year. Oh, and he went to jail.
Police say Kevin Michael Slominski became enraged when his ex-girlfriend told him their relationship was over, broke down her door, assaulted her and fled with her cell phone.
The Shakopee fire marshal is investigating the incident. No one was injured in the fire.
A truck filled with wood chips destined for the facility caught on fire.