Authorities are investigating the stabbing death of a 16-year-old North St. Paul girl who was found dead in a Maplewood park. Maplewood Police Chief Dave Kvam says Anna Lynn Hurd died from several stab wounds. She was found about 4:30 a.m. Saturday in Hillside Park, a few blocks from home.
A Ramsey County (Minn.) judge has awarded $2 million to each of Barbara Winn's three children. Winn died of a gunshot wound to the chest at her Maplewood, Minn., home during a struggle with boyfriend Aaron Foster.
In sentencing Brandon Joseph Houge, 34, Ramsey County (Minn.) District Judge Gary Bastian considered that 11-month-old Ayden Hoang was left outside during the Dec. 22, 2010, incident. The temperature that night, according to police, was 22 degrees.
Initially wed in the Hmong tradition, Su Xiong and Choa Yang Xiong described themselves as husband and wife, obtained a marriage license and filed taxes and bought houses and insurance together as a married couple. They did not, however, get a marriage certificate. The husband, Su Xiong, argued in court that this meant they were not legally married.
Police officer John Jorgensen remembers hearing the loud yelps -- three to four of them -- as his K-9 partner Major was tracking a break-in suspect in Maplewood, Minn. He couldn't see the dog, but Jorgensen knew he was hurt.
K-9Major was stabbed four times in the neck and the head during a chase for a car theft suspect Friday at a truck lot near Minnesota 36. The dog suffered a collapsed lung and blunt trauma to his vertebrae. He might lose the use of his back legs.
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