Officials are launching a pilot project Thursday. Defendants and victims who volunteer for the program will each wear a device as a condition of a defendant's pretrial release. When a defendant gets too close to his or her victim, a warning will sound.
A lawsuit alleges the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is allowing a sewage treatment plant to pollute a chain of recreational lakes in the Alexandria area in violation of state and federal laws. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in Ramsey County by the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy.
The American Lung Association says air in the Twin Cities has gotten so dirty it might violate federal health standards. Ramsey County got an "F" for the first time since the Lung Association began compiling the annual report.
A complaint filed Friday in Ramsey County District Court charges 28-year-old Jermiah Marg, of Burnsville, with interfering with privacy. The couple called police after they found a recorder under the door of their room at the 340 Hotel in downtown St. Paul last December.
One plan is similar to an agreement that the Minnesota Vikings and Ramsey County have been pushing since last year -- but which has fizzled because the Minnesota metro County has been unable to develop a county funding source that key stadium legislators support. The other is scheduled to be unveiled today by three Republican state senators -- two of them freshmen.
After an hourlong meeting Tuesday that included every major player in the stadium saga -- except officials from Minneapolis -- Gov. Mark Dayton emerged to say that an agreement may not occur until next week, if at all.
Mike Kaszuba and Eric Roper
, February 22, 2012
A Devils Lake man is accused of twice selling marijuana to a police informant, leading police to search of his residence and discovering his pot dealing operation. Joshua Michael Agnes, 24, is charged with five felony drug counts in Ramsey County District Court.
A 34-year-old Columbia Heights man is charged with promoting the prostitution of a 17-year-old girl — after a hotel manager found information about the man's escort service online. Samuel Cozart was charged Thursday in Ramsey County. According to the complaint, Cozart approached a man in the Days Inn Hotel in Roseville on Tuesday and asked where he could get fake identification for a girl staying with him.
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