Jennifer Brooks, Minneapolis Star Tribune
Fugitive preacher Victor Barnard, who pleaded guilty earlier this month to raping teenage girls entrusted to his care, was formally sentenced to 30 years in prison during a court hearing Friday in Pine City. Barnard, who fled halfway across the globe to avoid prosecution, made a surprise confession Oct. 11, accepting a plea agreement on two counts of felony sexual assault against two of the young women he isolated from their families and molested for years.
The Wetterling family has finalized plans to lay 11-year-old Jacob to rest. Jacob, who was kidnapped and murdered 27 years ago, will be remembered at a community memorial service at...
Minnesotans seeking pain relief have quickly become the second-largest group of patients in the state’s medical marijuana program, even though they became eligible just one month ago.
PINE CITY, Minn. — After spending more than a year in a South American prison cell, cult leader Victor Barnard made his first court appearance in Pine County Monday on charges that he raped girls and young women from his isolated rural Minnesota congregation.
Brazilian authorities will extradite accused cult leader Victor Barnard to Minnesota to face charges that he raped young girls in his congregation.
Elisa McCann has never known a day without pain. Minnesota’s medical marijuana program has yet to turn a profit. Whether the two can help each other will be at the heart of Minnesota’s next great marijuana debate. Just months after the first Minnesota cannabis clinic opened its doors, Health Commissioner Ed Ehlinger is debating whether to add intractable pain to the shortlist of conditions that qualify Minnesotans to legally medicate with marijuana.
The Minnesota State Fair is underway. You know what that means. It’s going to be hot. It’s going to be crowded. Everything downwind is going to smell like pork chops on a stick. Parking will be a nightmare, and so will the line for all-you-can drink milk. It’s going to be wonderful. The fair opened Thursday and runs through Labor Day.
Minnesotans had 11,842 lakes to name. A few of those names were bound to be terrible. Ask anyone who lives on the shores of Mud Lake.
Enrollment opened Monday for Minnesota’s medical marijuana program, and Shelly Rapp was ready and waiting to sign up her son. The family recently moved here from California, where 18-year-old Scott...
Minnesota doctors are counting down the weeks to the launch of the state’s medical marijuana program with the same mix of hope, curiosity or concern as many of their patients. Unlike their patients though, doctors will be watching from the sidelines this summer. They won’t write the prescriptions or decide how strong a dose of cannabis a patient will receive.