Back in the day, it was relatively easy to find out who made bomb threats in our high school. Authorities would start by finding out which teachers were giving major tests or had big assignments due that day, and then pick up the usual suspects in each class until one of them confessed Read more →
The story of the Prior Lake girl who was bullied with racist taunts is plenty troubling. So is the allegation that the father of the alleged bullies excused his kid’s behavior by noting he uses the “N word” around the house all the time.
But one lingering question is plenty troubling, too. Why did it take the posting of a YouTube video for Brad Knudson to get some measure of satisfaction? Read more →
Testimony in the trial of Brian Fitch, the man accused of killing a Mendota Heights police officer last summer, hadn’t even started yet and already there’s a question of journalistic ethics. Read more →
Mike and Rainy Lofald’s son, Joseph, was killed in April 2011 after a shift at the Minntac plant in Mountain Iron when the car in which he was riding went into the ditch. His colleague, James Duane Voltzke, was driving. And he was under the influence. Read more →
If you had any kind of childhood at all , and you’re over the age of 50, you will — within the next three paragraphs — be thinking about the time your parents left you to your own devices to find your way back home.
You just didn’t know at the time that you were a ‘free range kid.’ Read more →
When the U.S. Supreme Court declared unconstitutional the practice of requiring people suspected of drunk driving to submit to blood testing without a warrant, it left an important question unanswered: What happens to people who were convicted prior to the ruling? Read more →