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ST. PAUL—What happened to 20-year-old Dylan Fulton, who died at his fraternity house in St. Paul on Wednesday, could have happened to anyone, his family said Thursday. "It is with a very heavy heart that I share this but I want people to know the real Dylan and not let this horrific, unimaginable tragedy define the man Dylan truly was," Fulton's family said in a statement. "This could have been anyone's son/brother/grandson/nephew/cousin.....GOOD KID." Fulton, who was from a small town in central South Dakota, was valedictorian of the Miller High School class of 2017.
MINNEAPOLIS—Police officers' body-camera videos captured the last moments of Thurman Blevins' life: The 31-year-old is seen running from Minneapolis police with a gun, shouting at them "Please don't shoot," pointing a gun toward officers and then police shooting him. But footage of the foot chase and its aftermath doesn't settle the shooting for many people.
ST. PAUL—One by one, people gathered outside a St. Paul home on Thursday night and began singing Christmas carols — "We Wish You a Merry Christmas," "Silent Night" and more. Soon, they each carried a gift to the house. There were about 100 people outside the East Side residence and they were mostly strangers to the family who lives there, but they had a message: They couldn't believe that their healthy 16-year-old son and brother, Miguel Gonzalez, had fallen ill and died suddenly. And they wanted to bring them some joy.
ST. PAUL — A 16-year-old boy missing from St. Paul for more than 40 years has been identified as a victim of serial killer John Wayne Gacy, an official said Wednesday, July 19. James Byron Haakenson's mother reported him missing to St. Paul police on Sept. 2, 1976. Haakenson was listed as a runaway and his probable destination was reported as unknown, "maybe Chicago," according to reports from the time.
ST. PAUL — Twin Cities Pride organizers said Friday that an unmarked squad car will still lead the front of Sunday's Pride parade, but they invited members of the law enforcement community to march in the parade.
ST. PAUL — St. Paul and Minneapolis police officers typically have a big, visible presence at the start of the Twin Cities Pride parade, but organizers told them not this year after hearing concerns from community members. After a jury acquitted St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez on Friday, June 16, in the shooting death of Philando Castile last year, Twin Cities Pride wants to "respect the pain the community is feeling right now," organizers said in a Tuesday, June 20, statement on Facebook.
ST. PAUL—The chaos that some counter-protesters brought into the Minnesota Capitol in March during a rally in support of President Donald Trump included smoke bombs, Mace in people's faces and fireworks, prosecutors said Friday as they announced charges against eight people.
ST. PAUL — A St. Paul police officer and his supporters breathed a sigh of relief Thursday, May 4, when a jury acquitted him of assault against a handcuffed teenage girl. He said he's looking forward to going back to work, but it's unclear when that will happen. The Police Department said Thursday that Michael Soucheray remains on paid administrative leave and there is an "open and active" internal affairs investigation involving him.
ST. PAUL — When a former paramedic saw a man bleeding in a St. Paul road, it never occurred to her to not stop to help. But Christie Jones said her actions as a good Samaritan in 2013 ran up against a St. Paul police officer who struck her in the chest when she tried to warn him about being exposed to the man's blood. Jones, who was 48 at the time and is disabled, said the officer soon twisted her hands behind her back, handcuffed her and cited her for obstructing legal process, a charge that was later dismissed.
ST. PAUL — St. Paul police and the Minnesota Wild are urging hockey fans looking for playoff tickets to be careful if buying them from hawkers on the street or sites like Craigslist. They could be fraudulent.