Crime

Second-degree murder charges filed Authorities say they don’t know why Anarae Schunk’s killers wanted her dead. But prosecutors needn’t prove a motive to prove the crime, said Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom, whose office filed murder charges June 27 in the 20-year-old Burnsville woman’s stabbing death last Sept. 22. Shavelle Oscar Chavez-Nelson, 32, and his [...]

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A 45-year-old Lakeville woman was sentenced on Wednesday to 57 months in prison in connection with a deadly June 27, 2013, crash in Apple Valley that killed Jeff Trondson, 29, of Burnsville. Leah Marie Colwell pleaded guilty to criminal vehicular homicide (with a blood-alcohol concentration of .08 or more) and driving after cancellation (a gross [...]

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An Apple Valley man was one of two people indicted last month on charges of defrauding Delta and Northwest Airlines out of more than $20 million over the course of a decade. Paul Anderson, 57, of Apple Valley, and  62-year-old Michael Yedor of Los Angeles have been charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and [...]

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An Eagan woman was sentenced to nearly a month in jail and probation after pleading guilty to charges related to setting her own house on fire. Patricia Joy Klatt, 63, pleaded guilty on May 21 to first-degree arson and was sentenced to 24 days in Dakota County Jail and 10 years supervised probation. Klatt received [...]

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Authorities say they don’t know why Anarae Schunk’s killers wanted her dead. But providing a motive isn’t necessary to prove the crime, said Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom, whose office filed murder charges Friday in the 20-year-old Burnsville woman’s stabbing death last Sept. 22. Shavelle Oscar Chavez-Nelson, 32, and Ashley Marie Conrade, 24, of Rosemount, [...]

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