Crime

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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Dakota County officials announced today that four suspects have been charged in connection with a marijuana-growing operation involving hundreds of plants at grow sites in Apple Valley and Shakopee. According to the Dakota County Sheriff’s Office, deputies learned of the operation from a neighbor’s complaint regarding a strong odor of marijuana emanating from one of [...]

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Civil cases follow Burnsville scoutmaster’s imprisonment A second settlement has been reached in a series of civil lawsuits connected to convicted child molester and former Burnsville scoutmaster Peter Stibal. The latest settlement with the Boy Scouts of America was announced May 5 by Jeff Anderson and Associates, a law firm that has represented three of [...]

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Victim of brutal home invasion honored by Justice Department After being stabbed at least 20 times, terrorized by his two assailants and left to die in fires they set, Paul Traub was warned by a doctor he might suffer post-traumatic stress. “Thankfully, I haven’t experienced any of that,” Traub said, six years after the attack [...]

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A man is charged in two April 15 bank robberies, including one at a TCF Bank in Burnsville, and his girlfriend is charged with aiding an offender. Rory Alan Mitchell, 50, and Kimberly Anne Hillage, 43, were arrested April 21 at the Aqua Motel in Minneapolis. Mitchell was charged in Dakota County with one count [...]

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The Burnsville Police Department is investigating an April 15 robbery at TCF Bank involving a suspect in another robbery about 90 minutes later at a Maple Grove Wells Fargo bank, according to a release today from the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. The Burnsville bank was robbed around 4:11 p.m., the Maple Grove bank at about [...]

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