Wayne Odegard Allegedly Called Saloon Patrons "Faggots," Shot One with BB Gun

Categories: Crime, GLBT
Wayne Odegard: Allegedly the gay-unfriendliest man in Minneapolis.
Around 11:15 p.m. last Thursday, Wayne Odegard was walking down the sidewalk outside the Saloon's patio in downtown Minneapolis when he saw a gay couple kissing.

Since the Saloon is one of the city's best-known gay bars, you wouldn't expect anything else, right? But Odegard was so incensed by the gay PDA that he allegedly called the couple "fucking faggots," broke out his BB gun, and started shooting.

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Cambridge School Principal Chris Grote Allegedly Stalked Ex-Girlfriend

Clockwise from top, Grote's Facebook profile photo, his mugshot, and a picture from his school district.
If you think working your way up the ladder to become a public school principal reflects strength of character, consider the allegations facing Chris Grote.

Grote, the 47-year-old principal at Cambridge Primary School, faces a host of misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor charges for allegedly stalking his ex-girlfriend outside her home in rural Isanti County for the second time in just over two months early Sunday morning.

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Angela Brown, Medical Cannabis Mom, Due in Court Today; Charges Haven't Been Dropped

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Courtesy of Angela Brown
Angela Brown and her son, Trey.
:::: UPDATE :::: Richard Stulz, County Attorney Going After Medical Cannabis Mom, is Running Unopposed

Last month, we told you about Angela Brown, the Madison, Minnesota resident who was charged with two gross misdemeanors for giving cannabis extracts to her teenage son, Trey, to treat a traumatic brain injury he suffered in 2011.

Brown's story generated quite a stir, mostly among people who couldn't begin to understand why the Lac Qui Parle county attorney, Richard Stulz, thought it was a good idea to press charges in this case. But the controversy apparently didn't deter Stulz, as this morning Brown is due in court in Montevideo, where she plans to enter a "not guilty" plea.

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Stalker Michael Mangan Indicted for Allegedly Stealing More Than $1 Million from Investors

Categories: Crime

Michael Mangan's mugshot from his 2013 arrest

Michael Mangan is stuck behind dreary prison bars right now, but you may remember him for his past criminal deeds. Earlier this year, Mangan pleaded guilty to three counts of aggressively stalking his ex-wife.

But stalking wasn't the end of it. The original 2013 complaint against Mangan contained all sorts of other terrifying details: police finding round upon round of ammunition in his car along with a "hit list" of people who had offended him in the past. Just a true buffet of odd, dangerous behavior.

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New Ty Hoffman Charges Say He Embezzled from Lush, Laundered Cash at Mystic Lake

Phillips (left); Hoffman's mugshot (right)
Ahead of a Friday court appearance in which Lyle "Ty" Hoffman is expected to enter a plea in response to the second-degree murder charge he faces in connection with the death of Lush Food Bar founder Kelly Phillips, Ramsey County officials released a revised criminal complaint that provides more details about the circumstances surrounding Phillips's death.

According to the complaint, the relationship between Hoffman and Phillips, domestic partners for 15 years, ended about five years ago. Hoffman continued to work at Lush while Phillips began a romance with another man, but the business relationship between Hoffman and Phillips deteriorated after Phillips discovered Hoffman was likely embezzling money.

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Antonio Washington, Jarret Maiden Arrested for State Fair Armed Robbery [UPDATE]

Categories: Crime
Jarret Maiden, left, and Antonio Washington
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(Original post from September 18) Police announced the arrest of two suspects in connection with the August 29 armed robbery at the State Fair's Land of 10,000 Beers Craft Beer Hall.

St. Paul residents Antontio Washington, 20, and Jarret Maiden, 35, have been booked into jail in suspicion of being behind the $10,000-plus heist, which was the first armed robbery in the fair's history.

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Bloomington Police Explain Why Vikings' Jerome Simpson Wasn't Arrested

Categories: Crime, Vikings
Simpson's mugshot from his 2013 arrest.
The Vikes aren't strangers to no-good-very-bad weeks, but this one might take the cake.
Yesterday, the Vikings released wide receiver Jerome Simpson with little fanfare: The reason? A traffic citation that occurred... over two months ago.

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Quanan Machacek, a.k.a. "Q," Charged With First-Degree Murder for Little Earth Stabbing

Quanan Machacek's mugshot
Yesterday, 26-year-old Quanan Machacek was arrested in connection with a September 10 stabbing that left Cody Lee Rasche dead outside his Little Earth housing complex.

According to authorities, Machacek fled the scene following the incident. While on the loose, he was charged with premeditated murder via a warrant before being apprehended in St. Paul.

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University of St. Thomas Faculty to Archbishop John Nienstedt: Trust "Has Been Badly Broken"

Categories: Crime, Religion

Scene from a deposition

The theology faculty at the University of St. Thomas couldn't take it anymore.

After months of hearing about sexual abuse scandals, cover-ups, and overall bad management by the Archdiocese of St.Paul-Minneapolis, the faculty had had enough. So on September 12, the 12 members of the faculty wrote a letter to archbishop John Nienstedt that boiled down to this: You've screwed up bad. You need to fix it. Here's how.

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Dognapper Strikes Outside St. Paul SuperAmerica [IMAGES]

Categories: Animals, Crime
Kika photo via St. Paul Police Department
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St. Paul police are asking for help finding Kika, a white poodle-Yorkie mix that was stolen outside a SuperAmerica at 970 W. University Ave. in St. Paul just after 5 p.m. Saturday.

Paul Paulos, spokesperson for the St. Paul Police Department, tells us Kiko's owners tied her up to a trashcan outside the gas station before going inside. When they returned less than five minutes later, she was gone.

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