A panel discussion about underage drinking, held at Rush City High School this month was well-attended by local parents and youngsters, according to preliminary reports. The panel was convened to educate teens about the consequences of being convicted of an underage drinking offense, just one of many juvenile crimes that can mar a young person's criminal record for a long time.
A man has been accused of assaulting a young boy and the child's mother during an altercation at a motel in Coon Rapids. The man, who was pursued by authorities for the April 7 incident, was arraigned on April 11 on three charges, two of which are felonies.
A firefighter for the city of Minneapolis is facing felony drug charges after a fire station raid revealed that he was allegedly carrying a half-gram of methamphetamine while on duty.
Four juvenile males and five men have been charged in connection with the alleged sexual assault of a 14-year-girl.
If the Minnesota legislature passes a pending bill, lawmakers who drink and drive will face the same penalties as other residents.