BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. — Those responsible for the theft of a pair of the famous ruby slippers from the Judy Garland Museum in Grand Rapids more than a decade ago attempted to extort the owners of artifact, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said. The FBI unveiled the slippers at a news conference Tuesday, Sept. 4, at its Minneapolis field office — the first time they have been seen since being taken from the museum in August 2005.
An arbitrator last week reinstated a Duluth police officer who was captured on video dragging a handcuffed man through the skywalk and ramming his head into a steel door. The Duluth Police Department moved to fire the officer of nine years, Adam Huot, in wake of the incident, Police Chief Mike Tusken said at a news conference Friday.
DULUTH -- A Red Lake man pleaded not guilty Monday, Sept. 18, to charges that he fatally shot a 17-year-old boy following a dispute over a stolen PlayStation. Joshua Francis Hill, 20, is charged with first-degree murder, second-degree murder and discharge of a firearm during a crime of violence in the June 24 death of Alexander Andrew Cadwell at an abandoned residence on the Red Lake Indian Reservation.