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APPLE VALLEY, Minn.—The boyfriend of Elizabeth Victoria Perrault, whose decomposed body was found in the Minnesota River in April was arrested Monday and charged with second-degree murder. Uriah David Schulz, 40, of Apple Valley, remained jailed at Dakota County jail on Monday night on suspicion of killing 41-year-old Perrault of Burnsville on or about Nov. 1, 2017. According to Perrault's Facebook page, she had two sons and a daughter.
ROSEMOUNT, Minn.—A 59-year-old man from the Twin Cities suburb of Rosemount with 17 prior driving while intoxicated convictions was on meth and amphetamines when he caused a serious-injury crash last fall, prosecutors allege.
INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, Minn.—Inver Grove Heights police said Monday that no arrests have been made in the shooting death of Billy Robles, a 19-year-old aspiring rapper from St. Paul killed early Saturday during a fight between two groups of party bus passengers. Police Chief Paul Schnell said that although investigators have interviewed many of the 40 to 50 people who were at the "chaotic scene" in the parking lot of the AMC Showplace 16, "we believe there are still a lot of people with a lot of information that we don't have."
MINNEAPOLIS—On the eve of Sunday's NFC championship game that could send the Minnesota Vikings to the Super Bowl for the first time in 41 years — in their own back yard, no less — the local demand for Super Bowl tickets is already sky high, brokers and sellers say. But a Vikings victory over the Eagles on Sunday in Philadelphia could put resale prices at near-record levels, brokers say, as fans would clamor for the possibility of seeing their beloved hometown team capture its first Super Bowl win.
DAKOTA COUNTY, Minn.—A fugitive who eluded authorities for three years using a fake name before his recent capture in rural Dakota County has been sentenced to five years in prison. Joseph Thomas Hawkinson, 29, pleaded guilty Thursday in Dakota County District Court to felony possession of a firearm as an ineligible person. He faced up to 15 years behind bars but received the minimum 60-month sentence as part of a plea deal. Two other charges were dismissed: felony failure to register as a predatory offender and misdemeanor identity theft.