BROOKLYN PARK

Woman Charged After Locking Son, 8, in Cold Garage, Killing Him

The Brooklyn Park woman was charged Monday in connection with the boy's death in February 2018.

MINNEAPOLIS–A Minnesota woman is charged with manslaughter after authorities say she locked her 8-year-old son in a cold garage overnight, leading to his death. The Brooklyn Park woman was charged Monday in connection with the boy’s death in February 2018. The outside temperature at the time was in the negative single digits. According to the criminal complaint, the mother called…

Democrat Melissa Hortman Elected Minnesota Speaker of the House

State Representative Is From Brooklyn Park

ST. PAUL, MN — The 2019 Minnesota Legislature is in session. The House and its new Democratic majority were called to order around noon, while the Senate, where Republicans hold a two-vote majority, convened soon afterward. Democrat Melissa Hortman of Brooklyn Park was elected as House speaker. New Democratic Gov. Tim Walz told reporters he’s ready to cooperate with lawmakers from…