STILLWATER

Back-to-back deployments for Minnesota National Guard unit

STILLWATER, Minn. (AP)–One of the first Minnesota National Guard units to respond to unrest following George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis is headed out on a new mission. The Stillwater-based 34th Military Police Company is deploying on a yearlong mission to provide security at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base. A send-off ceremony Sunday at the Stillwater armory was scaled back due to…

Shooting Victim Rescued by Uber Driver Near Stillwater

The Uber driver found the woman bleeding from the chest along a road near Stillwater.

STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) _ Authorities say an Uber driver rescued a woman who had been shot and left to die along a road in Washington County. A 23-year-old St. Paul man, suspected of being in the U.S. illegally, is charged with attempted murder and kidnapping. A criminal complaint says the Uber driver found the woman bleeding from the chest along…

Charges: Inmate used hammer, homemade knives to attack MN Corrections Officer

STILLWATER, Minn. (KMSP) – Charges have been filed against Edward Johnson, the man that killed Stillwater Correctional Officer Joseph Gomm last month. Johnson faces one felony count of second degree murder and one felony count of second degree assault. The charges also detail the way Johnson went about the attack, including the fact that he used a prison-issued hammer and two…

Minnesota Corrections Officer Killed By Inmate

Officer Joseph Gomm was attacked by an offender and was pronounced dead at a hospital

BAYPORT, Minn. — A corrections officer has died after he was assaulted by an inmate at the Stillwater state prison, prompting a lockdown at Minnesota’s prison system. The Minnesota Department of Corrections says Officer Joseph Gomm was attacked by an offender at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday and was pronounced dead at a hospital. Gomm was a 16-year veteran of the department….

Man Walks Away From Work Release in Detroit Lakes

Ricardo Gomez of Willmar was reported absent from work around 5:30 Saturday evening

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — A former prison inmate has walked away from his work release program in Detroit Lakes. 41-year-old Ricardo Gomez of Willmar was reported absent from work around 5:30 Saturday evening. He was being housed at the Becker County Minimum Security Annex since being accepted into the work release program. Gomez previously spent time in prison in Stillwater…

USS North Dakota Sailor From Minnesota Goes Missing

Jacob Tyler Didn't Report To Work Last Week, Silent On Social Media

GROTON, CT — Police in Groton, Connecticut have issued an alert for a 24-year-old sailor from Stillwater, Minnesota who has been missing for a week. Jacob Tyler is a member of the crew on the USS North Dakota, which is docked at the base. He didn’t show up for work last week at the Naval Submarine Base. His mother, Barbara…

St. Croix River Bridge Opens, Provides Passage from Minnesota to Wisconsin

Officials from Minnesota and Wisconsin celebrated the opening of the $650 million bridge

1/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3 Show Caption Hide Caption STILLWATER, Minn. — Drivers in the Midwest now have another way to pass back and forth between Minnesota and Wisconsin. A brand new bridge across the St. Croix River is now open. Officials from Minnesota and Wisconsin celebrated the opening of the $650 million bridge….

Murder Suspect Still on the Loose in Mendota Heights Killing

The suspect in that homicide, Lucifer Nguyen, was last seen in Stillwater

1/5 Beverly Cory Show Caption Hide Caption 2/5 Lucifer Nguyen: Wanted for Murder of Mendota Heights Woman Show Caption Hide Caption 3/5 Murdered Woman’s Car Found Show Caption Hide Caption 4/5 Medota Heights Crime Scene Show Caption Hide Caption 5/5 Mendota Heights Crime Scene Show Caption Hide Caption   MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn. — Mendota Heights police say they have recovered…