Southern Minnesota drug court Judge Larry Collins is retiring with the luxury of knowing he did some good. He knows that because the people who went through his court told him so. Read more →
MPR News Reflections and observations on the news
Since his arrest in early 2014 on the suspicion that he was planning an attack on his Waseca high school, we have not heard from John LaDue, who is now trying to put his life back together.
Until today. Read more →
Ladue is a troubled young man who was charged with plotting a massacre at his high school. How do you go back to a small town after a case like this? You don’t, his father’s GoFundMe effort says. Read more →
Ron Krassin put his quadcopter to good use yesterday, documenting the damage from the fire yesterday that destroyed the Tink Larson ballfield in Waseca. Read more →
The grandstand at Tink Larson Field in Waseca, a jewel of youth and town ball in Minnesota, burned to the ground last night. Read more →
In an op-ed in today’s Star Tribune Daniel Wolpert of Minneapolis defends the practice of judging the parents in news stories where a child has done wrong.
Clearly, Wolpert is talking mostly about the parents of John LaDue of Waseca. He’s the 17-year-old boy charged with a plot to set off bombs at schools in Waseca, then shoot kids trying to flee. Reportedly, he planned to kick off his day by killing his parents. Read more →