Crime
16-year-old Rogers High School student killed in St. Michael crash Three Rogers High School friends returning from a sunny beach outing in St. Michael were involved in a crash Friday afternoon, June 12, that killed the driver, Leah Demessie, 16, of Albertville. Wright County Sheriff Joe Hagerty repo...Read More
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by Jim Boyle Elk River Star News Christopher Todd Besser remains in Wright County Jail today after bail was set at $2 million on May 12 following the shooting deaths of his father and brother in the St. Michael home where he was raised. The 21-year-old St. Michael man was charged in Wright County 10...Read More
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Attorney: ‘Execution style’ killings   Wright County Attorney, Tom Kelly hosted a press conference Tuesday, May 12, at the Wright County Sheriff’s Department in regard to the Saturday, May 9, St. Michael shooting that resulted in the deaths of Todd Besser, 49, and his son, Blake Besser, 2...Read More
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The St. Michael community was still reeling days after two people were found shot to death Saturday night, May 9, in the 4500 block of Mayfield Avenue in St. Michael. The victims included off duty Elk River Police Officer Todd Besser, 49, of Otsego, and his son Blake Besser, 27. The Wright County Sh...Read More
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by Jim Boyle Elk River Star News Elk River Police Chief Ron Nierenhausen had a press conference Sunday at the Elk River Police station after it was announced that Elk River officer Todd Besser had been killed Saturday night in a domestic situation in St. Michael. “With heavy hearts, we’re here t...Read More
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Wright County Attorney Tom Kelly is hosting a press conference scheduled for Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. regarding the St. Michael murders. Crow River News will continue to gather details about the case as soon as possible. Sheriff Joe Hagerty has released the following update. On Saturday, May 9, at appr...Read More
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‘Adults are the larger problem’ By John Holler Contributing Writer For years, law enforcement has dealt with the biggest problems that lead to driving fatalities. The primary focus has been on two areas – speeding and drunk driving. However, there is a new culprit that is putting drivers at ri...Read More
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Tuesday, Feb. 17 The St. Michael Fire and Rescue Department responded to a medical call in the 9000 block of 40th Place NE for a 47 year old female having chest pains. Thursday, Feb. 19 The department responded to a gas leak call in the 11000 block of Town Center Drive NE....Read More
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