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Tue
09
Aug

Dao Xiong trial: Jury sees defendant's statements to police

"I'm scared," is what then-19-year-old Dao Xiong told investigators after he was arrested on suspicion of killing 33-year-old Youa Lor in a rural area of Lake Elmo on Sept. 9, 2010.

Mon
08
Aug

Prosecution argues Dao Xiong planned murder

The hood of a Nissan 350z with painted images of Youa Lor's four children and their favorite cartoon characters stood just a few feet from members of the jury Aug. 4 in the Washington County District Court murder trial of the man accused of killing him to steal the vehicle.

Thu
22
Jul

Judge denies Beecroft post-conviction hearing

A new trial request from Nicole Beecroft, the now 21-year-old convicted of first-degree murder for the death of her newborn baby in 2007, was denied July 20.

Wed
30
Sep

Nicole Beecroft case goes back to court

The Minnesota Appellate Court case of Nicole Beecroft, an Oakdale teenager sentenced to life in prison without parole for the murder of her newborn baby in April 2007, has been sent back to trial court for an evidentiary hearing.

Wed
25
May

Edgerton principal chosen for national award

A poster of a Hmong general hangs on the wall inside Edgerton Elementary School. Gen. Vang Pao, who led Hmong soldiers against Communist forces in Vietnam, is holding a book, encouraging kids to read.

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