ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - One of the four men accused of keeping a "stash house" for a Mexican drug cartel in St. Paul has pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute methamphetamine. Nineteen-year-old Antonio Navarro entered the plea in federal court yesterday, clearing the way for the state to proceed on charges that include kidnapping and assault. Navarro and the three others are accused of kidnapping and torturing two Minneapolis teens they suspected of stealing drugs from the house.
ROSEVILLE, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota officials say a man who robbed a Ramsey County pawnshop at gunpoint is in custody in Georgia. Roseville police say 24-year-old Marvin Spencer was arrested yesterday. Authorities say Spencer and his father took about $200,000 in jewelry from a Pawn America earlier this month. Police have not located Spencer's father.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - All four candidates in next month's Republican primary for Minnesota governor are scheduled to debate one another. The debate takes place today on Minnesota Public Radio. Scott Honour, Marty Seifert, Kurt Zellers and Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson are seeking the GOP nomination.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The University of Minnesota's stadium is getting a makeover in preparation for an international soccer match. The university is covering the artificial turf in TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis with real grass for Saturday's match between England's Manchester City and Greece's Olympiacos club. School officials say it will take 10,000 square yards of sod to do the job, which began yesterday.
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