Reporter | Hennepin County courts

Kim Hyatt reports on Hennepin County Courts. She previously covered the western and northern metro suburbs of the Twin Cities.

Hyatt grew up in north central Minnesota and graduated from the University of Minnesota-Duluth. She worked as an investigative reporter at The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead and the Owatonna People's Press where she was named New Journalist of the Year by the Minnesota Newspaper Association. Outside of work, she is often shooting hoops, watering her 40+ plants and spending time with family.


Minneapolis man eligible for parole after resentencing for his role as a teen in the murders of a mother and son

Brian Lee Flowers, who was 16 at the time, was determined to have played a lesser role.


Hennepin County judge denies prosecutors' motion to temporarily seal evidence in trooper's deadly force case

Judge Tamara Garcia called the state's request "premature and overbroad."


Hennepin County attorney to host inaugural felony expungement clinic

The clinic is slated for Feb. 28, and only those with felony convictions originating from Hennepin County are eligible.


Minnesota Supreme Court upholds Buffalo clinic mass shooter's convictions, including murder

A Wright County jury convicted Gregory Ulrich on all 11 counts in the 2021 mass shooting.


Why state trooper's trial in fatal shooting won't be like the others

State trooper Ryan Londregan will be tried under a revised use-of-deadly-force statute by a prosecutor who is facing a backlash from Minnesota's law enforcement community.


Robbinsdale police officer testifies why he stopped Myon Burrell, searched vehicle

His attorneys argue there was no basis for the traffic stop that led to felony charges.


Hennepin County Attorney Mary Moriarty opens application process for incarcerated people to request reduced sentence

The initiative stems from a new Minnesota law passed in 2023.


Trooper booked, released 2 weeks after charges in fatal shooting

Ryan Londregan is charged with second-degree unintentional murder, first-degree assault and second-degree manslaughter in the July 31 shooting of Ricky Cobb II.


Head of DOJ's youth justice office hails Hennepin County's reform efforts

Liz Ryan, head of Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, visited for a symposium and student-led panel this week.


Supreme Court reverses accomplice's conviction in kidnapping, killing of Mpls. real estate agent

Elsa Segura was sentenced to life in prison, but will now receive a new trial.