Emily Cutts

Public Safety Reporter

Emily Cutts is the Post Bulletin's public safety reporter. She joined the Post Bulletin in July 2018 after stints in Vermont and Western Massachusetts.

Readers can reach Emily at 507-285-7712 or

Derrick Timothy Days, 29, of South Saint Paul, pleaded guilty to murdering Todd Lorne Banks Jr., 28, of Rochester, in June 2021 following a disagreement during a dice game in downtown Rochester.
Robert Eugne Koloff Jr., 53, of Stewartville pleaded guilty through a Norgaard plea in December, admitting that though he did not remember the circumstances of the offenses, there was sufficient evidence for a jury to find him guilty.
Two Honduran sisters living in Rochester accepted an $80,000 settlement offer from the federal government following a lawsuit that alleged the pair suffered mistreatment by border patrol agents in 2021.
Micah Montre Marrison, 22, was sentenced to 81 months after he pleaded guilty in Goodhue County District Court to second-degree manslaughter-culpable negligence creating unreasonable risk.
Sean Michael Emmons, 38, reportedly broke into a Winona man's apartment through a front window, punched the man "out of a dead sleep," and stabbed him in the knee, according to the criminal complaint.
Miguel Nunez Jr., 19, of Sioux Falls, S.D., pleaded guilty to shooting and killing an Austin man under the guise of buying marijuana from him. According to a witness statement, Nunez intended a robbery at the Austin man's home.
Arkady Pavlovich Pichurin, 27, of Rochester, is already serving time in federal prison for producing sexually explicit images and videos of a minor.
Three Rivers Restorative Justice works with juveniles and adults to building community by focusing on the harm done and holding those who’ve caused the harm accountable.
Ayub Abucar Hagi Iman, 25, was sentenced in Olmsted County District Court on Thursday, June 2, 2022, by Judge Christina Stevens to 326 months in state prison. He will get credit for 36 months and 4 days he has already served.
Daniel Johnson, 29, of Austin, and Daryl Johnson, 51, of St. Ansgar, Iowa, were given jail time after pleading guilty to a charge of civil disorder.