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Man In Custody After Overnight Police Standoff In South Mpls.

After hours of negotiations, a man is now in custody after an armed standoff with police at a south Minneapolis home. Police say his three-year-old daughter was at home at the time of the shooting.

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Minneapolis Police Seeking 2 Men After Woman Assaulted In Uptown

Minneapolis Police officers are working what they say is a rare and violent attack on a young woman walking in Uptown. She was choked so hard she passed out, and officers need some help. They’ve released photos of two different men they want to talk with.

09/03/2015

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Police Search For Gunman Who Shot Good Samaritan

A 30-year-old St. Paul man is in the hospital in critical condition after he was shot while intervening in a robbery in St. Paul Wednesday night, according to police.

09/03/2015

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Authorities: Elk River Fatal Fire Ruled Possible Arson

Authorities say a fire that took the life of an Elk River man late last week is being investigated as a possible arson. Firefighters were called at about 12:20 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 28, to a house fire on the 11000 block 187th Avenue NW in Elk River. When firefighters arrived, the home was fully engulfed.

09/03/2015

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State Supreme Court Hears Appeal From Byron Smith

The Minnesota Supreme Court heard Thursday the appeal of a Little Falls man convicted of killing two teenagers who broke into his home. Byron Smith shot and killed 18-year-old Haile Kifer and 17-year-old Nick Brady on Thanksgiving Day in 2012. A jury found him guilty in 2014. Byron Smith is currently serving life in prison.

09/03/2015

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Mom, 10-Year-Old Daughter Dead In Fire; Ex-Boyfriend Arrested

Authorities say two people were found dead after a house fire in the western Wisconsin community of New Richmond. Police say fire crews were called to the home around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.

09/03/2015

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3 Assaults Of Bicyclists In 3 Nights On Midtown Greenway

Police say bikers are being attacked on the Midtown Greenway in Minneapolis, and officers are seeing a clear pattern.

09/02/2015

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Boys And Girls Club Officials Warn Of Solicitor Scam

Fake solicitors have been using the name of the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities to get donations.

09/02/2015

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T. Eugene Thompson Dies; Convicted In Notorious Murder Case

T. Eugene Thompson — the lawyer convicted in one of Minnesota’s most notorious murder cases ever — has died. He was 88.

09/02/2015

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2 Accused Of Stealing Over $35K By Way Of Identity Theft

Two adults are accused of engaging in identity theft and check fraud to steal thousands from a number of victims in the Twin Cities, according to Hennepin County officials.

09/02/2015

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Rochester Man Arrested In Fatal Shooting At Mobile Home Park

A 19-year-old Rochester man has been arrested in a shooting at a mobile home park that killed one man and injured two others. The man was arrested Tuesday morning after several hours of a standoff that ended only after officers fired a chemical irritant into a home.

09/01/2015

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Counts Won’t Be Dismissed For Men Accused Of Plan To Join ISIS

A federal judge says he won’t dismiss charges against seven Minnesota men accused of plotting to join the Islamic State group. The men have pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. Prosecutors allege they began meeting in spring 2014 to talk about traveling to Syria.

09/01/2015

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Police: 1 Dead, 2 Wounded In Rochester Shooting

Rochester police say one person is dead and another wounded after a shooting at a mobile home park.

08/31/2015

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Man Gets 16 Years For Fatal Beating In Northern Minnesota

A northern Minnesota man has been sentenced to more than 16 years in prison for fatally beating a man who considered him a friend.

08/31/2015

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Hinckley Man Now Faces Murder Charges In Death Of Girlfriend’s Son

A Hinckley man now faces murder charges in the death of his girlfriend’s 3-year-old son, whom he’s accused of severely beating last week.

08/31/2015

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Man Pleads Guilty To Stalking DJ Mary Lucia

An Eden Prairie man has pleaded guilty to stalking Twin Cities DJ Mary Lucia. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced Monday that Patrick Henry Kelly, 56, pleaded guilty to felony stalking and terroristic threats.

08/31/2015

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2 Arrested In Robbery Of 90-Year-Old Woman

Police say two women have been arrested in connection with a 90-year-old woman’s robbery in South Minneapolis last week. Marguerite Cornish was walking home after one of her weekly visits to Oxendale’s Market near Lake Nokomis.

08/31/2015

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Man Gets 10 Years For Stabbing Brother In Chest, Stomach, Hands

A Grand Rapids man was sentenced was sentenced to 10 years in prison after stabbing his brother in the chest, stomach arms and hands with a knife.

08/31/2015

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Woman, 24, Found Guilty Of Running Over Another Woman In Mpls. Parking Lot

Officials say a 24-year-old woman was found guilty of criminal vehicular operation for running over another woman last year in a downtown Minneapolis parking lot.

08/31/2015

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Patrol: Wis. Man Arrested For OWI For 5th Time

A 45-year-old man from northwestern Wisconsin was arrested Sunday night for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence, fifth offense. The Wisconsin State Patrol stopped a vehicle at about 5:30 p.m. being driven by the suspect, identified as Robert Truitt, because he and his passengers were not wearing seat belts.

08/30/2015

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Police Investigating Shooting In North Minneapolis

Minneapolis police are investigating a shooting Sunday afternoon that has left at least one person injured. The Minneapolis Police Department was called shortly before 4 p.m. on a report of a shooting victim in the area of 26th and Irving Avenue N.

08/30/2015

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Father Says School Brushed Off Worries About Janitor Charged With Rape

The father of a former Forest View student said he’s upset the school didn’t take his concerns about a school janitor more seriously.

08/29/2015

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Police: Teen Bruised In Abduction Attempt Outside State Fair

St. Paul Police say that a 17-year-old girl was almost abducted after she left work at the Minnesota State Fair. According to police, the incident happened at about 9 p.m. Thursday near the east side of Snelling Avenue at Arlington Avenue.

08/28/2015

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New Ulm Chief Charged In Domestic Assault

The police chief of New Ulm is accused of domestic assault and disorderly conduct. Myron Wieland is expected to appear in court Friday in Faribault County where he has been jailed since Wednesday.

08/28/2015

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Police Look For Help Solving Minneapolis Homicide

Minneapolis police are looking for help in solving a New Year’s Day homicide.

08/27/2015

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Remembering Caroline Lowe’s 35 Years At WCCO

Long-time WCCO-TV reporter, Caroline Lowe, is leaving after being on the crime beat for WCCO-TV since 1977. This year marked her 35th year with the station. Take a look back.

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Celebrities & Mary Jane

A number of celebrities have either admitted to smoking marijuana, been caught smoking pot, or in a few select cases openly endorse the act of lighting up a spliff. Here are some of the most famous cannabis users.

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Minnesota’s Greatest Mug Shots

Minnesota has seen its share of bizarre, amusing and notable mug shots, many of which go far beyond mere “bad hair days.”

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