Crime

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St. Cloud Man Found Murdered In Mille Lacs County

Police are looking for help solving the murder of a St. Cloud man.

Jason Carl Stoltz, 39, died from a gunshot wound to the chest. His body was found around 7 p.m. on March 2 in a car parked in the Bug Hill area of Onamia, Minnesota.

03/05/2015

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Charges: Wis. Woman Was Using Facebook Before Crash That Killed 3 Kids

A 34-year-old western Wisconsin woman is accused of using Facebook on her phone while driving and causing the deaths of three child passengers when she drove into oncoming traffic, according to charges filed in Pierce County.

03/05/2015

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St. Paul Duo Charged With Using Fake Cash At Strip Club

Two St. Paul residents face criminal charges for allegedly trying to use fake $100 bills at an Inver Grove Heights strip club in December. The Dakota County Attorney’s office says 34-year-old Aaron Jacobs and 24-year-old Carmina Ward were charged Thursday with counterfeiting currency and trying to pass off the phony money at the King of Diamonds Gentleman’s Club.

03/05/2015

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Man Sentenced In Hubbard Co. Drag Racing Incident

A man was sentenced in Hubbard County for drag racing while drunk after an incident that left a woman severely injured.

03/05/2015

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Jury Finds Man Guilty Of Attempted Murder In Drive-By Shooting

A jury found a 35-year-old St. Paul man guilty of attempted murder Thursday for a drive-by shooting last August in which he allegedly targeted a man who’d been involved with his girlfriend.

03/05/2015

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Officials: Boy, 15, Charged In Minnetonka Shooting

The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office has issued charges against a 15-year-old boy in connection with the shooting in Minnetonka on Monday evening. According to Minnetonka Police, around 5 p.m. Monday officers responded to a call of an explosion in the 5400 block of Byscane Way in Minnetonka.

03/05/2015

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Attorney: ‘Sniper’ Defamation Verdict Should Be Thrown Out

An attorney representing the widow of “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle is arguing that a judge was mistaken in awarding a $1.8 million defamation verdict to former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura.

03/05/2015

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Oil Company To Pay $2M For Illegal Well In North Dakota

A Norway-based oil company that illegally operated a well in North Dakota that was established by another company has agreed to pay a nearly $2 million settlement to avoid legal action in the case.

03/05/2015

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Wisconsin Man Pleads Guilty To North Iowa Meth Conspiracy

Officials say a 26-year-old Wisconsin man has pleaded guilty to his role in a north Iowa drug conspiracy. A U.S. attorney’s office announced Wednesday that Ryan Michael Schroeder of La Crosse, Wisconsin, has pleaded guilty to a federal charge of conspiring to distribute methamphetamine.

03/05/2015

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North Dakota Man Facing Charges In Fatal Crash In Minnesota

A 29-year-old man is facing charges in a fatal 2013 crash that killed one person near the border of North Dakota and Minnesota. Robin Olson of Wheatland, North Dakota, is charged with criminal vehicular homicide and criminal vehicular operation. Reports say he was driving when his vehicle collided with a minivan on U.S. Highway 75 south of Moorhead, Minnesota.

03/05/2015

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Roseville Burglary Suspect Caught On Baby Monitor, Bit By K9

A $3.99 baby monitor iPhone app helped Roseville police arrest a burglary suspect.

03/04/2015

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Man Shot Twice In St. Paul; Police Searching For Gunman

A man was shot once in the arm and once in the leg early Wednesday evening in St. Paul.

03/04/2015

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Newport Woman Pleads Guilty In Husband’s Drug Overdose Death

A 44-year-old Newport woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges in connection with the death of her 32-year-old husband after a drug overdose in March of 2013.

03/04/2015

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More Than 100 Academics Call For Bloomington To Drop Charges

After more than 100 religious leaders called for charges against Black Lives Matter protesters to be dropped in an open letter earlier this week, researchers and professors from Twin Cities academic institutions are doing the same, according to the activist group.

03/04/2015

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Brazil Police Say Woman Helped U.S. Sect Leader Avoid Arrest

A Minnesota religious leader sought by the U.S. on sex charges was able to elude a manhunt because of the support of a local woman, a longtime friend who traveled with him and supported him, the Brazilian lead investigator in the case said Wednesday.

03/04/2015

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Police: 7 Members Of 2 Mpls. Gangs Charged With Distributing Cocaine

Almost a dozen members of two of Minnesota’s most violent street gangs have been indicted on federal weapons and drug charges. Police said the suspects used violence and intimidation to control a drug operation stretching across two states.

03/04/2015

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Man Killed By LAPD Served Time In Minn. Prison

Months before he was fatally shot by police, a man walked the streets of Skid Row, keeping those he encountered in the dark about his past bank robbery conviction, his wanted probation status or even that the false name he lived under had been purloined from a Frenchman years earlier.

03/04/2015

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Bill Heightening Response To Campus Sex Assaults Advances

A bill establishing a new protocol for Minnesota universities and more avenues for students and others to report cases of campus sexual violence has cleared a Minnesota House committee.

03/03/2015

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Five Charged In Multi-State Sex Trafficking Ring

Five Twin Cities residents were charged Tuesday in connection to a multi-state sex trafficking ring, according to the Ramsey County Attorney’s office. Four of the five defendants are from St. Paul: 21-year-old Ishmael Jamaine Williams, 25-year-old Thomas William Evans, 28-year-old Yolanda Katrice Foster and 38-year-old Doris Marie Keller.

03/03/2015

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Loretto Man Gets 22 Months For Lying About Employee Wages

A 52-year-old Loretto man was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court to nearly two years federal prison for lying about employee wages for a company that assisted with state highway and road construction projects.

03/03/2015

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Western Wisconsin Man Charged With Killing Girlfriend

Authorities in La Crosse County of western Wisconsin have charged a Holmen man in the death of his girlfriend.

03/03/2015

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Man In Critical Condition After Being Shot In The Face

A Minnetonka man is in critical condition after police say his 15-year-old son shot him in the face. The shooting happened Monday afternoon in the family’s home, and it’s not yet clear if it was intentional.

03/03/2015

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Police Search For Suspect In Columbia Heights Shooting

Police in Columbia Heights are searching for a suspect in a shooting that occurred Monday night. According to police, the shooting took place around 8:45 p.m. inside a home in the 4100 block of Washington Street Northeast.

03/03/2015

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Blue Cross Blue Shield Nurse Accused Of Illegally Accessing Patient Records

A nurse with a history of narcotics theft illegally accessed a state database that contains prescription drug records for 1 million Minnesotans, all under the supervision of government entities that cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars annually.

03/02/2015

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Police: 15-Year-Old Fires Shotgun At Father In Minnetonka

Authorities say an adult male was hospitalized after a shooting in Minnetonka Monday afternoon and one suspect is in custody. Minnetonka Police were called on a report of a shooting on the 5400 block of Byscane Lane.

03/02/2015

Photo Galleries

Accent Signage Crime Scene

The Minneapolis Police Department released some photos from the Accent Signage office shooting last fall.

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FBI Release Photos Of Boston Attack Suspects

The FBI have released photos of the Boston Marathon attack suspects.

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Shooting In Bryn Mawr Neighborhood

Police are investigating a Thursday evening shooting in the Bryn Mawr neighborhood of Minneapolis.

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Twin Cities-Based Meth Bust

Prosecutors have charged 20 people in connection with a methamphetamine ring that was based in the Twin Cities. Officials say some of the suspects had connections to the La Familia Michoacana Mexican drug cartel.

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Lacrosse Players In Minn. Brawl

Five players on Rochester’s professional lacrosse team have been charged in connection with a brawl at a Minnesota restaurant involving more than two dozen people.

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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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