Crime

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State Lottery Manager Accused Of 2nd DUI

The executive director of the Minnesota Lottery says a second drunken driving charge against one of his top administrators is a personnel matter that’s under review.

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Good Question: How Effective Are Lie Detector Tests?

Ten-year-old Barway Collins has now been missing for a week. On Tuesday, Crystal police called his father a suspect in the boy’s disappearance. They say he failed a lie detector test.

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Lawsuit Claims Background Check Error Ruined Reputation

A Minnesota mother blames a background check mistake for ruining her reputation.

The trouble started for Lorie Wosmek after she’d spent years volunteering in the Remer School District.

21 hours ago

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Police: Grand Rapids Man Stabs Family Member Several Times

A 31-year-old Grand Rapids man is in custody after he allegedly stabbed a family member several times early Wednesday morning. Grand Rapids Police were called to a home in the northwest area of the city at about 1:47 a.m. on a report that a family argument turned into a knife attack.

22 hours ago

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Missing Boy’s Father Denies Child Abuse Allegations

It has now been seven days since a Twin Cities boy got dropped off from school, but never made it home. The only person named as a suspect in 10-year-old Barway Collins’ disappearance is his own father, Pierre Collins — and he insists he had nothing to do with it.

03/25/2015

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Minnesota Guardsman Charged With Making Child Porn In Afghanistan

A Minnesota National Guardsman is charged in federal court with making child pornography while he was deployed in Afghanistan.

03/25/2015

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Man, 51, Gets 6 Years For Being High On Meth In Fatal Crash

A 51-year-old Apple Valley man has been sentenced to more than 6 years in prison after admitting to being high on meth while behind the wheel of a truck that caused a fatal crash.

03/25/2015

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Wisconsin Trooper Killed In Shootout Was New Academy Grad

A Wisconsin State Patrol trooper just three months out of the academy died in a shootout with a bank robbery suspect also believed to have killed another motorist.

03/25/2015

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Charges: Fmr. Special Needs Teacher Took Inappropriate Pictures Of Students

A 48-year-old Chaska man has been charged with allegedly taking inappropriate pictures and having inappropriate contact with students at the schools he worked at, the Anoka County Attorney’s Office announced.

03/25/2015

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Father Denies Involvement In Son’s Disappearance

The father of Barway Collins, a missing 10-year-old boy, said Tuesday night that he had nothing to do with his son’s disappearance.

03/24/2015

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Man Convicted Of Officer Patrick’s Murder Wants Money Seized In Arrest

The man convicted of killing a Mendota Heights police officer last summer wants his money back. Attorneys for Brian Fitch Sr. have filed a motion in Dakota County. They’re seeking the return of nearly $3,000 in cash that was taken from him at the time of his arrest.

03/24/2015

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Driver Who Hit Ferguson Protester Charged In Minneapolis

The 40-year-old driver who hit a protester in Minneapolis last fall during a demonstration following the decision in Ferguson, Missouri, has now been charged by the Minneapolis City Attorney’s Office.

03/24/2015

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‘Gutter Block Goon’ Gang Members Charged In St. Paul Assaults

Seven men were each charged Tuesday for their roles in three gang-related assaults over the span of two days in downtown St. Paul in January. The Ramsey County Attorney’s office says the defendants are all members of the Gutter Block Goon gang, and all are charged with two counts each of third- and fourth-degree riot, both of which are considered crimes committed for the benefit of a gang.

03/24/2015

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North Branch Woman Charged In 11-Year-Old Pedestrian’s Death

A 46-year-old North Branch woman is facing one felony count of criminal vehicular homicide in connection to the Aug. 21, 2014 death of an 11-year-old pedestrian.

03/24/2015

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Charges: Woman Angry At Boyfriend Sets Trailer Home On Fire

A 43-year-old Fridley woman is accused of arson in connection with a fire at a mobile home early Sunday morning. Jennifer Robyn Beck has been charged with two counts of first-degree arson in connection with the incident.

03/24/2015

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New Hope Man, 2 Others Charged In Downtown Mpls. Brawl

A New Hope man has been charged after a flash mob in downtown Minneapolis on St. Patrick’s Day.

03/24/2015

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Authorities: 2 Kids Found Malnourished Placed In Protective Custody

The Sherburne County Attorney’s Office has confirmed that the two children found malnourished and living in filthy conditions will be placed in protective custody.

03/24/2015

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Child Protection Task Force Recommends More Than 90 Changes

A task force charged with finding ways to protect Minnesota’s children has come up with more than 90 recommendations.

03/24/2015

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Good Question: What’s The Criteria For An Amber Alert?

In the disappearance of Barway Edwin Collins, 10, of Crystal, police have released surveillance photos and put out a crime aler, but they haven’t put out an Amber Alert, saying it didn’t meet the criteria. So what is the criteria for issuing an Amber Alert? Good Question.

03/23/2015

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Princeton Children Found Starving Will Not Return Home To Parents

County and state childcare workers say two toddlers found starving in their home should not be returned to either of their parents. Roberta Gunderson told police she left her toddler sons with her husband, Michael, while she worked out of state for two months. When she returned home to Princeton last week, she told police she found the brothers alone and in one crib.

03/23/2015

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Parents Of 2 Kids Found Malnourished May Lose Custody

The parents of two children found malnourished and in filthy living conditions in a Sherburne County home may now lose custody of the children, according to court documents. Sherburne County officials have filed a petition to have the children placed into protective custody.

03/23/2015

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Police: 3 Arrested In Onamia Homicide

Three people have been arrested in a March 2 slaying of a St. Cloud man in Onamia, according to the Mille Lacs Tribal Police Department.

03/23/2015

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2nd Suspect In Rossing Disappearance To Appear In Court

A woman charged in connection with the disappearance of Christopher Rossing was slated to appear in court on Monday.

03/23/2015

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Police: U Of M Student Raped, Suspect At Large

Police are looking for a suspect after a University of Minnesota student was the victim of a sexual assault. Authorities said the incident happened at about 12:45 a.m. Monday, off campus, near the intersection of 8th Street SE and 13th Avenue SE.

03/23/2015

A dentist acted legally when he fired an assistant that he found attractive simply because he and his wife viewed the woman as a threat to their marriage, the all-male Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday. Read more.

ND Again Mulls Bill Banning Sexual Discrimination

The North Dakota House is considering legislation that would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation in housing, government, public services and the workplace.

03/23/2015

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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