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Authorities ID 2nd Victim Of S. Minneapolis Double Homicide

Authorities have identified the second victim who was killed after a shooting in south Minneapolis Saturday night.

16 hours ago

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Hundreds Gather To Protest Dentist Who Killed Cecil The Lion

Hundreds of protesters showed up at the Bloomington office of a Minnesota dentist who killed a beloved lion named Cecil.

21 hours ago

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Suspended MN Doctor Pleads Guilty To Stealing Prescription Drugs

A 43-year-old suspended Pelican Rapids doctor has pleaded guilty to obtaining Hydrocodone, Oxycodone and other prescription drugs by writing and filling fraudulent prescriptions, the United States Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday.

24 hours ago

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Police Seek 17-Year-Old Stearns County Runaway

Authorities are seeking the public’s help finding a 17-year-old presumed runaway who was last seen a week and a half ago. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said that Brianna Jenny Hoppe left her home in rural Stearns County the evening of Saturday, July 18.

07/29/2015

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Protesters Drill Twin Cities Dentist Who Killed Lion In Zimbabwe

An avid Minnesota hunter accused of illegally killing a protected lion in Zimbabwe has a federal felony on his record related to shooting a black bear in Wisconsin, according to federal court records.

07/28/2015

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Special Needs Teacher Charged With Sex Assault Of 16-Year-Old Girl

A 47-year-old Rogers man who is a special education teacher in New Hope is accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old female student, according to charges filed Tuesday by the Hennepin County attorney.

07/28/2015

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Cops: Man, 23, Arrested For Monday Morning Mpls. Shooting

Police in Minneapolis say a 23-year-old man has been arrested in connection to a Monday morning dispute on the city’s north side that led to fatal gunfire.

07/28/2015

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Police Seek Suspect In Maplewood Bar Gun Pointing Incident

Authorities in the east Twin Cities metro are looking for a suspect after a man allegedly brandished a handgun during an assault at a Maplewood bar Friday night.

07/28/2015

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2 Men Filed Civil Lawsuits Against Crosier Seminary Clergy

Attorney Jeff Anderson said Tuesday one man was molested at about age 15 to 17 by a priest and two brothers who were assigned to the seminary and the other man was sexually abused by the same priest, another father and a brother when he was about 14 to 15 years old.

07/28/2015

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Anonymous Tip Helps Minneapolis Police Nab Serial Robber

olice say an anonymous tip through Crime Stoppers helped them put a serial robber behind bars. Investigators say someone recognized Lamonte Lee Douglas Gross in surveillance video. Police say Gross had a history of armed robbery. He was released from prison, and weeks later they say he went back to his old tricks.

07/27/2015

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Minnesota Capitol Closed After Suspicious Packages Found

Construction crews have been cleared from the Minnesota Capitol building after workers found two suspicious packages.

07/27/2015

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Authorities ID One Victim In South Minneapolis Double Homicide

Authorities have identified one of two men who were killed after a shooting in south Minneapolis Saturday night. Minneapolis police say the shooting happened just after 10:20 p.m. near the intersection of Franklin and Chicago avenues.

07/27/2015

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Appeals Court Upholds Law In Breath Test Refusal Case

The Minnesota Court of Appeals has upheld a law that makes it a crime for someone to refuse a breath test when arrested for drunken driving. Monday’s ruling comes in the case of David Bennett, who was arrested after a 2013 crash and refused a breath test at the Ramsey County Jail.

07/27/2015

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Man, 76, In Custody After Holding Girlfriend Hostage In Northern Minnesota

A 76-year-old man was taken into custody Sunday morning after refusing to let her leave their residence and threatening her life, according to the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office.

07/27/2015

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Police: Dispute Ends With 1 Dead, 1 Hurt In Minneapolis

Minneapolis police are investigating after an overnight dispute between two groups of people led to a fatal shooting.

07/27/2015

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Minneapolis Homicides Up For First Time In 3 Years

As summer scorches on, the city of Minneapolis is dealing with a disturbing trend in crime. So far this year, police have seen an average of one murder per week. Over the weekend, three separate shootings resulted in two deaths.

07/26/2015

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Police: South Mpls Shooting Leaves 2 Dead

Police in Minneapolis say a shooting Saturday night on the city’s south side left one man dead and another in serious condition.

07/26/2015

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ME: Plymouth Police Shot Man At Arby’s In The Head

Officials have released the name of the man shot and killed by a Plymouth police officer last week at an Arby’s restaurant.

07/26/2015

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SD Man Gets 11 Months In Prison For Spitting At Officer

A central South Dakota man will be spending 11 months in prison for spitting at a law enforcement officer.

07/26/2015

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MPD: 1 Injured In Dinkytown Shooting

Minneapolis police say a woman was injured in a shooting early Saturday morning in Minneapolis’ Dinkytown neighborhood. The shooting happened on 14th Avenue Southeast and 4th Street Southeast near the University of Minnesota.

07/25/2015

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St. Paul Police Arrest 3 Boys Over Stolen Car, Gun Threat

A confrontation over a stolen car led police to arrest three boys in St. Paul Friday. Police received a report of a stolen car around 1 p.m. on the 200 block of Stinson Street. The victim said when they confronted a young man they believed took it, the boy pulled out a gun and ran into the house.

07/25/2015

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Henn. Co. Sheriff: Inmate Wanted After Release For Outstanding Warrant

An inmate was released Thursday from the Hennepin County Jail, but his departure was a little premature. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office says Ryan Abraham Whiteis-Saks was released after his court cases were resolved, but authorities were not aware at the time that there was an outstanding warrant for his arrest in Dakota County.

07/24/2015

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Montevideo Cop Back To Work After Crash With High Driver

A Montevideo Police officer is back to work after getting hit last week by a driver who admitted to being high on marijuana. Officer Kelly Robinson was off duty and was returning home from buying a camper for his family when a vehicle did not yield and pulled out in front of him.

07/24/2015

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Twin Cities Police Cracking Down On Illegal Drag Racing

Plans to drag race through Minneapolis and St. Paul are hitting speed bumps this summer.

07/23/2015

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Life Sentence Urged In Peanut Salmonella Case

Federal court officers have recommended a sentence of life in prison for a peanut company executive convicted of selling salmonella-tainted food, a move that attorneys on both sides called “unprecedented” for a food-poisoning case. The potential life sentence for former Peanut Corporation of America owner Stewart Parnell was disclosed by prosecutors in a court filing Wednesday.

07/23/2015

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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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