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Man Convicted For Posing As Aide, Having Sex With Vulnerable Adult

A 43-year-old Minneapolis man was convicted Thursday in Hennepin County Court for criminal sexual conduct involving a vulnerable adult, and a jury will push for him to serve life in prison. Corey Gordon had been charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct in the case for posing as a personal care attendant in order to have sex with the victim.

09/19/2014

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Fmr. Richmond Mayor Arrested On Suspicion Of Embezzlement

The former mayor of the small Stearns County city of Richmond has been arrested and released. Scott Kron is under investigation for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars from the town’s baseball association. Kron resigned his office earlier this summer citing health and personal reasons.

09/18/2014

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Authorities Seeking Inmate Who Escaped Custody

There is a $5,000 reward for information about an inmate who escaped right as a jury found him guilty of attempted second degree murder Thursday. Police said Michael Henderson fought with deputies in the Hennepin County courtroom, then bolted out the door. A jury had just convicted Henderson of attempted second degree murder for an armed robbery back in March.

09/18/2014

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Duluth Man Accused Of Fatally Stabbing His Mother

A 37-year-old Duluth man is accused of fatally stabbing his mother earlier this week.

09/18/2014

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BCA: Polk Co. Deputy Injured In Shooting

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says a Polk County deputy was shot and injured near Crookston Thursday afternoon. Police received a report of a shooting just before 1 p.m. inside a home on the 28000 block of 300th Street Southwest in rural Polk County.

09/18/2014

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Home Depot Says Malware Affected 56M Payment Cards

The Home Depot says it has eliminated malware from its U.S. and Canadian networks that affected 56 million unique payment cards between April and September.

09/18/2014

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BCA On Way To Shooting In NW Minnesota

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is on its way to the scene of a shooting in Polk County.

09/18/2014

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Suspended Vikings WR Simpson In More Trouble

Suspended Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson is facing misdemeanor charges of driving on a limited driver’s license, possession of marijuana in a motor vehicle and having an open bottle in a motor vehicle. Rick Hart, deputy police chief for the city of Bloomington, Minn., confirmed Thursday that Simpson was cited but not arrested July 7.

09/18/2014

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Mpls. Police Unveil New Program To Connect To Community

Minneapolis’ police chief said Thursday she’s enlisting the help of religious and cultural leaders to help the communication between different communities and police.

09/18/2014

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South Mpls. Scarecrows Found, Returned To Garden

Two iconic scarecrows that went missing in south Minneapolis have been found and restored to their proper positions. Barb Balcom’s community garden at the corner of Lyndale Avenue and 46th Street has long featured two seasonably dressed scarecrows. But this year, they went missing.

09/18/2014

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2 Arrested In State Fair Armed Robbery

Minnesota State Fair officials say two people are now arrested in connection with the armed robbery where suspects took more than $10,000 from a fair exhibit. The robbery occurred on Friday, Aug. 29 at the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild exhibit at the Agriculture Horticulture Building.

09/18/2014

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Prior Lake Man Charged In Wire Fraud Case

A 59-year-old Prior Lake man is accused of stealing more than $2.5 million in investment funds and loans from several investors after lying about the intent of those funds, according to charges filed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Bryan Reichel, the founder and principal shareholder of PureChoice, Inc., was charged with seven counts of wire fraud in connection with the case.

09/18/2014

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Priest Accused Of Sex Abuse Resigns From St. Thomas

A priest and full-time faculty member of the University of St. Thomas has announced he will resign from his position in the school’s department of Catholic studies. The university announced Father Michael Keating’s resignation Thursday morning.

09/18/2014

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Police: 2 Minneapolis Shootings Connected

Police say two shootings that left one teen dead and two injured in north Minneapolis were related. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office on Wednesday identified the boy who died of multiple gunshot wounds as 17-year-old Jemario Langston.

09/18/2014

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Suspect In Minneapolis Stabbing Death Arrested

Minneapolis Police’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Team arrested a 27-year-old man Wednesday, who has an outstanding warrant for premeditated first-degree murder. Quanan Lee Machacek is accused of stabbing Cody Lee Rasche to death on the night of Sept. 10.

09/17/2014

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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