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Man Says Indictment For Illegal Gambling Is Unfair

A man accused of running an illegal gambling operation in North Dakota says the case should be dismissed because the charges conflict with a plea agreement in a separate money laundering case. Gerald Greenfield, of Bloomington, Minnesota, is charged in federal court with three counts, including conducting sports betting business and conspiracy to commit money laundering.

08/28/2014

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Police Chase Robbery Suspects Across Twin Cities

St. Paul authorities say one person is in custody following an armed robbery and police chase across the Twin Cities. St. Paul Police Cmdr. Eric Anderson said one person remained at large late Wednesday.

08/28/2014

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He Was Praised For Escaping Gang Life, Now He’s Charged In A Shooting

After being held up as an example of how to escape gang life, the founder of one of St. Paul’s largest street gangs is in trouble. James Fields is charged with shooting a man at a bar in St. Paul last week.

08/27/2014

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Report: Another Man From Minn. Has Died Fighting For ISIS

Another American from the Twin Cities area was killed fighting for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, CBS News reports.

08/27/2014

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Terror Groups Using Social Media To Recruit In The Twin Cities

Douglas McCain was not the first Minnesotan radicalized and recruited to fight in a foreign land. In recent years, Minnesota has become a place where terrorist organizations recruit young people to fight jihad.

08/27/2014

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Fiancé Of Kelly Phillips Asks For Help Finding Killer

For the first time Wednesday, the man who lost his fiancé in a shooting at a Twin Cities gas station spoke publicly. Nathon Bailey spoke outside of St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral in Minneapolis just days before he and Kelly Phillips were supposed to be married.

08/27/2014

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Public Memorial Service Thursday For Kelly Phillips

There will be a public memorial and candlelight service Thursday for the man who police say was killed by his ex at an Arden Hills gas station. Kelly Phillips was shot multiple times at a gas station in Arden Hills on Aug. 11 and died from injuries in the incident.

08/27/2014

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Minnesota Man Charged With Moving Woman’s Body

St. Paul authorities have charged a man with moving the body of a woman who was found wrapped in a blanket outside. Sixty-four-year-old John Stanton Sr. was charged in Ramsey County court Tuesday with one count of interference with a dead body.

08/27/2014

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Good Question: What Draws Someone To Terrorism?

In 2008, Abdurizak Bihi’s 17-year-old nephew left his home in Minneapolis for terrorist group Al-Shabaab in Somalia. In 2009, the teenager was killed.

08/26/2014

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2 Men, 2 Women Charged In Fridley Stabbing, Attempted Robbery

Anoka County prosecutors say one of the victims in a brutal assault over the weekend was able to call the police after he had been stabbed eight times. Anthony McCollum and Yani Singh are still in critical condition at Hennepin County Medical Center after police say they were stabbed inside of a car early Saturday morning.

08/26/2014

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Former Robbinsdale H.S. Student Dies In Syria

A 33-year-old man who once lived in Minnesota and attended a New Hope high school was killed over the weekend in Syria, according to CBS News. Douglas McAuthur McCain, who was most recently living in San Diego, California, was killed in Syria while fighting on behalf of ISIS.

08/26/2014

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Gunfire Puts HCMC Into Lockdown

Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis went into lockdown Tuesday afternoon after reports of gunfire outside of the hospital, according to sources. The incident happened sometime after 3 p.m. near the area of 8th Street and Chicago Avenue, which is near the hospital’s 8th Street ER entrance

08/26/2014

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Slain Woman IDs Ex-Deputy As Gunman In 911 Call

Police in Wisconsin say that before she died, a wounded woman called 911 and identified the person who shot her as her brother-in-law, who had been a sheriff’s deputy.

08/26/2014

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Man Allegedly Assaults Elderly Mom, 5-Hour Standoff Ensues

A 55-year-old Crow Wing County man is in custody after allegedly assaulting his elderly mother and threatening her with a gun. Paul Strom is awaiting formal charges of second-degree assault, terroristic threats and felon in possession of a firearm stemming from an incident Saturday morning in Irondale Township.

08/26/2014

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2 Injured In S. Mpls. Drive-By Shooting

Two people suffered non-life threatening injuries after being shot Tuesday afternoon in south Minneapolis. Police says the shooting happened at about noon on 38th Street, just west of Oakland Avenue South.

08/26/2014

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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