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Student Sexually Assaulted A Block From U Of M

A University of Minnesota student was sexually assaulted a block from campus early Saturday morning.

02/23/2015

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Minn. Lawmakers Hear From Gun Violence Prevention Group

At a rally Monday, members of “Protect Minnesota” talked about the need for a uniform background check on all gun sales.

02/23/2015

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Expert: Al-Shabaab Video Naming MOA As Target Simply A Recruiting Pitch

An expert on Somalian culture says the al-Shabaab video naming the Mall of America as a target is simply a recruiting pitch by terror group that needs new members.

02/23/2015

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Minneapolis Officer Shot Released From Hospital

The Minneapolis police officer who was shot and wounded over the weekend has been released from the hospital. Officer Jordan Davis and his partner responded to a burglary call in north Minneapolis Saturday. Davis was shot while standing outside his squad car.

02/23/2015

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Attorney Talks Misconceptions In Sex Offender Program Trial

More than 700 civilly committed sex offenders are suing the state of Minnesota, arguing the program keeping them locked up is unconstitutional.

02/22/2015

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Talking Points: Klobuchar On Al-Shabaab Threat Video

The latest terror video from al-Shabaab comes days after the White House convened a terror summit that focused on combating recruiting here in the Twin Cities and the rest of the country.

02/22/2015

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MOA Strengthens Security Following Video Threat

The Mall of America is beefing up security after the terror group that carried out a deadly attack at an African shopping mall called for a similar mission on shopping venues in Canada, the U.K. and the U.S.

02/22/2015

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Minneapolis Police Officer Shot, Suspect In Custody

A Minneapolis Police officer is in stable condition after he was shot early Saturday morning. Police says the shooting happened just before 5 a.m. after two officers had finished clearing the scene of a burglary call on the 1100 block of 24th Avenue North.

02/21/2015

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Man Says He Smoked PCP, Played ‘GTA’ Before Shooting At Ex-GF

A Minneapolis man is charged with attempted murder, assault and burglary after allegedly shooting at his ex-girlfriend and then pointing his weapon at police. Thirty-seven-year-old Major James Moore was charged Friday with first-degree attempted murder, second-degree assault and first-degree burglary.

02/20/2015

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Minn. Family Of Arizona Woman Found Dead Await Answers

The father of a Scottsdale woman found killed in her home says he hasn’t been able to sleep, instead imagining what could have happened to his daughter. Harley Feldman said Friday that Scottsdale police told him they don’t know yet whether 31-year-old Allison Feldman was a random victim of an attack.

02/20/2015

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Girls Describe Stabbing Classmate In Interrogation Video

Police interrogation video of two Wisconsin girls accused of nearly killing a classmate to please a fictional character shows them describing their calculated plan to kill their friend, telling her they planned to go bird watching.

02/20/2015

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Locked Up At 15, Sex Offender Calls His Treatment ‘A Sham’

A federal trial over the constitutionality of Minnesota’s sex offender program heard Thursday from a man who was a juvenile when he was locked up and was later sent into treatment.

02/19/2015

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Minn. Man Accused Of Conspiring To Help ISIS

A Minneapolis man who was stopped at a New York City airport in November as he and three others were allegedly attempting to travel to Syria was indicted Thursday on charges associated with supporting the Islamic State group.

02/19/2015

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Senate Committee Discusses Restoring Voting Rights For Felons

Hundreds were expected to pack the hearing room at the State Capitol in St. Paul Thursday as the Minnesota Senate Judiciary Committee discussed whether convicted felons should have their voting rights restored.

02/19/2015

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Woman Gets 14+ Years For Luring Men To Knife Attack

A woman convicted of luring two men into a brutal knife assault in Fridley last summer was sentenced Wednesday to almost 15 years in prison. Tiffani Marie Ivy pleaded guilty to two counts of aiding and abetting first-degree assault.

02/18/2015

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Experts Testify In MN Sex Offender Program Trial

A federal judge is closer to deciding if it’s constitutional to keep Minnesota sex offenders in custody indefinitely. Only three offenders have been released from treatment.

02/18/2015

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Man Arrested After Shooting Ex’s Home, Pointing Shotgun At Police

A 36-year-old man is in custody after a brief standoff with police in northeast Minneapolis late Wednesday morning. Police say the former girlfriend of Major James Moore called 911 just before 11:30 a.m. to report that he was standing outside of her residence with a weapon.

02/18/2015

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2 Men Charged In Plymouth High-Grade Marijuana Bust

Two men are accused of possessing and selling high-grade marijuana after having it transported from California to Minnesota, according to charges filed Wednesday in Hennepin County Court.

02/18/2015

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17-Year-Old Pleads Guilty To Crime Spree In Mpls., Edina

A Minneapolis teenager has pleaded guilty to 11 counts of armed robbery and assault in connection to crime spree in Minneapolis and Edina, the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday.

02/18/2015

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Charges: Woman Stole Vehicle From Farmington Auto Dealership

A 57-year-old Plymouth woman is accused of stealing a vehicle from a Farmington auto dealership last November after leaving her own vehicle there, according to charges filed by the Dakota County Attorney’s Office.

02/18/2015

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Bail Set At $1.5 Million In Toddler’s Death

A Maplewood man is being held on $1.5 million bail in the death of his girlfriend’s 1-year-old daughter. Thirty-five-year-old Leb Mike Meak appeared in Ramsey County District Court Tuesday on a charge of second-degree murder.

02/18/2015

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Police Hear Murder Suspect Confess To Mom On Speaker Phone

A 25-year-old man faces murder charges in connection to the stabbing death of a 35-year-old Redby woman, who was found in a pool of blood in a Bemidji street Friday night. The Beltrami County Attorney’s office says Brian Keith Jourdain, of Bemidji, was charged Tuesday with two counts of second-degree murder.

02/17/2015

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Man Charged In Synthetic Drug Death Of Duluth Woman

A 27-year-old Eveleth man faces third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter charges in connection with the synthetic drug-related death of a Duluth woman in 2013. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s office says Bryan Joseph Hodapp is accused of supplying 21-year-old Leann Wicklund with the substance called 25I-NBOMe, a psychedelic synthetic drug, on Aug. 30, 2013.

02/17/2015

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Councilwoman’s Sentence For Stealing From Dying Dad Judged Too Lenient

A 60-day jail sentence for a Maple Grove city councilwoman who pleaded guilty to stealing thousands of dollars from her dying father has been judged too lenient by the Minnesota Court of Appeals.

02/17/2015

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Police: 200 Pounds Of Marijuana Seized In Plymouth, 2 Arrested

Two men were arrested Monday after about 200 pounds of marijuana was seized in Plymouth, according to police. The Plymouth Police Department was notified by authorities in South Dakota of a large shipment of marijuana coming to the area.

02/17/2015

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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