Crime

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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

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Sheriff: Woman In Custody In Fridley House Fire

A 43-year-old woman is in custody after a disturbance led to a fire at a residence in Fridley early Sunday morning, according to the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office. Officers with the Fridley Police Department were called at about 4:55 a.m. to a disturbance on the 1000 block of North Circle.

03/22/2015

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Duluth Prostitution Sting Puts 15 Behind Bars

More than a dozen people are facing behind bars after a two-day prostitution sting by police at a Duluth area motel late this week. Fourteen men face charges for soliciting prostitution, one of whom faces additional charges for sex trafficking and selling methamphetamine. A woman was also taken into custody for offering prostitution services.

03/21/2015

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High-Speed Chase Ends With Serious Injuries In St. Louis County

A Pinewood woman is hospitalized after leading authorities on a high-speed chase down Highway 37 in Hibbing Saturday morning.

03/21/2015

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Police: Missing Crystal Boy May Be With Someone He Knows

Crystal Police say they are doing everything they can to find a missing boy.

Ten-year-old Barway Collins was reported missing by his father on Wednesday night.

03/20/2015

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Police: Man Threatened To Shoot Up National American University

A 20-year-old man is accused of threatening to carry out a shooting at National American University in Burnsville last Friday over his frustrations in locating the school for a consultation. The Dakota County Attorney’s office says Aziz Holmes called the school to learn more information about enrolling, and said he was on his way to meet with an employee in person.

03/20/2015

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Charges: Fake Cop Robs Kids With BB Gun

A 20-year-old Farmington, Minnesota, man is accused of impersonating a cop, and using a BB gun to rob a group of kids of pocket money. He returned their money after robbing them.

03/20/2015

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Former Nordstrom Employee Accused Of Major Scam At Mall Of America

A former Nordstom employee is accused of racking up thousands of dollars of fraudulent charges.

03/20/2015

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Eagan Woman Charged With Death Of Grandson

A 49-year-old Eagan woman faces a manslaughter charge after her infant grandson died while in her care in 2012. Johanna Mercedes Limpert Beeler was charged Friday with second-degree manslaughter for the death of her two-month-old grandson, Brayden Michael Beeler, on July 7, 2012.

03/20/2015

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Teen Charged In Murder Of Man At Minneapolis Bus Stop

Police have arrested an 18-year-old man in connection with the shooting death of a man who had just stepped off a city bus in northeast Minneapolis last September. Montrell Maurice Webster was arrested after a traffic stop, where officers found a gun in his possession.

03/20/2015

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Ex-NFL Player Darren Sharper Charged With Rape In Las Vegas

Rape charges have been filed in Las Vegas against former NFL safety Darren Sharper, who already faces sexual assault charges in Los Angeles, New Orleans and the Phoenix area. Sharper’s Las Vegas attorney, David Chesnoff, appeared Friday before a Las Vegas judge on two sexual assault charges involving two women in January 2014. Details of the allegations weren’t immediately available.

03/20/2015

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Police: DNA From Trash & Abandoned Jacket Leads To Bank Robbery Arrests

Two men have been arrested and now face charges in connection to a Coon Rapids armed bank robbery, according to police.

03/20/2015

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Warrant Still Out In Stearns Co. For Ex-Three 6 Mafia Rapper

A warrant remains out in Stearns County for the arrest of a rapper formerly affiliated with an Academy Award-winning rap group, nearly a year after the alleged incident.

03/20/2015

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Court Hearing Held For Man Accused Of Killing U Of M Student

The man accused of killing University of Minnesota student Anarae Schunk is scheduled to have a court hearing Friday. Shavelle Chavez-Nelson faces first-degree murder charges for the death of Schunk.

03/20/2015

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Eagan Woman Charged In 2-Month-Old Grandson’s Death

A 49-year-old Eagan woman has been charged in the 2012 death of her 2-month-old grandson. Prosecutors say Johanna Mercedes Limpert Beeler was charged Tuesday with second-degree manslaughter in Dakota County District Court.

03/20/2015

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‘Pocket Dial’ Leads To Triple Arrest In Mankato Burglary

Three Mankato residents are in custody in connection to a burglary that police first got wind of due to a 911 pocket dial. The Blue County Sheriff’s office says a 911 dispatcher received a call from a cell phone at about 3:45 a.m. Thursday.

03/19/2015

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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