Crime

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Police: Knife Was Found Near Barway Collins’ Body

A search warrant revealed new details in the death of Barway Collins. According to the document, a knife was found near Collins’ body, which was recovered from the Mississippi River on April 11.

04/22/2015

Adnan Abdihamid Farah, Hanad Mustafe Musse, Zacharia Yusuf Abdurahman and Guled Ali Omar (credit: Sherburne County Jail, Anoka County Sheriff and Hennepin County Sheriff)

Minnesota Mother Shocked That 2 Sons Face Terror Charges

The mother of two Minnesota men charged with attempting to join the Islamic State group in Syria says she didn’t see anything amiss and doesn’t believe they wanted to join the terrorist group. Nineteen-year-old Adnan Abdihamid Farah and 21-year-old Mohamed Abdihamid Farah

04/22/2015

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Lawmakers Debate Bill To Cut Minimum Wage For Tipped Employees

The Minnesota House is debating a bill that could cut the minimum wage for some tipped employees.

04/22/2015

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Minn. Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Sex Offender

The Minnesota Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a convicted St. Paul sex offender who argued that a jury, and not a judge, must decide his risk-level status. The decision could affect the statuses of several Level-III sex offenders in the state.

04/22/2015

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Dayton: House GOP Should Punish Member For Prison Comment

Gov. Mark Dayton says a Republican lawmaker should be reprimanded for a House floor speech linking north Minneapolis with a state prison.

04/22/2015

Polk County Stabbing Suspect

Teen To Stand Trial In Fatal St. Croix River Stabbing

A judge in western Wisconsin has ordered a Minnesota teen to stand trial on charges of fatally stabbing a fisherman during a confrontation along the St. Croix (kroy) River.

04/22/2015

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Woman Pleads Guilty In Aunt’s Murder In NE Minnesota

A 21-year-old woman has pleaded guilty to intentional second-degree murder in the stabbing death of her aunt on the Fond du Lac Reservation last fall.

04/21/2015

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House Backs Higher Fine For Texting-While-Driving Offenses

Serial offenders of Minnesota’s prohibition on texting while driving could soon face steeper fines.

04/21/2015

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Spotted Cow-Loving Bar Could See Felony Charges

A bar in Maple Grove could face felony charges for selling a popular Wisconsin beer without the proper license.

04/21/2015

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Famous Minnesota Hockey Doctor Attacked Visiting Wife’s Grave

There is not a more beloved or colorful character in the game of ice hockey. Since 1958, Dr. George Nagobads has stitched up and healed players from Golden Gophers to Olympic gold medalists.

04/21/2015

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After Toddler’s Homicide, Mom Charged With Endangerment

The mother of an 18-month-old girl that died of homicidal violence earlier this year now faces child endangerment charges for letting the girl stay with her boyfriend, whose sons reportedly told her their father was hitting the child.

04/21/2015

Guled Ali Omar in September 2002. (credit: Hennepin County Jail)

‘They Destroyed Our Home,’ Terror Suspect’s Family Says

More details are emerging about the six Minnesotans who are accused of trying to join ISIS, and were arrested Sunday both in Minneapolis and in San Diego.

04/21/2015

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Authorities ID Officer Involved In Robbinsdale Shooting

Authorities have identified the Robbinsdale police officer who shot and wounded an 18-year-old woman last week after she ignored orders to drop a knife. Police announced Monday that Sgt. Thomas Rothfork was involved in the shooting of Tania Harris outside an apartment building last Thursday night after officers were called on a report of a fight involving at least two women.

04/21/2015

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U Of M Student Groped By Stranger Off Campus

A University of Minnesota student was groped on Friday while she was walking toward her apartment building.

04/20/2015

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Defendants’ Families Doubt FBI’s Terror Case

Friends and relatives of six young men arrested for alleged recruitment into a foreign terror group believe the government’s case is thin.

04/20/2015

Adnan Abdihamid Farah, Hanad Mustafe Musse, Zacharia Yusuf Abdurahman and Guled Ali Omar (credit: Sherburne County Jail, Anoka County Sheriff and Hennepin County Sheriff)

6 From Minnesota Charged With Trying To Join Islamic State

Authorities in Minnesota have charged six men they say attempted to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group. A criminal complaint unsealed Monday charges the men with conspiring to provide and attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.

04/20/2015

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Plymouth Man Found Drowned In Swimming Pool

A man in his 30s died Sunday after being pulled from the swimming pool at his apartment building in Plymouth.

04/19/2015

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Several Arrested In Minneapolis & San Diego In Terrorism Investigation

Sources tell WCCO that FBI agents arrested at least six people in Minneapolis and San Diego for suspicion of trying to join ISIS. Authorities say efforts of a joint terrorism task force led to the arrests.

04/19/2015

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Mpls. Police Seek Public’s Help Finding Teenage Homicide Suspect

The Minneapolis Police Department is asking the public’s help in finding a 17-year-old boy suspected of fatally shooting a woman last week on the city’s south side.

04/19/2015

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As Crystal Community Mourns Slain Boy, Tensions Remain High

Even with Barway found and Pierre Collins arrested and charged with his murder, the sadness of what’s happened deepens and the anger some in the community feel is alive.

04/18/2015

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Duluth Police To Return Belongings Of 1981 Murder Victim

A retiring Duluth police lieutenant will return belongings of a teen murdered 34 years ago to her family as one of his last duties on the job.

04/18/2015

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Car Burglarized at Hospital After Family Gets Great News

Minneapolis Police are reminding people not to leave valuable belongings in plain sight of your car, no matter where you park. A family from Colfax, Wisconsin learned the hard way after parking their car at Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis in a paid multi-level lot.

04/18/2015

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Bail Set For Cambridge Man Charged In St. Croix River Stabbing

Friends and family got to see the man accused of stabbing to death 34-year-old Peter Kelly, a father of five, after a fishing argument turned deadly Tuesday night.

04/17/2015

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Woman Shot By Robbinsdale Officer Charged With Assault

The 18-year-old woman who was shot by a Robbinsdale Police officer on Thursday has been charged with one felony count of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon. Police were called to an apartment building on the 3700 block of Hubbard Avenue North at about 5:40 p.m. on a call about an unwanted person.

04/17/2015

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St. Francis Man Charged After Burglary, High-Speed Police Chase

A Saint Francis man was formerly charged Friday for taking police on a high-speed chase after an alleged burglary – injuring several people in the process. Randy Thomas Vaught, 34, was charged by the Anoka County Attorney’s office with second-degree burglary and fleeing a police officer.

04/17/2015

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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