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4 Shot, Injured In Brooklyn Center Home Invasion

Four people were shot after a home invasion in Brooklyn Center early Wednesday morning. According to Brooklyn Center police, around 3:15 a.m. officers responded to a shooting in the 5000 block of Drew Avenue North.

08/26/2015

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Elementary Janitor Accused Of Raping 12-Year-Old Adopted Daughter

A janitor at an Washington County elementary school is accused of raping his preteen adopted daughter and possessing a large amount of child porn on his school-issued computer.

08/25/2015

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Charges: Burnsville Personal Care Assistant Stole $12K From Vulnerable Adults

A 57-year-old Apple Valley woman is accused of stealing thousands from vulnerable adults that were in her care at a Burnsville care facility.

08/25/2015

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Convictions Upheld For Women Who Raised Funds For Al-Shabab

A federal appeals court upheld the convictions and prison sentences Tuesday for two Minnesota women found guilty of conspiring to funnel money to a terror group in Somalia despite claiming they were collecting funds for the poor.

08/25/2015

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Woman, 53, Charged With Stealing $700K From Employer

A St. Bonifacius woman charged with stealing more than a half a million dollars from her employer is expected to make her first court appearance next week. Karen Jane Breyette, 53, has been charged with seven counts of theft by swindle over $35,000.

08/25/2015

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Less-Lethal Weapons Get New Interest Amid Police Shootings

Police in more than 20 North American cities are testing the latest in less-lethal alternatives to bullets — “blunt impact projectiles” that cause suspects excruciating pain but stop short of killing them. Or at least that’s the goal.

08/25/2015

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Firm That Vetted U Of M Athletic Director Deflects Criticism

The search firm that recommended hiring Norwood Teague as University of Minnesota’s athletic director in 2012 is deflecting criticism over its vetting process.

08/25/2015

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Maple Grove Theater Shooting Suspect Captured In Brooklyn Center

Police in Maple Grove have identified a suspect they’re seeking in connection to the weekend movie theater shooting that left two people injured.

08/24/2015

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Bail Set For Minnesota Teen Accused In Waseca Attack Plot

A judge has set bail for a Minnesota 18-year-old accused of planning to kill his family and attack his high school. Judge Larry Collins on Monday ordered John LaDue held on bail of $750,000 without conditions or $500,000 with conditions.

08/24/2015

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Diocese Of St. Cloud Facing 2 New Lawsuits Over Sexual Abuse Claims

The Diocese of St. Cloud will soon be facing new legal charges over allegations of sexual abuse. Two unidentified women say they were abused as minors in Randall, Minnesota by Father Donald Rieder, a 40-year priest with the church.

08/24/2015

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3 Men Abduct, Rape Woman In Van In N. Minneapolis

Police are looking for three men who abducted and raped a woman in North Minneapolis early Saturday morning.

08/24/2015

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Police Identify Husband As Suspect In Maplewood Killing

Police have identified the man they are looking for in connection to the Sunday shooting death in the St. Paul suburb of Maplewood.

08/24/2015

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Right-To-Die Group Fined $30K In Minnesota Woman’s Suicide

A national right-to-die group has been fined $30,000 for assisting in a Minnesota woman’s suicide in 2007. Final Exit Network was convicted in May of assisting the suicide of 57-year-old Doreen Dunn, plus a lesser charge of interfering with a death scene.

08/24/2015

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State Patrol: Hermantown Man Arrested In Wis. For 6th OWI Offense

A 56-year-old Hermantown man was arrested Sunday night in western Wisconsin for operating a motor vehicle under the influence for the sixth time, according to the Wisconsin State Patrol.

08/24/2015

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Iowa Men Held Without Bail For Alleged Threats To Pokemon Event

Police say two men from Iowa who made online threats against Pokemon competitors — referring to the Boston Marathon bombings and the Columbine High School massacre — were stopped as they tried to register for the World Pokemon Championships in Boston.

08/24/2015

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Man, 35, Dies 2 Days After Independence Crash

A 35-year-old St. Michael man died two days after being hit by a suspected drunken driver in Independence Thursday.

08/24/2015

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Police: 1 Dead In Maplewood Shooting; Person Of Interest Sought

Police in the St. Paul suburb of Maplewood say they are seeking to speak with a person of interest following the apparent shooting death of a woman early Sunday morning.

08/23/2015

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2 Shot In Maple Grove Movie Theater Parking Lot

Two people are hospitalized after a shooting incident outside a Maple Grove movie theater Saturday evening. Maple Grove Police say the two victims were in a car outside the AMC Arbor Lakes Theater just before 10 p.m. when they were shot.

08/22/2015

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Police: 3 Stabbed Outside Eagan Bar

Eagan police are searching for a suspect after three people were stabbed at Casper’s Cherokee restaurant just after 10:30 p.m. Friday night. Witnesses told officers four men were arguing inside the restaurant, and it ended when one of the men stabbed the other three outside before he fled on foot.

08/22/2015

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Teen Accused Of Planning School Attack Certified As Adult

A Waseca teenager accused of planning to kill his family and attack his high school will stand trial as an adult on explosives charges, a judge ruled Friday, citing the seriousness of the allegations. Waseca County District Judge Robert Birnbaum also ordered that John LaDue be immediately transferred from a juvenile center to the county jail pending his first adult court appearance.

08/21/2015

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State Patrol: Alcohol Suspected In Independence Crash That Left 1 Critical

The Minnesota State Patrol says an alleged drunken driver rear-ended a car with a motorhome in Independence Thursday, critically injuring the other driver.

08/21/2015

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St. Paul Chase Leads To Bleeding Brain, Flaming Power Lines

A police officer is recovering today after a chase and crash Thursday night in St. Paul. It happened around 10:45 a.m. near University and Milton Avenues. An officer tried to stop a car driving with the lights off, but the driver took-off.

08/21/2015

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St. Cloud Police Investigate Vehicle Shooting Incident

The St. Cloud Police Department is investigating a shooting incident involving two vehicles earlier this week.

08/21/2015

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Assistant Wild Coach Accused Of Driving Drunk With Son In Car

A Minnesota Wild assistant coach is in jail after he allegedly drove drunk with his son also in the car late Thursday afternoon.

08/21/2015

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Apple Valley Man Pleads Guilty To Stealing More Than $100K From Athletic Association

A 63-year-old Apple Valley man has pleaded guilty to five felony charges of theft in connection to the loss of $113,532 from the Rosemount Area Athletic Association (RAAA), the Dakota County Attorney’s office announced Friday.

08/21/2015

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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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Minnesota’s Greatest Mug Shots

Minnesota has seen its share of bizarre, amusing and notable mug shots, many of which go far beyond mere “bad hair days.”

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