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‘U’ Students Shaken By Apartment Shooting

Some University of Minnesota students are shaken after a gunman fired several shots at someone inside their apartment building. The shooting happened early Monday morning at The Marshall apartments near Dinkyown. One person was injured.

05/26/2015

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5 Charged In Water Balloon Attack On Pedal Pub

Five men are now facing charges for attacking a Pedal Pub over the weekend. The men were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.

05/26/2015

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Mpls. Institute Of Arts Among Museums Returning Looted Artifacts To Italy

The United States on Tuesday officially returned 25 artifacts looted over the decades from Italy, including Etruscan vases, 1st-century frescoes and precious books that ended up in U.S. museums, universities and private collections. Italy has been on a campaign to recover looted artifacts.

05/26/2015

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Police: U Of M Student Robbed At Knifepoint

Minneapolis Police are looking for a suspect after a female student was robbed at knifepoint late Monday night. Police said the incident happened at about 11:30 p.m. near the intersection of Walnut Street SE and Washington Avenue SE.

05/26/2015

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Gunman, 1 Other, Killed In North Dakota Wal-Mart Shooting

Two people, including the gunman, died and another person was injured in a shooting early Tuesday at a Wal-Mart Supercenter store in Grand Forks, North Dakota, police said.

05/26/2015

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Defense In Slender Man Case Say Adult Charges Unwarranted

Attorneys for one of two Wisconsin girls charged in adult court with trying to kill a friend to please a fictional horror character will argue her case belongs in juvenile court.

05/26/2015

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Etruscan Vases From MIA Among Looted Items US Returned To Italy

The United States on Tuesday officially returned 25 artifacts that had been looted over the decades from Italy, including Etruscan vases, 1st-century frescoes and precious books that ended up in U.S. museums, universities and private collections.

05/26/2015

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Father Of 6 Dead In N. Minneapolis Triple Shooting

Minneapolis Police are working to piece together a three tiered shooting that left six children without their dad. According to police, the shooting happened around 1 p.m. Monday on the 2700 block of 3rd Street North.

05/25/2015

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Authorities Say Suspected Drunken Driver Waved At Officer

Authorities say a suspected drunken driver who’d been headed the wrong way waved at an officer as he re-entered the highway after going into the ditch.

05/25/2015

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Cops: 1 Injured In Overnight Dinkytown Shooting

Police in Minneapolis say they are investigating after a shooting early Monday morning in Dinkytown.

05/25/2015

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3 Inmates Charged In Escape From Wis. Correctional Facility

Charges have been made against the three inmates who escaped from a New Richmond, Wis. correctional facility earlier this month. Jesse Jamal Fairley, 26, Kyle John Peterson, 19, and Andre Lee Vance, 21, have each been charged with one count of escaping criminal arrest.

05/25/2015

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Duluth Man Arrested For Drunk Driving With Child In Car In Wis.

A 37-year-old Duluth man was arrested Sunday afternoon for operating a vehicle while under the influence with a child in the car in northwestern Wisconsin, according to the Wisconsin State Patrol.

05/24/2015

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Le Sueur Woman Drowned While Intoxicated, Autopsy Confirms

An autopsy confirms a camper from Le Sueur drowned in the river where she was found earlier this month. Searchers found the body of 20-year-old Moriah Zwart earlier this month after she went missing wihile camping along the river with a friend

05/23/2015

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Man Who Had Rooftop Standoff With Police Faces Several Charges

An Anoka man who climbed atop a north Minneapolis home after fleeing law enforcement was charged Friday with multiple crimes. The Hennepin County Attorney’s office says Richard Dean Podvin, 37, is charged with two counts of fifth-degree drug possession, one count of first-degree burglary, one count of a prohibited person in possession of a gun and one count of fleeing police in a motor vehicle.

05/22/2015

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Minnesota Terror Suspect Ordered To Remain In Jail

One of the seven Minnesota men charged with trying to join ISIS was in federal court Friday afternoon. His hearing comes as new details come to light about the chilling accusations against another one of the suspects, Mohamed Farah, who government prosecutors say threatened to kill Minnesota-based FBI agents.

05/22/2015

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Former Deputy Committed In Slaying Of Wife, Sister-In-Law

A judge has committed a former Dane County sheriff’s deputy with Lou Gehrig’s disease to a mental health institution after a jury earlier found he was not legally responsible for killing his wife and sister-in-law.

05/22/2015

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St. Paul Man Gets 5-Year Sentence In Church Arson

A 27-year-old man has been sentenced for setting fire to a St. Paul church last December. On Thursday, Gregory Louis Knox, of St. Paul, learned he will spend 5 years in the St. Cloud Prison.

05/22/2015

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Prosecutor: Terror Suspected Threatened To Kill FBI Agents

Prosecutors say a Minnesota man accused of trying to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group told an informant he’d kill FBI agents if they tried to stop him, while another told friends he’d “spit on America” at the U.S.-Mexico border.

05/21/2015

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Police: Man Sought After Threatening Cab Driver With Knife In Jordan

Authorities in Jordan are looking for a suspect after a man allegedly threatened a cab driver and forced a lock down at Jordan High School on Thursday, police said.

05/21/2015

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Archdiocese Under Investigation In Pedophile Priest Case

The Ramsey County Attorney’s Office has launched a new criminal investigation into how top officials at the Twin Cities Archdiocese handled the case of a convicted pedophile priest.

05/21/2015

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Minnesota Attorney General Sues Savers Over Charity Claims

The Minnesota attorney general has filed a lawsuit against the Savers thrift store chain, claiming it’s misleading people who donate clothing and household items about how much their donations benefit charities.

05/21/2015

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Mpls. Police Officer Pleads Not Guilty To 9 Criminal Counts, Released On Bond

A Minneapolis police officer facing very serious allegations — including beating up several men – has pleaded not guilty in court Thursday.

05/21/2015

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Man, 20, Accused Of Squirting His Blood On Nurses At Mercy Hospital

A 20-year-old Rochester man is accused of using a syringe to squirt his own blood on nurses along with other crimes, according to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.

05/21/2015

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Authorities ID 2 Shot, Killed In Cass County Murder-Suicide

Authorities have identified two men who died in a murder-suicide last week in a Cass County home. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office received a call for medical assistance at about 7:18 p.m. on May 12 on the 8700 block of Midway Drive NW in the city of Onigum, which is near Walker.

05/21/2015

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Minnesota Man Pleads Not Guilty In North Dakota Police Chase

A Minnesota man accused of leading police on a chase through the North Dakota city of Jamestown and prompting officers to shoot into his car has pleaded not guilty.

05/21/2015

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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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