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Minneapolis Police Resolve Standoff With Man On Roof

Minneapolis police faced down a man on the roof of a North Minneapolis house on Wednesday.

05/20/2015

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Good Question: What Happens At The County Workhouse?

What most people, including judges, lawyers and inmates, know as the Ramsey County Workhouse is actually called the Ramsey County Correctional Facility. It’s located on Century Avenue, on the border of Maplewood and Woodbury ,and sits next to a county nine-hole golf course. There are two separate areas for men and women.

05/20/2015

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Minneapolis Officer Indicted For Off-Duty Assaults

The U.S. Attorney’s office has indicted a Minneapolis Police officer for criminal civil rights violations. Michael Griffin, 40, is accused of assaulting at least four people while off duty.

05/20/2015

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Mom Of Terror Suspect Says She Can’t Talk To Son In California

Five young terror suspects accused of trying to join ISIS all entered not guilty pleas Wednesday at a hearing in federal court in Minneapolis.

05/20/2015

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Remains Of Missing Mpls. Woman Found In State Park

State officials say they are planning to make an announcement Wednesday about the body of a long-time missing Minneapolis woman found in Gooseberry Falls State Park.

05/20/2015

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St. Paul Man Jailed After Wife Dies From Fall

A husband is reportedly jailed in his wife’s suspicious death a little more than a week ago. Ramsey County Jail records show that Yang Thao, 47 of St. Paul, was arrested Monday night on suspicion of murder.

05/20/2015

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‘My Brother Shot Me': 911 Transcripts Released In Shooting Deaths Of Officer, Son

Recently released 911 transcripts paint a chilling picture as to what occurred in a fatal shooting of an Elk River police officer and his 27-year-old son.

05/20/2015

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Woman Sentenced In Meth-Fueled Crash That Killed Cambridge Man

A 43-year-old Princeton woman has been sentenced to four years in prison for causing a crash that killed a 62-year-old Cambridge man, according to the Anoka County Attorney Tony Palumbo.

05/20/2015

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2 Get Federal Prison Terms In Arizona Mortgage Fraud Case

Men from Minnesota and Texas have been sentenced to federal prison terms in a mortgage fraud case in Arizona.

05/20/2015

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Minn. Men Accused Of Using Federal Student Loan Money To Join ISIS

Federal authorities announced Tuesday a superseding indictment charging a total of seven Minnesota men with conspiring to help the Islamic State.

05/19/2015

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Archdiocese Priest Put On Leave After Past Abuse Allegation

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis says it placed an active priest on a leave of absence after it received an allegation of past sexual abuse. Archbishop John Nienstedt says in a statement there is a “credible allegation” that the Rev. Gerald Dvorak sexually abused a minor in the 1970s.

05/19/2015

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2 Businessmen Plead Guilty To Denying Workers Prevailing Wage

Two owners of a Twin Cities electrical company have pleaded guilty to not paying their employees the prevailing wage at a construction project at Normandale Community College. Thomas Robert Clifton, 51 of Lake Elmo and Earl Keith Standafer, 57 of Burnsville, pleaded guilty last Friday in Hennepin County Court to one count of theft by swindle of more than $35,000.

05/19/2015

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Police: Drunken Driver Who Crashed Into Median Had 2 Minors In Car

A 20-year-old Minneapolis man was arrested in Wisconsin for allegedly driving while intoxicated with minors in his vehicle. The Wisconsin State Patrol responded to a report of a vehicle off the road along Interstate 94 near Woodville on Monday afternoon.

05/19/2015

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Man Accused In St. Croix River Stabbing Back In Court

A Minnesota man accused in a fatal stabbing along the St. Croix River is back in court, accused of violating terms of his bond.

05/19/2015

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Massage Envy Faces Lawsuit Over Prepaid Massage

A popular chain massage business now faces a class-action lawsuit.

A lawsuit, filed in California, challenged how the company handles pre-paid massages. It claims when clients cancel membership, they’re unable to redeem unused massages that they’re entitled to.

05/19/2015

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Man Who Killed 3 While Driving Drunk Arrested For DWI

Jacob, Justin and Matthew Backstrom died in October 2004 — they had just finished a trip to WalMart when Boe Barlage hit them head on. He spent six years in prison, and the judge ordered him to speak to groups about his crime.

05/18/2015

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4 ‘Ghost Hunters’ Arrested In Litchfield Church Break-In

Four people have been arrested for allegedly breaking into a historic Litchfield church with the intention of looking for ghosts.

05/18/2015

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Woman Killed In Apparent Murder-Suicide Identified

Authorities have identified the woman who was killed in an apparent murder-suicide in Winona last week.

05/18/2015

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Police: Friday Night Stabbing Victim Dies

A 51-year-old man died after being stabbed in the neck last week, according to Minneapolis Police. The Minneapolis Police Department said Dmitri Randolph Manning, of Minneapolis, was found bleeding and unconscious Friday night on the 800 block of Park Avenue.

05/17/2015

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Police: No Arrests Following Fatal Shooting In North Mpls.

Police in Minneapolis say a man died early Sunday morning following a shooting on the north side.

05/17/2015

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Teen Flees Pet Store With Expensive Puppy, Chase Ensues

A St Paul teenager is under arrest, accused of stealing an expensive puppy from a pet store. The store’s owner says 18-year-old Isis Gladney shoved a Yorkie-Poo, priced at $2,000, in her purse and left.

05/16/2015

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TV Show Profiles Death Of North St. Paul Officer

We are hearing an officer’s account of a terrifying shootout inside a North St. Paul apartment for the first time. North St. Paul Police Officer Rick Crittenden died at the hand of Devon Dockery in 2009 while responding to a domestic call.

05/16/2015

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Strong Law Enforcement Presence Expected At Officer Besser’s Funeral

Minnesota’s Law Enforcement Memorial Association will have a major presence at Sunday’s funeral for Officer Todd Besser. Besser was a long-time member of the Elk River Police Department, and was off-duty when he and his son, Blake, were slain a week ago.

05/16/2015

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75-Year-Old Found Dead In Possible Homicide

Authorities have launched a homicide investigation after a 75-year-old woman was found dead in the living room of a Winona home Friday afternoon.

05/15/2015

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Man Accused In Fatal Fishing Dispute Charged With Jumping Bail

The man who is accused of stabbing a Wisconsin fisherman along the St. Croix River in April has been arrested for jumping bail. According to Polk County records, 19-year-old Levi Acre-Kendall was charged Thursday with two felony counts of jumping bail.

05/15/2015

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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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