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Bemidji Woman Found Incompetent In Freezing Death

A Bemidji woman who allegedly allowed her 6-year-old cousin to freeze to death has been found incompetent to stand trial. Twenty-two-year-old Rachel Stacey Downer was charged with manslaughter in the death of Mercedes Mayfield.

08/18/2014

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Reward Increased In Hastings Murder

Police in Hastings were searching for a murder weapon along the Mississippi River on Monday, as part of the investigation into the fatal shooting of Jason Reuter. The 34-year-old was found dead in his front yard nearly two months ago.

08/18/2014

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Fmr. Assisted Living Worker Accused Of Identity Theft

A former assisted living facility worker is accused of stealing the identity of a 92-year-old woman to buy jewelry online. According to the criminal complaint, the son of the woman noticed unusual charges from a jewelry store on her credit card statement.

08/18/2014

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Ex-Officer Pleads Not Guilty In Suitcase Slaying

A former police officer accused of killing two women and hiding their remains in a pair of suitcases has pleaded not guilty in the death of one. Steven Zelich pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of first-degree homicide and hiding a corpse in the death of Jenny Gamez, of Cottage Grove, Oregon.

08/18/2014

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Experts Seek More Time To Issue Sex Offender Program Report

Four experts appointed to evaluate a Minnesota program that confines some sex offenders to high-security facilities even after they have served prison sentences said they need more time to complete their work.

08/18/2014

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Authorities ID Victims In Minneapolis Shooting, Stabbing

Authorities have identified two victims who were killed after a violent night to start the weekend in Minneapolis. A 53-year-old man died in a shooting in south Minneapolis Friday night., and a 46-year-old woman died in a stabbing early Saturday morning.

08/17/2014

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Slain Minneapolis Executive Laid To Rest

The family of a man gunned down at an Arden Hills gas station are remembering him Saturday as a kind, selfless man. Kelly Phillips, 48, was buried Saturday morning in his hometown of Mason City, Iowa.

08/16/2014

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Supervalu: Hackers Accessed Network That Processes Card Payments

Another Minnesota-based company is trying to figure out how it fell victim to hackers. Supervalu, which owns Cub Foods stores across Minnesota, said hackers accessed a part of its computer network that processes payment card transactions.

08/15/2014

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Man Accused In Officer’s Death Held On $2.5M Bail

Sixteen days after he allegedly gunned down veteran Mendota Heights Police Officer Scott Patrick, 39-year-old Brian Fitch Sr. made his first court appearance on his arraignment. Fitch is charged in Dakota County Circuit Court with two counts of first-degree murder and premeditated first-degree murder for the killing of Officer Patrick on July 30.

08/15/2014

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Arson Suspected In Plymouth Creek Playground Fire; $200K Loss Estimated

Plymouth city officials say a fire – suspected as arson – caused an estimated $200,000 in damages to a playground early Friday morning.

08/15/2014

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Police: Man Critically Injured In Uptown Hit-&-Run

Minneapolis police say a 39-year-old man was critically injured in an Uptown hit-and-run early Friday morning. According to police spokesman John Elder, at around 2 a.m., a man was on foot in the middle of the street near Lyndale Avenue and 26th Street when he was struck by a vehicle traveling southbound on Lyndale. The victim was thrown into the air and landed “some distance” from where he was struck, Elder said.

08/15/2014

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Ramsey Co. Officials Issue Warning Not To Help Hoffman

The Ramsey County attorney has now charged Ty Hoffman with second-degree murder in the death of Kelly Phillips. A warrant has been issued for Hoffman’s arrest.

08/15/2014

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Suspect In Gas Station Killing Charged With Murder

The main suspect in the murder of a Minneapolis executive has been formally charged with murder — and he’s still on the run. Lyle “Ty” Hoffman, 44, was charged in a Ramsey County District Court Friday afternoon with second-degree intentional murder.

08/15/2014

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Ex-Police Officer Waives Hearing In Suitcase Slaying

A former police officer accused of killing two women and hiding their remains in a pair of suitcases is headed to trial after waiving his preliminary hearing in southern Wisconsin. Steven Zelich is charged with first-degree homicide and hiding a corpse in Kenosha County, where he’s accused of killing Jenny Gamez, of Cottage Grove, Oregon.

08/15/2014

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Victim Escapes Attempted Robbery Near ‘U’

The University of Minnesota has issued a crime alert after someone was the victim of an attempted robbery near the East Bank campus. The incident happened last Saturday at about 12:45 a.m. near the intersection of 15th Avenue Southeast and 6th Street Southeast.

08/15/2014

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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