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Police: Man Charged In 2 ND Killings Did Not Know 2nd Victim

A man accused of killing two people at separate Fargo apartments less than a day apart didn’t know the second victim, who was bludgeoned to death with a hammer after he brought the suspect a glass of water, police said Wednesday. Ashley Kenneth Hunter, 35, is charged with two counts of murder in the deaths of 45-year-old Clarence Flowers and 24-year-old Samuel Traut.

06/24/2015

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1 Year On, Witnesses Have Yet To Come Forward In Peacemaker’s Murder

Minneapolis Police are looking for help in solving a year-old homicide. Steven Martin, 37, was shot and killed while trying to break up a fight. Police say the father of seven was trying to be a peacemaker, but his life was taken instead.

06/24/2015

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Dakota County To Begin Taking DNA From Those Charged With Violent Crimes

The Dakota County Sheriff Office will be the first in the state to begin collecting DNA swabs from those suspected of a violent crime.

06/24/2015

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Supreme Court Upholds Bar Fight Murder Conviction

Officials in northern Minnesota say the state’s Supreme Court has reversed an appeals court decision in the case of a deadly bar fight in 2011, and now a Proctor man will face his original sentence: 18 years in prison.

06/24/2015

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Police Say Man Accused In 2 Murders Did Not Know 2nd Victim

A 35-year-old man suspected of killing two men over two days at separate apartment buildings in Fargo was arrested Tuesday, police said.

06/24/2015

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Charges: Man Found Passed Out In Car With Crying Child

A 27-year-old man is facing drunk driving charges after he was found asleep over the weekend outside a Burnsville hotel in a car with a small child crying in the back.

06/24/2015

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Police ID Eden Prairie Officer Involved In Shooting

Authorities have identified an Eden Prairie police officer who accidentally shot at a suspect on Saturday after a short pursuit. The suspect, a 21-year-old Bloomington man, was charged Tuesday and is accused of fleeing police on his motorcycle.

06/24/2015

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Charges: Tenn. Man Drove To Minn. To Have Sex With 13-Year-Old

A 51-year-old Tennessee man has been charged with driving to Minnesota to purposefully illicit sexual conduct with a 13-year-old girl, the United States Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday.

06/24/2015

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Man Accused In Killing, Kidnapping Arrested In Minnesota

Police in northern Minnesota say they’ve arrested an Indiana man accused of killing another man at his estranged wife’s house and then forcing her and three children to flee with him.

06/24/2015

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Boy Scouts Sued By Ramsey Co. Official Over Sex Abuse Claims

A former boy scout has come forward with claims his scoutmaster sexually abused him for years.

06/23/2015

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Police Seek Suspect In Eden Prairie Bank Robbery

Authorities in the west Twin Cities metro are looking for a suspect after a bank robbery took place at a TCF Bank Tuesday morning. Eden Prairie police responded to a report of a robbery at about 11 a.m. at the TCF Bank inside the Cub Foods at 8015 Den Road.

06/23/2015

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Man Shot After Fleeing Eden Prairie Police Charged

The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office has charged a 21-year-old Bloomington man accused of fleeing police in his motorcycle over the weekend.

06/23/2015

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Disorderly Conduct Charges Dropped In Pedal Pub Ambush

A disorderly conduct charges have been dropped in last month’s water gun ambush of a pedal pub that was being used by off-duty police officers. The lawyer for Jason Leonard Carlton said that his client had just had his charge dismissed in the May 23 incident.

06/23/2015

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Minneapolis Police Bust 2 Marijuana Operations, Suspect In Custody

A recent search warrant executed by the Minneapolis Police Department took apart two large marijuana operations in the city and ended with a dangerous suspect in custody, authorities said.

06/23/2015

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Hundreds Ejected From Kenny Chesney Concert In Green Bay

Police say hundreds of people were ejected from Lambeau Field during a concert featuring country music star Kenny Chesney. Press-Gazette Media reports between 250 and 300 people were kicked out of Saturday’s concert.

06/23/2015

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Charges: Wis. Man Shoplifted At Wal-Mart, Pointed Gun At Cop’s Face

A 34-year-old Wisconsin man and convicted felon faces three new felonies, according to court documents filed in Ramsey County, after he allegedly pointed a gun Sunday at an off-duty police officer and fled police.

06/23/2015

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Fargo Might Have Second Homicide In As Many Days

Police in Fargo have detained a man they say is a person of interest in a homicide. They also are investigating what might be a second homicide.

06/23/2015

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Ramsey County Official Sues Boy Scouts For Alleged Sex Abuse

A St. Paul man has filed suit against the Boy Scouts of America, claiming his scoutmaster repeatedly sexually abused him when he was between 12 and 16.

06/23/2015

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Feds Say Fake Agent Should Not Be Released Before Sentencing

ederal prosecutors say a convicted con man accused of passing himself off as an FBI agent in the North Dakota oil patch is wanted on a warrant in Tennessee and should not be released before sentencing. Steven Goldmann pleaded guilty in February to an illegal weapons charge, after federal authorities agreed to drop four counts of impersonating an officer. Authorities say he regularly displayed a badge and gun.

06/23/2015

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‘Antiquated’ Lurking, Loitering Laws Have Long History In Twin Cities

The American Civil Liberties Union and other legal activists say that a number of Twin Cities suburbs have laws still on the books that are at least as troubling as Minneapolis’s repealed ordinances.

06/22/2015

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Club: Lil’ Wayne Opted Out Of Show After Entourage Refused Safety Check

A downtown Minneapolis club says it’s in the process of issuing refunds to concert-goers after rapper Lil’ Wayne opted not to perform Sunday night.

06/22/2015

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Police Seek Help To ID Armed Robber Of Northeast Minneapolis Bar

Minneapolis police are looking for help in identifying a gunman who robbed a the Knight Cap Bar on June 3.

06/22/2015

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Gang Member Charged In Mpls. Shooting That Injured Mother, Toddler

A 24-year-old Minneapolis man has been charged in a wild shooting spree that resulted in a mother and child suffering wounds, the Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced Monday.

06/22/2015

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Police ID St. Paul Officer Who Shot At Shoplifting Suspect

St. Paul police have identified the police officer who shot at an armed shoplifting suspect Sunday afternoon.

06/22/2015

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Police: Man Dies In Worthington Stabbing, Suspect Arrested

A 46-year-old man was arrested Friday night after another man was assaulted and later died from injuries at a Worthington hospital. Chim LoVan has been charged with second-degree murder and second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon causing substantial bodily harm, both felonies, in connection with the incident.

06/22/2015

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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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