Crime

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Police: Man Threatened To Shoot Up National American University

A 20-year-old man is accused of threatening to carry out a shooting at National American University in Burnsville last Friday over his frustrations in locating the school for a consultation. The Dakota County Attorney’s office says Aziz Holmes called the school to learn more information about enrolling, and said he was on his way to meet with an employee in person.

03/20/2015

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Charges: Fake Cop Robs Kids With BB Gun

A 20-year-old Farmington, Minnesota, man is accused of impersonating a cop, and using a BB gun to rob a group of kids of pocket money. He returned their money after robbing them.

03/20/2015

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Former Nordstrom Employee Accused Of Major Scam At Mall Of America

A former Nordstom employee is accused of racking up thousands of dollars of fraudulent charges.

03/20/2015

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Eagan Woman Charged With Death Of Grandson

A 49-year-old Eagan woman faces a manslaughter charge after her infant grandson died while in her care in 2012. Johanna Mercedes Limpert Beeler was charged Friday with second-degree manslaughter for the death of her two-month-old grandson, Brayden Michael Beeler, on July 7, 2012.

03/20/2015

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Teen Charged In Murder Of Man At Minneapolis Bus Stop

Police have arrested an 18-year-old man in connection with the shooting death of a man who had just stepped off a city bus in northeast Minneapolis last September. Montrell Maurice Webster was arrested after a traffic stop, where officers found a gun in his possession.

03/20/2015

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Ex-NFL Player Darren Sharper Charged With Rape In Las Vegas

Rape charges have been filed in Las Vegas against former NFL safety Darren Sharper, who already faces sexual assault charges in Los Angeles, New Orleans and the Phoenix area. Sharper’s Las Vegas attorney, David Chesnoff, appeared Friday before a Las Vegas judge on two sexual assault charges involving two women in January 2014. Details of the allegations weren’t immediately available.

03/20/2015

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Police: DNA From Trash & Abandoned Jacket Leads To Bank Robbery Arrests

Two men have been arrested and now face charges in connection to a Coon Rapids armed bank robbery, according to police.

03/20/2015

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Warrant Still Out In Stearns Co. For Ex-Three 6 Mafia Rapper

A warrant remains out in Stearns County for the arrest of a rapper formerly affiliated with an Academy Award-winning rap group, nearly a year after the alleged incident.

03/20/2015

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Court Hearing Held For Man Accused Of Killing U Of M Student

The man accused of killing University of Minnesota student Anarae Schunk is scheduled to have a court hearing Friday. Shavelle Chavez-Nelson faces first-degree murder charges for the death of Schunk.

03/20/2015

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Eagan Woman Charged In 2-Month-Old Grandson’s Death

A 49-year-old Eagan woman has been charged in the 2012 death of her 2-month-old grandson. Prosecutors say Johanna Mercedes Limpert Beeler was charged Tuesday with second-degree manslaughter in Dakota County District Court.

03/20/2015

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‘Pocket Dial’ Leads To Triple Arrest In Mankato Burglary

Three Mankato residents are in custody in connection to a burglary that police first got wind of due to a 911 pocket dial. The Blue County Sheriff’s office says a 911 dispatcher received a call from a cell phone at about 3:45 a.m. Thursday.

03/19/2015

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5 Indicted In Alleged Synthetic Drug Ring

Federal prosecutors have announced the indictment of five people accused of being members of a multi-million-dollar synthetic drug ring operating in Minnesota. U.S. Attorney Andy Luger said Thursday the indictment charges the five with conspiring to distribute synthetic cannabinoids.

03/19/2015

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Police: 2 Arrested In Connection To Homicide

Police in central Minnesota say two suspects are in custody in connection to the fatal shooting earlier this month of a 39-year-old St. Cloud man.

03/19/2015

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Fmr. School Worker Pleads Guilty To Child Sex Abuse

A former St. Paul elementary school custodian pleaded guilty Thursday to charges connected to the sexual abuse of several children – including family members – and the invasion of student privacy. Walter Johann Happel, 63, appeared tired in court Thursday, where he pleading guilty to five charges.

03/19/2015

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4 St. Paul Schools Go Into Lockdown After Report Of Shots Fired

Four schools in St. Paul’s Summit-University neighborhood, including Central High School, went into lockdown mode earlier Thursday following a report of shots fired in the area.

03/19/2015

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Rochester Police Seek 3 Suspects In $28K Bracelet Theft

Authorities in Rochester are asking for the public’s help to identify three men in connection with the theft of a $28,000 bracelet. The incident happed Wednesday in Rochester.

03/19/2015

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St. Paul Hit-&-Run Suspect Released From Jail Without Charges

The suspect jailed in connection to a St. Paul hit-and-run that critically injured a young mother has been released without charges, according to the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office.

03/19/2015

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Home Surveillance Cams Capture St. Paul Hit-And-Run Crash

Friends are asking for prayers and donations for a young mother of two who was critically wounded by a hit-and-run driver. The crash happened Monday evening at the intersection of 6th Street and Cypress Street on the east side of St. Paul.

03/18/2015

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House Revives Effort To Scrap Lawmaker Immunity

A Minnesota lawmaker wants to make it crystal clear: State legislators can’t avoid arrest during session. Lawmakers’ supposed immunity from being arrested for drunken driving and other crimes has been a hot topic for years.

03/18/2015

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Memorial Playground For Murdered Sisters Reaches Fundraising Goal

A memorial playground for three sisters killed by their father in western Wisconsin has reached its fundraising goal, thanks to the sale of their former home.

03/18/2015

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Maple Grove Man Charged In More Burglaries

A 20-year-old man believed to be responsible for 14 burglaries and attempted burglaries in the last several months has now been charged with five counts of first-degree burglary in Maple Grove.

03/18/2015

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Cops: Woman Arrested For Assault After Burned Popcorn Argument

Police in Chaska say that in the last week a woman was arrested for domestic assault following an argument over burned popcorn.

03/18/2015

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Co. Attorney: Woman Drove Drunk With 3 Kids, Crashed Into Pole

An Eden Prairie woman faces criminal charges after she was accused of hitting a light pole while driving drunk with three young children in tow. The Dakota County Attorney’s office says 28-year-old Sissy Marie Garcia was charged Wednesday with two counts of second-degree driving while impaired and one count of child endangerment.

03/18/2015

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Police: Man Arrested In Granite Falls Charged With Murder

Officials in southwestern Minnesota say a 53-year-old man faces murder charges after a woman died Monday from injuries suffered in a suspected domestic assault.

03/18/2015

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Bills Honoring Slain Police Officers Move Ahead

Minnesota is closer to memorializing two police officers killed on the job. Lawmakers want to name the road Mendota Heights Officer Scott Patrick lived on after him.

03/18/2015

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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