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1 Dead, 1 Injured In Minneapolis Shooting

One person is dead and another is injured after a shooting in Minneapolis early Thursday morning. According to Minneapolis police, around 2:40 a.m. officers received a call of shots fired in the 2300 block of Thomas Avenue North.

07/16/2015

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Cops: S.D. Prison Escapee Arrested In Prior Lake After Robbing 3 Banks

Officials in the south metro say a career criminal has been arrested after escaping a South Dakota prison and robbing three banks in the Twin Cities metro area.

07/15/2015

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Wash. Woman Arrested On I-94 In Moorhead With $250K Of Pot

A Washington state woman is in Clay County Jail after a traffic stop led to the discovery of about $250,000 of marijuana. Moorhead police say an officer pulled over 29-year-old Leila Tarez Maamari for speeding on Interstate 94 Wednesday at about 2:20 a.m.

07/15/2015

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Man Pleads Guilty To DWI Crash That Killed Richfield Fulbright Scholar

A Bloomington man pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of criminal vehicular homicide for a crash that killed a Richfield woman. The Dakota County Attorney’s Office says 26-year-old Neftali Paolo Ramirez admitted to drinking before the fatal crash in Burnsville on March 8.

07/15/2015

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Wal-Mart Shoplifting Suspect Charged With Illegal Firearm Possession

A Wisconsin man suspected of pointing his gun at an off-duty police officer while shoplifting from a St. Paul Walmart has been charged with carrying an illegal firearm.

07/15/2015

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Defense Calls For St. Croix River Stabbing Case To Be Dismissed

A hearing took place in Wisconsin Wednesday for a teenager accused of stabbing a fisherman to death near the St. Croix River.

07/15/2015

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New Hope Nursing Home Abuse Caught On Camera

New Hope authorities are considering criminal charges against two former nursing home employees after family members set up hidden “granny cams” to record physical abuse.

07/15/2015

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Woman Accused Of Stealing Almost $3K Worth Of Sunglasses From Pearle Vision

A Cottage Grove woman is accused of stealing almost $3,000 worth of eyewear from a Hastings Pearle Vision last spring. Emily Catherine Pesek, 31, is facing one count of theft over $1,000.

07/15/2015

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2 ‘Ghost Hunters’ Plead Guilty To Damaging Historic Church

Two of the self-dubbed ghost hunters accused of breaking into a historic Litchfield church in May have pleaded guilty to criminal damage to property.

07/15/2015

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Minn. Company Aiming To Break Men’s Silence On Sex Trafficking

It is a heavy topic to talk about. Sex trafficking takes place in the shadows of the Twin Cities, but a new Minnesota company is hoping to shed light on the issue in a new way.

07/15/2015

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Robber Hits 2 Richfield Banks In 1 Hour Tuesday

Police are looking for a bank robber who hit two Richfield banks within an hour Tuesday afternoon.

07/14/2015

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BCA Blends Old & New Tech To Match Shoes To Criminals

From the time of Sherlock Holmes, trace evidence found at crime scenes has been “elementary” in solving the “whodunit.” A century later, technology is taking shoe print evidence to a whole new level. Catherine Knutson is Lab Director at the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension in St. Paul.

07/14/2015

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Lakeville Man Charged After 2 Stabbed At Party

A 21-year-old Lakeville man is accused of attempted murder and assault in a stabbing at a party early Saturday morning, according to charges filed Tuesday in Dakota County Court.

07/14/2015

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Charges: Woman Engaged In Sex With 13-Year-Old Boy

A 31-year-old Minneapolis woman is accused of engaging in sex with a 13-year-old boy at his north Twin Cities metro home late last summer, according to charges filed Tuesday in Anoka County Court.

07/14/2015

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Man Pleads Guilty To Beating Best Friend To Death

A Virginia, Minnesota, man pleaded guilty Tuesday to beating his best friend to death.

07/14/2015

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Mpls. Police: Warrant Out For 21-Year-Old Homicide Suspect

A warrant is out for the arrest of a 21-year-old man who Minneapolis police say is connected to a homicide. Police says Brion Quantrial Overton was involved in a fatal shooting on the night of June 3 in north Minneapolis.

07/14/2015

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Police: Roseville Bank Robbery Suspect Escaped South Dakota State Prison

The Roseville Police Department says they’re looking for a a suspect who robbed a bank Saturday after escaping from South Dakota state prison last Friday. On Tuesday, they identified the suspect as 46-year-old Clint Eldeen.

07/14/2015

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Level III Sex Offender Arrested In Big Lake

Authorities say a recently released sex offender who had been in violation of the terms of his release was arrested Monday. Darren Steven Marks was taken into custody Monday afternoon in the Big Lake area of Sherburne County after a concerned citizen called 911.

07/14/2015

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Appeals Court Upholds Schaffhausen’s Conviction In Daughters’ Death

An appeals court says a man who killed his young daughters to hurt his ex-wife was properly convicted.

07/14/2015

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Police Seeking Sex Offender For Violating Terms Of Release

Police are looking for a recently released sex offender who they say is in violation of the terms of his release.

07/13/2015

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Man Shot Dead Outside N. Mpls. Market Identified

A 24-year-old Minneapolis man who was shot and killed in north Minneapolis Friday has been identified.

07/13/2015

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Roseville Police Looking For Bank Robbery Suspect

The Roseville Police Department is asking for the public’s help to find a suspect in a bank robbery Saturday morning. Officers responded at about 9:40 a.m. to a hold-up alarm at the Bremer Bank located at 1715 West County Road B2.

07/13/2015

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Chicago Man Sentenced For Shooting, Killing 2 Men In Minneapolis

A 22-year-old Chicago man learned he will spend the next 55 years in prison for shooting and killing two men in north Minneapolis in April, the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office announced Monday.

07/13/2015

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Police On Scene Of Standoff With Barricaded Man In Minneapolis

Authorities are on the scene of a standoff in Minneapolis Monday afternoon, according to police. There is limited information available, but police said roads are closed in the area of 23rd Street and Portland and Franklin Avenues in Minneapolis.

07/13/2015

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Police Investigate Fake Hostage Threat At Grand Forks Wal-Mart

Police in Grand Forks, N.D. are investigating what turned out to be a phony threat about a hostage situation at a Wal-Mart Monday morning.

07/13/2015

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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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