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Suspect In St. Croix River Stabbing Turns Himself In

The man suspected of stabbing and killing a father of five during a fishing excursion has turned himself in.

04/16/2015

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St. Paul Man Sentenced For Drive-By Shooting Of Romantic Rival

A St. Paul man was sentenced Thursday to 19 years in prison for trying to kill a romantic rival in a drive-by-shooting last summer. The Dakota Attorney’s office says 36-year-old Jorge Roman Vasquez was convicted of one count each of first-degree attempted murder, second-degree attempted murder via drive-by-shooting, second-degree assault and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

04/16/2015

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Authorities Seek Suspects In Brainerd Home Burglary

The Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help to find two suspects involved in a home burglary last month. Authorities said the incident happened on the night of March 26 at a residence on North Nelson Road in Brainerd.

04/16/2015

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Psychiatrist Blames Lou Gehrig’s Disease In Deputy Slayings

A forensic psychiatrist said he believes Lou Gehrig’s disease is the reason a former Wisconsin sheriff’s deputy killed his wife and sister-in-law. Dr. Doug Tucker testified for the defense Wednesday in the trial of Andrew Steele, who has pleaded not guilty by reason of mental disease in the August shooting deaths of his wife, 39-year-old Ashlee Steele, and her 38-year-old sister, Kacee Tollefsbol, of Lake Elmo, Minnesota.

04/16/2015

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Apple Valley Woman Gets 90-Day Sentence In Distracted Driving Fatal Crash

A 29-year-old woman who caused a fatal crash when she ran a red light while dialing her phone will spend 90 days behind bars, according to the Dakota County Attorney’s Office.

04/16/2015

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Charges Expected In Andover Police Chase

Charges are expected Thursday after a police pursuit ended in Andover with multiple crashes Wednesday. Randy Thomas Vaught, 34, is suspected of breaking into a home in Blaine Wednesday afternoon.

04/16/2015

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Police: Man Shoots At Ex-Girlfriend’s Car Near Playground, Infant Inside

Police are searching for a man who allegedly shot at his ex-girlfriend’s car in St. Paul Tuesday night, narrowly missing the woman’s infant daughter. St. Paul Police say the incident happened at about 7 p.m. near Wilder Playground in the area of Case Avenue and Jessie Street.

04/15/2015

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Man’s Death Called Homicide In Oak Park Heights

Police are investigating the first homicide in Oak Park Heights in 16 years. Officers found the body of 39-year-old Nils Christian Johnson in his town house early on Tuesday morning.

04/15/2015

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Father Of 5 Stabbed, Killed In St. Croix River Fishing Dispute

Authorities are investigating after a western Wisconsin man was stabbed to death after a fishing dispute near the St. Croix River Tuesday night. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office said the incident happened at about 9:45 p.m. Tuesday.

04/15/2015

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Police Pursuit Ends With Multiple Crashes In Andover, Suspect Arrested

The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office says a police pursuit ended in multiple crashes in Andover early Wednesday afternoon.

04/15/2015

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Fmr. Viking Accused Of Multi-Million Dollar Ponzi Scheme

Two Minnesota men, including a former Minnesota Vikings tight end, are charged with running a Ponzi scheme that defrauded investors out of millions of dollars. The U.S. Attorney’s office says 66-year-old Stu Voigt and 61-year-old Jeffery Gardner face several criminal charges in connection to a real estate scheme between 2005 and 2007.

04/15/2015

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Medical Examiner: St. Louis Park Man Shot Dead In North Minneapolis

Authorities said a 31-year-old St. Louis Park man was shot to death and found in a car in north Minneapolis on Monday. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner identified the victim Wednesday as Marcus Tyrone Hunter. He died of a gunshot wound to the chest.

04/15/2015

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Sheriff: Man, 31, Stole $5K In Soybeans From Grain Bin

31-year-old Elysian man was arrested April 10 and is accused of stealing $5,000 worth of soybeans from a grain bin in rural Waterville, according to the Le Sueur County Sheriff’s Office.

04/15/2015

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Police Seek Suspect In Coon Rapids Store Robbery

The Coon Rapids Police Department is asking for the public’s help to identify a suspect in the Jan. 20 robbery of the Kathy’s Dairy Home store. Police said the incident happened at the store, located at 10490 Hanson Blvd. NW, at about 9:40 a.m.

04/15/2015

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Police Seek Suspects In Robbery Near U Of M

Minneapolis Police say they are looking for two suspects after two people were robbed at gunpoint early Wednesday morning near the University of Minnesota campus. The incident happened at about 12:25 a.m. near 27th Avenue SE and Talmage Avenue SE, which is near the Como Student Community Cooperative.

04/15/2015

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Man, 42, Gets 15 Years For Elaborate Fraud & Identity Theft Conspiracy

A 42-year-old man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for “orchestrating an identity theft, check, and tax fraud scheme that spanned more than 10 years”, the United States Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday.

04/15/2015

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Pierre Collins’ Cell Phone Records Linked To Son’s Body

The Crystal father accused of killing his 10-year-old son Barway Collins will make his first appearance in court this afternoon.

04/15/2015

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Bloomington Police Searching For Suspect Who Fled Warrant

Police in Bloomington are searching for a suspect who fled a warrant early Wednesday morning. According to Deputy Chief Mike Harley, officers were attempting to serve a warrant to the suspect at Tarnhill Apartments, located in the 5200 block of west 102nd Street.

04/15/2015

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Suspicious Death Investigated In Oak Park Heights

Police are investigating a suspicious death in the eastern Minnesota city of Oak Park Heights. Officers went to a town house on Sunday to check on someone who family members had not been able to reach.

04/14/2015

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Man Accused Of Smothering Girlfriend’s 3-Month-Old

A White Bear Lake man is accused of smothering his girlfriend’s 3-month-old daughter.

According to the criminal complaint, Bryan Gustafson, 27, was frustrated by the baby’s crying since he was trying to watch the Meryl Streep movie “It’s Complicated.”

04/14/2015

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Coping With Barway’s Loss: ‘It’s Out Of The Natural Order’

You can see it on Facebook. You can see it if you show up at the ever-growing memorial outside a Crystal apartment complex. Barway Collins is missed and people are moved to tears.

04/14/2015

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Police Investigate After 5-Year-Old Dies In Alleged Hit-And-Run

Authorities in St. Joseph say they have seized a car and are speaking with a driver in connection to an alleged hit-and-run that left a 5-year-old boy dead.

04/14/2015

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2 Arrested For Having Sex With 17-Year-Old Trafficking Victim

Two men are accused of having sex with a runaway 17-year-old girl for money, in connection with a St. Paul prostitution sting earlier this year.

04/14/2015

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Pierre Collins Charged With Murder In Son’s Death

Nearly four weeks after Barway Collins was last seen alive, his father has been charged with second-degree intentional murder in connection to his death Tuesday afternoon. Crystal police arrested Pierre Collins Monday and believe he’s responsible for the disappearance and death of his 10-year-old son.

04/14/2015

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State Senate Wants Count Of Untested Rape Kits Statewide

Law enforcement agencies across Minnesota could soon be required to provide a tally of their untested rape kits, a move advocates and legislators say would help determine whether more action is needed to tackle potential backlogs.

04/14/2015

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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