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Police: 16-Year-Old Robbed At Gunpoint, Punched In Sauk Rapids

The Sauk Rapids Police Department is asking for the public’s help after a 16-year-old boy was robbed and punched early Sunday afternoon. Police say at 6 p.m. the teen victim was walking along the street near 6th Avenue North and 7th Street North in Sauk Rapids when two cars stopped beside him.

04/14/2014

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Sentencing Scheduled In Synthetic Drug Conspiracy

One of 15 people to plead guilty in a synthetic drug conspiracy that resulted in the overdose deaths of two teenagers is scheduled to be sentenced in federal court. Casey Rosen is charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances resulting in serious bodily injury and death.

04/14/2014

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Besides Alcohol, What Else Led To Dinkytown’s Disturbance?

It’s clear that alcohol and excessive drinking played a role in the behavior of some of the people in the crowd in Dinkytown Saturday night. But what else may have led them to throw bottles at police, set a couch on fire, or vandalize a car?

04/13/2014

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Minn. Man Who Shot, Killed Teens Heading To Trial

After a central Minnesota man repeatedly shot a teen who entered his home, he dragged the boy’s bloodied body into a basement workshop, authorities say, sat down — and waited. When another teen began descending the stairway minutes later, Byron Smith fired again.

04/13/2014

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Police: 19 Arrested, No Officers Injured After Gophers’ Loss

The Gopher men’s hockey team didn’t take home the national championship but that didn’t stop hockey fans from causing another rowdy night in Dinkytown.

04/13/2014

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Police: 2 Shot Near Target Field

Two people are hospitalized after a shooting in downtown Minneapolis early Saturday morning. According to Minneapolis Police, the shooting happened near a light rail platform on the 300 block of Fifth Street North near Target Field at about 3 a.m.

04/12/2014

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Police: Two Found Shot Dead In Car In Mpls.

A man and a woman are dead, officials say, following a Friday night shooting in south Minneapolis. The Minneapolis Police Department says the shooting happened around 9:30 p.m. on the 3000 block of 29th Avenue South near the Longfellow neighborhood.

04/11/2014

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Waconia Township Murder-Suicide Couple ID’d

The Carver County Sheriff’s office has identified the man and woman who were found dead in an apparent murder-suicide in Waconia Township Tuesday morning. Authorities believe Kenneth Gongoll shot his wife, Beverly Gongoll, before shooting himself.

04/11/2014

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Reward Increased For Info On Foley Man’s Killer

Authorities have increased the reward for information leading to the suspect who fatally shot a Foley man in Benton County. On March 25, the body of Jamie Wylie, 31, was found on the side of County Road 75 by the Luther Honda dealership in St. Cloud, according to the Benton County Sheriff’s office.

04/11/2014

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FBI, Brooklyn Park Police Search For Bank Robber

The FBI and Brooklyn Park Police are looking for a man who robbed a U.S. Bank by gunpoint Thursday afternoon. Police say a man with a black handgun walked into the bank located on 7600 Broadway Ave. at 1:30 p.m. and ordered everyone to get on the ground. He left with an undisclosed amount of cash and fled westbound on 76th Avenue in a gray or silver GMC Yukon or Cadillac Escalade.

04/10/2014

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Arbitrator: Mankato University Wrong To Fire Coach

An arbitrator has found that Minnesota State University, Mankato, had no grounds to fire head football coach Todd Hoffner last May and has ordered that the university immediately reinstate him, an attorney for the coach confirmed Thursday.

04/10/2014

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Ex-Babbitt Fire Chief Sentenced For Setting Fires

A former fire chief from northeastern Minnesota has been sentenced for setting fires in Superior National Forest.

04/10/2014

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Plea Deal For Ex-ELCA Synod Bookkeeper

Prosecutors have reached a plea deal with a former bookkeeper accused of embezzling $700,000 from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America synod in northwestern Minnesota. The agreement calls for Robert Larson of Wolverton to serve four years in prison and to pay back the stolen money.

04/10/2014

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Police: St. Cloud Man Suspected In 2 Robberies Arrested

Authorities said a man suspected of at least two robberies in the St. Cloud area was arrested Wednesday afternoon. Waite Park Police and local FBI agents executed a search warrant at about 2:30 p.m. at a residence on the 1400 block of Westwind Road in St. Cloud.

04/10/2014

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Teen Gets Life In Prison For Killing Friend’s Grandmother

The Willmar teenager who pleaded guilty to killing his friend’s grandmother has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. Brok Junkermeier, 19, admitted to choking and then stabbing Lila Warwick at her home on July 29, 2013. He had hatched a plan with her grandson to steal her money. He described his actions in court last week. He said after he forced her to write a check to him, he strangled her for 20 minutes. After that, he got a dagger and started stabbing her because, as he confessed, “I didn’t think she was dead.”

04/09/2014

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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