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North Dakota Man Pleads Guilty In Killing Of Minnesota Man

A North Dakota man accused of killing a man in Minnesota has pleaded guilty in a deal with prosecutors. Twenty-five-year-old Ray Littlewolf Jr., of Devils Lake, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and felony theft in the March death of 64-year-old Ronald Foss near Viking, Minnesota.

05/13/2015

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Convict Coach Accused Of Tweeting At Victim From Behind Bars

A former tennis coach in prison for sex with a teenager is now accused of asking fellow inmates for help contacting his victim.

05/12/2015

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2 Men Arrested In Killing Of 90-Year-Old Carver Co. Farmer

Sheriff’s deputies say a tip helped them find the men responsible for killing a 90-year-old farmer in his home.

05/12/2015

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Judge Orders Terror Suspects To Remain In Jail Prior To Trial

Five Minnesota terror suspects will remain in jail, at least for now, as they wait for their trial. But a judge left the possibility open that he would consider putting them in halfway houses or some other less restrictive setting.

05/12/2015

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Son Of Slain Elk River Police Officer Charged With Murder

The 21-year-old son of an Elk River police officer has been charged with murder in the shooting deaths of his father and older brother.

05/12/2015

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Brooklyn Park Man, 27, Killed In South Minneapolis Shooting

Authorities say a 27-year-old Brooklyn Park man died Sunday morning in a shooting in south Minneapolis. Minneapolis police responded to the area of Pillsbury Avenue South just north of Lake Street West just before 2 a.m. on a report of shots fired.

05/12/2015

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Prosecutor: No Charges Against White Police Officer

A Wisconsin prosecutor has decided not to charge a white police officer in the death of an unarmed biracial man in Madison.

05/12/2015

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Airport Clears Police In Shooting Of Man Who Drove At Them

A Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport official says three officers have been cleared in the shooting of a man accused of trying to run them down with a car last month. Airport spokesman Patrick Hogan says an internal review and another investigation by the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office found the officers’ actions were justified.

05/12/2015

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Assisted Suicide Trial Underway In Dakota County

A national suicide assistance organization is on trial in Dakota County. The case focuses on one woman’s story, and it’s taken a lot of twists and turns through the course of the trial.

05/11/2015

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Teen Who Pleaded Guilty In Terror Case Going Back To Prison

A Twin Cities teenager who pleaded guilty to trying to join ISIS is going back to prison.

05/11/2015

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Elk River Mourning Officer’s Death In Weekend Double Murder

An Elk River police officer killed over the weekend, is being remembered as a loyal officer and a hard worker. Officer Todd Besser, 49, was shot to death Saturday evening in a home in St. Michael. His 27-year-old son, Blake Besser, was also killed in that home.

05/11/2015

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Sheriff: Man Arrested After Attacking Woman With Axe At Campground

A 32-year-old man was arrested Sunday after a woman was allegedly attacked with hatchet or axe at a northern Minnesota campground on Friday, according to the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office.

05/11/2015

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MN State Trooper: Texting & Driving Is An Epidemic

It didn’t take long for Minnesota State Trooper Scott Rudeen to spot a person looking down while driving on Interstate 494 in the South Metro. He said he sees it all the time.

05/11/2015

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MN Supreme Court Hears Arguments At Edison H.S.

Minnesota’s seven Supreme Court justices held court inside Edison High School in Minneapolis Monday, where the judges heard arguments from attorneys about an appeal in a real murder case.

05/11/2015

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Ex-Cop Convicted Of Luring Girls Over Facebook To Be Sentenced Again

The Minnesota Court of Appeals says the prison sentence for a former Minneapolis police officer is too short. On Monday, the appeals court issued a ruling reversing Bradley Schnickel’s sentencing and remanding it back to the lower court.

05/11/2015

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Things To Know About Police Shooting In Madison

A prosecutor is set to announce Tuesday whether a white police officer will face charges for killing a young unarmed biracial man in Madison. Here’s a few things to know about the case:

05/11/2015

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Minnesota Jury Hears Opening Statements In Right-To-Die Case

Prosecutors say they’ll prove a national right-to-die group assisted in the 2007 suicide of a 57-year-old Minnesota woman who suffered from chronic pain and depression.

05/11/2015

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Pedestrian Critical After Hit-And-Run

A pedestrian was taken to a hospital in critical condition after being struck by a vehicle along Central Avenue in Northeast Minneapolis Monday morning. Minneapolis Police said the vehicle was traveling southbound on Central.

05/11/2015

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Communities In Shock After Elk River Cop, Son Killed In St. Michael

The Elk River Police Department is dealing with the death of an officer for the first time in the department’s history. Officer Todd Besser and his son were both shot to death Saturday night. And now, authorities have another one of the officer’s sons in custody.

05/10/2015

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Sheriff: Elk River Officer, Son Killed In St. Michael Home

Authorities say an Elk River police officer and his 27-year-old son were shot and killed in a double homicide in their St. Michael home Saturday night. Wright County Sheriff Joe Hagerty confirmed Sunday that Besser’s death was a result of a double homicide.

05/10/2015

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Talking Points: Use Of Paid Informant Causes Concern In Somali Community

Unprecedented security is expected Tuesday when four of six Minnesota terror suspects arrested last month appear in federal court in Minneapolis.

05/10/2015

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Body Found In Apartment Last Week Identified

Officials have identified the man apparently beaten to death last week near downtown Minneapolis.

05/10/2015

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Group On Trial, Accused Of Aiding Minnesota Woman’s Suicide

The national right-to-die group Final Exit Network Inc. goes to trial in Minnesota this week for allegedly assisting in the suicide of a 57-year-old woman who died in 2007 after years of chronic pain.

05/10/2015

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Police: Shooting In South Mpls. Leaves 1 Dead

Police in Minneapolis say officers found a man’s body early Sunday morning on the city’s south side after a report of shots fired.

05/10/2015

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Mpls. Police: 2 In Custody For Shooting Death Of Man, 19

An 18-year-old is in custody Saturday in connection with the shooting death of 19-year-old Jordan Carson Adams early Thursday morning. Minneapolis Police say Eugene Watkins is being held at the Hennepin County Adult Detention Center.

05/09/2015

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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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