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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

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Minn. DPS: DWI Arrests On St. Patrick’s Day Lowest In 6 Years

More people chose to grab a sober ride this St. Patrick’s Day. Tuesday marked the lowest DWI arrests on the holiday in six years, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.

03/18/2015

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Suspect Arrested In Phoenix-Area Shooting That Killed 1

Police are searching for a suspected gunman who is accused of wounding four people in a shooting spree across a Phoenix suburb.

03/18/2015

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2nd Person Charged In Wright County Man’s Death

A second person has been charged with murder in the disappearance of a 25-year-old Wright County man. Gwen Butcher was taken into custody Tuesday night and booked into the Wright County Jail on suspicion of second-degree murder in connection with Christopher Rossing’s disappearance.

03/18/2015

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2 Lino Lakes Women Get DWIs In Same Car

Two women got DWIs on the same morning for driving the same car.

It happened just after 6 a.m. in Lino Lakes late last month. The incident was captured on dash cam video, as police pulled over the car on the side of I-35 with both women inside.

03/17/2015

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Police Respond To Commotion On Nicollet Mall

Dozens of police officers responded to Nicollet Mall Tuesday evening to put an end to a commotion after the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

03/17/2015

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North Branch Massage Spa Target Of Prostitution Raid

A North Branch massage parlor was the target of a prostitution raid on Tuesday.

03/17/2015

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Granite Falls Woman Killed In Home; Suspect In Custody

A 65-year-old Granite Falls woman died March 16 from severe head trauma. A 53-year-old man is in custody, suspected of killing her.

03/17/2015

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Woman Slain By Trooper In 1980 Finally Identified

Investigators in Minnesota say they’ve finally identified a woman slain by a state trooper nearly 35 years ago.

03/17/2015

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Suspect, Officers Involved In St. Paul Shooting Identified

St. Paul Police are continuing to investigate an officer-involved shooting that left one dead Monday afternoon. According to police, authorities received a call around 3:20 p.m. Monday about a man who was outside a home at 411 White Bear Avenue with a rifle and wearing a bullet proof vest.

03/17/2015

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Police Seek Public’s Help In Identifying South Mpls. Bank Robber

Police hope a surveillance image will help lead to the arrest of a man who robbed a south Minneapolis bank last week.

03/17/2015

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Minnesota Man Shot By Law Officers After North Dakota Chase

A 43-year-old Minnesota man is hospitalized in North Dakota after being shot by law officers in Jamestown. Authorities say the man fled from an officer who responded to a report of a drunk person at a convenience store shortly after midnight Monday, and rammed two law enforcement vehicles during the ensuing chase.

03/17/2015

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1 Injured In St. Paul Shooting

One person was injured in a shooting in St. Paul early Tuesday morning. According to the St. Paul Watch Commander, officers responded to a call around 1:25 a.m. of a shooting in an alley in the 1100 block of Lane Place.

03/17/2015

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Woman Violated By Co-Worker Wants Coffee Incident To Be A Sex Crime

A Minnesota woman says a co-worker violated her but she was shocked to learn he didn’t commit a sex crime. We should warn you, the details of the story are disturbing.

03/16/2015

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Eagan Outlet Mall Accused Of Racial Profiling

A Twin Cities outlet mall is facing a growing number of accusations of racial profiling.

03/16/2015

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Police: Suspect Killed In St. Paul Officer-Involved Shooting

Police say a suspect is dead after an officer-involved shooting in St. Paul Monday afternoon. Authorities received a 911 call at about 3:20 p.m. about a man with a rifle who was also wearing a bullet-proof vest at 411 White Bear Avenue, which is just north of Interstate 94.

03/16/2015

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Authorities: Man Arrested After Toddlers Found Severely Malnourished

The Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office says a 32-year-old man is jail accused of child neglect and drug-related offenses after two malnourished toddlers were found to be living in “extremely filthy” conditions.

03/16/2015

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Minnesota Reports 1st Motorcycle Fatality Of 2015

Public safety officials say a 53-year-old man who crashed his motorcycle in Sherburne County over the weekend is Minnesota’s first motorcycle fatality of 2015.

03/16/2015

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Sheriff: St. Stephen Homeowner Punched, Tied Up In Home Robbery

The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a home robbery and assault Monday morning. At 9:47 a.m. Monday, a St. Stephen resident reported the home robbery to the sheriff’s office.

03/16/2015

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Man, 20, Charged In Ferguson Police Shooting

Authorities in Ferguson, Missouri, say a 20-year-old man faces charges following the shooting last week of two police officers.

03/15/2015

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Car Smashes Into Green Mill Restaurant In St. Paul

Police in St. Paul say a driver suspected of being under the influence caused a crash Saturday night that resulted in a car smashing into the Green Mill restaurant on Grand Avenue.

03/15/2015

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Adult Trial For Wis. Girls In Slender Man Stabbing

Two young Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing their classmate to please the horror character Slender Man must stand trial as adults for attempted homicide, a judge ruled Friday.

03/14/2015

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Minn. Lawmakers Debate Regulations For Police Body Cameras

Minnesota lawmakers are struggling to regulate new technology allowing police to wear body cameras and record everyday contacts with the public. The use of body cams is growing rapidly on police forces across the country, including Minnesota. It’s raising questions about when, and how, they can be used.

03/13/2015

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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