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Good Question: What Is A Grand Jury?

On Wednesday morning, prosecutors in St. Louis presented evidence to a grand jury in the case of Ferguson police officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown. It could be weeks before the grand jurors decide whether officer Darren Wilson will go to trial.

08/20/2014

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Police: Help ID Man Who Made Threats At Grocery Store

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who threatened customers early Sunday morning at an Eden Prairie grocery store. Police say the incident happened at the Cub Foods at 8015 Den Rd. at about 12:30 a.m. The man, who police are calling a person of interest, made derogatory remarks to two customers and then threatened to hurt them.

08/20/2014

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Two Charged With Murder In Dumpster Fire Case

Two men face second-degree murder charges for allegedly shooting a 31-year-old Brooklyn Center man earlier this month, stuffing his body into a mattress and lighting it on fire near a dumpster on the city’s south side.

08/20/2014

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Cindy McCain Talks Sex Trafficking In Mpls.

The wife of former Republican presidential candidate John McCain spoke at the Minneapolis Convention Center Wednesday morning. Cindy McCain and Sen. Amy Klobuchar talked to state lawmakers from around the country about sex trafficking.

08/20/2014

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Sheriff: Man Claims He Shot Himself, But Woman Suspected

A 38-year-old woman is in custody after allegedly shooting a man, who first told authorities his wound was self-inflicted. The Pine County Sheriff’s Office says they received report of the shooting on Tuesday at about 6:05 p.m. at 23285 Farm To Market Road in Sturgeon Lake.

08/20/2014

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Man Pleads Guilty To Killing Woman, Hiding Body In Car

A man accused of killing two women and hiding their bodies in cars found at Twin Cities area impound lots has pleaded guilty to one of the crimes. Twenty-five-year-old Alberto Palmer entered the plea Wednesday in Anoka County the death of Brittany Clardy.

08/20/2014

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Friends Collect $10K In Reward Fund To Find Arden Hills Suspect

Friends of the man gunned down at a Twin Cities gas station have now created a reward fund in hopes of finding the shooter, and have already collected $10,000. Kelly Phillips was shot and killed at a Holiday gas station in Arden Hills last week. Police believe Phillips’ ex-boyfriend Lyle “Ty” Hoffman is responsible for his death.

08/20/2014

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Minnesota Man Gets 27 Years For Raping Woman

An Anoka County judge has sentenced a 36-year-old man to 27 years in prison for abducting and raping a woman in Fridley after telling her he was a police officer. Gideon Charles Arrington II of Brooklyn Center was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to one count of first-degree criminal sexual assault in May.

08/20/2014

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Mpls. Man Charged With Murder In Weekend Shooting

A 59-year-old Minneapolis man has been charged in connection to the weekend shooting that killed Kenneth Madison, and police say he was planning to leave the state just hours after the crime.

08/19/2014

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‘Lady’ Chisholm Pleads Guilty To Welfare Fraud

A woman who once claimed to be Scottish royalty has now pled guilty to welfare fraud. Andrea Chisholm and her husband, Colin, are accused of collecting more than $165,000 in welfare payments while living in a lake-front mansion.

08/19/2014

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Wisconsin Deputy Arrested For Drunken Driving

A Wisconsin sheriff’s deputy has been arrested in Minnesota on suspicion of drunken driving. The Milwaukee County sheriff’s office identified her Tuesday as 41-year-old Capt. Catherine Trimboli.

08/19/2014

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Mpls. Couple Charged With Murder In Infant Daughter’s Death

Thirty-nine-year-old Cardie Jackson and 40-year-old Shonwta Jackson were charged with second-degree murder Tuesday in Hennepin County Court in the death of their 6-week-old daughter. Hennepin County prosecutor Amy Sweasy says the baby suffocated in a laundry basket filled with blankets and a pillow, where she regularly slept.

08/19/2014

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MN Inmates Charged With Filing $400K In False Tax Returns

Two inmates at a Minnesota prison are accused of filing $400,000 in false tax claims to the Internal Revenue Service, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Tony Terrell Robinson, 30, and Tanka James Tetzlaff, 39, were each charged Tuesday with one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States and 10 counts each of making false claims.

08/19/2014

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Minnesota Man Pleads Guilty To Money Laundering

A 30-year-old Minneapolis man has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit money laundering after $200,000 was found in his trunk during a traffic stop in northern Idaho in January 2013.

08/19/2014

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4 Indicted In Washington County Home Invasion

Four men have been indicted in a July 2013 Washington County home invasion where a woman feared for her life after being tied up and threatened with a gun, according to court documents. The Washington County Attorney’s Office, in partnership with the FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Milwaukee, Wis., said four men have been charged in the West Lakeland Township incident.

08/19/2014

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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