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Charges: Teenager Broke Into Fridley Home, Stole Gun And Cash

An 18-year-old Columbia Heights woman is facing charges after she allegedly broke into a Fridley home, then left her belongings there after stealing a gun and cash.

08/19/2015

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Charges: Man, Posing As Law Enforcement, Forces Sex With Prostitute

A Northfield man faces sexual assault, coercion and prostitution charges after being accused of posing as law enforcement and forcing a prostitute to have sex. The Dakota County Attorney’s Office says 26-year-old Alex Michael Hollinger is accused of connecting with a woman via backpage.com to have sex for money, but then claimed to be associated with law enforcement and threaten her to have sex with them for free or face jail.

08/19/2015

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Patrol: Uber Vehicle Capturing Images For Bing Caught Speeding Twice In 2 Weeks

The Minnesota State Patrol says an Uber vehicle was caught going “uber fast” twice in two weeks.

08/19/2015

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Funeral Arrangements Being Made In MN For 8 Killed In TX Home

Funeral arrangements are underway in a small, southeastern Minnesota town for eight family members killed in their Houston home earlier this month.

08/19/2015

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Minnesota President: Additional Complaints Against Teague

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler says the school has received “a small number” of additional complaints of sexual harassment by Norwood Teague since the athletic director resigned.

08/19/2015

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Sheriff: Woman Shot Dead In Nobles County

A 40-year-old woman is dead after a shooting in far southwestern Minnesota early Wednesday morning, according to the Nobles County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities were called at about 2:40 a.m. to a residence in Brewster, Minn., after the caller stated that his wife had been shot.

08/19/2015

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Police: New Evidence Links Mother To Lakeville Sisters Disappearance

Police said new evidence has linked the mother of two missing Lakeville girls to their disappearance. A warrant has been issued for Sandra Grazzini-Rucki, according to the Star Tribune.

08/19/2015

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Minnesota Town Learns About New Neighbor Released From Sex Offender Program

Neighbors in a small Minnesota town learned more Tuesday night about a convicted sex offender who will soon live there.

08/18/2015

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Neal Zumberge Found Guilty In Deadly Neighbor Dispute

A jury has found a New Brighton man guilty on all four counts in a deadly neighbor dispute.

08/18/2015

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Zimbabwe Man Charged For Helping To Kill Lion Illegally

Zimbabwe has charged a man on whose land the well-known Cecil the lion was shot by American dentist Walter James Palmer in July. Charges have not been filed against Palmer, according to prosecutors, while in Minnesota the dentist has reopened his practice.

08/18/2015

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Sheriff: Several Reports Of Stolen Mail In Stearns Co.

Several homes in Stearns County reported mail missing from their mailboxes Tuesday morning. According to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office, deputies received several calls from people in Avon Township, Brockway Township and Holdingford who reported mail missing from their boxes Tuesday.

08/18/2015

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Charges: Driver Was Texting In McLeod County Crash That Killed Bicyclist

A 25-year-old Prior Lake woman is accused of texting while driving in an April crash that killed a bicyclist in McLeod County, according to charges filed Tuesday.

08/18/2015

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Charges: Shakopee Man Exposed Himself To 3 Young Girls Outside Mall

A 27-year-old Shakopee man is accused of exposing himself to three young girls outside a Burnsville mall in June, according to charges filed in Dakota County.

08/18/2015

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Minn. Man Accused Of Killing Girlfriend With Bow And Arrow

A Minnesota man accused of killing his girlfriend with a bow and arrow before trying to take his own life is being held on $1 million bail.

08/18/2015

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Police: Girl, 8, Found In Dirty Moorhead Home; Man Arrested

A Moorhead man has been charged with child neglect after authorities say an 8-year-old girl was found in a filthy house without electricity or running water. Local TV stations report 22-year-old Manuel Carrillo was arrested after the incident Thursday night.

08/18/2015

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Police: Future Site Of Community Mural In Shakopee Vandalized

Police in Shakopee are searching for the person(s) responsible for vandalizing the site of a future community mural.

08/17/2015

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Princeton Man Gets 1 Year For Torturing, Killing Dog

A Princeton man who admitted to torturing and killing his girlfriend’s dog has been sentenced to a year in jail but could go free sooner.

08/17/2015

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Minn. Couple Says Barefoot Burglar Sneaked Into Their Bedroom

Deputies in eastern Minnesota say they are working an extremely rare home burglary case. They say the intruder was especially brazen and the victims say he was barefoot.

08/17/2015

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19-Year-Old Charged With Groping Girl At Apple Valley School

A 19-year-old man is accused of groping a girl and unzipping her shirt in the computer lab of an Apple Valley school.

08/17/2015

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Man Accused Of Killing Neighbor Takes Stand In Trial

Testimony concluded in the murder trial of a New Brighton man accused of killing his neighbor over a deer feeding dispute. Neal Zumberge took the stand in his own defense on Monday, testifying for slightly over one hour.

08/17/2015

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Authorities: Wisconsin Correctional Camp Escapee Arrested

Authorities say they’ve arrested a 20-year-old man who escaped from a correctional camp in west-central Wisconsin. The Barron County Sheriff’s Department said Sunday that Kaeden Dumholt was arrested Saturday morning in northwest Wisconsin after a report of a suspicious man south of Rice Lake.

08/17/2015

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Backpage Ad Site: Aider Of Traffickers, Or Way To Stop Them?

Is the huge classified ad site an abettor of sexual trafficking and exploitation, or a beacon of free expression? Does it generate crime, or help solve it?

08/16/2015

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Attorney Says State Won’t Propose Sex Offender Program Fixes

An attorney for the state of Minnesota says state officials won’t propose any specific remedies ahead of a Sept. 30 hearing in a lawsuit over the Minnesota Sex Offender Program.

08/14/2015

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Cyclist Says Rock That Hit Him Was The ‘Size Of A Grapefruit’

A Minneapolis bicyclist is recovering after a rock thrown from a vehicle hit him in the chest.

08/14/2015

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Prosecution Rests In Zumberge Neighbor-Killing Case

After three days of prosecution testimony, the state has rested its case against Neal Zumberge.

08/14/2015

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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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