Crime

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Charges: Woman Smoked Meth At McDonald’s With Kid In Car

A Lino Lakes woman faces charges after police say she was seen smoking meth in a McDonald’s parking lot with a 14-year-old child in the car.

11/14/2014

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Charges: Apple Valley Woman Drove Drunk With Child In Car

A 35-year-old Apple Valley woman is accused of driving while impaired with a 6-year-old child in the vehicle, according to charges filed in Dakota County Court. Sina Julie Yim was charged with endangerment of a child and two counts of second-degree driving while impaired in connection with the Oct. 5 incident.

11/14/2014

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Police: Grand Rapids Man Charged After Standoff

Authorities have charged a Grand Rapids man who they say led a seven-hour armed standoff with officers. Twenty-nine-year-old Robert Williams was charged Thursday with one count of reckless discharge of a firearm, four counts of false imprisonment and one count of terroristic threats following the standoff Wednesday night.

11/14/2014

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Group Asks FBI To Investigate Anti-Islam Vandalism In St. Paul

The FBI is being asked to investigate a possible hate crime in St. Paul. Neighbors found someone had painted an anti-Islam message on a driveway in the West Seventh neighborhood.

11/13/2014

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Trucker Arrested In Minn. Accused Of Keeping More Sex Slaves

A Utah truck driver accused of keeping two women as sex slaves in his semitrailer as he traveled the country had four more victims, federal prosecutors said in court documents.

11/13/2014

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Woman Gets Life For Drug-Related Murder In Mpls.

One of three people indicted on first-degree premeditated murder in a drug-related murder in Minneapolis was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday afternoon.

11/13/2014

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Cottage Grove Woman Indicted On Child Pornography Charges

Nude photos of a sleeping child led to a federal indictment for a Cottage Grove, Minnesota, woman. Roxanne Merrell, 35, has been charged with two counts of production of child pornography. She was offered $100,000 to take photos of a minor “below the waste” and nude, according to the indictment.

11/13/2014

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Teen Charged With Fatally Shooting Sister

A St. Cloud teenager is charged with killing his sister at a campground in Mille Lacs County. Eighteen-year-old Luis Nahuel Rosa is accused of shooting 16-year-old Hennah Nicole Rosa after a confrontation at a trailer in the Rum River State Forest last Friday.

11/13/2014

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Six Pounds Of Marijuana Seized At Wisconsin College

A sophomore at the University of Wisconsin-Stout was arrested after the largest drug bust in the school’s history.

11/13/2014

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Duluth Man Gets 40 Years In Daughter’s Suffocation

A Duluth man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for suffocating his 1-year-old daughter out of frustration with her crying. Thirty-year-old Christopher Peterson received the maximum sentence Wednesday in St. Louis County court after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in October.

11/13/2014

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Little Canada Man Convicted Of Manslaughter

A jury has convicted a Little Canada man of first-degree manslaughter for fatally pushing another man into oncoming traffic. Forty-one-year-old Michael Merten III was acquitted of two more serious second-degree murder charges in Ramsey County court Wednesday after the jury began deliberating Monday afternoon.

11/13/2014

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Minnesota Man Charged With Shooting Truck Driver

Hennepin County authorities have charged a man who they say shot a truck driver in the head. Kelly Anderson of Albertville was charged Wednesday with attempted first-degree murder and ordered held on $1 million bond.

11/13/2014

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Police Investigate Man’s Death After Attempt To Break Up Bar Fight

Maplewood police say a 40-year-old St. Paul man died shortly after being assaulted for trying to break up a bar fight late Tuesday night. Now, 23-year-old man is in custody and two others are being actively sought.

11/12/2014

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Man, 18, Allegedly Shoots Sister For Being Mean To Their Dad

A St. Cloud man has been charged with second degree murder after allegedly shooting his sister during an argument in their motor home. Luis Nahuel Rosa, 18, faces one count of second degree murder with intent but not premeditated and one count of second degree murder without intent.

11/12/2014

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Champlin Police Arrest Suspected Package Thief

Champlin Police have made an arrest in connection to a string of package thefts in several metro cities. Johnathan Demetrius Lee Henry, 34, was arrested Friday on suspicion of multiple package thefts in Champlin, Brooklyn Center, New Hope and Robbinsdale. He is accused of stealing packages left outside of homes in residential neighborhoods.

11/12/2014

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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