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Police Search For Suspect In Cement Chunk Attacks On Bicyclists

Minneapolis police are asking for the public’s help to find a driver who is throwing chunks of cement at bicyclists.

08/12/2015

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Opening Statements Heard In Zumberge Trial

Opening statements began Wednesday morning in the trial of a New Brighton man accused of shooting and killing his neighbor.

08/12/2015

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Judge In Sex Offender Case Warns Of ‘Forceful Solution’

A federal judge who ruled Minnesota’s sex offender program unconstitutional is warning state leaders he may resort to a “more forceful solution” if they don’t prove willing to fix the program on their own.

08/12/2015

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Mpls. Police: Dead Body Found With Signs Of Homicidal Violence

Minneapolis police are investigating after a body of a man was discovered behind the East Lake Street Target Wednesday morning.

08/12/2015

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Charges: Mpls. Man Shot By Police After Pointing BB Handgun At Them

A 35-year-old Minneapolis man faces charges after he allegedly pointed a BB gun at Edina police officers, who then shot and wounded him, according to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.

08/12/2015

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Man Charged With Leaving Explosive Bag In U Of M Building

A 35-year-old Minneapolis man is accused of leaving a potentially explosive bag inside a University of Minnesota building before making suicidal comments to authorities, according to charges filed Wednesday in Hennepin County Court.

08/12/2015

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1 Pleads Guilty In Pedal Pub Ambush

A 25-year-old Shakopee man has pleaded guilty in May’s ambush on pedal pub.

08/12/2015

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Violinist May Never Get Car Back After Unknowingly Lending It To Drunk Driver

Trying to do a favor for someone may have cost a Hopkins woman her car. Gayle Thomas is an accomplished violinist, but her daily routine has hit a sour note. She thought she was doing a good thing last month by letting her friend’s boyfriend borrow her car.

08/11/2015

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After 2 Parking Lot Punches, 1 Man Dead, 1 Charged With Manslaughter

A Minneapolis man is accused of killing a Brooklyn Park man with two punches thrown during a parking lot dispute.

08/11/2015

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Suspect In U Of M Security Threat Arrested

The University of Minnesota is still quiet on the exact nature of the security threat that closed the Coffman Memorial Union Monday.

08/11/2015

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Sex Offender Granted Monitored Release From Minnesota Lockup

A 68-year-old man who has spent two decades in the Minnesota sex offender treatment program is on the verge of provisional release.

08/11/2015

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Animal Welfare Group Wants Cruelty Charges Against Hog Farm

An animal welfare group is calling on prosecutors to file criminal charges against workers and managers at a southwestern Minnesota hog farm.

08/11/2015

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2 Men Charged With Credit Card Fraud After Stealing Almost $5.5K

Two men have been charged with identify theft and fraud after using fraudulent credit cards in nine metro area cities.

08/11/2015

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Charges: Man Stole MnDOT Truck, Led Police On Chase

A 33-year-old Inver Grove Heights man is accused of stealing a state construction truck, leading authorities on a chase and damaging a squad car in a crash, according to charges filed Tuesday in Dakota County Court.

08/11/2015

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6 Anglers Charged With Poaching At Upper Cormorant Lake

Six anglers from Indiana are in trouble with the Minnesota DNR after they were caught with 676 fish over the limit.

08/11/2015

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In Ohio Woman’s Murder, Suspect’s Wife Says There’s More To The Story

The wife of a Faribault man accused of killing a woman from Ohio believes there’s more to the story than what police have made public.

08/10/2015

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What Should You Do If A Boss Or Co-Worker Makes Unwanted Sexual Advances?

New allegations of sexual harassment are surfacing against the now resigned University of Minnesota Athletic Director Norwood Teague.

08/10/2015

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Mpls. Police Seek Help Finding Driver Following Attacks On Cyclists

Police are still looking for the public’s help to find a driver they say is hurling chunks of cement at bicyclists in south Minneapolis.

08/10/2015

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Attorney: New Brighton Shooting Trial Will Hinge On Self Defense Claim

Jury selection began Monday in the murder trial of a New Brighton man charged with killing his neighbor. A feud between Neal Zumberge and his neighbor Todd Stevens turned violent when Zumberge shot Stevens dead in his front yard in May of 2014.

08/10/2015

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First Responder Accused Of Stealing From Otter Tail County Crash Victim

A 42-year-old woman who is a first responder is accused of stealing money from a crash victim in an accident that killed two people back in June in Otter Tail County, according to charges filed Monday.

08/10/2015

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Charges: Man Gets Naked In Neighbors’ Home After Driving Their Car To Walgreens

A 22-year-old Lakeville man is accused of illegally entering his neighbor’s garage in the middle of the night, driving their car to Walgreens and then returning to the home, where he took off his clothes and knocked on a young woman’s bedroom door.

08/10/2015

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South St. Paul Man, 58, Charged In Woman’s Stabbing Death

A 58-year-old South St. Paul man has been charged in the stabbing death of a 45-year-old woman last Friday, according to the Dakota County Attorney’s Office.

08/10/2015

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Police: Montevideo Man Uses Twin Brother’s ID For Loan

A Montevideo man is accused of using his twin brother’s ID in an attempt to get a bank loan, according to police. Police say Robert Macziewski, 69 of Montevideo, has been charged with felony identity theft in connection with the case.

08/10/2015

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Girls To Stay In Adult Court In Slender Man Stabbing Case

A Wisconsin judge ruled Monday that two girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please the online horror character Slender Man will stay in adult court, where they could face decades in prison.

08/10/2015

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Minnesota Leaders Meet Privately About Sex Offender Program

An array of Minnesota officials gathered at a federal courthouse to privately discuss the future of the state’s program for confining sex offenders.

08/10/2015

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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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