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Police Hope Ring Will Help Identify Remains Found Near Albert Lea

Authorities hope pictures of a ring may help solve the mystery of a man’s identity. A 10-carat gold ring with a large red stone was found with human remains near Albert Lea on Monday. It was described as resembling a class ring.

04/09/2015

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1 Arrested In Hugo After Police Standoff

Officers in Hugo arrested a man after an hours-long standoff, according to police. Michael James Hardy, 43, was arrested on two active warrants. The first was for federal probation violation and the second was for first-degree controlled substance with a weapon.

04/09/2015

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Husband In Court 18 Years After Toni Bachman’s Disappearance

A Twin Cities man is charged with murder in the unsolved disappearance of his wife nearly 20 years ago.

Toni Bachman vanished in 1997, and investigators have considered her husband, Norman, a suspect from the start.

04/08/2015

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Police: Be Cautious Of Counterfeit Wild Playoff Tickets

Police are warning fans to be cautious so their enthusiasm doesn’t turn them into victims as the Minnesota Wild clinched a spot in the Stanley Cup Playoffs Tuesday night. Police arrested a Minneapolis man who is accused of purchasing a few Minnesota Wild tickets on Ticketmaster, and turning them into dozens of counterfeit ones.

04/08/2015

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Husband Of Woman Missing For 18 Years Charged With Murder

The husband of a Minnesota woman who disappeared nearly two decades ago has been charged with murder.

04/08/2015

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Police: Suspect On The Run Following Double Homicide In North Mpls.

Minneapolis police say officers are trying to track down a suspect following a shooting that left two men dead Wednesday morning on the city’s north side.

04/08/2015

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Man, 43, Charged With Stealing Video Games From 8-Year-Old Boy

A Minneapolis man has been charged with stealing video games and systems from an 8-year-old boy, police said. According to police, Dave Schmotter, 43, stole more than $1,000 worth of electronics when the boy and his mother were visiting him at Bethesda Hospital in St. Paul.

04/08/2015

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Toni Bachman’s Husband Arrested 18 Years After Her Disappearance

The husband of a Minnesota woman who disappeared nearly two decades ago was arrested Tuesday. A source tells WCCO that Norman Bachman will be charged with the death of his wife, Toni Bachman, who hasn’t been seen since April of 1997.

04/07/2015

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Savage Husband, Wife Dead In Murder-Suicide

Two Savage residents’ deaths on March 30 were a murder-suicide.

Esther Nyambura, 39, was killed by a gunshot to the head, and Rodney Terrell Dobie, 41, shot himself in the head, the Hennepin County Medical Examiner announced Tuesday.

04/07/2015

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Police Investigating Suspicious Death In Albert Lea

Investigators are trying to identify human remains found off the shoulder of Interstate 90 in southern Minnesota. A landowner in Freeborn County called 911 Monday to report the discovery. The remains were found near a fence along the south side of I-90 near Highway 13.

04/07/2015

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Tanning Salon Employee Accused Of Videotaping Customers

A Twin Cities man is charged with violating a cherished right: privacy. Police arrested the 30-year-old Jake Lindbeck of Blaine after investigators discovered he allegedly had secretly recorded women who were getting ready to tan at the Paradise Tan and Tone in Circle Pines.

04/07/2015

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Dakota County Goes High Tech To Fight Crime

The Dakota County Sheriff’s Office has created a Electronic Crimes Task Force, dedicated to solving crimes on the Internet, such as a recent “swatting” incident in Woodbury. Captain Jim Rogers says the problem continues to grow and change. “Back in 2003, a 20 or 40 gigabyte hard drive was big, now we are talking about terabyte hard drives,” Rogers said.

04/07/2015

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Juvenile Suspect Arrested In Bemidji Assault

Bemidji police say they have arrested a juvenile suspect in connection to a stabbing assault Monday afternoon.

04/07/2015

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St. Paul Man To Make 1st Court Appearance In Easter Fatal Shooting

A St. Paul man will make his first court appearance Tuesday after being charged with murder for the death his girlfriend on Easter.

04/07/2015

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Police Seek Help Identifying Coon Rapids Bank Robber

Police are hoping surveillance image will help them identify the person who robbed a Coon Rapids bank last week. The incident occurred at the Associated Healthcare Credit Union on Coon Rapids Boulevard NW Friday morning.

04/06/2015

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Charges: Man With Suspended License Leads Officers On Dangerous Chase

A Brooklyn Park man is in jail after a weekend police chase reached speeds of 150 miles per hour. Jorell Coppage, 27, faces one felony charge of feeling a peace officer in a motor vehicle. Coppage is accused of taking law enforcement on a nearly hour-long chase that lasted about 80 miles and wound through several metro area towns.

04/06/2015

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Man Charged With Killing GF While Holding Their Baby

A St. Paul man faces murder charges for allegedly shooting the mother of his young child in the face on Easter morning, court documents filed in Ramsey County say.

04/06/2015

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Twin Cities Pastor Defends Missing Boy’s Father

In a press conference Monday afternoon, Pastor Harding Smith and Barway’s stepmother spoke on the father’s behalf. They told say the community is turning on them, when they should be focusing on finding Barway.

04/06/2015

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Charges Filed In Fatal Shooting Near Downtown Mpls. Parking Ramp

A 27-year-old man has been charged with allegedly shooting a man five times near a downtown Minneapolis parking ramp late last month, according to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.

04/06/2015

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Couple Accused Of Locking Daughter In Basement Due In Court

A Wisconsin mother and stepfather accused of locking their 13-year-old daughter in a cold basement with no running water are due in court.

04/06/2015

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Fmr. Viking Darren Sharper In New Orleans For Plea Deal On Rape Charges

Former NFL star Darren Sharper is scheduled to make his first appearance in U.S. District Court in New Orleans to face federal charges that he drugged women in order to rape them.

04/06/2015

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Police: Woman Dies After Easter Morning Shooting

Instead of sharing an Easter meal with a young St. Paul woman, friends and family are grieving together. Family says 19-year-old of Sammiria White was killed by her boyfriend at an apartment on Pierce Butler Route. St. Paul police arrested Dimitri Harrell Sunday morning. The couple has a 3-month-old girl.

04/05/2015

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Records: 19-Year-Old Killed By Officer Trusted Police

Police released hundreds of documents Friday related to the fatal police shooting of a 19-year-old man in Madison, including records that show he told his mother he trusted police after a 2014 arrest.

04/05/2015

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Minnesota Man Pleads Guilty To Escape From ND Halfway House

A man serving time on a racketeering charge has pleaded guilty to walking away from a Fargo halfway house.

04/05/2015

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2 Volunteer Groups Continue Searching For Barway Collins

It’s been two and a half weeks since 10-year-old Barway Collins of Crystal went missing. Several searches along the Mississippi River are underway now to find anything that could help find him.

04/04/2015

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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