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Teen Who Pleaded Guilty In Terror Case Going Back To Prison

A Twin Cities teenager who pleaded guilty to trying to join ISIS is going back to prison.

05/11/2015

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Elk River Mourning Officer’s Death In Weekend Double Murder

An Elk River police officer killed over the weekend, is being remembered as a loyal officer and a hard worker. Officer Todd Besser, 49, was shot to death Saturday evening in a home in St. Michael. His 27-year-old son, Blake Besser, was also killed in that home.

05/11/2015

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Sheriff: Man Arrested After Attacking Woman With Axe At Campground

A 32-year-old man was arrested Sunday after a woman was allegedly attacked with hatchet or axe at a northern Minnesota campground on Friday, according to the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office.

05/11/2015

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MN State Trooper: Texting & Driving Is An Epidemic

It didn’t take long for Minnesota State Trooper Scott Rudeen to spot a person looking down while driving on Interstate 494 in the South Metro. He said he sees it all the time.

05/11/2015

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MN Supreme Court Hears Arguments At Edison H.S.

Minnesota’s seven Supreme Court justices held court inside Edison High School in Minneapolis Monday, where the judges heard arguments from attorneys about an appeal in a real murder case.

05/11/2015

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Ex-Cop Convicted Of Luring Girls Over Facebook To Be Sentenced Again

The Minnesota Court of Appeals says the prison sentence for a former Minneapolis police officer is too short. On Monday, the appeals court issued a ruling reversing Bradley Schnickel’s sentencing and remanding it back to the lower court.

05/11/2015

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Things To Know About Police Shooting In Madison

A prosecutor is set to announce Tuesday whether a white police officer will face charges for killing a young unarmed biracial man in Madison. Here’s a few things to know about the case:

05/11/2015

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Minnesota Jury Hears Opening Statements In Right-To-Die Case

Prosecutors say they’ll prove a national right-to-die group assisted in the 2007 suicide of a 57-year-old Minnesota woman who suffered from chronic pain and depression.

05/11/2015

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Pedestrian Critical After Hit-And-Run

A pedestrian was taken to a hospital in critical condition after being struck by a vehicle along Central Avenue in Northeast Minneapolis Monday morning. Minneapolis Police said the vehicle was traveling southbound on Central.

05/11/2015

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Communities In Shock After Elk River Cop, Son Killed In St. Michael

The Elk River Police Department is dealing with the death of an officer for the first time in the department’s history. Officer Todd Besser and his son were both shot to death Saturday night. And now, authorities have another one of the officer’s sons in custody.

05/10/2015

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Sheriff: Elk River Officer, Son Killed In St. Michael Home

Authorities say an Elk River police officer and his 27-year-old son were shot and killed in a double homicide in their St. Michael home Saturday night. Wright County Sheriff Joe Hagerty confirmed Sunday that Besser’s death was a result of a double homicide.

05/10/2015

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Talking Points: Use Of Paid Informant Causes Concern In Somali Community

Unprecedented security is expected Tuesday when four of six Minnesota terror suspects arrested last month appear in federal court in Minneapolis.

05/10/2015

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Body Found In Apartment Last Week Identified

Officials have identified the man apparently beaten to death last week near downtown Minneapolis.

05/10/2015

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Group On Trial, Accused Of Aiding Minnesota Woman’s Suicide

The national right-to-die group Final Exit Network Inc. goes to trial in Minnesota this week for allegedly assisting in the suicide of a 57-year-old woman who died in 2007 after years of chronic pain.

05/10/2015

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Police: Shooting In South Mpls. Leaves 1 Dead

Police in Minneapolis say officers found a man’s body early Sunday morning on the city’s south side after a report of shots fired.

05/10/2015

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Mpls. Police: 2 In Custody For Shooting Death Of Man, 19

An 18-year-old is in custody Saturday in connection with the shooting death of 19-year-old Jordan Carson Adams early Thursday morning. Minneapolis Police say Eugene Watkins is being held at the Hennepin County Adult Detention Center.

05/09/2015

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Police: 3rd Escaped Wis. Inmate Captured In Minneapolis

The third and final inmate who escaped from a New Richmond, Wisconsin correctional facility was captured Saturday morning in Minneapolis. Police say Jesse Jamal Fairly, 26, escaped from the St. Croix Correctional Faculty Wednesday night with Andre Lee Vance and Kyle Peterson.

05/09/2015

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Lino Lakes Officer Hurt After Fatally Shooting Driver Who Dragged Him

One man is dead and a police officer is hurt after an officer-involved shooting in the north metro Friday night. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says the shooting happened during a traffic stop on Interstate 694 in Fridley at about 10:52 p.m.

05/09/2015

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Family Creates Foundation For Slain Sartell Student

The family of a murdered college student is keeping his memory alive as the investigation into finding his killer takes a new turn. It’s been eight months since police found Tom Bearson’s body in Moorhead.

05/08/2015

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Warrant Out For Man Who Sold Fake Minnesota Wild Tickets

Prosecutors say an out-of-towner took advantage of Minnesota Wild fever — and now he’s wanted by police. Investigators say Michael Nottrodt flew in from Florida for the Wild playoff series against the St. Louis Blues.

05/08/2015

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Tweet Threatens High-Ranking Military Member

United States military bases are on their highest alert in four years Friday night. While a Pentagon spokesperson stressed it was not due to a specific threat, a WCCO investigation has found a specific tweet on April 30 listing the address on a U.S. military base of a top U.S. general in charge of leading the U.S. response to ISIS.

05/08/2015

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2nd Escaped New Richmond Inmate Captured In Madison

A second of three escaped inmates is in police custody Friday afternoon, according to the New Richmond Police Department.

05/08/2015

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Man Charged In Hit-And-Run That Killed 5-Year-Old

Police have charged a St. Joseph man today in connection with a hit-and-run crash that left a 5-year-old dead last month. Jeremy Brian Ulik, 32, is charged with two counts of felony failing to stop in a traffic collision in St. Joseph, Minnesota. He’s scheduled to appear in court next month.

05/08/2015

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New Richmond Correctional Facility Escapee Caught

The New Richmond Police Department says one of the three inmates who escaped from a corrections facility has been captured. Kyle Peterson was arrested at around 7 a.m. Friday. Police found him in Whitewater, Wisconsin.

05/08/2015

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Judge Criticizes Archdiocese For Relying On Legal Notices

A federal judge has criticized the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis for relying on legal notices to inform sex-abuse victims about an impending deadline for filing claims.

05/08/2015

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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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