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Farmington Man Gets 12 Years For Coin Fraud Scheme Targeting Elderly

A Farmington, Minnesota, man was sentenced to 12 years in prison for defrauding elderly victims out of more than $1.3 million in cash, precious metals and coins.

07/07/2015

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Moorhead’s Heritage Garden Vandalized Over Holiday Weekend

Moorhead police are looking for whoever vandalized the city’s newly planted Heritage Garden over the Fourth of July weekend. About 60 plants were uprooted, about a dozen light fixtures were stolen and a water pump was turned on, washing out grass seed.

07/07/2015

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Stillwater Man Charged With Kidnapping, Rape Of 18-Year-Old

A Stillwater man has been charged with kidnapping and raping an 18-year-old woman Sunday. Jeremiah Daniel Johnson, 26, was charged with kidnapping, third degree criminal sexual conduct and fourth degree criminal sexual conduct.

07/07/2015

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Officials Raid Home Of Former Subway Spokesperson

FBI agents and Indiana State Police raided the home of Subway restaurant spokesman Jared Fogle on Tuesday, removing electronics from the property and searching the house with a police dog, two months after the then-executive director of Fogle’s foundation was arrested on child pornography charges.

07/07/2015

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Cops: 2 Californians Pulled Over In Stolen Car, Arrested

Officials in central Minnesota say they arrested two Californians over the weekend for auto theft, fraud and unlawfully possessing firearms.

07/07/2015

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Ramsey Man Charged In Fatal Coon Rapids Bar Shooting

A Ramsey man has been charged in the fatal Coon Rapids bar shooting last Thursday, the Anoka County Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday.

07/07/2015

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Charlotte Flight Bound For MSP Grounded After ‘Undisclosed Security Threat’

A flight from Charlotte to Minneapolis had to return to the airport shortly after takeoff due to a security threat, according to CBS affiliate WBTV in Charlotte.

07/06/2015

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Terror Suspect Released To Halfway House Kept Box Cutter Under Bed

A Minneapolis man convicted of trying to help ISIS is back in jail after a box cutter was found under his bed at a halfway house.

07/06/2015

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AP: Bill Cosby Said He Got Drugs To Give Women For Sex

For decades, Bill Cosby cast himself as America’s dad and then as America’s granddad, a moralist with tough talk for young people about acting responsibly. It was that image that proved to be his undoing. The judge who unsealed documents on Monday revealing Cosby’s 2005 admission that he obtained quaaludes to give to young women before sex cited the comedian’s public moralizing in deciding to release the testimony.

07/06/2015

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St. Paul Man Charged For Keeping Teen Locked In Trailer For Sex

A St. Paul man is charged with holding a 15-year-old girl in a locked trailer, and engaging sexual activity with her.

07/06/2015

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U Of M: 3 Suspects Assault & Rob 2 Victims Near Campus

The University of Minnesota says two victims – one of whom was a University student – were assaulted and robbed by three suspects off campus Saturday evening.

07/06/2015

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Woman Charged With 2nd Degree Murder In St. Paul Stabbing

A St. Paul woman has been charged with murder after she allegedly stabbed her boyfriend to death Thursday. Natalie Jonelle Pollard, 33, has been charged with one count of murder in the second degree.

07/06/2015

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Woman Charged In Rossing Disappearance To Appear In Court

A woman charged in connection with the disappearance of Christopher Rossing is due in court Monday.

07/06/2015

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Stabbing Suspect Arrested After Standoff With Police

A 28-year-old Blaine man is in custody after a standoff with police followed a stabbing that injured a man early Sunday morning in Circle Pines. The Centennial Lakes Police Department received a report of a stabbing at about 5:32 a.m. Sunday on the 100 block of Village Parkway.

07/05/2015

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Police: 8 Injured In 3 Mpls. Shootings, No Arrests Made

Eight people are recovering from gunshots wounds after three separate shootings happened in Minneapolis in the early morning hours after Independence Day.

07/05/2015

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Sheriff: St. Louis Co. Man Attacked Neighbor With Homemade Club

A 51-year-old St. Louis County man is in custody after he was accused of attacking his neighbor with a homemade club. The sheriff’s department was called to the 4700 block of Old Seville Road Saturday at about 7:20 a.m.

07/04/2015

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Charges: Fmr. Prisoner Tried Grabbing Gun During Traffic Stop Arrest

A Bloomington man is accused of trying to grab a gun while resisting arrest Tuesday, according to the Dakota County Attorney’s Office.

07/03/2015

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Police Seek Suspect In Brooklyn Park Shooting

Authorities are looking for a suspect after a shooting in Brooklyn Park left one man injured Thursday afternoon. The Brooklyn Park Police Department was called to a report of shots fired at about 4:45 p.m. near the area of 85th Avenue and Douglas Drive.

07/02/2015

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8 Charged In Galleria Handbag Heist, Police Chase

Eight Chicago-area men were charged Thursday in connection with a dash-and-grab theft at the Galleria in Edina that turned into a police chase across the Twin Cities.

07/02/2015

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St. Paul Man Dead By Stabbing; Girlfriend Suspected

A 30-year-old St. Paul man died of an apparent stab wound to the chest Thursday morning, his girlfriend suspected of killing him.

07/02/2015

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Dispute Over Poker Chips Led To Fatal Coon Rapids Bar Shooting

Police have arrested a suspect in connection with a Coon Rapids shooting that left one man dead early Thursday morning. According to the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office, officers received a call at 12:45 a.m. of a shooting at Willy’s Bar & Grill, located in the 2500 block of Coon Rapids Blvd NW.

07/02/2015

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Jail On Hold For Actor Who Played Screech On ’90s Sitcom

Jail time is on hold for former “Saved by the Bell” actor Dustin Diamond while he appeals his sentence for an altercation at a Wisconsin bar.

07/02/2015

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Charges: Man Broke Into St. Paul Apartment, Sexually Assaulted Woman

A 27-year-old St. Paul man is accused of breaking into a St. Paul apartment and sexually assaulting a female victim last month, according to charges filed Thursday in Ramsey County Court. Jacob Michael McKinley faces charges of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, first-degree burglary and kidnapping, all felonies, in connection with the June 16 incident.

07/02/2015

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Rare Coin Dealer Gets 6 Years For Defrauding Elderly

A Roseville rare coin dealer has been sentenced to six years in prison for defrauding elderly victims out of more than $700,000 worth of coins and cash.

07/02/2015

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Parents Of Murdered College Student Request Lie Detector Tests

The parents of a Minnesota college student killed last year want those with him the night he died to take a lie detector test.

07/01/2015

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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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