Crime

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Man Accused Of Punching Baby After Mother Wouldn’t Sleep With Him

A Minneapolis man faces charges after allegedly punching a woman’s 3-month-old baby when the woman refused to have sex with him. According to charges filed in Hennepin County, 23-year-old Richard Quinn Copeland was invited to the woman’s apartment to socialize last December.

02/06/2015

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Mpls. Woman Gets 15 Years In Prison For Uptown Hit-&-Run

A 38-year-old Minneapolis woman will spend 15 years behind bars for running down a man – who remains in a coma — outside an Uptown bar in August, according to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.

02/06/2015

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For Police Body Cameras, Big Costs Loom In Storing Footage

The rush to outfit police officers with body cameras after last summer’s unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, threatens to saddle local governments with steep costs for managing the volumes of footage they must keep for months or even years, according to contracts, invoices and company data reviewed by The Associated Press.

02/06/2015

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Eden Prairie Day Care Center Owner Pleads Guilty To Theft Of Public Money

A 47-year-old woman has pleaded guilty to stealing money in the form of child care subsidies, the United States Attorney’s Office announced Friday.

02/06/2015

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Medtronic Settles Off-Label Promotion Allegations

Medical device maker Medtronic will pay $2.8 million to the U.S. Justice Department to settle allegations that it paid doctors to push an unapproved use of one of its products.

02/06/2015

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Apple Valley Man Charged With Drug Possession In Wyoming

State troopers seized about 41 pounds of marijuana while investigating a two-vehicle crash north of Wheatland. The Wyoming Highway Patrol says 57-year-old Kraig Kahrs, of Apple Valley, Minnesota, lost control of his vehicle on snow and ice on Interstate 25 and rear-ended a pickup truck on Wednesday morning.

02/06/2015

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Charges: Man Convicted In Iowa Murder Spree Tried To Kill Inmate

A Minnesota man who was convicted of killing two Iowa convenience store clerks in 2010 is now accused of trying to murder a prison inmate. According to the Iowa Department of Corrections, Michael Swanson, a St. Louis Park native, approached the seated inmate and slashed the man’s neck with an edged weapon.

02/06/2015

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Police: 6 Arrested On Child Pornography Charges In Rochester

Six Rochester men were arrested on child pornography charges Thursday night after a 10-month investigation by the city of Rochester, according to Rochester police. Police said the men were involved in possessing and distributing thousands of pornographic photographs and videos.

02/06/2015

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Police Search For Suspect In New Brighton Car Chase

Police are searching for the suspect from a car chase that led police from Minneapolis to New Brighton Thursday night. According to the Minneapolis Police Department, just before 10 p.m. an officer attempted to stop a vehicle in Minneapolis as the driver was reportedly acting suspicious.

02/06/2015

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Insurer That Runs Blue Cross Blue Shield Hacked

The FBI is investigating the hacking of one of the nation’s largest health insurers. Anthem runs Blue Cross Blue Shield plans in more than a dozen states. The company discovered last week that hackers accessed as many as 80 million customer records.

02/05/2015

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Charges: 3 Women Accused Of Assault At St. Paul Transit Station

Kieviet Michaelle Harris, 39 and her two daughters, Stacie Ana Fields and Chellnea Kieviet Fields, both 19, all of St. Paul, have been charged with third-degree riot and fifth-degree assault in connection with the incident.

02/05/2015

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Meth Still A Problem In Minnesota

Brian Fitch was collecting on methamphetamine debts when he shot and killed Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick last July.

02/05/2015

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Tax Preparer Charged With Defrauding State Of $1.4 Million

A Minneapolis tax preparer is facing more than 50 criminal charges for allegedly filing false tax returns for her clients while failing to file any for herself. Rona Griffin ran HAH Broker, Inc., out of her home in Champlin before moving to Minneapolis.

02/05/2015

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Mpls. Man Charged With Lying To FBI In Terror Investigation

A Minneapolis man is charged with making false statements in a terrorism investigation after allegedly lying about his attempt to fly to Turkey — a country considered to be a gateway for linking up with terrorist networks. Nineteen-year-old Hamza Ahmed was charged Thursday with lying to FBI agents after being removed from a plane leaving New York City’s JFK International Airport for Istanbul on Nov. 9, 2014.

02/05/2015

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$6K Reward Offered In Arson Of General Store Near Brainerd

Police suspect an arsonist is to blame for a fire near Brainerd that destroyed a man’s home and damaged his business.

02/05/2015

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40 Pounds Of Marijuana Seized After 2-Vehicle Crash

A Minnesota man faces drug charges after Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers seized more than 40 pounds of marijuana while investigating a two-vehicle crash in southeastern Wyoming. The patrol says 57-year-old Kraig Kahrs of Apple Valley, Minnesota, lost control of his vehicle on icy Interstate 25 north of Wheatland on Wednesday morning and rear-ended a pickup truck.

02/05/2015

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Somali Man Who Left US To Join Al-Shabab Now In ICE Custody

A Minnesota man who left the U.S. in 2007 and joined the terrorist group al-Shabab in Somalia was released from federal prison on Thursday, but is now in the custody of U.S. immigration officials.

02/05/2015

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St. Paul Woman Sentenced For Leaving Puppies In Dumpster

A 48-year-old St. Paul woman will serve 30 days in the county workhouse for dumping two puppies – one who died – in a St. Paul animal hospital’s recycling dumpster in May 2014.

02/05/2015

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Charges: Blaine Man Threatens Daughter’s Boyfriend With Shovel

A Blaine man is facing charges after allegedly attempting to attack his daughter’s boyfriend with a shovel last month. Todd Martin Rathbun, 50, has been charged with one count of terroristic threats.

02/05/2015

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Former School Official Sentenced For Showing Nude Selfies

A former school paraprofessional in Fargo has been sentenced for showing a student nude pictures of herself on a cellphone.

02/05/2015

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David Winters’ Friend Blames Breakdown On Drug Use

We’re learning more about the last hours of David Winters’ life from a close friend who was in phone contact with him until he took his own life.

Mercedes Klingman, who says he was her best friend, blames Winters’ problems on drug use.

02/04/2015

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Man Who Left US To Join Al-Shabab Is Getting Out Of Prison

A man who was sentenced to prison for leaving the U.S. in 2007 and joining the terror group al-Shabab in Somalia has served his time and is scheduled to be released from a federal facility in Rochester on Thursday, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons website.

02/04/2015

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Fitch Sentenced To Life Without Parole For Officer’s Killing

Brian Fitch Sr., who was convicted this week in the shooting death of Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick, was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

02/04/2015

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Fmr. Vikings DL Letroy Guion Arrested In Florida

Police in Florida have arrested Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Letroy Guion on felony charges of possession of marijuana and a firearm. Guion was arrested on Tuesday night during a traffic stop in his hometown of Starke, Florida.

02/04/2015

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Moorhead Police Receive Final Autopsy Report On NDSU Student

Moorhead police plan to update the public early next week on the investigation into the killing of a North Dakota State University student. The Moorhead Police Department said Wednesday it has received the Ramsey County medical examiner’s final autopsy report on 18-year-old freshman Thomas Bearson of Sartell.

02/04/2015

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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