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Police: Suspects Used Multiple Stolen Cards At Rochester Target

The Rochester Police Department is asking for the public’s help after as many as three people are suspected of using stolen credit cards at Target stores in Rochester, Winona and Minneapolis.

07/10/2014

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Crime Alert Issued After Groping Incidents On U Campus

In the past three weeks, in broad daylight, someone walked up to two University of Minnesota students and grabbed them. In both cases a man approached the women near campus, touched them inappropriately and ran off.

07/09/2014

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DNA Helps Crack 1998 Mpls. Double Murder Case

When 18-year-old Carrie Richter and 20-year-old Dustin Baity didn’t show up for a gathering on Christmas Day 1998, their families grew suspicious. The couple was later found strangled and stabbed in the northeast Minneapolis apartment they shared. “Homicides are never over and DNA is the great tool of investigators and prosecutors,” said Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman.

07/09/2014

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Minnesota Mayor Charged With Theft From Vets Fund

The mayor of a southern Minnesota town is accused of stealing from a veterans memorial fund. Ellendale Mayor Roger Swearingen is charged in Steele County with one gross misdemeanor and two misdemeanor counts of theft.

07/09/2014

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Volunteers Plant Seeds In Violence-Stricken N. Mpls.

Minneapolis Police working on the city’s north side have their hands full again this week. Three women were shot early Wednesday morning outside of a home on Fremont Avenue North. The women were all seriously hurt. Officers say they think the shooter knew the victims. Mayor Betsey Hodges addressed the latest violence Wednesday.

07/09/2014

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Man Charged With Indecent Exposure Says He Must Have Been ‘Sleepwalking’

Chaska police say a man told them he was drinking and “must have been sleepwalking” in connection to reports that a man was on the roof of a car, naked. Callers told police they saw a naked man on the roof of a car in a parking lot on Crystal Place East.

07/09/2014

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Cops Investigating Little Free Library Arson

Minneapolis police are asking the public’s help in finding the person who set fire to a well-used Little Free Library. The Minneapolis Police Department tweeted Wednesday that the arson happened on July 6 at a home on Minnehaha Avenue on the city’s south side.

07/09/2014

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Suitcase Bodies Suspect Dodged Discipline As Cop

The suspect in the deaths of two women whose bodies were found in suitcases dumped along a rural Wisconsin highway resigned his job as a police officer to avoid discipline amid allegations of stalking, lying and abuse of power, according to personnel records released Wednesday.

07/09/2014

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Police: 12 Garage Burglaries Last Week In SW Mpls.

Minneapolis Police are warning residents, especially those in the southwest corner of the city, to lock up their garages after 12 reported burglaries in the last week. Police say 11 of the 12 garages were either left open or had an unlocked service door.

07/09/2014

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Man, 24, Charged In Weekend’s Fatal N. Mpls. Shooting

A 24-year-old Brooklyn Center man is charged with second-degree murder in connection to a fatal shooting in north Minneapolis over the weekend, the Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced.

07/09/2014

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Authorities: Boy Shot, Injured In St. Cloud

A juvenile male is in the hospital after being shot twice in St. Cloud Tuesday night, according to the Central Minnesota Violent Offender Task Force.

07/09/2014

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Police: 3 Seriously Injured In North Minneapolis Shooting

Police said three women are hospitalized in serious condition after being shot early Wednesday morning in north Minneapolis. The incident happened at about 1:30 a.m. outside a home near 36th and Fremont Avenues North.

07/09/2014

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Police: Woman Assaulted Near U Of M, Suspect Sought

University of Minnesota Police are looking for a suspect after a woman was sexually grabbed near the campus on Sunday. Police said the incident happened at about 4:15 p.m. near the area of Delaware Street and Huron Boulevard.

07/09/2014

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Minn. Woman Forgives Best Friend Who Shook Her Baby

It’s been more than three years since a Minnesota woman nearly shook her best friend’s baby to death. Tami Revering and Angie Pengelly had been friends since college. Their families enjoyed winter vacations together and their husbands were even friends.

07/08/2014

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Should The Good Samaritan Law Be Changed?

A state representative will look into changing Minnesota’s good Samaritan law. The action comes on the heels of a WCCO story about Lauren Radziejewski. She is a nurse who felt like she paid a penalty for stopping to help after witnessing a car accident earlier this year.

07/08/2014

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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