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2 Charged In Elaborate Credit Card Cloning Operation

Investigators say cloning credit cards is one of the most lucrative crimes in America right now. And on Wednesday two people connected to an elaborate cloning operation in Minnesota are behind bars.

06/17/2015

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Hennepin Co. Begins Warrant Sweep Against Domestic Violence

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office began a warrant sweep Wednesday focused on domestic violence. Among the individuals with active warrants, officials are seeing two offenders who are high on the county’s list to find. Manuel Mateo Lopez and Theodore John Stonich II were added to the Hennepin County’s Most Wanted List.

06/17/2015

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Minneapolis Police Issue Warning On Phone Scams

Residents have reported receiving phone calls from males and females from a number that matches the Minneapolis Police Department’s Fifth Precinct on caller ID. Authorities say the caller identifies themselves as being with the IRS and that the Minneapolis Police Department is going to “put them behind bars.”

06/17/2015

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Charges: Armored Car Driver Stole Money From ATMs

A 23-year-old Robbinsdale man driving an armored car is accused of stealing nearly $3,400 in cash from ATM machines during pick-ups, according to charges filed Wednesday in Dakota County Court.

06/17/2015

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Federal Judge Rules Sex Offender Program Unconstitutional

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Minnesota’s sex offender treatment program is unconstitutional, saying it violates the “fundamental rights” of more than 700 people locked up indefinitely after completing their prison sentences.

06/17/2015

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Girl Accused Of Stabbing Classmate Due In Court

The attorney for one of the two Wisconsin girls charged with trying to kill a classmate to please a fictitious horror character will try to convince a judge that the child’s case belongs in juvenile court.

06/17/2015

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Inmate Who Escaped MN Correctional Facility Apprehended

An inmate who escaped from the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Stillwater last Friday morning has been located and taken into custody, according to the Minnesota Department of Corrections.

06/17/2015

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WCCO Gets All-Access Look At U.S. Marshal Training

They are often unseen and move behind the scenes, working to keep us safe. The U.S. Marshals Service is the oldest federal law enforcement agency. Its main mission is to protect the federal court system. But the most visible part of the job includes hunting fugitives, killers and violent offenders.

06/16/2015

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Judge To Rule On Minnesota’s Long-Term Sex Offender Program

A federal judge is scheduled to rule Wednesday on the constitutionality of Minnesota’s sex offender program. Sex offenders sued the state in 2011 because almost no one has been discharged.

06/16/2015

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Wisconsin DNR Wants To Find Bald Eagle Killer

A reward is now being offered for information leading to the conviction of the person who shot and killed a bald eagle. The eagle was found on March 17 in a brush pile near the town of Forest, Wisconsin in St. Croix County.

06/16/2015

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Police: 1 Dead In North Minneapolis Drive-By Shooting

Minneapolis police are investigating a deadly drive-by shooting that happened Tuesday night. A man was shot outside a home in the 3900 block of Fremont Avenue North just before 6:30 p.m. He later died at the hospital.

06/16/2015

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Man Found Guilty Of Shooting 3 Women 26 Times At Birthday Party

A 21-year-old Minneapolis man was found guilty Tuesday of shooting three women at a birthday party last July, according to the Hennepin County Attorney’s office. Delonte Ahshone Thomas is guilty of one count of attempted first-degree murder and three counts of attempted second-degree murder for a shooting on July 9, 2014, in north Minneapolis.

06/16/2015

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Video May Help Police Nab Motorcyclist Who Killed Man In Hit-And-Run

The victim of a hit-and-run accident was laid to rest Tuesday. Now his family and Minneapolis police hope help from the public will lead to the person responsible. Louis Charging Bear, 56, was hit by a motorcycle as he crossed Cedar Avenue at 27th Street in Minneapolis on the night of June 5. Investigators released video Tuesday of the man riding that motorcycle 11 days ago.

06/16/2015

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Driver Leads Police On Long, Winding Chase On I-394, I-94

Minnetonka police say a texting driver led authorities on a 10-mile chase through the Twin Cities Tuesday afternoon. Police says the driver, who was in what appeared to be a gray sedan with out-of-state registration, fled from officers who were trying to pull them over for texting while driving at about 3 p.m. near Hopkins Crossroad in Minnetonka.

06/16/2015

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Burnsville Police Searching For Driver Following Stabbing

Police in Burnsville say they are searching for a domestic assault suspect Tuesday following a stabbing.

06/16/2015

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Woman, 75, Charged With Assault After Attempting To Stab Landlord

A 75-year-old woman is facing assault charges after she attempted to stab her landlord earlier this month. Janice Marie Weiler, of Coon Rapids has been charged with one count of assault in the second degree and one count of terroristic threats.

06/16/2015

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Charges: Brothers’ Argument Over Tree Leads To Gunfire

A 54-year-old Dakota County man is accused of threatening his brother’s life and shooting at his truck in an argument over a tree, according to the Dakota County Attorney’s Office.

06/16/2015

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Police Investigate Early Morning Shooting In Mpls.

Police in Minneapolis are investigating an early morning shooting. According to police, the shooting occurred around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday in the 3400 block of Chicago Avenue.

06/16/2015

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Man Crashes Stolen Car Into St. Paul Gas Station

A man is in the hospital Tuesday morning after crashing a stolen car into a St. Paul gas station, according to police. St. Paul police said a bait car was stolen around 2:37 a.m. Tuesday morning. A police pursuit ensued on Interstate 94 until the driver crashed the vehicle at a Minnoco gas station on the corner of Marshall Avenue and Cretin Avenue.

06/16/2015

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Police: Body Recovered From Mississippi River

Police say they recovered a body from the Mississippi River Monday evening. At around 6:10 p.m., police say they received a call reporting a body in the water near the For Parkway Bridge.

06/15/2015

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Priest Gets Time Served, Faces Deportation In Sex Abuse Case

A Catholic priest who pleaded guilty last month to criminal sexual misconduct has been essentially sentenced to time served. The Rev. Joseph Jeyapaul was sentenced Monday to a year and a day in prison in connection with the 2005 abuse of a teenage girl.

06/15/2015

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Complaint: Drunk Driver Refuses Sobriety Tests, Says ‘I’m Going To Jail’

Jumoke Ace Maceo Cryer, 29, faces with one count of driving while impaired, according to charges filed in Dakota County. Cryer has three prior DWI convictions in the last 10 years.

06/15/2015

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Man Found Dead On 3M Campus ID’d

Officials have identified the man whose body was found last Friday on the southwest corner of the 3M business campus.

06/15/2015

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Car Slams Into House In West St. Paul

A police chase ended in West St Paul, with the car crashing into a home. It happened at the corner of Andrews and Curtice Streets.

06/15/2015

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Parishioners, Victims React To Archbishop’s Resignation

Parishioners leaving morning mass at the Cathedral of St. Paul have mixed feelings about the resignations of Archbishop John Nienstedt and Bishop Lee Anthony Piche. Nienstedt announced his resignation Monday, along with that of Piche.

06/15/2015

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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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