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Stolen 40-Pound Pet Tortoise Recovered In Wis.

Kenosha police say a 40-pound tortoise worth about $4,000 has been recovered after its owner reported it stolen. Police say the pet tortoise was eating grass on the front lawn of a house when it was taken on Monday.

09/11/2014

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Police: 1 Dead In South Minneapolis Stabbing

Police say one person is dead after a stabbing in south Minneapolis late Wednesday night, and a suspect is still at large. Minneapolis Police were called to the 2400 block of Ogema Place at about 9:41 p.m. on a report of a stabbing.

09/11/2014

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Man Arrested In Girlfriend’s Shooting Death

A Lake City man has been arrested in Wisconsin in connection with the shooting death of his girlfriend. The St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office says Tanner Rix called 911 just before noon on Tuesday. He said a woman in his car had been shot.

09/10/2014

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Willmar Man, Accused Of Posing As Vet, Arrested For Guns

A 54-year-old Willmar man, accused of posing as an Army Ranger veteran, is in the Kandiyohi County Jail for felony possession of a firearm. Willmar Police say Richard Arthur Rahn was arrested Tuesday night after officers served a search warrant at his home on 2nd Street Southwest.

09/10/2014

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St. Paul Police Release Skyway Arrest Video

When Chris Lollie posted a cellphone video which revealed his police encounter on Jan. 31, it left many with a sense of outrage. But the video doesn’t show everything that happened leading up to his arrest. On Wednesday, St. Paul Police released two DVDs of silent security camera video from the First National Bank Building.

09/10/2014

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Weekend Fire In Mpls. Now Believed To Be Arson

Minneapolis fire officials now believe someone intentionally set a weekend fire at an abandoned house. It happened early Sunday morning at 2508 Humboldt Avenue North. The house sustained extensive damage, but there were no injuries.

09/10/2014

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Vadnais Heights Investment Advisor Pleads Guilty To Tax Evasion

A 43-year-old Vadnais Heights investment advisor pleaded guilty to accusations that he spent clients’ money on personal items instead of investing their funds, the United States Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday.

09/10/2014

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Attorney: 2nd ‘Slenderman’ Stabbing Suspect Not Fit For Trial

An attorney for one of two 12-year-old girls charged with stabbing a classmate in an attempt to please a fictional character says he doubts she is mentally fit to stand trial. One of the girls charged in the case was ordered to receive treatment in August after a judge decided she wouldn’t be able to help with her defense if her case went to trial.

09/10/2014

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1 Arrested In Fatal Baldwin, Wis. Shooting

A man is in custody after a woman was found dead inside a vehicle in western Wisconsin Tuesday, according to the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office. At around 11:48 a.m., deputies were dispatched to the report of a shooting in Baldwin, Wis. The 911 caller said he needed help for a passenger in their vehicle who had been shot, authorities said.

09/10/2014

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Sheriff: Reward Up To $40K To Find Arden Hills Murder Suspect

The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday it has increased the reward to $40,000 for tips leading to the arrest and conviction of Ty Hoffman, the man suspected in an Arden Hills murder and Blaine bank robbery. A warrant is out for Hoffman’s arrest in connection with the Aug. 11 shooting death of Kelly Phillips at an Arden Hills gas station.

09/10/2014

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Police: Father Charged In Connection With Death Of 2-Month-Old

The father of a two-month-old Belle Plaine, Minn. boy has been charged with murder in connection with the infant’s death. Joshua Scott Sundblad, 24, has been charged with one count of third degree murder.

09/10/2014

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Grand Jury Indictment Unsealed In Sartell Shooting

A grand jury in Stearns County has indicted a St. Cloud man in a fatal shooting outside a strip mall in Sartell. The indictment against 23-year-old Demetreus McGinnis was unsealed Tuesday. McGinnis is accused of shooting 20-year-old Maurice Galvin Jr., in what prosecutors say was a fight over drugs.

09/10/2014

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Englishman’s Family Welcomes Minnesota Conviction

The family of an Englishman who committed suicide after getting online advice from an ex-nurse in Minnesota is welcoming his conviction for violating a state law against assisting suicide. Elaine Drybrough says in an email to The Associated Press that she and her husband are grateful to everyone involved in prosecuting William Melchert-Dinkel, of Faribault.

09/10/2014

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Police: Facebook Feud Led To Attack In St. Paul

Ramsey County authorities say a St. Paul woman beat another woman with a baseball bat after the strangers got into an argument on Facebook. Thirty-one-year-old Bridget Olson is charged with second-degree felony assault in the Sept. 4 attack.

09/10/2014

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Judge: History Of Violence Can Be Used In Trial

A judge says a history of violence against children can be used as evidence against a Sioux Falls man accused of killing the 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.

09/10/2014

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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