Arson

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St. Paul Man Gets 5-Year Sentence In Church Arson

A 27-year-old man has been sentenced for setting fire to a St. Paul church last December. On Thursday, Gregory Louis Knox, of St. Paul, learned he will spend 5 years in the St. Cloud Prison.

05/22/2015

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St. Paul Arson Team Recognized For ‘Superior Service’

It’s National Arson Awareness Week, and in recognition of it the city of St. Paul is honoring its team of investigators for leadership, teamwork and hard work.

05/06/2015

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Man Charged In Deadly Finlayson House Fire

A 49-year-old man is charged with murder, arson and assault in connection with a deadly March fire in Finlayson. The Pine County Sheriff’s office says Robert Sam Raisch Jr. will face charges for second-degree murder, first-degree arson and first-degree assault.

04/28/2015

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Charges: Woman Angry At Boyfriend Sets Trailer Home On Fire

A 43-year-old Fridley woman is accused of arson in connection with a fire at a mobile home early Sunday morning. Jennifer Robyn Beck has been charged with two counts of first-degree arson in connection with the incident.

03/24/2015

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Investigators Rule Minneapolis Lumberyard Fire Arson, Seek Suspects

Investigators are asking for help finding the people who intentionally started a fire over the weekend. They now believe a three-alarm fire at a northeast Minneapolis lumber yard is arson.

03/11/2015

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Minnesota Firefighter Pleads Not Guilty To Arson

A Lake Park firefighter accused of setting grass fires has pleaded not guilty to an arson charge. Thirty-five-year-old Michael Gullard is accused of setting several grass fires in Becker County last spring.

03/09/2015

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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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St. Paul Church Closer To Rebuilding After Fundraiser

The administration wing of St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church burned on Dec. 12, 2014, and church board member Tom Schroeder was overwhelmed by the number people who showed up for Saturday’s event.

01/18/2015

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St. Paul Church Damaged By Arson Holds Fundraiser

members of a church in St. Paul are gathering Saturday night to rebuild after an arsonist destroyed part of it. Flames destroyed an addition to Saint Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church on Dec. 12, ruining some classrooms and offices. Gregory Louis Knox, 27, turned himself in to police hours after the fire.

01/17/2015

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Police: Willmar Man Threatened To Burn Ex, Child Alive

A Willmar man is accused of deliberately setting a house on fire while his ex-wife and 9-year-old child were still inside. According to Willmar Police, 32-year-old Fidencio Rojas has been taken into custody.

01/05/2015

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Cops: Man Lights Sock On Fire After Laundry Dispute

A 59-year-old man faces arson charges after allegedly setting a sock on fire in an apartment hallway following a dispute over using the communal drier.

12/17/2014

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St. Paul Man Charged In Church Arson

A 27-year-old man was charged Monday with two counts of arson in connection with a fire set at a St. Paul church. Gregory Louis Knox, of St. Paul, is accused of starting a fire at Saint Mark Lutheran Church at 550 West 7th Street on the morning of Dec. 12. According to the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office, investigators say two fires were set in the church: one in a break room garbage can, and another in the file cabinet in the pastor’s office.

12/15/2014

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Arson Squad Investigating String Of Fires In South Mpls.

The Minneapolis arson squad is investigating five fires started in cars or garages on the city’s south side since late last month.

11/19/2014

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Moorhead Fire Marshal Suspects Arson In Apt. Blaze

A reward is being offered for information about a suspected arson at a Moorhead apartment building Monday morning. Crews responded at 6:30 a.m. to an apartment fire at 2408 3rd Avenue North. No one was hurt, and firefighters were able to quickly put out the blaze.

11/03/2014

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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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St. Paul Teen Honored For Fire Rescue

The St. Paul Fire Chief praised several firefighters Tuesday morning for a job well done over the summer. Chief Tim Butler also presented the department’s highest honor for civilians to a teenager. The Meritorious Service Award is for demonstrating courage in dangerous conditions.

08/19/2014

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Arson Suspected In Plymouth Creek Playground Fire; $200K Loss Estimated

Plymouth city officials say a fire – suspected as arson – caused an estimated $200,000 in damages to a playground early Friday morning.

08/15/2014

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Fire Officials Investigating Arson In St. Louis Park

Authorities in St. Louis Park are trying to find the person or people responsible for setting two separate fires at the same business in the last few weeks. The latest fire happened last Friday at the Maaco auto painting and body shop on Oxford Street.

08/10/2014

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Good Samaritan Rescues Mother, Infant From St. Paul Blaze

A Good Samaritan saved a mother and child from a raging house fire in St. Paul Monday night, and investigators believe it was a clear case of arson. Rick Johann was able to rescue the woman and her 7-month-old infant girl through a window.

07/29/2014

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Woman, Baby Safe After St. Paul House Fire

A couple out for a walk saved a woman and her baby trapped by a fire in St. Paul, Minn. Monday night. The fire was on the 1200 block of Albemarle Street in St. Paul. Investigators say the cause was arson.

07/28/2014

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Fire That Damaged Duluth Park Appears Intentional

Duluth fire officials say a fire that caused about $75,000 in damage to a park building and portable toilet appears to have been intentionally set. The fire was reported early Sunday, just after midnight. A caller reported that a portable toilet in Lincoln Park was on fire.

07/20/2014

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Charges: Man Left His iPod In Truck He Burglarized, Set On Fire

A 23-year-old Farmington man faces arson and theft charges after police say he left an iPod in a truck he burglarized and set on fire. Glenn Adam Smith is charged with one count of arson and one count of theft, stemming from an incident last Wednesday.

07/14/2014

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Police: Woman Arrested For Arson After Stabbing

Brooklyn Park Police have arrested a woman for arson after initially responding to a reported stabbing. Police were called to the 6300 block of 84th Court North by a man who said a woman in the home had stabbed him.

07/12/2014

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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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North Mpls. House Fire Investigated As Arson

The Minneapolis Fire Department says a late Wednesday night house fire in north Minneapolis is being investigated as arson.

07/03/2014

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