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Teen Charged With Setting 2 Fires In Walmart To Mask Shoplifting

A Minneapolis woman was charged with two counts of arson after setting two fires inside of a Blaine Walmart store early Monday morning in order to cause a diversion while shoplifting. Rachael Howard Robinson, 19, was charged with one count each of first- and second-degree arson for an incident that took place just before 12:30 a.m. at the Walmart at 11505 Ulysses Street NE, according to the Anoka County Attorney’s office.

04/03/2014

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Arsonist Attacks St. Paul Bar Again

A St. Paul bar was set on fire, and it was all caught on camera. On Jan. 10, someone intentionally started the Mounds Park Lounge on fire, which caused extensive damage inside the building. Owner Bill Spiess hopes the public recognizes the person captured in the surveillance video and alerts authorities. “It’s devastating, it really is,” Spiess said.

01/20/2014

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St. Cloud: Keep Your Couches Inside, Please

The city of St. Cloud says there’s a place for couches, and it’s not on people’s porches. The City Council has banned putting furniture designed for interior use outdoors on private property — or next to a public right of way.

11/19/2013

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Eagan Police Looking For Suspect In Arson

Authorities in Eagan are asking for the public’s help to find a suspect who is likely responsible for arson back in September. Police are hoping a picture of a bike likely used in the incident could lead to an arrest.

11/04/2013

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Authorities Investigating String Of Arsons In Andover

Authorities in Andover are looking for at least one suspect after a string of arson fires in the city over the last three days. Authorities said fires have been intentionally set to both occupied and unoccupied single family homes that are concentrated to one neighborhood in Andover.

10/11/2013

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New Law Means New Penalties For Minn. Arsonists

Costly-to-fight wildfires that are intentionally set in Minnesota will soon carry tougher penalties under a new law. The enhanced arson law was passed in May and goes live on Thursday. It builds off an existing wildfire arson law.

07/30/2013

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Cloquet Man Sentenced For Cold Case Murder

A Cloquet man pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree murder, witness tampering and aiding and abetting arson in connection to a cold case from 2000. According to the St. Louis County Attorney’s office, Joseph John Couture Jr. admitted to murdering Trina Louise Langenbrunner on Sept. 3, 2000. Langenbrunner, who was 33 at the time, was found stabbed and beaten to death near a gravel pit in St. Louis County. Her murder was a cold case until last year.

07/26/2013

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Police: Arsonist Set 11 Fires In South St. Paul

Authorities are investigating what appears to be a series of fires that were intentionally set early Tuesday morning in South St. Paul and they’re looking for a suspect. South St. Paul fire officials responded to the fires between 1 a.m. and 3:30 a.m. near the area of Marie and 4th Avenues. Fire officials said as many as 11 small fires were set in a four block by five block area, causing minor damage.

07/16/2013

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Worship Still Continues At N. Mpls Church After Arson Claims Piano

Music will still be played at a north Minneapolis church despite losing its most important instrument to arson.

07/12/2013

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Police: Church Hit By Arsonists In North Mpls. Spree

A church piano was set aflame in an apparent arson spree in North Minneapolis overnight, according to police. At least nine fires were set in the rash within a half hour just after midnight.

07/12/2013

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Charges: Roberts, Wis. Man Set Fire To Elementary School

A 24-year-old Roberts, Wis., man is behind bars for allegedly setting fire to an elementary school on Tuesday.

05/03/2013

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Arrest Made In Wis. Elementary School Arson Investigation

Authorities say an arrest was made Thursday night in connection to the arson fire that closed a Wisconsin elementary school for the rest of the school year.

05/02/2013

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$5K Reward Offered In Wis. Elementary School Arson

Authorities are now offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for the arson fire that damaged St. Croix Central Elementary School located in Roberts, Wis.

05/01/2013

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Wis. Elementary School Fire Investigated As Arson

Authorities confirmed late Tuesday night a fire that closed an elementary school in western Wisconsin is being investigated as arson.

05/01/2013

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Fire Cancels Classes At Western Wis. Elementary School

Officials said classes have been called off for the day after a fire has caused significant damage at an elementary school in western Wisconsin.

04/30/2013

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Andover Fire Officials Look For Arsonist In 12 Grass Fires

Authorities are asking for the public’s help to identify the person or persons responsible for a number of grass fires over the weekend.

04/28/2013

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Authorities: Woman Attacks Family Members With Knife, Starts Fire

A 26-year-old woman is in jail after she allegedly attacked two family members with a knife a started a fire in the family’s basement, according to the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office.

02/07/2013

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Waconia School Evacuated After Fire Set In Bathroom

Authorities say a smoky fire set in a men’s bathroom forced the evacuation of a Twin Cities area high school.

01/07/2013

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3 Suspects Arrested In Connection With Pope County Cabin Arson

Police have arrested three people involved with an Oct. 16 cabin fire in Pope County, and the trio are expected to be charged with arson, burglary, felony theft and criminal damage to property.

11/30/2012

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North Branch Man Charged With Arson At Vet Hospital

A North Branch man is charged with arson for fires at a veterinary hospital and outside a pizza place.

11/13/2012

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Man Arrested In North Branch Vet Clinic Arson

Police said Monday morning an arrest has been made in the arson at a veterinary clinic in North Branch on Nov. 4.

11/12/2012

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Police Suspect Arson In Shakopee Wine Shop Fire

Police have declared an explosion at a wine shop in Shakopee as a possible case of arson, and they’re offering a reward for information leading to an arrest.

11/09/2012

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Authorities Seeking Suspect In North Branch Arson

Authorities are looking for help in finding the person or people responsible for setting fire to a veterinary hospital in North Branch on Sunday.

11/05/2012

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Bloomington Police Looking For Suspects In Arson

Bloomington Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying suspects they believe have been responsible for arson fires during the summer and over the past month.

10/22/2012

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DNR: Karlstad Fire Was Arson, Reward Offered

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says the wildfires that caused plenty of damage in the Karlstad area appear to have been intentionally set.

10/10/2012

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