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Teen Gets 10 Years For Fatal Punch

After 17 months of waiting, a family finally learned how much time the man who killed their son will be in prison. A Stearns County judge sentenced 18-year-old Jesse Smithers to 10 years on Thursday. Smithers admitted to delivering the deadly punch in a St. Cloud alley almost a year and a half ago. On Sept. 21, 2012, Colton Gleason was walking with friends when a car pulled up, and Smithers got out and punched him. Colton died after falling and hitting his head.

02/06/2014

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Charges: Man’s Tongue Nearly Severed In Metro Transit Assault

A 31-year-old St. Paul man is accused of nearly severing a man’s tongue in a Metro Transit bus attack in late November, according to charges filed in Ramsey County.

01/14/2014

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Fans Show Support For Adrian Peterson Ahead Of Game

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is playing Sunday at the Metrodome — just days after his 2-year-old son died, an apparent victim of a brutal beating at the hands of another man.

10/13/2013

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Esme’s Blog: Stereotyping Minnesota’s Somali Community

This week, as network television crews descended on the Twin Cities to report on the still unconfirmed Minnesota connection to the Kenyan mall attack, young Somalis, most of them American citizens, felt they were being seen, just because of their ethnicity, as supporters of the terror group al-Shabaab.

09/28/2013

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Mpls. Group Combats Al-Shabaab’s Recruiting Early On

The FBI is investigating to see if Minnesotans and Americans were involved in the terrorist attack at a Kenya mall. But so far FBI Agent Kyle Loven said there is no specific evidence that Minnesotans were part of the attack.

09/25/2013

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Esme’s Blog: The Agonizing Syria Decision

This week, normally accessible members of Congress and their staff have not returned phone calls. Lawmakers usually ready to offer up opinions have hidden behind statements suggesting which way they are leaning but also offering up expressions of understanding for the opposing side.

09/07/2013

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Minn. Delegation Divided On Military Action Against Syria

Minnesota’s congressional delegation appears deeply divided by pressure to take military action against Syria. Republican Rep. Erik Paulsen calls the President’s request “too broad, too open-ended, too risky” – so does Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar.

09/03/2013

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Wolf Suspected Of Attacking Teen Did Not Have Rabies

Tests show the wolf suspected of attacking a 16-year-old boy over the weekend did not have rabies. The DNR trapped and killed a wolf they believed attack the teen, but they are still waiting on the results of DNA tests to be sure.

08/29/2013

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NEWSCLICK: Syria…Should The United States Attack?

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08/29/2013

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Police: St. Cloud Man, 53, Arrested In Hammer Attack

A 53-year-old St. Cloud man is in jail accused of striking a man multiple times with a hammer, according to police.

08/01/2013

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Waukesha Police: Man Bites Another Man’s Ear Off

Waukesha police say a 24-year-old man bit off the ear of a 47-year-old man. Police Sgt. David Wanner says the suspect has been arrested on suspicion of mayhem. He says the attack happened Friday afternoon, and that the two men were not related.

07/06/2013

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Two Joggers On Fridley Trail Punched By Group Of Men

In broad daylight, and within full view of a busy stretch of East River Road, a group of seven young men struck two joggers totally at random.

05/28/2013

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3 Federal Detainees Indicted For Attacking 2 Correctional Officers

Three federal detainees have been indicted for attacking and assaulting two correction officers at the Sherburne County Jail in early February, according to the United States Attorney’s Office.

03/05/2013

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Inmate Attack At Stillwater Prison Sends 2 To The Hospital

An inmate attack Wednesday at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Stillwater, Minn., sent two people to the hospital, and hurt two others.

01/30/2013

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Woman Says Man Fractured Her Jaw At Bus Stop

Minneapolis Police are investigating a woman’s claim that she was assaulted at a bus stop Sunday evening. The woman told police she was near Lowry Avenue North and Penn Avenue North when a man in his 20s asked to use her cell phone.

09/18/2012

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