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The Cost Of Keeping The Mall Of America Safe

An 18-year-old Minnesota man has now pleaded guilty to trying to join the terror group ISIS. Abdullahi Yusef was charged last month with conspiracy to provide material support to a terrorist organization.

02/26/2015

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A Look Inside Security Measures At Mall Of America

Security officials at Mall of America say they heard the chilling video from terrorist group al-Shabaab, and they take it seriously. With 150 people on staff just for security, they say this place is safe — they amped up security heavily after 9/11.

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Farmington Couple Charged In ‘American Girl’ Swindle

A Farmington couple face felony theft by swindle charges after buying discounted American Girl merchandise from an online retailer, then fraudulently returning the items at the Mall of American for a full refund. The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office says Jennifer Jo Cho, 37, and Henry Lim Cho, 34, returned over 134 items without a receipt to the American Girl store at the Mall of America – reaping $5,374 in the process.

01/22/2015

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1 Dead After Police-Involved Incident In Bloomington

One person is dead after an officer-involved incident occurred in Bloomington overnight. According to the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, Bloomington police received a call around 11:13 p.m. Thursday of a report of a suicidal person on the 9900 block of Briar Road.

01/16/2015

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‘Black Lives Matter’ Group Planning Protest At MOA Saturday

A protest is in the works that could potentially disrupt a busy final holiday shopping weekend at Mall of America. It’s part of the national “Black Lives Matter” movement in response to recent police shootings of unarmed black men, including Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

12/18/2014

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Police: Man Arrested In Bloomington Stabbing

Police have arrested a man in connection with a gas station stabbing in the Twin Cities area. Police say they received a tip Wednesday from someone who saw surveillance video of the suspect in his 40s on a news story.

12/11/2014

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Bloomington Gas Station Stabbing Suspect Arrested

Bloomington Police have arrested a 44-year-old man in connection with the stabbing of a gas station employee Sunday. Pharoh Atteff Merritt of Bloomington was arrested Wednesday morning on suspicion of stabbing a 22-year-old worker at the BP gas station at 7801 Portland Ave on Sunday night, according to police.

12/10/2014

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Bloomington Police Seek Help IDing Stabbing Suspect

Bloomington police are asking the public’s help in identifying a suspect who stabbed a gas station employee following an argument.

12/08/2014

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Eden Prairie Shooting Looks Like Robbery Gone Bad

A man was shot in the head during a shooting Saturday in Eden Prairie.

11/10/2014

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1 Hurt In Overnight Shooting In Eden Prairie

A man was shot in the head in an overnight shooting in Eden Prairie, police said. According to police, officers received a call around 5:09 a.m. Saturday about an individual in the parking lot of Jerry’s Foods in the 9600 block of Anderson Lakes Parkway.

11/08/2014

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Suspended Vikings WR Simpson In More Trouble

Suspended Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson is facing misdemeanor charges of driving on a limited driver’s license, possession of marijuana in a motor vehicle and having an open bottle in a motor vehicle. Rick Hart, deputy police chief for the city of Bloomington, Minn., confirmed Thursday that Simpson was cited but not arrested July 7.

09/18/2014

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Zip Line Reopens After Accident At Mall Of America

A new zip line attraction has reopened at the Mall of America after an employee was injured while working on it. A mall statement says the employee was injured by a piece of equipment on the east platform of the Barnacle Blast in the Nickelodeon Universe indoor amusement park around 11:15 a.m. Saturday.

08/17/2014

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Police: 1 Hurt In Bloomington Shooting Near Hotel

Police said a 21-year-old man suffered non-life threatening injuries after being shot Thursday morning in the parking lot of a Bloomington hotel. Authorities were called at about 1:45 a.m. to a report of shots fired at the Country Inn and Suites parking lot near Killebrew Drive and Old Shakopee Road.

07/17/2014

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Teen OK After Fall From Mall’s 2nd-Floor Balcony

Bloomington police say a teen who fell from a Mall of America second-floor balcony while attempting a handstand has suffered only minor injuries. Deputy police Chief Rick Hart says witnesses saw the 17-year-old attempting a handstand on the upper-level balcony Saturday afternoon when he lost his balance and fell.

06/29/2014

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Former Hospital CEO Accused Again Of Soliciting Prostitution

Bloomington Police arrested 16 people in a recent prostitution sting, including the former CEO of a Twin Cities hospital. David Cress, 64, was among the 15 men and one woman arrested on Tuesday. North Memorial Medical Center cut ties with Cress after police arrested him in a prostitution sting in Richfield four years ago.

06/06/2014

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Man Accused Of Trying To Rape Vulnerable Woman In Walgreens

A Bloomington man is behind bars accused of sexually assaulting a woman in a Walgreen’s bathroom. Police arrested 23-year old Jonathan Day on Monday night at his apartment.

06/06/2014

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MOA Offical: Money Toss Could Have Caused Injuries

The Twin Cities man who tossed1,000 $1 bills to strangers at the Mall of America on Black Friday says it was worth it. Apple Valley-resident Serge Vorobyov, 29, threw money from the third floor rotunda railing on Friday afternoon. The money fell down to a crowd that had gathered to listen to holiday music. When the performers starting singing “Let It Snow,” Vorobyov started tossing the cash. He told police he was going through a divorce and having financial problems. He only had $1,000 to his name.

12/02/2013

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Police: Van Hits Light Pole After Shooting, No Injuries

Police in Bloomington said nobody was hurt and no arrests have been made after a report of a shooting Tuesday morning. Authorities responded to the 7900 block of American Boulevard near the parking lots of the LaQuinta Hotel and a Culver’s restaurant after a report of shots fired.

10/29/2013

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Police: Missing Teen Found Safe In Bloomington

Bloomington Police say a missing 17-year-old girl was found safe late Sunday night. Mercedes Joann Beauchamp had last seen leaving her room Saturday evening at the Extended Stay Hotel at 7956 Lyndale Ave. S.

08/04/2013

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Alert Cancelled For Missing Bloomington Father & Daughter

A crime alert has been issued after a father disappeared Saturday night with his 7-year-old daughter with special needs.

05/04/2013

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Police: 1 Dies After Jumping Off Mall Of America Parking Ramp

A male died Thursday after he jumped off a parking ramp at the Mall of America, police say.

03/07/2013

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Police: Missing Woman’s Car Found At MOA

Police in Bloomington say they’ve recovered the car of a St. Paul woman who has been missing since last Friday. Kira Trevino works at the Mall of America in Bloomington and hasn’t been seen since Friday.

02/25/2013

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Bloomington Police Investigating Brass Fitting Thefts

Police in Bloomington are investigating after a series of thefts involving brass fittings that’s been happening throughout the metro and has occurred recently in city parking ramps and businesses.

02/11/2013

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Bloomington Police Need Help Finding Missing Man With Alzheimer’s

A 73-year-old man with Alzheimer’s went missing when he left his home in Bloomington. Now, police are seeking assistance in locating him.

10/29/2012

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License Plate Recognition Cameras Help Fight Crime

Nearly two dozen cars are stolen each day across Minnesota. Now police have additional crime-fighting tools to find them while patrolling the streets. License Plate Recognition cameras are now mounted on squad cars.

03/13/2012

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