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Heath Officials: 75 People Likely Got Norovirus At H.S. Football Banquet

A celebration of a successful high school football season ended with dozens of players sick. The Health Department says at least 75 people who went to the Totino-Grace High School team banquet likely got norovirus.

12/12/2013

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Jury Finds Man Guilty Of Role In Prostitution Ring

A Ramsey County jury found a 27-year-old Brooklyn Park man guilty on Friday in connection with a human sex trafficking operation that involved numerous victims — including women who were mentally slow or vulnerable — across multiple Minnesota communities.

11/09/2013

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1 Hospitalized After House Fire In Brooklyn Park

Authorities said one person was taken to a hospital with minor burns and smoke inhalation after a house fire in Brooklyn Park Friday morning. Fire crews were called to the 7400 block of Meadowwood Court shortly after 6 a.m.

11/01/2013

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Man Shot, Killed In Brooklyn Park ID’d

The man who was killed in a late August shooting in Brooklyn Park has been identified.

09/19/2013

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Looking For A Job? Rasmussen College Hosting Career Expo

Whether you’re just starting out or starting over, the job hunt can be brutal. From updating your skills, to networking and nailing that resume, it takes a lot to stand out. Wednesday night, Rasmussen College in Brooklyn Park is hosting a career expo that will have several employers on hand.

09/11/2013

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Car Hits & Kills 8-Year-Old Boy Riding A Scooter

An 8-year-old boy riding a scooter in New Germany, Minn., on Friday night died after a car hit him, police say. The Carver County Sheriff Department responded to call of a child struck by a vehicle at 8:24 p.m. in the area of State Avenue and Monroe Street in the town located an hour west of Minneapolis. Investigators say 8-year-old Lorenzo Cotto was riding a scooter in the street in front of his relative’s house when he was hit.

09/07/2013

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Extramarital Affair May Have Led To Roseville Murder-Suicide

Roseville Police have identified the two men involved in a murder-suicide that happened Thursday afternoon. Police say 44-year-old Cheng Vang from Roseville shot and killed his wife’s co-worker – 33-year old Joseph Yang from Brooklyn Park – before turning the gun on himself. The incident happened at 4:15 p.m. in the parking lot of CPI Card Group in the 1900 block of West County Road B2, where Cheng’s wife, Yong Vang, worked with Yang.

09/06/2013

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Brooklyn Park Shooting Leaves 1 Dead

An overnight shooting in Brooklyn Park left one man dead. Both Brooklyn Park police and the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call at the 6200 block of Winnetka Avenue at 2 a.m. Saturday.

08/31/2013

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Brooklyn Park, Ham Lake Wedding Crasher Suspects Charged

Two men suspected of stealing checks, cash and gift cards from wedding receptions in the north metro have been charged with theft. Derrick Duane Manson, 41, and Aaron Ray Martin, 40, both face one felony count of theft, according to documents filed in Anoka County. If convicted, the accused could face a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and/or a $20,000 fine.

08/30/2013

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Turkeys Terrorizing Brooklyn Park, Even Causing Car Crashes

A Brooklyn Park neighborhood has been taken over by turkeys. The neighborhood on West River Road has always had its share of turkeys, but in the past year the population has exploded.

08/22/2013

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Police: 57-Year-Old Man Found Dead In Brooklyn Park Hot Tub

Police are looking into the death of a man in Brooklyn Park after he was found in a hot tub. Officers were called to the home in the 7700 block of Arlington Avenue North around 7 a.m. Sunday. The 57-year-old man who lived there was pronounced dead.

08/18/2013

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Dayton Presses Lawmakers On Special Session

Gov. Mark Dayton says he hopes lawmakers will agree to a quick special session for after Labor Day to approve disaster assistance. But Dayton said Tuesday he won’t open the door to other initiatives that could make an emergency session unwieldy.

08/06/2013

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Dayton: More Must Be Done To Keep Kids In School

Gov. Mark Dayton is challenging school leaders to find ways to lower Minnesota dropout rates, saying a diploma is essential to success in society.

08/06/2013

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Dayton Addresses Minn. School Heads After Aid Bump

Gov. Mark Dayton is going before an audience of Minnesota school leaders ahead of an academic year in which districts can expect more money from the state. Dayton’s appearance Tuesday at a school superintendent conference will offer a chance to recap the education funding boost in the new state budget.

08/06/2013

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Public Helps Search For Real-Life Wedding Crashers

Police know who they are looking for, but just haven’t found them yet. Three people are believed to have stolen the card boxes from two different wedding receptions.

08/05/2013

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Police Ask For Help Finding Wedding Crashers

Investigators are looking for the public’s help in finding three people believed to be wedding day thieves. Video surveillance gave police a good look at the two people who invited themselves to Jesse and Jill Goembel’s special day at Edinburgh Country Club in Brooklyn Park.

08/02/2013

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Sketch Released Of Double Sexual Assault Suspect

Police in Brooklyn Center have released a sketch of the suspect involved in two sexual assaults Thursday morning.

08/02/2013

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Brooklyn Park, Ham Lake ‘Wedding Crasher’ Theft Suspects ID’d

Three suspects accused of stealing checks, cash and gift cards while crashing a wedding reception have been identified by police.

08/02/2013

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Police Looking For Suspect After Sex Assaults In North Metro

Police need help catching the man who apparently worked with an accomplice when he broke into two homes Thursday morning and sexually assaulted the women inside.

08/01/2013

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Have Wedding-Crasher Thieves Struck Again?

Police are trying to figure out if wedding crashers who swiped a gift box on Sunday have struck again. Police say an uninvited couple walked in to a wedding reception at Edinburgh Golf Club in Brooklyn Park. Security cameras rolled as the man walked out with a box filled with the couple’s gift cards and cash. The same thing happened 13 miles away on Saturday at Majestic Oaks Golf Club in Ham Lake.

07/22/2013

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Brooklyn Park Firefighters Give Big, Red Gift To Liberian Counterparts

After years of war and destruction, the African country of Liberia is getting back on its feet.

07/19/2013

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Brooklyn Park Man Charged With Soliciting Teenage Prostitute

A Brooklyn Park man is charged with one count of prostitution involving a 16-year-old who was pulled in to prostitution by a fellow Hopkins High School cheerleader. According to the Hennepin County Attorney’s office, 27-year-old Oladipupo Ademola Legunsen is accused of soliciting sex from a high school sophomore on March 6, which he saw posted in an ad on Backpages.com. The victim was allegedly solicited by 18-year-old Montia Marie Parker of Maple Grove, who knew the victim from the cheerleading team at Hopkins High, where she was a senior.

07/05/2013

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Companies Replanting Trees After Thousands Fall To Storms

Last weekend’s storms brought on the biggest power outage ever for Xcel Energy. The company has had a hard time getting all the power restored because of the thousands of trees that fell due to rain and wind.

06/25/2013

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Man Allegedly Steals Car, Flips It, Hides From Cops In Bathtub

A Brooklyn Park man allegedly stole a car from a St. Paul repair shop that he frequents, crashed and flipped it, then fled the scene early Thursday evening. According to St. Paul Police Sgt. Paul Paulos, 20-year-old Mario Zacate allegedly stole a 1996 Honda Accord from Tires & More auto shop at 847 White Bear Ave N. in St. Paul. After driving two miles, Zacate ran a stop sign while traveling south on Cypress Street

06/21/2013

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Charges Filed Against Accused Brooklyn Park Baby Kidnapper

The Hennepin County Attorney filed charges against a Twin Cities woman accused of kidnapping her friend’s baby. Thalia Tonice Benson, 34, faces one felony count of kidnapping in connection to the Tuesday incident.

06/20/2013

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