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Good Question: Do Black Bears Have To Be Put Down?

There are 10,000 – 15,000 black bears in the state of Minnesota. So it’s no surprise that every once in a while one of them takes a detour into the cities. Angie Murad has been keeping up with the male black bear that’s wandered through Savage, Burnsville, Eagan and likely close to her home in Apple Valley.

06/03/2014

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Bear Wounded In Savage Spotted In Burnsville, Eagan

The bear that’s been spotted around the Twin Cities has made yet another appearance in the west metro.

06/03/2014

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4 Arrested In Connection With Dakota Co. Marijuana Grow Operation

Dakota County officials arrested four individuals in connection with a marijuana grow operation in cities throughout Dakota and Scott Counties. Thi An Mac, 31, of Burnsville; Nghia Hoang Nguyen, 31, of St. Paul; Trang Uyen Mac, 35, of Burnsville, and Trung Van Nguyen, 39, of Apple Valley,  were charged each with one count of conspiracy to commit controlled substance crime in the second and third degree.

06/02/2014

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Burnsville Home Destroyed By Fire, No Injuries

Authorities said nobody was hurt but a Burnsville home was destroyed by a fire early Sunday morning. Crews were called to the 13000 block of Country Place in Burnsville at about 4:40 a.m. on a report of a fire.

06/01/2014

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Minn. Doctor Joins Team Italy In 20th FIFA World Cup

The 20th Fifa World Cup will begin June 12 in Brazil, and a Minnesota man will get a chance to live his dream. Dr. John Pietila is a chiropractor in Burnsville, Minn. In June he’ll be going to the World Cup as part of Team Italy.

05/18/2014

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Dad Of Model Allegedly Assaulted By Photographer Speaks Out

The father of a Minneapolis woman who says she was sexually assaulted while taking modeling photos is speaking out. He says the accused photographer from Burnsville lied about what really happened. Court documents say 33-year-old Eric Rutherford contacted the woman on Facebook.

04/29/2014

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Accused Shoplifter Charged With Assaulting Macy’s Employees

An accused shoplifter has been charged with attacking store employees when he was confronted about the theft. According to a criminal complaint, 20-year-old Carlos Antoine Smith of Rochester, Minn. was at a Macy’s store in Burnsville, Minn. last Saturday.

04/24/2014

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Police Search For Robber Who Hit 2 Metro Banks Within 90 Mins.

Maple Grove Police are working to track down a robber who struck two banks on Tuesday. The suspect, described as a black man in his 40s or 50s, first robbed a TCF Bank in Burnsville just after 4 p.m.

04/18/2014

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Burnsville Man Accused Of Sexually Assaulting A Woman During Modeling Session

A man from Burnsville is accused of sexually assaulting a young woman while taking modeling shots of her. Court documents said Eric Rutherford, 33, contacted the woman on Facebook. Police said he told her she could become a model if she took photos at his home.

04/14/2014

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Ex-Lawyer Accused Of Setting Girlfriend On Fire

Charges against David John Gherity were dismissed on June 16. According to Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom, further investigations “determined that Gherity has a substantiated alibi at the time this incident occurred. The matter remains under investigation at this time.”

04/07/2014

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Man Who Died After Falling Through Ice In Burnsville ID’d

The man who died after falling through the ice at Sunset Pond in Burnsville has been identified.

04/02/2014

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Man Dies After Falling Through Ice In Burnsville

A man died in the hospital Tuesday after falling through the ice at Sunset Pond in Burnsville, according to the Dakota County Sheriff’s Office.

04/01/2014

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2 Mpls. Women Accused Of Shoplifting, Crashing Into Squad Car

Two Minneapolis women are facing serious charges stemming from a shoplifting incident at Burlington Coat Factory and a crash that damaged a squad car.

03/27/2014

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Excellent Educator: Sioux Trail Elementary’s Alex Tofte

This morning, the WCCO Morning Show is honoring another excellent educator in the metro who has gone above and beyond. A truly excellent educator knows there’s more to learning than academics, and this week’s honoree says creating a safe environment for his students is always top of mind.

03/21/2014

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Prep Blog: State Dance Winners Crowned, Girls Hockey Preview

It’s hard to believe, but it’s already winter state tournament season in Minnesota high school sports. Just last week, state champions were crowned at the State Dance Competition at Target Center as well as the State Alpine and Nordic Ski Championships at Giant’s Ridge in Biwabik, Minn.

02/18/2014

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