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Crime Notes: Beginning My 35th Year At WCCO-TV

Thirty-four years ago today, I began working as the newsroom librarian at WCCO-TV.


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Police: Man Impersonating Cop Stops Teen Police Explorers

Maplewood Police arrested a former Vadnais Heights volunteer firefighter, accusing him of impersonating a cop.


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Crime Notes: Newspaper Delivery Boy Caught Stealing

A 15-year-old newspaper delivery boy was cited for stealing a customer’s cell phone while he was making his rounds in Hopkins on Wednesday morning.


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St. Thomas Prof. Cited For Punching Goldy Gopher

A University of St. Thomas math professor is banned from the Sports Pavilion and Williams Arena for one year, after he punched Minnesota mascot Goldy Gopher in the face.


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Crime Notes: One Suspect, Two Attacks

Minneapolis Police are looking for a man who stabbed a guy downtown on Tuesday night and then struck another guy in the face three hours later on the north side.


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Mpls. Men Robbed After Hiring Exotic Dancers Online

By Caroline Lowe, WCCO-TV MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A couple young Minneapolis men who hired two exotic dancers they found on Craigslist ended up getting robbed at gunpoint. The guys, who are both in their mid-20s, […]


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Burnsville Police First To Use Body Cameras

The Burnsville Police Department was the first law enforcement agency in the state to use body cameras when it started equipping officers with the technology last summer.


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Mpls. Cop Credits Crisis Training In Restraining Naked Man

Officer Adam Grobove III has seen it all in his many years with the Minneapolis Police. On Tuesday, it was the first time he has ever tried to restrain a naked man.


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Mother-Daughter Duo Accused Of Shoplifting In Elk River

A mother and her 15-year-old daughter have been charged with shoplifting together at an Elk River Cub grocery store.


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Crime Notes: St. Anthony Incident

St. Anthony Police say they have no idea what prompted a 71-year-old man to pull into their parking lot this morning and shoot himself in the chest with a shotgun.


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New Minneapolis Database To Find Dangerous Dogs

Nineteen dogs declared dangerous by the city of Minneapolis now have their photos, names, home addresses and offenses posted on a public website.


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Crime Notes: Jodi Huisentruit’s Cold Case

It has been more than 15 years since Mason City, Iowa anchorwoman Jodi Huisentruit vanished as she was heading to work at KIMT TV. Her photo is on my desk cold case wall on my desk at work and I often think of Jodi.


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Citizens Learn Lessons Of Being A State Patrol Trooper

About 30 state policy makers, legislators and citizens just completed two evenings getting a rare behind-the-scenes look at how Minnesota State Patrol troopers do their jobs.


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Crime Notes: Troopers Hurt In Crashes

It’s been a tough winter for Minnesota State Patrol troopers responding to crashes. The numbers of troopers hurt at the scenes of crashes are way up this season and grew again with the latest snow storm.


Minnesota State Patrol Trooper Mike Bell was hit in his squad car on Interstate 94 near St. Cloud. (credit: Minnesota Department of Public Safety)

Trooper Injured When Semi Slams Into Squad Car

A Minnesota State Trooper was injured Monday morning when his squad car was hit by a semi. It happened on westbound Interstate 94 at Highway 23 in St. Cloud.


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Crime Notes: Jacob Wetterling’s 33rd Birthday

It’s been more than 21 years since 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling disappeared without a trace in St. Joseph as he biked home with his brother and best friend.


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Crime Notes: Fur Coat Robbery Video

It will be at least 4 months now before video will be made public of a Brooklyn Park woman accused of stealing a fur coat and hiding it in her underpants for three days in jail.


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Ramsey County Moves Forward With Vikes Stadium Talks

A county commission has voted to begin negotiating with the Minnesota Vikings and the state over the possibility of building a new stadium for the team in a suburb northeast of Minneapolis.



Ice Dam Damage Forces Family Out Of Home

Ice dams have caused many problems this winter, but for one family the problems have been so bad they’ve been forced to move out of their home.


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Crime Notes: Erte Robbery

Quick police work caught an armed robbery suspect still at the scene at a popular northeast Minneapolis restaurant last night.


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Realistic Police Training Gives Officers Hands-On Experience

Dozens of officers from the metro area took part this week in a new form of emergency medical training that focuses on keeping them safe when they respond to dangerous situations.


A number of people were hospitalized after a Bloomington apartment fire early Feb. 8, 2011. (credit: CBS)

Kids Thrown From Windows In Apt. Fire

At least nine people were taken to the hospital after a fire broke out at a Bloomington apartment complex Tuesday morning.


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Missing ‘U’ Student’s Body Found By TCF Bank Stadium

The body of a missing University of Minnesota student was found behind TCF Bank Stadium Thursday, according to police.


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Caught On Tape: Man Fires Gun During Maplewood Robbery

Maplewood Police are looking for an armed robber who fired off a round from a sawed-off shotgun at a city liquor store, just missing a clerk. The entire incident was captured on security cameras.


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Crime Notes: Being A Victim Of Business Robberies

There has been a string of armed robberies in the metro area in recent weeks at local businesses, including one Monday night at 35th and Chicago.