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St. Paul Teen Charged In Beating That Resulted In Brain Damage

A 19-year-old St. Paul man was charged Friday in connection with the brutal beating and robbery of a young man on the city’s east side, according to the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office. Issac Maiden was charged with two counts of crime for the benefit of a gang – one on first-degree assault, and one on first-degree aggravated robbery with bodily harm.

08/09/2013

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2 Charged In Large Cocaine, Meth Bust In Dakota Co.

Two men have been charged after 6 pounds of cocaine and over 2 pounds of methamphetamine were recovered in Inver Grove Heights Tuesday, according to the Dakota County Attorney’s Office.

07/25/2013

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Stockton Man Charged With Conspiring To Sell Meth

A 27-year-old Stockton man has been charged with conspiring to deal more than 500 grams of meth. Gabriel Orion Lowther was charged with one count of conspiracy as his indictment alleges that from August 2012 to June 2013, he aimed to distribute 500 or more grams of methamphetamine.

07/12/2013

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Charges: Duluth Little League Coach Sexually Assaulted Player

A Duluth man is accused of sexually assaulting a boy on his Little League baseball team, including photographing the two of them together naked. Peter Jay Olson, 47, is charged with two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, one count of possessing pictorial presentation of minors, and one count of use of a minor in a sexual performance.

06/28/2013

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Minn. Company Agrees To Refund Iowa Customers

A Minnesota-based mail order company has agreed to refund nearly $10,000 in membership fees to dozens of customers in Iowa who claimed the business illegally charged them. Attorney General Tom Miller announced Thursday that Stauer, a jewelry and general merchandise retailer from Burnsville, Minn., would change its marketing practices and provide refunds to more than 50 Iowa customers.

06/27/2013

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Charges: Man Prostituted A 15-Year-Old Girl In St. Paul

A Chicago man has been accused of prostituting a 15-year-old in the St. Paul area, and beating her so bad that he nearly killed her, too. According to a criminal complaint filed in Ramsey County, 38-year-old Arteco Marvell Rhodes was charged with one count of first-degree engaging in sex trafficking, one count of third-degree criminal sexual conduct, and one count of possession of child pornography.

06/04/2013

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Hastings Man Charged With Robbery At Knife-Point

The Hastings man arrested for allegedly robbing a gas station at knife-point before fleeing on a “light colored kids bike” was charged with felony first-degree aggravated robbery. According to the charges, Joseph Robert Olson, 27, robbed the gas station on Vermillion Street at 5:08 a.m. on May 22 while wielding a 4-inch knife. Surveillance video helped police identify Olson.

05/29/2013

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Burnsville Man Charged With Possessing $400K Of Meth

A 35-year-old Burnsville was charged Friday in connection with possessing 12 pounds of methamphetamine, worth a street value of more than $400,000.

05/03/2013

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Minneapolis Officer Found Guilty In Bar Assault

A Minneapolis police SWAT team leader has been convicted of assaulting a man while off-duty at a bar.

04/13/2013

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St. Paul Man Charged In Fiery Crash That Pinned Woman

A 33-year-old St. Paul man has been charged after he allegedly crashed in to another driver during a police chase early Saturday morning.

04/02/2013

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Esme’s Blog: Remembering The Schaffhausen Sisters

Of the many, many stories I have covered in my career, the murders of the three Schaffhausen sisters is one that stands out for its horror, its sadness and its tragic scope of loss. I do not in any way mean to minimize any other stories I have reported on.

03/30/2013

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Mpls Man Pleads Guilty To Stealing $150K From Charity

A 55-year-old Minneapolis man, a former food services director for Open Arms of Minnesota, pleaded guilty Friday to embezzling about $155,000.

03/29/2013

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Vigil: ‘We’re Not Going To Stop Until Kira Is Found’

Friends and family of Kira Trevino, the St. Paul woman missing since February, gathered Thursday night to pray for justice and for closure.

03/28/2013

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Fridley Man Sentenced For Groping Girl, 11, At Wal-Mart

The 29-year-old Fridley man who pled guilty to groping an 11-year-old at a Wal-Mart, was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years of supervised probation.

03/27/2013

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Bill Would Protect Underage Drinkers Who Call For Medical Help

Some University of Minnesota students are pushing for a bill at the Capitol that they say could save the lives of underage binge drinkers.

03/12/2013

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