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Child Endangerment

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Man Who Allegedly Police On High-Speed Boat Chase Charged

A Twin Cities father accused of leading police on a boat chase with a baby in tow has been charged Monday. Thirty-three-year-old Ryan Krueger, of Mound, was charged with one count each of fleeing a police officer, terroristic threats or reckless disregard, child endangerment and operating a motorboat under the influence of alcohol. According to authorities, around 8:30 p.m. on the Fourth of July, Krueger led police on a high-speed boat chase on Lake Minnetonka.

07/07/2014

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Charges: Man Drunk While Mud-Covered Kids Played Alone In Hotel Parking Lot

A Farmington man has been charged after three young children he was taking care of were found playing alone in a hotel parking lot, covered in mud, according to the Dakota County Attorney’s Office. Benjamin Edward Barsness, 31, faces gross misdemeanor charges of child neglect and child endangerment in connection to the May 24, 2014 incident.

05/29/2014

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Good Question: Is It Ever OK To Leave Kids In Cars?

A new survey from Public Opinion Strategies of Washington, D.C. reveals that 14 percent of parents say they’ve left their children alone in a car. For parents of children under three years old, that percentage jumps to 23 percent. The study also found fathers are three times more likely (23 percent) than mothers (8 percent) to leave kids in cars.

04/29/2014

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Charges: WI Couple Visits Sex Shop, Leaves Baby In Sweltering Car

A Wisconsin couple allegedly left their baby parked in a car while they shopped for sex toys, and are now charged with child-endangerment. The parents were shopping on June 22 at Lover’s Lane in Libertyville, Ill., said a WTJM-TV report.

07/04/2013

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Dad Whose Son Accidentally Shot, Killed Brother Gets Probation

The Minneapolis father who was found guilty of manslaughter and child endangerment after his son accidentally shot and killed his brother has been sentenced to serve 10 years’ probation.

06/27/2013

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NJ ‘Tanning Mom’ Sent To MN Detox Facility

A New Jersey woman widely known as “the tanning mom” was sent to a temporary detox facility after allegedly being intoxicated at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Metropolitan Airports Commission spokesman Patrick Hogan says airport police were called to the Delta ticket counter Thursday because of an intoxicated woman. Hogan says Patricia Krentcil wasn’t arrested but was taken to a detox facility to sober up. He didn’t know if or when she had been released. She couldn’t be reached at her home number Saturday.

06/15/2013

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Father Found Guilty After Son Accidentally Shot, Killed Brother

A Minneapolis father whose 4-year-old son found a gun in the home and accidentally shot and killed his 2-year-old brother with it has been found guilty on four criminal counts, including manslaughter and child endangerment.

05/31/2013

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Police: Couple Left Son In Van While At Bar

A Roseau couple have been charged with child endangerment after leaving their seven-year-old child with disabilities in an unattended van for over an hour as they drank at a bar.

04/15/2013

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Mom Charged In Drunken Crash That Cost Daughter Her Finger

A 27-year-old mother has been charged with four criminal counts of criminal vehicular operation after a crash investigators say happened while she was driving drunk.

03/26/2013

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Charges: Woman Left Kids In Cold Car While Drinking

A Twin Cities woman is in trouble with the law after police say she left two kids, ages 2 and 3, inside a cold car while she drank inside a bar.

01/29/2013

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Father Of 2-Year-Old Shot By Brother Charged With Felonies

The father of a 2-year-old boy who was accidentally shot dead by his brother now faces two felony charges in connection with the shooting.

12/27/2012

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Police: Mom Bought Pot With 2 Kids In SUV

Police say a mother of two bought marijuana with her kids, and was subsequently caught speeding while the two were unbuckled in the back seat.

12/19/2012

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Judge: Mother’s Hand Not A Dangerous Weapon

A Ramsey County judge has denied a request from prosecutors who wanted tougher charges against a woman accused of trying to suffocate her 5-month-old son.

11/27/2012

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Woman Allegedly Made Wet Nephew Ride In Trunk Of Lexus

An Edina woman is accused of making her 11-year-old nephew ride in the trunk of her Lexus so he wouldn’t get her car’s leather seats wet. The boy had just been on a water ride at Valleyfair.

09/19/2012

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Man Charged With Riding Motorcycle With Kids, 3 & 5

A Mendota Heights, Minn. man has been charged with a gross misdemeanor after officers say they spotted him driving a motorcycle with two small children aboard.

09/19/2012

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