Craigslist Swindler Who Cost Investors $330K Sentenced To PrisonA Twin Cities options trader was sentenced to prison time for swindling hundreds of thousands of dollars from investors he found on Craigslist. Earlier in 2015, 56-year-old Jeffrey Petersen of Edina pleaded guilty to nearly two dozen counts of securities fraud and theft.
Man Sentenced To 5 Years For Plotting To Harm Ex-Lover's Fiancé A Farming Township man is sentenced to five years in prison Friday for devising a plot to harm his former lover's fiancé, according to the U.S. Attorney's office.
Puppy Love: Man Travels 1,500 Miles To Adopt DogA New England man was so enamored by a shelter dog he saw on the Internet that he bought a one-way ticket to Minneapolis, adopted the puppy and is now couch-hopping on the 1,500-mile trek back home.
6 Men Face Charges Following 'Guardian Angel' Sex Trafficking StingSix men face sex trafficking charges after an undercover operation earlier this month in Hastings.
Sheriff's 'Swap Spots' Make Craigslist Exchanges SaferGoing through a tough breakup and do not feel safe dividing up your property? Feel unsure about a Craigslist meeting? The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office wants to help. A "Swap Spot" location was unveiled Wednesday in Brooklyn Park. It is one of three monitored spaces that deputies hope can become safe locations for exchanges.
'Revenge Porn' Conviction Overturned By Minn. Court Of AppealsThe conviction of a man who admitted posting sexually-explicit ads online was overturned. The Minnesota Court of Appeals found the criminal defamation statute used to find him guilty is unconstitutional.
Burnsville Man Charged With Selling Fake Wild TicketsThe Minnesota Wild are going to the NHL playoffs, but police say they're worried some fans are being taken for a ride. Police believe there may be at least 40 cases of fraudulent tickets, and they think 28-year-old Ahmed Dahir of Burnsville is behind the tickets.
Craigslist Intervenes To Help Local Suicidal ManIt's known as the place to go online to sell or buy something. But on Tuesday, Craigslist became a place for a Twin Cities young man to plead for help. Administrators of the website contacted police after they saw a disturbing post that indicated a young man wanted to end his own life.
Charges: Rosemount Man Swindled Money From RentersA 41-year-old Rosemount homeowner is accused of swindling payments and security deposits from renters after telling them the room he was renting in his home was no longer available, according to charges filed Wednesday in Dakota County Court.
Money-Saving Tips For CampingWith warm weather and clear skies, heading out for a camping trip is one of America’s most popular excursions. Here are some of the best money-saving tips while camping.
Vietnam Vet Finds Stolen Scooter Doing His Own Internet Legwork A Minnesota man fighting cancer has his stolen mobility scooter back thanks to his own detective work. James Hongsermeier has lung cancer and needs his scooter to get around. Someone took it from the trunk of his car overnight Tuesday.
Mpls. Cops Recover 44 Stolen Bikes Thanks To Alert NeighborAn alert neighbor tipped Minneapolis police to a stash of stolen high-end bicycles. Officers found 44 bikes in a south Minneapolis home. Authorities also believe they discovered a drop off point where stolen bikes are taken and then re-sold.