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Craigslist Intervenes To Help Local Suicidal Man

It’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.

03/11/2015

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Charges: Rosemount Man Swindled Money From Renters

A 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.

01/14/2015

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Money-Saving Tips For Camping

With 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.

07/11/2014

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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.

06/27/2014

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Mpls. Cops Recover 44 Stolen Bikes Thanks To Alert Neighbor

An 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.

06/26/2014

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Where To Buy A Cheap Car Online

In place of tiny columns with cryptic abbreviations of a car’s conditions, the Internet boasts searchable listings with generous detail and expansive photo galleries.

06/16/2014

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How To Sell My Car Fast

When you need your old car gone in a hurry, there are several good ways to balance minimizing the hassle and getting the best price.

06/09/2014

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Cops: Don’t Use Craigslist To Get Last-Minute Wild Playoff Tickets

Tuesday night’s Wild playoff game at the Xcel Energy Center is sold out, and plenty of people bought their tickets at the last minute.

05/13/2014

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Short-Term Renting Sees Restrictions In Lakeville

Instead of getting a hotel room for the night or weekend, travelers are now renting bedrooms that are inside a family’s home. These short-term rentals of spare rooms are taking place in hundreds of homes across the metro.The reservations are made online on websites like Airbnb and VRBO or Craigslist.

04/14/2014

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Family Wants Thieves To Return Hockey Gear Worth $2K

A family has a message for whoever stole thousands worth of hockey gear from a 13-year-old girl. Sometime between last Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning, someone stole Jordyn Tomaszewksi’s hockey equipment out of her mom’s car, which had been parked in their driveway. “It was gone, everything. The whole back of our Explorer was completely empty,” said Jordyn’s mom, Robin.

09/30/2013

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Mother Scammed Out Of $300 Tickets Urges Caution

When big name artists are in town, the scam artists are never too far behind. The boy band One Direction will be at Target Center July 18, and one mother from River Falls hopes to save others from the scam she fell victim to, trying to buy tickets to the sold out show.

07/15/2013

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Company Dupes New Hires Into Selling Perfume On Streets

Online, they advertise management positions offering good pay. But people who’ve been hired told WCCO that’s not what they’re getting. Anna lives in the Twin Cities. She didn’t want us to use her last name. She says she’s still afraid after where her job search went months ago. “I just couldn’t believe what they were doing,” Anna said.

05/30/2013

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2 Men Charged In Craigslist Sale Gone Bad

Two men are facing aggravated robbery charges after police say they attacked a man with a stun gun during a Craigslist transaction.

10/23/2012

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Esme’s Blog: Mystic Lake & Liquor

If Mystic Lake gets the green light for alcohol sales, it will transform what is already a travel destination into a far more high profile and popular spot.

09/22/2012

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Minn. House Takes No Action Against Gauthier

The Republican-controlled Minnesota House has adjourned without taking action against a Democratic member involved in a rest-stop sexual encounter with a 17-year-old boy.

08/24/2012

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Minn. Lawmaker In Rest-Stop Scandal Still Silent

The Minnesota state lawmaker involved in a sex scandal involving a 17-year-old boy at a rest stop maintained his public silence Tuesday as another Democratic candidate for his seat emerged.

08/21/2012

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St. Paul Police Sting Craigslist Runaway Robbers

Police in St. Paul say they stopped a string of Craigslist robberies when an undercover officer posed as a potential seller.

08/17/2012

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Police: Craigslist Ad Leads To Teen Thief’s Arrest

Police say they found a teenager who invaded a home in Ham Lake and robbed a couple at gunpoint thanks to a Craigslist advertisement.

05/24/2012

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64 Pounds Of Mercury Recovered West Of Duluth

A concerned citizen who saw an online ad for mercury helped authorities locate 64 pounds of the potentially toxic chemical, according to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

05/17/2012

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Charges: Man Allegedly Solicited Sex With Teen On Craigslist

A Lakeville man has been charged with two counts of solicitation after police say he tried to meet up with a 13-year-old for sexual activity after the two met on Craigslist.

04/04/2012

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Charges: Man Pimped Out Woman With Mild Retardation

A 36-year-old Minneapolis man is accused of soliciting his girlfriend, a vulnerable female adult with mild retardation, for prostitution, according to charges filed Friday in Hennepin County Court.

02/18/2012

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Man Carjacked After 2 Men Answer Craigslist Ad

Police are investigating after a man said he was carjacked by two men who answered his Craigslist ad.

01/31/2012

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Golden Valley Police Warn Of Craigslist Ticket Scam

Police arrested a juvenile Thursday accused of selling fraudulent entertainment tickets in the Twin Cities.

12/29/2011

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House Cleaning Goes Online With ‘Hello Heroic’

Cleaning the bathroom, making bag lunches and shoveling the sidewalk, they’re all tedious tasks. But now if you’re looking for help, you can pay someone else to do those chores with the click of a mouse. You even pick how much those jobs are worth.

12/02/2011

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Minn. Exotic Car Community Grants Girl’s Holiday Wish

A Wisconsin teenager’s holiday was made in Minnesota Friday when her dad brought her to an exotic car community where she was able to take rides in Lamborhginis and Ferraris – the kind of cars she loves.

11/27/2011

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