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Family Who Lost Son In Shooting Knows Grief All Too Well

Just days after burying their beloved sister, a Minneapolis family is planning another funeral. Brandon Wren, 15, was killed late Sunday night near Fremont and 41st Avenues in North Minneapolis.

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Police: North Minneapolis Teen Dead From Gunshot Wound

Minneapolis Police are continuing to investigate the shooting death of a teenage boy. According to police, at 11:06 p.m. Sunday officers were called to the 4100 block of Fremont Avenue North. When they arrived, crews discovered the 15-year-old Brandon Dominique Wren with a gunshot wound to the neck.

05/04/2015

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Suspect Injured Following Officer-Involved Shooting At MSP

One man was hospitalized Saturday night after an officer-involved shooting at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. After the shots were fired, police blocked off a portion of Terminal 1 for several hours to investigate.

04/26/2015

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Woman Refuses Attempted Carjacking At St. Cloud State

A carjacking at St. Cloud State University was denied Friday evening when the victim refused to comply with the perpetrator’s demands.

04/25/2015

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U Of M Student Groped By Stranger Off Campus

A University of Minnesota student was groped on Friday while she was walking toward her apartment building.

04/20/2015

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Car Burglarized at Hospital After Family Gets Great News

Minneapolis Police are reminding people not to leave valuable belongings in plain sight of your car, no matter where you park. A family from Colfax, Wisconsin learned the hard way after parking their car at Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis in a paid multi-level lot.

04/18/2015

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Bail Set For Cambridge Man Charged In St. Croix River Stabbing

Friends and family got to see the man accused of stabbing to death 34-year-old Peter Kelly, a father of five, after a fishing argument turned deadly Tuesday night.

04/17/2015

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Judge: Minnesota Man Must Pay Back $250K In Gambling Case

A 69-year-old Minnesota man accused of running an illegal bookmaking operation for about a dozen clients in North Dakota must pay back $250,000 and serve an additional four months in prison on top of the nearly six years he is serving on a separate case.

04/13/2015

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Savage Husband, Wife Dead In Murder-Suicide

Two Savage residents’ deaths on March 30 were a murder-suicide.

Esther Nyambura, 39, was killed by a gunshot to the head, and Rodney Terrell Dobie, 41, shot himself in the head, the Hennepin County Medical Examiner announced Tuesday.

04/07/2015

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Police: Baby Monitor Hacked In Rochester

Rochester police say a family had their monitor hacked and the IP address registered to a location overseas. The parents told investigators they didn’t notice anything until the device started playing music.

04/03/2015

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Police: 2 Found Dead In Savage Home

Police say officers went to a home in Savage, Minn. to check on a person who didn’t show up for work this morning and found two people dead inside.

03/30/2015

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Possible Shooting Reported In Burnsville

Authorities responded to a shooting in Burnsville Monday afternoon. Police said they responded to a shots fired call at about 3 p.m. Officers responded to the North River Hills Area.

03/30/2015

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Emotions Run High At Vigil For Missing 10-Year-Old

It’s now been 10 days since 10-year-old Barway Collins first went missing. Today, his father turned out for the latest search – even though police have named him a suspect, and that didn’t sit well with everyone.

03/28/2015

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6-Year-Old Remembered By Friends And Family At Birthday Party, But Questions Linger

Friends and family celebrated what would have been Kendrea Johnson’s 7th birthday Saturday afternoon. Meanwhile, the state of Minnesota has revoked the foster agency’s license while investigators look into Johnson’s death.

03/28/2015

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Fundraiser To Help Pay Vet Bills Of Tampered Dog Treat Victims

Earlier this month we told you how someone was deliberately hurting dogs in Lakeville. Screws and safety pins were hidden in pieces of hot dog, and thrown into yards.

03/24/2015

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Duluth Prostitution Sting Puts 15 Behind Bars

More than a dozen people are facing behind bars after a two-day prostitution sting by police at a Duluth area motel late this week. Fourteen men face charges for soliciting prostitution, one of whom faces additional charges for sex trafficking and selling methamphetamine. A woman was also taken into custody for offering prostitution services.

03/21/2015

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Fifth Suspect Arrested In Multi-State Sex Trafficking Ring

Police arreseted the fifth suspect in a multi-state sex trafficking ring investigation Thursday, according to Ramsey County Jail records. Arrested records indicate 19-year-old Suwan Dominique Cross of West St. Paul is charged with four counts of sex trafficking and three counts of underage sex trafficking.

03/13/2015

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Harmful Dog Treats Leave Animals Hospitalized In Lakeville

Dog owners in a Twin Cities suburb believe someone is deliberately trying to harm their pets. Over the past several days in south Lakeville, they’ve found nails, screws and other harmful items hidden in food or treats, left outside for dogs to eat.

WCCO-TV–03/08/2015

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Eagan Motel Fire Forces Two Dozen Guests To Evacuate

Crews found heavy smoke and flames when they arrived to the Budget Host Inn on MN 55 around 7:00 a.m. Saturday morning. The damage was kept to one motel room, but 25 guests had to leave the building.

02/28/2015

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Brooklyn Center Man Convicted In Gang-Related Shooting Outside Target Field

A jury found a Brooklyn Center man guilty of two counts of attempted murder for a gang-related shooting incident outside Target Field last April.

02/23/2015

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Investigation Continues, Community Heals After Shooting Of Minneapolis Police Officer

Minneapolis police officers are sharing very little about the investigation into the shooting of an officer over the weekend. Sources tell WCCO Officer Jordan Davis was shot in the shoulder while standing outside of his squad car early Saturday morning. Police say the wounded officer and his partner had been clearing the scene after someone called to report a burglary in the 1100 block of 24th Ave N.

WCCO-TV–02/23/2015

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Jacob Wetterling Resource Center Hits 25 Year Milestone

Jacob Wetterling’s family would be celebrating his 37th birthday on Tuesday. Months after his abduction, a foundation was created to help families of missing or exploited children. Along with Jacob’s birthday, that foundation will celebrate its 25th anniversary on Tuesday.

WCCO-TV–02/16/2015

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Three Incidents Of Sexual Misconduct Reported Near U of M Twin Cities Campus

Three separate incidents of sexual misconduct occurred within two hours of each other, just outside of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus Monday afternoon. According to a crime alert from the University, the victims in all three instances were walking on the sidewalk when the suspect approached them from behind and groped them.

02/16/2015

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Investigation Of Toddler’s Murder In Maplewood Continues

The Maplewood Police Chief says it’s one of the worst cases of child abuse, he’s seen. The suspect, 35-year-old Leb Meak is charged with second degree murder in the death of his girlfriend’s 18-month-old girl. Police found the child, not breathing, in Meak’s home Thursday.

02/14/2015

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‘Serial Stowaway’ Arrested In Fla.; Says She Flew From Minn. Without A Ticket

A woman known as the nation’s “Serial Stowaway” was arrested Monday after boarding a plane at MSP airport without a ticket, flying to Jacksonville, Fla., and checking into a Nassau County resort under someone else’s name.

02/09/2015

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