Crime

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Fireworks Dealer Reports Major Theft; Police Believe Thieves Reselling

It is the biggest week of the year for fireworks dealers. And it seems it may be the biggest week of the year for fireworks stealers.

06/29/2015

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Teen Charged With 2nd Degree Murder In St. Cloud

Prosecutors charged a 16-year-old with second degree murder Monday in connection to a stabbing in St. Cloud last week.

06/29/2015

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Mother And Toddler Recovering After South Minneapolis Shooting

Last week a mother and toddler were both shot while walking near Peavey Park in Minneapolis. Now, Shandrea Spielman is talking about their recovery.

06/26/2015

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Suspect Arrested In Mpls. Mother-Daughter Shooting

Police arrested a man Friday who they say is responsible for shooting a 22-year-old mother and her 15-month-old daughter in a south Minneapolis park Thursday afternoon. The shooting comes as violent crime is going up in the city of Minneapolis.

06/19/2015

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Homicides Up In Minneapolis For First Time In 3 Years

The number of murders is on the rise in Minneapolis for the first time in three years, and overall violent crime is seeing an increase too. The latest statistics for the first half of the year has the murder rate up nearly 50 percent over this time last year.

06/18/2015

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1 Hospitalized After Drive-By Shooting In S. Minneapolis

It happened overnight at 28th Street and Portland Avenue South. Police say a vehicle drove up to a minivan and shot at it five times.

06/13/2015

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1 Dead In North Minneapolis Shooting

Police say they responded to a report of gunshots near the intersection of Colfax Avenue and North 34th Avenue at around 9:00 p.m. When they arrived at the scene, they found the man dead in the street.

06/12/2015

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Eagan Family’s Car Vandalized, Spray Painted With Racial Slurs

An Eagan family found their car vandalized yesterday morning, and covered with racial slurs. Police say someone smashed out a window in Steve Wright’s car; spray-painted racial slurs on the hood, trunk and windows; and then doused the car with gasoline.

06/01/2015

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Teen Clubbed With Tire Iron In Taco Bell Brawl

A 15-year-old St. Paul boy says he was attacked for trying to stick up for fast food workers who were being bullied by three customers.

05/31/2015

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5 Charged In Faribault Hogtie Assault Incident

Four men and three women are accused of hogtying a man and assaulting him in Faribault Saturday.

05/28/2015

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Conviction Affirmed For Minnesota Man In Al-Shabab Case

A federal appeals court has affirmed the conviction of a man who authorities say played a key role in funneling others from Minnesota to the terrorist group al-Shabab in Somalia.

05/27/2015

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Man Who Killed 3 While Driving Drunk Arrested For DWI

Jacob, Justin and Matthew Backstrom died in October 2004 — they had just finished a trip to WalMart when Boe Barlage hit them head on. He spent six years in prison, and the judge ordered him to speak to groups about his crime.

05/18/2015

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Teen Flees Pet Store With Expensive Puppy, Chase Ensues

A St Paul teenager is under arrest, accused of stealing an expensive puppy from a pet store. The store’s owner says 18-year-old Isis Gladney shoved a Yorkie-Poo, priced at $2,000, in her purse and left.

05/16/2015

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Good Question: How Does Facial Recognition Technology Work?

A man was shot in New York City Thursday after he attacked an NYPD officer and four others with a hammer. Investigators had been able to identify David Baril by linking a subway surveillance photo with an old mug shot through facial recognition software.

05/14/2015

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‘Push For Peace’ Brings North Minneapolis Community Together

A movement is underway in north Minneapolis to make a change in the streets. The goal is to focus on kids, clean up the area, and take the community back from violence.

05/09/2015

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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.

05/05/2015

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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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