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U Of M Police To Students After Recent Robbery: Put Your Phone Away

As students head into finals week, University of Minnesota police are looking into the first on campus robbery of the semester.

04/28/2014

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Police Investigate After 2 Assaulted, Robbed In Eden Prairie

Eden Prairie Police are investigating after two victims were assaulted and robbed about an hour apart. In the first incident, officers responded to a 911 call around 5:50 p.m. Sunday to the Life Time Fitness at 6233 Baker Road.

03/10/2014

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Big Gym Fight Has Police Hoping LA Fitness Beefs Up Security

When getting to the gym can be a challenge in itself this winter, members of the LA Fitness in Roseville have had more serious problems to deal with.

03/07/2014

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Keidel: Ray Rice Another Crack In NFL Shield

Even by the pro athlete’s subterranean standards, the Ray Rice video was shocking. He made no effort to heal or cradle or care for his unconscious fiancee.

02/21/2014

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Minn. Officials Debate When To Clear Crime Slates

Minnesota’s willingness to forgive people with criminal pasts is emerging as a hot topic for state legislators, who are mulling revisions to laws designed to give low-level offenders a clean slate.

02/17/2014

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U Of M Board of Regents Reallocates $4.1 Million To School Safety

Students fearing a spike in on-campus and off-campus crime are breathing a sigh of relief after the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents decided to reinvest $4.1 million into school safety.

02/14/2014

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Officials Meet To Address Crime On ‘U’ Campus

Lawmakers, police and University of Minnesota officials met Tuesday to discuss improving student safety the school’s Twin Cities campus.

01/28/2014

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1-22-14 Senator Klobuchar On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Should Cell Phone companies be required to have a “KILL SWITCH?” Senator Klobuchar talks with Dave….Listen by clicking the above link.

01/22/2014

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Minn. Crime Study Ends After Theft Of Victim Data

A University of Minnesota law professor has apologized to violent crime victims and witnesses after a computer with sensitive information of nearly 300 people was stolen from his office. Criminologist Barry Feld was collecting data for a study on interrogation techniques when the laptop, a scanner and external hard drive were taken.

01/17/2014

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1-9-14 Brazen St. Paul Thieves Discussed On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Sgt. Paul Paulos of the St. Paul Police Department talks with Dave Lee. Click the link to listen back to the podcast.

01/09/2014

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Violent Crime Up 4 Percent In Minneapolis

Violent crime is up by 4 percent in Minneapolis but overall it remains at one of the lowest levels in 30 years. Homicide is down from last year and so is rape.

01/07/2014

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Would You Be This Brave

Would you be brave enough to tackle an armed robber? Take a look at this startling video.

12/19/2013

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After 28 Robberies Near ‘U’ Campus, MPD Taking Action

A rash of robberies and assaults on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus has students calling for more police on the beat. As a result, Minneapolis Police are ramping up its efforts to keep students on and near campus safe.

12/05/2013

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‘Different From Player To Player’: Frazier On Dealing With Vikings In Trouble

For the second time this month another member of the Minnesota Vikings is in trouble with the law. This time the player, cornerback A.J. Jefferson, was released from the team.

11/25/2013

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WCCO Radio Newsman Attacked, Robbed On Way To Work

Steve Murphy was on his way to work last Thursday and was running the mile between his south Minneapolis home and the bus stop. He was just a few blocks away from Chicago Avenue and 52nd Street when he spotted trouble.

11/12/2013

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6 Mpls. Mayor Candidates Debated Crime, Street Cars & More

With Election Day just one week away, the six leading candidates for Minneapolis Mayor took to the stage Tuesday night in a rather friendly debate that heavily revolved around crime, a street car system, and even the means of which they get voted in on Tuesday – ranked-choice voting.

10/29/2013

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Esme’s Blog: The Final Humiliation Of Tom Petters

If there were ever a Minnesota case where cameras in the courtroom would have been a benefit to the public, it is the Tom Petters case, in my opinion. For four remarkable days in the winter of 2009, Petters testified, maintaining with a cocky flair, that he was an unwitting pawn in a $3.6 billion Ponzi scheme. It was all the work of his underlings he said, and that he had no idea what was going on.

10/26/2013

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Man Arrested 44 Times In 18 Minnesota Counties

A 37-year-old Minnesota man who has been arrested 44 times in 18 counties has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison for robbing a car and pet wash. Richard Hegquist accepted a plea deal in the robbery case and was sentenced in State District Court in Duluth Wednesday to 71 months.

10/10/2013

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Report Shows Early Childhood Programs Reduce Crime

Members of the group Fight Crime: Invest in Kids say the report being released Thursday shows that state and federal early childhood programs could reduce the number of people incarcerated in Minnesota and lead to $48 million in savings in inmate housing costs for the state each year.

09/11/2013

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St. Louis Park Offers $500 To Find Rock-Throwing Suspects

After numerous incidents of rocks being throwing through moving car windows in St. Louis Park, authorities are offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest of those involved. St. Louis Park reports that two incidents took place on Monday night between 10 and 11:30 p.m. Then there were another five reports of rocks thrown through passing car windows between 3 and 10:10 p.m. on Tuesday.

08/23/2013

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Drug War Debate

A recent Rasmussen poll says that 80% of Americans think the drug war has been a failure. Dr. Kevin Sabet is an expert this area, he joins Chad to discuss the topic. Take a listen […]

08/20/2013

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East St. Paul Speaking Out After Rash Of Violent Crimes

Recent cases of violent crime in East St. Paul sparked a heated debate on Thursday night. Neighbors packed Arlington Hills Lutheran Church to voice their concerns to city leaders and law enforcement. The community concerns stem from a mid-July shooting that claimed the life of 17-year-old Vincent Allison, and also after a group of people severely beat 26-year-old Ray Widstrand earlier this month.

08/15/2013

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St. Paul Police Form Unit To Fight Organized Shoplifting

St. Paul police say half of the shoplifting in their city is due to organized crime, but a first-of-its-kind unit is targeting those thieves. The department has formed an organized retail crime unit that will go after the people who steal household items.

08/13/2013

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FBI Wants Public’s Help IDing St. Cloud Robbery Suspect

The FBI is asking for the public’s help in locating the suspect from a Friday robbery of the American National Bank. According to authorities, an elderly man displayed a handgun around 5 p.m. at the bank on the 3200 block of Division Street West, demanded money and left with an undisclosed amount.

08/10/2013

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7 Car Break-Ins Overnight In St. Francis

St. Francis police are investigating a rash of car break-ins — done all in one night. Seven cars were broken into on Yucca Street NW and the person responsible destroyed car dashes, getting away with stereos, speakers, GPS units and other expensive electronics.

08/09/2013

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