Crime

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Stats: Crime, Drinking Offenses Down At U Of M

Serious crime at the University of Minnesota continues to drop every year, statistics show.

01/23/2013

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Mpls. Police Stepping Up Efforts To Thwart Sex Trafficking

On Wednesday, the Minneapolis City Council got their first report on the latest efforts to stop child sex trafficking in the city.

01/16/2013

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Esme’s Blog: Questions Continue In Decker Case

Now that Eric Thomes, who authorities describe as a “person of interest” in the murder of officer Tom Decker, is dead we may never know exactly what happened Nov. 29 outside Winners Bar in Cold Spring, Minn. For officer Decker’s family, his friends, and for the people of Cold Spring — there will likely always be questions.

01/05/2013

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Minneapolis Officials Release 2012 Crime Stats

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and the city’s new police chief are planning to release crime statistics for 2012 — as well as outline their public-safety priorities for this year.

01/04/2013

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Police: Wallet Stolen From Grandmother As She Shoveled Snow

A 70-year-old grandmother’s wallet was stolen while she was shoveling outside earlier this week, Minneapolis police say, and the public’s help is needed in finding the suspects.

12/14/2012

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Hennepin County To Take Crime Tips By Smartphone

Authorities in Hennepin County are launching a smartphone app for crime tips. The sheriff’s office unveils its app Thursday.

12/13/2012

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Cops: 2 Arrested In Connection With Kelliher Bank Robbery

Authorities have arrested two men in connection with a Dec. 10 bank robbery in Kelliher, Minn.

12/12/2012

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WWE Star Springs Into Action To Stop LRT Crime

Video has been released that shows a professional wrestler springing into action on a light rail train in order to stop a potential crime.

10/18/2012

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After Assaults, U Of M On Alert During Homecoming Weekend

At the University of Minnesota’s Homecoming Weekend, students and visitors are being met with extra security. A campus-wide crime alert went out after two students and their friends were assaulted Thursday night near in Dinkytown.

10/12/2012

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Duluth Suing Store For Fostering Violence

A lawsuit filed on Friday by the city of Duluth accuses a store of fostering violence outside its doors on East Superior Street.

10/12/2012

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Woodbury Woman Seeks To Close Troubled Motel

Two weeks after police say a man held eight people hostage at the Red Roof Inn in Woodbury, an online movement is underway to shut down that motel.

09/15/2012

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Cops Searching For St. Paul Bank Robbery Suspect

Police are searching for the man who robbed a US Bank at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday in St. Paul. According to authorities, the lone white male entered the bank at 711 Cleveland Avenue, demanded cash and threatened a gun.

09/13/2012

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Cop Drags Woman From Car

An officer in Texas is facing criticism for how he handled a traffic stop with a 77-year old grandmother. Read the story and see the video.

09/13/2012

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Police: Wis. Bank Robbery Suspect Already In Custody

Police say they have an Eagle Valley Bank robbery suspect in custody after the St. Croix Falls, Wis., bank was robbed on Friday.

09/07/2012

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Fairground Neighbors Allege Spike In Crime

Neighborhoods close to the fairgrounds have become targets of vandals, and some think state fairgoers are to blame for a spike in crime.

09/01/2012

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Cops: Robber Pistol Whips Clerk, Police Search For 2 Suspects

St. Cloud police are looking for help finding the two men believed to be involved in a Thursday night robbery of a business on the 10 block of Wilson Avenue Northeast.

08/24/2012

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Opinion: President Obama Finally Comments On Hometown’s Murders

After months of criticism and complaining President Obama finally reacts to the horrific crime rate and record-breaking murder rate in Chicago.

08/15/2012

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Opinion: Obama Fails To Address Black America’s Disappointments With His Presidency

Many who supported Obama in 2008 did so because they believed that he would help black Americans. The criticism four years later is that having a black president in the White House hasn’t helped African Americans at all.

08/09/2012

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2 Mpls. Nightclubs Could Get Liquor Licenses Pulled

City staffers in Minneapolis are recommending pulling the liquor licenses of both Envy and Bootleggers to help curb crime on the weekends. The clubs are located along North First Avenue in the Warehouse District.

08/08/2012

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Former Viking Michael Bennett Pleads Guilty To Fraud

Former Minnesota Viking Michael Bennett has pleaded guilty to his role in a South Florida tax refund and identity theft scheme.

08/07/2012

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Police Working To Make Lake Street Light Rail Safer

Crime is a serious issue at one stop on the light rail. And police have a new tactic to stop it.

08/07/2012

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Good Question: Are We More Violent Than Before?

From the movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colo. to Sunday’s temple attack outside Milwaukee, Wis. — two mass shootings in two weeks have raised a lot of Good Questions.

08/06/2012

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‘Stop The Violence’ Fundraiser Held In North Minneapolis

Some people living in North Minneapolis came together on Saturday to say they’re tired of violence. A carwash was held at Farview Park to bring attention to the problems. The group Young Just-Us, made up of young men and women from the Northside, sponsored the event.

08/04/2012

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Plymouth Police: Lock Your Cars, Deter Crime

Plymouth police are asking residents to keep their garages and cars locked and to beware of suspicious activity after two adults and three juveniles were arrested Thursday morning for entering unlocked cars.

08/03/2012

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Opinion: Media Covers Up Violence Of Flash Mobs

Flash mobs were once innocent social experiments, but now are all too often racial attacks. Unfortunately, the media continues to paint a rosy picture and fails to report the violence and crime they cause.

08/02/2012

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