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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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Mpls. Targets Reducing Downtown Sunday Night Crime

Two new Minneapolis city ordinances hope to crack down on downtown crime, specifically during weekend nights in the Warehouse District.

07/19/2012

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Police: Peavey Plaza Temporarily Closed, Arrests Up 300%

Peavey Plaza is being temporarily closed for cleaning and maintenance, according to the Minneapolis Police Department.

07/17/2012

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Mpls Police Chief Talks On The Costs Of Crime

It seems like a simple equation: more police on the streets equals less violence.

07/13/2012

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Opinion: Big Cities’ People-in-Power Don’t Understand Crime And Murder

For America’s big cities: the people who are supposed to have, need to have, and claim to have all the answers simply don’t have a clue.

07/11/2012

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Brooklyn Park Man Sentenced For Champlin Bank Robbery

A 21-year-old Brooklyn Park man was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in connection with the Oct. 26, 2011, armed robbery of the First Minnesota Bank in Champlin, Minn.

07/03/2012

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Mpls. Police Team Up With Sheriff’s Deputies To Manage Downtown Crowds

Starting Friday, Minneapolis Police and the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) are partnering up to tackle the problematic bar close hours in downtown Minneapolis.

06/29/2012

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Osakis Murderer Sentenced; Widower Calls For Punishment Reform

Widower Mike Fortenberry says the murder of his wife is proof that harsher punishments are needed against career criminals. Last year, Mike’s wife, Diane, a mother of two, stopped at home over lunch to leg her dog out.

06/12/2012

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St. Paul Man Charged With Grazing 8-Year-Old Boy

A 19-year-old St. Paul man faces six counts of second-degree assault in two different incidents, including one that left an 8-year-old boy grazed by a bullet as the little boy was outside playing.

06/08/2012

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Cops: Two Arrested In Connection With Cross Burning Incident

Two men have been arrested Wednesday in connection with a racially charged cross burning incident in Bemidji, police say.

06/06/2012

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Man Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison For Home Invasion, Rape

A 25-year-old man was sentenced today in Ramsey County Court to 20 years in prison for robbing a St. Paul couple in their home, and sexually assaulting the wife.

06/01/2012

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Mpls. Beef Up Police In Downtown

If you’re planning on partying downtown Minneapolis this summer, be prepared to see more police officers.

05/26/2012

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Police: Couple Laughed After Shaving Girl’s Head, Forcing Her To Run In Diaper

Fridley police say not only did Stephanie Broten and her boyfriend Darnell Landrum force Broten’s 12-year-old daughter to run outside in a diaper in front of nearly 100 onlookers, but the two laughed about it in the back of the squad car while getting arrested.

05/08/2012

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Mpls Man Sentenced For Distributing Child Pornography

A 55-year-old Minneapolis man was sentenced for distributing child pornography Tuesday in a federal court, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.

05/08/2012

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Increasing Crime: Car Thieves Hot For Hondas

Right now the city of St. Paul is seeing a rise in car thefts and they’re not alone. Just like other major cities, Hondas made in the 90s are the biggest target.

05/07/2012

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Mpls Woman Fends Off Attacker

A woman fended off a would-be attacker at the doorstep of her Minneapolis home, police say.

05/04/2012

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Garage Burglaries Surge In Lake Of The Isles Area

The area surrounding Lake of the Isles has seen a rash of garage burglaries in the past month, according to Minneapolis city officials.

05/04/2012

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Man Stole iPad To Buy Meth, Police Say

A 27-year-old man from Blaine has been charged with theft, after police said he stole an iPad in an effort to buy methamphetamine.

04/25/2012

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