Crime

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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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Graffiti Removed From Mpls Landmark

A popular Twin Cities landmark is clean again. On Sunday, the Spoon and Cherry at the Walker Sculpture Garden was vandalized

04/23/2012

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Man Takes Rosemount Police on 110 MPH Chase

Last week, a suspected drunken driver was pulled over by Rosemount police, only to flee and take officers on a 110 mph chase.

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Lab Tests: ND Patrol Captain Was Over Legal Limit

Lab tests show that a North Dakota Highway Patrol captain arrested in Minnesota allegedly had a blood alcohol level nearly twice that state’s legal limit for driving.

04/17/2012

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Wis. Couple To Enter Pleas In Starved Girl Case

A husband and wife accused of torturing and starving the man’s teenage daughter and forcing her to live in their basement are expected to enter pleas in court.

04/16/2012

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Mpls. Police Ponder 8 P.M. Curfew After Youth Mob Attacks

There have been six mob attacks, in all, since February. Now, Police are now wondering if an 8 o’clock curfew keeping anyone 17 and under from two downtown streets will stop the violence.

03/31/2012

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Is This The Smoking Gun In The Trayvon Martin Saga?

Does George Zimmerman appear to be unscathed in this police video?

03/29/2012

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City Of Eyes: Your Camera May Help Mpls Police Fight Crime

Minneapolis police are the first in the country to merge two technologies to help officers fight crime.

03/19/2012

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Oil Boom Creating Dark Side Of Industry In North Dakota

The headlines we usually hear from North Dakota’s oil boom are about all of the jobs and the big money to be made. Now, we are hearing about the dark side of the boom.

02/23/2012

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