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Farmington Man Charged With Careless Driving After Fatal Crash

A Farmington man has been charged with one count of careless driving after he allegedly caused a crashed that resulted in the death of his passenger, according to the Dakota County Attorney’s office. Thirty-two-year-old Saloman Galacia Adorno was driving on southbound Highway 77 in Apple Valley on Dec. 2, 2012, when witnesses saw him swerve slightly to right and then abruptly to the left. As a result of this over-correction, Adorno’s GMC Savana van hit the guardrail and crash cushion around the bridge pillar at McAndrews Road.

08/16/2013

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Burnsville Man Accused Of Collecting Welfare After Winning $20K

Investigators in Dakota County say a man hit it big at a casino and continued to take in welfare checks. Jin Park of Burnsville is accused of winning nearly $240,000 at Mystic Lake Casino in Prior Lake, and then took in around $7,000 in government money. Park claims he has already spent the money, but Dakota County Attorney Jim Backstrom says not reporting the winnings is a crime, and they will try to prosecute.

08/05/2013

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Mpls. Man Charged With Stealing Hundreds Of Hydrocodone Pills

A Minneapolis man was charged Tuesday with felony theft and felony possession of a controlled substance after he allegedly stole hundreds of Hydrocodone pills from the pharmacy where he worked.

07/26/2013

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So. St. Paul Police Sergeant Charged With DWI, Fleeing Cop

A South St. Paul Police sergeant was charged Friday with two counts of fourth-degree driving while impaired, one count of criminal damage to property and one count of fleeing a peace officer after a run in with Rosemount Police earlier this week. According to the Dakota County Attorney’s office, 26-year-old Cory Michael Slifko fled from a Rosemount Police officer who was attempting to pull him over around 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning.

06/14/2013

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Apple Valley Man Faces 1st-Degree Murder In Pregnant Wife’s Death

A 36-year-old Apple Valley man has been indicted for allegedly killing his pregnant wife.

04/23/2013

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Man Convicted Despite Evidence Connected To St. Paul Crime Lab

A Minneapolis man has been found guilty on drug charges in Dakota County despite the fact that the substances connected with his crimes were initially tested by the troubled St. Paul Police Crime Lab.

03/18/2013

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Charges Won’t Be Filed In Teen’s Death From Arrow

Authorities said Thursday that criminal charges won’t be filed against the teen that shot and killed his best friend with a bow-and-arrow, calling the incident an accident.

03/07/2013

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Woman Gets 180 Days After Pleading Guilty To Child Porn Charges

A 24-year-old Hastings woman pleaded guilty Friday to possessing child porn and endangering a 5-year-old child used in the making of child porn, the Dakota County Attorney’s Office says.

03/01/2013

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Former Student Teacher Gets 30 Days For Sending Nude Photo

A former student teacher received a 30 day jail sentence Tuesday after pleading guilty last year to sending a naked photo of herself to a 17-year-old Inver Grove Heights student, authorities say.

02/12/2013

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Charges: Hastings Man Abused Child, 5, Made Child Porn

Two 24-year-olds from Hastings face charges for allegedly abusing and neglecting the abuse of a 5-year-old relative and using the child in making pornography, the Dakota County Attorney’s Office announced Friday.

10/26/2012

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8 Juveniles, 1 Adult Charged In Apple Valley Grad Party Fight

Eight juveniles and one adult have been charged in a fight that broke out in a June 1, 2012 graduation party in Apple Valley, according to the Dakota County Attorney’s Office.

07/10/2012

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Charges: St. Paul Man Sexually Assaulted Vulnerable Adult

A Burnsville foster care facility worker has been accused of sexually assaulting an 18-year-old vulnerable woman, according to the Dakota County Attorney’s Office.

03/30/2012

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Dakota County Attorney By Day, Elvis By Night?

When you think of Elvis impersonators, Las Vegas probably comes to mind. However, there’s one here in Minnesota whose performance – and day job – is surprising audiences.

02/17/2012

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St. Paul Man Charged In Hastings Armed Robbery

A 38-year-old St. Paul man has been charged Tuesday in connection with the Jan. 20, 2010 armed robbery of the AmericInn Hotel in Hastings, according to the Dakota County Attorney’s Office.

01/25/2011

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