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Metro Coach Pleads Guilty To Sexually Assaulting 13-Year-Old Girls

A former Twin Cities coach accused of luring two 13-year-old girls to his Burnsville home and sexually assaulting them last September pleaded guilty to charges on Wednesday.

02/11/2015

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Charges: Rosemount Man Swindled Money From Renters

A 41-year-old Rosemount homeowner is accused of swindling payments and security deposits from renters after telling them the room he was renting in his home was no longer available, according to charges filed Wednesday in Dakota County Court.

01/14/2015

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Charges: Man Passed Fake Checks At Twin Cities Target Stores

A 34-year-old Plymouth man is accused of leading a check fraud ring involving four other people and thousands of dollars in fake checks being passed at Twin Cities Target stores, according to charges filed in Dakota County Court.

01/07/2015

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Charges: Woman Swindled From Employer To Fund Gambling Habit

A 49-year-old Inver Grove Heights woman is accused of swindling money from her employer to support a gambling addiction, according to charges filed Wednesday in Dakota County Court.

01/07/2015

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Man Sentenced To 9 Years In Dakota County Drug Bust

A 45-year-old Inver Grove Heights man accused of running a large marijuana operation from his home three years ago was sentenced Tuesday to more than nine years in prison.

12/30/2014

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Charges: Pizza Delivery Man Stalked Burnsville Woman

A 31-year-old Apple Valley man who works as a pizza delivery carrier is accused of stalking a woman at her Burnsville residence, according to charges filed in Dakota County Court.

12/23/2014

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Trial For Accused Cop Killer Set For January 2015

The man accused of shooting and killing a Mendota Heights police officer is expected in Dakota County Court on Wednesday. Brian Fitch Sr. was captured in July after an eight-hour manhunt. He’s accused of killing Officer Scott Patrick during a traffic stop.

11/26/2014

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Charges: 2 Hastings Men Prostituted Girl For Marijuana

Two Hastings men are accused of prostituting an underage girl as a form of payment in a drug deal, according to charges filed in Dakota County Court. William Dale Willis, 25, and Daniel Rashaun Gopie, 27, were each charged with two felony counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct in connection with the Sept. 21 incident.

11/06/2014

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Shakopee Teen Charged In Eagan Crash That Hurt Baby, 2 Others

A 17-year-old female from Shakopee has been charged in a July crash in Eagan that caused serious injuries to a 15-month old child and left two others hurt, according to the Dakota County Attorney’s Office. The female was charged with one felony count of criminal vehicular operation involving gross negligence and one misdemeanor count of careless driving in connection with the July 17 crash.

10/31/2014

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Accused Cop Killer Pleads Not Guilty

The man accused of killing a Mendota Heights police officer pleaded not guilty Monday morning, and his defense is seeking a change of venue because of the level of media coverage surrounding his case. The plea was entered by defense attorneys for Brian Fitch Sr. during a hearing in Dakota County Court.

10/20/2014

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Charges: West St. Paul Man Strangled Girlfriend To Death

A 28-year-old West St. Paul man is accused of strangling his girlfriend to death after she ended her relationship with him in August, according to charges filed in Dakota County Court. Marc Amouri Bakambia has been charged with one count of first-degree murder and three counts of second-degree murder and second-degree murder in connection with the Aug. 10 incident.

10/17/2014

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Charges: Hastings Man Threatens Another In Brother’s Death

A 33-year-old Hastings man is accused of threatening to kill another man at a Walmart in late September who he believes killed his brother, according to charges filed in Dakota County Court. Jeremy John Reuter was charged with one felony count of terroristic threats in connection with the Sept. 27 incident.

10/07/2014

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Charges: Bridal Store Worker Stole Woman’s Credit Card Info

A 48-year-old bridal store worker is accused of stealing credit card information from a shopper and using it in at least four other stores, according to charges filed Wednesday in Dakota County Court. Lucinda Noyola Alsides of St. Paul was charged with one count of financial transaction card fraud in connection with the incidents, which took place between June and July.

10/01/2014

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Lawyers: Accused Cop Killer Will Plead Not Guilty

The defense team for the man accused of killing a Mendota Heights police officer said he intends to plead not guilty. Brian Fitch appeared at an arraignment Thursday morning in Dakota County. The 39-year-old Fitch is accused of fatally shooting Officer Scott Patrick during a traffic stop July 30 in West St. Paul.

09/25/2014

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Minnesota Man Charged In Strangling Death

A West St. Paul man is being held on $1.5 million bond in the strangling death of his girlfriend. Marc Bakambia was charged Monday with second-degree intentional murder in Dakota County court in the August death of 24-year-old Dorothy Redd.

09/16/2014

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Charges: Man Threatens Neighbors With Gun Over Parking Space

An 85-year old West St. Paul man is accused of threatening to shoot his neighbors over an ongoing dispute about a parking space, according to charges filed Wednesday in Dakota County Court. James Clayton Mattaini was charged with one felony count of making terroristic threats in connection with the incident, which happened Saturday in West St. Paul.

06/04/2014

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Charges: Man Used Tow Truck To Steal, Scrap Cars

A 50-year-old Minneapolis man is accused of using a tow truck to steal vehicles across the Twin Cities over the course of four months and scrap the cars for money, according to charges filed Wednesday in Dakota County Court.

05/22/2014

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Charges: Ex-Employee Tried To Rob Business After Previous Accusation

An 18-year-old Eagan man is accused of robbing a business where he previously worked after being accused of robbing the business in the past, according to charges filed in Dakota County Court.

05/02/2014

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Day Care Provider Gets 30 Days In Jail, Community Service In Baby’s Death

A 46-year-old Farmington day care provider was sentenced Tuesday in connection with the July 2012 death of a 3-month-old at her in-home day care. Rebecca Lynn Graupmann was sentenced to 30 days in jail, 80 hours of community service and issued a $500 fine in the death of Kaiden Robert Staebell.

04/15/2014

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Charges: Man Pulls Gun After Losing Cribbage Game

A 60-year-old Rosemount man is accused of pulling a gun on another man after losing in a game of cribbage, according to charges filed Wednesday in Dakota County Court. Peter Eldon Kvam was charged with second-degree assault and one count of terroristic threats in connection with the incident

03/26/2014

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Charges: South St. Paul Man Threatened Officers On Twitter

A 20-year-old South St. Paul man is accused of threatening to kill police and at least one officer with the Minnesota State Patrol on social media, according to charges filed Thursday in Dakota County Court. Harrison William Rund was charged with felony terroristic threats in connection with the incident, which happened on Tuesday after receiving a speeding ticket.

02/06/2014

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Woman Accused Of Threatening Hospital Rampage

A 34-year-old Hastings woman is accused of threatening to shoot up a Burnsville hospital, leading to a lockdown late last week, according to charges filed Monday in Dakota County Court. Katrina Evelyn Schanus was charged with one count of terroristic threats in connection with the Jan. 30 incident.

02/04/2014

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Charges: Man Abused Child, 2, Over Toileting Accident

A 23-year-old man is accused of abusing a 2-year-old child with scorching hot water in a bath tub after a toilet training accident last week in West St. Paul, according to charges filed Monday in Dakota County Court. Hardel Harrison Sherrell was charged two counts of malicious punishment of a child in connection with the Jan. 24 incident.

02/04/2014

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Man Gets 5 Years In Burnsville Hostage Case

A 31-year-old Burnsville man was sentenced to 60 months in prison in Dakota County Court Friday for a September incident where he took two people hostage inside a gas station.

12/27/2013

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Man Pleads Guilty To Taking 2 Hostage In Gas Station

Ariel Luis Barnett pleaded guilty Friday in Dakota County Court to two counts of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, two counts of kidnapping to commit great bodily harm and one count of a firearm violation for a convicted felon.

12/20/2013

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