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Lawmakers Cited For Making Out Pay Fines But Dispute ReportThe two Minnesota lawmakers cited for allegedly "making out" in a car at a regional park said they paid their fines Friday and would not file a complaint with the Dakota County Sheriff's Office, but stood by their contention that the park ranger's account was wrong.
2 Men Charged With Credit Card Fraud After Stealing Almost $5.5KTwo men have been charged with identify theft and fraud after using fraudulent credit cards in nine metro area cities.
Illinois Man Found Guilty Of Murder In Death Of Iowa WomanAlmost a year after he was charged, a judge found 40-year-old Timothy McVay guilty of the murder of Carrie Olsen Friday afternoon.
Dakota County Goes High Tech To Fight CrimeThe Dakota County Sheriff's Office has created a Electronic Crimes Task Force, dedicated to solving crimes on the Internet, such as a recent "swatting" incident in Woodbury. Captain Jim Rogers says the problem continues to grow and change. "Back in 2003, a 20 or 40 gigabyte hard drive was big, now we are talking about terabyte hard drives," Rogers said.
Propane Tank Explodes Near Rosemount School, No InjuriesNo injuries are reported after a propane tank on a fiery truck exploded near a Rosemount elementary school. Rosemount Police Chief Mitch Scott says the tank exploded just before 3:30 p.m. Thursday at a construction site near the city's downtown.
2 Die, 2 Injured In Head-On Crash Near HastingsDakota County Sheriff-elect Tim Leslie says a car crossed the center line on Ravenna Trail in a residential area south of Hastings and collided with an SUV just before 4 p.m. Thursday.
State Patrol: 1 Dead, 3 Hurt In Dakota County Rollover CrashOne person was killed and three others were hurt in a rollover crash involving four teenagers Wednesday night in the south Twin Cities metro, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
Woman Gets Nearly 5 Years In Crash That Killed MotorcyclistA 45-year-old Lakeville woman was sentenced to nearly five years in prison on Wednesday for driving drunk in a June 2013 crash that killed a 29-year-old motorcyclist.
Dakota County Hosts Basketball Benefit For Fallen Police OfficersFamilies of fallen police officers will benefit from a basketball tournament in Dakota County Saturday. This year the family of St. Paul Officer Josh Lynaugh is benefiting from the game. According to the Pioneer Press, Lynaugh suffered a heart attack in early February after an on-duty-foot chase.
Police Warn Of Caller Impersonating Dakota Co. DeputyAuthorities are warning the public after receiving numerous reports of a man attempting to impersonate a Dakota County deputy sheriff.
Cops, Lawmakers Not Seeing Eye-To-Eye On Medical Marijuana The fight over legalizing medical marijuana in Minnesota again faces fierce opposition from law enforcement agencies. Gov. Mark Dayton has said he won't support a law unless police departments sign off on it first.
State Patrol: Alcohol Detected In Fatal Rollover Crash Near ElkoAn 18-year-old woman was killed and two others were hurt in a rollover crash Saturday morning on Interstate 35 south of the Twin Cities, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Authorities responded to the crash at about 3:32 a.m. Saturday on I-35 near Elko.
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