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St. Paul Police Unveil New Crime Lab

The St. Paul Police Department showed off its new and improved crime lab Thursday. Last year, the lab came under fire and suspended drug testing after defense attorneys challenged the lab’s work in several Dakota County drug cases.

08/15/2013

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Sheriff: 8 Hurt After Bull Gets Loose At Dakota Co. Fairgrounds

Police and medical crews are at the Dakota County fairgrounds after a bull reportedly got loose and trampled fair-goers.

08/07/2013

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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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2 St. Paul Residents Killed In Dakota Co. Crash

Two people were killed in a car crash in Dakota County Saturday afternoon. According to the State Patrol, 21-year-old Lui Thein was driving southbound on Hwy 52, just north of Cannon Falls. When turning eastbound onto 280th Street, Thein didn’t yield to northbound traffic and was broadsided 23-year-old Christina Chen of Rochester.

07/27/2013

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2 Charged In Large Cocaine, Meth Bust In Dakota Co.

Two men have been charged after 6 pounds of cocaine and over 2 pounds of methamphetamine were recovered in Inver Grove Heights Tuesday, according to the Dakota County Attorney’s Office.

07/25/2013

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Charges: Man Went To Bar, Left 4-Year-Old At Home

A 47-year-old Burnsville man was charged with neglect of a child after police say he left his 4-year-old daughter at home so he could go to the bar.

07/24/2013

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Finding Minnesota: The Little Log House Pioneer Village

It was a sad time for fans of onion rings, cheeseburgers and hot rods when Porky’s closed in 2011.

07/23/2013

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St. Paul Man Acquitted Of Murder Charges Against Police Officers

A 41-year-old West St. Paul man accused of shooting at two police officers after a fight at his home in March of 2012 was acquitted of murder charges, but was found guilty on felony assault charges, Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom announced Wednesday.

07/17/2013

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Man Charged In Duck Hunting Shooting Incident

A 48-year-old Vadnais Heights man has been charged with allegedly shooting at a fellow duck hunter in in the area of Spring Lake near Hastings, the Dakota County Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday.

07/09/2013

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Man, 26, Dies After ATV Crash In Dakota County

Authorities said a 26-year-old man who was critically hurt in an ATV crash on the Fourth of July died Monday at Regions Hospital. The Dakota County Sheriff’s Office responded to the crash at about 5:07 p.m. Thursday near the area of 180th Street and Goodwin Avenue.

07/08/2013

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Man Critically Hurt In Dakota County ATV Crash

A 26-year-old man was critically injured after crashing his all-terrain vehicle in Dakota County Thursday afternoon. Isaac James Lucking was traveling east on 180 Street near Goodwin Avenue when he lost control of the ATV.

07/05/2013

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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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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Small-Town Ballpark: Miesville

In the summer months, small towns in Minnesota are brightened by the sights and sounds of townball. Amateur baseball has been a tradition in this state for almost a century, and for some towns the ballparks themselves are as much an attraction as the game.

06/06/2013

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Police: Woman, 32, Killed In Dakota County Crash

Authorities said a 32-year-old Inver Grove Heights woman was killed Thursday in a two-crash in Dakota County. The Dakota County Sheriff’s Office identified the victim Friday as Angela Nicole Wear.

05/31/2013

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Dakota Co. Man Charged With Drunk-Driving Death Of Friend

A Hampton Township man was charged Friday with three counts of criminal vehicular homicide in connection with a car crash last November. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, 27-year-old Keri James Gesme was driving his pickup truck on Hwy 50 at speeds between 83 and 106 miles per hour on Nov. 8, 2012.

05/24/2013

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