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Officials: Hennepin Co. Sheriff’s Son Charged With Criminal Damage

The adult son of a Hennepin County sheriff is facing charges of criminal damage to property in a Hennepin Co. park. Ryan James Stanek, 21, has been charged with three counts of criminal damage to property in the third degree.

07/21/2014

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Man Charged With Murder In Connection With Missing Iowa Woman

A man was charged in connection to the murder of a woman whose body was found in Ravenna Township early this April. Timothy McVay, 39, has been charged with first degree murder and concealment of a homicidal death by the Illinois State’s Attorney’s Office, according to Dakota County officials.

07/18/2014

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South St. Paul Man Charged For Allegedly Assaulting 15-Month Old

A South St. Paul, Minn. man has been charged for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend’s 15-month old toddler while she was at work. LaMar James Crump, 21, has been charged with one felony count each of first degree assault and malicious punishment of a child. According to police, officers responded to call around 6:10 a.m. Thursday of a child being unresponsive in an apartment in South St. Paul.

06/30/2014

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Charges Expected In Death Of Minnesota Student

Prosecutors in Dakota County plan to charge two people in the death of a University of Minnesota student who went missing last fall. The body of AnaRae Schunk was found in a ditch south of Minneapolis, days after she was last seen at a Burnsville bar on Sept. 22 with her ex-boyfriend and another woman.

06/26/2014

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MDA: Potentially Deadly Weed Growing In Minnesota

There’s a potentially deadly weed growing in Minnesota. Now, the Department of Agriculture is asking for your help in identifying and eliminating it. It’s called Grecian foxglove and there’s concern the leafy portions could be mistaken for lettuce, and it can be lethal to humans and livestock.

06/23/2014

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Funnel Clouds Spotted Over Dakota County

If you live in the southern Twin Cities metropolitan area, you may have heard the sirens go off. There were several reports of a funnel cloud in the sky. A number of viewers reported seeing funnel clouds at around 1 p.m.

06/23/2014

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Charges Dismissed For Ex-Lawyer Accused Of Setting Woman On Fire

All charges have been dismissed for a 61-year-old former lawyer accused of setting his girlfriend on fire earlier this year.

06/16/2014

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Tree Trimmer Allegedly Threatens Man With Chainsaw

A tree trimmer is being charged with allegedly chasing a man with a chainsaw while working in Lakeville, Minn. earlier this month. Jason Warren Schultz, 34, of Little Falls, Minn., faces one count of second-degree assault. On June 4, police responded to a call about two men fighting around 5 p.m. in the 16700 block of Jalisco Terrace.

06/13/2014

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4 Arrested In Connection With Dakota Co. Marijuana Grow Operation

Dakota County officials arrested four individuals in connection with a marijuana grow operation in cities throughout Dakota and Scott Counties. Thi An Mac, 31, of Burnsville; Nghia Hoang Nguyen, 31, of St. Paul; Trang Uyen Mac, 35, of Burnsville, and Trung Van Nguyen, 39, of Apple Valley,  were charged each with one count of conspiracy to commit controlled substance crime in the second and third degree.

06/02/2014

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Cops: Man Threatened To Shoot Neighbor Teaching Daughter To Ride A Bike

A 61-year-old Minnesota man in the south metro admitted last week to pointing a shotgun at his neighbor for how he was teaching his daughter to ride a bike.

06/02/2014

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Anglers Open Minnesota Trout Fishing Season

After the long, cold, snowy winter it would be hard to blame anyone for avoiding weekend chores and picking up a fishing pole, and that’s what thousands of eager Minnesota anglers did on Saturday. The annual trout fishing season got underway Saturday under cloudy, yet mild conditions.

04/12/2014

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Teen Sentenced For Shooting Death Of West St. Paul Man

A St. Paul teen was sentenced Wednesday to more than 23 years in prison for the shooting death of a West St. Paul man in January of 2013, according to the Dakota County Attorney’s office. Donovan Michael Diego, 19, was convicted of second-degree intentional murder in connection with the death of 31-year-old David-Reyes-Galvan on January 11, 2013. Diego, who was 16 at the time of the crime, were indicted by a Dakota County grand jury last October alongside Cristino Andres Rosario and Malik Jamal Alize Farmer.

04/09/2014

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Body Found In Rural Minn. ID’ed As Iowa Woman

A Minnesota medical examiner has identified the body of a missing Iowa woman found in a rural area near Minneapolis over the weekend.

04/08/2014

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Woman’s Body Found In Rural Dakota County

Authorities are investigating after a woman’s body was found Saturday, in a wooded area in rural Dakota County.

04/07/2014

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Dakota County Hosts Basketball Benefit For Fallen Police Officers

Families 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.

04/05/2014

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Man Who Died After Falling Through Ice In Burnsville ID’d

The man who died after falling through the ice at Sunset Pond in Burnsville has been identified.

04/02/2014

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Patrol: 3 College Students Dead, 2 Injured After Semi And SUV Collide

Three college students died Friday afternoon south of the Twin Cities metro when an SUV collided with a semi on icy roads, officials say. The crash happened at the intersection of Highway 3 and County Road 47 near Northfield, Minn., just before 3 p.m., according to a crash report.

02/28/2014

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Roseville Woman Dies In Dakota County Crash

A 39-year-old woman died Monday after suffering injuries from a two-car crash in Dakota County. The Dakota County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were sent around 7:54 p.m. on Jan. 31 to the area of 160th Street and Barbara Avenue on a report of a crash.

02/04/2014

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Northfield Woman Convicted Of Animal Cruelty Gets Jail

A Dakota County dog kennel owner accused of drowning puppies has been sentenced to a month in jail.

01/17/2014

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Former Eagan Coach Cleared Of Swindling $30K

A former Eagan coach was cleared of six felony counts of theft by swindle in a Dakota County court Friday. Kurt Bruce Virgin, 61, was accused in May 2012 of swindling Independent School District 196 of almost $30,000, according to the Dakota County Attorney’s office. All six counts were dismissed on Friday. Virgin had worked during the summers as a coach at two basketball camps and one soccer camp.

12/20/2013

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Police: Couple May Face Charges After Going To Bar, Leaving Baby In Car

The parents of a 3-month-old baby could face neglect charges after deputies say they found the infant in a car outside a bar. Witnesses told officers the parents were in the Red Diamond Saloon in Randolph for around 45 minutes last month.

12/12/2013

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Dakota Co. Man, 27, Pleads Guilty To Drunken Crash That Killed 1

A 27-year-old Hampton Township man has pleaded guilty in connection to a deadly crash that killed a 27-year-old Canon Falls man, according to the Dakota County Attorney’s Office.

12/09/2013

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Minn. Woman Convicted Of Animal Cruelty

A Dakota County dog kennel owner accused of drowning puppies has been convicted of felony animal cruelty. A jury on Friday convicted 62-year-old Dayna Bell of Northfield on 13 counts. She was acquitted on one count.

11/08/2013

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Minn. Teller Sentenced For Stealing $95K

A woman has been sentenced for stealing $95,000 from a Lakeville bank where she worked as a teller.

10/02/2013

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Man’s Body Pulled From MN River Under Mendota Bridge

The Dakota County Sheriff’s Deputies recovered a body Friday afternoon from the Minnesota River underneath the Mendota Bridge. Authorities turned the body of a Caucasian male over to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office for identification.

08/23/2013

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