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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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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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