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Mom Sentenced For Drinking, Driving With Kids In Car

A Rochester mom was sentenced Wednesday to one year of probation and less than a week in jail after pleading guilty to drinking, driving and crashing with her five kids in the car, officials say.

01/16/2013

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Charges: Part Owner Sold Drugs In Bursville Business

A man believed to be part owner of a Burnsville business has been charged with selling drugs inside the establishment.

01/14/2013

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Police Arrest Man After Inver Grove Heights Standoff

Police have arrested a 20-year-old Joseph John Gallahue after a nearly 6-hour standoff in Inver Grove Heights.

12/28/2012

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Dakota County District Judge Arrested For DWI

St. Paul police have arrested Dakota County District Judge Michael Vann Sovis on suspicion of drunken driving after smashing into three parked cars on Christmas Eve.

12/27/2012

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Right-To-Die Group Wants Minn. Charges Dismissed

Members of a national right-to-die group are challenging Minnesota’s assisted-suicide law, saying it violates constitutional rights to freedom of speech and freedom of association.

12/18/2012

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Shots Fired During Argument Between Duck Hunters

Police are investigating after two parties of duck hunters got into an argument that led to shots being fired.

11/29/2012

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Charges: Man Robbed Aunt’s Jewels While She Was In Hospital

A 21-year-old Richfield man faces a felony theft charge after allegedly stealing jewelry from his aunt and pawning it for $1,000 in March, according to a criminal complaint filed last week in Dakota County.

10/24/2012

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Man Charged With Riding Motorcycle With Kids, 3 & 5

A Mendota Heights, Minn. man has been charged with a gross misdemeanor after officers say they spotted him driving a motorcycle with two small children aboard.

09/19/2012

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Mother To Be Sentenced For Letting Toddler Die

The 19-year-old Minnesota mother accused of failing to get medical help for her toddler will be sentenced Thursday morning.

09/12/2012

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Patrol: Man In Critical Condition After Pickup Drives Under Semi Trailer

A 31-year-old Apple Valley man is in critical condition after his pickup truck rear-ended a semi Tuesday afternoon in Dakota County, the State Patrol says.

09/04/2012

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Second Case Of New Flu Strain Confirmed

Minnesota health officials say another case of a new flu strain linked to an animal market in Dakota County has been confirmed.

08/29/2012

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County Attorneys Meet With St. Paul Police Chief To Discuss Crime Lab Problems

The Dakota, Ramsey and Washington county attorneys have met with St. Paul’s police chief to discuss issues relating to how the St. Paul Crime Lab handles narcotics cases.

08/20/2012

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Woman Charged With Careless Driving In Dakota County Fatal Crash

A 64-year-old woman is accused of careless driving in crash last October that killed one person in rural Dakota County, according to court charges filed on Tuesday.

08/14/2012

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Cops: Man Beat Up Boy Over Ding Dong Ditch

Fed up with being “ding dong ditched,” a 45-year-old Farmington man allegedly tackled a juvenile into a fence and then punched the boy up to five times, leaving the juvenile with a separated shoulder, police say.

08/08/2012

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Firefighters Knock Down Fire At Dakota Co. Gun Range

Multiple fire departments battled a fire Tuesday night at a Dakota County business, authorities said.

07/31/2012

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Man Pleads Guilty To Stealing From Burn Victim’s Fund

A 44-year-old South St. Paul man was sentenced as a career criminal Monday after pleading guilty to various crimes, including stealing money from a fund set up to help his teenage nephew, who was intentionally set on fire.

07/30/2012

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Welfare Case Against Father Who Abandoned Son Closed

The child welfare case against a Lakeville, Minn. dad who abandoned his 11-year-old son last year has been closed.

07/24/2012

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Dakota Co. Asks Public’s Help Identifying Man

Authorities in Dakota County are asking the public’s help in identifying a man who snapped more than 50 photographs of young girls in their swim suits over the weekend.

07/18/2012

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Motorcyclist Runs Off Road, Dies

A motorcyclist is dead after running off the road at Highway 3 and 160th Street West in Dakota County.

07/15/2012

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Police: Man Enters Dakota County Building With Fake Gun

Officials in Dakota County said a building in the east Twin Cities metro was put on lockdown Thursday morning after a man was spotted with a gun, police said.

07/12/2012

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Farmington Woman Foils Anti-Drunk Driving Device

A thirty-four-year-old Farmington woman was arrested last Tuesday night in Dakota County and charged with her fourth DWI.

06/18/2012

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Teen Charged In Stolen Car Crash

A teenager has been charged with stealing a car in Rochester and leading police on a chase in Dakota County that ended with a crash into a Hastings area residence.

06/18/2012

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Charges: Woman Swindled $183K From Employer

A Burnsville woman allegedly stole more than $183,000 from her employer over the course of five years, funding her children’s athletic fees, paying for her utilities and more, according to a criminal complaint filed in Dakota County.

06/15/2012

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Police Arrest Man In Stolen Car After Chase, Crash

Police say a man stole a car in Rochester, led police on a chase in Dakota County, and ended up crashing into a residence in the Hastings area.

06/14/2012

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Charges: Prostitute Extorted John For $11,600

A Hopkins woman is accused of trying to extort money from a man she allegedly prostituted herself to after the two met on Live Links.

05/30/2012

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