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Police Seek Public’s Help In Finding Person Who Threw A Rock Onto I-35W

The Minnesota State Patrol is asking for the public’s help in locating the person who they believe tossed a large rock off an overpass in Duluth Sunday night. According to police, 22-year-old Matthew Fijalkiewicz, of Superior, Wis., was driving southbound on Interstate 35W near milepost 253 around 11:20 p.m.when a rock came through his windshield and struck him in the chest.

11/20/2014

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Duluth Man Gets 40 Years In Daughter’s Suffocation

A Duluth man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for suffocating his 1-year-old daughter out of frustration with her crying. Thirty-year-old Christopher Peterson received the maximum sentence Wednesday in St. Louis County court after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in October.

11/13/2014

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Duluth Methadone Clinic Cited For 22 Violations

Minnesota officials have found 22 licensing violations at a Duluth methadone clinic already operating a revoked license. State documents released Tuesday show the Lake Superior Treatment Center was cited for violations discovered during a review earlier this year.

11/12/2014

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Body-Cams Come To Minnesota’s Largest PD

The Minneapolis Police Department, the largest in Minnesota, has become the latest to equip its officers with body cameras in what officials say is an effort to improve transparency and hold police accountable. Thirty-six officers will test two camera models over the next several months, with plans to roll them out department-wide by late 2015.

11/09/2014

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22-Year-Old Woman Charged In Shootout

A 22-year-old woman accused of exchanging gunfire with sheriff’s deputies in northwestern Wisconsin is facing four felony charges.

11/03/2014

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Duluth Man To Serve 30 Years For Sexually Assaulting Preteen

The St. Louis County Attorney’s Office says a 49-year-old Duluth man has received the maximum sentence for sexually assaulting a preteen girl. On Monday, Joseph Edward Wilson — who was found guilty of two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct — was asked by the judge if he had anything to say before the sentencing. He did not, and the judge sentenced him to the statutory maximum 30-year sentence.

10/27/2014

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Duluth Man Pleads Guilty To Murdering 13-Month-Old Daughter

A 30-year-old Duluth man has pleaded guilty to suffocating his 13-month-old daughter to death, the St. Louis County Attorney’s Office announced. On Monday, Christopher Dennis Peterson pleaded guilty in State District Court to second-degree murder with the understanding that he will receive a 40-year prison sentence – the statutory maximum – in connection to the July 5 death of his daughter, Layna.

10/20/2014

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Wander Minnesota: Halloween in Minnesota

Halloween is almost here. Last week I took a look at not-so-scary Halloween events around the Twin Cities. This week, let’s take a look at a sampling of Halloween events around the state.

10/20/2014

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Wis. Man Held In Connection With Wife’s Shooting Death

A Wisconsin man was arrested Thursday in connection with the shooting death of his wife, who died in a Duluth hospital earlier this month. According to the Sawyer County Sherriff’s Office, 26-year-old Cade Clark was arrested Wednesday in Tomah, Wisconsin.

10/16/2014

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Dayton, Johnson Duel Over Vikings Stadium

In their first one-on-one debate of the campaign, two candidates for Minnesota governor squared off in Duluth Tuesday. Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and his Republican opponent, Jeff Johnson, turned up the heat on each other over which candidate better understands the struggles of middle class voters. But unexpectedly, another big issue just keeps coming back: the Vikings stadium.

10/14/2014

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Barring Change, 2-Way Governor Debate In Store

Something different is about to happen in a Minnesota governor’s race: A head-to-head debate. For the first time in at least four campaigns, the Democratic and Republican nominees were gearing up to go one-on-one.

10/14/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: 10-13-14 Dave Lee-The WCCO Morning News

Indigenous People’s Day was a busy one for Dave Lee. Click the link to listen back to some highlights from the show on THE PODCAST PAGE.

10/13/2014

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5 Charged In Killing Of 20-Year-Old In Superior

Five people have been charged in the killing of a 20-year-old man during an attempted robbery in Superior. WDIO-TV reports 17-year-old Chance Andrews is charged with felony murder and accused of shooting 20-year-old Garth Velin Tuesday evening.

10/04/2014

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Update: Duluth Police Find 14-Year-Old Girl Thought To Be Missing

Police in Duluth, Minn. located a 14-year-old girl who they were searching for Wednesday afternoon. According to police, Kaytlyn Rae Quintana left Denfeld High School in mini-van around 2:40 p.m. Wednesday.

10/01/2014

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McFadden And Franken Clash On Mining, Health Care

Democratic Sen. Al Franken and his Republican challenger Mike McFadden spent their first debate clashing over how to address problems in President Barack Obama’s health care law and mining on Minnesota’s Iron Range.

10/01/2014

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