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Farmington Student Talks Volunteering In Africa Ahead Of We Day

As school districts gear up for a new year, many across Minnesota are also getting ready for the return of We Day. It hits the Xcel Energy Center on Nov. 12.

08/27/2014

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Ex-Police Officer Waives Hearing In Suitcase Slaying

A former police officer accused of killing two women and hiding their remains in a pair of suitcases is headed to trial after waiving his preliminary hearing in southern Wisconsin. Steven Zelich is charged with first-degree homicide and hiding a corpse in Kenosha County, where he’s accused of killing Jenny Gamez, of Cottage Grove, Oregon.

08/15/2014

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Farmington Likes Idea Of Filling In For Capitol

The suburban city of Farmington is offering itself up as a temporary fill-in for the state Capitol. State Rep. Pat Garofalo says his city would be perfect to host a special legislative session to address spring flooding damage.

07/17/2014

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Charges: Man Left His iPod In Truck He Burglarized, Set On Fire

A 23-year-old Farmington man faces arson and theft charges after police say he left an iPod in a truck he burglarized and set on fire. Glenn Adam Smith is charged with one count of arson and one count of theft, stemming from an incident last Wednesday.

07/14/2014

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Suitcase Bodies Suspect Dodged Discipline As Cop

The suspect in the deaths of two women whose bodies were found in suitcases dumped along a rural Wisconsin highway resigned his job as a police officer to avoid discipline amid allegations of stalking, lying and abuse of power, according to personnel records released Wednesday.

07/09/2014

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Bond Set At $1M For Ex-Cop In Suitcase Deaths

Two women found dead in suitcases along a Wisconsin highway may have died accidentally, perhaps during consensual sex, the defense attorney for the former police officer suspected in their deaths said Friday. Steven Zelich, a 52-year-old security officer, is charged with two counts of hiding a corpse.

06/27/2014

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Police Arrest Man In Connection With Grisly Find

Wisconsin police have arrested a 52-year-old man almost three weeks after human remains were found in suitcases, and investigators identified one victim as a missing Minnesota woman. Town of Geneva police Chief Steven Hurley said in a statement the man was arrested Wednesday. The news release didn’t elaborate on the man’s suspected role.

06/25/2014

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St. Paul Schools To Hand Out iPads To Students

The St. Paul school district plans to hand out iPads to all students in the next school year. That year, the district sought and won voter approval of a $9 million-per-year technology initiative that was to create a “teaching and learning platform,” or Facebook-like webpage, through which teachers and students could interact, according to the Star Tribune. Its proponents insisted that the initiative was not about supplying devices to students.

05/31/2014

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Charges: Man Drunk While Mud-Covered Kids Played Alone In Hotel Parking Lot

A Farmington man has been charged after three young children he was taking care of were found playing alone in a hotel parking lot, covered in mud, according to the Dakota County Attorney’s Office. Benjamin Edward Barsness, 31, faces gross misdemeanor charges of child neglect and child endangerment in connection to the May 24, 2014 incident.

05/29/2014

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Man Killed In Crash Near Red Wing After High-Speed Chase

A 24-year-old man is dead after an early morning crash in Red Wing, Minn. The Minnesota State Patrol said the accident happened just off Highway 61 on Cannon River Avenue.

05/25/2014

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Day Care Provider Gets 30 Days In Jail, Community Service In Baby’s Death

A 46-year-old Farmington day care provider was sentenced Tuesday in connection with the July 2012 death of a 3-month-old at her in-home day care. Rebecca Lynn Graupmann was sentenced to 30 days in jail, 80 hours of community service and issued a $500 fine in the death of Kaiden Robert Staebell.

04/15/2014

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ICYMI: High School Sports Rally For April 4, 2014

The winter sports season is over, and the spring sports season is in a fight with Mother Nature.

04/04/2014

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College Student Making Strides After Being Hit By Car

Last fall, a driver hit 22-year-old Bekka Peterson and a friend as they got out of a taxi on Grand Avenue, not far from the University of St. Thomas. When Bekka’s parents arrived at the hospital, the sight of their daughter was overwhelming. “They told us to prepare for her to most likely be in a vegetative state, to decide how long to leave her in that state, what was best for her and the family,” said Bekka’s mother, Susan.

03/14/2014

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Farmington Students Collect More Than $6K In Coins To Help Kids In Kenya

Thousands of students across Minnesota have been collecting coins since last fall with one thought in mind: They want to help build schools for children in other countries who have no access to education.

02/25/2014

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Charges: Farmington Man Accused Of Shaking, Injuring Baby

A 29-year-old Farmington man has been accused of violently shaking a 5-month-old child in late January, according to the Dakota County Attorney’s Office.

02/17/2014

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