Prosecutors say a Minnesota man accused of trying to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group told an informant he’d kill FBI agents if they tried to stop him, while another told friends he’d “spit on America” at the U.S.-Mexico border.
On Monday, prosecutors in Texas charged 170 members of rival motorcycle gangs with engaging in organized crime. So, how much of a threat are these biker gangs? Good Question.
A handful of brides in the Twin Cities are scrambling to find a new reception hall after the Fort Snelling Officer’s Club shut down due to heightened security. “Due to increased force protections, the Officer’s Club will remain closed until further notice,” the club’s voice message said.
Defenders of some Minnesota men accused of trying to join ISIS say the FBI entrapped them. The government charged four men and two of their friends with trying to go overseas: Mohamed Abdihamid Farah, 21; Adnan Abdihamid Farah, 19; Abdurahman Yasin Daud, 21; Zacharia Yusuf Abdurahman, 19; Hanad Mustafe Musse, 19; and Guled Ali Omar, 20.
A child care center in Minneapolis is closed while federal officials are investigating. Parents and children were turned away from the Salama Child Care Center on the 1400 block of Nicollet Avenue Wednesday morning.
United States military bases are on their highest alert in four years Friday night. While a Pentagon spokesperson stressed it was not due to a specific threat, a WCCO investigation has found a specific tweet on April 30 listing the address on a U.S. military base of a top U.S. general in charge of leading the U.S. response to ISIS.
A fugitive Minnesota terror suspect was back on Twitter Tuesday, spreading false information about a Texas attack to ISIS sympathizers. WCCO reported Monday how the Minnesotan known as Mujahid Miski encouraged one of two gunmen involved in an attempted attack on a Texas event.
Louise Karluah — the mother of Barway Collins — walked through Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Wednesday before heading to the north Minneapolis funeral home where her son’s body is being preserved. She was surrounded by compassionate strangers who’ve dedicated time and money to help her.
A man accused of trying to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group is going to be sent from California to Minnesota to face charges. U.S. Magistrate Judge Karen S. Crawford in San Diego signed a warrant for the removal of Mohamad Farah.
Sources tell WCCO that FBI agents arrested at least six people in Minneapolis and San Diego for suspicion of trying to join ISIS. Authorities say efforts of a joint terrorism task force led to the arrests.
Two Minnesota men, including a former Minnesota Vikings tight end, are charged with running a Ponzi scheme that defrauded investors out of millions of dollars. The U.S. Attorney’s office says 66-year-old Stu Voigt and 61-year-old Jeffery Gardner face several criminal charges in connection to a real estate scheme between 2005 and 2007.
Crystal police say they are continuing to search an area along the Mississippi River for a 10-year-old boy who has been missing since March 18. Barway Collins was last seen approaching his apartment building after exiting his school transportation service van.
A 19-year-old Minneapolis man charged with lying to the FBI during a terrorism investigation has been ordered detained while his case is presented to a grand jury. Hamza Ahmed was arrested last week as authorities are investigating people who have gone to Syria to fight with the Islamic State group.
Six Rochester men were arrested on child pornography charges Thursday night after a 10-month investigation by the city of Rochester, according to Rochester police. Police said the men were involved in possessing and distributing thousands of pornographic photographs and videos.
The FBI is investigating the hacking of one of the nation’s largest health insurers. Anthem runs Blue Cross Blue Shield plans in more than a dozen states. The company discovered last week that hackers accessed as many as 80 million customer records.
A Minneapolis man is charged with making false statements in a terrorism investigation after allegedly lying about his attempt to fly to Turkey — a country considered to be a gateway for linking up with terrorist networks. Nineteen-year-old Hamza Ahmed was charged Thursday with lying to FBI agents after being removed from a plane leaving New York City’s JFK International Airport for Istanbul on Nov. 9, 2014.
An Iowa man who fled authorities in 1994 while facing LSD charges is back in custody more than 20 years later.
FBI officials are asking the public’s help in catching man suspected of robbing three Minnesota banks. The latest robbery happened Monday evening at the US Bank on 333 East Hennepin Avenue in Minneapolis. The suspect brandished a handgun and demanded cash from the teller before taking off on foot, officials said.
Investigators have recovered a possible clue in a jewelry heist in southern Minnesota.
A reward is being offered in connection with a St. Paul bank robbery Monday morning. The Federal Bureau of Investigation says the robbery happened at about 6:45 a.m. at the TCF Bank at 2163 Ford Parkway. Two men forced their way into the bank when two employees where opening for the day.
A Minneapolis-based group that serves more than 54,000 people in diverse communities is being recognized by the FBI for its work.
Authorities are looking for four suspects after about $500,000 in jewelry was stolen from a van at a rest stop near Rochester early Monday morning.
For 22 years one local has been camping out Thanksgiving Day for a cause. Every year Joe Geary picks a different Twin Cities store to pitch a tent and wait for the best bargain deal. This year he isn’t just shopping for himself at Best Buy, but for those in need.
Police are searching for two men who allegedly robbed a Coon Rapids bank Friday evening. According to the FBI, around 6:45 p.m. two men entered the Guaranty Bank, located in the 3300 block of 124th Avenue.
The FBI is being asked to investigate a possible hate crime in St. Paul. Neighbors found someone had painted an anti-Islam message on a driveway in the West Seventh neighborhood.