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.
A 21-year-old Minneapolis man is charged in federal court with threatening an FBI agent during a routine interview.
Federal authorities are searching for two men who wore Halloween masks to rob a Minneapolis-area bank. The FBI said the men robbed a U.S. Bank in Little Canada as it was being opened around 7 a.m. Thursday.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking for two men who robbed a Little Canada bank Thursday morning while wearing Halloween masks. The robbery happened at 7 a.m. at the U.S. Bank at 2850 Rice Street. The FBI says two men entered the bank as it was opening and forced two employees to unlock the vault. “Don’t be a hero, it’s not your money,” said one of the suspects to employees.
A new effort is being launched to find Jacob Wetterling as the 25-year anniversary of his abduction approaches. Authorities said six new billboards have been put up in locations near the area where he went missing.
A northwestern Minnesota woman has been sentenced to 6 ½ years in federal prison for fatally stabbing a man on the Red Lake Indian Reservation.
A man who allegedly contacted a terror suspect who’s wanted in Minnesota for his ties to al-Shabab has been charged with lying to the FBI. Mahdi Hussein Furreh is indicted in federal court in Minnesota on one count of making a false statement. According to the indictment, Furreh lied to the FBI in January when he denied knowing anyone by the name of “Adaway.”
The nation’s largest community of Somalis is on a mission to stamp out recruiting for Syrian extremist groups in Minneapolis after a handful of people left to join militants. Community leaders and law-enforcement agencies fear the extremists are looking for more recruits. The anti-jihad work is not unlike efforts to keep young people out of gangs in any number of other U.S. cities.
President Barack Obama did not mention in his Wednesday night address the recruitment of Minnesotans by ISIS (or ISIL). There are reports that as many as 15 young men and women with Minnesota ties have left to join the terror group.