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Minnesota Man Accused Of Threatening FBI Agent

A 21-year-old Minneapolis man is charged in federal court with threatening an FBI agent during a routine interview.

11/10/2014

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FBI: 2 Men In Halloween Masks Rob Minnesota Bank

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.

10/31/2014

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FBI: 2 Men Rob Little Canada Bank In Halloween Masks

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.

10/30/2014

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New Billboard Campaign To Find Jacob Wetterling

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.

10/14/2014

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Red Lake Woman Sentenced For Fatal Stabbing

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.

10/09/2014

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Man Charged With Lying In Minnesota Al-Shabab Case

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.”

10/02/2014

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Minneapolis Community Fights Recruiters For Jihad

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.

10/01/2014

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Obama Didn’t Mention ISIS Recruiting, But Minn. Community Still On Edge

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.

09/11/2014

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Man In Construction Garb Robs St. Paul Bank

The FBI is offering a reward to help find a man they say robbed a St. Paul bank while wearing a very recognizable outfit. The robbery happened at the U.S. Bank on Cleveland Avenue around 9 a.m. Thursday morning. Investigators say a man walked into the bank, claimed to have a gun and demanded money.

08/22/2014

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FBI Director Tours Mpls. Division, Hails Capture Of Benghazi Attacker

Ever since the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012, the FBI’s terrorism task force has been investigating the assault – promising to bring those responsible to justice. The attack – which killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans – set off both outrage and a political firestorm over what led to the fiery assault.

06/17/2014

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Hennepin Co. Law Enforcement Conducting Warrant Sweeps

Police officers, sheriff deputies and FBI agents in Hennepin County will be making an extra effort on Tuesday to find drug offenders with warrants.

06/10/2014

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FBI: Child ID App Could Be A Lifesaver

The FBI wants parents to download an app that could be a lifesaver. The FBI’s Child ID App allows parents to send photos of their child, along with details such as height and weight to thousands of law enforcement officers with just one touch.

06/03/2014

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FBI: Minnesota Residents May Have Gone To Syria

The FBI in Minneapolis said Tuesday it is seeking the public’s help in tracking down anyone who may have left Minnesota to fight in Syria, and it is reaching out to the state’s large Somali population to try to stop the potential travels of youth who are most vulnerable to terror recruiting.

06/03/2014

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Police: Another Search Warrant Executed In Pagnac Case

Authorities executed a search warrant Monday at a property north of the Twin Cities in connection with the 1989 disappearance of Amy Sue Pagnac. It’s the second search warrant to be executed in the case in recent weeks.

06/03/2014

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Minneapolis FBI Searching For Armed Bank Robber

The Minneapolis FBI is looking for a man accused of robbing the Central Bank in Minneapolis. The incident happened around 10:45 a.m. Tuesday at 2120 Hennepin Ave. S.

05/27/2014

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Minneapolis Super Bowl May Seek More Tax Breaks

Gov. Mark Dayton and other officials said Wednesday that they’ll probably ask the Legislature for more tax breaks to sweeten the 2018 Super Bowl for fans now that the NFL has awarded the big game to Minneapolis.

05/21/2014

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Montevideo Man To Be Sentenced On Weapons Charges

Acting on a perceived threat to blow up a west-central Minnesota police station, dozens of FBI agents and other law enforcement officers converged on a Montevideo trailer park last year and arrested a man who belonged to a tiny local militia. Authorities found a cache of weapons in the May 3 search — including Molotov cocktails, suspected pipe bombs and firearms — and the FBI said at the time that it had thwarted a terror attack in its planning stages.

04/26/2014

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FBI Investigating Deephaven Welfare Fraud Duo

The FBI is now investigating more claims against the self-declared “Scottish aristocrats” charged with welfare fraud – including the possibility they also defrauded members of a prominent Twin Cities church. The FBI has interviewed members of St. Martin’s by-the-Lake Episcopal Church who say that Colin and Andrea Chisholm borrowed thousands of dollars from them, and offered worthless stock certificates as collateral.

04/23/2014

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FBI Investigates Suspected Serial Child Molester

The FBI is asking for help to identify at least 90 victims of a suspected serial child predator who worked in American schools worldwide for four decades. The suspect, 64-year-old William James Vahey, killed himself in Luverne, Minn., on March 21.

04/22/2014

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Police, FBI Looking For Suspect Following Maplewood Bank Robbery

Police in Maplewood are asking the public’s help finding a man who robbed a Well Fargo Bank Monday afternoon and may have robbed other metro banks in recent days.

04/21/2014

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Officials: More Than 65 Heroin Distributors Charged Or Arrested In Bust Operation

State and federal officials announced Thursday that more than 65 heroin distributors have been arrested and/or charged with drug trafficking in Minnesota as part of a crackdown called “Operation Exile.”

04/17/2014

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FBI, Brooklyn Park Police Search For Bank Robber

The FBI and Brooklyn Park Police are looking for a man who robbed a U.S. Bank by gunpoint Thursday afternoon. Police say a man with a black handgun walked into the bank located on 7600 Broadway Ave. at 1:30 p.m. and ordered everyone to get on the ground. He left with an undisclosed amount of cash and fled westbound on 76th Avenue in a gray or silver GMC Yukon or Cadillac Escalade.

04/10/2014

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White Earth Man Sentenced For Domestic Assault, Possession Of Short-barreled Shotgun

A White Earth man was sentenced Thursday for assaulting a woman and possessing a short-barreled shotgun at the time of his arrest. Michael James Deegan, 24, was sentenced to 92 months and 60 months to be served concurrently for one count of possession of an unregistered firearm and one count of assault resulting in substantial bodily injury.

04/04/2014

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North Dakota University System Enlists Help On Computer Breach

North Dakota University System officials said Thursday they have talked to the FBI and an independent cybersecurity group about helping with an investigation into a breach on the system’s computer server.

03/06/2014

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UND Enlists Help On Computer Breach

North Dakota University System officials say they are working with the FBI and an independent cyber security group to investigate a breach on the system’s computer server. Officials say the personal information of more than 290,000 current and former students and nearly 800 faculty and staff was hacked in early February. It’s not known if the data, which included social security numbers, was stolen.

03/06/2014

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