A local teen crisis center is feeling some relief after a crisis of their own. The hotline for suicidal and abused teens run by The Bridge for Youth was restored late Wednesday after being blocked off for a day after someone took it over, possibly leaving teens in danger. A cyber security expert says it’s likely the perpetrator used a computer program to create an onslaught of calls to jam up the hotline.
Newly unsealed documents allege Minnesota war protesters told an undercover FBI informant they believed in violent, armed revolution against the U.S. and raised money for Colombian and Palestinian organizations the government considers to be terrorists.
Newly unsealed documents allege Minnesota war protesters told an undercover FBI agent that they believed in violent, armed revolution against the U.S. and raised money for Colombian and Palestinian organizations the government considers to be terrorists.
An 18 year old is in the Carlton County Jail after being arrested for writing a bomb threat that led to the evacuation of Esko School on Tuesday. According to the Carlton County Sheriff’s office, Eddie Michael Edwards is suspected of leaving a written threat that was found around noon on Tuesday in the K-12 school. The building was evacuated, and everyone moved to a nearby church while bomb detection dogs were dispatched. The FBI was also involved in the situation.
The late Sen. Rod Grams is being recognized for his work in bringing the Amber Alert system to Minnesota. The FBI has posthumously awarded Grams with its FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award. In 2002 Grams was instrumental in making Minnesota the seventh state to implement the Amber Alert system.
More than 100 former New York City workers – including police officers and firefighters – were charged Tuesday with defrauding the disability system. Some are accused of fishing or doing karate after saying they were too injured or too depressed to work. Prosecutors say the alleged scams cost the federal government about $400 million. Every year, Americans pay $1.1 trillion in private insurance premiums, but a big chunk of that money goes to pay out false insurance claims.
The defense attorney for a Minnesota militia member indicted in what the FBI once called a “terror plot” is asking that his client be released pending sentencing.
The FBI and Minneapolis Police are asking for the public’s help in tracking down two armed men who robbed a Minneapolis bank Monday afternoon. According to the FBI, two men entered the Woodlands National Bank at 1113 E. Franklin Ave. at 3:30 p.m. They ordered everyone to lie on the ground, and witnesses say they even physically pushed victims down. They jumped the teller counter and took an undisclosed amount of money.
A Minnesota militia member facing weapons charges in what the FBI once called a “terror plot” is expected to plead guilty. Twenty-five-year-old Buford Braden Rogers was scheduled to go on trial next week on four counts, including charges related to possessing Molotov cocktails. Instead, a change of plea hearing is now set for Friday.
A Minnesota man charged in what the FBI has called a terror plot allegedly told authorities in May that he was not violent, and was using the Internet to investigate “bad” people. Twenty-five-year-old Buford Rogers is scheduled to go on trial next month on four counts, including possessing Molotov cocktails. He’s not charged with terrorism. Rogers made the comments in an FBI interview after he was arrested in May. A redacted transcript was unsealed Friday.
A Minnesota National Guardsman, accused of stealing hundreds of soldiers’ identities, had a target list that included billionaire Warren Buffet. Keith Novak made his first appearance in federal court Monday on a fraud charge related to the identity theft. Novak is charged with one count of fraud in connection with the theft of personal identification information for more than 400 active-duty U.S. soldiers. The FBI revealed that much of the evidence against Novak comes from their taped conversations with him.
A Minnesota National Guardsman and Iraq war veteran charged with fraud for allegedly stealing personal information of roughly 400 members of his former Army unit was likely responsible for analyzing the military’s enemy intelligence.
There’s nothing strange about seeing someone in a mask on Halloween, unless you’re a bank teller and one of the masked men has a gun. The FBI said three men in masks robbed the TCF Bank in Fridley on Friday night.
Three men, one armed with a gun, are still at large after robbing a Fridley bank Thursday evening. According to the FBI’s Minneapolis field office, three men entered the TCF Bank at 52050 Central Ave. NE at 7:00 p.m. All three approached the main counter and demanded money. One man was armed with a handgun. The robbers left with an undisclosed amount of money and fled southbound on Central Avenue. Witnesses believe they were in a gray passenger vehicle. All three men wore black masks. Two were wearing dark clothing, while the third wore a white jumpsuit.
Two anti-war activists whose homes were searched by the FBI in 2010 are asking a federal judge to end the secrecy surrounding their case. Jess Sundin and Mick Kelly are among 23 anti-war activists in Chicago, Minneapolis and Grand Rapids, Mich., whose homes were searched.
Authorities in Blaine are looking for a woman who is suspected of robbing a bank inside a grocery store on Wednesday and hope a clear surveillance photo can help lead to her arrest. Blaine Police responded to the incident at about 5:25 p.m. at the TCF Bank inside the Cub Foods on the 12000 block of Central Avenue NE.
An early morning raid by Navy SEALs targeted one of the senior leaders of al-Shabab. The strike comes two weeks after al-Shabab militants attacked a mall in Kenya. The Defense Department not yet said if the leader was captured alive. The FBI says more than two dozen young Somali-Americans from the Twin Cities have been lured to terror training camps overseas. Abdi Bihi of the Somali Education and Social Advocacy Center says Saturday’s raid is a good thing for families living in the state.
The FBI is investigating to see if Minnesotans and Americans were involved in the terrorist attack at a Kenya mall. But so far FBI Agent Kyle Loven said there is no specific evidence that Minnesotans were part of the attack.
The Mall of America has stepped up security following the deadly attack by the Somali militant group al-Shabab at a mall in Nairobi, Kenya. Officials at the Bloomington mall say some of the extra security precautions will be noticeable and some won’t be.
A woman suspected in several Wisconsin and Minnesota bank robberies is now in FBI custody, according to authorities.
A federal magistrate is recommending that statements made by a western Minnesota man be allowed at his trial on weapons charges. U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeanne Graham recommended Thursday that the judge deny Buford “Bucky” Rogers’ request to suppress Rogers’ statements and evidence gathered in a raid on his father’s mobile home outside Montevideo.
The FBI is asking for the public’s help in locating the suspect from a Friday robbery of the American National Bank. According to authorities, an elderly man displayed a handgun around 5 p.m. at the bank on the 3200 block of Division Street West, demanded money and left with an undisclosed amount.
The Somali community in Minnesota is doing everything it can to stop terror groups from recruiting men from the Twin Cities.
It’s well documented that foreign terror groups have been working to bring in new recruits. In fact, more than two-dozen young Somali-Americans from the Twin Cities have already been lured to training camps overseas, mostly in Somalia.
Authorities said one juvenile was recovered and four pimps were arrested in Minnesota as the result of a three-day, nation-wide prostitution sting conducted by the FBI. The sting, called Operation Cross Country VII, addressed commercial child sex trafficking in as many as 76 cities across 46 divisions of the FBI.