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FBI: Al-Shabaab Released Video To Recruit Minn. Men For Jihad

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.

08/08/2013

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Minneapolis FBI Arrests 4 As Part Of National Prostitution Sting

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.

07/29/2013

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FBI Now Pushing For Terrorism Charges Against MN Man

More details have been released in the case of what the FBI is calling a “foiled terror plot” in western Minnesota. Authorities say 24-year-old Buford Rogers was planning to bomb the Montevideo police station, attack a communications tower.

07/24/2013

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Brooklyn Park Man Charged With Soliciting Teenage Prostitute

A Brooklyn Park man is charged with one count of prostitution involving a 16-year-old who was pulled in to prostitution by a fellow Hopkins High School cheerleader. According to the Hennepin County Attorney’s office, 27-year-old Oladipupo Ademola Legunsen is accused of soliciting sex from a high school sophomore on March 6, which he saw posted in an ad on Backpages.com. The victim was allegedly solicited by 18-year-old Montia Marie Parker of Maple Grove, who knew the victim from the cheerleading team at Hopkins High, where she was a senior.

07/05/2013

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Diverse Group Of Leaders Meet To Discuss MN Sex Trafficking

A Twin Cities community is searching for solutions to a growing and disturbing problem – the sex trafficking of young girls. Faith leaders, law enforcement and survivors attended a community meeting in Oak Park Heights Saturday. Earlier this month, the FBI ranked Minnesota 13th in the nation for sex trafficking.

06/29/2013

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FBI Ranks Minnesota 13th In U.S. For Sex Trafficking

It’s a story being written in the halls of schools across the Twin Cities — girls as young as 12 are being recruited as sex workers. The FBI ranks Minnesota 13th in the nation for highest incidence of sex trafficking.

06/12/2013

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Minn. Man Indicted For Having Molotov Cocktails

A western Minnesota man arrested earlier this month in what the FBI called a thwarted terror plot has been indicted, but not on any terror-related charges. A federal grand jury indicted Buford Rogers, 24, Tuesday on four counts, including possessing Molotov cocktails and a pipe bomb, but not terrorism.

05/22/2013

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Bachmann Wants White House Investigated Over IRS Flap

Rep. Michele Bachmann is joining the calls for a thorough investigation as President Obama prepares to answer further questions about the growing controversy at the IRS. The acting commissioner resigned on Wednesday after the agency admitted it targeted conservative groups.

05/16/2013

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Sentencings Approach In Somali Terror Case

Nine people convicted in a government investigation of terror recruitment and financing for an al-Qaida-linked group in Somalia are to be sentenced this week in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis.

05/10/2013

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Defense: Public Misinformed In Alleged Terror Case

A detention hearing has been postponed for a man accused in what the FBI is calling a thwarted terror plot in western Minnesota.

05/08/2013

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Hearing Set For Man In Alleged Minn. Terror Plot

A detention hearing is scheduled for a man arrested in what the FBI is calling a thwarted terror plot in western Minnesota.

05/08/2013

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Montevideo Suspect’s Dad: ‘Bucky Is Not A Terrorist’

Jeff Rogers places his American flag upside down to show what he calls the “tyranny of government.” He says his son Buford – or “Bucky” as he’s known – is part of the Black Snake Militia, and they just want freedom.

05/06/2013

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FBI: Search Of Minn. Home Thwarts Terror Attack

The FBI believes authorities disrupted a terrorism attack that was being planned in a small western Minnesota city when they arrested a man after converging on a mobile home that contained Molotov cocktails, suspected pipe bombs and firearms, the agency said Monday.

05/06/2013

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FBI, Bomb Squad Called Out To Montevideo Home

Something brought the FBI and a bomb squad to a mobile home park in western Minnesota today.

05/03/2013

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FBI Shares Shooting Response Tips With Minn. Cops

The FBI’s Minneapolis division is talking with state and local law officers about lessons the bureau has learned in active shooting situations around the country — with the goal of helping first responders be ready for anything.

04/24/2013

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