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Hundreds Gather To Remember Elk River Officer, Son

“We will never know why.” that was the theme of services wrapping up Sunday night for a decorated Elk River police officer and his son. Elk River officer Todd Besser, 49, was killed last weekend. Shortly after, his 27-year-old son Blake was also killed.

05/17/2015

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Strong Law Enforcement Presence Expected At Officer Besser’s Funeral

Minnesota’s Law Enforcement Memorial Association will have a major presence at Sunday’s funeral for Officer Todd Besser. Besser was a long-time member of the Elk River Police Department, and was off-duty when he and his son, Blake, were slain a week ago.

05/16/2015

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Barway Collins’ Mother Arrives In Minneapolis For Funeral

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.

04/29/2015

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Questions Arise Over Funds Donated To Barway’s Funeral Fund

Barway Collins’ family pastor says he wants to set the record straight about the community fundraising efforts to give the boy a proper burial. The 10-year-old’s body was found just over one week ago in North Mississippi Regional Park.

04/21/2015

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Hundreds Expected At Funeral For 19-Year-Old Shot By Officer

Hundreds are expected to attend the funeral for an unarmed 19-year-old who was killed last weekend by a Madison police officer. Tony Robinson, who is biracial, died March 6 after what police say was a confrontation in which he assaulted the white officer.

03/14/2015

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Family, Friends Remember St. Paul Man Who Died After Alleged Tasering

Friends and family are remembering a St. Paul man who died after an altercation with police. The medical examiner said Sinth Khottavongsa, 57, died just two days after police used a Taser on him.

01/24/2015

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Funeral For J.P. Parise Is Friday In Edina

J.P. Parise, a former standout for the Minnesota North Stars and the father of current Wild star Zach Parise, died on Wednesday after a battle with lung cancer. He was 73 years old.

01/11/2015

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Hill-Murray Cancels Monday Classes For Former Principal’s Funeral

Classes are canceled Monday at Hill-Murray so that the school community can honor a man who brought more than 20 years of leadership to the school.

01/04/2015

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Minneapolis Officer Reflects On Attending NYPD Officer’s Funeral

Police officers from the Twin Cities traveled halfway across the country to honor a fallen New York City officer. Officer Rafael Ramos and his partner, officer Wenjian Liu, were gunned down while sitting in their squad car in Brooklyn on Dec. 20, 2014.

01/02/2015

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Hundreds Mourn Slain ND State Student In Sartell

More than 1,200 people gathered to mourn the North Dakota State University student found slain in Moorhead as authorities search for the person responsible for his death. The funeral Mass for 18-year-old Thomas Bearson was held Monday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in his hometown of Sartell.

09/30/2014

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Funeral Today For Slain N.D. State Student

The North Dakota State University student found slain in Moorhead will be laid to rest as authorities search for the person responsible for his death. A funeral Mass for 18-year-old Thomas Bearson will be held Monday morning at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in his hometown of Sartell.

09/29/2014

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Funeral Planned For NDSU Freshman Tom Bearson

A funeral is scheduled for Monday for a college freshman from Sartell, Minn. Eighteen-year-old Tom Bearson’s body was discovered Tuesday morning in Moorhead, Minn. three days after he was last seen leaving a party near the North Dakota State University campus in Fargo.

09/26/2014

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Public Memorial Service Thursday For Kelly Phillips

There will be a public memorial and candlelight service Thursday for the man who police say was killed by his ex at an Arden Hills gas station. Kelly Phillips was shot multiple times at a gas station in Arden Hills on Aug. 11 and died from injuries in the incident.

08/27/2014

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Funeral Set For 2 Sisters Slain In Wisconsin

A funeral is planned this week in Minnesota for two sisters who were fatally shot in Wisconsin. An obituary notice says a celebration of life will be held Friday at 2 p.m. for 39-year-old Ashlee Steele and 38-year-old Kacee Tollefsbol.

08/26/2014

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Slain Minneapolis Executive Laid To Rest

The family of a man gunned down at an Arden Hills gas station are remembering him Saturday as a kind, selfless man. Kelly Phillips, 48, was buried Saturday morning in his hometown of Mason City, Iowa.

08/16/2014

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Funeral Held For South High Football Player

Family and friends gathered Saturday morning to remember a Minneapolis high school football player who drowned. Sha-kym Adams, 15, was swimming at Lake Nokomis last week with some teammates when he went under water.

08/16/2014

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Family Mourns Loss Of Brilliant Son, Soon-To-Be Husband

The Phillips family says they feel heartbroken after their son was gunned down at a gas station. The man police want to talk to in connection to his death still hasn’t been found.

08/14/2014

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Funeral Set For High School Football Player Who Drowned

Funeral plans have been finalized for a high school football player who drowned this week. Sha-kym Adams, 15, was swimming at Lake Nokomis on Wednesday with some teammates when he went under the water.

08/09/2014

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Thousands Honor Fallen Officer At Funeral

Thousands are expected to attend funeral proceedings for a fallen Mendota Heights police officer after visitation services drew hundreds of mourners. The visitation was held Tuesday for Mendota Heights Officer Scott Patrick at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in West St. Paul.

08/06/2014

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Community Prepares For Officer Scott Patrick’s Visitation, Funeral

Over the next two days, thousands of people are expected to turn out to pay their last respects to the Mendota Heights Police Officer killed in the line of duty nearly a week ago.

08/05/2014

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Community Invited To Honor Officer Patrick During Processional Wednesday

Memorial services for Officer Scott Patrick are planned for Wednesday morning. The funeral service will be held at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in West St. Pau, Minn.

08/04/2014

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Funeral For Fallen Mendota Heights Officer Is Aug. 6

Funeral services for a Mendota Heights police officer shot and killed while making a traffic stop earlier this week were announced Friday afternoon, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. The funeral for Officer Scott Patrick will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in West St. Paul.

08/01/2014

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Gopher Legend Bob McNamara Laid To Rest

He just lived to make others feel good. That’s the way most describe Gopher great Bob McNamara. The legendary halfback and fundraiser died Sunday. He was considered one of the best football players to come through the University of Minnesota.

07/26/2014

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Visitation In D.C. Today For Former Rep. Oberstar

Friends and relatives are gathering in Washington D.C. on Wednesday to honor the life and work of former Minnesota Congressman Jim Oberstar. Family members there would be a visitation for relatives and friends from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

05/07/2014

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Funeral Set For Anoka Man Found Dead In RV

Funeral services are set for an Anoka man found dead in an RV last week who had been missing since last November. Last Thursday, his body was found in a storage compartment of an RV by a group who had rented the vehicle from a private party in Anoka County to head to the Kentucky Derby for a bachelor party.

05/06/2014

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