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Woman, 53, Charged With Stealing $700K From Employer

A St. Bonifacius woman charged with stealing more than a half a million dollars from her employer is expected to make her first court appearance next week. Karen Jane Breyette, 53, has been charged with seven counts of theft by swindle over $35,000.

08/25/2015

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Klobuchar Adds Personal Touch To Political Profile In Memoir

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar is burnishing her political profile with personal touches in a new memoir. The book is called “The Senator Next Door” and is set to go on sale Aug. 25. The two-term Minnesota senator tells stories of childhood trips from her home in Plymouth all the way to the Hennepin County Attorney’s office and Washington.

08/20/2015

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Man Sentenced For Killing Good Samaritan At July 4th Party

A Brooklyn Center man was sentenced Wednesday to more than 14 years in prison for the murder of a Good Samaritan at a Minneapolis Fourth of July party. Joseph Lee Smith, 25, was convicted of second-degree unintentional murder in the 2014 death of 28-year-old Cabrie Young, according to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.

08/19/2015

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Deputy Sues Henn. Co. Sheriff For Retaliation After Questioning Morale

A deputy is suing the Hennepin County Sheriff, claiming his K-9 was taken away after he questioned department morale. The exchange was caught on camera at a union meeting last summer when Sheriff Rich Stanek was seeking re-election.

08/11/2015

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Gang Member Charged With Murders Of Innocent Bystanders In Mpls. Shooting

A Bloomington man faces eight criminal charges in connection to the gang-related shooting deaths of two men in a Minneapolis park in July. The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office says 23-year-old Antonio Frasion Jenkins Jr., who goes by the nickname “Popeye,” fatally shot 24-year-old Abdirahman Jined and 20-year-old Jorge Zavaleta-Martinez in the Peace Garden section of Peavey Park on the night of July 25.

08/05/2015

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Brooklyn Park Reaches $2.85M Settlement With Man Shot By Officer

The City of Brooklyn Park has reached a settlement with a man shot last year by a city police officer. The city agreed to pay 23-year-old Shoua Yang $2.85 million. According to the lawsuit, Yang and some friends went to a Valentine’s Day Party when a fight broke out.

07/31/2015

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Minneapolis Man Charged In Pedal Pub Crash

A Minneapolis man faces six counts of criminal vehicular operation after he drove into the back of a Pedal Pub Wednesday night — injuring several riders. The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office says Mershon Leroy Corbett, 35, crashed his Chevrolet Monte Carlo into the back of a Pedal Pub on the Hennepin Avenue Bridge

06/26/2015

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Hennepin County Moves Toward Adding Child Protection Staff

Reported cases of child abuse appear to be skyrocketing in Hennepin County, swamping the very staff that’s supposed to protect kids.

06/23/2015

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Man Found Guilty Of Shooting 3 Women 26 Times At Birthday Party

A 21-year-old Minneapolis man was found guilty Tuesday of shooting three women at a birthday party last July, according to the Hennepin County Attorney’s office. Delonte Ahshone Thomas is guilty of one count of attempted first-degree murder and three counts of attempted second-degree murder for a shooting on July 9, 2014, in north Minneapolis.

06/16/2015

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Hennepin Co. Receives Extension For Charges In 2-Year-Old’s Death

Prosecutors will get more time to decide whether to charge a Minneapolis teenager with the death of a toddler. Two-year-old Sophia O’Neill died Wednesday after she was in the care of her mother’s 17-year-old boyfriend.

06/12/2015

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Chicago Man Pleads Guilty To Murder In April Double Killing

A 22-year-old Chicago man pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of second-degree murder in the April shooting deaths of two men on Minneapolis’ north side.

06/09/2015

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Brooklyn Center Man Pleads Guilty To Murder At 4th of July Party

A Brooklyn Center man has pleaded guilty to second-degree unintentional murder in connection to a fatal shooting at a Fourth of July party last year in north Minneapolis. The Hennepin County Attorney’s office says 25-year-old Joseph Lee Smith is accused of shooting 28-year-old Cabrie Young in the chest after a fight broke out at a party on the 3400 block of Dupont Avenue North.

06/05/2015

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2 Teenage Minneapolis Carjacking Suspects Charged

The Hennepin County Attorney’s office charged two young men with robbery and possession of a gun after a carjacking Thursday in Minneapolis. Seventeen-year-old Cortinez Powell and 18-year-old Justyn Hosley (pictured above) were with two other men when police approached them in a stolen vehicle in a fast food drive thru in north Minneapolis.

05/29/2015

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Man Who Had Rooftop Standoff With Police Faces Several Charges

An Anoka man who climbed atop a north Minneapolis home after fleeing law enforcement was charged Friday with multiple crimes. The Hennepin County Attorney’s office says Richard Dean Podvin, 37, is charged with two counts of fifth-degree drug possession, one count of first-degree burglary, one count of a prohibited person in possession of a gun and one count of fleeing police in a motor vehicle.

05/22/2015

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Man, 18, Charged In Fatal Minneapolis Shooting

Officials say an 18-year-old Robbinsdale man is charged with shooting and killing another man last week in south Minneapolis.

05/11/2015

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Mpls. Police Seek Public’s Help Finding Teenage Homicide Suspect

The Minneapolis Police Department is asking the public’s help in finding a 17-year-old boy suspected of fatally shooting a woman last week on the city’s south side.

04/19/2015

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Klobuchar Picks Up The Pen To Write Memoir

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar is writing a memoir. Publishing company Henry Holt and Company announced Thursday the Minnesota Democrat has penned “The Senator Next Door: A Memoir from the Heartland.” It’s set to be published Aug. 25.

04/02/2015

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Man, 51, Gets 6 Years For Being High On Meth In Fatal Crash

A 51-year-old Apple Valley man has been sentenced to more than 6 years in prison after admitting to being high on meth while behind the wheel of a truck that caused a fatal crash.

03/25/2015

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Driver Who Hit Ferguson Protester Charged In Minneapolis

The 40-year-old driver who hit a protester in Minneapolis last fall during a demonstration following the decision in Ferguson, Missouri, has now been charged by the Minneapolis City Attorney’s Office.

03/24/2015

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Officials: Boy, 15, Charged In Minnetonka Shooting

The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office has issued charges against a 15-year-old boy in connection with the shooting in Minnetonka on Monday evening. According to Minnetonka Police, around 5 p.m. Monday officers responded to a call of an explosion in the 5400 block of Byscane Way in Minnetonka.

03/05/2015

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Man Says He Smoked PCP, Played ‘GTA’ Before Shooting At Ex-GF

A Minneapolis man is charged with attempted murder, assault and burglary after allegedly shooting at his ex-girlfriend and then pointing his weapon at police. Thirty-seven-year-old Major James Moore was charged Friday with first-degree attempted murder, second-degree assault and first-degree burglary.

02/20/2015

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Driver Who Hit Ferguson Protester Won’t Face Hennepin Co. Charges

The 40-year-old driver who hit a protester in Minneapolis last fall during a demonstration following the decision in Ferguson, Missouri, will not face charges from the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.

02/12/2015

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Man Pleads Guilty In 19 Bar Shooting, Gas Station Stabbing

A 23-year-old Minneapolis man has pleaded guilty to both a shooting that injured two people at a bar, and also an unrelated stabbing incident. According to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, Devin Michael Glen Strouss pleaded guilty to three counts of second-degree assault on Monday.

02/02/2015

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Man Accused Of Acquiring Guns For New Hope Police Shooter Released

The man arrested for helping a mentally unstable man get a gun is now out of jail. Michael Garant, 42, is accused of purchasing three shotguns and illegally giving them to Raymond Kmetz — who used one of the guns to shoot two police officers inside New Hope City Hall Monday night.

01/31/2015

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Woman, 38, Pleads Guilty In Uptown Hit-And-Run

A 38-year-old woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to attempted murder for running down a man last summer outside a bar in Minneapolis’ Uptown neighborhood.

01/06/2015

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