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Yacht Couple Charged With Welfare Fraud Arrested In Fla.

The Minnesota couple who allegedly received more than $167,000 worth of public assistance from Minnesota while living in Florida on a $1.2 million yacht have been arrested. The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office said that Colin Chisholm III and Andrea Chisholm were deported from the Bahamas on Monday.

04/01/2014

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3 Charged In Downtown Mpls. Drive-By Shooting

Three people involved in a drive-by shooting in downtown Minneapolis early Saturday morning have been charged with weapons and riot offenses. According to the Hennepin County Attorney’s office, Michael Rolack Jr., TyLynne Wilson and Loretha Peoples were charged in connection with a shootout that happened just before 2:30 a.m. on 2nd Avenue near 5th Street.

03/26/2014

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Former Viking Gets 90 Days For Domestic Assault

A former Minnesota Vikings defensive player was sentenced Friday to 90 days in jail after pleading guilty to domestic assault, officials say.

03/21/2014

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Warrant Issued For Mpls. Man Suspected Of Cockfighting

A warrant has been issued for a Minneapolis man who was charged with cruelty to animals in connection with a cockfighting ring. Minneapolis Police and Minneapolis Animal Control seized several roosters, chickens, hens and cockfighting paraphernalia from a home at 3502 Newton Ave. N. in Minneapolis on Jan. 10, according to the Hennepin County Attorney’s office.

03/21/2014

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MN Couple Charged With Getting Welfare While Living On A Yacht

A nationwide warrant has been issued for a Minnesota couple who allegedly received over a hundred thousand dollars worth of public assistance while living out of state on a $1.2 million yacht. Colin Chisholm III and Andrea Chisholm are charged with a one county of wrongfully obtaining public assistance over $35,000.

03/21/2014

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‘They’ve Used An Atom Bomb To Kill An Ant’: Attorney On Suspension After Tweet

It was supposed to be joke, a sarcastic response. But a two-word tweet caused an uproar in the Elk River School District. Reid Sagehorn, 17, was suspended for seven weeks after he responded “actually, yes” when a post asked if he’d ever made-out with a teacher at Rogers High School.

02/24/2014

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Student Suspended For Tweet Transferring Schools

An honors student athlete suspended over a two-word tweet about a teacher in the Elk River School District will attend school elsewhere. Senior Reid Sagehorn is talking publicly for the first time about the seven-week suspension that has many students at Rogers High School rallying on his behalf.

02/24/2014

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No Charges Filed In Rogers HS Tweet Scandal

The Hennepin County Attorney’s office will not file criminal charges against anyone associated with a social media scandal involving a 17-year-old Rogers student-athlete.

02/21/2014

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Expert Says Social Media Etiquette Classes Could Prevent HS Scandals

A two-word tweet turned into a two-month suspension for the captain of the Rogers basketball team. And the controversy surrounding Reid Sagehorn’s tweet and subsequent suspension has students and parents upset and confused. “Reid is carrying the weight of every tweet that got put on that site and I don’t think that’s fair,” said parent Kris Hall.

02/19/2014

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Alleged Drunk Driver Charged With Killing Bicyclist

An alleged drunk driver who struck and killed a bicyclist Monday night was charged Friday with criminal vehicular homicide. According to the Hennepin County Attorney’s office, John Iverson, 49, faces up to 10 years in prison after killing 26-year-old Marcus Nalls with his van. Witnesses say Iverson sped west down Franklin Avenue Monday night when he suddenly swerved towards the curb, hit Nalls off of his bike and then ran him over. According to the criminal complaint, Iverson continued driving down the block until his van stopped after hitting a dumpster.

02/07/2014

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Brooklyn Park Police ID Officer Involved In Shooting

Brooklyn Park Police have identified the officer involved in Saturday night’s shooting, which sent a 22-year-old man to the hospital. Officer Jason Chadbourne shot Shoua Yang, who was involved in a large fight on the 7300 block of Lakeland Ave North shortly after 11 p.m. Yang was later charged with second-degree assault by the Hennepin County Attorney’s office.

01/29/2014

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Man Tries To Withdraw Murder Guilty Plea, Judge Denies It

A 35-year-old man told a judge Wednesday that his lawyer pressured him into pleading guilty to murder and attempted murder, but the judge wasn’t having it.

01/09/2014

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College Coach Charged With Sexual Conduct With Minor

A women’s basketball and cross-country coach at a private Christian college is charged with criminal sexual conduct involving a Shorewood teen. According to the Hennepin County Attorney’s office, Ryan Paul Chmielewski, 30, was charged Thursday with one count of third-degree criminal sexual conduct.

01/09/2014

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Man Pleads Guilty To Manslaughter In After-Hours Club Shooting

A Brooklyn Park man pleaded guilty to manslaughter in connection to a shooting last year at an after-hours club and was sentenced immediately to more than eight years in prison, court officials announced Wednesday.

01/08/2014

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Judge: Vegas Stowaway Boy To Remain At Youth Facility

A Hennepin County District Court judge decided Friday that the 9-year-old boy who stowed away on a plane to Las Vegas in October should remain in a youth facility. According to the Hennepin County Attorney’s office, Friday’s hearing was a pre-trial on a Child in Need of Protection and Services (CHIPS) petition, which was filed when the boy returned to Minneapolis in October. The boy’s parents were not ready to resolve all of the issues at the proceedings, which led to the scheduling of a trial date.

12/20/2013

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