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M.E. Rules Death Of Aitkin Teen, Shot By Dad, A Homicide

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner has ruled the May shooting death of an Aitkin teen as a homicide — and the boy’s father is the one who pulled the trigger. The Aitkin County Sheriff’s Office says Dawson Vanportfliet suffered a neck and head wound when his father shot him.

07/03/2015

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Parents Accused Of Killing 4-Month-Old Daughter Arrested In Cass County

A couple suspected of killing their 4-week-old child were arrested Monday in Cass County.

06/29/2015

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16-Year-Old Arrested In Fatal Fight In St. Cloud

Police say they’ve arrested a 16-year-old and recovered a knife after a fatal fight in St. Cloud. A police statement says the suspect and three other males were walking by a residence near the intersection of 6th Avenue and 5th Avenue south when a verbal exchange led to a physical fight in the street.

06/26/2015

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1 Year On, Witnesses Have Yet To Come Forward In Peacemaker’s Murder

Minneapolis Police are looking for help in solving a year-old homicide. Steven Martin, 37, was shot and killed while trying to break up a fight. Police say the father of seven was trying to be a peacemaker, but his life was taken instead.

06/24/2015

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Fargo Might Have Second Homicide In As Many Days

Police in Fargo have detained a man they say is a person of interest in a homicide. They also are investigating what might be a second homicide.

06/23/2015

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Man Guilty Of Killing Attorney Now Charged In Bank Robbery

A Minneapolis man who pleaded guilty to fatally shooting his ex-boyfriend and business partner at an Arden Hills gas station last summer is now charged with armed bank robbery. Lyle “Ty” Hoffman was sentenced earlier this year to more than 25 years in state prison for the Aug. 11 death of 48-year-old Kelly Phillips, an attorney for medical device maker Boston Scientific.

06/19/2015

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Homicides Up In Minneapolis For First Time In 3 Years

The number of murders is on the rise in Minneapolis for the first time in three years, and overall violent crime is seeing an increase too. The latest statistics for the first half of the year has the murder rate up nearly 50 percent over this time last year.

06/18/2015

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Minneapolis Drive-By Shooting Victim Identified

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s office has identified the man killed Tuesday night in a drive-by shooting in Minneapolis. Eric Darvell Ferguson, 22, died at North Memorial Medical Center Tuesday evening after being shot several times in front yard of a home on the 3900 block of Fremont Avenue North.

06/18/2015

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Woman Arrested In Stabbing Death Of 21-Year-Old

Authorities say the person stabbed to death Wednesday near the Minneapolis Institute of Arts was 21-year-old Anthony Richard Morgan of Minneapolis.

06/11/2015

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Man Found Dead In St. Cloud Is Apparent Homicide Victim

Investigators say the fatal shooting of a St. Cloud man appears to be a homicide. Police said Wednesday 37-year-old Keita Keletigui was found in his apartment with a gunshot wound Tuesday.

06/10/2015

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Police Arrest Man In Minneapolis, Charge Him With Iowa Death

Authorities have arrested a man in Minneapolis in the shooting death of another man in northern Iowa. The Emmet County Sheriff’s Department announced Monday that police arrested 18-year-old Lee Samuel Christensen in Minneapolis and charged him with first-degree murder in the death of 19-year-old Thomas Bortvit.

06/08/2015

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M.E. Rules Homicide In Man’s Death 15 Years After Shooting

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner has ruled the death of a man who was shot multiple times in 2000 but died 15 years later a homicide. Sheldon Mason, who was 40 years old at the time of his death in April, was shot in October 2000 on the 1500 block of East 25th Street in Minneapolis.

06/05/2015

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Barway Collins Died Of Homicide By ‘Unspecified Means,’ Medical Examiner Says

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner has found that 10-year-old Barway Collins died by homicide.

06/02/2015

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Police: Man Killed In Blaine Stabbing, Woman In Custody

A 29-year-old man is dead and a 30-year-old woman is in custody after a stabbing at an apartment in Blaine Monday night, according to police. The Blaine Police Department responded at about 8:59 p.m. to a report of a stabbing at an apartment on the 8600 block of Davenport Street NE.

06/02/2015

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Duluth Police Release Name Of Homicide Victim

Duluth police have released the name of a woman who was stabbed to death in her home over the weekend. Authorities were called to the home just before 7 p.m. Saturday and found the body of 52-year-old Lisa Jean Isham.

06/01/2015

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Authorities Investigate Homicide In Duluth

Police are investigating a homicide in Duluth. Authorities say they were called to an address in the 100 block of Fir Avenue shortly before 7 p.m. Saturday on a report of a dead person.

05/31/2015

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Woman Killed In Apparent Murder-Suicide Identified

Authorities have identified the woman who was killed in an apparent murder-suicide in Winona last week.

05/18/2015

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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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2 Men Arrested In Killing Of 90-Year-Old Carver Co. Farmer

Sheriff’s deputies say a tip helped them find the men responsible for killing a 90-year-old farmer in his home.

05/12/2015

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Brooklyn Park Man, 27, Killed In South Minneapolis Shooting

Authorities say a 27-year-old Brooklyn Park man died Sunday morning in a shooting in south Minneapolis. Minneapolis police responded to the area of Pillsbury Avenue South just north of Lake Street West just before 2 a.m. on a report of shots fired.

05/12/2015

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Family Creates Foundation For Slain Sartell Student

The family of a murdered college student is keeping his memory alive as the investigation into finding his killer takes a new turn. It’s been eight months since police found Tom Bearson’s body in Moorhead.

05/08/2015

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Police: Man Apparently Beaten To Death In Minneapolis

Minneapolis Police have responded to the scene of a probable homicide Tuesday morning. According to authorities, the incident happened on the 1800 block of 5th Avenue South after 5 a.m.

05/05/2015

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2 Charged With Murder In Death Of Minnesota Farm Couple

Three men face charges in connection to the murder of a couple who were found dead and burned inside their southwest Minnesota home last week.

05/04/2015

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Homicide Suspected In Minnesota Farmhouse Fire That Killed 2

Investigators suspect a long-time Lyon County couple who died in a house fire were intentionally killed. Jim and Cathy Hively were found Thursday in their burned home. Three men have been arrested in connection with the fire.

05/03/2015

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Teen Charged With Shooting, Killing Girlfriend

A Minnesota teenager is charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of his girlfriend. Police arrested 17-year-old Ahmed Abdi last week in Kansas City, Missouri. They believe Abdi fatally shot 21-year-old Ayan Abdulahi at a residence on the 2400 block of Portland Avenue on the afternoon of April 11.

05/01/2015

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