Jim Backstrom

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Suspect In Police Shooting Formally Charged In Ramsey, Dakota Counties

A 39-year-old “career criminal” and the prime suspect in the shooting of the Mendota Heights police officer was formally charged with a dozen criminal counts on Friday afternoon. Brian Fitch Sr. faces charges of first degree murder of a peace officer or prison guard and first degree premeditated murder in Dakota County.

08/01/2014

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Burnsville Man Accused Of Collecting Welfare After Winning $20K

Investigators in Dakota County say a man hit it big at a casino and continued to take in welfare checks. Jin Park of Burnsville is accused of winning nearly $240,000 at Mystic Lake Casino in Prior Lake, and then took in around $7,000 in government money. Park claims he has already spent the money, but Dakota County Attorney Jim Backstrom says not reporting the winnings is a crime, and they will try to prosecute.

08/05/2013

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Caught On Infrared: Man Catches Car Vandal On Video

A disagreement over a parking spot ended in felony property damage charges for one Farmington teen.

03/01/2013

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Dakota County Attorney By Day, Elvis By Night?

When you think of Elvis impersonators, Las Vegas probably comes to mind. However, there’s one here in Minnesota whose performance – and day job – is surprising audiences.

02/17/2012

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MN Woman Gets 1 Year In Jail For Cyberstalking Family

A Lakeville woman has been sentenced to a year in jail and 40 years probation for ‘cyberstalking’ a family.

08/12/2011

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