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Little Canada Man Convicted Of Manslaughter

A jury has convicted a Little Canada man of first-degree manslaughter for fatally pushing another man into oncoming traffic. Forty-one-year-old Michael Merten III was acquitted of two more serious second-degree murder charges in Ramsey County court Wednesday after the jury began deliberating Monday afternoon.

11/13/2014

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FBI: 2 Men In Halloween Masks Rob Minnesota Bank

Federal authorities are searching for two men who wore Halloween masks to rob a Minneapolis-area bank. The FBI said the men robbed a U.S. Bank in Little Canada as it was being opened around 7 a.m. Thursday.

10/31/2014

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FBI: 2 Men Rob Little Canada Bank In Halloween Masks

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking for two men who robbed a Little Canada bank Thursday morning while wearing Halloween masks. The robbery happened at 7 a.m. at the U.S. Bank at 2850 Rice Street. The FBI says two men entered the bank as it was opening and forced two employees to unlock the vault. “Don’t be a hero, it’s not your money,” said one of the suspects to employees.

10/30/2014

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Fmr. Chiropractor Gets 4 Years In Prison For Raping Patient

A former Little Canada chiropractor will spend the next four years behind bars. Fifty-four-year-old Paul Thompson, of Vadnais Heights, admitted to sexually assaulting a woman who had been his patient for more than 10 years. In addition to serving four years in prison, he must also register as a sex offender.

10/20/2014

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Sexual Assault Victim Speaks Out Against Little Canada Chiropractor

A Little Canada chiropractor accused of sexual assault pled guilty Monday afternoon. Ramsey County Attorney’s Office’s Dennis Gerhardstein said Thompson pled to the charge of third degree criminal sexual conduct Monday.

08/25/2014

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Charges: Man Pushed Another Into Moving Car’s Path

A 41-year-old man faces second-degree murder charges after getting into a fight on Wednesday. According to the criminal complaint filed by the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office, 47-year-old Robert Hilgren got into a fight with Michael Merten after the latter apparently tried to fight Hilgren’s son at a party on Rice Street in Little Canada.

08/22/2014

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Stretch Of I-35E Closed From Little Canada To St. Paul

A busy stretch of interstate in the east metro is closed this weekend as crews take down a couple of bridges. I-35E between I-94 in downtown St. Paul, Minn. and Highway 36 in Little Canada, Minn. closed Friday evening and will reopen Monday. Crews are tearing down the Larpenteur Avenue and Gateway State Trail bridges.

06/07/2014

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I-35E Closed For Weekend Between I-94, Hwy 36

A popular stretch of Twin Cities highway is shutting down Friday evening. Interstate 35E between I-94 in St. Paul and Highway 36 in Little Canada is closed for the weekend. Crews are tearing down the Larpenteur Avenue and Gateway State Trail bridges.

06/06/2014

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Board Suspends License Of Chiropractor Accused Of Raping Patient

Less than 24 hours after the initial report, a Little Canada, Minn. chiropractor accused of sexually assaulting a patient has now had his license suspended.

06/05/2014

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Local Chiropractor Charged With Criminal Sexual Conduct

A Little Canada chiropractor is under arrest after a patient accused him of sexual assault. Paul Thompson, 45, was charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct. According to the criminal complaint, the victim told police Thompson penetrated her during one session, and had also touched her inappropriately in earlier visits.

05/22/2014

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Fire Damages Bowling Alley In Little Canada

Authorities said there were no injuries but a bowling alley in the north Twin Cities metro suffered significant damage in a fire Monday morning. Crews were called to Saxon Lanes in Little Canada early Monday on a report of a fire.

03/17/2014

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Weekend Drivers Could Be Impacted By Closures On I-35E, Highway 169

Drivers all around the metro area may encounter some delays and detours this weekend, and for St. Paul drivers, for the next couple of months. Beginning 10 p.m. Friday, both directions of I-35E will shut down between I-94 in St. Paul and Little Canada, Minn.

03/07/2014

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Mom Charged In Drunken Crash That Cost Daughter Her Finger

A 27-year-old mother has been charged with four criminal counts of criminal vehicular operation after a crash investigators say happened while she was driving drunk.

03/26/2013

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Local Spelling Whiz Preps For The Big Time

A 13-year-old from Little Canada is heading to Washington, D.C. in May to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Now, Jacob Lahti has to learn 600,000 words in several languages.

03/15/2013

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Semi Rollover Creates Mess In North Metro

Authorities say a semi rolled over in the north Twin Cities metro late Tuesday night and created a big mess.

02/06/2013

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