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Minneapolis Police Officer Dies Of Stomach Cancer

Sergeant Jesse Garcia died early Thursday morning after a battle with stomach cancer. Garcia was a 24-year veteran of the Minneapolis Police Department and was most known for being the department’s former public information officer.

07/30/2015

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Anonymous Tip Helps Minneapolis Police Nab Serial Robber

olice say an anonymous tip through Crime Stoppers helped them put a serial robber behind bars. Investigators say someone recognized Lamonte Lee Douglas Gross in surveillance video. Police say Gross had a history of armed robbery. He was released from prison, and weeks later they say he went back to his old tricks.

07/27/2015

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Police Seek Public’s Help Locating Missing Vulnerable Adult

Minneapolis Police are looking to the public for help finding a missing 65-year-old woman with dementia.

07/27/2015

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Authorities ID One Victim In South Minneapolis Double Homicide

Authorities have identified one of two men who were killed after a shooting in south Minneapolis Saturday night. Minneapolis police say the shooting happened just after 10:20 p.m. near the intersection of Franklin and Chicago avenues.

07/27/2015

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Minneapolis Homicides Up For First Time In 3 Years

As summer scorches on, the city of Minneapolis is dealing with a disturbing trend in crime. So far this year, police have seen an average of one murder per week. Over the weekend, three separate shootings resulted in two deaths.

07/26/2015

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Twin Cities Police Cracking Down On Illegal Drag Racing

Plans to drag race through Minneapolis and St. Paul are hitting speed bumps this summer.

07/23/2015

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Report: Criminal Forfeitures Netted State Agencies Nearly $7M Last Year

State officials released a report Tuesday detailing the amount of cash and property seized by law enforcement agencies in criminal forfeitures across Minnesota last year.

07/21/2015

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MN Business Celebrates National Hot Dog Month Chicago Style

It’s National Hot Dog Month and the official day to celebrate the summer classic is on Thursday. But WCCO is celebrating a little early.

07/21/2015

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Eagan Boy Uses Make-A-Wish For Food Truck Charity

When Make a Wish said they’d grant him a dream, Lucas wanted to serve those who’ve served him, in a food truck.

07/20/2015

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Twin Cities Cops Gather For Fellow Officer Battling Cancer

Police officers from around the Twin Cities are rallying around a fellow cop who is fighting cancer. Jesse Garcia is a 24-year veteran of the Minneapolis Police Department.

07/19/2015

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Mpls. City Council Works To Curb Post Bar Close Crime

The city of Minneapolis is looking for ways to curb the violence in the downtown area after bar close. The Star Tribune reported a proposal at City Hall would let businesses get a special license so they could keep offering food and entertainment after 2 a.m.

07/17/2015

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1 Dead, 1 Injured In Minneapolis Shooting

One person is dead and another is injured after a shooting in Minneapolis early Thursday morning. According to Minneapolis police, around 2:40 a.m. officers received a call of shots fired in the 2300 block of Thomas Avenue North.

07/16/2015

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Minneapolis Police Seek Help To Find Missing 16-Year-Old Girl

The Minneapolis Police Department, in conjunction with authorities in Blaine, is asking for the public’s help to find a 16-year-old girl who hasn’t been seen for more than a week. Police say Elena Alison Geiger ran away in Blaine on July 6 and her whereabouts are not known.

07/15/2015

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Police On Scene Of Standoff With Barricaded Man In Minneapolis

Authorities are on the scene of a standoff in Minneapolis Monday afternoon, according to police. There is limited information available, but police said roads are closed in the area of 23rd Street and Portland and Franklin Avenues in Minneapolis.

07/13/2015

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Man Recovering After Getting Arm Stuck In Conveyor Belt

Crews rescued a man from a factory in Minneapolis after he got his arm caught in a conveyor belt early Friday morning. Police received a call around 1:30 a.m. from the Wholesale Produce Supply Company, located in the 700 block of Kassota Circle.

07/10/2015

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Minneapolis Police Want Local Businesses To Join Virtual Security Network

The Minneapolis Police Department is looking to partner with business owners in the fight against crime. Its new program will give officers an immediate connection to cameras already in place at local businesses. And as police say, it’s a force multiplier.

07/09/2015

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Activist Files Suit Against MPD Over Arrest, Alleged Beating

The community activist who says he was arrested and beaten by Minneapolis police officers last summer has filed a lawsuit against the department and the two officers involved in the incident.

07/09/2015

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Police Chiefs To Seek Temporary Curbs On Body Camera Footage

Some Minnesota police chiefs plan to ask a state agency for temporary restrictions on access to police body camera footage after failing to convince Minnesota lawmakers to limit public availability.

07/09/2015

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Police: Pedestrian Hit, Killed By Metro Transit Bus In Minneapolis

A spokesperson with Metro Transit said the bus was heading eastbound on 2nd St. S. and turning north onto 3rd Avenue S. just before 3:45 p.m. when it hit a man, later identified as 71-year-old Andrew Morris Beisner. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

07/08/2015

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FBI On High Alert For Fourth Of July Terrorist Attack

The FBI and Department of Homeland Security are asking Americans to remain vigilant to the threat of a terror attack over the Fourth of July weekend.

06/30/2015

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Fatal Stabbing Happened In Troubled Area Of Downtown

Minneapolis police are investigating a possible stabbing in a parking ramp near Target Center Thursday morning. The stabbing occurred inside the A-Ramp at 101 N 9th Street in downtown Minneapolis near Target Center.

06/25/2015

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Minneapolis Police Bust 2 Marijuana Operations, Suspect In Custody

A recent search warrant executed by the Minneapolis Police Department took apart two large marijuana operations in the city and ended with a dangerous suspect in custody, authorities said.

06/23/2015

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Police Seek Help To ID Armed Robber Of Northeast Minneapolis Bar

Minneapolis police are looking for help in identifying a gunman who robbed a the Knight Cap Bar on June 3.

06/22/2015

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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 Police Issue Warning On Phone Scams

Residents have reported receiving phone calls from males and females from a number that matches the Minneapolis Police Department’s Fifth Precinct on caller ID. Authorities say the caller identifies themselves as being with the IRS and that the Minneapolis Police Department is going to “put them behind bars.”

06/17/2015

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