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Dog Stolen Outside Gas Station Turned In To Police

St. Paul Police said Tuesday afternoon that the dog stolen outside of a gas station was brought to them safely and will be reunited with its family.

09/16/2014

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Achieving Diversity In Police Ranks No Easy Task

When he took over as police chief last year in the St. Louis suburb of Maryland Heights, it didn’t take Bill Carson long to see he had a serious diversity problem. Of the department’s 79 sworn officers, just one was black and one Hispanic.

09/14/2014

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Mpls. Police Give City A+ For All-Star Game Security

It’s been just about two months since the All-Star game was played at Target Field, but Minneapolis Police are just now getting an idea of how much it cost them. It took about 700 police personnel to keep downtown safe during the days leading up to the game.

09/05/2014

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Barricaded Suspect Arrested After East Metro SWAT Team Fires Non-Lethal Round

Geoffrey McCloskey, 33, who had active felony warrants in Ramsey and Hennepin counties, was shot in the leg with one non-lethal round by police around 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

09/04/2014

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St. Paul Police Fed. Pres: Mayor’s Arrest Statements ‘Inflammatory’

The president of the Saint Paul Police Federation has criticized Mayor Chris Coleman for statements he made regarding the arrest of a man that was uploaded to YouTube. The incident involving Chris Lollie and three St. Paul Police officers took place on Jan. 31, but it went viral earlier this week after it was put on the popular video site.

08/30/2014

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ATF Agents Train For Next Standoff

Federal agents from across the country are in the Twin Cities training for any dangerous situations that are likely to occur. They are agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and they’re learning the art of negotiating with armed and barricaded suspects.

08/25/2014

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Good Question: How Do They Determine If Deadly Force Was Justified?

Nine days after their son was killed by a Ferguson police officer, Michael Brown’s family now says they are convinced the officer who shot him should be punished.

08/18/2014

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Mpls. Police Seek Help In Identifying Dumpster Fire Victim

Minneapolis Police have released the picture of a tattoo in hopes it’ll lead to the identity of a badly burned body found next to a dumpster fire last week. On Aug. 7 at 11:29 p.m., dispatch received a call of a fire in a dumpster on 39th Street East between Snelling and Minnehaha avenues. Police were called shortly after when a body was found next to the dumpster.

08/12/2014

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Brooklyn Park Unveils Crime Tip System For National Night Out

Tuesday is National Night Out, an annual event where residents in communities across the nation get together and talk crime prevention as well as forming partnerships with police. Many communities have events planned, and in Brooklyn Park they’re using the night to unveil a new way for police to communicate with residents.

08/05/2014

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Officials: No Fatalities In “I-90/94 Challenge”

Officials say there have been no fatalities in the I-90/94 challenge as of 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3. Drivers across 15 states were asked to take part in the I-90/94 challenge from Aug. 1 – 4.

08/03/2014

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Police: Officer Involved In Shooting Incident In St. Paul

What started as a pursuit of a carjacking suspect turned into an officer-involved shooting in St. Paul Sunday afternoon. The incident left two officers and a teenager injured, and a suspect dead. The incident began with a car crash near Jackson Street and Cook Avenue.

08/03/2014

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Activists Stand By Al Flowers In Wake Of Arrest

Community activists are standing by one of their own after Al Flowers says he was assaulted by police at his home in south Minneapolis. Flowers was arrested Saturday after police say he didn’t cooperate with them as they issued a search warrant for the arrest of his 16-year-old daughter.

07/29/2014

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Police Release Surveillance Images In Roseville Pawn Shop Shooting

Police have released surveillance images of the suspects and their vehicle in a Roseville pawn shop shooting and robbery that took place Monday night. According to police, officers responded to a call of a shooting at the Pawn America on the 1700 block of Rice Street at about 5:44 p.m.

07/23/2014

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Officials: Male, 16, Flees Police After Being Pulled Over For Stop Sign Violation

A 16-year-old male was arrested in St. Cloud for fleeing officers after they attempted to pull him over for violating a traffic stop Friday night. The male faces charges of fleeing police in a car, criminal vehicular operation, DUI in the fourth degree, driving after revocation and stop sign violation. According to police, the driver took off after officers attempted to pull him over.

07/12/2014

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Mpls. Cops Recover 44 Stolen Bikes Thanks To Alert Neighbor

An alert neighbor tipped Minneapolis police to a stash of stolen high-end bicycles. Officers found 44 bikes in a south Minneapolis home. Authorities also believe they discovered a drop off point where stolen bikes are taken and then re-sold.

06/26/2014

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