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Cops: Phone Thieves Target Teens, Get Up To $200 Per Phone

Every day in Minneapolis a teenager is the victim of a crime, which police say has gotten out of control. City police have taken hundreds of robbery reports from kids this year who have had their cell phones stolen. It’s happening on city buses, outside of schools, and on streets and sidewalks all over the city.

06/02/2014

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Pension Changes Spur Minnesota Police To Retire

Police and firefighters across Minnesota are retiring in greater numbers, a development attributed to changes in the state pension rule. About 300 officers and firefighters retire each year. But for the fiscal year ending June 30, there will be an estimated 600 retirements.

06/01/2014

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Amy Pagnac’s Mother, Sister Thankful For Thorough Investigation

The family of Amy Pagnac talked Thursday about what officers took when they searched the family home last week. The Maple Grove 13-year-old went missing in Osseo in 1989. But just last week investigators did a thorough search of her childhood home.

05/29/2014

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Bear Vanishes After Numerous Sightings In The South Metro

The first reports of a north woods visitor came just prior to the Memorial Day weekend. On Friday morning, the phone line to Savage police began ringing as folks like Jessica Sepeda called in, saying they’d seen a bear.

05/28/2014

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Police Begin ‘Click It Or Ticket’ Campaign

Police across Minnesota want to make sure everyone is wearing their seat belts as part of their latest “Click It or Ticket” campaign. The Department of Safety put out a new public service announcement last weekend comparing the impact of a crash without a seatbelt to falling from a tall building.

05/19/2014

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13-Year-Old Allegedly Prank Calls Police

A 13-year-old male has been charged with making a prank call to police about an armed intruder in a St. Paul middle school. According to the Ramsey County Attorney’s office, the teenager called police allegedly claiming an armed man was inside of Parkway Middle School Montessori on Wednesday, May 14.

05/16/2014

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U Of M Police To Students After Recent Robbery: Put Your Phone Away

As students head into finals week, University of Minnesota police are looking into the first on campus robbery of the semester.

04/28/2014

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Police Ask For Public’s Help In Search For Missing Man

Minneapolis police are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing man who is considered to be in endangered. Jeffrey Viel, 48, has been missing since Thursday, April 24. Police said he was last seen at 4 a.m. on Thursday in the 2700 block of James Avenue North.

04/26/2014

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Man Accusing Roseville Cops Of Excessive Force

A Minneapolis man says he was brutalized by Roseville police, and now he’s taking them to court. The incident happened last May near Lexington Avenue and Highway 36.

04/18/2014

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Police: 19 Arrested, No Officers Injured After Gophers’ Loss

The Gopher men’s hockey team didn’t take home the national championship but that didn’t stop hockey fans from causing another rowdy night in Dinkytown.

04/13/2014

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2 Arrested After Chase, Suspected Burglaries

A 26-year-old man was arrested Monday, after leading police on a chase from St. Paul to Cottage Grove, Minn. Officials say the man had multiple felony warrants out for his arrest.

04/07/2014

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1 Injured In St. Paul Shooting, Police Looking For Suspect

One person is in the hospital after a shooting on the west side of St. Paul Sunday evening, according to police. Police say the shooting occurred at 8 p.m. on the 900 block of Central Avenue West.

04/06/2014

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Father Accused Of Shooting Son Now In Custody

An 84-year-old man accused of shooting and killing his son is now in police custody, after being hospitalized with self-inflicted wounds to the chest and neck.

03/26/2014

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Police: 2 Officers Hospitalized After SUV Collides With Squad Car

Two Minneapolis police officers were taken to a hospital as a precaution Tuesday night after an SUV T-boned a squad car on the city’s north side. It happened at about 9:16 p.m. near the intersection of 36th and Russell Avenues, police said.

03/25/2014

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Mpls. Police Search For Suspects In Subway Robberies

Minneapolis Police are asking for the public’s help to find three men who could be linked to several armed robberies of sandwich restaurants.

03/20/2014

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