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Minnesota House Puts Out Call For Top Cop

The next chief sergeant-at-arms of the Minnesota House will have something most recent predecessors lacked: A law enforcement background.

12/14/2014

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Alert: St. Thomas Student Groped Outside Her Apartment

Officials at the University of St. Thomas have issued a safety alert after a student reported being groped over the weekend by a man outside her St. Paul apartment.

12/10/2014

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Iowa Police Chief Quits Following Bus Flap

A northeast Iowa police chief who is accused of illegally passing a stopped school bus has quit his post.

11/26/2014

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2 Cars Drove Through Mpls. Ferguson Protests

Hundreds of protesters snarled traffic in Minneapolis Tuesday night as they marched on busy streets and highways. Cars drove through crowds at least twice. One particular incident involving a white van happened on Cedar Avenue South.

11/25/2014

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Superior Police Say Officer Used Justified Force

A Superior police investigation has found an officer’s use of force was justified in an arrest captured by a police dashboard camera.

11/24/2014

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Pocket Dials Becoming A Nuisance For Police

We’ve all done it before: That embarrassing pocket dial, where the person on the other end picks up and can hear everything we’re saying without us knowing. But sometimes instead of unknowingly calling a parent or a friend, the emergency dial feature you see on cell phones accidentally gets hit. Brittney Quant husband accidentally pocket-dialed 911, which led to a front-door visit from police.

11/13/2014

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Body-Cams Come To Minnesota’s Largest PD

The Minneapolis Police Department, the largest in Minnesota, has become the latest to equip its officers with body cameras in what officials say is an effort to improve transparency and hold police accountable. Thirty-six officers will test two camera models over the next several months, with plans to roll them out department-wide by late 2015.

11/09/2014

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Good Question: What Are Those Blue Traffic Lights?

You may have noticed new blue lights popping up near traffic signals all over the metro. They are small, generally tucked out of the way so they don’t distract drivers. Over the past two weeks, they’ve been going up all over Ramsey County.

11/06/2014

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Cops: Man Sped Off From Officer, Died In Crash

Police in the northwest metro say a 28-year-old man died after he sped off from an officer trying to pull him over and crashed into a brick sign.

11/02/2014

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Ex-Rep. Giffords Discusses Gun Violence In Minneapolis

Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords visited Minneapolis on Monday afternoon. Giffords was meeting privately with Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau and domestic violence prevention advocates.

10/20/2014

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Wis. Police Arrest 1 For Urinating On Squad Car

A Wisconsin man has been arrested for allegedly urinating on a marked Madison Police Department squad car.

10/19/2014

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Court Date Set For Vikes’ Johnson After Nightclub Arrest

A hearing date has been set for Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Tom Johnson following his arrest after allegedly refusing to leave a downtown Minneapolis restaurant. Johnson did not appear in court at his arraignment on Friday morning, but was represented by his attorney at the Hennepin County Courthouse.

10/17/2014

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Brooklyn Center Police Ask For Help Identifying Prowler

Brooklyn Center Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who has been caught on surveillance video peering into a home on the city’s southwest side.

10/15/2014

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Drunken Zombie Santa Arrested After Invading St. Paul Home

Police have cited a 21-year-old man who they say entered a St. Paul home while drunk and dressed as a Santa Claus zombie. St. Paul police said Monday the University of St. Thomas student was cited for trespassing and taken to a detoxification center Saturday.

10/14/2014

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Despite Record-Breaking Crowd, Very Few Arrests For Zombie Pub Crawl

The undead took over downtown Minneapolis this past weekend in record numbers. Minneapolis police estimate more than 35,000 people showed up to drink and party at the annual Zombie Pub Crawl. The crowd was so big it broke a Guinness World record for the most people dressed as zombies.

10/13/2014

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1 Dead After Shootout With Police At RV Park

One man is dead after a shootout with police in a St. Anthony, Minn. mobile home park.

10/10/2014

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Plymouth Catholic School Fires Teacher Over Emails

A Catholic school in the Twin Cities area has fired a male teacher who it says sent inappropriate emails to female students.

10/10/2014

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Suspect Arrested In Minneapolis Parking Ramp Assaults

The man accused in two assaults at a downtown Minneapolis parking ramp has been arrested, according to police. They said the 22-year-old suspect was picked up wearing the same clothes.

10/09/2014

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Agency: Police Used Excessive Force Against Vikings Player

Another Viking facing legal trouble says the Minneapolis Police Department violated his rights. Officers said they used a Taser on Tom Johnson outside a Minneapolis nightclub early Sunday morning because he refused to leave.

10/07/2014

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Police Find Stolen Car With 2-Year-Old Boy Inside

A Minneapolis man was reunited with his son Wednesday night after his car was stolen outside a north side gas station with the 2-year-old child inside.

09/25/2014

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Missing Minnesota Family Found Safe In Kansas

A father, four of his children — two of whom are juveniles — and their three dogs who went missing last week have been found in Kansas, according to the Pine County Sheriff’s Office.

09/24/2014

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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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