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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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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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