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Cops under investigation in New Mexico for opening fire on minivan after traffic stop goes wrong.

11/18/2013

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Doctor Found Dead After Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting

Family and friends are in shock after a prominent Twin Cities doctor was gunned down in his home in Orono Friday night. According to the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, police were called to a home on the 1000 block of Heritage Road just before 9 p.m., where they found a man in the front of the property with a handgun. Authorities said shots were exchanged and police killed the man. Law enforcement searched the house and found another man, later identified as Dr. Stephen Larson, dead from an apparent gunshot wound. Larson was a well-known physician who delivered thousands of babies in his career.

11/16/2013

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Police Eying Uptown After String Of Robberies

Police say last Friday at 34th Street West and Harriet Avenue South, a woman getting out of her car was stopped by a man who held her up and took her phone.

11/15/2013

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Body Found In Minnesota River Likely SD Kayaker

Nicollet County Sheriff’s deputies say they believe they’ve found the body of a kayaker missing since June. The body is believed to be Steven Fritze, a sixth-grade teacher from Watertown, S.D., according to the Journal in New Ulm.

11/10/2013

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Movie Blog: ‘Let The Fire Burn’ Is Searingly Brilliant

An astounding work of documentary film making, Let The Fire Burn uses only archival footage to tell the devastating story of Philadelphia’s 1985 police raid fiasco, which turned a working-class neighborhood into a fiery war zone, a living hell that claimed 11 lives, including those of five children.

11/08/2013

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Friends Of Woman Killed In Hit-And-Run Hope Driver Comes Forward

St. Paul police say a woman who was struck by a hit-and-run driver has died. Police say 53-year-old Therese Klotz of St. Paul was struck Friday about 6:40 p.m. She had just dropped off a passenger and gotten out of her car to talk with the woman as the woman walked toward a house.

11/02/2013

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Teen In Custody After Bringing Fake Gun To School

A 15-year-old St. Cloud Tech High School student is in custody pending charges of terroristic threats and possessing a replica firearm on school property, according to St. Cloud police. At about 11:40 a.m. on Friday, authorities responding to reports of threats at the high school at 233 12 Ave S.

11/01/2013

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85-Year-Old Man Hit, Killed By Vehicle In Cottage Grove

Authorities are investigating after a man was struck and killed by a SUV on 70th Street near Goodview Avenue in Cottage Grove. Police say officers, paramedics and fire responded to the scene at 2:04 p.m. Tuesday and found the victim unresponsive.

10/30/2013

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Charges: Duo Steals Nearly $40K Worth Of High-End Eyeglass Frames

Police said two people were caught with nearly $40,000 worth of stolen high-end eyeglass frames earlier this month, after allegedly stealing from multiple Twin Cities businesses. Beverly Sanchez Jara, 38, with an unknown address, and 27-year-old Hector Astudillo, of an unknown address, were each charged with one count of theft (more than $5,000), and one count of aiding and abetting receiving stolen property (more than $5,000).

10/22/2013

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Cops: 2 Men Arrested In Connection With St. Augusta Shooting

Police have arrested and charged two men with first-degree assault after a St. Augusta victim was shot in the victim’s home earlier this week. The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office said on Wednesday, Erik Magnuson, 30, of St. Cloud, and 21-year-old Jerod Jakel, of Sauk Rapids, entered a home on the 23000 block of 69th Avenue in St. Augusta.

10/18/2013

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Cop Cameras Could Cut Back On Complaints, ‘Use Of Force’

Some Minneapolis city leaders believe fitting police officers with cameras on their uniforms can save the city money and protect officers from frivolous complaints. On Thursday, council members Betsy Hodges, Gary Schiff and Cam Gordon showed the body cameras to members of the media.

10/17/2013

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1 Dead, 1 In Critical Condition After Uptown Shooting

Minneapolis Police are investigating a shooting that has left one man dead and another in critical condition.

10/13/2013

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Fundraiser Helps Outfit K-9 Officers With Bulletproof Vests

Some of the state’s finest officers with four legs showed off their skills as a part of a fundraiser Saturday in St. Paul. The group “Vested Interest in K-9s” raises money to provide K-9 officers bullet- and stab-protective vests. Krischel Estrella of Vested Interest says vests can cost nearly $3,000 each, so fundraisers make a big difference for local departments.

10/12/2013

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Police: Death Of Rosemount Couple Ruled Murder-Suicide

Police have ruled the incident in which a married couple was found dead in Rosemount as a murder-suicide. According to Rosemount police, 32-year-old Steven Lee Vasey Jr. received multiple gunshot wounds, and Melissa Vasey, 31, suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

10/10/2013

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Police: Help ID Woman Who Robbed Forest Lake TCF Bank

Police are trying to identify the suspect who woman who robbed a TCF Bank in Forest Lake on Oct. 2. Authorities said it took place at 1:02 p.m. at the Cub Foods on West Broadway Avenue.

10/09/2013

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