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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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Disturbing Interview With Teen Accused In Waseca Plot Released

Recordings of a police interview with the Waseca teen accused of plotting to bomb his school and kill his family and fellow students have been released. WCCO-TV got hold of the records Tuesday, and they reveal that 17-year-old John LaDue considered himself to be mentally ill, was enamored with tragedies and wanted to kill as many people as possible in his hometown.

06/24/2014

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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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