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‘Steve’s Law’ Seeks To Fight Heroin Epidemic

A woman who lost her fiancé to a heroin overdose says Minnesota lawmakers can do something about a growing epidemic that will save lives. On Saturday night, the Steve Rummler Hope Foundation hosted an event at Tuttles in Hopkins to raise awareness about drug addiction. Rummler died three years ago after a heroin overdose. He battled a prescription drug addiction for years following a back injury.

01/25/2014

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Minneapolis Police Investigating After 3 Shot

Three people were shot at a bus stop near the corner of West Broadway and Emerson avenues in Minneapolis, according to police.

01/19/2014

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Duluth Police Advise No Travel Amid Freezing Rain

Police in Duluth are urging residents to stay home because of freezing rain that has created dangerous driving conditions.

01/12/2014

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When Throwing Away Expensive Gift Boxes, Police Urge Caution

This time of year, people have a lot of extra boxes and it may tempt people to get a bit careless with how they get rid of those items. But police say that’s a bigger risk than you may think.

12/24/2013

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Dayton Rejects Police Chief’s Misconduct Investigation Plan

Gov. Mark Dayton says the state will not cooperate with Minneapolis police to investigate police misconduct. That’s after the Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau announced the plan Wednesday, after months of consultation with the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA).

12/19/2013

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Misbehaving Vikings Fans: Better Or Worse Than Other Team Fans?

The Minnesota Vikings will play one more time at the Metrodome before the building is torn down. While most eyes are on the field during a game, WCCO found that police have plenty to do that has nothing to do with football.

12/18/2013

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Police Continue To Investigate After ‘U’ Student Found Dead

Police are still trying to figure out how a University of Minnesota student ended up dead outside over the weekend. The freshman’s body was discovered Sunday morning, just east of the Stone Arch Bridge, along Main Street in Minneapolis.

12/16/2013

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Fargo Police Join Probe Into School Security Story

Police in Fargo have joined an investigation into whether a TV journalist broke the law while reporting a hidden-camera story aimed at revealing holes in security at elementary schools.

12/16/2013

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Body Found On Mpls. Riverbank Identified As ‘U’ Student

Minneapolis Police are investigating after a man’s body was found lying on the riverbank, just east of the Stone Arch Bridge. Authorities say they received a 911 call around 8:45 a.m. Sunday regarding an unresponsive person lying on the ground.

12/15/2013

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Police Uniform, Gun Stolen From Off-Duty Mpls. Cop’s Truck

An off-duty Minneapolis police officer was himself the victim of a crime that’s a big cause for concern. It happened two days before Thanksgiving, when the officer’s personal vehicle was broken into and thieves ran off with a black duffel bag.

12/13/2013

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Alleged Drunk Driver Crashes Into Crystal Police Squad

Crystal Police are investigating an overnight crash between a squad car and another vehicle full of people. The accident happened around 12:30 a.m. at 62nd and County Road 81.

12/08/2013

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Richfield Stabbing Victim Moved Here From Ethiopia

Richfield police are investigating the death of a 48-year-old man. Police say officers responded to a 911 call at about 5 a.m. Sunday, after the caller indicated an assault was in progress. Lt. Mike Flaherty says officers found the victim with multiple puncture wounds. He died at the scene.

12/02/2013

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Richfield Police Investigating Man’s Death

Richfield Police are investigating after a 48-year-old man died at a home on the 7300 block of 12th Avenue. According to authorities, officers responded to a 911 call at the address around 4:53 a.m. Sunday, after the caller stated an assault was in progress.

12/01/2013

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‘U’ Student Robbed At Home Near Campus

Police are investigating yet another armed robbery of a University of Minnesota student. This time, it happened around 3:40 a.m. Wednesday near the intersection of 11th Avenue SE and 8th Street SE.

11/21/2013

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Police: 2 Injured In North Side Shooting, Officers Looking For Shooter

Two men suffered non-life-threatening gunshot wounds Wednesday night on the city’s north side, and police say they’re still trying to find the shooter.

11/20/2013

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Chaotic Minivan Scene

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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