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Mpls. Woman Gets 15 Years In Prison For Uptown Hit-&-Run

A 38-year-old Minneapolis woman will spend 15 years behind bars for running down a man – who remains in a coma — outside an Uptown bar in August, according to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.

02/06/2015

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Man Who Left US To Join Al-Shabab Is Getting Out Of Prison

A man who was sentenced to prison for leaving the U.S. in 2007 and joining the terror group al-Shabab in Somalia has served his time and is scheduled to be released from a federal facility in Rochester on Thursday, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons website.

02/04/2015

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St. Cloud Prison Spreads Some Cheer Behind Bars

Christmas behind bars comes with little of the typical holiday cheer for inmates at St. Cloud prison. But staff members at the Minnesota Correctional Facility-St. Cloud are working to give it some holiday touch with religious services, treat bags and special Christmas meals.

12/25/2014

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Minn. Man Gets 12 Years For Mortgage Fraud Scheme

Federal officials say a 39-year-old man was sentenced this week to more than 12 years in prison for orchestrating a multi-million dollar mortgage fraud scheme.

12/09/2014

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2 Sentenced For Unrelated Violent Crimes At Red Lake Indian Reservation

The United States Attorney’s Office announced Thursday the sentencing of two men who committed unrelated violent crimes on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. In the U.S. District Court in Duluth Wednesday, Fernando Luis May-Gil-Garcia, 29, and 25-year-old Avery Wade Schoenborn both received sentences of 84 months, or 7 years, in prison. Both are enrolled members of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians.

10/23/2014

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Fmr. Chiropractor Gets 4 Years In Prison For Raping Patient

A former Little Canada chiropractor will spend the next four years behind bars. Fifty-four-year-old Paul Thompson, of Vadnais Heights, admitted to sexually assaulting a woman who had been his patient for more than 10 years. In addition to serving four years in prison, he must also register as a sex offender.

10/20/2014

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A Rare Inside Look: St. Cloud Prison Turns 125

One of the most recognizable buildings in Minnesota — the Minnesota Correctional Facility in St. Cloud — is turning 125. Since 1889, 55 acres of property in central Minnesota has been home to the St. Cloud prison. Once you get inside the granite wall, you can see why this site was chosen.

10/14/2014

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Man Sentenced To 6 Years In Prison For Tax Fraud Scheme

A 25-year-old man has been sentenced to six years in prison for filing false income tax returns in order to obtain tax refunds, according to court documents.

10/08/2014

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MN Inmates Charged With Filing $400K In False Tax Returns

Two inmates at a Minnesota prison are accused of filing $400,000 in false tax claims to the Internal Revenue Service, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Tony Terrell Robinson, 30, and Tanka James Tetzlaff, 39, were each charged Tuesday with one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States and 10 counts each of making false claims.

08/19/2014

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Mpls. Man Gets 8 Years For Videotaped Beatings

A 21-year-old Minneapolis man was sentenced Wednesday to more than eight years in prison for his part in two violent, gang-related crimes last fall, both filmed on cellphones. According to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, Allen Derrell Gaines was convicted of one count of aiding and abetting aggravated robbery in two separate cases.

08/07/2014

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Menahga Man Indicted In Choking Death Of Teen

A Menahga man was indicted Friday in the strangulation death of a 19-year-old woman in February, according to the Hubbard County Attorney’s Office. Harley David Leritz, 21, was indicted on first- and second-degree murder charges by a grand jury in the death of Kiela Knowles.

06/27/2014

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Convicted Killer Delbert Huber Dead At 83

A convicted killer recently questioned in the disappearance of Jacob Wetterling has died. Delbert Huber, 83, passed away just one day after he sat down for an interview with WCCO’s Esme Murphy. Authorities say foul play is not suspected.

06/12/2014

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Man Gets 30 Years In Duluth Landlord Killing

A northeastern Minnesota man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for fatally stabbing a Duluth landlord. Forty-two-year-old Raymond Weeks pleaded guilty in March to intentional second-degree murder.

05/22/2014

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Minnesota Correctional Facility – Stillwater Turns 100

The Minnesota Correctional Facility-Stillwater is celebrating 100 years in operation.  The historic building has approximately 20 acres within the walls and has over 60 buildings that house more than 1,600 offenders. “I think over those years we’ve made a lot of great strides and improvements in what we do,” warden Michelle Smith said.

05/02/2014

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Good Question: How Much Of A Prison Sentence Is Served Behind Bars

In July 2012 a judge sentenced Amy Senser to nearly 41 months for the hit-and-run death of Anousone Phanthavong. Less than two years later, she’s headed to work release. On Thursday, Senser is expected to move from the Shakopee Women’s Prison to either a county jail or halfway house at night and a job during the day. She’s expected to be there for six months before starting parole in October.

04/21/2014

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Amy Senser To Leave Prison This Week

Amy Senser is scheduled to leave prison this week to enter a work release facility. Starting this Thursday, the wife of former Minnesota Vikings player Joe Senser will be transferred from the Shakopee prison to a jail or halfway house.

04/21/2014

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Minnesota Man Gets 20 Years In Prison In Drug Case

A Minneapolis man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison in a synthetic drug conspiracy case in North Dakota. Acting U.S. Attorney Christopher Myers on Monday announced the sentence against 24-year-old Casey Stevens Rosen.

04/14/2014

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Teen Sentenced For Shooting Death Of West St. Paul Man

A St. Paul teen was sentenced Wednesday to more than 23 years in prison for the shooting death of a West St. Paul man in January of 2013, according to the Dakota County Attorney’s office. Donovan Michael Diego, 19, was convicted of second-degree intentional murder in connection with the death of 31-year-old David-Reyes-Galvan on January 11, 2013. Diego, who was 16 at the time of the crime, were indicted by a Dakota County grand jury last October alongside Cristino Andres Rosario and Malik Jamal Alize Farmer.

04/09/2014

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17-Year-Old Boy Gets 16 Years In Brutal St. Paul Beating

A 17-year-old boy has been sentenced to over 16 years in prison for taking part in the brutal beating of a St. Paul man last August, the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday.

03/25/2014

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Amy Senser Granted Early Release From Prison

State officials say Amy Senser, who’s serving time for a fatal hit and run, will be released nearly six months early from prison. The Department of Corrections says Senser applied for a transfer to a jail or halfway house for work release, and it was approved. Senser is the wife of former Minnesota Vikings player Joe Senser. She was convicted of criminal vehicular homicide in the 2011 death of 38-year-old Anousone Phanthavong.

03/07/2014

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3rd Defendant Sentenced In ID Theft Ring Targeting State Employees

A 32-year-old St. Paul woman has been sentenced to prison for her role in a wide-ranging identity theft ring.

03/06/2014

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Talking Points: Legality Of MN’s Sex Offender Program

A ruling late last week says the legislature needs to act to fix a draconian system that Minnesota uses to lock up more than 700 sexually dangerous offenders.

02/23/2014

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Audit: Coordination Of Prison Health Care Needed

A state audit says health care services for the approximately 9,000 adult inmates in Minnesota prisons should be better coordinated and more accountable. Minnesota has one of the lowest inmate mortality rates in the nation.

02/21/2014

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Lawmakers Working To Get Compensation For The Wrongfully Imprisoned

A push is underway to compensate people who were exonerated for crimes for which they were wrongfully convicted and imprisoned.

01/28/2014

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