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Minn. Man Reflects On Months Spent In UAE Prison

A Minnesota man is opening up about spending nine months in a United Arab Emirates prison. Authorities arrested 29-year-old Shez Cassim after posting this video to YouTube. The video was meant to be a joke and poked fun at local youth culture.

01/27/2014

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Minn. Man Recounts Experience In UAE Prison

A Minnesota man who spent nine months in prison in the United Arab Emirates for posting a satirical video online says he felt fear at times and was kept in filthy conditions.

01/17/2014

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‘Major Drug Dealer’ Sentenced To 7 Years In Prison

A 26-year-old Oakdale woman has been sentenced to seven years in prison for being a “major drug dealer,” the Washington County Attorney’s Office announced Thursday.

01/02/2014

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Driver In Fatal Drunk Driving Crash Ordered To Pay $37K

A Cokato man has been ordered to pay more than $37,000 after drunkenly causing a car crash that killed three generations of a family last year in Kandiyohi County.

12/11/2013

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Judge Denies Minn. Businessman Petters’ Appeal

A federal judge has denied convicted Minnesota businessman Tom Petters’ appeal for a shorter sentence. In a ruling issued Thursday, U.S. District Judge Richard Kyle said Petters “has tried to pull off one final con” by seeking a shorter sentence.

12/05/2013

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Inmate Strangled, Killed Inside Oak Park Heights Prison

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) is investigating the death of a 30-year-old inmate at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Oak Park Heights Monday.

12/03/2013

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Man Accused Of Faking Death Sentenced To Prison

A Minnesota man convicted in an $11 million insurance fraud case has been sentenced in federal court after trying to avoid prison by faking his own death. A U.S. District Court judge on Monday sent Travis Scott to prison for 12 years and eight months after the 36-year-old Eden Prairie man pleaded for compassion.

11/19/2013

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Elk River Man Sentenced For Sexually Assaulting Pre-Teenage Girl

A 30-year-old Elk River man will spend 30 years in prison after it was discovered that he engaged in a sexual act with a 7-year-old victim.

10/30/2013

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Petters Fundraiser Vennes Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison

Frank Elroy Vennes Jr. was sentenced to 180 months in prison on Friday, in connection with fraudulently raising money through hedge funds for investment in Petters Company. Vennes was a long-time associate of Thomas J. Petters, the Minnesota businessman convicted in 2009 of orchestrating a $3.65 billion Ponzi scheme.

10/18/2013

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Prison Health Care Provider Defends Services

The national company that has been replaced as the health care provider to Minnesota’s 9,000 prison inmates is defending its services. Corizon Health says the state Department of Corrections has thanked the company for “exceptional service over the last 16 years.” DOC severed ties with Corizon following staff complaints of substandard care and legal action against the company. Corizon was replaced by St. Louis-based Centurion Managed Care, a Fortune 500 health care company that manages medical care under public contracts in several states.

10/18/2013

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Adrian Peterson Has Dealt With Tragedy Often

When Adrian Peterson was 7, he saw his older brother die in a bike accident when he was hit by a drunken driver. For Peterson’s teenage years, his father was in prison. He grew up poor in east Texas. Shortly before the Minnesota Vikings drafted him in 2007, a half-brother, was shot and killed. Long before Peterson began running through the NFL record book, he learned to turn tragedy into fuel for an exceptional career. Football has always been his escape, and now he’s dealing with more off-the-field strife.

10/12/2013

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Man Sentenced To 27 Months For Swindling $670,000 From Church

A Cottage Grove man was sentenced to more than two years in prison for his role in stealing nearly $700,000 from his church. Scott Joseph Domeier, a former employee of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, was sentenced to 27 months for swindling $670,000 between 1995 and 2012.

10/01/2013

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Man Sentenced For Shooting At 2 Cops After Fight With Brother

A 41-year-old West St. Paul man has been sentenced for shooting at two police officers after a fight at his home with his brother Sunday morning, according to the Dakota County Attorney’s Office.

09/12/2013

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Inver Grove Heights Man Sentenced To Prison For 6 Lbs. Of Cocaine

A 27-year-old Inver Grove Heights man was sentenced to prison on Monday in Dakota County court for possessing about 8 pounds of illegal narcotics. Mike Sanchez pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree controlled possession in receiving almost six pounds of cocaine and two pounds of methamphetamine on July 23, 2013 in Inver Grove Heights.

09/10/2013

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Minnesota Man Gets 30 Years In Chicago Cold Case

A 58-year-old Minnesota man has been sentenced to 30 years in an Illinois prison for a decades-old cold case killing. Bruno Salgado of Ramsey, Minn., was sentenced Friday. He was convicted in a June bench trial of the 1982 murder of 28-year-old Ismael Solano.

09/06/2013

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