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Minnesota’s Prison Population Among Nation’s Lowest

A new report shows Minnesota’s prison population rate is among the nation’s lowest. The U.S. Department of Justice statistics released Thursday says Maine had the lowest rate of imprisonment at 145 per 100,000 residents.

07/25/2013

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Jail Releases New Photo Of Aaron Schaffhausen

Convicted killer Aaron Schauffhausen is now in prison serving three life sentences for the murder of his daughters. A new mug of Schaffhausen was taken last Wednesday as he entered the state prison system.

07/21/2013

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Man Gets Life In Prison For Gang-Related Shooting In St. Paul

A jury found a 20-year-old man guilty of a gang-related shooting last October that left a woman dead in an SUV in an alley behind a St. Paul church. Joseph Campbell was found guilty Thursday in the death of Neressa Turner on Oct. 14, 2012, the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office said. After the verdict, Campbell was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

06/13/2013

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Blaine Man Sentenced To Life In Prison For Death Of Girlfriend

A 55-year-old man was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday, after he was found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend.

05/29/2013

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Duluth Prison Escapee Indicted

A Minneapolis man who escaped from prison could face another five years behind bars as he was indicted in federal court for fleeing his Duluth prison last month.

04/24/2013

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Son: Mom ‘Evil Monster,’ Deserves To Die In Prison

A Wisconsin woman recently convicted of killing her daughter more than 50 years ago is an “evil monster” who deserves to die in prison, said her adult son, who claims he suffered years of horrific abuse at his mother’s hands.

04/16/2013

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Man Gets More Than 7 Years For Shooting Homeless Man

A 23-year-old man was sentenced Monday to more than seven years in prison after pleading guilty to shooting a homeless man in Minneapolis’ Franklin Avenue Library last year.

04/15/2013

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Inmate Sentenced To Additional Time For Assault

A 22-year-old inmate at a federal prison in Connecticut has been sentenced Thursday to nearly three more years of prison time for assaulting another inmate with a sock stuffed with two padlocks.

04/04/2013

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2 Escape From Low-Security Federal MN Prison

Two men convicted for fraud have escaped from a low-security federal prison camp near Duluth, Minn., according to authorities.

03/31/2013

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Denny Hecker Moves To His 9th Prison

Though he’s currently incarcerated, fallen auto mogul Denny Hecker remains a man on the move. Hecker has been moved to the Federal Correctional Institution Englewood in Littleton, Colo., according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

03/29/2013

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Man Sentenced To 25 Years In Gang Rape Of Teen

A St. Paul, Minn. man was sentenced to 25 years in prison Wednesday, after pleaded guilty to four counts related to his role in the gang rape of a teen girl.

03/27/2013

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Corrections Officer Pleads Guilty To Sex With Inmate

A former northern Minnesota corrections officer pleaded guilty Monday to having sex with an inmate multiple times late last year.

03/25/2013

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Robbinsdale Man Sentenced For Conspiring To Sell Cocaine

A 26-year-old Robbinsdale man was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in St. Paul for conspiring to distribute approximately 249 grams of cocaine.

03/06/2013

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2 Mpls. Women Sentenced For Stealing More Than $1M From ING

Two Minneapolis women were sentenced Wednesday in federal court for stealing more than $1 million from the ING life insurance company.

02/27/2013

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Mpls. Mom Sentenced To 10 Years For Death Of Daughter

A 23-year-old Minneapolis woman was sentenced Friday to more than 10 years in prison for the second-degree murder of her daughter.

12/21/2012

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Record 30-Year Sentence For Meth Ring Kingpin

A Hennepin County District Court judge sentenced a 37-year-old man, accused in a major meth ring, to 30 years in prison. The sentence is a state record for a drug crime.

12/04/2012

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Rochester Man, 27, Sentenced For Distributing Child Pornography

A 27-year-old Rochester man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for distributing a video containing child pornography, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

11/20/2012

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Wife Of Imprisoned Denny Hecker: ‘He Was Made For Me’

Theirs may not be your typical love story. But in a WCCO exclusive, Denny Hecker’s wife says she and the imprisoned former auto dealer were made for each other.

11/08/2012

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Monticello Man Sentenced To 58 Months For Deaths Of Motorcycle Couple

A 20-year-old Monticello man has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison for causing a crash that killed two people near Big Lake.

10/22/2012

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West St. Paul ‘Career Criminal’ Sentenced To 28 Years

A 56-year-old West St. Paul man, called a “career criminal,” has been sentenced to 28 years in prison, the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office announced Monday.

10/01/2012

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Amy Senser Ordered To Remain In Prison During Appeal

Amy Senser has been ordered to remain in prison during her appeals process. A judge denied her request to be released on Wednesday.

09/26/2012

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Ex-Mpls. Firefighter Sentenced On Drug Charge

A former Minneapolis firefighter has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison on a federal drug charge.

09/20/2012

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Man Gets 2 Years In Prison For Ramming Squads

A man convicted of an assault on two deputies of the U.S. Marshals Service in Minnesota has been sentenced to two years in prison.

09/19/2012

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Mother Gets 1 Year In Prison For Letting Toddler Die

The 21-year-old Minnesota mother accused of failing to get medical help for her toddler was sentenced to one year in prison Thursday.

09/13/2012

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Father Gets 10 Years In Prison Over Baby’s Death

A Coon Rapids man who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in his 5-month-old daughter’s death has been sentenced.

09/12/2012

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