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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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Coin Dealer Sentenced To Prison For Bilking Investors Out Of $3.3M

A 53-year-old Excelsior coin dealer was sentenced Thursday in federal court for defrauding customers and investors out of more than $3.3 million. David Laurence Marion was sentenced to 60 months in prison for one count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, and one count of money laundering.

08/29/2013

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Le Center Man Sentenced To 60 Months In Prison For Child Porn

A 47-year-old Le Center man was sentenced Wednesday in federal court for receiving several videos containing child pornography. Harold Duane Davenport was sentenced to 60 months of prison on one count of receipt of child pornography.

08/29/2013

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Police: Man Who Killed 5 In MN Kills Again Behind Bars

A man who killed his wife, his two children and another person in the early 1980s and killed an inmate in a Minnesota prison in the 1990s has killed behind bars again. Craig Bjork, 53, allegedly strangled his 45-year-old cellmate.

08/21/2013

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Man Sentenced To Prison In Crash That Killed 2 Cousins

A 21-year-old St. Paul man has been sentenced to prison in the February deaths of two of his cousins. On Monday, Teng Vang was specifically sentenced to 5 years in prison. In June, Vang pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal vehicular.

08/12/2013

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Man Pleads Guilty In Drunken Crash That Killed 3

The Cokato man accused of drunkenly causing a car crash that killed three generations of a family last year pleaded guilty on Tuesday in Kandiyohi County. County Attorney Jenna Fischer said Paul Wickenhauser will serve 67 months in prison – about 5 1/2 years – after pleading guilty to three counts of criminal vehicular homicide.

07/30/2013

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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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