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Body Recovered After Canoe Overturns On North Metro Lake

One person died Sunday after a canoe with three people aboard tipped on a lake in the north Twin Cities metro, according to the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities responded at about 11:46 a.m. after receiving a report that a canoe had overturned on Twin Lake in Little Canada.

04/26/2015

Miniature Poodle Killed By Pit Bull

Dog Deemed ‘Dangerous’ Mauls Miniature Poodle In Front Of Owner

A Shoreview woman is mourning the loss of her dog. The miniature poodle, named Freddie, was mauled by another dog while the two were out for a walk.

04/07/2015

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Daughter Talks About Mom Killed In Vadnais Heights Fire

Fire officials are still investigating what caused a New Year’s Day fire in Vadnais Heights that claimed the life of a woman. The fire started just after noon Thursday on the 700 block of Berwood Avenue.

01/02/2015

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1 Person Dies In Vadnais Heights House Fire

Fire investigators are trying to determine what caused a house fire in Vadnais Heights Thursday afternoon that killed one person. The fire started just after noon on the 700 block of Berwood Avenue West. Neighbors say the fire spread quickly, and appeared to move from room to room.

01/01/2015

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Lawmakers Stoke License Plate Reader Debate

State lawmakers and data privacy advocates are gearing up to crack down on how police use license plate readers.

12/22/2014

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Thief Caught On Camera Stealing Christmas Packages

A White Bear Lake man hopes his home security camera footage will lead to an arrest of the man who stole from him. John Felton says he was sitting at work on Thursday and got an alert on his tablet that there was motion activity detected outside his house.

12/13/2014

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Henn. Co. Sheriff: Beware Of Phone Scammers

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is warning citizens about phone scams. Residents have reported being called by people who claim arrest warrants are out for them due to unpaid court fees, fines or missed jury duty. The sheriff’s office says the calls have led to unauthorized credit card use, identity theft and other forms of fraud.

12/13/2014

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Phone Scammer Posing As Ramsey Co. Sheriff’s Office

The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public to beware of calls from a scam artist posing as a member of the sheriff’s office. Officials say several citizens have reported receiving phone calls from someone asking them to settle up unpaid warrants by placing money on a prepaid card.

12/09/2014

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Sheriff: Reward Up To $40K To Find Arden Hills Murder Suspect

The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday it has increased the reward to $40,000 for tips leading to the arrest and conviction of Ty Hoffman, the man suspected in an Arden Hills murder and Blaine bank robbery. A warrant is out for Hoffman’s arrest in connection with the Aug. 11 shooting death of Kelly Phillips at an Arden Hills gas station.

09/10/2014

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Sheriff Releases New Hoffman Photo, Warns Of Red-Dyed Money

The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Department is releasing an updated wanted poster for fugitive Lyle “Ty” Hoffman. The poster includes a new photo taken on Labor Day at a metro area big-box retail store. The 44-year-old is charged with the murder of his former boyfriend and business partner, Boston-Scientific-executive Kelly Phillips.

09/05/2014

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Sheriff: Wanted Poster Out For Arden Hills Murder Suspect

As the search for Ty Hoffman continues, the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office released a new wanted poster Thursday seeking information leading to his arrest. Hoffman is suspected in the Aug. 11 shooting death of Kelly Phillips at an Arden Hills gas station.

08/21/2014

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Murder Suspect Still At Large After Anoka Co. Airport Search

Multiple police agencies surrounded a pair of hangers at a metro airport Tuesday afternoon after receiving information about a suspect in the murder of a Minneapolis executive. Blaine Police say they received a tip at about 12:37 p.m. that 44-year-old Ty Hoffman may be at the Anoka County Airport.

08/12/2014

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Man’s Body Pulled From Mississippi River In St. Paul

Authorities said a man’s body was pulled from the Mississippi River Saturday morning near the line between Ramsey and Dakota Counties. The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a body in the Missisippi River at about 7:42 a.m. Saturday.

08/02/2014

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Sheriff: Man, 22, Drowns In Lake Phalen

Authorities said a 22-year-old St. Paul man is dead after drowning in Lake Phalen Saturday night. The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office was called to Lake Phalen at about 8 p.m. Saturday after a person swimming in the lake saw the man go under under, but never resurfaced.

06/22/2014

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Caller Impersonating Deputy, Demanding ‘Jury Duty’ Fee

The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of a scam in which a man impersonates a deputy and tricks victims into paying a hefty fee for their failing to serve jury duty.

04/22/2014

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St. Paul Students Create PSAs To Highlight Safe Driving

Eric Zajkowski’s social studies class had a unique assignment on Thursday. The students spent their day outside on a cold parking lot in Arden Hills, which more closely resembled a Hollywood movie set. Sophomores, juniors and seniors in Zajkowski’s class at Hmong College Prep Academy in St. Paul are making public service announcement videos, and a powerful statement that can save lives.

01/09/2014

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State Patrol: Pedestrian Hit, Killed By Car In Maplewood

A female pedestrian was hit and killed by a car while crossing Highway 120 in Maplewood Tuesday night, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Maplewood Police and the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office responded to the incident at about 5:45 p.m. Tuesday near the area of Highway 120 and 10th Street N.

11/05/2013

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Sheriff: Shoreview Death Was Homicide

A suspicious death investigation in Shoreview has changed to a homicide investigation, according to the Ramsey County Sheriff’s office. Authorities say a man was found slumped over outside of a building, dead of an apparent gunshot wound on early Thursday morning. The man, described as African American in his late 20s or early 30s, was found in the 5700 block of Hamline Avenue North, and was without identification.

08/30/2013

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Search For Drugs Ends With Officer-Involved Shooting

A search for drugs inside a New Brighton home Tuesday afternoon ended with a task force member shooting a suspect multiple times.

08/27/2013

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Man Killed In Shoreview Accident ID’d

Officials have named the man killed Tuesday afternoon in an accident in Shoreview.

08/21/2013

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Emergency Training Exercise Planned In Arden Hills

Residents in Arden Hills may see some extra police activity this weekend as public safety agencies from around Ramsey County participate in large-scale exercises to test their response to major incidents.

08/02/2013

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Man Hospitalized After Monday Night Standoff In White Bear Lake

Authorities said a police standoff with a potentially suicidal man in White Bear Lake Monday night ended with the man suffering a non-life threatening self-inflicted gunshot wound. White Bear Lake Police responded to a home on the 3500 block of Glen Oaks Avenue at about 7:02 p.m. Monday on a report of a despondent 40-year-old male family member who was inside the home and not welcome.

07/23/2013

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Helicopter Crashes In Maplewood, Killing Pilot

A pilot was killed Wednesday when the helicopter he was flying to spray for mosquitoes crashed into the backyard of a Maplewood home.

06/19/2013

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Authorities Seize Mislabeled Drugs From St. Paul Market

Authorities said Thursday they have seized hundreds of pounds of cyanide, steroids, opiates and other mislabeled or unlabeled drugs from more than 15 vendors at a Hmong market in St. Paul.

06/13/2013

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Cops: ‘Suspicious Substance’ Found In Envelope; 1 Treated

Authorities are investigating after a suspicious substance was found Thursday afternoon in an envelope at a Wells Fargo building in Shoreview. One person was exposed to the substance and is being evaluated.

04/25/2013

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