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4 Charged In $4 Million Gov’t Benefits Scam

A former daycare operator is in jail while police search for her husband as part of a multimillion-dollar fraud investigation. Yasmin Ali of Fridley and her husband, Ahmed Mohammed, are charged with felonies along with two other men — Joshua Miller of St. Paul and Jordan Smith of Cottage Grove.

12/17/2014

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Judge Lets Rare 2-County Indictment Stand For Alleged Cop Killer

A Dakota County judge has ruled that a rare two-county indictment against a man charged with killing a police officer is legal. Thirty-nine-year-old Brian Fitch Sr. has pleaded not guilty in the July 30 shooting death of Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick.

12/05/2014

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Trial For Accused Cop Killer Brian Fitch Moved To Stearns Co.

A Dakota County judge ruled to move the trail for Brian Fitch, who is accused of murdering Mendota Heights police Officer Scott Patrick, to Stearns Co. Brian Fitch Sr. faces charges of first-degree murder of a peace officer and first-degree premeditated murder in Dakota County.

12/02/2014

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Ramsey County OKs Razing Riverfront Buildings

Ramsey County commissioners have approved a plan to tear down the old West Publishing buildings to make room for new riverfront development in downtown St. Paul.

11/26/2014

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On National Adoption Day, Minnesota Families Rejoice

Across the country, families are gathering in courtrooms for a very happy occasion. It’s National Adoption Day, a day to celebrate children who were once “wards of the state” as they transition into their forever families.

11/22/2014

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Man, 20, Faces Charges For Allegedly Abusing Girlfriend’s 2-Year-Old Daughter

A Robbinsdale man is facing child abuse charges for allegedly inflicting great bodily harm on his girlfriend’s 2-year-old daughter, according to police. Michael Angel Serrata, 20, was charged with malicious punishment of a child by Ramsey County.

11/19/2014

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Judge Won’t Dismiss Nuisance Claim Against Church

A man who was sexually abused by a priest in 1976 can move forward with his claim that the St. Paul-Minneapolis Archdiocese created a public nuisance by failing to warn the public about a problem priest.

09/03/2014

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Sexual Assault Victim Speaks Out Against Little Canada Chiropractor

A Little Canada chiropractor accused of sexual assault pled guilty Monday afternoon. Ramsey County Attorney’s Office’s Dennis Gerhardstein said Thompson pled to the charge of third degree criminal sexual conduct Monday.

08/25/2014

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Patrol: Man, 64, Killed In Ramsey Co. Rear-End Crash

The State Patrol says a 64-year-old Princeton, Minn., man died Friday after his Chevy Impala was rear-ended in the northeast metro by a car traveling at highway speeds.

08/22/2014

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Hennepin, Ramsey Added To Disaster Declaration

Hennepin and Ramsey counties have now been added to a presidential disaster declaration for damage from flooding and severe storms this summer. Gov. Mark Dayton’s office says adding the two counties means 37 counties and three tribal governments are now eligible to receive federal and state aid to recover from damage to public infrastructure. Dakota County is still assessing its damages.

08/21/2014

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Ramsey Co. Officials Issue Warning Not To Help Hoffman

The Ramsey County attorney has now charged Ty Hoffman with second-degree murder in the death of Kelly Phillips. A warrant has been issued for Hoffman’s arrest.

08/15/2014

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Suspect In Police Shooting Formally Charged In Ramsey, Dakota Counties

A 39-year-old “career criminal” and the prime suspect in the shooting of the Mendota Heights police officer was formally charged with a dozen criminal counts on Friday afternoon. Brian Fitch Sr. faces charges of first degree murder of a peace officer or prison guard and first degree premeditated murder in Dakota County.

08/01/2014

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2 St. Paul School Admins Charged With Failing To Report Sexual Misconduct

Two St. Paul Public School administrators have been charged with allegedly failing to comply with the state’s mandated reporting law after a student claimed he had been sexually harassed by a custodian, according to Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom.

07/14/2014

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Judge To Later Rule On Priests’ Electronic Data

A Ramsey County judge said Wednesday that he wants more information before deciding whether the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minnesota must turn over electronic data, such as emails, texts and hard drive information, on priests who have been accused of sexual abuse. Attorneys for victims are seeking the electronic files as part of a lawsuit that claims the archdiocese created a public nuisance by keeping secret the names of accused priests.

06/25/2014

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Officials: Man’s Body Pulled From Lake Phalen

A young man’s body was pulled from Lake Phalen in St. Paul Saturday night. Ramsey County officials say the call for help came in around 8 p.m. after the man went missing.

06/21/2014

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