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Jury Finds Man Guilty Of Sex Trafficking Teen Girl In St. Paul

A Ramsey County jury found a Chicago man guilty in the sex trafficking of a 15-year-old girl in St. Paul in April 2013. Arteco Marvell Rhodes, 38, was found guilty of possession of child pornography and he will be sentenced at 9 a.m. on Dec. 13.

11/02/2013

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Teen Sentenced After Admitting To Taking Part In Brutal Beating

A 15-year-old boy has been sentenced to more than a year in a juvenile facility after admitting to taking part in a brutal beating two months ago that left a 26-year-old St. Paul man with serious brain injuries. On Tuesday, Ramsey County Juvenile Court Judge Mark Ireland sentenced the teenager, who has not been named due to his age, to a 103-month stayed adult sentence, 18-24 months in a secure juvenile facility and he’ll be under enhanced supervision until he turns 21.

10/23/2013

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Lawsuit Alleges Abuse By St. Thomas Priest

A woman is suing a university priest and professor in St. Paul for alleged sexual abuse beginning when she was 13 years old. The civil lawsuit against the Rev. Michael Jerome Keating of the University of St. Thomas was filed Monday in Ramsey County.

10/14/2013

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Trevino Found Guilty, Kira’s Father: ‘Justice Has Been Done’

A jury has found Jeffery Trevino guilty of second-degree murder, but not guilty of second-degree murder with intent in the death of his wife, Kira Steger. The jurors found that Trevino did kill his wife but that it wasn’t his plan. They say her death happened during his attack.

10/02/2013

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Ramsey County Parks Plan Controlled Deer Hunt

Michael Goodnature, the natural resources manager for Ramsey County Parks joined John Hines on the WCCO Morning News

09/30/2013

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Ramsey Co. Courthouse Briefly Shutdown Due To Suspicious Package

The Ramsey County Courthouse has been reopened after a brief shutdown due to a suspicious package Wednesday morning.

09/25/2013

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Minn. Sees Rush In Gay Couples To Get Marriage Licenses

Same-sex couples have obtained nearly 1 of every 3 marriage licenses issued in Minnesota since they got the legal right to wed. That’s the finding of a statewide survey by The Associated Press of the earliest impact of the new gay marriage law. It shows that at least 1,640 gay couples plan to get married.

09/02/2013

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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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Judge Refuses To Throw Out Suit Against Scouts

A Ramsey County judge has refused to throw out a lawsuit over a former scoutmaster’s sexual abuse of one of his Boy Scouts. Judge Elena Ostby on Friday denied requests to dismiss the lawsuit by the Boy Scouts of America, the local Northern Star Council and the church that sponsored the troop.

08/23/2013

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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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Police: Pedestrian Hit, Killed In Shoreview

A pedestrian was hit and killed Tuesday afternoon on the 5500 block of Lexington Avenue in Shoreview, Minn., according to authorities. The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office said officers arrived on the scene at 12:55 p.m. Tuesday after a vehicle driving northbound on Lexington Avenue, north of County Road I, collided with an adult male.

08/20/2013

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St. Paul Man Fights For Life After Being Beaten By Several People

Twenty-six-year-old Raymond Wisdstrand was walking on Payne Avenue Sunday evening when he came across a large group of people, who were watching a fight.

08/09/2013

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Authorities ID Victim In Suspicious St. Paul Death

St. Paul officials have identified the 25-year-old man found dead Monday morning on the city’s west side.

08/06/2013

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St. Paul Forestry Crews Finish Tree Cleanup, Shift Focus To Parks

St. Paul’s forestry staff have completed their cleanup effort three and a half weeks after storms knocked down hundreds of trees in the city. According to city officials, the storms on June 21-22 contributed to the fall of more than 500 public trees and numerous private ones. Mayor Chris Coleman applauded city crews for their arduous work.

07/19/2013

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Jury’s Indecision Pushes Sex Trafficking Case Into September

After five days of deliberation, a jury could not come to a unanimous decision in the case of a St. Paul sex trafficking ring that targeted vulnerable teenage girls, according to the Ramsey County Attorney. A trial date has now been set for early September, according to the attorney, in the case that prosecutes two brothers and their two uncles for sex trafficking at least 10 known victims.

07/18/2013

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