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Police Chase Robbery Suspects Across Twin Cities

St. Paul authorities say one person is in custody following an armed robbery and police chase across the Twin Cities. St. Paul Police Cmdr. Eric Anderson said one person remained at large late Wednesday.

08/28/2014

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He Was Praised For Escaping Gang Life, Now He’s Charged In A Shooting

After being held up as an example of how to escape gang life, the founder of one of St. Paul’s largest street gangs is in trouble. James Fields is charged with shooting a man at a bar in St. Paul last week.

08/27/2014

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Minnesota Man Charged With Moving Woman’s Body

St. Paul authorities have charged a man with moving the body of a woman who was found wrapped in a blanket outside. Sixty-four-year-old John Stanton Sr. was charged in Ramsey County court Tuesday with one count of interference with a dead body.

08/27/2014

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Boeing 727 Transformed Into St. Paul Classroom

When some Twin Cities students return to school this fall, they’ll get to experience a unique new classroom. Only this one has wings and wheels and is parked at one end of St. Paul’s Holman Field. “We’ve left the cargo door in operation here,” explains Steve Hurvitz, who is in charge of renovating the cargo plane.

08/26/2014

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St. Paul Police Remember Officers Killed 20 Years Ago

St Paul Police Commander John Bandemer remembers the events of Aug. 26, 1994 like it was yesterday. He was off duty when two officers and a K-9 were shot. That morning, police were called to check on a “slumper” — a person found asleep in a vehicle. Officer Ron Ryan Jr. approached the vehicle, woke up the driver and obtained his identification.

08/26/2014

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Pedestrian Struck By Green Line In St. Paul

A man is in the hospital Monday after being struck by a Green Line light-rail train. It happened just after 1 p.m. at the intersection of University Avenue and Chatsworth Street in St. Paul, Minn.

08/25/2014

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Polar Bear Twins Heading To St. Paul’s Como Zoo

St. Paul, Minn. will soon say “hello” to twin polar bears who are nearly 2-years-old! The Toledo Zoo announced Thursday that brother and sister Sakari and Suka, will leave sometime in the fall and move to the Como Park Zoo.

08/23/2014

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Man In Construction Garb Robs St. Paul Bank

The FBI is offering a reward to help find a man they say robbed a St. Paul bank while wearing a very recognizable outfit. The robbery happened at the U.S. Bank on Cleveland Avenue around 9 a.m. Thursday morning. Investigators say a man walked into the bank, claimed to have a gun and demanded money.

08/22/2014

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St. Paul Man Charged For Shooting Romantic Rival

A St. Paul man faces attempted murder charges in connection with a drive-by shooting on Monday afternoon in West St. Paul, according to the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office. Jorge Roman Vasquez, 35, was charged Thursday with first-and second-degree attempted murder, second-degree assault and a charge for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

08/21/2014

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Ash Borer Infestation Found In Olmsted County

Minnesota officials have confirmed trees in Olmsted County are infested with the destructive emerald ash borer. The state Department of Agriculture said Wednesday the county will join Hennepin, Houston, Ramsey and Winona counties in a state and federal quarantine to prevent the infestation from spreading.

08/21/2014

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Priest Sex Abuse Victim Settles With Archdiocese

A victim of clergy sex abuse spoke out Wednesday after settling his case with the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. The case involved Father Thomas Stitts, who was working at St. Leo’s Catholic Church in St. Paul when the alleged abuse occurred.

08/20/2014

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Candyland Sues Over Use Of ‘Chicago Mix’ Name

A battle is brewing over a popular mix of flavored popcorn, pitting David against Goliath. In fact, it just might take a U.S. District Court lawsuit to determine if several national name-brand snack makers are ignoring a protected trademark.

08/20/2014

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Navy ‘Leap Frogs’ Jump From Plane Over Capitol

Parachutes are about to punctuate the sky over Minnesota’s Capitol. An elite team of Navy skydivers planned to jump from a plane to the Capitol lawn on Wednesday afternoon as part of a Navy Week celebration in the state.

08/20/2014

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MN Retains Top Spot In ACT College Entrance Exam

Minnesota retains its top spot among states on the ACT college entrance exam. High school seniors scored 22.9 out of a possible 36 on the ACT, ranking the state first among states in which at least half of graduates took the exam.

08/20/2014

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Black Helicopters Over Twin Cities Have Some Asking Questions

A military training exercise has some in downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul looking to the skies and asking questions. It’s a scene that looks straight out of an action movie.

08/19/2014

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