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Minnesota Guardsman Charged With Making Child Porn In Afghanistan

A Minnesota National Guardsman is charged in federal court with making child pornography while he was deployed in Afghanistan.

03/25/2015

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Family Of Man Killed By Police Will Ask For Federal Review

An attorney for the family of a man fatally shot by St. Paul police says he will ask the U.S. Department of Justice to begin a civil rights investigation into the death.

02/13/2015

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Feds Single Out Investigation Into Synthetic Drugs

Law enforcement personnel who investigated the synthetic drug deaths of two Grand Forks-area teenagers have been honored by the U.S. Department of Justice.

10/16/2014

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DOJ Presents Findings Of 6-Year Review Of Mpls. Police

The Minneapolis Police Department just got the results of a six-year review of conduct of its officers and oversight process. The analysis was requested by Chief Janee Harteau and conducted by the Department of Justice Diagnostic Center.

10/08/2014

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Minneapolis-St. Paul 1 Site Of Anti-Terror Program

The cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul will participate in a Department of Justice pilot program designed to detect American extremists who are looking to join terror organizations overseas. U.S. Attorney Andy Luger told The Associated Press about the Twin Cities’ participation during a Tuesday interview.

09/16/2014

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Medtronic Settles Whistleblower Lawsuit

Medical device maker Medtronic Inc. will pay the U.S. Department of Justice $9.9 million to settle a lawsuit that accused the company of giving doctors gifts in return for using its defibrillators and pacemakers.

05/29/2014

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Man Charged With Mailing Threatening Letters

A 45-year-old man was indicted for allegedly mailing threatening letters to courthouse officials Thursday. Johnnie Earl Long, of Braham, was charged with six counts of mailing threatening communications and one count of false information and hoaxes.

05/23/2014

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Mankato Woman Pleads Guilty To Human Trafficking

A Mankato woman has pleaded guilty to bringing a Vietnamese woman to the U.S. and forcing her to work at her son’s restaurant.

03/26/2014

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Data Shows Deported Nazi War Criminals Never Left U.S.

At least 10 suspected Nazi war criminals ordered deported by the United States never left the country, according to an Associated Press review of Justice Department data — and four are living in the U.S. today. All remained eligible for public benefits such as Social Security until they exhausted appeals, and in one case even beyond.

07/30/2013

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AP Reporter Tells Of Finding Alleged Ex-Nazi In NE Mpls.

An Associated Press investigation revealed Friday that a resident of Northeast Minneapolis was once a commander for a Nazi-led unit during World War II. According to the AP, 94-year-old Michael Karkoc entered the U.S. by lying to American authorities.

06/14/2013

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Nazi Unit Leader’s Minneapolis Life Prompts Shock

The neighbor of a former commander of a Nazi SS-led unit living in Minnesota says the man has lived quietly and always been friendly and considerate. An Associated Press investigation found that Michael Karkoc served as a top commander in the Ukrainian Self-Defense Legion during World War II.

06/14/2013

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Commander In Nazi-Led Unit Living In Minneapolis

A top commander of a Nazi SS-led unit accused of burning villages filled with women and children lied to American immigration officials to get into the United States and has been living in Minnesota since shortly after World War II, according to evidence uncovered by The Associated Press.

06/14/2013

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Good Question: What Do We Tell Our Kids About Staying Safe?

The kind of kidnapping that captivates the country — and the media — is thankfully very rare. On average 115 children under the age of 18 are abducted by strangers each year, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

05/08/2013

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$1.1 Billion Settlement Awaits Flat Panel Purchasers

The $1.1 billion settlement recently announced between the U.S. Department of Justice and foreign manufacturers of flat panel televisions, laptops and computer monitors just might put a little extra money in consumer’s pockets.

09/26/2012

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Man Sentenced For Failure To Pay Employee Tax Withholding

A Shakopee businessman has been sentenced Monday for failing to pay federal income taxes withheld from workers.

09/10/2012

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Career Criminal Pleads Guilty To Possessing Sawed-Off Shotgun

A 56-year-old man who has been convicted of multiple violent felonies pleaded guilty in district court Tuesday to possessing a 20-gauge sawed-off shotgun.

09/04/2012

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Cottage Grove Man Gets 14 Years For Distributing Child Porn

A 31-year-old Cottage Grove man was sentenced Wednesday to more than 14 years in prison for distributing child pornography, the U.S. Department of Justice said.

08/22/2012

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Truman Settles Police Officer’s Employment Claim

The southern Minnesota city of Truman and the federal government have settled an employment claim filed by a police officer who served in Kuwait.

08/09/2012

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NSP-Wis. To Clean Up Polluted Ashland On-Land Site

Northern States Power Co.-Wisconsin has agreed to clean up the on-land portion of a contaminated site along the Lake Superior shore in Ashland.

08/08/2012

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St. Jude Medical Pays $3.7M To End Investigation

The U.S. Department of Justice said Thursday that St. Jude Medical Inc. will pay almost $3.7 million to settle allegations it overcharged the government for implantable heart devices.

05/31/2012

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Minn. School District Settles Bullying Lawsuits

Top officials with Minnesota’s largest school are welcoming the settlement of two lawsuits over a policy that was criticized for failing to protect students from bullying.

03/05/2012