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1 Killed In Fiery St. Paul Crash

One person is dead after their truck veered into a ditch, struck several trees and started on fire Friday afternoon. University of Minnesota police say the accident happened at about 2:47 p.m. on Cleveland Avenue near Larpenteur Avenue.

05/08/2015

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‘U’ Rape Case Now A ‘Student Crisis Intervention’

University of Minnesota officials say a case originally reported to police as a sexual assault in a dorm room is now being classified as a student crisis intervention. Officials sent out a campus alert Tuesday after the alleged assault at Sanford Hall early Sunday morning. A student reported that two strangers pulled her into her dorm room and raped her at knifepoint.

05/07/2015

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‘U’ Police: Dorm Rape Victim Knew Her Attackers

University of Minnesota police now say a student who says two men raped her in her dorm room knew her attackers. The attack happened early Sunday morning at Sanford Hall. The student originally told police she didn’t know the men who approached her in the hallway outside her room.

05/06/2015

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Police Investigating Armed Robbery Near U Of M

Police are investigating after the second armed robbery in as many days near the University of Minnesota campus. Police said at about 2:30 a.m. Sunday, four men wearing masks threatened a victim with a gun near 8th Street and 14th Avenue.

01/25/2015

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Police: U Of M Student Assaulted, Robbed On Campus

A University of Minnesota student was attacked and robbed on campus late Friday night. According to police, the incident occurred around 11 p.m. on the Williamson Hall Plaza.

01/24/2015

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Scam Phone Calls Targeting U Of M Students, Asking For Money

University of Minnesota police say there has recently been a string of scam phone calls targeting students, asking them to pay legal fees or overdue taxes. According to the university, the caller will identify themselves as a police officer, or FBI agent, and tell the potential victim they have overdue legal fees.

09/25/2014

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Bicyclist Pulls Gun On Another Bicyclist Near U Of M

The University of Minnesota has issued a crime alert after an attempted armed robbery took place near the East Bank campus Thursday night. Police say the incident happened at about 9:45 p.m. near the intersection of Harvard Street Southeast and East River Road.

08/22/2014

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Man Pleads Guilty To Filming Boys Changing At Local YMCAs

A Coon Rapids, Minn. man pleaded guilty this week to stalking a minor with sexual or aggressive intent after he allegedly filmed boys changing clothes at the Andover YMCA, according to the Anoka County Attorney’s office. Robert Dennis Minor, 54, was also charged in March 2013 with four counts of possession of pornographic work involving minors and two counts of use of minors in a sexual performance.

05/07/2014

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19 Arrested After Gophers Lose NCAA Championship

Nineteen people were arrested Saturday night and Sunday morning after Gopher fans poured out into the streets, after the Gophers lost 7-4 to Union College in the final game of NCAA Championship Tournament.

04/12/2014

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‘U’ Students Want Crime Alerts To Avoid Using Racial Descriptions

School officials at the University of Minnesota are working with black student and facility organizations after they wrote a letter to the school’s president about the racial descriptions given in Crime Alerts.

01/29/2014

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Klobuchar Visits U Of M To Highlight ‘Kill Switch’

U.S. Sen Amy Klobuchar will visit the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis to discuss ways to increase student safety. There were 25 reported robberies on campus during the fall semester, many of them targeting cell phones and laptop computers.

01/21/2014

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Woman Falls From 6th Floor Of U Of M Dorm

University of Minnesota Police are investigating how a woman fell out of a 6th floor window at a residence hall early Saturday evening. Authorities say the woman was taken to the hospital after she fell from the window at Yudof Residence Hall on the campus’ east bank shortly before 6 p.m. They say she is not a U of M student. Investigators are continuing to look into what happened, but say it appears to be an accident.

09/07/2013

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Man Accused Of Videotaping Boys Arrested Yet Again

The Coon Rapids man accused of videotaping young boys while changing clothes at Twin Cities YMCAs was arrested by University of Minnesota police on Thursday for allegedly videotaping boys urinating at Mariucci Arena, too, authorities say.

03/08/2013

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After Assaults, U Of M On Alert During Homecoming Weekend

At the University of Minnesota’s Homecoming Weekend, students and visitors are being met with extra security. A campus-wide crime alert went out after two students and their friends were assaulted Thursday night near in Dinkytown.

10/12/2012

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‘Click It Or Ticket’ Campaign Starts Monday

Police are warning motorists to buckle up as the “Click It or Ticket” campaign will be back up and running next Monday.

05/17/2012

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U Of M Police Prep For Gophers Trip To Frozen Four

University of Minnesota officials are hoping that the Gopher hockey team has success in the Frozen Four, and calm on campus.

04/03/2012