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2 Teens Plea Guilty In Waseca Bombing Plot

Two teenagers who are accused of assisting, possibly unknowingly, a Waseca teenager in his plot to kill his family and set off explosives at his school have pleaded guilty. John LaDue was arrested last April after authorities said they found bomb-making materials in a storage locker in Waseca.

01/14/2015

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Court Asked To Consider Murder Attempt Charge In School Plot

Prosecutors are asking a state appeals court to reinstate attempted murder charges against a teenager accused of plotting a school attack in southern Minnesota. The appeals court holds a hearing Wednesday in the Waseca County case.

01/07/2015

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Texas Cops Arrest Suspect In Minnesota Bank Robbery

Less than 24 hours after a man robbed a bank in Minnesota’s Steele County, police arrested a suspect in Texas after a 40-mile car chase.

12/20/2014

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Wander Minnesota: Halloween in Minnesota

Halloween is almost here. Last week I took a look at not-so-scary Halloween events around the Twin Cities. This week, let’s take a look at a sampling of Halloween events around the state.

10/20/2014

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Defense: Court Can’t Reinstate School Plot Charges

Attorneys for a teenager accused of plotting a school attack in southern Minnesota say a state appeals court lacks the authority to reinstate the most serious charges filed against the boy.

10/08/2014

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Prosecutors Fight Dismissal Of LaDue Attempted Murder Charges

Just two days after a judge dismissed the attempted murder charges against the Waseca teen accused of plotting to bomb his school, 17-year-old John LaDue made a court appearance Wednesday morning. Transported from a juvenile detention facility in Red Wing, LaDue was back in a Waseca courtroom to learn if he would be tried as an adult.

07/30/2014

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Premeditated Murder Charges Dropped In Waseca Plot Case

Some of the most serious charges facing the Waseca teen accused of planning to bomb his school and kill his parents have been dismissed. According to court documents filed on Monday, a judge dismissed the four counts of premeditated murder facing 17-year-old John LaDue. The judge said that the state failed to show that the teen made substantial steps toward killing anyone.

07/28/2014

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Waseca Woman, 66, Killed In Semi Crash

A 66-year-old Waseca woman was killed Friday morning in a crash involving a semi-tractor trailer. The fatal crash happened at about 10:46 a.m. on Old Highway 14 near 95th Street, according to the Waseca County Sheriff’s Office.

07/18/2014

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Fire Rips Through Historic Waterville Building

Fire crews responded to a multi-unit structure fire in downtown Waterville, Minn. Thursday morning. According to Waterville Fire Chief Chris Meskan, the structure affected is the Old Rogers Building, located on 128 3rd Street South.

07/03/2014

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Psychologist: You Can’t Just Blame Parents For Waseca Plot

A Minnesota teenager accused of plotting to kill his family and classmates told police he thinks he’s a sociopath. Investigators recorded their questioning of 17-year-old John La Due after his arrest in April. In the nearly five-hour interview, La Due talked in detail about wanting to kill as many people as possible at his school in Waseca.

06/25/2014

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Disturbing Interview With Teen Accused In Waseca Plot Released

Recordings of a police interview with the Waseca teen accused of plotting to bomb his school and kill his family and fellow students have been released. WCCO-TV got hold of the records Tuesday, and they reveal that 17-year-old John LaDue considered himself to be mentally ill, was enamored with tragedies and wanted to kill as many people as possible in his hometown.

06/24/2014

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3 More Charged In Connection With Waseca Plot

Three more people have been charged in connection with what investigators are calling a 17-year-old Waseca boy’s plot to kill his family and stage a Columbine-like attack on his school. According to the Waseca Police Department, two 17-year-old males and a 40-year-old man all face criminal charges.

06/20/2014

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Waseca Teen Accused Of Planning School Attack Back In Court

A 17-year-old Waseca boy is back in court Wednesday, addressing charges that he plotted to kill his family and then stage a Columbine-like attack on his school.

06/18/2014

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Waseca Couple Offers Adventure, Fun With Hidden Cash

The ‘Hidden Cash’ frenzy is hitting closer to home, thanks to a couple in Waseca, Minn. who just wants to give back. The ‘Hidden Cash’ frenzy started with one guy who hid cash in California, then tweeted out its location. Several copycats have since popped up in Washington, Texas, Louisiana and, now, Waseca.

06/14/2014

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Key Evidence Could Be Thrown Out In Trial Of Waseca Teen

A potential key piece of evidence in the case of a teen accused of planning an attack on his school could be thrown out. John LaDue, 17, was arrested in April after authorities found explosive-making material. The Mankato Free Press reported that the defense attorney is asking the judge to seal a journal that authorities say includes details of the plot.

05/24/2014

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Teen Accused Of Waseca Plot Pleads Not Guilty

A judge is set to decide whether a teenager accused of plotting to bomb his school and kill his family should be tried as an adult. Seventeen-year-old John LaDue appeared in court late Monday morning.

05/12/2014

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Students In Waseca Return To School After Foiled Attack

Students are back in a southeastern Minnesota school after authorities last week foiled a teenager’s suspected plot to attack the school. Counselors were on hand Monday as students returned to the Waseca junior and senior high school building that was the target of the alleged plot. Superintendent Tom Lee says the school is “just trying to get back to normal as quickly as we can.”

05/05/2014

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Waseca Superintendent Credits God For Foiling Teen’s Plot

It wasn’t typical for churches in Waseca to host services Friday night, but the past few days have been anything but normal.

05/02/2014

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‘What If We Were Killed?’: Waseca Resident On Teen’s Disturbing Plot

Julia Speck would often hear her 17-year-old neighbor, John David LaDue, throwing knives and axes at a tree in the front yard.

05/02/2014

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Waseca Holding Community Meeting After Teen’s Deadly Plot

Officials said after the series of events surrounding a Waseca teen accused of plotting to kill his family and plant bombs around area schools, a community meeting will be held Friday night to discuss enhanced security measures.

05/02/2014

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Investigators: Teen Planned To Kill Family, Bomb Schools

A Waseca, Minn. teenager has been charged with attempted murder, possessing explosives, and attempting to damage property after allegedly planting a number of devices at a school playground.

05/01/2014

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Cops: Small Explosive Devices Found On School Playground

Officials in southern Minnesota are asking the public’s help in figuring out why three homemade explosive devices — one of which was found inside a stuffed animal — were discovered on an elementary school playground this week.

03/28/2014

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Body Of Waseca Marine Killed In Afghanistan Returns Home

A fallen Minnesota Marine returned home Saturday to a community that honored his sacrifice. Hundreds gathered to pay their respects to Cpl. Caleb Erickson and remembered a life taken too soon.

03/08/2014

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Body Of Fallen Marine Returned To Minnesota

The body of a fallen Marine from Minnesota has been returned to American soil. A special Marine team carried a flag-draped transfer case containing the remains of Lance Cpl. Caleb Erickson from a military plane when it arrived at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware Tuesday.

03/05/2014

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Fallen Marine From Waseca Returning To Dover

The body of a fallen Marine from Minnesota is being returned to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. The U.S. Department of Defense Monday said 20-year-old Lance Cpl. Caleb Erickson died Feb. 28 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

03/03/2014

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