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Charges: Man Broke Into St. Paul Apartment, Sexually Assaulted Woman

A 27-year-old St. Paul man is accused of breaking into a St. Paul apartment and sexually assaulting a female victim last month, according to charges filed Thursday in Ramsey County Court. Jacob Michael McKinley faces charges of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, first-degree burglary and kidnapping, all felonies, in connection with the June 16 incident.

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Rare Coin Dealer Gets 6 Years For Defrauding Elderly

A Roseville rare coin dealer has been sentenced to six years in prison for defrauding elderly victims out of more than $700,000 worth of coins and cash.

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Parents Of Murdered College Student Request Lie Detector Tests

The parents of a Minnesota college student killed last year want those with him the night he died to take a lie detector test.

07/01/2015

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Charges: Minneapolis Hotel Employee Sexually Assaulted Woman

A 39-year-old man who works at a downtown Minneapolis hotel is accused of sexually assaulting a vulnerable adult on Sunday, according to charges filed in Hennepin County Court. Pedro Ortiz Morales of Minneapolis has been charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct in connection with the case.

07/01/2015

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8 Arrested After Handbag Heist, 20-Mile Police Pursuit

Eight men have been arrested after stealing from a fashion store and fleeing police Wednesday morning, according to a representative with the city of Edina.

07/01/2015

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Charges: Dad Passed Out On Meth While Child, 4, Wanders Hotel

Two young children have been placed in foster care after police say an Elgin man was found earlier this week passed out in a hotel room while one of his kids wandered the lobby alone.

07/01/2015

Law, Judge, Justice

Inver Grove Heights Man Gets 3 Years For Counterfeit Jersey Business

A 45-year-old Inver Grove Heights man has been sentenced to three years in prison for conspiring to traffic counterfeit sports jerseys imported from China, the United States Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday.

07/01/2015

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Man Guilty Of Running Over Wife With Vehicle While Drunk

A Minnetonka Beach man was found guilty of criminal vehicular homicide after he ran over his wife with a vehicle while drunk last July. The guilty verdict against David Christopher Meder was declared Wednesday in Hennepin County court.

07/01/2015

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Duluth Police Seeking Suspect In Motorcycle Theft

The Duluth Police Department is asking for the public’s help to find suspects involved in the theft of a motorcycle last month. According to surveillance footage, the incident happened shortly before 5 a.m. on June 22.

07/01/2015

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St. Paul Police Investigate Dogs’ Death

St. Paul police are investigating the discovery of two dogs found dead in a car. Sgt. Paul Paulos says the two pit bulls were found dead Monday about 7 p.m. on the city’s east side.

07/01/2015

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Charges: East Coast Couple Used Cloned Credit Cards In Eagan

A 20-year-old Maryland man and 24-year-old New York woman are accused of attempting to use stolen credit cards at a store in Eagan late last week, according to charges filed Tuesday in Dakota County Court.

06/30/2015

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Suspect Arrested After Leaving Stolen Construction Trailer Near Courthouse

A construction trailer filled with expensive tools is now back with its rightful owner. The trailer was stolen from a construction site in Roseville. As it turns out, authorities said the thief took the stolen trailer with him when he went to a court hearing in Washington County.

06/30/2015

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2 Men Charged After Teenage Girl Injured In Loon Lake Jet Ski Accident

A 16-year old Mankato girl is being treated for severe injuries after the inner tube she was riding on slammed into a dock. Witnesses say 23-year-old Lance Jones (pictured) was using a jet ski to pull the girl and another woman.

06/30/2015

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FBI On High Alert For Fourth Of July Terrorist Attack

The FBI and Department of Homeland Security are asking Americans to remain vigilant to the threat of a terror attack over the Fourth of July weekend.

06/30/2015

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Reports Show History Of Abuse Before Toddler’s Death

Child protection reports show a history of abuse and neglect allegations in the case of Sophia O’Neil, the 2-year-old who was kicked and stomped to death last month in St. Paul.

06/30/2015

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Hockey Camp Trainer Accused Of Filming Girl, 14, In Shower

A hockey camp athletic trainer is accused of filming a 14-year-old girl as she showered at an ice arena up north.

06/30/2015

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Sheriff: Home Burglary Suspect Tasered, Arrested In Crow Wing County

A 32-year-old Blaine man was arrested Sunday after assaulting a home owner during an attempted burglary and being combative with authorities, according to the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office.

06/30/2015

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Psychologist: Waseca Plot Suspect Poses ‘Significant Risk Of Future Violence’

A Waseca teenager is in court Tuesday facing serious explosives charges, and the main question the court is determining right now is whether or not he should he be tried as an adult.

06/30/2015

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Fireworks Dealer Reports Major Theft; Police Believe Thieves Reselling

It is the biggest week of the year for fireworks dealers. And it seems it may be the biggest week of the year for fireworks stealers.

06/29/2015

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Parents Accused Of Killing 4-Month-Old Daughter Arrested In Cass County

A couple suspected of killing their 4-week-old child were arrested Monday in Cass County.

06/29/2015

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Teen Charged With 2nd Degree Murder In St. Cloud

Prosecutors charged a 16-year-old with second degree murder Monday in connection to a stabbing in St. Cloud last week.

06/29/2015

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Police Survey: Most Minnesotans Approve Of Local Police

Despite recent high-profile police killings, most Minnesotans are still strongly supportive of their local police forces.

06/29/2015

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State Trooper Charged With Driving 94 In 55 Zone

A Minnesota State Trooper has been charged with excessive speeding after he was caught driving 94 mph in a 55 mph zone, according to Minnesota State Patrol. The Fergus Falls City Attorney has cited Sergeant Jesse Grabow for excessive speeding.

06/29/2015

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Ruling: Cop Can Be Sued For Stolen Squad Car’s Role In Fatal Crash

A Crookston, Minnesota, police officer whose stolen squad car was involved in a fatal crash in 2011 is now facing a civil lawsuit.

06/29/2015

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Man, 30, Arrested After Shooting At Fish Lake Township Home

The Chisago County SWAT Team helped arrest a 30-year-old man after he shot multiple rounds off inside a home in Fish Lake Township. Nicholas Leefeddick Villella, 30, was arrested on charges of terroristic threats and second degree assault.

06/29/2015

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Remembering Caroline Lowe’s 35 Years At WCCO

Long-time WCCO-TV reporter, Caroline Lowe, is leaving after being on the crime beat for WCCO-TV since 1977. This year marked her 35th year with the station. Take a look back.

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Celebrities & Mary Jane

A number of celebrities have either admitted to smoking marijuana, been caught smoking pot, or in a few select cases openly endorse the act of lighting up a spliff. Here are some of the most famous cannabis users.

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Minnesota’s Greatest Mug Shots

Minnesota has seen its share of bizarre, amusing and notable mug shots, many of which go far beyond mere “bad hair days.”

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