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Le Sueur Woman Drowned While Intoxicated, Autopsy Confirms

An autopsy confirms a camper from Le Sueur drowned in the river where she was found earlier this month. Searchers found the body of 20-year-old Moriah Zwart earlier this month after she went missing wihile camping along the river with a friend

05/23/2015

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Man Who Had Rooftop Standoff With Police Faces Several Charges

An Anoka man who climbed atop a north Minneapolis home after fleeing law enforcement was charged Friday with multiple crimes. The Hennepin County Attorney’s office says Richard Dean Podvin, 37, is charged with two counts of fifth-degree drug possession, one count of first-degree burglary, one count of a prohibited person in possession of a gun and one count of fleeing police in a motor vehicle.

05/22/2015

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Minnesota Terror Suspect Ordered To Remain In Jail

One of the seven Minnesota men charged with trying to join ISIS was in federal court Friday afternoon. His hearing comes as new details come to light about the chilling accusations against another one of the suspects, Mohamed Farah, who government prosecutors say threatened to kill Minnesota-based FBI agents.

05/22/2015

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Former Deputy Committed In Slaying Of Wife, Sister-In-Law

A judge has committed a former Dane County sheriff’s deputy with Lou Gehrig’s disease to a mental health institution after a jury earlier found he was not legally responsible for killing his wife and sister-in-law.

05/22/2015

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St. Paul Man Gets 5-Year Sentence In Church Arson

A 27-year-old man has been sentenced for setting fire to a St. Paul church last December. On Thursday, Gregory Louis Knox, of St. Paul, learned he will spend 5 years in the St. Cloud Prison.

05/22/2015

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Prosecutor: Terror Suspected Threatened To Kill FBI Agents

Prosecutors say a Minnesota man accused of trying to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group told an informant he’d kill FBI agents if they tried to stop him, while another told friends he’d “spit on America” at the U.S.-Mexico border.

05/21/2015

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Police: Man Sought After Threatening Cab Driver With Knife In Jordan

Authorities in Jordan are looking for a suspect after a man allegedly threatened a cab driver and forced a lock down at Jordan High School on Thursday, police said.

05/21/2015

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Archdiocese Under Investigation In Pedophile Priest Case

The Ramsey County Attorney’s Office has launched a new criminal investigation into how top officials at the Twin Cities Archdiocese handled the case of a convicted pedophile priest.

05/21/2015

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Minnesota Attorney General Sues Savers Over Charity Claims

The Minnesota attorney general has filed a lawsuit against the Savers thrift store chain, claiming it’s misleading people who donate clothing and household items about how much their donations benefit charities.

05/21/2015

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Mpls. Police Officer Pleads Not Guilty To 9 Criminal Counts, Released On Bond

A Minneapolis police officer facing very serious allegations — including beating up several men – has pleaded not guilty in court Thursday.

05/21/2015

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Man, 20, Accused Of Squirting His Blood On Nurses At Mercy Hospital

A 20-year-old Rochester man is accused of using a syringe to squirt his own blood on nurses along with other crimes, according to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.

05/21/2015

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Authorities ID 2 Shot, Killed In Cass County Murder-Suicide

Authorities have identified two men who died in a murder-suicide last week in a Cass County home. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office received a call for medical assistance at about 7:18 p.m. on May 12 on the 8700 block of Midway Drive NW in the city of Onigum, which is near Walker.

05/21/2015

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Minnesota Man Pleads Not Guilty In North Dakota Police Chase

A Minnesota man accused of leading police on a chase through the North Dakota city of Jamestown and prompting officers to shoot into his car has pleaded not guilty.

05/21/2015

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Minneapolis Police Resolve Standoff With Man On Roof

Minneapolis police faced down a man on the roof of a North Minneapolis house on Wednesday.

05/20/2015

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Good Question: What Happens At The County Workhouse?

What most people, including judges, lawyers and inmates, know as the Ramsey County Workhouse is actually called the Ramsey County Correctional Facility. It’s located on Century Avenue, on the border of Maplewood and Woodbury ,and sits next to a county nine-hole golf course. There are two separate areas for men and women.

05/20/2015

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Minneapolis Officer Indicted For Off-Duty Assaults

The U.S. Attorney’s office has indicted a Minneapolis Police officer for criminal civil rights violations. Michael Griffin, 40, is accused of assaulting at least four people while off duty.

05/20/2015

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Mom Of Terror Suspect Says She Can’t Talk To Son In California

Five young terror suspects accused of trying to join ISIS all entered not guilty pleas Wednesday at a hearing in federal court in Minneapolis.

05/20/2015

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Remains Of Missing Mpls. Woman Found In State Park

State officials say they are planning to make an announcement Wednesday about the body of a long-time missing Minneapolis woman found in Gooseberry Falls State Park.

05/20/2015

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St. Paul Man Jailed After Wife Dies From Fall

A husband is reportedly jailed in his wife’s suspicious death a little more than a week ago. Ramsey County Jail records show that Yang Thao, 47 of St. Paul, was arrested Monday night on suspicion of murder.

05/20/2015

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‘My Brother Shot Me': 911 Transcripts Released In Shooting Deaths Of Officer, Son

Recently released 911 transcripts paint a chilling picture as to what occurred in a fatal shooting of an Elk River police officer and his 27-year-old son.

05/20/2015

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Woman Sentenced In Meth-Fueled Crash That Killed Cambridge Man

A 43-year-old Princeton woman has been sentenced to four years in prison for causing a crash that killed a 62-year-old Cambridge man, according to the Anoka County Attorney Tony Palumbo.

05/20/2015

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2 Get Federal Prison Terms In Arizona Mortgage Fraud Case

Men from Minnesota and Texas have been sentenced to federal prison terms in a mortgage fraud case in Arizona.

05/20/2015

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Minn. Men Accused Of Using Federal Student Loan Money To Join ISIS

Federal authorities announced Tuesday a superseding indictment charging a total of seven Minnesota men with conspiring to help the Islamic State.

05/19/2015

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Archdiocese Priest Put On Leave After Past Abuse Allegation

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis says it placed an active priest on a leave of absence after it received an allegation of past sexual abuse. Archbishop John Nienstedt says in a statement there is a “credible allegation” that the Rev. Gerald Dvorak sexually abused a minor in the 1970s.

05/19/2015

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2 Businessmen Plead Guilty To Denying Workers Prevailing Wage

Two owners of a Twin Cities electrical company have pleaded guilty to not paying their employees the prevailing wage at a construction project at Normandale Community College. Thomas Robert Clifton, 51 of Lake Elmo and Earl Keith Standafer, 57 of Burnsville, pleaded guilty last Friday in Hennepin County Court to one count of theft by swindle of more than $35,000.

05/19/2015

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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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