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Minnesota Man Fired From Job After Mall Of America Protests

A Minnesota man says he can no longer work after being arrested during a Black Lives Matter protest at Mall of America. More than 900 people have signed an online petition, asking that Tadele Gebremedhin be allowed to go back to work at the mall’s Microsoft store.

04/25/2015

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Stillwater Police Seek Public’s Help Finding Missing Woman

Abby Russell, 24, was last seen at her house around midnight, near the intersection of Poplar Street and Highway 95. She’s described as 5’7″, 150 pounds with shoulder-length brown hair and green eyes.

04/25/2015

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Teen Arrested Out Of State In Minneapolis Murder Case

Minneapolis Police credit tips from the public with helping them find a teenager suspected of killing a woman. Police believe 17-year-old Ahmed Abdi fatally shot 21-year-old Ayan Abdulahi at a residence on the 2400 block of Portland Avenue on the afternoon of April 11.

04/25/2015

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Woman Refuses Attempted Carjacking At St. Cloud State

A carjacking at St. Cloud State University was denied Friday evening when the victim refused to comply with the perpetrator’s demands.

04/25/2015

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‘Slenderman’ Stabbing Suspect Denied Move To Mental Health Facility

There is a setback for one of the two Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing their friend 19 times. Morgan Geyser appeared by video from the Washington County Juvenile Detention Facility Friday during a court hearing.

04/25/2015

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Investigation Continues In Statue Theft At Landscape Arboretum

Investigators are looking into an unusual theft at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Someone stole a Paul Granlund statue from the rose gardens sometime late last week. The sculpture was a gift from an Arboretum donor in 2013.

04/24/2015

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Man Charged With Threatening Att’y General Over Terror Charges

A man has been charged with making threats in retaliation over the six Minnesota men who prosecutors say were trying to join ISIS. Mahamed Abukar Said is accused of tweeting that he would “whack” the U.S. Attorney General, and said that he would “kill for those guys.”

04/24/2015

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Drunk Driver Who Killed 16-Year-Old Gets 9 Years

A Coon Rapids man who killed a 16-year-old Brooklyn Center boy while driving drunk, with a blood-alcohol level more than three times the legal limit, will spend most of the next decade behind bars.

04/24/2015

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San Diego Terrorism Case To Be Sent To Minnesota

A man accused of trying to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group is going to be sent from California to Minnesota to face charges. U.S. Magistrate Judge Karen S. Crawford in San Diego signed a warrant for the removal of Mohamad Farah.

04/24/2015

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DPS: 909 Cited For Texting & Driving Last Week

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says more than 900 drivers were cited for distracted driver during their six-day enforcement period last week. Officials say 909 people were pulled over and ticketed between April 13 and April 18 for texting and driving in the state.

04/24/2015

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Mpls. Police: 2 Arrested After Fleeing, Hitting Vehicle & Causing Gas Leak

Minneapolis police say two suspects are in custody after fleeing police and causing a gas leak Thursday night.

04/24/2015

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Police Draw Weapons In Traffic Stop On Hwy 169

Eden Prairie Police officers conducted a high-risk traffic stop Friday morning that ended with firearms drawn. The incident began when police received a 911 call from a man who said a passenger in another vehicle had pointed a gun at him on the highway near Shakopee.

04/24/2015

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1 Arrested After Shots Fired At North Branch Home

One man is in custody after a shooting in a North Branch home Thursday evening. Nicolas Goulette, 48, was charged with felony reckless discharge of a firearm.

04/24/2015

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Charges: Man With Long Criminal History Burglarized St. Paul Home

A man with nine prior felony convictions is accused of burglarizing a St. Paul home last month, striking the two people inside and making off with a credit card.

04/23/2015

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Granlund Sculpture Stolen From Minn. Landscape Arboretum

A statue by world-renowned Minnesota sculptor Paul T. Granlund was stolen last week from the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chaska. The 42-inch high bronze statue “South Wind” was removed from the Nelson Shrub Rose Garden sometime between last Thursday night and Saturday morning, according to arboretum officials.

04/23/2015

Adnan Abdihamid Farah, Hanad Mustafe Musse, Zacharia Yusuf Abdurahman and Guled Ali Omar (credit: Sherburne County Jail, Anoka County Sheriff and Hennepin County Sheriff)

4 Accused Of Trying To Join ISIS Ordered Jailed Until Trial

The situation was tense Thursday as four of the six Minnesotans accused of trying to leave the country and join the group ISIS appeared in federal court. There were angry outbursts and cries for justice as the suspects were ordered jailed until trial.

04/23/2015

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Judge Denies Pierre Collins’ Request To See Son’s Body

A judge has denied a request from the man charged with murdering his son, after he asked if he could be temporarily released to say his goodbyes to the boy. Pierre Collins is charged with second-degree murder in the death of his 10-year-old son, Barway Collins.

04/23/2015

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Woman, 22, Arrested After Fatal Crash In St. Croix Co.

A Hammond, Wis. woman was arrested after fatally striking a pedestrian early Thursday morning. Alyssa Kochsiek, 22, was arrested for homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle.

04/23/2015

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Iowan Accused Of Torturing Roommate’s Kitten Pleads Guilty

A 21-year-old West Liberty man is scheduled to be sentenced next month for abusing his roommate’s kitten.

04/23/2015

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Woman Charged In Fatal Crash Sentenced To Year Of Probation

A Hatton woman accused of causing a fatal crash while using her cellphone while driving will not spend time in jail. Twenty-year-old Abby Sletten had faced a felony negligent homicide charge in the May 2014 death of 89-year-old Phyllis Gordon, of Ada, Minnesota.

04/23/2015

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Ex-Wisconsin Deputy With ALS Not Guilty In Killings

A jury on Thursday found a former Wisconsin sheriff’s deputy with Lou Gehrig’s disease not legally responsible in the killing of his wife and sister-in-law.

04/23/2015

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Terror Suspect’s Sister: ‘I Feel Like My Brother Got Set Up’

We are learning more about one of the six Minnesota men accused of trying to join ISIS. The sister of 20-year-old Guled Omar spoke to WCCO Wednesday evening. “I believe that my brother is innocent and that he didn’t do anything wrong,” Shukri Omar said.

04/22/2015

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Police: Knife Was Found Near Barway Collins’ Body

A search warrant revealed new details in the death of Barway Collins. According to the document, a knife was found near Collins’ body, which was recovered from the Mississippi River on April 11.

04/22/2015

Adnan Abdihamid Farah, Hanad Mustafe Musse, Zacharia Yusuf Abdurahman and Guled Ali Omar (credit: Sherburne County Jail, Anoka County Sheriff and Hennepin County Sheriff)

Minnesota Mother Shocked That 2 Sons Face Terror Charges

The mother of two Minnesota men charged with attempting to join the Islamic State group in Syria says she didn’t see anything amiss and doesn’t believe they wanted to join the terrorist group. Nineteen-year-old Adnan Abdihamid Farah and 21-year-old Mohamed Abdihamid Farah

04/22/2015

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Lawmakers Debate Bill To Cut Minimum Wage For Tipped Employees

The Minnesota House is debating a bill that could cut the minimum wage for some tipped employees.

04/22/2015

Photo Galleries

Accent Signage Crime Scene

The Minneapolis Police Department released some photos from the Accent Signage office shooting last fall.

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FBI Release Photos Of Boston Attack Suspects

The FBI have released photos of the Boston Marathon attack suspects.

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Shooting In Bryn Mawr Neighborhood

Police are investigating a Thursday evening shooting in the Bryn Mawr neighborhood of Minneapolis.

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Twin Cities-Based Meth Bust

Prosecutors have charged 20 people in connection with a methamphetamine ring that was based in the Twin Cities. Officials say some of the suspects had connections to the La Familia Michoacana Mexican drug cartel.

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Lacrosse Players In Minn. Brawl

Five players on Rochester’s professional lacrosse team have been charged in connection with a brawl at a Minnesota restaurant involving more than two dozen people.

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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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