Crime

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Police Search For Suspect In Columbia Heights Shooting

Police in Columbia Heights are searching for a suspect in a shooting that occurred Monday night. According to police, the shooting took place around 8:45 p.m. inside a home in the 4100 block of Washington Street Northeast.

11 hours ago

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Blue Cross Blue Shield Nurse Accused Of Illegally Accessing Patient Records

A nurse with a history of narcotics theft illegally accessed a state database that contains prescription drug records for 1 million Minnesotans, all under the supervision of government entities that cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars annually.

20 hours ago

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Police: 15-Year-Old Fires Shotgun At Father In Minnetonka

Authorities say an adult male was hospitalized after a shooting in Minnetonka Monday afternoon and one suspect is in custody. Minnetonka Police were called on a report of a shooting on the 5400 block of Byscane Lane.

03/02/2015

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Fugitive Cult Leader Awaiting Extradition Back To US

A fugitive from Minnesota is now awaiting extradition back to the United States. Victor Barnard, who spent the last year on the US Marshal Service’s most wanted list, is accused of having sex with young girls in his religious camp near Finlayson, some as young as 12 years old.

03/02/2015

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Woman Charged With Taking Meth, Exposing 5-Year-Old To Cold

A Minneapolis woman is accused of taking meth and then wandering with her 5-year-old daughter in 19-degree weather.

03/02/2015

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Authorities Investigate Crow Wing Co. Child Choking Death

The Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a child began choking on a county road Friday and later died.

03/02/2015

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Police Find Pot Inside Container Labeled ‘Not Weed’

A man in Lincoln, Nebraska, has been cited for possessing pot inside a container that had been slapped with a label reading: “Not Weed.” The Lincoln Journal Star reports that Lancaster County deputies stopped the man’s vehicle around 9 p.m. Saturday.

03/02/2015

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Talking Points: Rep. Ellison Talks Homeland Security Shutdown

Late Friday night, Congress avoided a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security by approving a week extension of agency funding.

03/01/2015

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Cops: Man Arrested After St. Cloud Stabbing

Police in St. Cloud arrested a 36-year-old man early Saturday morning after he allegedly stabbed an acquaintance.

03/01/2015

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Eagan Motel Fire Forces Two Dozen Guests To Evacuate

Crews found heavy smoke and flames when they arrived to the Budget Host Inn on MN 55 around 7:00 a.m. Saturday morning. The damage was kept to one motel room, but 25 guests had to leave the building.

02/28/2015

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Fugitive Minnesota Religious Sect Leader Captured In Brazil

A former leader of a rural Minnesota Christian community who fled the U.S. after facing sexual abuse charges was captured Friday by Brazilian military police. According to the Brazilian newspaper Globo, 53-year-old Victor Barnard was arrested in a beach condo on the country’s northeastern coast.

02/28/2015

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Mpls. Police: 2 In Custody After Double Shooting

Two people were hospitalized after a shooting early Saturday morning in Minneapolis. A man and a women were shot on the 2700 block of East Lake Street, and both were taken to Hennepin County Medical Center.

02/28/2015

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Coon Rapids Man, 20, Arrested & Charged In Multiple Burglaries

Coon Rapids police say they’ve arrested a 20-year-old man who is believed to be responsible for 14 burglaries and attempted burglaries in the last several months.

02/27/2015

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Attorney Argues For Dismissal Of Charge In Wis. Stabbing Plot

An attorney for one of the two girls accused of repeatedly stabbing a classmate and leaving her for dead in a wooded park in southeastern Wisconsin argues the charges against her should be dismissed because the girls were coerced by a fictional Slender Man character that they perceived was real.

02/27/2015

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2 In Custody After Police Chase Ends At St. Paul High School

Police have two people in custody Friday after a late-night chase that went from Minneapolis into St. Paul. According to police, around 10 p.m. Thursday officers received information that a wanted felon, who was possibly armed, was driving near 25th Avenue North and Newton Avenue.

02/27/2015

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The Cost Of Keeping The Mall Of America Safe

An 18-year-old Minnesota man has now pleaded guilty to trying to join the terror group ISIS. Abdullahi Yusef was charged last month with conspiracy to provide material support to a terrorist organization.

02/26/2015

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Mpls. Man Pleads Guilty, Sentenced In 1996 Rape Case

A 38-year-old Minneapolis man has pleaded guilty to the 1996 rape of an 82-year-old woman after advances in DNA technology linked him to the crime, the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office announced.

02/26/2015

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Man, 21, Charged With Strangling Man, 64, To Death During Sex

A 21-year-old man is accused of strangling a 64-year-old to death in western Minnesota in 2013, according to recently filed charges.. The victim, Thomas Dickson, was found dead just before Christmas at his apartment in Montevideo. His death was immediately ruled “suspicious.”

02/26/2015

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MN Man Accused Of Trying To Join ISIS Pleads Guilty

A Minneapolis teenager accused of trying to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group has pleaded guilty in federal court. Abdullahi Yusuf entered the plea Thursday to one count of conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization, which carries a maximum prison sentence of 15 years.

02/26/2015

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3 Arrested After Alleged Home Invasion In Chisago County

Police arrested three people early Thursday morning after they allegedly invaded a Chisago Lakes Township home and held its owner and renters against their will.

02/26/2015

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Cancer Hoax Mother Faces Nearly $33,000 In Restitution

A southwest Iowa mother convicted in a cancer hoax involving her 5-year-old daughter must make restitution totaling nearly $33,000,

02/26/2015

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Good Question: What’s The Harm In Using Racial Descriptions?

The University of Minnesota announced Wednesday it will reduce the number of incidents it uses race to describe criminals.

02/25/2015

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Should Lawmakers Limit Police Use Of License Plate Images?

Right now, police departments scan and keep millions of license plate images for future investigations.

02/25/2015

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Sheriff Shows Think Tank How The Twin Cities Combats Violent Extremism

The second part of that international summit held at the White House last week will take place here in Minneapolis on May 12 and 13.

02/25/2015

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Winona Co. Man Accused Of Fatally Shooting Neighbor’s Dog

A rural Winona County man could face up to two years in prison for fatally shooting his neighbor’s dog. Dale Orville Douglas, 46, was charged Wednesday with two counts of mistreating animals in connection to last Friday’s shooting.

02/25/2015

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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