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90-Year-Old Robbed While Walking Home With Groceries

Minneapolis police say two people robbed a 90-year-old woman as she was walking home from a grocery store earlier this month. Now, police are requesting the public’s help in identifying the suspects.

08/27/2015

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Wis. Man Surrenders While Holding Baby Following Standoff

Wausau police say a man used a baby as a shield when he surrendered to tactical officers following a standoff. Authorities say police were called to a house Wednesday night on a report of a domestic disturbance.

08/27/2015

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Police: 2 In Custody After Assault On I-694

Two people are in custody after an apparent assault along Interstate 694 in Arden Hills. According to police, officers were called to the area just west of Snelling Avenue in I-694 around 9 p.m. Wednesday.

08/27/2015

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Virginia TV Reporter, Photojournalist Fatally Shot On Air

A gunman killed a reporter and videographer while they were doing a live news report in Franklin County, Virginia, Wednesday morning. CBS News confirms that WDBJ-TV reporter Alison Parker, 24, and videographer Adam Ward, 27, were killed.

08/26/2015

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New Ulm Police Chief Arrested In Alleged Domestic Assault

The New Ulm police chief was arrested Wednesday after accusations of domestic assault.

08/26/2015

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Police Seek 4 Suspects In Brooklyn Center Home Invasion

The Brooklyn Center Police Department is on the lookout for four men responsible for a home invasion. A home in the 5000 block of Drew Avenue was the target. Police say the men entered the home, made demands and then shot four people inside.

08/26/2015

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Albert Lea Inmate Charged In Teen’s Overdose Death

A 26-year-old man was charged Wednesday with third-degree murder for the overdose death of an Albert Lea teen. Dustin Charles Chenevert, also from Albert Lea, is charged with the Feb. 28 death of 18-year-old Colton Jayce Poplow, who was found dead by his father and a friend in a South St. Paul hotel room.

08/26/2015

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Hinckley Man Awaiting Charges In Beating Of Girlfriend’s 3-Year-Old Son

A Pine County family had to face the terrible decision of ending medical treatment for their three-year-old son.
The child was allegedly severely beaten at the hands of his mother’s boyfriend.

08/26/2015

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Minnesota FBI: Terror Arrests Haven’t Stopped Travel Plots

The head of the FBI in Minneapolis says the high-profile arrests of six young area men charged with plotting to join the Islamic State group haven’t stopped others from aspiring to do so. In an interview Wednesday with The Associated Press, FBI Special Agent in Charge Richard Thornton said “there are people in this community that are at various stages along the path to traveling as we speak.” He didn’t elaborate on numbers.

08/26/2015

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4 Shot, Injured In Brooklyn Center Home Invasion

Four people were shot after a home invasion in Brooklyn Center early Wednesday morning. According to Brooklyn Center police, around 3:15 a.m. officers responded to a shooting in the 5000 block of Drew Avenue North.

08/26/2015

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Elementary Janitor Accused Of Raping 12-Year-Old Adopted Daughter

A janitor at an Washington County elementary school is accused of raping his preteen adopted daughter and possessing a large amount of child porn on his school-issued computer.

08/25/2015

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Charges: Burnsville Personal Care Assistant Stole $12K From Vulnerable Adults

A 57-year-old Apple Valley woman is accused of stealing thousands from vulnerable adults that were in her care at a Burnsville care facility.

08/25/2015

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Convictions Upheld For Women Who Raised Funds For Al-Shabab

A federal appeals court upheld the convictions and prison sentences Tuesday for two Minnesota women found guilty of conspiring to funnel money to a terror group in Somalia despite claiming they were collecting funds for the poor.

08/25/2015

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Woman, 53, Charged With Stealing $700K From Employer

A St. Bonifacius woman charged with stealing more than a half a million dollars from her employer is expected to make her first court appearance next week. Karen Jane Breyette, 53, has been charged with seven counts of theft by swindle over $35,000.

08/25/2015

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Less-Lethal Weapons Get New Interest Amid Police Shootings

Police in more than 20 North American cities are testing the latest in less-lethal alternatives to bullets — “blunt impact projectiles” that cause suspects excruciating pain but stop short of killing them. Or at least that’s the goal.

08/25/2015

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Firm That Vetted U Of M Athletic Director Deflects Criticism

The search firm that recommended hiring Norwood Teague as University of Minnesota’s athletic director in 2012 is deflecting criticism over its vetting process.

08/25/2015

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Maple Grove Theater Shooting Suspect Captured In Brooklyn Center

Police in Maple Grove have identified a suspect they’re seeking in connection to the weekend movie theater shooting that left two people injured.

08/24/2015

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Bail Set For Minnesota Teen Accused In Waseca Attack Plot

A judge has set bail for a Minnesota 18-year-old accused of planning to kill his family and attack his high school. Judge Larry Collins on Monday ordered John LaDue held on bail of $750,000 without conditions or $500,000 with conditions.

08/24/2015

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Diocese Of St. Cloud Facing 2 New Lawsuits Over Sexual Abuse Claims

The Diocese of St. Cloud will soon be facing new legal charges over allegations of sexual abuse. Two unidentified women say they were abused as minors in Randall, Minnesota by Father Donald Rieder, a 40-year priest with the church.

08/24/2015

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3 Men Abduct, Rape Woman In Van In N. Minneapolis

Police are looking for three men who abducted and raped a woman in North Minneapolis early Saturday morning.

08/24/2015

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Police Identify Husband As Suspect In Maplewood Killing

Police have identified the man they are looking for in connection to the Sunday shooting death in the St. Paul suburb of Maplewood.

08/24/2015

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Right-To-Die Group Fined $30K In Minnesota Woman’s Suicide

A national right-to-die group has been fined $30,000 for assisting in a Minnesota woman’s suicide in 2007. Final Exit Network was convicted in May of assisting the suicide of 57-year-old Doreen Dunn, plus a lesser charge of interfering with a death scene.

08/24/2015

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State Patrol: Hermantown Man Arrested In Wis. For 6th OWI Offense

A 56-year-old Hermantown man was arrested Sunday night in western Wisconsin for operating a motor vehicle under the influence for the sixth time, according to the Wisconsin State Patrol.

08/24/2015

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Iowa Men Held Without Bail For Alleged Threats To Pokemon Event

Police say two men from Iowa who made online threats against Pokemon competitors — referring to the Boston Marathon bombings and the Columbine High School massacre — were stopped as they tried to register for the World Pokemon Championships in Boston.

08/24/2015

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Man, 35, Dies 2 Days After Independence Crash

A 35-year-old St. Michael man died two days after being hit by a suspected drunken driver in Independence Thursday.

08/24/2015

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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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