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Hennipen County Jail Escapee Has Short Lived Freedom

Hennipen County Jail Escapee Has Short Lived Freedom

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA – The short lived freedom for Hennepin County Prison escapee has come to an end. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office recaptured an inmate that escape at approximately 7 a.m. Wednesday morning. Michael Simon, 57, was caught on surveillance footage running down streets. The U.S. Marshal Service and local law enforcement officers and agencies eventually arrested Simon in Little […]

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Former Minnesota Superintendent Accused of Embezzlement

Former Minnesota Superintendent Accused of Embezzlement

  MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA – A federal count of bribery has been added to charges against a former Minnesota superintendent who has been accused of embezzling public funds. Prosecutors say the former Shakopee schools chief, Rod Thompson, used his position of authority to solicit a construction company to embezzle money. Additionally, authorities say Thompson embezzled more than $70,000 from the district […]

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Pinball inducted into National Toy Hall of Fame.

National Toy Hall of Fame Sure Plays a Mean Pinball

Pinball is being inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame along with two other iconic toys, Uno and the Magic 8 Ball. The inductees were chosen from a field of 12 finalists that included other nominees such as Tic-Tac-Toe, chalk, and Chutes and Ladders. The National Toy Hall of Fame is located inside the Strong Museum in Rochester, New […]

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Transgender Author Published His Second Book Under His New Name

Writing a book is no easy task but for one author writing a second book was his way of continuing what he started, but this time as his true self. Nate cannon is a transgender author who is very open about his struggles transitioning from Jennifer to Nate. in his first book, published under his birth name, he talks about […]

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13-year old Jayme Closs

The Search for Jayme Closs

(Barron, WI) The search for missing teen Jayme Closs is taking a new direction. Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald says the search for Jayme Closs remains top priority, but the incoming tips have declined. Authorities will move to a more methodical process in the search for Jayme. The teen was confirmed missing after deputies responded to a 911 call and […]

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Mexican Citizen Pleads Guilty to Faking His Own Kidnapping in an Attempt to Obtain a Visa

Mexican Citizen Pleads Guilty to Faking His Own Kidnapping in an Attempt to Obtain a Visa

ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA – United States Attorney, Erica H. MacDonald, announced the guilty plea of a Mexican citizen, Alejandro Mario Cortes, that faked his own kidnapping in efforts to fain an immigration visa. According to Cortes’ guilty plea, he admitted to orchestrating a fraudulent kidnapping that resulted in him ending in St. Paul, Minnesota. Cortes had a co-conspirator, his nephew, […]

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Video Emerges of Chicago Police Shooting Autistic Teen

Video Emerges of Chicago Police Shooting Autistic Teen

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – Surveillance video has emerged of a off-duty Chicago law enforcement officer shooting and wounding an unarmed autistic African-American teenager in last year. Recently, the Civilian Office of Police Accountability released seven videos and four audio files related to the shooting of then-18-year-old Ricardo Hayes by Chicago Police Officer Sgt. Khalil Muhammad at 5:06 AM on Aug. 13, 2017 in […]

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Waite Park Arsonist

Waite Park Arsonist

Authorities have finally found the man they believe was responsible for a highly destructive fire after more than three years of investigation. Waite Park Police Chief, David Bentrud says 47 year old Raymond James Curtis has been taken into custody on charges on charges of first and second degree arson. Curtis used to work at the Martin Marietta Granite Quarry […]

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Drug Take Back Box

Drug Take Back Box

Cold medicine, vitamins, and medication are a common staple in any given household, but how to handle these products after you are done using them or they have expired is more difficult and not well known. St. Cloud State Universities Student Health Services kicked off their Drug Take Back Week this Monday in an effort to help teach people how […]

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Pawlenty Announces Candidacy for Governor

Pawlenty Announces Candidacy for Governor

Former Governor Tim Pawlenty announced Thursday that he will run for governor again eight years after leaving the office. Pawlenty had been treated as a candidate by the GOP for some time before his announcement and will look to lead the field for Republicans in the gubernatorial race this November. The Democratic race is still uncertain to replace Mark Dayton as he […]

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