Category: Crime

Minnesota sues Florida charity

Minnesota sues Florida charity

Minnesota attorney general Lori Swanson filed a lawsuit Wednesday against a Florida charity. This came after the charity allegedly misled donors to believe they were donating to benefit families of fallen police officers. The lawsuit claims American Federation of Police and concerned Citizens, Inc., collected donations totaling $425,000 from Minnesotans. However, Swanson claims only 9% actually went to the families. […]

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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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Three Dead After Fatal Minneapolis Crash

Three Dead After Fatal Minneapolis Crash

(MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA)UTVS- A Minneapolis teenager stole an SUV and crashed into a pickup early Sunday morning; leaving three dead. 18-year-old Minneapolis teenager, Dayquan Hodge, is charged with criminal vehicular homicide and four counts of criminal vehicular operation by Hennepin County. Hodge had stolen an SUV and was traveling about 80 miles per hour on Cedar Avenue before running a red […]

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Scalding Death

Scalding Death

MILWAUKEE (UTVS) – A mother in Milwaukee is being charged with first-degree homicide and child neglect resulting in the death of her 2-year-old. This comes after Lisa Simmons had recently had her daughter returned to her from child protective services this May. Simmons told authorities she first noticed the burns on her daughter Zayanna on Thursday, but failed to get […]

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Minnesota Fighting the Opioid Crisis

Minnesota has taken a big step in fighting, what health officials say is a national opioid crisis. Governor Mark Dayton is announcing the state will send about $700,000 in grants to hospitals and clinics in rural areas. States data shows that rural communities receive more prescribed opioids on average than urban communities. The grants will be aimed at establishing new […]

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Woman Convicted of Murder in Case of St. Cloud Man’s Overdose

Woman Convicted of Murder in Case of St. Cloud Man’s Overdose

A Twin Cities woman has been convicted of third-degree murder after selling fentanyl to a St. Cloud man who overdosed on the drug and died in April 2016. Beverly Burrell, 32, was also convicted of a controlled substance crime by Sherburne County District Court Judge Walter Kaminsky on Monday April 23rd. Burrell was tried over two days in February after […]

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Drops in Teenage Drinking

Teen drinking rates in Minnesota have continued to drop over the years, according to new data from the Minnesota Department of Health. The Data shows that students who feel comfortable consulting their parents about issues or problems are less likely to consume alcohol. Students reporting experiences of trauma caused by abuse are more likely to have consumed alcohol before the […]

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Increased Violence in State Prison

Ten Oak Park Heights employees were sent to the hospital last month, with injuries caused by inmates. Last months injuries totaled more than the last five years combined. Records show that attacks on employees have gone up over 80 percent between 2013 and 2017. Attacks against other inmates has also continued to rise. State Representative Jack Considine considers resolving the […]

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Prince’s Death is Finally Closed

Prince’s Death is Finally Closed

The case on Prince’s death has come to an end. Dr. Michael Todd had previously been accused of breaking the controlled substances act by prescribing medication for Prince to his bodyguard. Dr. Todd denies being part of Prince’s overdose but agreed to settle a federal civil violation by paying $30,000. Prosecutors of Prince’s case are filing no criminal charges for the […]

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Breckenridge Father Charged With Murder of his Toddler Son

Breckenridge Father Charged With Murder of his Toddler Son

A Breckenridge father is being charged with the murder of his toddler son after a week long investigation. The boy was found dead on April 10 in the father’s apartment in Breckenridge, Minnesota. According to WDAY-TV, 35-year-old Tracy Brant is being charged with the murder, third-degree assault, and malicious punishment of his 3-year-old son, Winter Barker.

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