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Early morning burglary at Pine City home

A Fridley man has been charged with first degree burglary for an incident that happened on Tuesday, Nov. 23 on Hickory Lane, north of Rock Creek and south of Pine City just east of I-35. The offender, Cody Richard Pitkin, 25, has been charged with two felony counts of first...
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Biden repeats debunked claim he ‘used to drive a tractor-trailer’

President Biden declared Tuesday during an event in Minnesota that he "used to drive" a tractor-trailer – a claim the White House has struggled to defend in the past. Biden repeated the debunked claim during a trip to Dakota County Technical College in Rosemount, Minnesota, to tout the newly passed bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
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Man Shot By Law Enforcement In Forest Lake Dies; BCA IDs Officers, Deputy Who Opened Fire

FOREST LAKE, Minn. (WCCO) — The man shot by law enforcement Sunday afternoon after a chase in Forest Lake has died. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says 47-year-old Bradley George Erickson, of Forest Lake, passed away Wednesday at HCMC in Minneapolis. Two Forest Lake police officers and a Washington County sheriff’s deputy were also identified by the BCA for their involvement in the fatal shooting: * Officer Jonathan Glader (16 years in law enforcement) * Officer Matthew Smith (17 years) * Deputy Greg Reiter (26 years) (credit: CBS) The BCA says all three are on standard administrative leave. The bureau also says parts of the...
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Multiple suspects ID’d in Twin Cities Best Buy ‘grab and run’ thefts

Authorities said Wednesday they have several leads and have identified multiple suspects in the “grab and run” coordinated thefts of thousands of dollars of goods from three Best Buy stores in Blaine, Maplewood and Burnsville on Black Friday. Maplewood police Lt. Joe Steiner​ said during a news conference that felony...

Police Have Suspects in Mass Thefts at Twin Cities Best Buys

MAPLEWOOD -- Maplewood police say they have identified several suspects in the mass thefts that happened over the Thanksgiving weekend at Twin Cities area Best Buys. On November 26th at about 8:10 p.m. Maplewood police were called to that city's Best Buy for a mass theft in progress. The suspects were all gone by the time police arrived.

Lake City attorney gets reprimand from state court

ST. PAUL — In an order signed by Minnesota Supreme Court Associate Justice Natalie E. Hudson, the Director of the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility, has filed a petition for disciplinary action against Daniel R. Trost, a Lake City attorney. The order, signed and filed Nov. 23, claims that Trost...

Foo Fighters Cancel Minneapolis Show after Venue Refuses COVID Safety Measure Changes

The Foo Fighters have been a steady beacon of hope shining through the havoc of the pandemic. The famous rock band even reopened Madison Square Garden with the venue’s first post-pandemic show on June 20, 2021. Keeping up the momentum, the band announced its 2022 North American tour dates on Tuesday, November 30. Soon after, however, the band pulled out of the Minneapolis show after the Huntington Bank Stadium refused the band’s COVID safety measures.

Black Friday Crime Spree: Police Say Suspects ID’d In ‘Brazen Mass Thefts’ At Metro Best Buy Stores

MAPLEWOOD, Minn. (WCCO) — Experts say the pandemic is fueling a stealing spree, where basically “flash mobs” of masked and armed people are bursting into stores and getting away with thousands of dollars’ worth of merchandise. From Chicago to California, organized criminal retail theft is on the rise. On Black Friday in the Twin Cities, three Best Buy stores were looted by a group that knew exactly what it was after. RELATED: Large Groups Rob Burnsville, Maplewood Best Buys On Black Friday Maplewood police say they are “aggressively pursuing” those responsible for a rash of mass thefts at Best Buy locations last Friday. In...

Suspects in Maplewood Best Buy thefts identified, police say

MAPLEWOOD, Minn. (FOX 9) - Authorities say they have identified several suspects wanted in connection to the Black Friday thefts at Best Buy in Maplewood. Police are giving an update Wednesday after they developed several leads and identified suspects wanted in the mass thefts. "This rash of brazen mass thefts...

Motorist Drives Through Protests Amid Kim Potter Trial Jury Selection

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A motorist drove through a protest outside the Kim Potter trial Tuesday evening, but it appears no one was seriously hurt. Outside the Hennepin County courthouse in downtown Minneapolis, protesters were in the streets near a memorial to Daunte Wright on the courthouse lawn. There, a car was seen driving through the crowd. Video from the scene captured the incident. The video shows that some protesters tried to stop the driver by getting on top of the vehicle and running after it, but the driver kept on going. A vehicle crashes into a group preparing to march outside the...