Hey Grandma, I promise not to call for cash while in Mexico

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Hey Grandma, I promise not to call for cash while in Mexico
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety is warning grandparents to watch out for a spring break scam that could raid their bank account. Scammers will call grandparents pretending to be their grandchildren and claim they are stranded on spring break and need help. Don't believe it. Tell your grandkids to deal with it and let you know when they are home safe. Just hope it wasn't actually Johnny stuck in some Mexican prison.

Kid is cool for one day, gives away $100 bills to other students
A 16-year-old Rosemount student got his day in the spotlight as he handed out $100 bills, about $11,000 worth, to other kids. He was busted that day and first said it was his allowance. Right. Then he admitted he found it in a ditch. Still no one believed him. Well, it was true. He found the cash plus a lot of weed in a ditch on the side of the road.

Pinky swears are the real deal, mom says
Stafon Thompson is on trial for murdering his friend's mom and her 10-year-old son. Well his mom testified that Thompson, 17, "pinky swears" he didn't do it. Because that means so much from an accused killer.

Washinton County snowboarder dies after attempted back flip
After injuring himself during an attempted back flip while snowboarding, Caleb Szajner, a 21-year-old college student, died Tuesday at Regions Hospital in St. Paul.

Old St. Paul bulletproof vests sent to officers in Mexico
St. Paul police officers sent 43 bulletproof vests to their sister city in Mexico. The vests still work, but the department was no longer using them either because of upgrades or officers outgrowing them. The officers in Manzanillo didn't even have bulletproof vests before the donation.

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