The FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force is investigating a Utah man for whipping it out during a flight last November from MSP to Salt Lake City. (Shouldn't they be after Al-Qaeda or something?)SEE ALSO: The customer rants that drove MSP Airport to offer free WiFi The man, 48-year-old Stuart Clarke, was ... More >>
The FBI won't talk about a claim by U of M Regent Laura Brod that she has contacted the bureau to initiate an investigation into who leaked her boudoir photo to the Internet."At this point, I'm not able to confirm or deny any existing investigations," says Kyle Loven, the chief division counsel and ... More >>
The Iowa Senate has been scrutinizing alleged violations of state ethics rules that occurred during the course of Michele Bachmann's ill-fated presidential campaign. But that's child's play compared to an FBI probe.A SEPARATE SCANDAL: Bachmann's book tour to promote moribund autobiography has her in ... More >>
If you're on the hunt to heist guns, how would you figure out which homes to target?SEE ALSO: Alleged Young 'n Thuggin' clique leader gets seven years on drug chargeAccording to the logic allegedly employed by the Loud Pack north Minneapolis street gang, the answer is to look for the ones with Ameri ... More >>
If you judged by the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports, you'd think Minneapolis has been the national leader in "forcible rapes" (it's a real statistical category, not just the brainchild of Paul Ryan) since 2007.SEE ALSO: Minneapolis guns incidents, violent crime crept up in 2012 But you shouldn't judge ... More >>
The robber grabbed cash around 9 a.m. this morning.Minneapolis police and the the FBI are asking for any information that could help them track down an armed man who stuck-up a US Bank this morning. The man pulled a handgun on the teller at the branch at 2338 Central Avenue Northeast, and demande ... More >>
The bomb squad moves in on a mysterious device from Minnesota.What do you call a cross between a ballpoint pen and a disassembled flashlight, wedged between two seats on a flight from Minneapolis to Newark, N.J.? The FBI, the TSA, and the Port of New York Authority bomb squad call it trouble.
FBIWho is this guy?A guy wearing a wool hat, scarf and sunglasses walked into the M&I Bank branch at 3905 West 69th Street in Edina yesterday at about 10 a.m. He put down an insulated lunch box on the counter, told the teller there was a bomb inside and demanded cash. A security camera caug ... More >>
The FBI traced Mason Seckar through Skype.According to the FBI affidavit on Mason Seckar of Oshkosh, he apparently loves nothing better than to taunt cops in Florida and Minnesota with bullshit crank calls. He leaves a reader with the impression that he may have an unhealthy obsession with ... More >>
FBIA robber with a preference for TCF Bank.There's a robber out there with a preference for TCF Bank. For the fourth time since January, and the third time in a week, the same lone gunman has walked into a metro area TCF Bank branch, brandished a gun and made off with a pile of cash. Each ... More >>
The FBI says this man is Orlando Ray Vasquez.The FBI says Orlando Ray Vasquez, 40, of Nevada, and Gregory Scott Tyler, 49, are the two men behind the TCF Bank robbery in Uptown on Feb. 28. The heist, in which Vasquez was caught on camera, led to a chaotic getaway in which the two suspects crash ... More >>
FBISeen this guy? Give the FBI a call.Another TCF Bank branch has been robbed, this time in St. Paul. Like the Uptown robbery we told you about yesterday, this heist was caught by security cameras. Unlike that robbery, however, no one was injured. The pictures have just been released by the ... More >>
FBISecurity cameras caught the robber in the act.A bank robber and his getaway driver left injuries and destruction in the wake of a holdup Monday at the Uptown TCF Bank branch at 1444 West Lake Street. The FBI says the robber, wearing a red ball cap, walked up to a teller at about 9 a.m., a ... More >>
FBISeen this guy?The FBI said this afternoon that a man walked into the the TCF Bank branch on Ford Parkway in St. Paul's Highland Park neighborhood, implied that he had a gun in a paper bag, and walked away with an undisclosed amount of cash. He either didn't know or didn't care that he was bei ... More >>
Protesters called out the FBI yesterday for its investigation into local anti-war groups.More than 100 people swarmed the sidewalk in front of the Federal Building in Minneapolis Tuesday evening to protest the grand jury investigation into local anti-war groups. Waving signs that read "Opposing ... More >>
fbi.govThe Bureau is taking heat for its raids on Minnesota activists.From the moment FBI agents and local police raided their homes last month looking for evidence of ties to overseas terrorist groups, Twin Cities peace activists have been calling the actions part of a government intimidatio ... More >>
popculturegeek.comThe FBI played knock-knock this morning in Minneapolis.Update: Video from the raid after the jump. The FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force raided six Minneapolis homes this morning, executing search warrants related to an investigation into the material support of terrorism.FB ... More >>
Image by pellaea on FlickrWhite powder: it's suspiciousA worker at the federal courthouse in St. Paul was opening mail yesterday when suddenly, the employee noticed white powder on his or her hands (we don't know the employee's identity). Uh-oh! Time to call the FBI and shut down the court.
They made made contact with the screen name "iten10," and traced the computer through its IP address to a coffee shop with free WiFi on 3rd Avenue South
Who needs guns anymore when you can just rob a bank claiming you have a hypodermic needle infected with AIDS?
The murder rate in Minneapolis is less than half of what it was two years ago.
A 36-year-old Aitkin man attempted to bust through what he thought was the FBI building in Minneapolis Thursday because he believed a computer inside was controlling his mind.
At least a dozen young men who attend a Minneapolis mosque have been called to testify before a federal grand jury.
There has been no shortage of ranting and raving about crime rates in Minneapolis. In part, of course, this is because crime has been on the rise in the city for the past four years. But the tenor of the commentary--both in the mainstream news outlets and the local blogosphere--has become m ... More >>
A quick review of the FBI's breakdown of 2005's 14,860 killings suggests you may actually be safer in the company of strangers.
Lts. Rick Thomas and Michael Fossum remain on paid leave
Local physician and author Steve Miles examines the forensic record of U.S. abuses in Iraqi prisons
Believe the children: Notorious Watergate source was former FBI official W. Mark Felt--just as Carl Bernstein's kid assured fellow summer-campers back in 1988! MSNBC today reports that Deep Throat, the anonymous government official who provided leads to Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein at the heig ... More >>
Will FBI contacts keep fearful Somalis away from the ballot box?
FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds talks about her case --and hints at a forthcoming scandal
Five other agents and employees who spoke out
A short history of women at the FBI
Employment numbers say the FBI is still a white man's world
Senate FBI Watchdog Chuck Grassley on Jane Turner and the Bureau
A Q&A with Fred Whitehurst, the first FBI whistleblower to go public
Before Coleen Rowley, another whistleblower rose from the ranks of the Minneapolis FBI division. Retired agent Jane Turner talks at length for the first time about the Bureau's good old boy management culture--and how it goes about silencing its internal
Nancy Hanlon says she met and talked with one of the 9/11 hijackers in a Rochester, Minnesota bar just weeks before the attack. Is it true? There's no telling for sure. Is her story plausible? Yes.
For years it has been whispered that the 1976 slaying of American Indian Movement activist Anna Mae Aquash was an inside job. Now a new rash of accusations aims squarely at local heroes Clyde and Vernon Bellecourt.