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    August 26, 2013

    Anoka-Hennepin locking all doors to elementaries during school days this year

    In the wake of the horrific Newtown school shooting, Anoka-Hennepin Schools is introducing new measures this school year in hopes nothing like that ever happens at one of its elementaries.SEE ALSO: Bob Davis out at AM 1130 four months after telling Newtown victims to "go to hell"The school district ... More >>

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    August 21, 2013

    Suspect who shot three in north Mpls, including baby and pregnant teen, still at large

    Minneapolis police are asking for whatever help they can get in trying to arrest the suspect responsible for shooting three people in broad daylight yesterday in north Minneapolis.SEE ALSO: Ashanti Watson and boyfriend allegedly shot at while walking in North Mpls because they're gay The victims are ... More >>

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    June 10, 2013

    Vone Moua, owner of Malina's bar in Frogtown, killed inside his own bar

    :::: UPDATE :::: Vone Moua, owner of Malina's bar, murdered over pool table dispute, charges sayEarly Sunday morning, 45-year-old Vone Moua, owner of Malina's in Frogtown, was shot and killed inside his own establishment, and two others were injured. Neighborhood residents told Fox 9 that both of th ... More >>

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    January 7, 2013

    Jim Fetzer, UMD professor emeritus, thinks U.S. government was behind Newtown shooting

    Jim Fetzer is a retired UMD professor who has made a name for himself nationally by arguing on behalf of conspiracy theories for everything from the JFK shooting to the death of Paul Wellstone.SEE ALSO:-- Michele Bachmann's favorite gun is the Bushmaster AR-15 used in Newtown [VIDEO] -- Andy Parrish ... More >>

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    December 21, 2012

    Owner of Trail's End gun shop in Fridley reports "feeding frenzy" for military-style weapons

    In a speech delivered two days after the Newtown school shooting, President Obama signaled his support for unspecified gun control measures, possibly including a crackdown on military-style semi-automatic rifles like the one used by Adam Lanza.The message that stronger gun control could be on the wa ... More >>

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    December 19, 2012

    Macalester President Rosenberg urges boycott of semi-automatic supporting politicians

    In "A Pledge," Macalester President Brian Rosenberg urges citizens to work toward preventing another Newtown school shooting by refusing to give money to any political candidate who doesn't support the prohibition of semi-automatic rifles.SEE ALSO: Macalester President Brian Rosenberg appalled by Sa ... More >>

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    July 18, 2012

    South Minneapolis murder victim was targeted

    The 24-year-old man shot and killed in a south Minneapolis house this morning was likely targeted by an acquaintance, says City Councilmember Gary Schiff, who was on scene today. "There was a targeted killing," says Schiff. "The victims and suspect knew each other. It was not random. It was not gan ... More >>

  • News

    March 21, 2012

    The Columbine effect

    Hollywood still obsessed with school shooting 13 years later

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    October 31, 2011

    Felix Pedraza arrested for fatal shooting of Francisco Hernandez at Halloween Party

    ​Felix Pedraza is the lead suspect in a case of a weekend party that resulted in the fatal shooting of 21-year-old father of three Francisco Hernandez. Minneapolis police were called to a south Minneapolis apartment complex, where they found a man, later identified as Hernandez, suffering from gun ... More >>

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    September 21, 2011

    Jawon Osburn identified as latest juvenile homicide victim

    ​Jawon Osburn has been named as the 16-year-old victim of a gunshot homicide that happened Monday night.Osburn, identified by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner, was found shot on the 2900 block of Dupont Avenue, and declared dead on the scene after paramedics were unable to resuscitate him. Osb ... More >>

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    August 8, 2011

    Minneapolis teen hit twice in bike-by shooting

    Police say the shooting took place on the 2200 block of Dupont in north Minneapolis.​A 17-year-old was shot twice in north Minneapolis Sunday by a group of teenagers who escaped on bikes. The bike-by shooting took place on the 2200 block of Dupont Avenue north around 3:30 p.m, says Minneapolis po ... More >>

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    August 2, 2011

    St. Paul Park man shot after all-night standoff, firefight with police

    Washington CountyThe Washington County SWAT team joined the firefight at 3 a.m.​A man was shot and taken away in an ambulance early this morning, ending an all-night police standoff in the 1000 block of Summit Ave. in St Paul Park.St. Paul Park police were originally dispatched to the railroad tra ... More >>

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    July 28, 2011

    Three shot in north Minneapolis, two involve bikes

    Shooter, victim rode bikes​Gunfire rang out three times last night in north Minneapolis, wounding three males--two of them under the age of 18. Both incidents involving juveniles also included bikes. An unnamed 15-year-old was shot by someone on a bicycle, and an unnamed 17-year-old was riding ... More >>

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    July 21, 2011

    Shea Stremcha identified as South Minneapolis murder victim

    ​The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office has identified Shea Stremcha as the victim of a homicide in South Minneapolis.Stremcha, 25, was shot to death in his own home just after 3 a.m. Wednesday. It's unclear whether Stremcha was targeted or killed at random.Police originally told KSTP that ... More >>

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    July 13, 2011

    Christopher Tarell Clark arrested for murder of Darrell M. Fisher

    Hennepin County mug shot​Police have arrested 19-year-old Christopher Tarrell Clark on suspicion that he killed a man in north Minneapolis last month. When Minneapolis cops arrived in the 2700 block of Humboldt Avenue North on June 13, they found 22-year-old Darrell Fisher lying dead in a nearby ... More >>

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    July 11, 2011

    David Raisch-Day, teen from Cass Lake, ID'd in latest homicide

    ​David Raisch-Day, an 18-year-old from Cass Lake, has been identified as the man who took a bullet in the head in last Thursday night's homicide in south Minneapolis. Police say he was standing among a group of people outside a home on the 2700 block of Longfellow Avenue South when shots were ... More >>

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    July 8, 2011

    Man gunned down in south Minneapolis dies at HCMC

    ​Police got to the scene of a shooting in south Minneapolis last night in time to keep the victim alive long enough for an an ambulance ride to Hennepin County Medical Center, but he died this morning. The medical examiner's office hasn't made the victim's name public yet.

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    June 18, 2011

    Dominic Felder's family awarded $2.1M by Minneapolis in wake of police shooting

    Dominic Felder, left, was shot dead in 2006.​The Dominic Felder police shooting saga appears to have finally come to a close, with news that the City Council has voted to approve paying the dead man's family $2.19 million. It's been more than four years since the 27-year-old man was shot dead ... More >>

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    June 15, 2011

    Darrell Fisher ID'd as homicide victim on Humboldt Avenue

    ​Twenty-two-year-old Darrell Fisher has been identified by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner as the man who died late Monday night in a shooting on Humboldt Avenue North. Police found him an adjacent alley. Another man was found shot but alive in a nearby home, but his injuries are describ ... More >>

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    June 14, 2011

    North Minneapolis shooting leaves one man dead, another injured

    ​Minneapolis police officers found a man shot dead in an alley behind the 2700 block of Humboldt Avenue North last night, and another man shot but alive in an adjacent home. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office will release the dead man's identity and official cause of death later, M ... More >>

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    June 14, 2011

    Chrishaun McDonald, Dean Schmitz's accused killer, allegedly reacted to transgender slur

    ​Chrishaun McDonald was charged last week with stabbing Dean Schmitz to death near the Schooner Tavern in south Minneapolis, and now there may be a clue as to why. Although 23-year-old McDonald is being charged as a man, he's transgender, and he got into a fight with 47-year-old Schmitz, who taun ... More >>

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    June 7, 2011

    Chrishaun Reed McDonald charged in stabbing death of Dean Schmitz

    ​Chrishaun Reed McDonald, who was taken into custody the night Dean Schmitz was stabbed to death last weekend in south Minneapolis, has now been charged with second degree murder. The 23-year-old man's booking photo hasn't been released yet. He's being held in Hennepin County jail on $500,000 ... More >>

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    June 6, 2011

    Dean Schmitz stabbed to death outside Schooner Tavern

    ​The Hennepin County Medical Examiner has identified 47-year-old Dean Schmitz, of Richfield, as the man who was stabbed to death early Sunday morning near the Schooner Tavern in south Minneapolis. Minneapolis cops and paramedics found him alive at about 12:30 a.m. on the 2900 block of 27th Av ... More >>

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    June 5, 2011

    Man stabbed to death after brawl outside Schooner Tavern

    ​One man was stabbed to death and another was arrested after a brawl that started outside the Schooner Tavern in South Minneapolis early Sunday morning. Minneapolis police and paramedics were called to the scene in the 2900 block of 27th Avenue South at about 12:30 a.m., where the victim was ... More >>

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    June 3, 2011

    Biyamin Beiti Omar charged with murdering Guled Hashi Mohamed

    ​Guled Hashi Mohamed was sitting in the passenger seat of a car parked at Nicollet and 18th the night before Memorial Day when a man ran up to the window from behind and put a bullet through Mohamed's temple. Biyamin Beiti Omar was the gunman, the Hennepin County Attorney's office said this a ... More >>

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    June 2, 2011

    Guled Hashi Mohamed's family pleads for murder witnesses to come forward

    ​Somebody must have seen something helpful to police when Guled Hashi Mohamed was gunned down on Nicollet Avenue Sunday night of Memorial Day weekend, and his family held a vigil yesterday where he was shot to plead for help bringing in Mohamed's killer. "My son was brought here at a young ag ... More >>

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    May 31, 2011

    Six injured in five Minneapolis shootings

    >Tony WebsterMinneapolis cops were busy Sunday night and Monday morning.​Two men are in life-threatening condition and four others were injured after a spate of Minneapolis shootings leading into Memorial Day. Two of the shootings happened south of downtown, on Nicollet Avenue South, on Sunda ... More >>

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    May 27, 2011

    Ben Van Handel wasn't Timothy Bakdash's intended target on the night he died

    ​It was just last week that Timothy Ayman Bakdash was indicted on first degree murder charges in the death of Benjamin Van Handel. But the narrative of why Bakdash ran the U of M student down and killed him has changed considerably. Van Handel apparently died in a case of mistaken identity.

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    May 25, 2011

    Edward Trondell Baker ID'd in latest south Minneapolis homicide

    ​Edward Trondell Baker has been identified as the man who was shot early Tuesday in the 5700 block of Sander Avenue, just a few blocks north of Highway 62 and the perimeter of Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport. The Hennepin County medical examiner said the 24-year-old man died of multipl ... More >>

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    May 24, 2011

    Man shot and killed in south Minneapolis

    ​An unidentified man was shot and killed early this morning in south Minneapolis, in the 5700 block of Sander Avenue, which is a few blocks north of Highway 62 and the perimeter of Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport. Minneapolis police say the man was alice when they reached him, and ... More >>

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    May 16, 2011

    Derrick Griffin, minister, charged with murdering Kristopher Miller

    Kristopher Miller was shot dead on May 11.​Derrick Griffin, an associate pastor at the North Side's True Vine Missionary Baptist Church, has been charged with murdering North High School staffer Kristopher Miller, who was found shot dead in front of his home last week. Griffin, 40, was arrested l ... More >>

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    May 12, 2011

    Derreck Griffin, minister, arrested in Kristopher Miller's shooting death

    Kristopher Miller was a popular North High staffer.​Minneapolis police have arrested 40-year-old Derreck Griffin, an associate pastor at True Vine Missionary Baptist Church on the city's north side, in connection with Kristopher Miller's shooting death early Tuesday morning. Griffin, who is ... More >>

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    May 9, 2011

    Keontrell Govan's shooting death: Ishmael Rashad Moore, Dashaunta D'Mar Gomez charged

    ​Ishmael Rashad Moore and Dashaunta D Mar Gomez, both 17, have been charged in the shooting death of 18-year-old Keontrell Govan. Police found Govan with a bullet in his head last Wednesday afternoon in the alley behind the Church of St. Bridget in North Minneapolis. Medics rushed him to Nort ... More >>

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    May 6, 2011

    Man dies after North Minneapolis shooting

    ​Minneapolis police say that a man found shot and unresponsive late Wednesday, on the 3800 block of Emerson Avenue North, died of his wounds yesterday at North Memorial Medical Center. MPD spokesman Stephen McCarty had no information this morning about the man's identity. The Homicide Unit i ... More >>

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    March 30, 2011

    Stephanie Smith ID'd as fourth Minneapolis homicide victim of 2011

    ​The woman shot dead Monday night in South Minneapolis has been identified as 21-year-old Stephanie Smith. The MCTC psychology student was riding in a car on Park Avenue South with an unidentified man when someone opened fire from another vehicle. Minneapolis police were already responding to ... More >>

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    January 28, 2011

    Marlon Alejandro Lozano-Montano charged with shooting Guadalupe Galeno-Hernandez

    helpguadalupe.comGuadalupe Galeno Hernandez was shot in November. Doctors say she will never walk again.​Casey Walters admitted last week that she was behind the wheel when a gunman opened fire from her car on a group of kids in South Minneapolis, paralyzing 12-year-old Guadalupe Galeno-Hernan ... More >>

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    January 25, 2011

    Brian Coyle Center shooting leaves two Somali men wounded

    Ahmednur Ali was shot and killed at the Brian Coyle Center in Sept. 2008​A drive-by shooting outside Brian Coyle Community Center last night left two Somali men wounded and rekindled fears about gang violence. Neither the victims nor the suspects have been named by police. One of the injured ... More >>

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    January 19, 2011

    Casey Michelle Walters charged in Guadalupe Galeno-Hernandez's shooting

    Casey Michele Waletrs faces two felony counts.​Casey Walters, the woman accused of driving the car carrying a gunman who shot 12-year-old Guadalupe Galeno-Hernandez, has a Sureno 13 gang tattoo on her neck. She dates a Sureno 13 gangbanger. And the shooting took place as a result of gang confl ... More >>

  • News

    September 22, 2010


    Phoenix deputy's tale of being shot by drug smugglers doesn't add up

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    May 25, 2010

    Lake Calhoun homicide pushes Minneapolis past 2009 mark

    ​West Lake Calhoun Parkway, better known for its stately old homes and views of one of the most popular lakes in Minneapolis, became the scene of the city's 19th homicide last night after police found the body of a man shot dead there in a park. The death means that Minneapolis has now record ... More >>

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    May 24, 2010

    Anton Warren and Romaze Stevens confirmed 17th, 18th homicides

    The Hennepin County Medical Examiner confirmed this morning that housemates Anton Warren, 31, and Romaze Stevens, 30, both of Minneapolis, were the two men shot to death on Friday in the 3300 block of Russell Avenue N. Their deaths mean that the 2010 Minneapolis homicide count has already passed las ... More >>

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    May 5, 2010

    North side shooting victim dies at North Memorial

    ​Minneapolis police have another homicide on their hands. Shortly before 10 p.m. last night, officers from the Fourth Precinct were dispatched to a shooting in the 1500 block of Newton Ave N. When they got there, they found what appeared to be a shooting scene -- but no victim. At about t ... More >>

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    May 3, 2010

    Trace Maxwell linked by Glock to triple homicide

    ​Investigators still aren't sure why Trace Maxwell went on a deadly shooting spree early Thursday morning before killing himself, but they've tied him to the three homicides by way of a Glock pistol. The Glock was found in Maxwell's SUV where it crashed on Lake Street after he shot himself to ... More >>

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    April 30, 2010

    Trace Maxwell's suicide and the triple homicide mystery

    ​Police across the Twin Cities are piecing together the facts behind one of the more bloody killing sprees in recent local memory: Three people in three different communities were shot and killed Thursday, possibly by the same man: 40-year-old tattoo artist Trace Maxwell. Adding to the myste ... More >>

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    April 1, 2010

    Bloomington gangbanger drive-by yields 5 arrests

    PhotoTony Webster​At least six shots were fired at a group of people standing outside a house on the 8000 block of Portland Avenue South in Bloomington last night. No one was injured, but bullets struck the house and two vehicles in the driveway. Bloomington police spokesman Mark Stehlic says shor ... More >>

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    March 18, 2010

    Cornell Deangelo Roberson surrenders to police in Route 22 bus shooting

    Transit Police Chief Dave Indrehus said Roberson came forward to Wednesday afternoon.

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    February 15, 2010

    Aramis Gaither arrested in shooting death of dad, Anthony Gaither

    His case will be presented to the Ramsey County Attorney's Office on Tuesday.

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    December 9, 2009

    Man arrested, officers identified, in St. Paul shooting

    The St. Paul police have arrested one man for allegedly shooting another dead late Monday. And looks like the man police shot and killed Tuesday was not the killer.

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    October 26, 2009

    Man shot dead in his car in Stevens Square

    A man was shot dead in his car in Stevens Square early today.

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