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    November 14, 2014

    Robbinsdale Plans Its First Microbrewery and Taproom

    Robbinsdale has made arrangements for a new brewery to move into its popular downtown district. The city has purchased the former TCF Bank building downtown near the city's water tower and has a signed agreement for a microbrewery to move into the exurb located just 8 miles northwest of downtown Min ... More >>

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    October 30, 2014

    Vinh Xuan Ngo and Norinh Inthonepradith Allegedly Pulled Off $1 Million Bank Fraud, Charges Say

    It turns out that if you want to steal a clean million from banks and your fellow man, it just requires some fake ID's, paperwork, and a little bit of strategy. That's at least according to a recent grand jury indictment from the Department of Justice, which alleges that two men from Brooklyn Park ... More >>

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    October 29, 2014

    How the Sinemah Gaye Organization Allegedly Stole $2 Million With Counterfeit Checks

    It's a scheme that sounds like it came right out of a white-collar version of The Wire: a huge, sophisticated organization stealing bank information, creating counterfeit checks, then using bank insiders to deposit and cash them. Twenty-eight members were in on the act, attempting to steal more than ... More >>

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    September 29, 2014

    New Ty Hoffman Charges Say He Embezzled from Lush, Laundered Cash at Mystic Lake

    Ahead of a Friday court appearance in which Lyle "Ty" Hoffman is expected to enter a plea in response to the second-degree murder charge he faces in connection with the death of Lush Food Bar founder Kelly Phillips, Ramsey County officials released a revised criminal complaint that provides more det ... More >>

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    August 29, 2014

    Clyde Bellecourt says U of M is "scholastically retarded" on Native American issues

    The National Coalition Against Racism in Sports and Media wants the University of Minnesota to prohibit the Washington NFL team from playing on campus at TCF Bank stadium on November 2 unless the team changes its nickname.But U officials, citing the terms of its lease with the Vikings, say they don' ... More >>

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    August 12, 2014

    Meet Vance Opperman, Minnesota's top Super PAC donor

    The 2014 midterm elections may not be considered as important as the presidential race we saw two years ago, but don't tell that to millionaires. Wealthy businessmen are still spending like crazy on Super PACs in the 2014 race, led by former hedge fund manager Tom Steyer, who's already given more ... More >>

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    May 8, 2014

    Roseville High School locked down following bank robbery [IMAGE]

    Just after 9 this morning, Roseville High School was locked down after a suspect believed to have robbed the TCF Bank at Har Mar Mall's Cub Foods was spotted fleeing toward the school, which is less than a mile away. A security still of the suspect from this morning's robbery is at the top of this p ... More >>

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    April 22, 2014

    Strib editor Scott Gillespie admits decision to not ID TCF Bank CEO was "borderline"

    Yesterday, the Star Tribune published an anti-tax letter to the editor written by TCF Bank CEO William A. Cooper, but editors decided not to identify him as such and instead merely noted that Cooper resides in Wayzata (TCF is also headquartered there).That call raised some eyebrows. After all, since ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2013

    Alleged TCF Bank robber drops knife with his name on it

    He might have gotten away with it. He knew about dye packs. He knew about GPS trackers. He got the money, and he got away.It's what he left behind that did him in. See Also: - Check out the sad frown on woman who robbed Blaine bank [IMAGE] - Man robs TCF Bank in St. Cloud, calls police hours later ... More >>

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    November 28, 2013

    U of M student says two men tried to abduct her near TCF Bank stadium

    In the wake of a recent spate of high-profile crimes, many University of Minnesota students are calling for an increased police presence, and officials say they're doing all they can to keep campus safe.SEE ALSO: U of M student says she saw creepy cop impersonator on West Bank earlier this month Non ... More >>

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    November 26, 2013

    Gophers distract Wisconsin kicker with gigantic image of cute animal [PHOTO]

    During last Saturday's home game against Wisconsin, the Gophers football program got an A for effort in at least one regard.SEE ALSO: U of M baseball players pull off incredible videobomb during interview of coach When the Wisconsin kicker lined up for a first half field goal attempt, whoever is res ... More >>

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    November 20, 2013

    Frowny Blaine bank robber was drunk on mouthwash and just wanted more [MUGSHOT]

    St. Paul resident Shawna Pearson is now in custody at the Anoka County Jail after a mouthwash-fueled (mis)adventure that included a bank robbery, a stint in detox, a bus ride to southern California, and a trip to Mexico in search of cheap booze.SEE ALSO: Stillwater couple's pock-faced, cross-eyed mu ... More >>

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    October 24, 2013

    Check out the sad frown on woman who robbed Blaine bank [IMAGE]

    Around 5:30 yesterday evening, a woman walked into the TCF Bank inside the Cub Foods off Central Avenue in Blaine and passed a teller a note demanding cash.SEE ALSO: Chris Miller robs bank, says he's struggling with fact he's not a rich football player, apologizes The teller forked over some dough a ... More >>

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    September 18, 2013

    TCF is the most complained about large bank and it isn't even close

    A new study from the U.S. Public Interest Research Group reveals that TCF is the most complained about large bank in the country by a more than two-to-one margin.SEE ALSO: Iranian U of M students baffled as TCF Bank suddenly closes their bank accounts According to the study, customers filed 24.9 com ... More >>

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    June 17, 2013

    Two robbery-at-gunpoint incidents in Grand Avenue Kowalski's parking lot this month

    The Kowalski's Market on Grand Avenue has been the site of two scary robberies this month.SEE ALSO: Clark Griffith after dropping trou on Grand Avenue: "Last night was awesome"Around 10:30 p.m. on June 8, a 63-year-old man was loading groceries into his vehicle when a man described as middle-aged, b ... More >>

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    May 8, 2013

    Man robs TCF Bank in St. Cloud, calls police hours later to confess

    Around 12:30 on Sunday afternoon, a man walked into a TCF Bank branch location in St. Cloud and handed a teller a note instructing him to start stuffing $100 bills in an envelope and "and no one gets hurt."SEE ALSO: Donald Ingerson of Ely confesses rape thinking statute of limitations is up, gets ar ... More >>

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    March 20, 2013

    The U of M somehow lost money on TCF Bank Stadium booze sales, leaving legislator baffled

    Remember earlier this year when the University of Minnesota was being criticized by the Wall Street Journal and legislature for having lost control of its spending? If the latest news is any indication, it looks like not much has changed the past couple months.SEE ALSO: Rush Limbaugh decries $3,406 ... More >>

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    January 8, 2013

    Iranian U of M students baffled as TCF Bank suddenly closes their bank accounts

    The U.S. government's sanctions against Iran are hitting home, as at least a dozen Iranian U of M students were recently informed that TCF Bank is closing their bank accounts.SEE ALSO:-- TCF Bank in trouble: Profits halve during fourth quarter-- Russia to ban American adoptions; Minnesota has most o ... More >>

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    March 1, 2012

    Vikings, Rybak, Dayton, pro-Vikes legislators finally unveil stadium plan

    ​After months of hearing lawmakers carp that they couldn't speak to whether they support using public money for a new Vikings stadium without seeing a detailed proposal, a plan has finally emerged.During a news conference earlier today, Gov. Dayton and the Vikings unveiled a $975 million stadium p ... More >>

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    January 24, 2012

    TCF Bank in trouble: Profits halve during fourth quarter

    ​Anecdotally, TCF Bank seems to be struggling -- in Uptown, for instance, the bank used to have numerous ATMs, but they've all been removed over the last year or so, sometimes replaced with generic machines. TCF's fourth-quarter earnings report provides hard data to support that anecdote. It revea ... More >>

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    January 11, 2012

    Shakopee, out of nowhere, announces Vikings stadium bid

    ​Maybe the the mayor of Shakopee simply misread his calendar by a year.That's because today -- one day before the Governor Dayton-imposed deadline for final stadium proposals -- Shakopee Mayor Brad Tabke plans to hold a news conference at the State Capitol to announce the suburb is "going after th ... More >>

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    August 2, 2011

    U2's 360 Tour by the numbers

    ​Pretty much everything about this summer's U2 show at TCF Bank was mammoth in scale -- that claw, that year-long wait when the show was delayed, that 60,000-person crowd -- and will go down as one of the largest tours to hit the Twin Cities this year. To help wrap our brains around just how monum ... More >>

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    April 22, 2011

    Michael Lewis Johnson accused in two Ford Parkway bank heists

    Caught on camera, Feb. 3.​After the robber strolled into the TCF Bank branch on Ford Parkway on Feb. 3 in broad daylight, right under the gaze of security cameras, we speculated that he either didn't care whether his moves were recorded, or he just wasn't very smart. Turns out both observations m ... More >>

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    March 24, 2011

    Gregory Scott Tyler and Orlando Ray Vasquez are TCF Bank robbers

    Minneapolis PDCops says this is Orlando Ray Vasquez robbing a TCF teller.​The Feds say Orlando Ray Vasquez, 40, and Gregory Scott Tyler robbed TCF bank on West Lake Street on Feb. 28. But they're not that bank robber. Vasquez and Tyler just bothered with one bank in St. Paul. The man who rob ... More >>

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    March 14, 2011

    Michael John Husten is a TCF bank robber

    Michael John Husten robbed TCF​Minneapolis police say 60-year-old Michael John Husten is a TCF Bank robber. Unfortunately, Husten is not that TCF robber. Since January, TCF Bank has been hit with robberies four times--three within a single week. Husten was charged Friday with robbing a Minneapol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    TCF Bank robber strikes fourth time

    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 >>

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    March 3, 2011

    Orlando Ray Vasquez and Gregory Scott Tyler arrested in Uptown TCF Bank heist

    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 >>

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    March 2, 2011

    TCF Bank robbery in St. Paul caught on camera

    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 >>

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    February 11, 2011

    Roseville InterBank robbers caught on camera

    The two men are suspected in a string of suburban robberies.​Two guys in ski masks ran into an InterBank branch in Roseville on Wednesday morning. One of them whipped out a semi-automatic handgun, pointed it at an employee, and demanded she open the safe. "No funny money," one of the two men ... More >>

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    February 3, 2011

    TCF Bank robber caught on camera in St. Paul [PHOTOS]

    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 >>

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    January 3, 2011

    Andrew Larson sentenced after toy gun bank robbery

    jontintinjordanCaption​The second of two Wisconsin men who hatched the brilliant idea of robbing a Maplewood bank with a toy gun is going to prison for five years. Andrew J. Larson, 24, of Eau Claire, was sentenced on Monday in federal court.

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    August 23, 2010

    Mac Hammond's prosperity gospel church goes broke

    Mac and Lynne Hammond find their church in the hole​God's feeling the recession pinch as hard as everyone else: Mac Hammond's prosperity gospel Living Word Christian Church is broke. Hennepin County records show that the Brooklyn Park building is now owned by the money changers. TCF Bank bou ... More >>

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    August 6, 2010

    For Denny Hecker, Elvis has left the building

    Elvis Presley, one for the money​Ladies and gentlemen, Elvis has left the building: Bankrupt auto magnate Denny Hecker's 6-foot-tall Elvis Presley statue is headed to TCF Bank as part of a $70,000 deal for the furnishings of Hecker's Crosslake vacation compound.

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    July 16, 2010

    2 Wisconsin men bring toy gun to Maplewood bank robbery. Bad move

    Photo: jontintinjordanAt least no one got shot when two Wisconsin men robbed a bank with a toy gun​The cops are probably happy that Wisconsinites Andrew J. Larson and Derek Lombard pulled off an April bank heist in Maplewood by brandishing a toy gun. No officers got shot in the process of chas ... More >>

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    June 30, 2010

    Illiterate Joe Nathan Michael arrested in Fridley bank robbery

    Photo: hydra artsBank robber or ESL candidate?​Poor Joe Nathan Michael. According to police, the 47-year-old man showed up recently at the TCF Bank outlet in Cub Foods on 57th Avenue N.E. in Fridley, passed a note to the tellers demanding cash. He got $1,991 in cash. He got caught. And he ... More >>

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    February 15, 2010

    Man robs Uptown bank using needle, AIDS

    Who needs guns anymore when you can just rob a bank claiming you have a hypodermic needle infected with AIDS?

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    November 5, 2009

    Pawlenty's expensive dinner rakes in the cash

    About 300 people ate with Pawlenty last night -- for the bargain price of $1,000 a plate.

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    October 28, 2009

    TCF Bank Stadium built with U of M students' overdraft fees

    Gophers get state-of-the-art arena, but at what price?

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    March 18, 2009

    Kid pricked student's fingers for science experiment, freaks out parents

    Wednesday's five most fascinating stories on wood pulp.

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    February 13, 2009

    TCF Bank moving HQ to Sioux Falls, but no local jobs lost

    TCF National Bank announced Thursday that it will be moving its headquarters designation from Minneapolis to Sioux Falls, S.D., but Minnesota jobs will not be lost.

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    April 11, 2007

    Scott Johnson, Problem Blogger: A Case Study

    Scott "the Big Trunk" Johnson, the Powerline blogger and TCF Bank bigwig, let it fly last month after KSTP-TV ran a story critical of Rachel Paulose, the recently installed U.S. Attorney for Minnesota. In a long angry post entitled, " ... More >>

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    June 7, 2006

    Gopher Broke

    The other bad stadium deal

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    September 8, 2005

    Survival of the richest

    Who needs a disaster plan when you've got a free-market economy!? The Center for the American Experiment, the conservative Minnesota think tank that spawned Strib columnist Katherine Kersten and Powerline's Scott Johnson and John Hinderaker, among others, has an archived piece on global warming th ... More >>

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    January 26, 2005


    To one local bank, a Republican in need is a friend indeed

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    January 12, 2005

    They can dish it out, but...

    TCF Bank pulls advertising from the Star Tribune over the Nick Coleman/Power Line shouting match

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    December 8, 2004

    Because That's Where the Money Is

    A surprising spike in bank robberies hits Minnesota

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    March 24, 1999
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    January 13, 1999
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    February 11, 1998

    Norm's Conquest

    Some people compare Norm Coleman to Ronald Reagan. They have a point.

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