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Woman indicted for laundering money for drug trafficker behind realtor's murder

As part of the scheme, Phouvanh Keokaythinh stashed up to $80,000 in drug money at her family's home in Bloomington.

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Minneapolis man gets 35 years for using Snapchat to produce child porn

Jay Tyrell Whiteford used Snapchat to convince minors to send him sexually explicit material in March of 2020.

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St. Paul man gets over 3 years for illegal gun buying scheme

One of the guns was used in a deadly shooting at the Seventh Street Truck Park in downtown St. Paul last year.

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'Armed career criminal' gets 15 years for illegal gun possession

Romelle Darryl Smith, 33, was sentenced in U.S. District Court Thursday.

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Man sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for child pornography

Alexander John Odegaard was sentenced in U.S. District Court Tuesday.

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Minneapolis man pleads guilty to producing child porn via social media

Nathan Miller Dobbelmann, 40, pleaded guilty to one count of production and attempted production of child pornography on Thursday.

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Fugitive who fled MN to North Carolina convicted of child porn charges

John Wayne Drysdale, 69, was sentenced in U.S. District Court Friday.

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Canadian man pleads guilty to sexually abusing children at MN casino

Brady John Hillis, 32, pleaded guilty two counts of abusive sexual contact with a child under 12.

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Minnesotan sentenced after assaulting man with baseball bat

Marshall Wayne Boshey was sentenced to 30 months in prison followed by two years of supervised release.

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Eden Prairie man sentenced to 10 years in prison for illegal firearm possession

Damien Lashaun Nelson had others purchase firearms for him illegally between June and October of last year.

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Men who caused 3,900 gallons of oil to spill into river ordered to pay $1.1M

The two men were also sentenced to serve one year of probation.

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Four sentenced for home invasion on northern Minnesota reservation

The incident took place in October 2019 on the Red Lake Indian Reservation.

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Minneapolis man and woman plead guilty to armed carjacking last summer

As part of their pleas, the two also admitted to multiple other carjackings in the Twin Cities.

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Judge denies gun rights group's motion to allow state fair attendees to carry guns

A judge ruled against a request for a temporary injunction on the fair's weapon's ban, keeping it in place while the lawsuit proceeds.

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West Virginia man sentenced to 70 months after robbing Moorhead bank

Robert Vaughn Evans, 53, was sentenced to 70 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release.

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Canadian rapper wanted for murder pleads guilty to possessing 67 guns in MN

Dayne Adrian Sitladeen pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court Wednesday.

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Moorhead man charged after 6-year-old was killed with his gun

Because of a previous felony conviction, Phillip Jones Jr. was prohibited from purchasing or possessing a firearm or ammunition.

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Wayzata man gets prison for arson of Wells Fargo during riots

Marc Bell Gonzales was sentenced in U.S. District Court Wednesday.

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Former Army Green Beret and U of M student sentenced for Russian espionage

Peter Rafael Dzibinski Debbins, 46, was sentenced to 188 months in prison.

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Former supervisor at Fortune Bay Casino admits embezzling more than $300K

Jennifer Lynn Boutto pleaded guilty to one count of embezzlement and theft of Tribal funds on Tuesday.

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Former MN bank CEO sentenced to 18 months in prison for falsifying records

Robert Hager was the CEO of Border State Bank in Northern Minnesota.

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Foster parent pleads guilty after binding child to high chair overnight

Martha Smith admitted to forcing a child in her foster care to stay in a high chair overnight.

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Maple Grove investment advisor defrauded clients out of $2.2 million

Isaiah Goodman has been charged with one count of mail fraud.