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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 child endangerment over a period of years while the child was in her care.

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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.

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Minnesota man pleads guilty to supporting ISIS after joining on family trip

Abdelhamid Al-Madioum pleaded guilty to one count of providing support to a designated foreign terrorist organization.

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Owner of Waseca travel agency charged with wire fraud

Harald Schumacher allegedly misappropriated nearly $500,000 in commissions owed to travel agents he worked with.

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Former Crown Bank CEO sentenced in fraud case

Peter Dahl was sentenced to a year and one day in prison and will be required to pay more than $400,000 in restitution.

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3 people plead guilty in $300M telemarketing fraud scheme

They were among the 60 people charged last month in a scheme that involved convincing older people to pay for expensive fraudulent magazine subscriptions.

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Duluth souvenir store owner charged with tax evasion

Shimon Shaked allegedly evaded more than $800,000 worth of income tax.

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Native Mob member sentenced for drug trafficking, firearm charges

Tevin Jay Maurstad of Minneapolis was sentenced to 270 months in prison on Wednesday.

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International sex trafficker sentenced in St. Paul

Michael Morris was part of an international sex trafficking operation that coerced hundreds of Thai women to the United States.

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Man pleads guilty to cyberstalking former MSU-Mankato classmate

Jeffrey Collin Purdy allegedly made threats to a former classmate dating back to 2017.

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Federal court sides with MN couple who refuse to film same-sex weddings

The husband-and-wife videographers are attempting to sue the state.