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light rail

Data shows 54% increase in crimes on Metro Transit trains, buses in 2022

Drugs and weapons crimes increased the most, followed by liquor law violations.

Mall of America

Mall of America trying out metal detectors at entrances

A mall spokesperson said the trials allow them to "further advance" security systems.

U of M police

Dinkytown safety program starts Thursday: Here's what happens.

The program will be done in collaboration with multiple agencies and a city council member.

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Ex-Minneapolis cop sentenced to prison for violating civil rights, stealing drugs

On some occasions, Ty Raymond Jindra would search a person, vehicle or home so he could secretly recover drugs without his partner seeing him.

state capitol Minnesota

Minnesota's 2022 legislative session: What's happening?

A list of items agreed upon and yet to reach any bipartisan agreement in the latest legislative session.

Governor Tim Walz

Walz, DFL, GOP reach agreement on state surplus spending

The framework deal includes spending on education, health care, human services and public safety, as well as tax cuts.

Hamud Faal, missing University of Wisconsin-La Crosse student

Search underway for missing University of Wisconsin-La Crosse student

Hamud Faal, 25, was reported as a missing person on February 21.

bloomington police department

Charges: Man rammed cop cars with stolen truck, sparked 100 mph chase

He's accused of leading police on a chase that reached 100 mph.

school bus

School bus driver sentenced to more than 3 years in fatal hit-and-run

"He simply fled the scene and left her to die," prosecutors said in court documents.

rochester carjacking suspect

Rochester police seek suspect in attempted carjacking

Investigators are hoping someone recognizes the suspect.

crystal police department

2 women found dead in Crystal home, police investigating

Authorities investigating the incident as a murder-suicide.

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Charges: Man in stolen Jeep leads police on 110 mph chase

He crashed into a light post near the Capitol and then fled on foot, the complaint says.

fentanyl DEA

21 people charged in connection to drug trafficking in northern MN

Police say the organization sold more than 10 pounds of heroin and fentanyl in northern Minnesota.

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Charges: Man stole thousands from 3 Twin Cities banks

When he was arrested, police found a folding knife on him.

Seventh Street Truck Park shooting, St. Paul

Charges: Man schemed to illegally buy gun used in Truck Park mass shooting

He's the second person to be charged in connection to the straw-purchasing scheme.

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Fire tears through House of Charity building in Minneapolis

The charity serves hundreds of meals to those in need daily.

Walz, Flanagan

Walz proposes legalizing marijuana in massive supplemental budget

It's among the provisions in his "Budget to Move Minnesota Forward."

metro mobility bus

Charges: Man led police on multi-city pursuit in stolen Metro Mobility bus

The bus had been left unattended with the keys inside when it was stolen.

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String of vehicle thefts in St. Paul, most left running unattended

The department is urging people not to leave their car running unattended.

Alejandro Rios and Michael Steward

Reward offered for information on 2021 double fatal shooting in St. Paul

It's been a year since Alejandro Rios and Michael Stewart were found dead on the sidewalk.

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St. Louis Park PD release photos of vehicle involved in shooting on I-394

A man was shot multiple times as he drove down I-394 last week.

St. Paul Police Department

Woman killed in St. Paul's North End identified as 31-year-old

A 35-year-old man has been arrested in connection to the shooting.