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St. Cloud Police Defend Military Grade Vehicles

A debate about the militarization of Minnesota police forces has been renewed in light of the Michael Brown shooting. Many critics have questioned the need for a mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle in St. Cloud.

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Inmate Sentenced For Killing Prisoner

An inmate at a Minnesota maximum security prison has pleaded guilty to killing a fellow prisoner and has been sentenced to an additional 40 years behind bars. Thirty-year-old Benjamin Beck entered the plea to second-degree intentional murder Monday in the death of Shane Cooper.

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(Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Helicopter Training Exercise Causes Concern

The sight of low-flying helicopters weaving through buildings in downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul had some people on edge.

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Minneapolis Parents Charged In Death Of 6-Week-Old

Minneapolis police have charged two parents in the suffocation death of their 6-week-old daughter in March. Thirty-nine-year-old Cardie Jackson and 40-year-old Shonwta Jackson were charged with second-degree murder Monday.

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3 Coin Dealers Charged With Fraud In Minnesota

Federal prosecutors have charged three Minnesota coin dealers in unrelated fraud cases totaling $2 million. Fifty-three-year-old Dennis Helmer of Farmington, 44-year-old Tory Hughes of Minneapolis and 55-year-old Chrysanthos Nicholas of Mettituck, New York, were charged Monday.

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Bemidji Woman Found Incompetent in Freezing Death

A Bemidji woman who allegedly allowed her 6-year-old cousin to freeze to death has been found incompetent to stand trial.

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Austin Firefighters Save Dog From House Fire

A dog has been reunited with its owner after Austin firefighters rescued it from a house fire.

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Landing-Gear Alert Forces Flight Back To Phoenix

Authorities say a possible hydraulic issue forced a Delta Air Lines flight carrying 160 travelers from Arizona to Minnesota to return to the Phoenix airport. Delta spokeswoman Lindsay McDuff says Flight 1492 was headed to Minneapolis-St. Paul on Monday morning when the crew saw a warning about the right main landing gear after departure.

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Heart of New Ulm Helps Residents Live Healthier

A Minnesota community is celebrating national recognition of its 10-year effort to eliminate heart attacks.

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Woman Dies in Rochester Motorcycle Crash

Authorities say a woman has died after losing consciousness and crashing her motorcycle in Rochester.

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