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Richfield, Minneapolis Police Warn of 'Gentleman' Con Artist

Mug shot of Mark Bell, 52. Bell is described as a chronic con artist who has recently shown up in neighborhoods in Minneapolis and Richfield - Richfield Crime Alert email

Police in Minneapolis and Richfield are warning residents about a chronic scam artist who has resurfaced in several neighborhoods. They've nicknamed Mark Bell, 52, the "Gentleman Con Artist" because he's described as well-dressed and well-spoken.

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Minnesota Vietnam War Vet Honored 45 Years Later

Nearly a year after his death, a local Vietnam veteran is being honored for how he lived.

Senator Amy Klobuchar presented a Purple Heart to the family of Stephen Dufeck. He survived an enemy rocket and mortar attack in Vietnam 45 years ago.

He never got a Purple Heart because of a technical error, until Sunday. He died in December.

Suspects in Long Lake Home Invasion Still at Large

A husband and wife were bound during an armed home invasion in Long Lake Saturday, and the suspects are still on the run.

However, police say the robbery was not random and the public is not in danger.

Police think finding the couple's vehicle that was stolen from the home will help get them closer to finding the suspects.

4 Hurt When Deck Collapses in Champlin

Emergency crews responded to a deck collapse in Champlin Sunday night.

The home is located in the 12000 block of Monticello Lane. 

Neighbors say about 15 people were on a deck for a barbeque when it collapsed around 9 p.m. Four people were taken to the hospital; one of the victims was a baby.

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Part of Hwy. 62/Crosstown Reopens after Bridge Removal

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The Minnesota Department of Transportation reopened a busy section of Highway 62 Crosstown, that was closed this weekend in order to demolish the Penn Avenue Bridge between South Minneapolis and Richfield.

MnDOT closed Highway 62 in both directions between Highway 100 and I-35W Friday. Eastbound Highway 62 was also shut down on France Avenue.

Mortenson, Thor to Hold Public Meetings on Vikings Stadium Updates

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Mortenson Construction and project partner Thor Construction will be holding public information meetings around the state to give an overview of the new Vikings Stadium project.

The public can learn about the project’s team, schedule, timeline and more.

Here’s a list of meetings and locations:

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N. Mpls. Community Celebrates Life of Terrell Mayes

The North Minneapolis community is celebrating the life of Terrell Mayes Junior.

Terrell was 3 years old when he was fatally shot by a stray bullet that flew into his home in North Minneapolis. The shooting occurred in December of 2011.

The celebration to honor Terrell's life will take place Monday at 2644 Colfax Ave. N. from 5-8 p.m.