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Brooklyn Park Man Pleads Guilty in Crash, Leaving Injured Kids Behind

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A Brooklyn Park man has pleaded guilty in a car crash that severely injured his two children.
    
St. Paul Pioneer Press reports 46-year-old Earl Ward pleaded guilty Thursday to two counts of criminal vehicular operation and violating a no-contact order with the children's mother. His plea didn't come with a deal for sentencing.

Authorities Looking for 2 Vehicles in Connection to Fatal Brooklyn Park Hit-and-Run

The Minnesota State Patrol is looking for two vehicles in connection to a hit-and-run that killed a pedestrian at the border of Brooklyn Center and Brooklyn Park Tuesday night.

The State Patrol says 61-year-old Meshu Lamu of Brooklyn Park was hit just before 7 p.m. on Highway 252 near 73rd Avenue North.

Edina Man Charged with Swindling $430K from Minnesotans

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An Edina man has been charged for allegedly swindling 13 Minnesotans out of more than $430,000.

Police: Argument Led to Double Shooting in Brooklyn Center

An argument is believed to have sparked a double shooting Tuesday afternoon in a parking lot of a commercial area in Brooklyn Center.

Police were called to a parking lot near a SuperAmerica gas station and Checkers Drive In on 66th Avenue North near Highway 252 around 1 p.m.

Hennepin Co. Public Defender Suspended for Tax Conviction

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The Minnesota Supreme Court has suspended a former Hennepin County public defender convicted of felony failure to pay income taxes.
    

1 Dead in North Minneapolis Shooting

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A man is dead after a shooting in North Minneapolis on Sunday night.

Minneapolis police were called to the 3600 block of Humboldt Avenue North around 9:45 p.m. Sunday on a report of shots fired. When they arrived, they found a man who was dead inside a vehicle.

Shots Fired at Bloomington Hotel, 1 Injured

Bloomington Residence Inn - Photo: Google Maps

Bloomington police are investigating an early-morning shooting Sunday at the Residence Inn on the 7800 block of Bloomington Avenue.

Officers were called to the hotel around 6 a.m. Sunday.

According to police, someone was hosting an all-night party at a room on the second floor and another hotel guest complained about the noise and asked the group to quiet down.