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Libor Jany

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Twin Cities man admits to plotting to travel to Syria, join ISIL

Twin Cities man admits to plotting to travel to Syria, join ISIL

Abdirizak Warsame faces up to 15 years in jail.
Reappointment of Mpls. Police Chief Harteau is now in City Council's hands

Reappointment of Mpls. Police Chief Harteau is now in City Council's hands

The full council is expected to confirm another term for the city's police chief.
North Side police commander draws on lessons learned on the beat

North Side police commander draws on lessons learned on the beat

Three months after Jamar Clark was shot to death, the task of soothing racial tensions and restoring the confidence of the rank-and-file officers falls to Mike Friestleben.
Minneapolis Chief Harteau's reappointment vote is delayed

Minneapolis Chief Harteau's reappointment vote is delayed

The decision to extend the public comment period to next week was intended to accommodate both JaneƩ Harteau's backers and opponents.
Minneapolis mayor, police chief seek federal review of Jamar Clark protest response

Minneapolis mayor, police chief seek federal review of Jamar Clark protest response

Police Chief JaneƩ Harteau said the department is seeking "the important insight" such an investigation could provide.

Man charged in south Minneapolis sex assault

A Minneapolis man is charged with sexually assaulting a woman as she slept in a home in south Minneapolis’ East Phillips neighborhood this month. Police…
Minneapolis police officer fired for unspecified misconduct

Minneapolis police officer fired for unspecified misconduct

Blayne Lehner is an 18-year veteran of the department. It was the second such dismissal in a week.

Minneapolis officer fired after investigation into threats made

The officer, Rod Webber, had been on paid administrative leave since a video surfaced of him berating a youth during a traffic stop.
Violent crime up in Minneapolis for the fifth year in a row

Violent crime up in Minneapolis for the fifth year in a row

But police say the five-year increase doesn't tell the entire story, since the totals are still a far cry from the days of "Murderapolis."
Black Lives Matter plans protest at Mall of America

Black Lives Matter plans protest at Mall of America

Attorney says mall will continue to ban protests.

Muslims encouraged, skeptical of Hillary Clinton's comments

Several Somali-Americans and Muslim leaders from Minnesota said they were impressed with steps that Hillary Clinton wants to take to defeat terrorism at home and…
Controversy follows Mpls. police union president

Controversy follows Mpls. police union president

Lt. Bob Kroll is outspoken in his criticism of Minneapolis officials over the Jamar Clark case.
Eagan man ordered held in federal custody on terror charges

Eagan man ordered held in federal custody on terror charges

Federal complaint says he led local group trying to go to Syria.
Ex-Minneapolis student 'Mujahid Miski' denies ties to Islamic State

Ex-Minneapolis student 'Mujahid Miski' denies ties to Islamic State

Former Roosevelt student Mohamed Abdullahi Hassan, arrested in Somalia last month, vows he won't return to the U.S.
State Dept: 'Mujahid Miski' surrenders to Somali authorities

State Dept: 'Mujahid Miski' surrenders to Somali authorities

Alleged recruiter "Mujahid Miski" went to Somalia from Minnesota as a high schooler.
Fourth Precinct protests drew national names, ordinary people

Fourth Precinct protests drew national names, ordinary people

For 18 days, the Fourth Precinct police station in north Minneapolis was the epicenter of demonstrations that sprouted from the fatal police shooting of Jamar Clark. Here are some of the stories from there.
Hodges, Ellison call for end to vigil; BLM protesters push back

Hodges, Ellison call for end to vigil; BLM protesters push back

Meanwhile, felony charges were filed against four men suspected of being involved in the wounding of five activists with gunfire.
Low-wage workers rally downtown for better wages, sick pay

Low-wage workers rally downtown for better wages, sick pay

Downtown Minneapolis rally staged on a busy Black Friday.
After days of unrest, hundreds gather for funeral of Jamar Clark

After days of unrest, hundreds gather for funeral of Jamar Clark

Clark's family members wore white T-shirts that read, "I Matter" as more than 300 people attended the noon service at Shiloh Temple International Ministries.
3 men in custody, 1 released in 4th Precinct protest shooting

3 men in custody, 1 released in 4th Precinct protest shooting

Protesters marched from the 4th Precinct station to downtown Minneapolis Tuesday afternoon. A 23-year-old white man was arrested in Bloomington at 11:20 a.m. Later, two more men turned themselves in. A fourth has been released.
Tensions between North Side, Mpls. police are longstanding

Tensions between North Side, Mpls. police are longstanding

Some North Side residents see Jamar Clark's shooting as the latest example of the community's strained relationship with a police force.
Protesters, police have tense night outside 4th Precinct HQ

Protesters, police have tense night outside 4th Precinct HQ

As names of officers were released earlier Wednesday, Jamar Clark's death continued to spark angry protest.
Two Mpls. officers set to speak with BCA about fatal shooting

Two Mpls. officers set to speak with BCA about fatal shooting

The head of the Minneapolis police union said Jamar Clark wasn't in handcuffs, disputing witness accounts. Another day of protests sought answers in the now-fatal shooting.
Anger builds after police shoot assault suspect in Minneapolis

Anger builds after police shoot assault suspect in Minneapolis

The shooting ignited a chaotic scene of shouting and taunting bystanders who believed the man was handcuffed before police opened fire. Police Chief Harteau disputed that account.
Minneapolis announces new unit in battle against violent crime

Minneapolis announces new unit in battle against violent crime

Six veteran investigators are tasked with looking into every shooting incident.
Minneapolis crime spree targeting Latino men raises worries

Minneapolis crime spree targeting Latino men raises worries

Recent spike in robberies puts residents on edge.
Harteau pledges 'holistic' plan to combat recent Mpls. crime wave

Harteau pledges 'holistic' plan to combat recent Mpls. crime wave

Police chief said her second term will focus on a plan built on restoring community trust in the department.
ISIL suspect might have tried to intimidate cooperating defendant

ISIL suspect might have tried to intimidate cooperating defendant

Suspect in ISIL case remains in solitary.
Gun discovered at Henry High in Minneapolis

Gun discovered at Henry High in Minneapolis

Minneapolis School District announces anti-violence campaign after the discovery at Henry High.
Family: Minn. man facing terrorism charges held in 'inhumane' conditions

Family: Minn. man facing terrorism charges held in 'inhumane' conditions

Authorities insist that Guled Omar, 21, has been segregated from other prisoners for his protection but declined to comment on why his co-defendants have been moved to the general population.
Once believed dead or captured, former Mpls. student turned jihadi recruiter resurfaces online

Once believed dead or captured, former Mpls. student turned jihadi recruiter resurfaces online

Former Roosevelt student linked to recent ISIL case.
More charges brought against suspected ISIL recruits from Twin Cities

More charges brought against suspected ISIL recruits from Twin Cities

The five young men of East African descent are accused of conspiring to join violent jihadi extremists fighting in the Middle East.
Run of fatal Twin Cities shootings alarms police veterans

Run of fatal Twin Cities shootings alarms police veterans

In a span of one week, eight people have been fatally shot in Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Somali community looks at cutting terror-recruiting ties

Somali community looks at cutting terror-recruiting ties

Jihadi recruitment is an emotion-charged topic, but a group of Somali parents, law enforcement officials, legislators and community leaders met Thursday to take it on.
Controversial pastor Harding Smith takes the lead when a community grieves

Controversial pastor Harding Smith takes the lead when a community grieves

Minneapolis minister has made peace with his role, his past and his critics.
Minneapolis and St. Paul endure 5 homicides in one week

Minneapolis and St. Paul endure 5 homicides in one week

Five people have been shot dead in three days, and no arrests have been made.
Man arrested in fatal shooting of woman, 28, at Mpls. bus shelter

Man arrested in fatal shooting of woman, 28, at Mpls. bus shelter

It was the first arrest after a string of five killings in three days across Minneapolis and St. Paul.
With 2 more homicides, violent crime edges up in Minneapolis

With 2 more homicides, violent crime edges up in Minneapolis

With 37 homicides, the rate is on pace to reach the highest levels since 2007.
Woman enduring 'hard life' is fatally shot in head at Lake St. bus shelter

Woman enduring 'hard life' is fatally shot in head at Lake St. bus shelter

No arrests made or motive revealed; witnesses reported seeing a vehicle flee the scene.

Man arrested at shelter pleads guilty in fatal stabbing at Mpls. light-rail station

Anthony Bowker is expected to get 25 years for killing man after argument.
Police: Mom not home, smelled of alcohol as her kids died in fire

Police: Mom not home, smelled of alcohol as her kids died in fire

Investigators say her 3 kids were alone when deadly blaze ignited in north Minneapolis.

Metro Transit bus driver charged with soliciting teen, not letting her off

The driver is accused of briefly refusing to let her off the bus.
Inspections raised no dangers in house where fire killed 3 kids

Inspections raised no dangers in house where fire killed 3 kids

The family has identified the children killed in the fire over the weekend in north Minneapolis. A vigil is scheduled for Tuesday.

Minneapolis man who threatened to 'wack' federal official pleads guilty

Mahamed Abukar Said faces as much as a year in prison and up to a $100,000 fine.

Man killed in Willard-Hay shooting identified

Authorities have identified a man shot and killed last week in the North Side’s Willard-Hay neighborhood. Police say that the body of Mark Profit, 18,…

Police: Husband charged with killing wife, step-daughter

Police said slayings stemmed from a domestic situation.

Man's body pulled from river near Camden Bridge

The medical examiner will release ID, determine the cause of death.
Harteau gets mayor's endorsement for second term as police chief

Harteau gets mayor's endorsement for second term as police chief

Hodges makes early announcement to quell rumors to the contrary.
Called to jihad from the heartland

Called to jihad from the heartland

The FBI finally came for Guled Omar on a Sunday morning. A squad of agents crashed through the front door of the house on Columbus…

Black Lives Matter plans Sunday morning protest of Metro Transit arrest

Group will try to disrupt Vikings game in reaction to a St. Paul police action.

Twin Cities suspect accused of planning to fight in Syria expected to plead guilty

Columbia Heights man was one of several accused of trying to go to Syria to join Islamic State.
Law enforcement presses state to ban release of body camera footage

Law enforcement presses state to ban release of body camera footage

Law enforcement officials in 16 Minnesota cities are asking state officials to temporarily keep private most video footage captured by police body cameras. The move…
Suspect tied to hundreds of thefts from cars downtown Minneapolis

Suspect tied to hundreds of thefts from cars downtown Minneapolis

Jewelry, designer luggage, baseball cards and a replica Stradivarius viola are among the items police say a Minneapolis man stole over at least four years.
'I committed a terrorist act,' Twin Cities ISIL suspect admits

'I committed a terrorist act,' Twin Cities ISIL suspect admits

Hanad Musse, one of seven defendants charged with conspiring to leave the United States to fight alongside terrorists in Syria, pleaded guilty in federal court in Minneapolis Wednesday.
Minneapolis police conduct panel votes to endorse body cam report

Minneapolis police conduct panel votes to endorse body cam report

The nonbinding recommendations now go to the department.
Mpls. police oversight panel lays out body cam guidelines

Mpls. police oversight panel lays out body cam guidelines

A final commission report, to be voted on next week, will include recommendations for camera use by Mpls. officers.
Minnesota judge again denies bail in ISIL case; trial set for Feb. 16

Minnesota judge again denies bail in ISIL case; trial set for Feb. 16

Defense attorneys were visibly frustrated by judge's ruling in the case of seven young Somali-American men charged with conspiring to support the terror group known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant.

Judge to rule on pretrial motions by Twin Cities ISIL suspects

U.S. District Judge Michael Davis will weigh whether the government should be compelled to divulge the name of a confidential informant, a one-time member of the alleged conspiracy whose testimony is expected to be a major factor in the trial.

Motorcyclist killed in Washington County crash

The fatal crash occurred just before 8 p.m. on Saturday.
Minneapolis police ask for help to crack mystery of 2015's first homicide

Minneapolis police ask for help to crack mystery of 2015's first homicide

The victim was found bound and gagged inside his apartment.
Safety investigation begins at new Vikings stadium

Safety investigation begins at new Vikings stadium

The death investigation results will become public upon completion.
1 worker dead, 1 injured in fall from roof at Vikings stadium

1 worker dead, 1 injured in fall from roof at Vikings stadium

The worker killed after falling Wednesday morning during construction on the roof was a Northfield man. Another worker who was hurt was in stable condition.
Somalis launch murder probe into Minnesota-born teen's beating death

Somalis launch murder probe into Minnesota-born teen's beating death

Ammar Abdirahman was reportedly died after a brutal attack at a Puntland boarding school.
North Minneapolis activist died of 'complex violence'

North Minneapolis activist died of 'complex violence'

Police source says Susan Spiller was either fatally stabbed or beaten to death in her home.
Mpls. North Side gets extra patrols after killing of community activist

Mpls. North Side gets extra patrols after killing of community activist

Minneapolis police and the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office have deployed more than a dozen law enforcement officers to the North Side after the latest violence there: the killing of artist and community activist Susan Spiller.
North Minneapolis artist, activist killed during suspected home invasion

North Minneapolis artist, activist killed during suspected home invasion

Son called police after finding back door kicked in; her death is latest in a rash of North Side violence.
Terror suspect jailed after box cutter found in his room at halfway house

Terror suspect jailed after box cutter found in his room at halfway house

Awaiting sentencing for trying to support ISIL, Abdullahi Yusuf was living in a halfway house.
ISIL recruiter with Twin Cities ties is linked to thwarted U.S. terror plots

ISIL recruiter with Twin Cities ties is linked to thwarted U.S. terror plots

Mohamed Abdullahi Hassan, the former Minneapolis high school student-turned-jihadi recruiter, has been tied to at least two more terror plots within the United States.
April 16: 'Whole block is gone': Fire strikes W. Broadway retailers, offices

April 16: 'Whole block is gone': Fire strikes W. Broadway retailers, offices

Fire erupted in a building Wednesday morning that houses numerous side-by-side businesses on West Broadway in north Minneapolis, authorities said. Firefighters were forced from the building's interior in the wake of a second-floor collapse.
Minnesota's East African community seeks answers about radical recruiters

Minnesota's East African community seeks answers about radical recruiters

Nationwide, more than 40 people have been charged with providing support to terrorist groups in Syria. Almost a quarter of them are from Minnesota.
Super Bowl security talks are quietly underway

Super Bowl security talks are quietly underway

The Minneapolis Police Department has been quietly meeting for months with other local and federal law enforcement agencies to discuss security preparations for the 2018 Super Bowl.
Accused ISIL recruits from the Twin Cities will remain in custody

Accused ISIL recruits from the Twin Cities will remain in custody

The men remain a threat to the community and a flight risk, judge rules.

Minneapolis officer on leave after video surfaces with threats to break suspect's legs

Officer Rod Webber is on paid leave while an internal investigation into the incident continues, said Minneapolis City Council Member Blong Yang, chairman of the council's public safety committee.
Two Minnesota suspects in ISIL case appeal detention order

Two Minnesota suspects in ISIL case appeal detention order

Lawyers cited their clean records, community ties in asking for their release.

Where do those arrested for drugs in North Minneapolis live?

More than half of the nearly 1,400 drug suspects arrested in North Minneapolis last year came from outside the area, with many coming from the upscale western suburbs to score heroin or methamphetamine, according to a Star Tribune analysis of police department statistics. Read the story here.
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