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St. Paul man with pit bulls was drug-dealing gang member, informant told police (St. Paul, MN): The St. Paul home where police fatally shot two dogs last week was the subject of a "no knock" search warrant because Minneapolis police had information that a resident was involved in drug dealing, carried a semiautomatic handgun and has a "violent criminal history," according to an affidavit made available by the court Tuesday.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: July 15, 2014
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Minneapolis gang member in jail gun ring pleads guilty (Minneapolis, MN): A Minneapolis gang member who romanced a Hennepin County corrections officer and convinced her to buy guns for him while he was jailed pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to illegal possession of firearms.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: July 10, 2014
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St. Paul man convicted in gang-related shooting that injured girl (St. Paul, MN): A Ramsey County jury has convicted a St. Paul man of attempted murder and nine other felonies in the gang-related shooting of a teenage girl.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: June 16, 2014
http://www.twincities.com/...

St. Paul police officer linked to gang member charged in drive-by shootings (St. Paul, MN): A St. Paul police officer lauded for her work with gangs is now accused of helping a violent gang member by sending him money in prison.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: June 6, 2014
http://www.twincities.com/...

St. Paul gang member convicted of attempted murder of rival gang member (St. Paul, MN): A St. Paul man known to have associated with gangs was convicted Thursday of attempted second-degree murder of a rival gang member outside a Minneapolis food store.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: June 5, 2014
http://www.startribune.com/...

A reluctant witness in gang-related shooting trial (St. Paul, MN): Mohamed Omar, 21, walked slowly to the witness stand Friday morning in Hennepin County District Court slightly favoring his right leg.
Source: MPR News    Date: May 30, 2014
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Judge gives lighter sentence to Mpls. gang member (Minneapolis, MN): When Ashimiyu Alowonle walked into Hennepin County District Court on Monday, he knew he was going to prison. But Alowonle had no idea that he was about to narrowly escape a sentence of 18 years behind bars. Telling Alowonle he would give him a chance to turn his life around, Judge Jay Quam sentenced him to six years.
Source: MPR News    Date: May 19, 2014
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Three charged in gang-related shootings in downtown Minneapolis (Minneapolis, MN): A pair of ambush-style shootings that injured three people near Target Field and Hennepin County Medical Center last month were fueled by a long-running "tit-for-tat" dispute between two violent Minneapolis street gangs.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: May 5, 2014
http://www.startribune.com/...

Gang feud leads to charges in two separate Mpls. shootings (Hennepin County, MN): The victim of a mid-April shooting in Minneapolis is one of three people charged in two separate gang-related shootings last month, according to the Hennepin County Attorney's Office.
Source: KAAL 6 News    Date: May 5, 2014
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St. Paul gang member gets life terms in saloon drive-by killing (St. Paul, MN): A St. Paul man was convicted Wednesday on the 14 counts he faced in the murder of a rival gang member at the Moonshine Saloon.
Source: Pioneer Press    Date: April 9, 2014
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Man committed drive-by shooting outside St. Paul bar for benefit of gang, prosecutor says (St. Paul, MN): It wasn't a fight that led to three people shot, one fatally, at a St. Paul bar last October, a Ramsey County prosecutor said Thursday. It was just the code of behavior for gangs.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: April 3, 2014
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Graffiti vandalism doesn't appear to be gang-related, but is a felony offense (Crookston, MN): While just about everyone else hunkered down until Monday's blizzard left Crookston in its rear-view mirror, a person or persons spray-painted graffiti on cars, signs, trailers, tanks and other things primarily from the southern edge of downtown and at points further to the south.
Source: Crookston Times    Date: April 2, 2014
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Minneapolis gang member smuggles sensitive documents out of jail, posts on Facebook (Minneapolis, MN): A gang member charged with murder managed two weeks ago to smuggle sensitive documents - including one that refers to witnesses -- out of the Hennepin County Jail.
Source: MPR News    Date: February 20, 2014
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Man indicted in deadly shooting at St. Paul bar (St. Paul, MN): A grand jury Wednesday indicted a 31-year-old man in the fatal shooting of a man outside a St. Paul bar last year, according to the Ramsey County attorney’s office. Investigators learned that members of the Oroville Mono Boys, MAB and 612 gangs were in the bar that night.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: February 6, 2014
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Alleged gang member sentenced in connection with 2012 stabbing and beating (Duluth, MN): A Duluth man accused of stabbing a 17 year old girl in the heart as part of gang-related activity in 2012 will spend the next 16 years behind bars. 26 year old Donald William Laquier Jackson was sentenced in St. Louis County Court today to over 16 years in prison on charges of First Degree and Second Degree Aiding and Abetting Assault.
Source: NNCNOW.com    Date: January 22, 2014
http://www.northlandsnewscenter.com/...

Hudson shooting involved gang members, charges say (St. Croix County, WI): Charges have been filed in what police say was a shooting involving rival gang members outside a Hudson, Wis., liquor store Sunday morning.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: January 21, 2014
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Four charged after Mpls. police raid gang-related home (Minneapolis, MN): A Minneapolis Police raid at a gang-related house resulted in the arrest of four people and prevented a retaliation shooting, according to the Hennepin County Attorney's Office.
Source: CBS Minnesota    Date: December 17, 2013
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Alleged gang member pleads guilty to stabbing Duluth girl in heart (Duluth, MN): A Cloquet man has pleaded guilty to stabbing a girl in the heart last October as part of gang-related activity. Donald William Laquier Jackson, 26, entered the unexpected guilty plea Monday in Duluth's State District Court.
Source: Northland's NewsCenter    Date: December 11, 2013
http://www.northlandsnewscenter.com/...

St. Paul man shoots girl while targeting another teen, charges say (St. Paul, MN): A shooting that wounded a teenage girl in St. Paul last weekend was gang-related, but she was not the intended target, according to charges filed Friday.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: December 6, 2013
http://www.twincities.com/...

Police say brazen East Lake St. restaurant shooting may be gang-related (Minneapolis, MN): The attack happened early Monday morning at La Que Buena restaurant in Minneapolis.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: November 25, 2013
http://www.startribune.com/...

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