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WCCO Gets Exclusive Ride-Along Look At St. Paul Police Force Fighting Gun Violence (St. Paul, MN): Late afternoon in the city. School has just let out. Police officer Isaac Palmer, sitting in an unmarked black SUV with his partner, must carefully and quickly get across town during rush hour. With lights on and sirens blaring, they speed down neighborhood streets to avoid traffic but keep a close eye out as school buses are nearby.
Source: CBS Minnesota    Date: December 3, 2019

After positive results, Minneapolis looks to expand anti-violence program (Minneapolis, MN): Ferome Brown had once been one of north Minneapolis’ most notorious gang members, but when he was wrapping up a 44-month stay in federal prison, he came to a simple conclusion: He needed to be a better dad.
Source: MinnPost    Date: November 18, 2019

Brothers charged in St. Paul shooting of alleged rival gang member (St. Paul, MN): One night in late October, Shawn Jones and his crew met up in St. Paul’s Summit-University neighborhood to record a rap video taunting a rival gang.
Source: StarTribune    Date: November 8, 2019

Ramsey County Sheriff calls St. Paul gun violence '11-year gang war' (St. Paul, MN): Ramsey County Sheriff Bob Fletcher told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS this year's sharp rise in gun-related deaths and injuries are mostly tied to an ongoing feud between two rival St. Paul street gangs.
Source: KSTP 5 News    Date: November 7, 2019

Brothers with gang ties charged in fatal shooting of 28-year-old in St. Paul (St. Paul, MN): Two brothers associated with a local gang were involved in the fatal shooting of a 28-year-old man found slumped over a steering wheel in St. Paul’s Summit-University neighborhood last month, authorities say.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: November 7, 2019

4 Men Involved in Minneapolis Gang War Sent to Federal Prison (Minneapolis, MN): Four members of a violent Twin Cities street gang have been sent to federal prison to engaging in drug trafficking and deadly gang war in North Minneapolis.
Source: KROC-AM News    Date: November 2, 2019

Minneapolis Gang Member Sentenced To 220 Months In Prison For Violent Drug Trafficking Conspiracy (Minneapolis, MN): United States Attorney Erica H. MacDonald today announced the sentencing of HAKEEM MALIK DONTAE FLAX, a/k/a “Keem,” 33, to 220 months in prison for crimes related to violent gang activity, including conspiracy, distribution of heroin, and firearms violations.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: November 1, 2019

Native Mob Gang Member Convicted Of Drug Trafficking And Firearm Charges (Minneapolis, MN): United States Attorney Erica H. MacDonald today announced the conviction of TEVIN JAY MAURSTAD, 24, on six counts of drug trafficking and firearm charges.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: October 25, 2019

Minnesota schools to receive $30 Million in safety funding (St. Paul, MN): State Representative Brian Daniels, R-Faribault, announced that school districts throughout Minnesota are set to receive a combined $30 million from the state to fund safety initiatives.
Source: SouthernMinn.com    Date: October 21, 2019

Teen charged with murder in Minneapolis gang shooting (Minneapolis, MN): An 18-year-old man has been charged with a gang-related fatal shooting in Minneapolis last week. Mahad Ali, has been charged with 2nd degree murder in the killing of 25-year-old Mustafa Ali after a shootout at 23rd and Aldrich Avenues on Friday evening.
Source: Bring Me The News    Date: October 16, 2019

Man charged in connection to fatal North Minneapolis shooting involving rival gang members (Minneapolis, MN): An 18-year-old man was charged in connection to a shootout that killed a man belonging to a rival gang, according to the Hennepin County Attorney's Office. The release from the Hennepin County Attorney's Office said Mahad Ali has been charged with one count of second-degree murder.
Source: KSTP 5 News    Date: October 15, 2019

Death after June shooting in north Minneapolis ruled a homicide (Minneapolis, MN): The death of a 28-year-old man who was gunned down on a north Minneapolis street corner in mid-June and died three weeks later has officially been ruled a homicide.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: October 5, 2019

Murder charge: St. Paul gang member stood over rival, shot him 'at very close range' (St. Paul, MN): A 19-year-old St. Paul gang member forced a rival to the ground, stood over the man and fatally shot him “at very close range” while he was on his back during a late-night street clash in early September, according to prosecutors.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: September 30, 2019

After weeks of deadly gun violence in St. Paul, people ask, ‘Why?’ (St. Paul, MN): As family members struggle with questions of why loved ones died by gun violence in recent weeks in St. Paul, community members and law enforcement also seek answers. Eight homicides — just over one-third of the city’s killings this year — happened in a span of a month.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: September 28, 2019

Three Arrested in Ongoing Gang Investigation (Minneapolis, MN): According to a release from US Attorney Erica H. MacDonald a federal indictment is pending charging Robin Lee Lussier of Red Lake, Willard Duane Reed III of Bemidji, Joshua Adam Hanks of Minneapolis with “distribution of methamphetamine and assault resulting in serious bodily injury in aid of racketeering activity.”
Source: Leech Lake News    Date: September 25, 2019

Minneapolis gang factions split and evolve, fueled by social media and old beefs (Minneapolis, MN): It may have started around 2005 as a dispute over a fake gun. Or, as one veteran gang investigator testified during a recent federal trial, the bloody war that has raged through several north Minneapolis neighborhoods goes back to the decade-old slaying of a suspected member of the local “Taliban” gang.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: September 21, 2019

St. Paul man convicted of murder in shooting at 2018 Hmong Freedom Festival (St. Paul, MN): A man accused of a fatal shooting following a dispute at St. Paul’s Hmong Freedom Festival last year was convicted of murder Friday.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: September 20, 2019

Shooter gets 10-year term for gang-related killing in Dakota County outside party bus (Dakota County, MN): A teenager has been sentenced to a 10-year term for a gang-related murder outside a party bus that was unloading passengers in an Inver Grove Heights parking lot.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: September 17, 2019

Gang violence marred final hours of Minnesota State Fair (St. Paul, MN): As the Minnesota State Fair wound to a close late Monday, chaos unfolded just outside its main gate. Fights broke out. A 19-year-old woman was gravely injured when she was hit by a vehicle. Then the sound of gunfire sent hundreds of panicked fairgoers fleeing down Midway Parkway into the Como neighborhood. One resident peeked out her window to find three people taking cover behind her lawn furniture.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: September 7, 2019

Charges: Victim of downtown Minneapolis restaurant shooting was involved in earlier shootout (Minneapolis, MN): A Minneapolis man wounded in a shooting last Saturday on the rooftop patio of a popular downtown restaurant was involved in a previous shootout between several rival gangs, authorities said.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: July 19, 2019

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