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Special gun investigators take aim at Mpls. crime (Minneapolis, MN): Unwilling to sit back and wring their hands at a significant uptick in gun violence on the streets of Minneapolis, city leaders have launched a new strategy to address those violent crime issues. According to Minneapolis police, violent crime has risen more than 5 percent in 2015 over last year, and almost nine percent over two years ago.
Source: KARE 11 News    Date: November 13, 2015

2 Accused of Conspiring to Retaliate Against Witnesses in Minn. Gang Trial (St, Paul, MN): Two people have been indicted after prosecutors say they conspired to retaliate against two witnesses in a gang-related trial. Twenty-five-year-old Tywin Bender of Stillwater, also known as “Finn Winn,” and 20-year-old Royal Angel Hines of St. Paul have both been charged.
Source: KSTP 5 News    Date: November 5, 2015

Police link Dilworth shooting to gangs (Dilworth, MN): Police say gangs may have been involved in a shooting at a Dilworth apartment over the weekend. Masked men firing handguns forced their way into 202 5th St. NW, No.11, on Saturday, according to police.
Source: INFORUM    Date: November 4, 2015

Covering Community Special Report: Gang life in Minnesota (Rochester, MN): What draws someone into a life of violence, drugs, and crime? What entices someone to join a gang? This is the story of two young people with different backgrounds, both involved in gangs in southeast Minnesota. What keeps them? Why is it so hard to leave? What do they want you to know about what’s referred to as “the life”?
Source: News10     Date: November 3, 2015

St. Paul gang member admits role in drive-by shooting (St. Paul, MN): For his role in a drive-by shooting on a busy St. Paul street near the Capitol, a gang member has pleaded guilty. Isaac O'Neal Maiden, 21, was charged in July with one count of crime committed for the benefit of a gang and one count of drive-by discharge of a firearm.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: November 3, 2015

Jury convicts leading Minneapolis gang figure in gun-buying operation (Minneapolis, MN): A prominent member of a Minneapolis street gang has been convicted of two felonies in connection with a gun-buying operation that fueled deadly street violence for years over illicit-drug turf on the North Side.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: October 26, 2015

St. Paul student had gun at Harding out of gang fears, he says (St. Paul, MN): A 16-year-old Harding High School student told St. Paul police he brought a loaded handgun to class Wednesday to protect himself from a gang.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: October 23, 2015

St. Paul police make headway in solving spurt of fatal shootings on the East Side (St. Paul, MN): Attempts by St. Paul police to solve the fatal shootings of three people within a five-day span on the city’s East Side received a major boost this week with the arrest of five suspects.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: October 21, 2015

With 2 more homicides, violent crime edges up in Minneapolis (Minneapolis, MN): The fatal shootings of a young man in north Minneapolis Wednesday night and a woman at a south Minneapolis bus stop late Tuesday were the latest episodes in a year in which violent crime in the city has reached levels not seen in nearly a decade.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: October 15, 2015

Deadly shooting at vigil for St. Paul murder victim (St. Paul, MN): One person is dead after a shooting on St. Paul's eastside Wednesday evening. The victim was attending a gathering to remember Naressa Turner, who was killed in a gang-related shooting 3 years ago.
Source: KMSP FOX9 News    Date: October 15, 2015

Gang feud that led to campus shooting brewing all day (Mankato, MN): A gang dispute that ended with gunfire near the Minnesota State University campus Tuesday had been brewing all day, beginning with one gang member being jumped by several rivals at the Maverick homecoming football game Saturday afternoon.
Source: Mankato Free Press    Date: October 13, 2015

Campus area shooting started with downtown gang fight (Mankato, MN): An incident that started with a clash between members of two rival Twin Cities gangs in downtown Mankato ended with gunfire at the edge of the Minnesota State University campus and a quick response by officers patrolling the area during homecoming.
Source: Mankato Free Press    Date: October 12, 2015

U.S. Attorney: 3 Gang Members Indicted On Firearms Charges (Minneapolis, MN): Three men will head to trial on charges of illegally possessing a firearm, and are accused of involvement with two violent gangs, according to court documents from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Minnesota.
Source: CBS Minnesota    Date: September 25, 2015

Rochester Police Street Crime Unit Officer Talks Gangs in the City (Rochester, MN): Last week’s shooting in southeast Rochester left one man dead and two injured. After investigation, Rochester Police say it was not a random act of violence, but instead retaliation. It also held a reminder that violent crime is in our community.
Source: KAAL 6 News    Date: September 9, 2015

Clay County joins anti-gang unit, Moorhead may follow (Moorhead, MN): At least one officer from the Minnesota side of the river is joining Fargo-Moorhead's anti-gang Street Crimes Unit full time, and possibly two.
Source: INFORUM    Date: August 17, 2015

Brooklyn Park Gang Member Sentenced to 7 Years for Illegal Gun Possession (Brooklyn Park, MN): A confirmed gang member has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison for illegally possessing a firearm. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says 26-year-old Martel Javell Einfeldt of Brooklyn Park was indicted Sept. 16, 2014, and pleaded guilty Jan. 21. He was sentenced Wednesday to more than seven years in federal prison and three years of supervised release.
Source: KSTP 5 News    Date: August 13, 2015

St. Paul gang violence victim Ray Widstrand hits teen on bicycle in New Brighton, Minn. (New Brighton, MN): The man who was an innocent victim of a brutal gang attack in St. Paul two years ago was involved in a severe car crash in New Brighton, Minn. Ray Widstrand, 28, hit a bicyclist Sunday morning, sending the 14-year-old to the hospital with serious injuries.
Source: KMSP FOX9 News    Date: August 9, 2015

At forum, St. Paul residents fret about riverside robbery (St. Paul, MN): Neighbors and members of the University of St. Thomas community had questions about guns, gangs and growing lawlessness Thursday night during a meeting with St. Paul police after an armed robbery just off campus left suspected teenage robber Lavauntai Broadbent dead.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: August 7, 2015

Charges: Suspected gang member killed two bystanders in Peavey Park shootings (Minneapolis, MN): A suspected member of the 30z street gang was charged in the shooting deaths of two innocent bystanders in Peavey Park last month, officials announced Wednesday.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: August 6, 2015

Teen muralists cover-up Minneapolis graffiti, despite gang intimidation (Minneapolis, MN): Painting a mural in crime-plagued neighborhoods can be risky. One group of teen artists in south Minneapolis found that out the hard way after an intimidating encounter with gang members.
Source: KMSP FOX9 News    Date: August 6, 2015

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