The following stories first appeared on Patch sites in Apple Valley-Rosemount, Burnsville, Eagan, Inver Grove Heights, Lakeville, Northfield and Shakopee.
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Police say Carrie Jean Olson was clocked driving 78 mph in a 55 mph zone near the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, and that she admitted drinking.
Police say Samuel Bennett Achman repeatedly punched the victim and strangled her after the two argued about her current boyfriend.
Catrina Deloris Elwell, 26, faces burglary and theft charges in connection with the alleged crime.
Police say Jeffrey Thomas Peterson became belligerent after he was arrested, calling an officer names and smashing his handcuffs against a wall and door.
Nicholas Anthony Gangi, 44, allegedly conducted drug deals in Eagan and other locations in the Twin Cities area.
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If convicted of the charge against him, Christopher Lemarque Miller, 27, faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.
Police say Ryan Michael Hansen of Rosemount led them on a chase that reached 80 mph before he crashed into a tree.
Police say Jonathan Wayne Durbin had sexual contact with the victim beginning when she was 10 years old, and continuing until this past summer, when she was 17.
Police say Jacob Peter Banks repeatedly beat the victim, forced him to drink his own urine and threatened to kill him and his family if he told anyone.
Witnesses called Shakopee Police after seeing a car leave the Valleyfair parking lot with a child in the trunk.