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Monday’s Minnesota Daily Briefing

St. Paul police brass say that violent crime in the city increased by 25 percent in 2020. Year-end crime figures showed a double-digit increase in every category except rape and residential burglaries. The total of homicides last year was 34, which tied the record of the deadliest year set in 1992.
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Women’s apparel chain Christopher & Banks is filing for bankruptcy. The Plymouth-based retailer announced over the weekend that they went forward with the action because sales were not enough to keep the stores open. They also said their turnaround plan was stalled due to the pandemic. Christopher & Banks is currently holding liquidation sales.
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The Lakes Area police are seeking the public’s help in finding a missing 17-year-old. John Grillo has been missing since January 5th. He was last seen at Casey’s gas station, where he works.
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The Gophers women’s basketball team is on a three-game losing streak. They took another one on the chin in a 90-to-73 loss against ninth-ranked Maryland at Williams Arena. Jasmine Powell led the Gophers with 22 points, eight assists, and seven rebounds. They face Nebraska next on the road on Tuesday.
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A California-based student loan debt relief company is ordered to stop operating in Minnesota. Attorney General Keith Ellison’s office says Document Assist Center fraudulently enrolled Minnesotans in federal repayment programs. The A-G’s office announced late last week, that the Document Assist Center must pay the state nearly eleven-thousand-500 dollars to refund fraud victims.