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Two Arrested in Multi-State Theft Spree

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A cooperative effort between Mankato Department of Public Safety, the Minnesota State Patrol and Wal Mart security helps bust a multi-state crime spree. Authorities say 26-year-old Samantha Velez-Diaz, and 59-year-old Noe Baldiva-Corral, both Mexican foreign nationals, were arrested for their alleged involvement in an organized retail theft of about $82,000 from stores in Minnesota, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. That includes about $5,000 in merchandise from the local Wal-Mart.