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'Man in Black' pleads not guilty to bank robberies

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis man who authorities say is responsible for a string of bank robberies in Minnesota has pleaded not guilty to 13 counts of armed bank robbery.


Forty-nine-year-old Mark Wetsch entered his plea Thursday in U.S. District Court in St. Paul.

He had been dubbed the "Man in Black" for the dark clothing authorities say he wore during his robberies.

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