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Hennepin County attorney makes changes to help with bail and clearing offenders' records.
An ordinance to restrict where the offenders could live was voided by a judge in December because it limited the state's efforts to reintegrate offenders into society.
More seniors are seeking services to keep their houses from forfeiture.
For the 38 who graduated, sharing their stories of recovery from addiction is part of the healing process.
Region's harsh winter shouldn't slow maple syrup season, producers say.
A sales tax surcharge has generated $23.8 million in aid to Hennepin County.
Mike Freeman said he forged the new policy in response to a flaw in Minnesota's marijuana law.
The developer will spend the next four months working out details of plan before final council approval.
Hennepin County Sheriff Dave Hutchinson has become the first law enforcement official in Minnesota to publicly endorse a bill that would allow people living in…
American Indians used a variety of approaches to stay warm, including wearing animal skins and heating rocks in fire pits to warm the floors.
The grants will be used to establish new canopies as well as remove and replace diseased ash trees.
County and hospital officials say the renewed discussion of merger is in the early stages.
Official calls the meeting with freshman Democrat a "breath of fresh air."
Alliance between Hennepin and North Memorial could take many possible forms.
Verna Rausch was a pioneer in the medical laboratory science field during her 40-year career at the University of Minnesota. Starting in the 1950s, she…
Health complications lead to euthanization of the 17-year-old animal.
The moratorium on new construction in one of Hennepin County's fastest-growing cities came after Supreme Court call.
He's repaid $4,500 to city of Dayton but still owes $8,710, the criminal complaint says.
It comes ahead of plans to demolish the 45-year-old building.
A Minneapolis dancer hopes winning defamation suit helps get her career back on track.
Former Hennepin County attorney also honored with "Tom Johnson Day."
Going all-electric depends on investment in charging stations, infrastructure.
County study says vacant building not an affordable option for secure facility.
It comes months after the state's largest minority-owned company moved into a new North Side headquarters partially funded by Hennepin County.
Hennepin lawman says he has no regrets about his loss in November.
Wherever he stopped during the day, Dave Hutchinson repeated his campaign promise to be "a sheriff that truly represents all residents."
A new sheriff is in town for Hennepin County, while the first commissioners of color took office.
When Southeast branch reopens, it will be a tribute to women's rights leader.
Snow-making machinery helps, but enthusiasts are aching for the real thing.
Fergus Falls came together to help Der Spiegel set record straight about city.
The new sheriff will take office Jan. 7
TV host Tucker Carlson among those criticizing Mankato psychology professor.
County Attorney's Office and Community Corrections were also cut by $600,000.
A proposal was offered that would decrease the amount of money cut from the sheriff's budget.
Nearly $2 million in reduced jail personnel spending on the table.
He allegedly pulled handgun, threatened Somali teens at Eden Prairie restaurant.
When people asked Jodell “Jody” Rahr about her adventures on stage, she giggled and said that it happened a long time ago. She performed opera,…
A study by two former judges was presented to the County Board, and several changes to reduce the time inmates are locked up are being considered.
The federal financial boost caps the resuscitation of the line between Minneapolis and Burnsville.
More than 200 policymakers and people who work with the homeless gathered to reflect on homelessness and steps to improve conditions.
Outgoing Sheriff Rich Stanek decided against a recount this week.
Nearly two dozen historic buildings will be converted into 176 units for families and veterans.
Dave Hutchinson, who will take office Jan. 8, said he would announce his transition team Wednesday morning.
Group of veterans who work for the county helped with the new design.
Outgoing Sheriff Rich Stanek has seven days to ask for a recount.
Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek issued a statement congratulating Dave Hutchinson and said the transition is underway. But a spokesman said the sheriff wasn't ready to discuss whether he would ask for a recount.
One Hennepin County commissioner called it an election year ploy.
Residents' proposed city charter amendment was ruled unconstitutional.
Freeman said the last few years have been the most difficult of his tenure, but that he still loves the work. Haase believes it's time for a change.
Officials push for law that would cover most businesses by 2020.
Candidate for Hennepin County attorney calls current system biased.
"This means the world to me," Juanita Freeman said.
A former law classmate of Kavanaugh's said he was disturbed by 'the raw anger' shown by the judge at Thursday's hearing.
County set aside $13 million to convert workhouse building in Plymouth.
Joseph Gomm's family also released a statement offering thanks to all who offered support.
As the issue takes hold across the country, Rich Stanek and his two challengers haven't made it a staple of their campaigns.
Organizers, members of family clash over format, purpose of gathering.
An instructor of fear-based training is booked more than 200 times a year
At least three girls were sold for sex through online advertising or through a dating application between August 2017 and March 2018, according to a criminal complaint.
A Fillmore County man can sue a farmer for injuries he sustained after he hit an escaped cow wandering on a highway, the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled Monday.
At different times, he ran funeral homes, ambulance services, a restaurant and a transportation business for people with disabilities. For a little excitement, he became the first full-time police chief of the Minnesota resort town of Breezy Point.
The federal government now classifies elections as critical infrastructure.
Sources say a handgun was discovered next to the body of the victim, who died of gunshot wounds. The officers involved were identified.
Authorities have identified a Coon Rapids man who drowned when the canoe he was in capsized in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness over the…
Hennepin County had sued over pregnancy prevention cuts.
Former Hennepin County commissioner says injury will keep him from running.
Alex Tittle held a similar role for the construction of U.S. Bank Stadium.
State Appeals Court upholds Minneapolis' authority to restrict proposed additions.
County criminal justice leaders mull ideas that have worked elsewhere in U.S.
No one got the DFL nod for the Hennepin County seat, but Angela Conley came closest.
More than 360 people have graduated since the job-training program started in 2014.
Spring repairs cause a month's delay in filling the popular downtown Minneapolis fountain.
There has never been a county commissioner of color; that may change.
Feds want pregnancy prevention efforts focused on abstinence education.
He took a small quarry near Mankato founded by his father in 1954 and guided it into a stone business whose buildings stand across the world.
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