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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.
The star's insistence on privacy may have kept help at bay.
An emergency landing in Moline, Ill., was the beginning of the end, and even those closest to him said they didn't know painkillers had taken over his life. A week later, he was dead.
To date, no one has been charged or publicly implicated in the musician's death.
Overcrowded jails and growing felony crimes lead the agenda.
Arbitrator rules Hennepin County withheld key information during talks with deputies.
Public safety, child protection and transportation issues highlighted in speech.
Corey Elder was killed during a robbery for a bottle of pills and a video game. Five people were sentenced in his death.
They had opposed his release from security hospital in St. Peter.
Reports of child abuse increased 30 percent last year in Hennepin County.
A letter to the IRS from the state Revenue Commissioner seeks answers for thousands of taxpayers.
The family of the late musician is contemplating a wrongful-death suit.
Report stated that guardian ad litem program has struggled to meet increased demand for services.
Noor's partner said he "perceived his life was in danger" and pulled his gun, according to charges.
Noor, 31, was one of nine Somali officers in the department and the first to patrol the Fifth Precinct.
Union leaders hope an arbitration ruling is a step toward fewer restrictions. Tattoo policies have been a frequent discussion in law enforcement for many years.
Graco Inc. sued the city, claiming the ordinance conflicted with state law.
Estate has been estimated to be worth $100 million to $300 million before tax.
The approach aims to "move the needle" for hard-to-serve groups.
Department of Revenue expects IRS to decide if those early payments are deductible.
Residents are hoping the payments made in 2017 will get them a bigger tax deduction ahead of the new tax law, which limits deductions for local taxes for 2018 and beyond.
The man who was shot and wounded was injuring himself with a knife, then came at officers with it, the BCA said.
County commissioners were presented with a comprehensive response to the crisis, including equipping all law enforcement officers with naloxone.
A veteran politician and a political newcomer have entered the race to replace retiring Hennepin County Commissioner Linda Higgins. The candidates are Mark Stenglein, who…
Evicted homeowner will get to return to her Minneapolis house after legal battle over the state's public nuisance law.
After getting his start with the Golden Valley police in the late 1950s, he later went to the Orono, where he served as chief in the 1970s and 1980s.
Minneapolis police say that thousands of officers from state, local and federal law enforcement agencies will be deployed around the metro.
The name change, approved by the DNR today, now has to be approved by the federal government. The department's decision follows resolutions passed by the Hennepin County Board and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.
Watershed officials said the city didn't follow a Big Island preservation plan.
Emergency management director spoke to lawmakers about the area's response after several incidents in recent years.
The issue came up as the County Board was briefed on events and security.
The lake's name is already in the process of changing to Bde Maka Ska.
Former Richfield Mayor Debbie Goettel said she inherited an office that needed costly repairs.
His uncertain job status stemmed from sex harassment, which was focus of message.
Saturday hours added; prepay benefits unclear.
The newly passed tax law gives homeowners an incentive to prepay 2018 property taxes so they can deduct them under more favorable rules on their 2017 tax forms.
Judge orders all parties in clergy abuse case back to mediation.
Lawsuit claims the coffee shop's employees in Edina and Eden Prairie refused to serve him.
Mediator named to handle future disputes between heirs, manager.
The free tutoring has helped thousands of students since the program started in 1992.
Final Hennepin tax levy lower than initial September projection.
Navigator program connects at-risk owners to services.
Sheriff's Office would lose authority over the facility if the proposal passes.
Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek is battling a move by the County Board to take control of the crime lab and potentially merge it with…
Chief Justice Lorie Gildea issued an order Tuesday denying the petitions of Darcell Gresham Johnston and Venita Jackson Leverette.
Decision to rename Lake Calhoun in Mpls. now goes to the DNR and a federal agency.
The county's Office to End Homelessness set a goal of 150 people; "We blew our housing goals out of the water," said an official.
Bank has filed documents countering claims by heirs that it has cost the estate millions.
In the latest in a long string of legal actions involving Prince's estate, his heirs are accusing Roc Nation of using a fraudulent contract to…
Much of the legislation he sponsored or guided helped to shape the state's stance on campaign finance limits, the law permitting health maintenance organizations and more.
Court petition accuses Comerica of costing star's estate millions of dollars.
Leaders of a Bloomington mosque where a bomb went off this summer say two burglars broke windows and entered the building early Friday.
Priorities are child protection, government efficiency, medical lab funding.
The Hennepin County Board hearing and its vote sometime before the end of the year are the next steps in the state-mandated process to change the name of a body of water.
Q: How did the renaming process begin? A: A petition with at least 15 signatures was given to the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. The…
J.J. Hill Montessori Magnet in St. Paul where Castile worked received $10,000
Mayor Dennis Walsh won the election by 225 votes.
Start date is January as County Board weighs in.
Two Hennepin County commissioners voted against the deal, calling it too costly.
A group of University of Minnesota students flocked to scout out Cooper at the recreation and fitness center on a rainy day last week. No,…
Changes will include a new boardwalk and band shell.
Controversy over change to Bde Maka Ska could be resolved next month.
Personnel, light rail and Thrivent building purchase are key reasons.
Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman has said he anticipates making a decision by the end of the year.
Hennepin County and Minneapolis received $6M for prevention and cleanup of stubborn problem, and are using a prevention and outreach model in the hope of protecting children before they are poisoned.
Final vote on whether to buy the building will be held by the end of the month.
Twin Cities prices will climb another 10 cents a gallon this weekend, said Gail Weinholzer, director of public affairs for AAA in Minnesota, Iowa and North Dakota.
The Washburn branch of the Hennepin County Library, in south Minneapolis, will close Saturday for two months to enable workers to repair its roof and…
Hennepin County officials want to buy the landmark Thrivent Financial building in downtown Minneapolis for $55 million, an acquisition that would be one of the…
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