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The Attorney's Office is funding nearly three dedicated staff positions, and the Sheriff's Office is getting three automated license plate readers.
The City Council will vote on rules for safer working conditions and wage protections for adult entertainment workers.
The changes include larger children's and teen areas relocated to the front as well as preservation work on a large skylight and wood windows.
Hennepin County officials are considering the elimination of overdue library fees and amnesty for patrons who already owe money.Under existing library policy, patrons who owe…
Job stress contributed to alcohol abuse. Now he says he's ready for work.
State has received several reports and confirmed a sighting in Eden Prairie.
Police serving felony warrants shot and injured a person in Moose Lake on Monday, according to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. Members of the…
Authorities on Monday found the body of an 11-year-old boy who is believed to have drowned while swimming in a southern Minnesota river. Denilson Fidel…
Igor Vorotinov, 55, pleaded guilty in May and will serve 41 months.
The board is considering a $10 increase to pay for road, bridge repairs.
Heavy rainfall is believed to have caused a portion of the bluff to collapse.
The worst damage occurred around Turtle Lake, Wis. No injuries were reported, but trees were downed and roofs were shredded. The St. Croix Casino Turtle Lake complex was evacuated, according to witnesses and the Barron County sheriff.
The County Board heard the findings and recommendations of a mental health system review it requested in January.
Plymouth is nearing completion of its long-running plan to renovate and dramatically expand the city’s 20-year-old community center. The estimated $50 million project has been in…
Sales age will now be 21 and flavored tobacco products will be banned.
The Federal Reserve Bank wanted the 800-spot ramp for its employees.
Darrel “Tuck” Ray has caught the westbound train. That’s the hobo community’s way of saying that Ray, 58, has died. Named King of the Hobos…
Boyd Sorenson flew 89 combat missions in Europe during World War II, escorting heaving bombers and attacking enemy installations and troop concentrations. “We weren’t heroes,”…
A man who caught one of the animals is being treated for the disease.
Winstead, who isn't seeking re-election, reflects on up and downs.
Officials credited a combination of factors: fewer violators with misdemeanors going to jail, a shared in-custody database for real-time analysis, earlier release of suspects before charging and faster pretrial hearings.
Dave Hutchinson seeks transparency, outreach, public understanding.
State law for decades has placed the director of Hennepin County's massive library system on the top shelf.Lawmakers decided nearly 40 years ago that Hennepin…
More than 32,000 people attended Thursday's game, and the next six games against Kansas City and Boston are expected to be sellouts.
Formula for local aid means nearly 100 Minnesota cities don't make the list.
Slow- to no-wake orders are in effect until water levels drop.
No suspects are in custody, but officers are following several leads.
It's the first time for the partnership, which includes community groups, too.
Summer initiative includes county sheriff's deputies and Metro Transit officers.
As legislators continue to work on state's spending, $4 million was restored to Minnesota Historical Society budget.
The popular recreation spot has been shut since mid-March
Jean Gilmore, longtime crossing guard for Anoka-Hennepin School District, dies of heart failure at 68
Jean Gilmore was one of the longest-tenured crossing guards in the Anoka-Hennepin School District. For 31 years, she safely guided several generations of families across…
Peter McLaughlin will lead local development group after losing re-election bid.
The existing building will stay open until the new one is finished in 2022.
The Hennepin County attorney will collect his $182,025 salary and face no deadline for returning to work from his medical leave, the reasons for which remained unclear Monday.
A committee approved two resolutions for the name change, which still must be voted on by the full nine-member board.
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.
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