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It's one of many reforms to help prevent child abuse.
It's part of the district's increasing efforts to reach people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities, expanding its reach to people who may not traditionally use its parks.
State's only accredited sailing school wants to replace outdated building.
Program found a 'good match' in Medina after losing its land after nearly four decades.
New Lake Street building marks end to five-year, $80 million plan to decentralize Hennepin County services
Hennepin County opens last in a series of new human services centers
The effort brings together public and private sector, with input from survivors.
Some cities have municipal liquor stores, others own community centers. In Maple Grove, it's a city-owned gun range that draws crowds. The city hopes an $8 million investment will keep up with growing demand.
The opening of a Wayzata hotel recalls an era when the lake was a lodging hub.
Some of these teens and young adults have been homeless. Many are poor. What they share, statistically, is the unlikelihood of ever earning a high school diploma.
Urgent needs prompt Hennepin County to go digital with heart-tugging ads.
Availability of marine carbon monoxide detectors is an issue.
Dawn Pfister's family sued the city and officer after the 2014 shooting.
New law this year requires carbon monoxide detectors on boats with enclosed cabins.
The city says five DWI arrests so far this year involved people who drank at Cowboy Jack's.
Downtown Mpls. building slated to be sold for $9.4M and renovated into offices.
Target officials said they will look to buy an existing liquor store rather than add a new one.
Construction on the five-block project will end in June.
Hennepin County will shut down sections of Portland and Cedar avenues on Monday to demolish the century-old bridges on those streets that cross the Midtown…
The operator of a statewide mental health phone service is preparing to cut back or shut down entirely unless the Legislature approves new funding.
It was her optimism amid a 25-year battle with multiple sclerosis that her friends and family say they'll remember most. She was 66.
A group is studying how to prevent abuse, raise awareness and help any victims.
In increasingly diverse Eden Prairie, Section 8 housing is in short supply.
Somali leaders estimate a third of East African residents have left the city.
Planning Commission member is suing over city fee and neighbor's patio.
State could mandate crisis training as police see more mental-illness-related calls.
So far this year, an estimated 700 new restaurant seats are coming in, and the boom shows no signs of slowing.
A year after stepping into the county's top human services role, Jennifer DeCubellis is leading the most dramatic reform of the child protection system in Minnesota.
The county is moving out of the former vocational high school by May.
Nearly $800,000 given out ahead of Super Bowl.
Wayzata to move cellphone equipment from neighborhood park to middle school, pitting neighborhoods against each other
The City Council recently approved the move from a water tower in Klapprich Park to a new monopole tower by a ballfield at West Middle School.
Some leaders concerned about the amount in the rainy day fund; others see it as a positive.
A new prosecutor and investigator are expected to start work in the spring.
The proposal would require a special event permit for a home that hosts four or more such events a year.
Minnehaha Creek agency is accused of conflict of interest over land sale.
Early ice-outs across metro are setting records after warm winter
About 200 residents last weekend held a peace vigil in Eden Prairie to remember two Indian computer engineers shot last month in a Kansas bar.
With 130 breweries and growing, San Diego draws ever more beer tourists.
Hennepin County medical examiner's office pursues relocating from downtown Minneapolis to Minnetonka
A proposed $58 million facility, also serving Dakota and Scott counties, could be built east of the county's Home School.
Bill would continue to add services, including outreach workers, shelter beds.
Veterans still want to see a long-term solution to accessibility to the island.
The innovative effort starts its second year on April 1.
The program, estimated to cost $1.2 million, aims to give small businesses experience on larger projects, and put women- and minority-owned companies to work.
Veterans, disability advocates asking city leaders to reverse decision.
Driven by high land prices, they're being turned into retail, offices and housing.
Hennepin County wanted a more inviting, comfortable place for potential jurors to wait.
West metro commuters will have to endure yet another major disruption this year, when sections of two busy roads in south Minneapolis — Portland and Cedar avenues — close this spring to allow Hennepin County to replace aging bridges across the Midtown Greenway.
Minnesota State picks none of the above for new chancellor, continuing search for permanent top leader
Board turns to interim Metro State president while it seeks "the right individual."
Hennepin director says libraries have a history of responding to events.
Funds sought to beef up county attorney's, sheriff's offices.
Pilot program to break cycle of homelessness showing promise in Hennepin County.
Researchers hope the study results Wednesday will help Minnesota lakes better combat spread of milfoil.
Joachim Berndt turned a hobby into a booming business in northeast Mpls.
The location, which will celebrate its second year, already has expanded.
Following a state mandate, Hennepin social workers now respond quickly to abuse calls.
Project will be built on the old Four Seasons Mall site.
New members discard privacy concerns for transparency at city planning meetings.
According to a 2015 report, nearly half the nation's top 100 cities now have conservancies that are often driven by financial need.
County hopes to clear loan by 2027 instead of 2037.
A mix-up by Wells Fargo startles about 40 mortgage customers throughout Hennepin County.
City, BCA deny collusion in '14 shooting case review.
Four times a year, crews clean out the reflecting pool in the center of the government center's skyway level and collect the coins, donating the money to local charities.
Preliminary plans include senior housing, a community center, yoga retreat center and cottages, education center and outdoor recreation to be built next to the Hindu temple, considered the largest in the nation.
Airline might be the first in country to compost and recycle food waste.
Randy Johnson leaving Hennepin County after almost 40 years
In 2016, 17 people died on the water despite ramped-up enforcement.
The National Weather Service says winds will gust over 60 mph in southwestern Minnesota, and no travel is advised in far northwestern Minnesota. MSP is also experiencing significant delays.
Grumbling and confused, man woke and left the vehicle just before it went up in flames.
After freezing rain, the metro area is expected to get a thunderstorm this afternoon.
Lake Minnetonka event has been altered by warm temps in past.
A larger facility will meet Hennepin Co. demands.
Alberta Geist was hit in 2013; her family says the crosswalk was poorly lit.
Election 2016 is barely in the books, and Ginny Gelms is already preparing for the next one. Gelms, who manages Hennepin County’s elections, is planning…
The counties will now focus on improving their own facilities while working together on youth programming.
Boy, mom, grandma in car hit by wrong-way driver.
Hennepin County leads with a 4.5 percent increase.
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