Nicknamed "City of Lakes" and the "Mill City," it's the county seat of Hennepin County and the largest city in Minnesota.

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Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges, left, and Police Chief Janee Harteau at an October news conference.

Mayor Hodges rejects police chief's pick to lead 4th Precinct

In a statement late Wednesday, Betsy Hodges said she informed Janeé Harteau that "John Delmonico will not be the inspector of the Fourth Precinct."
Super Bowl LII
April 26
Football and soccer state tournaments, played last fall in U.S. Bank Stadium, contributed combined proceeds of about $1.2 million to the Minnesota State High School League, which expects to return more money to schools to help defray tournament expenses.

Super Bowl group quietly plans sex trafficking prevention efforts

A group is studying how to prevent abuse, raise awareness and help any victims.
West Metro
April 24

Minnesota AG, DEA urge participation in prescription drug take back day

More than 100 locations will be available for pill drops in state Saturday
April 21

Minnesota receives $5.4 million federal grant to fight opioid addiction

The Opioid State Targeted Response Grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
April 17

Prince got Rx for oxycodone under friend's name, warrants show

Court documents unsealed Monday do not reveal the source of fentanyl, the drug that killed the star musician.
West Metro
April 17

Timeline: Prince death case

TIMELINE OF PRINCE’S FINAL DAYS April 7, 2016: Blaming the flu, Prince cancels two concerts in Atlanta. Meanwhile, Dr. Michael Todd Schulenberg, a family practitioner…
April 14

Carver County plans to unseal search warrants into Prince's death

State and federal investigation is ongoing a year after his death from an accidental drug overdose.
West Metro
April 11
Sheriff Rich Stanek points to surveillance footage of ICE detaining two individuals as they were released from jail in defense of Hennepin County after it was listed in an ICE non-compliance weekly list.

ICE suspends report of uncooperative police agencies, Stanek says

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is suspending its weekly list of law enforcement agencies they say do not cooperate with requests to detain undocumented immigrants "due to a pattern of significant errors," according to Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek.
West Metro
April 8

Hennepin County team tracks down answers to what causes fires

Dedicated firefighter leads 19-member investigative team in Hennepin County.
April 7

Prince divorce attorney seeking $600,000 unpaid bill

Divorce attorney's $600,000 claim was rejected once, but he wants to challenge the decision.
West Metro
April 5

Hennepin County, nonprofit team up for fifth year of child abuse prevention campaign

Hundreds of blue signs raising awareness about child abuse will be placed this month around the metro area, marking the fifth year of the annual Blue Kids Campaign.
March 31
A sample of carfentanil, a deadly elephant tranquilizer, was being analyzed at the DEA's Special Testing and Research Laboratory in Sterling, Va., in October.

Heroin tainted with elephant tranquilizer tied to 5 Minn. deaths

Five people have died in Minnesota from overdoses of heroin laced with carfentanil, a drug from China that is federally approved to immobilize large animals such as elephants for surgery.
March 30

What is carfentanil?

Carfentanil is a synthetic opioid that is 10,000 times more potent than morphine and 100 times more potent than fentanyl, which itself is 50 times…
South Metro
March 28

Minnesota wineries fight state law requiring homegrown grapes

Alexis Bailly in Hastings, the state's first vineyard, and Next Chapter Winery in New Prague claim the ban protects the state's grape industry from competition.
West Metro
March 25

Hennepin County readies for $13 million child protection overhaul

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.
West Metro
March 25

Hennepin County puts 1930s-era Century Plaza up for sale with no price

The county is moving out of the former vocational high school by May.
West Metro
March 23
Sheriff Rich Stanek spoke at a press conference in defense of Hennepin...

Hennepin County sheriff disputes inclusion on ICE inmate noncompliance list

Hennepin County wrongly included as not complying with law, Rich Stanek says.
East Metro
March 19

Minnesota is in 'very deep hole' when it comes to teachers of color

There are 629 Hispanic teachers across the state, making up just 1 percent of a total teaching workforce of 60,090.
West Metro
March 17
"We don't have quite as much room to spare," said Hennepin County Board Chairwoman Jan Callison. "It does constrain our options … especially in uncertain times."

Hennepin County fund dwindles to lowest level in recent history

Some leaders concerned about the amount in the rainy day fund; others see it as a positive.
West Metro
March 15

New Hennepin County pilot program boosts staff investigating, prosecuting youth sex trafficking

A new prosecutor and investigator are expected to start work in the spring.
West Metro
March 13

SWLRT critics say Minnehaha watershed had conflict of interest in permit approval

Minnehaha Creek agency is accused of conflict of interest over land sale.
West Metro
March 10

Hennepin County adds staff in effort to fight human trafficking

Hennepin County Board, sheriff's office negotiate a new plan of attack.
March 4
A St. Paul school residency program is helping Elizabeth Thao work to become a special-education teacher.

Twin Cities schools find creative ways to hire, keep teachers

A troublesome teacher shortage has Minnesota public schools fighting for hires and scrambling to hold on to newcomers.
West Metro
March 3

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.
February 28

Black Bride editor: Diversity still a challenge in bridal business

Black Bride editor Mary Chatman is coming to the Twin Cities to lead a discussion about inclusiveness.