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West Metro
October 25, 2018
Challenger Mark Haase, left, and Hennepin County attorney Mike Freeman

Mark Haase presenting strong challenge to Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman

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.
West Metro
October 12, 2018
Owner David Rech has offered organic recycling for more than two years at his Culver’s restaurant in Plymouth because “it’s the right thing to d

Hennepin County pushing forward with new organic waste ordinance

Officials push for law that would cover most businesses by 2020.
August 31, 2018

Patti Weber, CIA officer and Woman's Club leader, dies at 75

When her cover was blown, she became a CIA executive before retiring to Minnesota, where she led the Woman's Club of Minneapolis.
August 7, 2018
Christine Rohr and her son Jude checked out a fire truck during National Night Out in south Minneapolis in 2017.

Twin Cities expect record National Night Out attendance

More than 2,000 National Night Out block parties are planned around Minneapolis and St. Paul, where record-breaking attendance is expected.
West Metro
August 3, 2018
The Fifth Congressional District candidates squared off in a debate on Aug. 2. The debate included DFL candidates, from left, Patricia Torres-Ray, Mar

DFL rivals work to stand out in competitive Fifth District race

Kelliher and Torres Ray emphasize experience; Omar offers new voice.
August 2, 2018

Minnesota schools finalizing deals to reduce bias in discipline

The Minnesota Department of Human Rights announced Thursday that it expects to finalize agreements with each of the 43 school districts and charter schools that…
West Metro
August 1, 2018
An autopsy bay at the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office in Minneapolis.

Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office moves ahead with Minnetonka relocation plans

The medical examiner will trade cramped quarters in downtown Minneapolis for a new suburban location.
West Metro
July 24, 2018

Hennepin County plans to build its first secure mental health facility

County set aside $13 million to convert workhouse building in Plymouth.
West Metro
July 23, 2018

New director named for CornerHouse agency that aids child abuse victims

CornerHouse, a Minneapolis organization that conducts hundreds of forensic interviews of child abuse victims for police and social workers, has hired a new executive director.
East Metro
July 21, 2018
A cell house at Stillwater prison is pictured in this file photo.

3 Minnesota correctional officers resign in wake of colleague's death

Joseph Gomm's family also released a statement offering thanks to all who offered support.
West Metro
July 19, 2018
“No person in our jail is there for a civil immigration violation,” Sheriff Rich Stanek says. Above, he addressed a budget hearing last fall.

Immigration playing a relatively muted role in Hennepin County sheriff's race

As the issue takes hold across the country, Rich Stanek and his two challengers haven't made it a staple of their campaigns.
Don't miss
July 18, 2018
Thirteen-year-old hot dog entrepreneur Jaequan Faulkner served up a hot dog meals to Yvonne Ross and her son Drameris Ross, 7, at his hot dog stand, M

Teen's hot dog stand serves up food, inspiration, with Mpls. inspectors' blessing

Jaequan Faulkner earned a permit from Mpls. for his entrepreneurial venture.
Home & Garden
July 13, 2018
In this 2014 file photo, Nicole Curtis, star of the HGTV show "Rehab Addict," waited in the hallway for her turn before the Minneapolis City Council A

'Rehab Addict' Nicole Curtis says project nears completion, amid neighborhood frustration

While work nears its end on controversial project, north Minneapolis residents still have concerns.
West Metro
July 9, 2018

Man seeking damages from hitting escaped cow can sue the farmer

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.
July 9, 2018
Darlynn Blevins, the sister of Thurman Blevins, addressed the media during a press conference in front of Minneapolis City Hall, Monday, July 9, 2018

Family decries Blevins' shooting death, calls for officers' firings

Family members called for community on Wednesday, the third meeting planned this week dealing with the death of Thurman Blevins.
West Metro
July 4, 2018
Dar-Rah Host, 18, died Tuesday of multiple gunshot wounds.

Man shot dead near the U remembered as funny, caring

Dar-Rah Host, who turned 18 in May, was killed early Tuesday outside an unlicensed concert venue.
July 4, 2018
A gaggle of geese congregated near the canoe storage area at Boom Island Park Tuesday in Minneapolis.

Minneapolis begins search for new Park Board superintendent

Community members can participate via surveys and public listening events.
July 4, 2018

John L. Miller, funeral director and resort town police chief, dies at 84

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.
West Metro
June 30, 2018
Hennepin County officials are focused on securing upcoming midterm elections by maintaining paper backups, poll books and procedures to safeguard the

Hennepin County toughens cybersecurity for coming election

The federal government now classifies elections as critical infrastructure.
June 25, 2018

Appeals court sides with Minneapolis in insurance dispute

The city of Minneapolis will not have to reimburse insurance companies after a burst water main flooded a downtown condominium nearly five years ago, the…
June 22, 2018
Minneapolis officials are hiking parking meter rates one neighborhood at a time. New rates will go into effect in Minneapolis' North Loop, above, on J

Mpls. is hiking parking meter rates in busy neighborhoods

Mpls. increasing parking rates, one neighborhood at a time
West Metro
June 18, 2018
Mahoo Ya, left, put down some supporting materials at the foundation a tombstone while Addison Galagan held it in place Monday. Some grave markers wei

AmeriCorps crew cleans up historic Minneapolis cemetery

Volunteers preserve and repair headstones at historic Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery
June 16, 2018

4 hurt, 1 hospitalized when trains collide in western Wisconsin

Two southbound Canadian National trains collided in a remote area in Wiergor Township.
North Metro
June 14, 2018

Canoeist who drowned in BWCA identified as Coon Rapids man

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…
June 10, 2018

Minneapolis schools official heading west

Michael Thomas was interim superintendent, says he is hopeful about where Mpls. schools are headed.