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When Helton takes over the county library in late August, it will be nearly two years since previous director Lois Langer Thompson left.
2 Hennepin County commissioners press Mike Freeman for charges vs. fired officers in George Floyd's death
They described the Minneapolis Police Department as an oppressive system.
Two commissioners voted against the measure.
Toxic blue-green bloom can sicken humans and animals alike.
Limited court hearings expected to start again next week at the county's Government Center.
It comes from the university's largest donor.
Marny Xiong, 31, joined the board in 2018 and is a graduate of St. Paul Public Schools.
The County Board debated the first phase of reopening strategies during a two-hour briefing.
Enticed by the U.S. Navy’s recruitment pitch “to see the world,” Frederick “Fritz” Koerner enlisted during the Korean War. He made it as far as…
The Minneapolis school board will take final public comments starting Tuesday on its controversial redistricting plan. The comments, which can be submitted in writing or…
Thirty-nine schools nationwide received recognition.
Officials are hoping for relief from state and federal governments.
Revenue from hotels, Mall of America boost the city's coffers in typical years.
He received two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart.
Some county workers to be reassigned to work with the homeless.
A quicker melt than last year could mean an earlier return to lake recreation.
The potentially devastating consequences of COVID-19 on the nearly 570,000 Americans without a place to live are starting to raise alarms.
Hennepin, Ramsey, Anoka and Dakota counties all took steps to cancel face-to-face public services.
Owner told police fire started when he was repairing a pin-setting machine.
No students have been infected, but officials wanted them back home before travel restrictions increase.
Nearly $7 million will spent on renovations.
Students currently in Minneapolis high schools can remain the same school even after the district changes attendance boundaries, officials said Monday.Students in grades 10 through…
State overcharged transfer and renewal of titles when done simultaneously.
Attorney General Keith Ellison released a yearlong task force report Wednesday with sweeping recommendations on how the state can lower prescription drug prices. Several have already been introduced as bills during this year's legislative session.
The Northern Star Council said it doesn't receive money from the national organization for its $21 million budget and is "separately incorporated," a spokesman said.
Between the raised middle fingers, the burning banner and the bellowing bullhorns came a few friendly moments.
The suspect may also be involved in similar cases at Maplewood Mall.
Man driving SUV when he and his son were shot; no arrests so far.
The $5 million budget request would equip 148 deputies with cameras.
A vehicle crashed into another vehicle and bakery, rammed a squad car and struck two girls before jumping a curb, hitting a streetlight and bursting into flames.
Months before the 2020 census kicks off in April, Hennepin County is working ahead to ensure hard-to-count areas and communities are tallied and to sweep…
Hennepin County towers serve 10,000 people daily.
Commissioners also agree to raise salaries for sheriff and county attorney.
He sold 6,051 sets of the Encyclopaedia Britannica over 33 years. He believed that to be a world record.
The overall budget would increase to $2.5 billion; up nearly $90 million from 2019.
Though the Hennepin County program to treat inmates is less than a year old, officials already are making changes to increase the number of those getting treatment and keep them sober once they're released.
Officials said repairs at the popular venue, closed since March, will continue through the fall.
The two August incidents were part of a robbery spree that targeted "easy prey," people who were intoxicated, distracted and alone, Minneapolis police said.
Two University of Minnesota professors disciplined for sexual misconduct have been reinstated to their positions in the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, and a student…
Officials are talking about public education, more water testing and limits on boats as keys to curtailing outbreaks next summer.
County officials will present their proposed 2020 budget to the board on Sept. 17.
The installation outside the Minneapolis Central Library includes a few rows of amphitheater seating for public performances and some were camping there at night.
An SUV crashed into a Starbucks in Eagan Monday night, injuring the driver and two people inside the store. Eagan police received a call shortly…
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…