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Investigators arrested a female suspect, who was later booked at Hennepin County jail on probable cause murder charges.
The culprits toppled the statue of the first president and covered the pioneers monument with anti-colonialist graffiti.
Mayor Jacob Frey and Chief Medaria Arradondo announced the policy change six months after George Floyd's death.
The man was wanted for the shooting of 34-year-old Leroy Spivey, of Minneapolis, gunned down after an argument in the Frogtown neighborhood.
Two other Minn. inmates remain hospitalized and breathing on ventilators.
Confidential mental health consults to coincide with physical fitness tests.
Gunfire narrowly missed toddler in nearby car.
The 34-year-old suffered muliple gunshot wounds.
While some states are toughening their rhetoric and enforcement in response to a pandemic surge, Minnesota leaders said they are optimistic that a heavy-handed approach won't be necessary.
Oscar Lee Stewart Jr. was missing for weeks. His family is haunted by questions.
No device was located, an airport spokesman said.
The deadly dispute was over a drug deal, cops say.
Firearms used in two of the Twin Cities cases.
Roger Lee Voss III was charged with second-degree murder and illegal possession of a firearm.
"It's open season out there," one victim says.
A carrying pouch inspired by Philando Castile is designed to protect Black drivers.
The Hennepin County Medical Examiner has publicly identified the man whose remains were found in the wreckage of a south Minneapolis pawnshop torched during riots…
Of about 11,000 law enforcement officers in Minnesota, just 2% — 270 officers — are African American, according to one official's estimate.
More than 100 Minnesota inmates have been warehoused in county jails this year to ease crowding, where they have limited access to rehabilitation services — and the COVID-19 pandemic means that's likely to continue.
Several officers fired after police say suspect got out of vehicle with a firearm.
Costs associated with the summer unrest doubled the Minneapolis Police Department's allotted overtime budget for 2020.
Chief Todd Axtell said 2021 budget cuts will mean canceling the police academy.
In St. Paul, more than 600 officers will complete training this fall about doing what's right even if — and especially when — it's difficult.
St. Paul Police Chief Todd Axtell revealed Monday that he has recovered from COVID-19 after two weeks of self-isolation. Axtell tested positive for the virus…
No word as to whether the two robberies are related.
A Somali American community organizer and another driver were attacked on Labor Day.
Investigators say Bajuan Adams was caught in the crossfire during a fight.
This is the city's second homicide in three days, both on the East Side.
The victim was discovered with a gunshot wound to the head.
6-year-old was one of 3 children who waded too far into the Mississippi.
Christopher M. Todd remains jailed in lieu of $1 million bond on both cases.
The victim's grandchildren were in the home at the time she was shot.
James J. Fields remains jailed in lieu of $1.5 million bail.
Mayor Melvin Carter is proposing widespread cuts to avoid raising the property tax levy.
Davant Coppage, 17, was killed during an argument with his brother, according to the complaint.
St. Paul is on track to surpass its highest number of murders in 25 years.
As violence in St. Paul eclipses last year's pace, some council members impatient for action, information.
Michael Forcia led a group of protesters who tore down the statue.
A $14 million budget shortfall is forcing significant cuts, says DOC chief Schnell.
The state agency could face deeper cuts without aid from the Legislature.
The proposed cut would mean eliminating jobs, Chief Todd Axtell said.
Video from body cameras worn by two of the officers involved in the killing of George Floyd was viewed by the public for the first time.
Evidence does not support "deliberate indifference," she said in the ruling.
Two Minneapolis events call for racial equity and an overhaul of police.
Since George Floyd's death, allegations of misconduct and excessive force have poured into the Office of Police Conduct Review in Minneapolis, which is now investigating more than 400 such complaints against MPD.
Officials blame the grim trend on the coronavirus pandemic, shattered public trust following the killing of George Floyd and the reluctance of some Minneapolis officers to take initiative amid intense scrutiny.
More than 200 inmates at the facility have tested positive for COVID-19.
Morale has sunk to new lows in recent weeks as officers reported feeling misunderstood and squeezed by all sides: by the state probe, and by protesters, city leaders and the media.
As Derek Chauvin arrived, all officers of color were ordered to a separate floor, and a supervisor told one of them that they would be a potential "liability," according to charges filed by eight Ramsey County corrections officers.
'This one's for George Floyd,' a prisoner allegedly said during the fight.
'Is this for the injustice of having Derek Chauvin locked up?' the officer reportedly said.
David C. Smith's family asks if the department ever fulfilled its promise to require all sworn officers to undergo training on positional asphyxia.
Each year, hundreds of complaints of police misconduct — from citizens and from inside the Minneapolis Police Department itself — land before a civilian review board tasked with investigating them.
The officers had varied work lives, including military service, according to personnel records from the Minneapolis Police Department.
Witnesses said someone didn't make it out, but it's unclear who, if anyone.
Days of violence and damage led up to Saturday.
Hennepin Healthcare EMS chief says he believes that paramedics did everything right after getting the medical distress call.
State Patrol troopers moved in to help with growing looting, and the mayor said he asked the governor to consider calling in the National Guard as violence turned deadly.
Cary F. Schmidt, 60, was shot in the chest, police said.
Legal experts say officer acted wrongly in putting his knee on Floyd's neck.
A procession of hundreds of current and retired officers paid tribute to James Sackett, felled by a sniper's bullet on May 22, 1970.
Anthony Trifiletti, 24, did not enter a plea.
Olando Franklin faces two coujnts of second-degree murder.
St. Paul police have identified a man shot and killed outside a housing complex Friday night in the city's North End.Kenneth Hayes Jr., 28, of…
Two people remain jailed on charges of felony kidnapping.
The family of Douglas Lewis attended Anthony Trifiletti's first appearance.
Anthony Trifiletti stands charged with second-degree murder.
Ts'John Reed faces two counts of second-degree murder.
Argument escalated; Anthony Trifletti held in lieu of $1 million bail.
Family and friends grieve for St. Paul man killed in suspected road rage incident.
Two men died and two suspects were arrested after a pair of fatal shootings that happened 10 minutes apart on St. Paul’s East Side. A…
One that left a man dead happened at a gas station, the other 10 minutes later after a crash, police said.
A Minnesota judge ordered the state Department of Corrections to provide just cause for why it can't meet its legal duty to keep prisoners safe from the rapidly spreading coronavirus.
Bobby Leroy Woody, 43, has been charged with with two counts of second-degree murder.
A 43-year-old Glencoe, Minn., man was booked into Ramsey County jail on pending murder charges.