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An estimated 800 to 1,000 protesters were outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department. Dozens of officers in riot gear, along with National Guard, stood on the other side of a metal fence. As the crowd shouted and shook the fence, police began deploying flash-bang grenades.
She got her police license in 1995 at age 22, according to state records.
Five of the six were men of color, according to a Star Tribune database of fatal encounters with police.
It happened near North Memorial Health Hospital. No one had suffered serious injuries, a Robbinsdale officer at the scene said.
Fewer charges than claimed make south Mpls. residents question value, purpose of helicopters overhead.
Police responded to suspected overdose.
John Vang, 42, had a history of abusive behavior and kept the child locked in a closet for hours on end, charges say.
The shootings in Buffalo, Minn., are raising new concerns about how best to deal with irate patients vowing violence.
The officers allege discrimination and a hostile work environment.
LiHong "Linda" Burdick spun a rare talent into a successful business.For 30 years, the master seamstress operated Lotus Cleaners & Tailors in Eden Prairie, tending…
TeKeith Svyone Jones was charged with three counts of second-degree murder in connection with the deaths of his pregnant ex-girlfriend and her two children.
Relatives have identified the 26-year-old as the victim's ex-boyfriend.
St. Paul's SWAT team arrested a 26-year-old suspect Sunday night on the 2100 block of Wilson Avenue, where he'd been hiding in an apartment building.
Minneapolis police are scheduled to begin shots in coming weeks.
The two, ages 21 and 39, both died later at Regions.
Gunfire around 3:30 a.m. continued the spate of gun violence in the city.
About a dozen supporters of President Donald Trump who gathered for a "Freedom Fest" rally at the Minnesota State Capitol Saturday were vastly outnumbered by law enforcement.
Record gun violence, May riots helped drive double-digit increases in all major crime categories last year except for rape and residential burglary.
Her parents were jailed on suspicion of murder; charges are pending.
Da'Seanna Williams stands charged with multiple felonies.
Witnesses say the man brandished a knife following a chase by police from a nearby gas station. Video appears to show the officers walking backward with guns drawn.
Edward Anderson rolled his wheelchair into the exam room and pushed up the sleeve of his white T-shirt. The nurse leaned in to pinch the…
Charges say he left his firearm unattended in the bathroom, where the boy accidentally shot himself
Circumstances remain unclear surrounding the shooting in the city's North End.
Three teenagers reportedly in the home at the time were taken downtown to be questioned by detectives. It's not immediately clear who was holding the gun when it discharged or whether there were others involved.
A 17-year-old has been charged in connection with the shooting in the city's North End.
Judge Peter Cahill cited courthouse space and immense public interest in the case.
Blast was heard near unoccupied squad vehicle.
Myon Burrell stepped outside of the Stillwater prison a free man Tuesday after spending 18 years behind bars for a crime he says he never committed.
One person was down in 500 block of Jessamine Ave. W.
The officer's condition was not clear late Friday.
Some other public counters remain open, including one where fines are paid.
Edward Grayson is charged in the death of Leroy Spivey.
It's the second such crash of its kind in the Twin Cities this year.
Charge to be dropped if man who tipped over Columbus monument obeys laws.
Three other Minnesota inmates remain hospitalized and connected to ventilators.
His attorney says suspect had used knife, claimed to have gun before shooting.
Bob Fletcher says the wet street and the man's position on roadway made it hard for him to see.
Charges filed in Dakota County detail the sexual assault and kidnapping that preceded the controversial shooting.
Over the past two months, Minneapolis police have logged more than 125 carjackings in the city, a troubling surge that authorities no longer just link to small groups of marauding teens.
Chief Todd Axtell announced that he took "swift, decisive and serious" action against the officer, who failed to uphold department standards, after reviewing his body camera footage from the incident.
Mayor Jacob Frey and Chief Medaria Arradondo said police reforms and community alternatives cannot come at the cost of further cuts to the department already facing historic attrition rates.
The shooting came after officers responded to a domestic abuse call. The man who was shot was taken to Regions Hospital and was in stable condition early Sunday.
The culprits toppled the statue of the first president and covered the pioneers monument with anti-colonialist graffiti.
A man's death was the city's 79th homicide this year — and the third this week.
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.