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2 hrs ago | Star Tribune

No one hit by shots at Minneapolis emergency room entrance

A gunman opened fire in downtown Minneapolis on Tuesday, spraying rounds toward an emergency room entrance at Hennepin County Medical Center.

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6 hrs ago | Prince George Citizen

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This March 23, 2008 photo provided by the Hennepin County, Minn. Sheriff's Office shows Douglas McAuthur McCain.

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Related Topix: Prison, Terrorism, New Hope, MN

9 hrs ago | Insight News

Hennepin County Sheriff Richard Stanek honored with Exemplary Service Award

Fight Crime: Invest in Kids - a national nonpartisan anti-crime organization of 5,000 police chiefs, sheriffs, prosecutors and crime survivors - honor Hennepin County Sheriff Richard Stanek with Fight Crime's Exemplary Service Award last week during the Early Learning Fellows National Conference of State Legislatures 2014 Annual Summit, in ... (more)

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Minneapolis, MN, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Tom Harkin, US Politics, George Miller, US House of Representatives, Representative Richard Hanna, Republican

11 hrs ago | Star Tribune

Hennepin County offers citizens' academies

At Citizens Academies, residents take field trips to facilities from garages to jails and get an overview of how the county functions.

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Related Topix: Minnetonka, MN, Edina, MN

12 hrs ago | St. Cloud Times

Woman burned in Santiago Township fire

Woman burned in Santiago Township fire Fire reported Monday afternoon north of Becker Check out this story on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/2014/08/26/woman-burned-santiago-township-fire/14625805/ When Sherburne County deputies arrived just after 3:30 p.m. at 16098-57th St. SE in Santiago Township, flames were exiting the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Becker, MN, Sherburne County, MN, Big Lake, MN

14 hrs ago | TwinCities

Ramsey, Hennepin counties may merge homes for troubled teens

The county boards are exploring whether to combine Ramsey County Boys Totem Town in St. Paul and the Hennepin County Home School in Minnetonka.

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Related Topix: Ramsey County, MN, St. Paul, MN

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Star Tribune

Deputy's scolding of jury sparks investigation

For the jury in Damin Lee Shufford's murder trial, it was a difficult moment made even harder by the comments of a courtroom deputy.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, New Hope, MN

Star Tribune

Charges: Bar tab spat led to driver running over man on Lyndale Ave.

The day after Tarrince Winbush was run over police spokesman John Elder said, "The suspect definitely used the vehicle as a weapon.

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Related Topix: Minneapolis, MN, Brooklyn Center, MN

WWTC-AM Eagan

Ramsey And Hennepin Counties Added To Disaster Declaration

Residents in Ramsey and Hennepin counties affected by severe weather this summer, are now eligible to receive federal aid.

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Related Topix: Ramsey County, MN, Weather

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Star Tribune

The Drive: Construction signs need to be accurate

They are the signs that no motorists like to see, those orange diamond-shaped signs that foretell of road construction that can serve up everything from pavement hazards to lane closures to reduced speeds to the dreaded detour.

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Related Topix: Minneapolis, MN, Roseville, MN

CBS Local

Man Dies 6 Years After Shooting In Minneapolis

Authorities said a man who was shot more than six years ago in Minneapolis and had been at an assisted living center died Wednesday.

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Sat Aug 23, 2014

Star Tribune

Mednology Solutions of Excelsior has an app for the fast-paced ER

HCMC emergency room Dr. Scott Joing, left, and SynapseBlue CEO David Sullivan displayed the new app for coordinating work in the ER.

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Related Topix: Nursing

KXAN-TV Austin

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According to state Rep. Donna Howard, Naishtat was attending the National Conference of State Legislatures Legislative Summit in Minneapolis when he was involved in a bicycle accident.

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TwinCities

Fridley: 2 men critical after assault

Two men are in critical condition at Hennepin County Medical Center after they were badly beaten in Fridley early Saturday morning.

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Related Topix: Fridley, MN, Anoka County, MN

Fri Aug 22, 2014

TwinCities

Rollover crash on I-694 in Fridley seriously injures at least 2

A SUV carrying at least five people rolled over and seriously injured at least two on the eastbound Interstate 694 ramp to East River Road in Fridley early Friday morning, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

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Related Topix: Fridley, MN, St. Paul, MN, Woodbury, MN, Minneapolis, MN

KSTP

Changes Coming to the Heat Index

Chris Franks, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Chanhassen, says the new instruments will make it possible to make the strength of sunlight a factor in determining and reporting safety and comfort information.

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Related Topix: Weather, Chanhassen, MN

Thu Aug 21, 2014

CBS Local

Firefighters Rescue Man From Mpls. Grain Bin

It took firefighters from a special rescue unit hours to reach a man who had fallen 60 feet in an empty grain bin in Minneapolis.

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Star Tribune

Guilty: Wayzata couple skimmed from loan for project to finance lavish trappings

Sentencing for the Carlsons is scheduled for Oct. 30. Prosecutors said they will seek about four years in prison for the defendants.

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Related Topix: Wayzata, MN, Orono, MN

Wed Aug 20, 2014

TwinCities

Evidence from illegal search can't be used for forfeiture

In a decision that civil rights groups said would protect property owners' rights, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that evidence obtained during illegal searches cannot be used to take someone's property through the civil forfeiture process.

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Related Topix: Plymouth, MN, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News, US Supreme Court

Star Tribune

Two men arrested, charged in case of burned body found near Minneapolis dumpster fire

Two men were charged Wednesday in the brutal death of a 31-year-old man whose scorched body was found Aug. 7 near a burning dumpster in south Minneapolis .

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Related Topix: Minneapolis, MN, Brooklyn Center, MN

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