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4 hrs ago | City Pages

MNGOP Sen. Branden Petersen to introduce 'nation leading' electronic data privacy law

Last winter, news broke that the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office and Bureau of Criminal Apprehension owned "cellular exploitation devices" called KingFish or StingRay .

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Related Topix: Privacy, Criminal Defense Law, Law

8 hrs ago | Finance and Commerce

Rising light rail costs irk big funder

Hennepin County commissioner Peter McLaughlin chairs CTIB and said the organization's generosity is 'not limitless'.

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Related Topix: Minneapolis, MN, Eden Prairie, MN, Anoka, MN

12 hrs ago | Roseville Review

Teen collared following library robbery

Arrests An April 2 report of domestic assault turned out to be just a lot of yelling and screaming, no fighting, so why did deputies take the male half to jail? Turns out the 24-year-old was wanted on a Ramsey County gross misdemeanor warrant for his arrest for operating an uninsured vehicle and a Hennepin County warrant for theft.

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Related Topix: Ramsey County, MN, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

Tue Apr 22, 2014

CBS Local

Officials: Bus Hits Pedestrian In Downtown Mpls.

A Metro Transit bus hit a pedestrian in downtown Minneapolis Tuesday night, officials said, and the pedestrian, the bus driver and several bus passengers were brought to a hospital.

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Star Tribune

Abeler's 'all in' U.S. Senate race

State Rep. Jim Abeler 's voice Tuesday quivered a bit with emotion, but his words and decision were clear: He won't be back in the state House next year, no matter how his bid for U.S. Sen. Al Franken 's seat ends.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Al Franken, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Health Care Policy, Health, Opinion

Star Tribune

Youth homeless shelter moves forward in Brooklyn Park

Brooklyn Park officials have approved increased funding for a 12-bed youth homeless shelter that will cost the city up to $950,000 to build on city property.

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Related Topix: Brooklyn Park, MN, Minneapolis, MN

CBS Local

Tornado Sirens Will Sound Off In MN On Thursday

In Minnesota, May and June are typically the worst months when it comes to severe weather and more than half of federally declared disasters are due to severe weather.

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Related Topix: Weather

Washington Times

Some Minn. clinics offer food to improve health

Research shows hungry children are hospitalized more often. They're at higher risk for developmental problems.

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Related Topix: Pediatrics, Medicine

Star Tribune

House Elections panel to review Dayton campaign board appointees

With an insider's eye, Hot Dish tracks the tastiest bits of Minnesota's political scene and keep you up-to-date on those elected to serve you.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Dayton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Governors, Bloomington, MN

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Twin Cities Daily Planet

E-DEMOCRACY | Livability issues related to Village Market and proposed expansion

Well I might as well put in what are my opinions of the present proposal for the Village Market; and what my opinions are of the past history of the Village Market.

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Related Topix: Small Business, Personal Finance

TwinCities

Minnesota blacks' pot arrests proportionately higher, report says

If you're black in Minnesota, you're six times more likely likely to be arrested for marijuana possession than your white counterparts, even though drug use rates are similar, according to a report released Monday.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, Drugs, Marijuana, ACLU

Finance and Commerce

How To: Certifications may lead to government contracts

So you think that getting government certification will put your small business on Easy Street? It doesn't exactly work that way, but it can't hurt, according to experts in the field.

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Related Topix: Small Business, Personal Finance, Minnesota, Brooklyn Center, MN, Minneapolis, MN, St. Paul, MN

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Star Tribune

Schools get special attention during Severe Weather Awareness Week

The apparent onset of enduring spring warmth across Minnesota also brings the likelihood of violent weather - a fitting coincidence for Severe Weather Awareness Week, which runs Monday through Friday.

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Related Topix: Weather, Minnesota, Tornado, Natural Disasters, Meteorology, Science, Gustavus Adolphus College

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Star Tribune

Wheelage tax dollars to help whittle Hennepin, Ramsey road work

Rough roads in Hennepin and Ramsey counties will get fixed more quickly as public works crews take advantage of new money to speed up projects that would have been put off for a year or more.

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Related Topix: Ramsey County, MN, St. Paul, MN, Roseville, MN, Vadnais Heights, MN, Shoreview, MN

Star Tribune

North Side safety summit examines ways to fight crime in troubled Minneapolis neighborhoods

Minneapolis Police Chief Jane Harteau held a "Northside Safety Summit" Friday that was part workshop, part brainstorm designed to address entrenched crime patterns on the city's north side - and head off the start of a crime wave that typically accompanies warmer weather.

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Related Topix: Weather, General Mills, Food, Agriculture

Myrtle Beach Online

Scottish 'aristocrats' say they're broke for real this time

After seven years of allegedly feigning poverty to benefits workers in Minnesota and Florida, the couple is now actually broke.

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Related Topix: Minnesota

Minnesota Monthly

Shades of Blue

Mental pain may be less visible than physical pain, but in some cases it can be harder to bear - especially when the attempt to conceal it increases the sufferer's burden and when there doesn't seem to be any identifiable reason for persistent, insidious sadness.

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Related Topix: Depression, Genetics

CBS Local

Good Question: What Happens To All The Trash At The Mall Of America?

Every year, 42 million people visit the more than 500 stores and restaurants at the Mall of America.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

St. Cloud Times

More than 65 arrested in Minnesota heroin sweepMore than 65 arrested...

More than 65 arrested in Minnesota heroin sweep on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/minnesota/2014/04/17/arrested-minnesota-heroin-sweep/7849117/ Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanke held up a flier inviting anyone to come to an emergency meeting to keep heroin out of Hennepin County during a press conference, to announce that ... (more)

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Related Topix: Drugs, Minnesota Government, Minnesota

Business Journal

Former Select Comfort CEO buys $3.5M Wayzata home from investment banker

The value of the three lots at the address were estimated at $2.31 million, according to Hennepin County property tax records.

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Related Topix: Wayzata, MN

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