Hennepin County

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2013

    A.J. Jefferson charged with felony assault by strangulation

    The Vikings' no-good-very-bad day continued this afternoon as Hennepin County authorities announced that since-released cornerback A.J. Jefferson has been charged with felony domestic assault by strangulation.RELATED: Rick Spielman reacts to Vikings having more players arrested this month than wins ... More >>

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    August 22, 2013

    Minneapolis Ecuadorian festivalgoers eat guinea pig, get sick

    Eighty-one people went to either HCMC or the Minneapolis Children's Hospital after scarfing down eats at the Ecuadorian Independence Festival on August 11.SEE ALSO: New China Wok near 50th & France had mouse droppings on food holding table According to a Star Tribune report, many of them ate a t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2013

    Nathan Jones was high on pills, embalming fluid, and pot during Mpls sex assault

    In the words of the Hennepin County attorney, on the night of May 24, 2012, a woman living on the 1600 block of Fremont Avenue North "was awakened by a strange man in her room who threatened her with a knife and forced her to engage in oral sex."RELATED: Minneapolis police use DNA sample to track do ... More >>

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    May 30, 2013

    Same-sex marriage applications will be available June 6 in Hennepin

    Same-sex couples in Minneapolis looking to be among the first in the state to legally wed will be able to hold their ceremonies on Aug. 1, the day the gay marriage law goes into effect. SEE ALSO: COVER: A history of gay marriage in Minnesota Dayton signs gay marriage bill into law

  • News

    January 16, 2013

    Split the baby: Two sides of an adoption battle

    The fight over two baby girls could change how Minnesota considers relatives and race in adoption cases

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2012

    Mentally ill, dangerous patient languished for months without proper care; judge wants explanation

    Linda Desonpere had no business being at the University of Minnesota's Fairview Hospital after August 27. That's the day a Hennepin County judge deemed Desonpere "mentally ill and dangerous" -- the most restrictive form of commitment in Minnesota -- and ordered her transfer to the St. Peter Securi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2012

    Minneapolis police use DNA sample to track down robbery/sexual assault suspect

    Minneapolis police apparently did some nice work in tracking down a suspect allegedly responsible for a May 24 robbery and sexual assault on the 1600 block of Fremont Avenue North.On that night, a female victim called police and said that while sleeping she was awoken by a knife-wielding stranger. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2012

    Legal Rights Center: Beyond CeCe McDonald

    This past week's feature, "The Edge of Doubt," brought readers inside the walls of the Legal Rights Center, where attorneys for CeCe McDonald prepared her defense against charges of second-degree murder. A nonprofit that predates Hennepin County's modern public defense system, the Legal Rights Cent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2011

    Occupy MN: Two protesters arrested at dismantling of Tent City

    Occupy MN FacebookDaniel Nucleo Alexander displays a head injury he says resulted from his arrest.​After Occupy Mpls protesters attempted to erect a Tent City in Hennepin County Government Plaza, they were given a literal rude awakening at 4 a.m. when sheriff's deputies and security guards kicked ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    Man gunned down in south Minneapolis dies at HCMC

    ​Police got to the scene of a shooting in south Minneapolis last night in time to keep the victim alive long enough for an an ambulance ride to Hennepin County Medical Center, but he died this morning. The medical examiner's office hasn't made the victim's name public yet.

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    Edward Trondell Baker ID'd in latest south Minneapolis homicide

    ​Edward Trondell Baker has been identified as the man who was shot early Tuesday in the 5700 block of Sander Avenue, just a few blocks north of Highway 62 and the perimeter of Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport. The Hennepin County medical examiner said the 24-year-old man died of multipl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    Floyd David Whitfield named second tornado casualty

    Hennepin CountyCleanup from the storm continues.​The Hennepin County medical examiner has released the identity of the second man known to have died in Sunday's tornado: Floyd David Whitfield. He was a god-fearing man, and on his way home from church on Sunday when the tornado struck. The howling ... More >>

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    May 4, 2011
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    April 8, 2011

    Mystery bicyclist critical after hit-and-run crash

    Police need help identifying the suspect and the victim.​A man known only as "John Doe" at the moment is dealing with life-threatening injuries at Hennepin County Medical Center this morning, after someone crashed a car into him last night near 14th and Lyndale Avenue North. The force of the ... More >>

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    March 30, 2011
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    January 18, 2011

    Casey Michelle Walters arrested in Guadalupe Galeno-Hernandez's shooting

    Hennepin County JailCasey Michelle Walters​The story of 12-year-old Guadalupe Galeno-Hernandez, lying paralyzed in a hospital bed since November from a drive-by gunshot wound, has been heartbreaking. Worse, Minneapolis police haven't been able to track down the shooter. But they may be getting c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2011

    French Meadow Bakery robbed by armed suspects

    Police caught one suspect who lives a few blocks from the bakery.​Police are still looking for one of two men they believe robbed Uptown's French Meadow Bakery last night. Two masked men--at least one armed--came into the bakery on the 2600 block of Lyndale Avenue S. around 10:40 p.m., police ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2010

    Richard Antwon Mayes-Lindsay arrested in murder of Mario Combs [UPDATE]

    ​While the rest of us were bracing for a blizzard, Minneapolis police were on the hunt for a killer who struck Friday night. On Saturday morning they made their first arrest.

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2010

    Giant slingshot kills Roseville boy

    Photo: whiteafricanA slingshot accident proves deadly.​Slingshots are the prop of choice for rapscallions from Dennis the Menace to Bart Simpson -- and probably that pesky kid who lives down the block from your house, too. The one who seems like he's ready to put someone's eye out. But until t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    Teen James Teto Grant ID'd as body found in Bassett Creek

    Photo: brunkfordbraunPaddlers found a body in Bassett Creek​James Tito Grant, a 17-year-old from Brooklyn Park, has been identified by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's office as the body found floating in Bassett Creek near Wirth Park by a couple of families out for a weekend kayak paddl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2010

    ICE busts Sureno-13 and Vatos Locos gang members

    Photo: ICESureno members were among those arrested​Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents said today they've arrested 18 members from notorious gangs including Sureno-13 and Vatos Locos working the drug trade in Minneapolis, Bloomington and Richfield. The arrests came after a weeklong op ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    Summer bummer: Hello Lyme disease [Video]

    Via WikipediaDeer ticks: Remember what they look like​Today's the last day of school for kids in Minneapolis this year. Time to get outside, take a dip in the lake, a walk in the woods, and -- oh, yeah -- worry about Lyme disease. According to the Minnesota Lyme Action Support Group, our stat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    Got raw milk? State cracks down on sellers after four buyers get sick

    ​The Strib reports that four people got sick from unpasteurized milk tainted with E. coli and that the Mn Dept of Ag will likely crack down on illegal raw milk sales. State epidemiologist Richard Danilla and staff traced the milk that made three people sick to Hartmann dairy farm near Gibbon ... More >>

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    April 29, 2010

    Woman shot dead in North Minneapolis

    ​Minneapolis police report overnight that one woman was shot dead and another was wounded in the 1300 block of Logan Ave. N. at about 2:30 a.m. The dead victim's identity is not yet available and will be released by the Hennepin County Medical Examiners Office. The wounded woman was transp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2010

    Sahar Sandar Nikpay named suspect in Robbinsdale standoff

    ​The Hennepin County Sheriff's Department has released the name of a man suspected of firing shots on officers outside his house earlier today.Sahar Sandar Nikpay, 26, was inside his Robbinsdale home this morning when police arrived with a narcotic search warrant. Nikpay allegedly opened fire on t ... More >>

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    March 24, 2010
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    February 15, 2010

    Minneapolis police report stabbing death on Dupont Ave. N

    The Hennepin County Medical Examiners office has not yet released the name of the victim.

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2010

    Timothy Carson, ex cop, pleads not guilty in Apple Valley bank robbery

    Prosecutors say he robbed a Wells Fargo bank in Apple Valley on Jan. 6. And that's just the tip of the iceberg.

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2009

    Jasmine Deli customer says she got salmonella from banh mi

    Jasmine Deli has been sued by a customer saying she got salmonella from one of the restaurant's banh mi sandwiches.

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    August 3, 2009

    Two charged in Cedar Ave. killing

    Last week we told you that two men had been arrested in the Cedar Avenue killing. Now they've been charged.

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2009

    Cops looking for info on hit and run

    The Minneapolis police are looking for information about a hit and run accident May 15. A 36-year-old man got hit by a car and the asshole fled.

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    June 6, 2008
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    June 3, 2008

    Make It a Date: Sauced

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    Planning dinner at Sauced in Camden? Here are three things you can to do to make an evening ... More >>

  • News

    January 17, 2007

    Workfare Revolt?

    Minnesota's welfare-to-work program draws increasing fire

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2006

    Finally, a stadium referendum of sorts

    Will county candidates suffer for their ballpark enthusiasm?

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2006

    Gabby goes belly up

    McLaughlin for mayor and the smoking ban

    For some folks, the biggest issue in a rather indistinctive Minneapolis mayoral race is the smoking ban.

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2005

    The Stadium Referendum: How They Voted

    The latest round in the ongoing battle to ram a publicly subsidized Twins stadium into law despite widespread opposition to the concept occurred last night during a marathon session of the local government committee in the Minnesota House. The key vote of the evening was on an amendment by Rep. Fr ... More >>

  • News

    October 27, 2004

    Are Minnesota Polling Places Ready?

    Out-state there's good news; in the metro, signs of trouble

  • News

    November 12, 2003

    The Hospital of Last Resort

    A budget squeeze at HCMC means diminished medical care for those who can't go anywhere else

  • News

    June 12, 2002

    Make Him an Offer

    Let's all buy the Twins!

  • Books

    March 6, 2002

    Cash Cowed

    Is $13k too much to pay for a compact disc? Not in Hennepin County.

  • Books

    October 25, 2000

    Prison Math

    Thanks to census counts, inmates are bringing big money to small towns

  • Books

    October 27, 1999

    The Steel Ceiling

    Despite a "good-faith effort," Hennepin County's new jail is being built by a bunch of white men

  • Books

    April 7, 1999

    CODE Red

    For the last year, Minneapolis's CODEFOR strategy has been packing the jails. Now state taxpayers are being asked to pay the price.

  • News

    June 24, 1998

    Restricted Access

    Child protection hearings are now open to the public, but it's members of the press who will be scrutinized

  • News

    September 3, 1997

    Ground Zero

    Wedged between Target Center, the freeway, and the garbage incinerator, Currie Avenue is the terminal station for the city's unwanted.

  • News

    November 20, 1996

    Last Man Standing

    In the 25 years that he's served as Hennepin County's first and only chief public defender, Bill Kennedy has earned a tough-as-nails reputation for the way he defends his clients, his staff, and himself. This year he's pitted against Hennepin County prose

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    June 26, 1996


    Operation Safe Streets

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    February 7, 1996
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