The fight over two baby girls could change how Minnesota considers relatives and race in adoption cases
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 >>
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 >>
Amy Senser's trial approaches April 23, but before a jury can be seated the Hennepin County judge overseeing the case must determine whether Senser can get a fair trial in Minneapolis. Senser's attorney Eric Nelson requested a change of venue to Kandiyohi County earlier this month on the grounds ... More >>
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 >>
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.
One man was stabbed to death and another was arrested after a brawl that started outside the Schooner Tavern in South Minneapolis early Sunday morning. Minneapolis police and paramedics were called to the scene in the 2900 block of 27th Avenue South at about 12:30 a.m., where the victim was ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
An unidentified man was shot and killed early this morning in south Minneapolis, in the 5700 block of Sander Avenue, which is a few blocks north of Highway 62 and the perimeter of Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport. Minneapolis police say the man was alice when they reached him, and ... More >>
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 >>
Hennepin County JailCasey Michelle WaltersThe 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 >>
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 >>
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.
Image via Youtee Pour R.I.P./FacebookYoutee PourWe now know the name of the teenager who died at the Grand Rios water park in Brooklyn Park over the weekend. But we still don't know how or why. Seventeen-year-old Youtee Pour, of Champlin, Minn., was pulled unconscious from the bottom of the ... More >>
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 >>
Photo: brunkfordbraunPaddlers found a body in Bassett CreekJames 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 >>
Photo: ICESureno members were among those arrestedImmigration 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 >>
Via WikipediaDeer ticks: Remember what they look likeToday'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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
The Hennepin County Medical Examiners office has not yet released the name of the victim.
Prosecutors say he robbed a Wells Fargo bank in Apple Valley on Jan. 6. And that's just the tip of the iceberg.
Jasmine Deli has been sued by a customer saying she got salmonella from one of the restaurant's banh mi sandwiches.
Christopher Dangelo Dozier, 23, is the man who was shot dead late Monday. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner released his name today.
Last week we told you that two men had been arrested in the Cedar Avenue killing. Now they've been charged.
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.
Minnesota's welfare-to-work program draws increasing fire
The ballpark deal that wouldn't die: After a decade of threats, insults, and doomsday scenarios, how did the Twins get the most Pohlad-friendly stadium plan yet?
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Despite a "good-faith effort," Hennepin County's new jail is being built by a bunch of white men
Computer obsolescence is in the eye of the beholder
For the last year, Minneapolis's CODEFOR strategy has been packing the jails. Now state taxpayers are being asked to pay the price.
Child protection hearings are now open to the public, but it's members of the press who will be scrutinized
Wedged between Target Center, the freeway, and the garbage incinerator, Currie Avenue is the terminal station for the city's unwanted.
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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