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    September 11, 2013

    Minneapolis police have yet to release August crime data

    The purpose of MinnPost's new app, which charts crime by neighborhoods in Minneapolis, is three fold. SEE ALSO: Mpls 2012 violent crime stats: Day after they make news, another murder is reportedIt looks at crime data in another way -- "a way," according to the website, "that encourages readers to ... More >>

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    July 17, 2013

    Beth McDonough, "young, single" KSTP producer, sues 40 entities for data snooping

    TwitterIn her lawsuit, Beth McDonough alleges 170 law enforcement employees from 40 agencies viewed her private data nearly 500 times. Coming on the heels of Brooke Bass and Anne Marie Rasmusson, KSTP producer Beth McDonough is the latest woman to sue Minnesota government entities for alleged driver ... More >>

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    July 16, 2013

    Several thousand march peacefully to protest Trayvon Martin verdict

    On a day too hot for hoodies, the protestors packed into Government Plaza on Monday night instead showed their solidarity with Trayvon Martin through black armbands, loud chants, and homemade posters. "No justice, no peace," was a recurring chorus, and attendees walked through the throng wearing t-s ... More >>

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    June 3, 2013

    Mohamed Omar Aden ID'd as NE Minneapolis shooting victim

    The Hennepin County Medical Examiner has identified Mohamed Omar Aden as the man who died of gunshot wounds outside a party in northeast Minneapolis this weekend. Around 4:30 a.m., police responded to a residence on the 2400 block of Washington Street NE and found Aden in a car outside the party. H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2013

    Baby left in car seat while mom showered is abducted in south Mpls [UPDATE]

    -- Carlos has been found and a suspect is in custody. Scroll to the bottom of this post for updates -- Details remain sketchy, but Minneapolis police are saying that an 8-month old boy named Carlos Orozco (pictured above) was abducted on the 2100 block of Portland Avenue earlier today.Police say the ... More >>

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    February 14, 2013

    Brawl at Mpls South High School reportedly involves hundreds, lands students in hospital [UPDATE]

    -- Updates at bottom of post, with newest updates further down  -- Today, a massive brawl at South High School in Minneapolis resulted in at least two students being transported to the hospital. SEE ALSO: Washburn High parent concerned black doll incident could lead to racial violence [INTERVIE ... More >>

  • News

    September 12, 2012

    Chris Kluwe sticks up for gay marriage

    Plus, high school mural and police brutality start a flurry of controversy

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    September 7, 2012

    MPD officer Blayne Lehner shown choking and pepper-spraying protesters in new footage [VIDEO]

    SEE ALSO:-- Chad Nelson, KSTP cameraman, filing criminal complaint [VIDEO]-- St. Paul police brutality: Officer Jesse Zilge maces, kicks, punches helpless suspect [VIDEO]A new video posted to YouTube by rubicondrawn shows Minneapolis police officer Blayne Lehner choking and pepper-spraying protestor ... More >>

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    June 29, 2012

    Police ask for help finding hit-and-run driver who broke Urban Bean barista's limbs [UPDATE]

    At 6 p.m. Wednesday, Matt Call was getting into his car when a black Jeep Grand Cherokee struck him and threw him 20 to 30 feet in the air. The car was traveling around 40 m.p.h., witnesses say, but didn't stick around to see the damage. Now police, armed with a photo of the SUV, are enlisting t ... More >>

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    March 28, 2012

    Nancy White charged with felony spitting

    ​Nancy White was not happy about being arrested. According to a criminal complaint, while locked in the back of a squad car headed for jail, she pounded on the plexi-glass partition shouting at the arresting officer that she was going to "kick his ass." When they arrived, she allegedly punched t ... More >>

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    March 21, 2012

    Champions Sports Bar haven for crack cocaine dealing, says Minneapolis police

    ​Minneapolis' Champions Sports Bar and Grill, located near Lake & Nicollet in the Lyndale neighborhood, has long been known as a drug den.Bar management promised to clean the place up in 2007, but their efforts apparently didn't stick. Monday afternoon, Minneapolis police announced they arrest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2012

    Steve Loeding, Minneapolis cop, under investigation after posting threatening Facebook status about "Somali hangout spot"

    ​Minneapolis cop Steve Loeding is under investigation after posting a threatening Facebook status about a "Somali hangout spot" flying an upside-down American flag. The MPD's policy and procedures manual bars employees from using social networking sites "to harass or attack others."Loeding, 40 and ... More >>

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    September 26, 2011

    Mack Stingley arrested for punching a police horse

    Mack Stingley punched the wrong horse.​Mack Stingley is officially out of the running for the cast of "The Horse Whisperer Part 2." But there might be a part left for Mack if they do a remake of "Blazing Saddles."In the early hours of this morning, Stingley was in a crowd of people that police wer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    Minneapolis cops shoot armed suspect

    Five officers chased the man down a side street, where he pulled a gun.​Minneapolis police shot and wounded a suspect just off Cedar Avenue last night. Five cops had just finished arresting another person in an unrelated case when they heard the sound of gunshots. Moments later, as they moved towa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    Parents forget toddler at Lake Nokomis

    The boy wandered around Lake Nokomis for about an hour last night.​Two parents are fortunate to have their toddler back today after leaving the two-year-old boy at Lake Nokomis for an hour last night. The parents called the Orono Police Department and reported the boy missing just before 7:30 p.m. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    Maurice and Terry Harrison's after-hours club had drugs, gambling, and strippers

    Hart Van DenburgIt didn't look like much, but this door led to one of the wildest after-hours joints in town.​The after-hours party at 3019 27th Ave. S. had all the ingredients for a party.There were loud music, a disco ball, plenty of booze, and a half-dozen different drugs. For protection, one p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    87 rounded up at illegal after-hours club [PHOTOS]

    MPD raided the basement of this deserted storefront in South Minneapolis.​Minneapolis police have cited 75 people and arrested a dozen in an early morning raid at an after hours club in south Minneapolis, including many people wanted on outstanding warrants for everything from narcotics to wea ... More >>

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    June 6, 2011

    Dean Schmitz stabbed to death outside Schooner Tavern

    ​The Hennepin County Medical Examiner has identified 47-year-old Dean Schmitz, of Richfield, as the man who was stabbed to death early Sunday morning near the Schooner Tavern in south Minneapolis. Minneapolis cops and paramedics found him alive at about 12:30 a.m. on the 2900 block of 27th Av ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2011

    Joel Rosenberg, gun rights advocate, has died

    Joel Rosenberg passed away yesterday.​Joel Rosenberg, the vocal gun rights advocate, has died. This morning, his wife Felicia Herman posted an announcement on his website "Free Joel Rosenberg," which he created to chronicle his public spat with Minneapolis Police Sgt. William Palmer. Under ... More >>

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    May 31, 2011

    Guled Hashi Mohamed dies after Memorial Day weekend shooting

    ​Guled Hashi Mohamed has been identified as the 26-year-old man who was shot late Sunday night near the corner of Groveland and Nicollet avenues, just south of downtown Minneapolis. Police say he died this morning at Hennepin County Medical Center. The shooting was one of five Sunday night ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    Joseph Frederick Tucker arrested, second suspect in Uptown muggings

    The long arm of the law taps two suspected muggers on the shoulder.​Minneapolis police say they're starting to round up the thugs thought to be responsible for a rash of muggings in Uptown over the past three weeks. Joseph Frederick Tucker was arrested by Minneapolis police yesterday, suspect ... More >>

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    May 19, 2011

    Michael Alex Dean Boyce arrested in brutal Uptown attack and robbery

    Flickr, Bert23.Uptown has seen a rash of muggings.​Alex Dean Boyce of Minneapolis has been arrested in connection with at least one of the violent muggings plaguing Uptown this spring. Minneapolis police say they took the 19-year-old man into custody yesterday at his home on the 3700 block of ... More >>

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    May 12, 2011

    Edward Curtis shoots would-be Uptown attackers

    hellebardiusTwo thugs picked the wrong target in Edward Curtiss.​The two thugs who tried mugging Edward Curtis in Uptown picked the wrong the target. The 61-year-old former Marine was armed. Curtiss had just parked his car on Pillsbury Avenue near 25th Street and was on foot when the two guys app ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    Violent Uptown muggings continue

    Flickr, Bert23.Ouch.​Uptown doesn't usually register as a particularly dangerous stretch of the Twin Cities, which makes this rash of violent muggings even stranger. Since Sunday, Minneapolis police have received three reports of a brutal robberies, all occurring within a few blocks of Lake S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    Tomika Swoope dies after Columbus Avenue shooting

    ​Tomika Swoope was walking back to her home on Columbus Avenue on Monday night from a nearby bus stop when the shots rang out. Swoope took a bullet to the head above her left eye, collapsed, and was rushed to Hennepin County Medical Center along with a cousin who was also wounded in the shooting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2011

    Stacey Champion tried to mail a poodle to Georgia in an airless box

    Samantha VelderPoodle tragedy narrowly averted.​Stacey Champion showed up at the post office on 12th Street North in downtown Minneapolis last Tuesday and tried to send a poodle to Georgia in a Priority Mail box with no air or food. Postal workers realized something was wrong when Champion paid ... More >>

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    January 22, 2011

    Minneapolis homicide is city's second in 2011 [UPDATE]

    ​ Minneapolis recorded its second homicide of the year last night, when police and medics found a man shot to death at about 10 p.m. in a car in an alley behind 3656 Clinton Avenue South. No one has been arrested in the shooting, but several people were detained near the scene, MPD spokesman ... More >>

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    January 21, 2011

    Did a homeless woman freeze to death in Minneapolis?

    Ryan McFarland, Flickr.Sources say the death was just a rumor.​Several news outlets reported this morning that a homeless woman had died from the cold on her way to a the Salvation Army Harbor Light shelter in Minneapolis. It was a believable story -- temperatures did plummet to 14 degrees b ... More >>

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    December 29, 2010

    Phillips tire-slashings ruin Christmas

    Photo: Alisha VargasTire slashers gift Phillips residents a weary little Christmas.​T'was the week before Christmas when a small group of Phillips residents noticed a disturbing pattern -- repeat tire-slashings, just in time for the holidays. "That's horrible," says Jean Flugge, who shelled ... More >>

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    December 8, 2010

    Joel Rosenberg arrested for bringing gun to police headquarters

    Joel Rosenberg goes directly to jail. . . a month later.​What happens when you bring a gun into a police station? You get arrested. A month later. At least that's what happened to Joel Rosenberg, Minneapolis's most rabid gun advocate, after he flaunted the piece strapped to his side in front ... More >>

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    December 7, 2010

    Joel Rosenberg pulls six guns and a knife out of his pants [VIDEO]

    Joel Rosenberg unloads.​Joel Rosenberg, our friendly neighborhood fantasy author and firearms instructor, is back with another video and packin' heat. This time, inspired by Minneapolis Sgt. William Palmer, he pulls six guns and a knife out of his jeans as Neil Young sings, "Down by the rive ... More >>

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    November 15, 2010

    Jason Yang jumps to death in Minneapolis after police foot chase [UPDATE]

    Police say Jason Yang climbed over a chain link fence and jumped to his death.​Minneapolis homicide and internal affairs units are investigating what may have prompted Jason Yang of West St. Paul to leap to his death after running from police outside the Epic nightclub early Saturday morning. ... More >>

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    November 15, 2010

    Here's what happens when you bring a gun to the police station [VIDEO]

    No guns allowed at police headquarters.​Joel Rosenberg tried to bring a gun into the Minneapolis Police headquarters and the cops wouldn't let him. Now Rosenberg is accusing the cop who took his gun of assault.

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    October 18, 2010

    Adam Lee Sterling arrested in latest Minneapolis homicide

    ​Minneapolis police have arrested Adam Lee Sterling on probable cause murder after finding the body of an unidentified man at about 2 a.m. Sunday in a home in the 3000 block of 18th Avenue South. The man was Sterling's roommate, according to MPD spokesman Sgt. William Palmer, and Sterling is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    U of M student beaten up for talking to women

    One of the victims was rushed to the hospital for treatment.​Two men paid a steep price for talking to the wrong women early this morning in Dinkytown. Around 4 a.m., two men -- at least one of them a University of Minnesota student -- struck up a conversation with some women near the corner ... More >>

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    October 6, 2010

    Joe Gustafson Jr. and his Beat Down Posse charged

    Joe Gustafson Jr. is up on felony charges.​Joe Gustafson Jr. and members of his Beat Down Posse have been arrested on felony warrants for viciously beating multiple victims, including one left in a pool of blood in a bathtub. The warrants for Gustafson, 35, and pals Robert Allen Engles, 33, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2010

    Timothy Wayne Wilson named as city's 35th homicide

    ​Timothy Wayne Wilson, who was shot and wounded on Friday, Sept. 25, is now the city's 35th homicide victim this year. He died at Hennepin County Medical Center Saturday morning.

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    August 4, 2010

    Minneapolis records 32nd homicide on National Night Out

    ​Stunningly poor timing: While neighborhoods blocked 1,100 streets all over Minneapolis yesterday for National Night Out, and neighbors shared a bite to eat and some conversation, a man was gunned down in North Minneapolis.

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    July 27, 2010

    Ryedelle Reginald Loving arrested in Gilbert Jordan's murder

    ​Ryedelle Reginald Loving, a 21-year-old from Northeast Minneapolis, has been booked into the Hennepin County jail on probable cause murder in the death of Gilbert Jordan, the city's 30th homicide victim of the year. Minneapolis police Sgt. William Palmer said Loving was arrested at about 4 a. ... More >>

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    July 12, 2010

    Two shot dead in separate Minneapolis homicides

    ​The Minneapolis homicide count climbed to 28, after two men were found shot dead in two separate incidents over the weekend. One of the crime scenes was the sidewalk outside Grumpy's Bar and Grill in the 2200 block of 4th Street Northeast, where police found a man dead on a the sidewalk just ... More >>

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    September 8, 2009

    BBQ gone bad: Labor Day revelers robbed and shot

    Labor Day weekend festivities went rapidly south when some thugs crashed a couple of parties, robbed the revelers, and shot one man in the abdomen over the weekend. Police are still looking for information about the incidents.

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    July 17, 2009

    Cyclist exposes himself at Lake Calhoun, says he was training for naked bike race

    When they asked the man what he was doing exposing himself as he rode around Lake Calhoun, he claimed he was training for a West Coast naked bike ride. Right.

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    March 24, 2009

    Minneapolis Police implement new program to combat domestic violence

    The joint effort between the MPD and city attorney's office is aimed at increasing the conviction rate of domestic abusers.

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    December 9, 2008

    Former KMOJ DJ dies after police taser

    A call to police about domestic assault in Minneapolis early this morning ... More >>

  • News

    August 6, 2008

    Republican boobs

    Local nudie bar is staying open late for the RNC

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    July 20, 2005
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    July 20, 2005

    The Hit Parade Revisited

    In an age of shrinking budgets, the city of Minneapolis is spending more money than ever to settle lawsuits against the MPD

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