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April 25, 2018 06:41 PM. The former Minneapolis police officer charged in the fatal shooting of Justine Damond last July plans to plead not guilty, using self-defense and reasonable force as a defense during trial, according to court documents. Mohamed Noor's intent to plead not guilty was included in a Rule 9 ...
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- The people on the front lines of the opioid epidemic see the crisis daily. It's become typical for a crew in Hennepin County to respond to an opioid-related overdose on every shift. In Minnesota, that's where the highest number of overdoses occur. [Native Advertisement]. ...

Hennepin County became the fourth county in the country today to join an international campaign that changes how public health officials respond to HIV prevention and care. The "U=U" campaign states that people who have HIV cannot sexually transmit the virus if they are being treated and the virus ... epidemic
Hennepin County violated state open records laws by failing to comply promptly with a request for information on the sheriff's use of biometric technology, the Minnesota Supreme Court has ruled in a case tracked by government watchdogs, law enforcement and the media. In August 2015, open ...
Mark Haase didn't set out to become an attorney. On Wednesday, though, he announced his bid for the DFL endorsement for Hennepin County attorney, the chief prosecutor in Minnesota's most populous county. In his mid-30s, Haase said, he was a college-level teacher when he read an article about ...
In her State of the County address Tuesday, Hennepin County Commissioner Jan Callison highlighted many successes and challenges in public safety, transportation and health services in 2017. Callison discussed the lack of affordable housing in the county and the impact it has on families.

Hennepin County is forging a new path to meeting its workforce needs while also assisting some of its most job-challenged residents. In 2013, Hennepin County launched "Career Pathways," applying the employment training initiative initially to its Human Services department. "The program was inspired ...
On April 1, the contract between the city and Hennepin County Sheriff will take effect, moving sheriff's department presence in the city from three hours per day to six. According to Lieutenant Chris Mathisen, this will allow time for more “proactive” policing in the area, something he said had been lacking for a ...
itemprop. He says Hennepin County has a Trump fan running the sheriff's department, but most people don't know it. ... He also wants to make things better for Hennepin County Jail staff by hiring more corrections officers, and not forcing cops to work overtime in jail when they'd rather be patrolling. He's pro ...
Hennepin County residents fighting their deportations are in line to get some financial help from the county. A divided County Board backed a $250,000 legal defense fund in December, making Hennepin County one of the first Midwestern jurisdictions among a growing roster of cities and counties that ...
Key agreements related to freight trains that will share part of the $1.9 billion Southwest light-rail corridor were approved by the Metropolitan Council and Hennepin County this week. The actions clear the way for the regional planning body to apply for a $929 million grant from the federal government to ...
"And yet, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman's decision to charge Officer Noor did not come as a surprise to us. Freeman made his intentions clear—both publicly and privately—long before the press conference detailing his decision and the completion of the BCA investigation. We believe Freeman ...
On Tuesday afternoon, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman held a press conference to discuss the charges against now-former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor. Noor was charged Tuesday with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter for fatally shooting Justine Damond last ...
Hennepin County has launched an unusually wide-ranging internal review into its handling of a case of extreme child maltreatment at a south Minneapolis home, where twin girls with developmental disabilities allegedly endured years of horrific abuse by their parents. The county hopes to determine why ...
Twenty-nine years sober, Campbell, a licensed drug and alcohol counselor, has been what his colleagues call the glue of the Hennepin County DWI Court since he began volunteering in 2008. His character has transcended the court and nurtured a network of former offenders who mentor new clients.
MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) - Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) is in the middle of a major makeover. While the hospital's name remains the same, the health system has been renamed Hennepin Healthcare. Saturday, the county-owned health organization opened the doors to the Hennepin Health ...
Hennepin County is launching a comprehensive review of how a case in Minneapolis that involved years of abuse of two developmentally-disabled twins was handled. The county has so far said little about the case, which Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman described as one of the most horrific of his ...

Hennepin County is reviewing how Minneapolis authorities handled the case of two developmentally disabled twins who were abused for years before one was able to escape and report what had happened. The now 21-year-old twins told investigators they were deprived of food, beaten and sexually ...
The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners recently approved an amendment to an agreement between the county and the Children's Law Center of Minnesota. On Feb. 22, the board voted to provide full legal representation to state wards, children whose parents' rights have been terminated due to ...
Hennepin County sheriff's deputies hope to use a recent arbitration ruling to change a restrictive tattoo policy that they claim turns away potential hires. Nearly three years ago, Sheriff Rich Stanek notified the union representing the office's 246 deputies that anybody with a tattoo would have to cover it up.
All 45 cities in Hennepin County are now covered by first responders who are trained and equipped with the drug that reverses the effects of opioid overdoses, Sheriff Rich Stanek said ... Of the 36 total law enforcement agencies in Hennepin County, roughly two dozen are currently equipped with naloxone.
Hennepin County is rolling out a first-of-its-kind strategy to find affordable housing for its most vulnerable populations, including youth leaving foster care and recovering addicts looking for stability. The County Board asked housing staff to identify groups whose search for a place to live is hampered by ...
There's only enough treated road salt left in Hennepin County for one more round of snow, according to county officials. However, those officials aren't worried. They did this on purpose. Advertisement. "We backed down to 80 percent of what we normally order," said Andy Kraemer, operations manager for ...
Rockford. On April 8 Hennepin County Sheriff's deputies responded to an address in the 6000 block of Raven Ridge Court for a medical. Deputy arrived and administered oxygen to an adult. Victim was transported to Methodist Hospital by Allina Ambulance due to body pain. No other action was taken.
Serving as Hennepin County attorney for more than a decade, Tom Johnson sat across tables from too many people who had horrible things happen to them. Amid the blur of faces and stories, one still sticks in his memory after nearly 30 years. The boy was one of a handful of teenagers who ...
A Plymouth woman has been charged with third-degree murder in the heroin death of another inmate while both were in the Hennepin County jail. Cortney Ann Metcalfe, 31, was charged in the fatal overdose of Kristina Duren, of St. Paul, who was found unresponsive in her bunk about 5:40 a.m. Jan. 21.
Hennepin County Medical Center has changed its name to Hennepin Healthcare, a rebranding the organization said will better promote its widening array of services. The Minneapolis-based, county-owned health system is best know for its downtown medical center, but it also runs a network of clinics, ...
MEDINA, MN – Flip through the photos of one of the most admired country estates ever to be offered in the Twin Cities. Enjoy approximately 40 acres of total privacy located along Medina's "Gold Coast." The brick architectural masterpiece features five en-suite bedrooms and an additional one-bedroom ...
The county is considering provisions that would update multifamily recycling requirements and incorporate state recycling requirements for businesses. It's also considering provisions that would require cities to offer curbside organics recycling by 2022 and require businesses that generate large quantities ...
Crime statistics show that violent crime increased two percent in Hennepin County during 2017 as compared to 2016. ... 2018 is to reduce violent crime in Hennepin County utilizing local and federal partnerships, and enforcement and investigation initiatives including our violent offender task force, warrants ...
Violent crime in Hennepin County went up by 2 percent in 2017 compared to the previous year, according to statistics provided by the Hennepin County ... not so good news is that we have seen a slight up-tick in violent crime during 2016 and 2017,” Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek said in statement.
Auto-renewal system begins in Hennepin County libraries ... The Hennepin County Library in Eden Prairie has been housed in its present location at 565 Prairie Center Drive since 2004. Photo by Patty ... MINNEAPOLIS — The Hennepin County Library System began a new system of auto-renewals on Jan.
(KMSP) - The murder rate in Hennepin County went up by nearly a quarter over the past year, according to new numbers from the sheriff's department released Thursday, while overall violent crime ticked up by a more meager two percent. Law enforcement advocates are quick to point out that violent crime ...
Hennepin County should equip all law enforcement officers with naloxone, hire a response czar and provide more options for users to get clean as part of a strategy unveiled Thursday to combat the deadly opioid epidemic. County commissioners were presented with a comprehensive response to a crisis ...
LaDonna Redmond, a Twin Cities food justice advocate, is vying to be the first person of color to serve on Hennepin County's commission. According to the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder, Redmond, running for District Three, wants to empower historically disenfranchised people. “The County is really an ...
LaDonna Redmond's campaign is no run-of-the-mill candidacy for District 3 Hennepin County Commissioner. As Dick Gregory once said, “We need to have statements in the political arena instead of politicians.” The gender doesn't match in this case, but the assertion certainly fits. Instead of being plugged ...
In Hennepin County, there are 80 such sites. Last year's hurricanes offered a glimpse of the danger of the release of potentially cancer-causing chemicals, especially in Houston, Texas, home to a concentration of chemical and plastics plants, oil and gas refineries, and EPA Superfund sites. More than 100 ...
A 40-year-old inmate in the Hennepin County jail died from an apparent overdose soon after a fellow prisoner allegedly slipped her an illicit drug, according to court records. Kristina A. Duren, of St. Paul, died Jan. 21 at Hennepin County Medical Center soon after emergency medical responders moved her ...
Sandra Hart has endured many heartaches in her 62 years, but nothing quite as shocking as the notice she received from Hennepin County's housing court last year. She was informed she had repeatedly violated the state's public nuisance law because of alleged drug and prostitution activity at 6131 ...
What is being described as a 30 car pile up happened Saturday around 1:15 p.m. on I-94 in Hennepin County. Our crew heading to the big game just barely escaped from this accident, they say cars were crashing left and right on the interstate in these snowy and windy conditions. You can see from the ...
Preliminary statistics show that during 2017, Hennepin County experienced 162 opioid-related deaths, a number that is likely to increase as final numbers come in. This marks a new record high for the county, surpassing last year's 153 opioid-related deaths, and resulting in a more than 47 percent increase ...
A prostitution sting operation has netted at least two dozen people in Hennepin County. Law enforcement officials say the multi-jurisdictional task force was formed to crack down on Super Bowl sex trafficking. So far, there's no indication of a major uptick in trafficking tied to the big game. Only one man ...
Last year, Stanek and the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office launched a drug abuse prevention campaign called #NOverdose. As part of the campaign, the Sheriff's Office has partnered with school-parent organizations, law enforcement agencies, elected officials, businesses, and health and community ...
Hennepin County Public Works says it uses 80 percent less salt on the roads now that it did in the 1980s. County officials say new technology like monitors that show drivers how much salt they are using, pre-treating roads before snowstorms and using more brine, a combination of salt and water, has ...
Metro First Call in Savage will share part of its 10,000-square-foot facility with the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's office, which sits in the shadow of U.S. Bank Stadium. Metro First Call is a business that serves funeral homes, rather than serving the general public directly. Its services include body ...
A record number of people died from opioid-related overdoses last year in Hennepin County, and authorities suspect the 2017 tally will only grow once final counts are made. Preliminary statistics show that opioids contributed to 162 deaths in the state's most populous county, the Sheriff's Office said.
Hennepin County is planning to alter or close several of its service centers during the days leading up the Super Bowl and encourage clients to use non-downtown facilities instead. “It's kind of common sense,” said Hennepin County spokeswoman Carolyn Marinan. “We're continuing to serve residents but ...
Hennepin County commissioners hearing details Thursday of the gala that will surround the Super Bowl also found themselves tackling a potential hazard — people having too much fun. A Super Bowl subcommittee with hospital representation on it asked the County Board for additional funding to cover ...
Recent news reports about the cost of a Hennepin County commissioner's office remodeling likely left many average consumers thinking, “I could have furnished an office for a lot less than that.” Count this Editorial Board among them. In the year since Debbie Goettel joined the County Board, she spent ...
In the year since Hennepin County Commissioner Debbie Goettel joined the County Board, she has spent $55,000 in public funds to furnish and redecorate her downtown Minneapolis office. Goettel and other county officials justified the hefty expense, saying she moved into an office with no furniture and ...


 

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