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Community Demands Action, Harteau Apologies Over Race-Related Issues

Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau met with a Citizen’s Advisory Council this afternoon to talk about the recent race-related problems involving a handful of officers. Off-duty officers allegedly used racial slurs during recent bar fights in both Green Bay and Apple Valley.

08/07/2013

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City Leaders, Activists Look To Chief’s Action On MPD Misconduct

On Saturday, the Minneapolis Police Officers Federation issued a statement about two cases involving off-duty officers accused of racial bias. The Federation says it concurs with Chief Janee Harteau’s statement that “racism and discrimination of any kind will not be tolerated within the MPD.” They said they want exactly what Chief Harteau wants: the community’s trust that officers will impartially and objectively protect the public. The union wants a seat at the table when the powers that be meet to discuss how to deal with these accusations of misconduct.

08/04/2013

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More Mpls. Cops Accused Of Using Racial Slurs

One week after two Minneapolis Police officers were suspended after being accused of using racial slurs in Green Bay, three other officers are accused of using racial slurs in another bar fight. The latest instance occurred last November in Apple Valley. Police paperwork shows there are again accusations of racial slurs, but the officers involved deny using such language. The Apple Valley incident unfolded at Bogart’s Place, when group of white men walked out of the bar, three of which are said to be off-duty officers: Andrew Allen, Christopher Bennett and William Woodis.

08/02/2013

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Minn. Zoo Introduces 2 Asian Wild Horse Foals

Two Asian wild horse foals – a male and female – will make their public debut at the Minnesota Zoo Thursday.

07/31/2013

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Prep Blog: South Suburban Conference Football Preview

School is out until the fall and we’re in the heart of the summer, but prep football season isn’t far from getting underway. Programs across the state will be starting their fall camps in less than a month, and games will get started in about six or seven weeks.

07/09/2013

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Charges: Woman Had .36 BAC In Apple Valley Fatal Crash

A 44-year-old Lakeville woman is accused of driving drunk in an Apple Valley crash last Thursday that left a motorcyclist dead, according to charges filed Monday in Dakota County Court.

07/01/2013

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Man Charged After Man Killed By Fatal Punch

A 21-year-old man has been charged with first-degree manslaughter in the death of a 53-year-old Apple Valley man, according to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.

06/27/2013

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Apple Valley Officer Hurt In 3-Vehicle Crash

Authorities say that an Apple Valley Police officer was involved in a three-car collision that resulted in injuries. According to the city, the crash happened just after noon at 140th Street and Galaxie Avenue.

06/26/2013

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2 Bongo Calves Born At Minnesota Zoo

The Minnesota Zoo’s collection of forest antelopes just got a little bigger. The zoo announced Tuesday that a male bongo antelope was born June 6 and a female arrived 10 days later.

06/25/2013

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Man Charged In Apple Valley Man’s Punching Death

A 21-year-old Minneapolis man has been charged with the death of a 53-year-old Apple Valley man he allegedly felled with one punch. Charges were filed in Hennepin County against Tristan Keys in the April 29 incident.

06/21/2013

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Pahl’s Market In Apple Valley To Display Tractors For Father’s Day

If you’re still looking for something fun to do with dad this father’s day, we have a suggestion. That involves something a little different. Many dads out there like to go to brunch, hit the links for a game of golf or maybe go fishing. Pahl’s Market in Apple Valley invites you to check out their tractors.

06/13/2013

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At Minn. Zoo, Some Upgrades Will Wait

The new Hawaiian monk seals at the Minnesota Zoo will have to wait. Officials at the zoo in Apple Valley wanted to renovate a million-gallon tank in Discovery Bay to house the seals. The zoo needs another $1 million to finish that work before the seals can move in.

06/03/2013

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Woman Accused Of Swindling $350,000 From Car Wash

A woman who kept the books at an Apple Valley car wash is accused of swindling $350,000. Forty-six-year-old Connie Rogers is charged in Dakota County with nine counts of felony theft by swindle.

06/03/2013

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Charges: Apple Valley Car Wash Employee Swindled Nearly $350K

A 46-year-old Apple Valley woman allegedly stole nearly $350,000 from the car wash where she worked at between 2008 and 2012. Connie Marie Rogers has been charged with nine counts of felony theft by swindle, and one count of gross misdemeanor theft by swindle, in connection with the loss of hundreds of thousands of dollars from Paradise Car Wash.

05/31/2013

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Growth Of Suburban MN Poverty Among Highest In Nation

Twin Cities suburbs feature plenty of spacious homes and luxury cars, but they’re also seeing a big increase in poverty. In fact, a new study says the growth in the poverty rate for the Twin Cities suburbs is among the highest in the nation.

05/20/2013

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