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MPD Chief Opens Probe Into Alleged Cop Violence Against Boy, 10

Minneapolis Chief of Police Janee Harteau said she launched an investigation after allegations that police went too far, even potentially harming a young boy, while monitoring a rally outside city hall Wednesday evening.

05/14/2015

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1 Year Later, Have Minneapolis 911 Call Times Improved?

One year ago, a WCCO investigation found some Minneapolis residents waiting more than three minutes for their 911 calls to be answered. Dispatchers exposed what they called dangerous staffing levels leading to those long wait times.

03/12/2015

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Minneapolis Plugged In To ‘TechHire’ Program

President Barack Obama announced Monday that Minneapolis is among the first of 20 regions about to get a major infusion of money and training for tech jobs.

03/09/2015

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5 Minnesota Mayors Urge SCOTUS To Support Marriage Equality

Five Minnesota mayors signed an amici curiae brief in support of marriage equality, which is being submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court as it prepares to hear arguments once again on whether to legalize same-sex marriage.

03/06/2015

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Minneapolis Police Officer Shot, Suspect In Custody

A Minneapolis Police officer is in stable condition after he was shot early Saturday morning. Police says the shooting happened just before 5 a.m. after two officers had finished clearing the scene of a burglary call on the 1100 block of 24th Avenue North.

02/21/2015

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Riders Push For Safer Bikeways In Minneapolis

A group of bicyclists in Minneapolis asked the city council Tuesday to make some changes to better separate bikes and cars. The council will vote on Mayor Betsy Hodges’ budget proposal Dec. 10, which asks for $750,000 to build protected bike lanes across the city.

12/02/2014

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What Does Obama’s Immigration Plan Mean For Minnesota?

The president outlined his plan for immigration reform Thursday night, but what does that mean for immigrants here in Minnesota?

11/21/2014

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Mayor Responds To Criticism Over Photo

The mayor of Minneapolis is making her first public comments about a photo that a police union leader says shows her flashing a gang sign.

11/14/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: 11-7-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

Listen to Mayor Betsy Hodges and other highlights from Friday with Dave Lee….click the link above

11/07/2014

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Hodges Wants To Hire More 911 Operators In Mpls.

The mayor of Minneapolis hopes hiring four additional 911 operators will mean more consistent response times. Mayor Betsy Hodges says 911 calls are answered, on average, within 6 or 7 seconds.

08/14/2014

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Hodges’ 2015 Budget Includes A Tax Increase, Money For Affordable Housing

Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges unveiled Thursday her 2015 budget proposal for the city. She said her first budget focuses on equity, growth and running the city well. It also includes a property tax increase and a $3.5 million proposal to fund the Nicollet Mall redesign.

08/14/2014

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Mpls. Police Chief, Mayor Looking For Outside Leader For Flowers Investigation

Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau and Mayor Betsy Hodges said Tuesday that they are looking for a leader outside of law enforcement to investigate the arrest of community activist Al Flowers, who says he was beaten over the weekend by city police.

07/29/2014

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Cops Seek Help Identifying Persons Of Interest In Triple Shooting

Minneapolis police are asking for help in identifying two men they’d like to talk to in connection to Wednesday’s triple shooting that left three women seriously injured.

07/10/2014

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Volunteers Plant Seeds In Violence-Stricken N. Mpls.

Minneapolis Police working on the city’s north side have their hands full again this week. Three women were shot early Wednesday morning outside of a home on Fremont Avenue North. The women were all seriously hurt. Officers say they think the shooter knew the victims. Mayor Betsey Hodges addressed the latest violence Wednesday.

07/09/2014

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Mpls. Considers Allowing ‘Granny Flats’ In Residential Areas

The Minneapolis City Council discussed the possibility of allowing Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) in residential areas on Friday. ADUs, sometimes referred to as “granny flats” or “mother-in-law apartments,” are smaller dwellings that are connected to existing home or situated on the same grounds.

06/13/2014

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Marathon Runner Hopes To Inspire Somali Women

This Sunday, thousands will take part in the Minneapolis Marathon in both the full and half versions. One participant, Fadumo Mohamed, will be running to inspire others and change the perception of the typical runner.

05/30/2014

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Day Declared For Mpls. Civil Rights Legend Dr. Josie Johnson

Students in Minneapolis celebrated the legacy of one of our community’s Civil Rights leaders. Mayor Betsy Hodges was at Emerson Spanish Immersion Learning Center to declare Friday “Dr. Josie R. Johnson Day.”

05/23/2014

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Reality Check: The Cost Of The Mpls. Super Bowl

Minnesota’s 2018 Super Bowl bid committee promised more than a great party. The state pledged to pick up a super tab, too. We may never know all of the details about Minnesota’s Super Bowl bid. Under state law, it’s private.

05/23/2014

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Changes Come To Mpls. 911 Following Investigation

Minneapolis 911 employees say changes have been made after a WCCO Investigation showed emergency calls were taking minutes to answer.

05/22/2014

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Mpls. Police Reveal Preparation For ‘Dinkytown Disturbance’

Minneapolis Police allowed WCCO to see firsthand how officers trained for handling last month’s “Dinkytown Disturbance.” Police say they were far more prepared for last month’s event than they were during the riot in 2003. Each of these police situations occurred after the Gopher men’s hockey team appeared in national championship games.

05/21/2014

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What’s Next For Minneapolis After Landing Super Bowl LII?

Get used to seeing the letters “L-I-I” around the Twin Cities. The biggest game in professional sports, the Super Bowl, is coming to Minnesota in 2018.

Minnesota’s bid committee erupted in cheers Tuesday when NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made the announcement at the annual NFL owners meeting.

05/21/2014

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‘It’s Getting Too Dangerous’: Longtime 911 Dispatchers Call For Change

When WCCO-TV first exposed 911 calls going unanswered in Minneapolis, the city told us there wasn’t a problem. Leaders pointed to an average answer time of around 8 seconds, as proof the system is working. But when we obtained call records after weeks of asking, we found certain times of day had much longer waits.

04/29/2014

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Project Hopes To Create More Young Swimmers In Mpls.

It’s a skill that can mean the difference between life and death. That’s why Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges and city leaders are pushing for a new project – Minneapolis Swims – to help children learn to swim.

04/25/2014

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Mpls. Mayor To Officiate Wedding For 2 S.D. Women

A lesbian couple plans to exchange vows Saturday in Minnesota, then be the first South Dakota residents to legally challenge the state’s ban on same-sex marriage and its refusal to recognize such nuptials. Nancy Robrahn, 68, and Jennie Rosenkranz, 72, of Rapid City, have been together 27 years. Minneapolis lawyer Joshua Newville said Friday he took the case after the couple was unable to find an attorney in South Dakota.

04/25/2014

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Summit Addresses Violence, Crime In North Mpls.

North Minneapolis makes up 20 percent of the city, but 50 percent of the city’s murders have taken place there in the past 14 years. Community, philanthropic and religious leaders joined police and U.S. and county attorneys to have a candid and intimate discussion on Friday.

04/18/2014

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