Hennepin County Board
A teenager will avoid decades in jail at the request of the man she beat up. The 18 year-old woman used a baton to beat former Hennepin County Board Chair Mark Andrew after an accomplice stole his cell phone from a Starbucks at Mall of America.
Last month, the I-35W bridge was bathed in royal blue to symbolize the fight against colon cancer. “It was unbelievable, absolutely stunning. I’ve never seen anything like it,” said Anne Carlson, the executive director of the Colon Cancer Coalition.
The Hennepin County Medical Center is growing to meet the demand for more outpatient care. The Hennepin County Board approved $10 million to buy property across for the emergency room.
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With just three months left before the election, the number of people vying for Mayor R.T. Rybak’s job is growing. Mark Andrew formally filed for office this morning. The Democrat is a life-long Minneapolis resident and owns two State Fair businesses. He also founded a company that helps make businesses environmentally sustainable. Andrew also served 16 years on the Hennepin County Board.
The Hennepin County Board has approved a $21.6-million contract for a new 911 emergency communications building.
The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners approved weapons screening at three suburban courts Tuesday.
The Hennepin County Board has approved new restrictions on protesters who have been occupying a downtown Minneapolis government plaza for more than a month.