Hennepin County Government Center

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Mpls. Hosts 30th Annual Homeless Memorial March

A record number of people experiencing homelessness passed away this year in Minnesota. On Thursday night, Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges was among those remembering them.

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Police: Man Who Fled Hennepin County Courtroom Is In Custody

An escaped inmate is back in the Hennepin County Jail Friday. On Thursday, Michael Henderson ran from the court room as a jury handed down a guilty verdict for attempted murder following a robbery at a Sam’s Club in Bloomington earlier this year. He was on the run for 16 hours after escaping the Hennepin County Government Center in downtown Minneapolis.

09/19/2014

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Authorities Seeking Inmate Who Escaped Custody

There is a $5,000 reward for information about an inmate who escaped right as a jury found him guilty of attempted second degree murder Thursday. Police said Michael Henderson fought with deputies in the Hennepin County courtroom, then bolted out the door. A jury had just convicted Henderson of attempted second degree murder for an armed robbery back in March.

09/18/2014

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Protesters Rally In Mpls. Against US Involvement In Syria

President Obama has decided to take military action in Syria, a move that’s being protested across the country and here in the Twin Cities. A group outside the government center chanted, “What do we want? Peace. When do we want it? Now.”

08/31/2013

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Famous Chairs On Display At Henn. Co. Center

Some chairs used by famous Minnesotans are on display at the Hennepin County Government Center in downtown Minneapolis. Included is a chair used by singer Bob Dylan at the Ten O’clock Scholar Coffee House in February 1960.

06/25/2013

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Friends, Family March For Justice For Terrance Franklin

Friends and family of a man shot and killed by police marched through downtown Minneapolis Friday evening calling for justice.

05/31/2013

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Hennepin County Holds Free Valentine Weddings

Love is in the air at the Hennepin County Government Center — where judges are marrying 17 couples for free on this Valentine’s Day.

02/14/2013

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Henn. Co. Sheriff’s Deputy Honored 78 Years After Death

Nearly 78 years after being killed on duty, Special Deputy C. Arthur Lyman will receive national attention for making the ultimate sacrifice.

05/11/2012

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2 Arrested After Occupy MN Protesters Set Up Tents

Police moved in Thursday morning to break up the latest protest by Occupy Minnesota, which eventually led to two people being arrested.

12/01/2011

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Occupy Protesters Defy Order, Set Up Tents In Mpls.

Anti-Wall Street protesters in Minneapolis are defying a judge’s order and pitching tents on the plaza outside the Hennepin County Government Center.

11/30/2011

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OccupyMN Protesters Say They Will Defy Judge’s Ruling

Occupy Minnesota protesters are planning a new protest next week in defiance of a judge’s ruling.

11/25/2011

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No Crackdown For Now On Minneapolis Occupy Protest

Minneapolis area authorities who declined to remove anti-Wall Street protesters from a government plaza when a ban on sleeping there overnight went into effect declined to say Tuesday when or if they will begin enforcing the new law.

11/15/2011

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ACLU-MN Asks Hennepin Co. To Rescind Occupy Rules

The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota is asking Hennepin County to rescind new restrictions on OccupyMN protesters.

11/03/2011

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Occupiers: We Plan To Stay As Long As It Takes

Weeks after protests started on Wall Street, the movement to take a stand against corporate greed has now moved into Minnesota.

10/07/2011

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Wall Street Protesters Converge In Minneapolis

A festive mood prevailed as hundreds of protesters gathered at the Hennepin County Government Center plaza on a warm fall Friday in solidarity with the nationwide demonstrations against Wall Street.

10/07/2011

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