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Extra Water Patrols Out On Lake Minnetonka For 4th Of July Weekend

The Fourth of July is the busiest day out on metro area lakes. And it makes for a hectic weekend for water patrols. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office have extra patrols out on Lake Minnetonka this weekend.

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FBI On High Alert For Fourth Of July Terrorist Attack

The FBI and Department of Homeland Security are asking Americans to remain vigilant to the threat of a terror attack over the Fourth of July weekend.

06/30/2015

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Sheriff: Man Injured In Police Shooting In Eden Prairie

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s office says a motorcyclist who fled Eden Prairie police was injured when an officer’s weapon discharged Saturday morning. Police were in a brief pursuit with a man at about 3 a.m., which ended at Eden Prairie Road and North Lund Road.

06/20/2015

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Hennepin Co. Begins Warrant Sweep Against Domestic Violence

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office began a warrant sweep Wednesday focused on domestic violence. Among the individuals with active warrants, officials are seeing two offenders who are high on the county’s list to find. Manuel Mateo Lopez and Theodore John Stonich II were added to the Hennepin County’s Most Wanted List.

06/17/2015

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Wayzata Woman Spots Man With Ax In Her Yard, Police Chase And Crash Follow

A police pursuit ended in a crash which closed a stretch of road in Wayzata Thursday morning. The chase ended at Gleason Lake Road just north of Highway 12 with one officer suffering minor injuries. But how the chase began is a scary story in itself.

06/11/2015

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Woman Rescued From Lake Harriet After 7 Minutes Underwater

A 20-year-old woman was rescued from the waters of Minneapolis’ Lake Harriet Wednesday afternoon. Police say the emergency happened just before 5 p.m. at the lake’s North Beach. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office says the 20-year-old woman and a 17-year-old girl were swimming about 50 feet from shore near a swimming raft when both went underwater.

06/10/2015

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Fugitive Wanted For Sex Crimes Arrested In Colorado

A Minnesota fugitive, wanted on a warrant for sexual contact with children under the age of 13, was captured in Pueblo County, Colorado, after a Hennepin County resident tipped off police.

06/01/2015

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Minneapolis Police Declare Downtown ‘Safe’

The message from police in Minneapolis is clear — downtown is safe. Officers from Minneapolis joined forces Wednesday with the Hennepin County Sheriff’s office and Metro Transit police to continue their “SafeZone” collaboration.

05/27/2015

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Man Who Had Rooftop Standoff With Police Faces Several Charges

An Anoka man who climbed atop a north Minneapolis home after fleeing law enforcement was charged Friday with multiple crimes. The Hennepin County Attorney’s office says Richard Dean Podvin, 37, is charged with two counts of fifth-degree drug possession, one count of first-degree burglary, one count of a prohibited person in possession of a gun and one count of fleeing police in a motor vehicle.

05/22/2015

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Minneapolis Police Resolve Standoff With Man On Roof

Minneapolis police faced down a man on the roof of a North Minneapolis house on Wednesday.

05/20/2015

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Airport Clears Police In Shooting Of Man Who Drove At Them

A Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport official says three officers have been cleared in the shooting of a man accused of trying to run them down with a car last month. Airport spokesman Patrick Hogan says an internal review and another investigation by the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office found the officers’ actions were justified.

05/12/2015

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Suspect Shot By Police At Airport Out Of The Hospital

A suspect shot by police at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is in custody on possible charges of aggravated assault following his release from the hospital.

04/27/2015

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State Patrol: Man Seriously Hurt In Maple Grove Rollover Crash

A Twin Cities man was seriously injured in a rollover crash in Maple Grove Sunday afternoon, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Authorities responded at about 4:15 p.m. Sunday to the area of eastbound Interstate 694 on the ramp to southbound Highway 169 on a report of a rollover crash.

04/26/2015

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Questions Arise Over Funds Donated To Barway’s Funeral Fund

Barway Collins’ family pastor says he wants to set the record straight about the community fundraising efforts to give the boy a proper burial. The 10-year-old’s body was found just over one week ago in North Mississippi Regional Park.

04/21/2015

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Woman Shot By Robbinsdale Officer Charged With Assault

The 18-year-old woman who was shot by a Robbinsdale Police officer on Thursday has been charged with one felony count of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon. Police were called to an apartment building on the 3700 block of Hubbard Avenue North at about 5:40 p.m. on a call about an unwanted person.

04/17/2015

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Sheriff: Woman With Knife Shot By Robbinsdale Officer

A woman is hospitalized after being shot Thursday evening by a Robbinsdale police officer. Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek says police were called to an apartment building on the 3700 block of Hubbard Avenue North at about 5:40 p.m. on a call about an unwanted person.

04/16/2015

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Memorial Held For Drowned ‘U’ Student

They came from her hometown, her school and her college to say goodbye to Jennifer Houle. Several hundred gathered at Northrup Auditorium for Sunday’s memorial service.

04/13/2015

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Sources: Body Found In Mississippi River Believed To Be Barway Collins

Sources tell WCCO that a body recovered from the Mississippi River Saturday afternoon is believed to be that of missing 10-year-old boy Barway Collins. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s office has been at the scene near 53rd Street North and Lyndale Avenue North at North Mississippi Regional Park

04/11/2015

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Ice-Out Declared On Lake Minnetonka

Officials with the Freshwater Society announced Sunday that Lake Minnetonka, the metro area’s largest lake, is ice free.

04/05/2015

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Body Recovered From Mississippi River ID’d As Missing U Of M Student

Officials said the body of a young woman was recovered from the Mississippi River Wednesday evening. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s office said the body was found by the county’s water patrol near the 10th Avenue Bridge at about 7 p.m.

04/02/2015

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Sheriff: Body Of Young Woman Recovered From Miss. River In Mpls.

The body of a young woman was recovered from the Mississippi River Wednesday night in Minneapolis. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s office says the body was found by the county’s water patrol near the 10th Avenue Bridge at about 7 p.m.

04/01/2015

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Brookly Park Hosts Forum To Increase Communication Between Police, Residents

After several recent high-profile shootings of unarmed men by police across the country, many cities are re-evaluating how they interact with the communities they serve.

03/15/2015

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Hennepin County Sheriff: Stay Off Thin Ice

With temperatures much warmer than normal this week it may seem like common sense, but the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is urging people around the Twin Cities to stay off thin ice.

03/12/2015

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Driving On Lakes Perilous As Ice Thins

Our unseasonable March warmth is a cause for many Minnesotans to revel, but a serious cause for concern for the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office when it comes to ice safety.

03/11/2015

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Hennepin Co. Officials Warn Of Thin Ice, Despite Snow

Despite a fresh coating of snow Tuesday, the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office says much of the ice in the area is thin. Officials are urging people to use caution on all bodies of water throughout the county.

03/03/2015

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