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Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek

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Spike In Hep C Cases Blamed On Heroin Use, Dirty Needles

Medical officials fear the rise of heroin abuse in Minnesota is connected to an increase in hepatitis C. Some suspect dirty needles may be to blame.

03/04/2014

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2-27-14 PODCASTS: John Hines Fills In For Dave Lee On The Morning News With Dave Lee

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02/27/2014

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Authorities Launch Cell Phone Protection Campaign

Cell phone thefts are up in the Twin Cities, and across the country, according to authorities. To help combat the recent spike, AT&T and the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office joined forces to announce the “Protect My Cell Phone” public awareness campaign.

02/25/2014

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Hennepin County Has New $150K Tool For Watery Investigations

A new and expensive underwater tool for the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office was introduced on Thursday — it’s called a Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV). “It’s roughly the size of a remote control car,” Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek said. “It’s an expensive piece of equipment. It cost us around $150,000-plus.”

08/15/2013

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Henn. Co. Sheriff And Obama Discuss Guns, Mental Illness

Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek and several other law enforcement officials met Monday with President Barack Obama at the White House to discuss gun violence and mental illness.

01/28/2013

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Despite Low Temps, Cars Plunging Through Lake Minnetonka

Tabitha Markle — just 8 months old — died after her family’s car plunged into Lake Minnetonka on Friday. And since Friday, 15 other people have had to escape from six other sinking cars on Lake Minnetonka.

01/22/2013

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Reward Offered In Ft. Snelling Grave Desecration

The Hennepin County Sheriff is releasing more information and offering a reward of up to $10,000 to find the people responsible for desecrating a veteran’s grave site.

07/31/2012

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Don’t Flush Old Drugs; Collections Happen Across MN

If you have some old prescription pills in the medicine cabinet don’t throw them out because they could end up in the wrong hands if you aren’t careful.

04/27/2011