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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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Gun Used To Shoot New Hope Officers Was Once In Police Custody

WCCO investigates how a gun once in police custody was used to hurt two officers. The shooting happened last month at New Hope City Hall, and the man responsible wasn’t even allowed to own guns.

02/24/2015

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Henn. Co. Sheriff: Heroin Deaths Decrease, But Potency Is High

Heroin deaths in Hennepin County declined slightly in 2014, but the drug is getting cheaper in the Twin Cities — and has one of the highest purity levels in the country. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s office says there were 50 heroin deaths last year, compared to 56 in 2013 – the deadliest year for the drug on record. There were eight total in 2010.

02/13/2015

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Sheriff: 2 Vehicles Break Through Ice On Lake Minnetonka

Two different vehicles broke through the ice on Lake Minnetonka Wednesday night. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s office says the first vehicle — an SUV with two teenage boys from Edina inside — went through thin ice near the Gray’s Bay channel in Wayzata Bay at about 5:40 p.m.

02/04/2015

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Sheriff: Crash Involving Squad In Minneapolis, No injuries

Authorities said there were no injuries after an accident involving a Hennepin County Sheriff’s squad car Sunday afternoon in downtown Minneapolis. The crash happened just after 12 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of 8th Street and 4th Avenue.

02/01/2015

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Hennepin Co. Warrant Sweep Underway; Fugitives Urged To Surrender

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office began a warrant sweep Thursday, and it’s urging those with active warrants to surrender themselves.

01/29/2015

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Mpls. Parks And Rec Close Outdoor Skating Rinks Due To Warm Weather

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is warning everyone to be cautious if they plan to go out on the ice. Thanks to our warmer weather, ice on a number of lakes has thinned considerably.

01/27/2015

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Med. Examiner: St. Paul Man Died From Fall Due To Taser

A St. Paul man died Sunday after sustaining a head injury in Brooklyn Center, according to the Hennepin County Sheriff’s office. Sinthanouxay Khottavongsa, 57, sustained the injury on the night of Jan. 16 near a Pizza Hut in Brooklyn Center.

01/23/2015

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Man Killed In Bloomington Officer-Involved Incident ID’d

Authorities have identified a man killed late Thursday night in an officer-involved incident in Bloomington. Bloomington police were called to the 9900 block of Briar Road just after 11 p.m. on a report of a suicidal person.

01/18/2015

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1 Dead After Police-Involved Incident In Bloomington

One person is dead after an officer-involved incident occurred in Bloomington overnight. According to the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, Bloomington police received a call around 11:13 p.m. Thursday of a report of a suicidal person on the 9900 block of Briar Road.

01/16/2015

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Mpls. Man Sends Hand Written Thank You To Hennepin Co. Sheriff

Mail carriers are busy this time of year delivering holiday cards across Minnesota. Recently, one greeting caught the eye of a leader in law enforcement. Hennpein County Sheriff Rich Stanek shares how two-page long hand written letter touched a department after a deputy made a decision months ago to pull over.

12/19/2014

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Officers Named Who Shot At Suspect In Shoreview

Officials have released the names of the two police officers who shot at a suspect after a deadly shooting and high speed chase in the Twin Cities on Wednesday.

12/19/2014

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Suspect Shot By Police Was H.S. Student In Washington State

Authorities say that the suspect who police believe is behind a deadly shooting and high speed chase in the Twin Cities on Wednesday was a high school student in Washington state.

12/18/2014

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Henn. Co. Sheriff: Beware Of Phone Scammers

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is warning citizens about phone scams. Residents have reported being called by people who claim arrest warrants are out for them due to unpaid court fees, fines or missed jury duty. The sheriff’s office says the calls have led to unauthorized credit card use, identity theft and other forms of fraud.

12/13/2014

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Man Injured In Officer-Involved Shooting In Medina

One man was shot and a police officer was injured at a Medina Motel Thursday afternoon. According to the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, the incident happened at about 12:30 p.m. at the Ling-Inn Motel on the 2300 block of Highway 55. Medina Police received a call about a suicidal man at the motel. When they arrived, they encountered a man who had a knife.

12/04/2014

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Minn. Law Enforcement Prep For Possible Ebola Cases

Minnesota’s law enforcement community is making changes to protect from the potential for Ebola. All Minneapolis police squad cars, bikes and Segway’s have a new tool in the fight against an invisible threat to public health.

10/16/2014

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Body Of Missing Kayaker Positively Identified

The Hennepin County medical examiner’s officer has identified a body pulled from a Plymouth lake as that of a missing kayaker. The medical examiner says 31-year-old Paul Myklebust of St. Louis Park apparently drowned. His death was ruled accidental.

10/14/2014

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Body Of Missing Man Found In Medicine Lake

The search for a man who fell out of a kayak over the weekend on Medicine Lake has ended. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday afternoon that deputies found the body of 31-year-old Paul Myklebust, of St. Louis Park, using sonar equipment.

10/13/2014

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