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New Emergency Communications Facility Opens In Hennepin Co.

While we all hope we never have to call 911 to get help for something, if you do there is now a brand new facility in Plymouth that should make the process much easier and faster. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is getting some big improvements on Friday with the opening of its new Emergency Communications Center.

10/03/2014

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Despite Recent Lockdowns, HCMC Says It’s Got Security Under Control

Four security lockdowns in six months: Hennepin County Medical Center is seeing violence in the community come to its front door. The latest lockdown happened Sunday night.

09/22/2014

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Good Question: What Does It Take To Get Reward Money?

As the search for Lyle “Ty” Hoffman continues, the reward money for his capture grows. Whoever helps authorities track down a man who has eluded police for nearly a month will earn $25,000.

09/04/2014

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Brooklyn Center Home Destroyed By Fire

A fast moving fire destroyed a Brooklyn Center home Saturday morning. Firefighters were called just before 10 a.m. to a house on 3800 block of 56th Avenue. Crews had to stay for several hours to put out all the hot spots

08/09/2014

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Crews Recover Teen’s Body From Lake Nokomis

A 15-year-old boy died after going for a swim with friends in Lake Nokomis in Minneapolis Wednesday morning. The Hennepin County Water Patrol began searching just after 10 a.m. after a swimmer was reported missing on the east side of the lake.

08/06/2014

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‘High Water Declaration’ Ends On Lake Minnetonka

It’s very likely that Lake Minnetonka will have a few more boats out on the water before Labor Day as we head into the home stretch of summer. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office said Monday that the “High Water Declaration” has ended on one of the most popular lakes in the Twin Cities.

08/04/2014

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Officials: Body Recovered From Mississippi River

A body was recovered from the Mississippi River near Brooklyn Park, Minn. Saturday evening, according to the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office received a call about a body in the river shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday.

07/19/2014

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First Responders To Begin Using Overdose Reversal Drug

Next month, all first responders will have a new tool in the fight against heroin. Law enforcement and firefighters will now be able to treat heroin overdoses with a drug called Narcan.

07/18/2014

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Man Allegedly Leads Police On High-Speed Boat Chase On Lake Minnetonka

Boaters captured a high speed chase on Lake Minnetonka over the Fourth of July. Authorities were called to the lake on a domestic dispute. The driver, 33-year-old Ryan Krueger sped away The chase lasted roughly five minutes and no one was hurt. With a lakefront home, Doug Ellefson and his family have watched the 4th of July lake traffic for the last eight years. But, this holiday brought a first.

07/05/2014

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Authorities: Patrol Chases Boat For 5 Minutes On Lake Minnetonka

Authorities say they chased man on Lake Minnetonka Friday night after trying to stop him for an alleged domestic incident. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office says deputies got a report of a domestic incident on a boat just before 9 p.m. A Sheriff’s Water Patrol boat then found the suspect, Ryan David Krueger, on Lake Minnetonka and tried to get him to stop his 17-foot runabout. That’s when Krueger took off across the lake.

07/04/2014

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Hennepin Co. Sheriff’s Office Urges Water Safety Over Holiday Weekend

The Fourth of July weekend means more people on Minnesota’s lakes, so the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is urging water safety.

07/03/2014

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Officials: Man Believed To Have Drowned In Mississippi River

A man is believed to have drowned, authorities say, after he was seen in Minneapolis Tuesday morning going under water in the fast-flowing Mississippi River.

07/01/2014

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Hennepin Co. Sheriff: If You Have A Warrant, Surrender

Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek has a message for people with active warrants: Turn yourself in before officers come knocking at the door. On Sunday, the sheriff’s office announced that there will be a warrant sweep Tuesday to clear active warrants and make arrests.

06/08/2014

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Pedestrian, 78, Killed By Truck In Long Lake

A 78-year-old man has died after being struck by a pickup truck Friday afternoon in Long Lake, Minn. The accident occurred just before 3 p.m. at Brown Road and Wayzata Boulevard, according to the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office.

06/06/2014

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For Water Safety: Watch, Wear And Learn

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is urging residents to stay safe while swimming or playing around bodies of water this summer. Authorities say there are three keys to preventing water emergencies. They are: watch, wear and learn.

05/24/2014

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Henn. Co. Sheriff: Practice Safe Boating On Memorial Day Weekend

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is urging boaters to create a safety plan before hitting the waters this Memorial Day weekend. With a High Water Declaration in effect for Lake Minnetonka, Sheriff Rich Stanek says boaters need to manage their wakes properly, as well as have the necessary safety gear in place.

05/20/2014

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Going Behind The Scenes With The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office

We see law enforcement save lives every day but you never get a look at the training that goes on behind the scenes. On Friday, you can see how the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office gears up for the most difficult of missions as they’re hosting an open house.

05/16/2014

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Police: Missing Toddler Found Safe In Minnetonka

Authorities are investigating after a toddler went missing in Minnetonka for more than five hours Tuesday night before eventually being located in her mother’s vehicle. Police were called 10761 Smetana Road at about 11:53 p.m. Tuesday on a report of a missing 2-and-a-half year-old girl.

05/14/2014

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Man Who Jumped Into Mississippi River Charged

A 19-year-old man is charged with a misdemeanor after authorities say he jumped off a bridge in a Twin Cities suburb in the name of charity. The Hennepin County sheriff’s office said Monday that Joseph Mark Sanislo of Coon Rapids is charged with one count of disorderly conduct.

05/12/2014

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Man Takes Metro Police On 30-Min., Multi-City Chase

A man suspected of driving under the influence took police on a half-hour, multi-city chase early Saturday morning, according to the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy attempted to pull over a 26-year-old driver at about 3 a.m. near Interstate 94 and Hemlock Lane in Maple Grove.

05/10/2014

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2 Could Face Charges After Mississippi River Bridge ‘Stunt’

Two people could face charges after a Mississippi River bridge “stunt” prompted a river search that included water patrol boats and a Minnesota State Patrol helicopter Wednesday evening.

05/08/2014

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Officials: Teen Dies After Being Pulled From Plymouth Pool

A 17-year-old died Friday evening after he was pulled from an indoor pool at an apartment complex in Plymouth. Benedict Richardson was unresponsive when his father pulled him from the water at about 7 p.m., the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office said.

04/25/2014

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Sheriff: Ice-Out Declared On Lake Minnetonka

With the long, cold winter we all endured, we weren’t sure this day would ever come. The Freshwater Society and the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Water Patrol officially made the call Thursday morning that the ice is now officially out on Lake Minnetonka.

04/24/2014

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Hennepin County Talks Heroin At Community Forum

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is holding another town hall forum to educate the community about the dangers of heroin, and tell residents what they can do to help stop addiction before it starts.

04/17/2014

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Religious Head Coverings Allowed For Henn. Co. Jail Inmates

Inmates at the Hennepin County Jail in Minneapolis will now be allowed to wear religious head coverings while incarcerated. The announcement about the policy – the first of its kind in Minnesota – was made Thursday by Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek. “I am extremely proud of our current efforts to recognize the religious rights and beliefs of all inmates,” Stanek said. “The addition of this policy enhances our efforts to be more culturally aware.”

03/20/2014

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