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11-Year-Old Boy Drowns In Corcoran

After being found underwater and unconscious in a pond in Corcoran, Minn., an 11-year-old boy was pronounced dead at North Memorial Hospital, police say.

07/25/2012

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Authorities Name Soldier Whose Ft. Snelling Grave Was Disturbed

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office has named the soldier whose grave at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery was found disturbed Thursday morning.

07/13/2012

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Hennepin County Seeking Volunteers To Be Special Deputies

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is seeking qualified candidates to volunteer as Special Deputies. Special Deputies perform public safety duties at community events, crime scenes, on water, and during emergencies. The Sheriff’s Office currently has 125 Special Deputies, who provided more than 15,300 hours of service in 2011 alone.

07/13/2012

July 7 Drowning

Child Drowns In Wirth Lake

A six-year-old boy drowned Saturday evening in Wirth Lake at Theodore Wirth Park in Golden Valley, according to the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office.

07/07/2012

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Free Life Jackets Available For Lake Minnetonka Boaters

Three locations on Lake Minnetonka will provide free life jackets for the rest of the summer. Boaters can borrow life jackets through the Kid’s Don’t Float Program, courtesy of the Safe Kids Northwest Metro Coalition, North Memorial Medical Center, and the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office.

06/29/2012

Minneapolis Police

Mpls. Police Team Up With Sheriff’s Deputies To Manage Downtown Crowds

Starting Friday, Minneapolis Police and the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) are partnering up to tackle the problematic bar close hours in downtown Minneapolis.

06/29/2012

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Police: Body Of Drowning Victim Found On Lake Minnetonka

The body of a 20-year-old drowning victim has been recovered from Lake Minnetonka, authorities say.

06/27/2012

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Police: Apparent Drowning In Lake Minnetonka

Police are searching for a 20-year-old who went missing on Lake Minnetonka on Tuesday after jumping off a boat.

06/26/2012

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Cops: Lake Independence Boater Apparently Drowned

Authorities have recovered the body of an apparent drowning victim from Lake Independence.

06/08/2012

Dontaylo Wright

Cop Who Shot, Killed Man Carrying Rifle In Brooklyn Center Identified

Authorities have identified the officer who shot and killed Dontaylo Wright late last month in Brooklyn Center after Wright was ordered to drop a rifle he’d been carrying down the street.

06/05/2012

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Police Shoot Armed Man To Death In Brooklyn Center

Police say a man was shot to death in Brooklyn Center Thursday night after he was seen carrying a rifle down a residential street.

06/01/2012

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Protesters Still Occupying S. Mpls Home, Even After Arrests

Occupy protesters say they celebrated Friday evening after thwarting the attempts of authorities to evict a south Minneapolis home.

05/25/2012

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Tips For Celebrating Memorial Day Weekend On The Water Safely

Memorial Day weekend signals the start of summer for many Minnesotans, but authorities want to make sure residents celebrate safely, especially while on the water.

05/25/2012

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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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Hennepin County: Gun Permits Up 54 Percent In 2012

Applications for gun permits were up 54 percent from last year over the first four months of 2012, according to a report released Monday by the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office.

05/07/2012

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