Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office

MPD, Henn. Co. Sheriff Vie For Vikings Security DutyWhen the Minnesota Vikings play at home, their stadium becomes one of Minnesota's largest cities. The safety of 65,000 fans is a top priority for the team. The Vikings have paid at least 60 Minneapolis police officers in the past to work each game day, which is a separate job from their city service.
Starkey Employees Mystified By Firing Of 4 Top OfficersThe firings of four top executives at Starkey Hearing Technologies in Eden Prairie has employees wondering what's going on.
Neighbors Shocked By Boater's Death In Mississippi River CrashInvestigators are trying to determine what caused a fatal boat crash on the Mississippi River. The incident happened just before 4 p.m. Thursday near Mississippi Point Park in Champlin.
Sheriff: 1 Dead In Champlin Boating AccidentOne person is dead after a boating accident in Champlin Thursday afternoon, according to the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office. Authorities were called at about 3:55 p.m. Thursday afternoon to Mississippi Point Park in Champlin on a report of an accident involving a speedboat.
Officer Involved In Robbinsdale Shooting ClearedThe Robbinsdale Police Officer involved in the shooting of an 18-year-old woman this spring has been cleared of any wrongdoing. According to the Robbinsdale Police Chief Jim Franzen, the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office said Sgt. Thomas Rothfork was acting appropriately.
Authorities Recover Body Of Swimmer From Lake HarrietThe Hennepin County Sheriff's Office has recovered the body of a man from Lake Harriet in Minneapolis early Monday morning. Hennepin County Water Rescue crews went out to the lake around 6:30 p.m. Sunday evening when witnesses say the 43-year-old man went under.
Deputy Sues Henn. Co. Sheriff For Retaliation After Questioning MoraleA deputy is suing the Hennepin County Sheriff, claiming his K-9 was taken away after he questioned department morale. The exchange was caught on camera at a union meeting last summer when Sheriff Rich Stanek was seeking re-election.
Minneapolis Pool Adds New Safety Protocol After Drowning ScareAn opening weekend drowning scare at an innovative new pool in North Minneapolis has the city's parks department rethinking its safety procedures.
Henn. Co. Sheriff: Inmate Wanted After Release For Outstanding WarrantAn inmate was released Thursday from the Hennepin County Jail, but his departure was a little premature. The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office says Ryan Abraham Whiteis-Saks was released after his court cases were resolved, but authorities were not aware at the time that there was an outstanding warrant for his arrest in Dakota County.
Hennepin Co. Hosts 8th Annual 'Hooked On Fishing; Not On Drugs' EventPrescription drugs and heroin are both problems in Hennepin County. The Hennepin County Sheriff said many who use or take them are young people. So the county began a program to try and change that.
Sheriff's 'Swap Spots' Make Craigslist Exchanges SaferGoing through a tough breakup and do not feel safe dividing up your property? Feel unsure about a Craigslist meeting? The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office wants to help. A "Swap Spot" location was unveiled Wednesday in Brooklyn Park. It is one of three monitored spaces that deputies hope can become safe locations for exchanges.
Sheriff: Man Sustains Spinal Damage After Boat Goes Into Shallow WaterA 42-year-old man was injured after he drove his boat into shallow water on Saturday, according to the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office. The accident occurred on the east side of Cruiser's Cove on Lake Minnetonka, authorities said.