Hennepin Co., Other Partners To Cover SWLRT Funding GapThe Southwest Light Rail Transit project, whose future looked bleak after hopes of a special state legislative session were recently dashed, may now have another chance.
Hennepin Co. Sheriff Calls Increase In Violent Crime An 'Alarming Trend'The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office says violent crime has increased by 6 percent from the same time period in 2015, according to mid-year crime statistics report.
Hennepin Co. Seeks 50 Households For 'Zero Waste Challenge'If you’re steady recycler in Hennepin County who nevertheless is amazed at the amount of trash your household generates, then the county has a new initiative you’ll want to check out.
Man Pleads Guilty To Rape Of Woman, 14-Year-Old; Sentenced To 30 YearsOne of the three men accused of beating and raping a woman and her 14-year-old daughter in a home invasion pleaded guilty Friday.
Crews Investigate After Excelsior Home Damaged In FireA house in Excelsior is damaged after a fire Monday night. The fire occurred Monday night in a house on the 4700 block of Spring Creek Drive.
Maplewood Woman Charged In Another Heroin Overdose DeathA 30-year-old Maplewood woman already charged in an overdose death has been linked to another, according to the Hennepin County Attorney's Office.
Body Recovered From Mississippi River ID'dThe body of a Lakeville man recovered from the Mississippi River earlier this month has been identified. Vladimir Yuryevich Yastrebov, 28, was found in the Mississippi River under the Interstate 35E overpass the afternoon of May 16.
Hennepin County Studying Waste To Expand Recycling ProgramOfficials in Hennepin County were digging through the trash Thursday.
Wrongful Death Suit Filed Against Hennepin County Human ServicesA federal civil rights/wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against Hennepin County Human Services and the agency's personnel following the 2014 death of a 6-year-old girl.
Hennepin County Offers Safe Prescription Drug DisposalSaturday is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Locations across the Twin Cities are accepting medicines for safe disposal.
No Exonerations After Reviewing 14,000 Old Cases With DNAHennepin County authorities released the results of a study that reviewed more than 14,000 criminal convictions from the 1980s through the 1990s Wednesday.
Sheriff: Body Found Near Franklin Avenue Bridge In Mpls.The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office is investigating after the body of a man was found near the Franklin Avenue Bridge Wednesday morning.

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