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Hennepin County Beaches Monitored For E. Coli

Since 2010, the Minnesota Department of Health confirmed two E. coli 0157 outbreaks at a swimming beach in Bemidji and on Big Island of Lake Minnetonka. At least six swimmers became ill after ingesting the lake water.

06/30/2015

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Missing Children Minnesota: Girl, 8, Missing Since June 11

Missing Children Minnesota is asking for the public’s help in finding a missing 8-year-old girl. According to the organization, Talisha Marie Yellowfox-Brown, of Minneapolis, has been missing since June 11.

06/20/2015

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Pierre Collins Was Accused Of Abusing His Other Kids

Allegations of child abuse have surfaced against the man charged with killing his son.

06/18/2015

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Child’s Death Shines Light On Stressed Protection Services

The death of a 2-year-old girl that police say happened at the hands of a teenager has again put the spotlight on the system that was supposed to protect her.

06/16/2015

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Hennepin Co. Environmentalists Work To Get Public Pools Ready For Swimmers

Many public pools are open year-round in Minnesota and some are just opening for the start of summer. But there’s a lot of work that has to be done to make sure a pool is ready for public use.

06/12/2015

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Medina Man Pleads Guilty To Attacking Deputy With Machete

Officials in Hennepin County said Thursday that a Medina man has pleaded guilty to attempted second-degree murder for attacking a sheriff’s deputy last December while wearing body armor and wielding a machete.

06/11/2015

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Met Council Struggles To Make $341M In SW Light Rail Project Cuts

The Metropolitan Council has to cut millions of dollars from the Southwest Light Rail project. The Green Line extension will run from Eden Prairie to downtown Minneapolis. The Southwest LRT Corridor Management Committee met Wednesday morning to go over potential cost-saving options.

06/03/2015

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Man, 18, Charged In Fatal Minneapolis Shooting

Officials say an 18-year-old Robbinsdale man is charged with shooting and killing another man last week in south Minneapolis.

05/11/2015

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911 Dispatcher Creates First-Aid Kits For K-9 Officers

Police canines are usually the first members of law enforcement to enter a dangerous situation. Members of law enforcement tell WCCO that caring for K-9s is quite expensive. Plymouth Police Officer Matt Gliniany says it costs roughly $13,000 to raise and care for a typical police dog.

05/08/2015

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Drunk Driver Who Killed 16-Year-Old Gets 9 Years

A Coon Rapids man who killed a 16-year-old Brooklyn Center boy while driving drunk, with a blood-alcohol level more than three times the legal limit, will spend most of the next decade behind bars.

04/24/2015

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Judge Denies Pierre Collins’ Request To See Son’s Body

A judge has denied a request from the man charged with murdering his son, after he asked if he could be temporarily released to say his goodbyes to the boy. Pierre Collins is charged with second-degree murder in the death of his 10-year-old son, Barway Collins.

04/23/2015

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Mpls. Businesses Brace For Styrofoam Container Ban

A ban on Styrofoam containers in Minneapolis restaurants went into effect on Earth Day, Wednesday.

The ordinance requires all food and drinks prepared for dine-in or take-out to be placed in packaging that can re-used, recycled, or composted.

04/22/2015

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Police: Multiple Shots Allegedly Fired In Brooklyn Park

Multiple shots were allegedly fired in Brooklyn Park early Tuesday morning, according to Hennepin County Dispatch. According to Hennepin County, police responded to a call around 1 a.m. of multiple gun shots being fired.

04/01/2015

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Unclaimed $1 Million Lottery Ticket Sold In Hennepin County Expires

Minnesota has a new millionaire, but he or she hasn’t claimed the money yet. The lottery says their winning Powerball ticket is worthless after Thursday night

03/26/2015

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Man, 51, Gets 6 Years For Being High On Meth In Fatal Crash

A 51-year-old Apple Valley man has been sentenced to more than 6 years in prison after admitting to being high on meth while behind the wheel of a truck that caused a fatal crash.

03/25/2015

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Downtown Soccer Stadium Funding Has Yet To Be Worked Out

While Minneapolis cheered the announcement of a new Major League Soccer franchise, it’s not clear how the owners plan to pay for a new 18,500 seat stadium, and whether they’ll ask for the public’s help.

03/25/2015

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Roughly 4,000 Without Power In Twin Cities

Almost 4,000 people in the Twin Cities are without power Wednesday morning. According to Xcel Energy center roughly 1,924 people in the Rogers area are without power and another 1,948 people are without power near Woodbury.

03/25/2015

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Good Questions: Recycling, Sleet, Inflamed Vocal Cords

Every Friday, we tackle a bunch of viewers’ burning questions. This week, Heather Brown explores recycling protocol, sleet vs. freezing rain, and why your voice gets lower when you’re sick.

03/06/2015

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Many What-Ifs Fill Project List For Dayton Roads Plan

The Minnesota Department of Transportation offered more details Monday about a project list that would sprout from Gov. Mark Dayton’s $6 billion road-funding request, providing wide-ranging estimates to arrive at the need.

03/02/2015

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Mpls. South High’s Weight Room Comes From Target Field Tax

Minneapolis South High School is one of many school benefiting from Target Field. What’s the connection? A Hennepin County tax that is helping build new facilities for schools and parks in the city.

02/28/2015

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Hennepin County Judges Perform Weddings For Free

Love was in the air Friday at the Hennepin County Government Center.

02/13/2015

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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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Hennepin Co. To Marry 22 Couples For Free On Valentine’s Eve

Judges in Hennepin County are getting a jump on Valentine’s Day love. A dozen judges from the Fourth Judicial District are scheduled to marry 22 couples at no charge at Hennepin County Government Center on Friday, the day before the holiday.

02/13/2015

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E-Cigs To Be Included In Hennepin Co. Smoking Ban

E-cigarettes will soon be included in the smoking ban in Hennepin County. The ban prohibits smoking at places of employment, restaurants and bars in Hennepin County.

02/11/2015

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Snow And Ice Are No Match For This Mpls. Sidewalk

Snow plows have been out since 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, getting ready for ice, slush and snow. “We put down the chemicals to help break up the ice that was heading our way this morning,” MnDOT’s Kevin Walker said.

02/10/2015

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