Hennepin County

Convicted Rapist Indicted On 2 Rapes, Charged In A 3rd Hennepin County officials say a previously convicted rapist who was released from prison last spring has been indicted on several felony counts for allegedly raping two women in December. He also faces charges from a third rape case stemming from last summer.
Hennepin Co. Sheriff: Violent Crime Increase Part Of National TrendStatistics released Friday show violent crime is increasing in Minnesota's most populous county. The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office says there was an 8-percent increase in violent crime between 2014 and 2015.
Twin Cities Bus Driver Accused Of Inappropriately Touching 5-Year-Old BoyA 52-year-old Eagan man is accused of inappropriately touching a 5-year-old boy he picked up from daycare, according to the Ramsey County Attorney's Office.
Minneapolis Man Charged In Brutal Sex Assault Of Unconscious WomanA 39-year-old Minneapolis man is in custody after allegedly committing a brutal sexual assault of an unconscious woman. Justin Lee Ironhawk, 39, was charged Friday with first-degree sexual assault for an incident that happened between Jan. 16 and Jan.17, according to the Hennepin County Attorney's Office.
Minnesota Couple Behind America’s 1st Gay Marriage Shares Their StoryMichael McConnell and Jack Baker’s wedding started a legal battle that would last 44 years until the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage for all.
Minnesota Couple Behind America’s 1st Gay Marriage Shares Their StoryIn September of 1971, two Minnesota men made national headlines when they obtained a marriage license and got married here. Michael McConnell and Jack Baker's wedding started a legal battle that would last 44 years until the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage for all.
How To Dispose Of Christmas Trees In The MetroAs the holiday season comes to an end, it's time to clean up after Christmas, and for many families, that means figuring out how to dispose of your tree and decorations.
Henn. Co. Sheriff Investigates Sex Assault At Juvenile Treatment CenterThe Hennepin County Sheriff's Office is investigating a report of a sexual assault at a county treatment facility for troubled teens. The assault allegedly occurred at the Hennepin County Home School on the 14000 block of County Road 62 in Minnetonka.
Teen Sentenced To 25 Years For Beating Death Of 2-Year-OldA Hennepin County District Judge handed down the sentence -- which was double the sentencing guidelines -- to Cody Feran-Baum in the death of 2-year-old Sophia O'Neill, his girlfriend's daughter. Police say the girl died of internal injuries after Feran-Baum kicked and stomped her.
Brooklyn Park Man Charged In Fatal Heroin OverdosePolice from multiple agencies are holding a news conference Tuesday to discuss, what they call, a major drug arrest in the Twin Cities.
Charges: Man Killed Mother In Minneapolis Apartment Over BedbugsA 62-year-old Minneapolis man is facing murder charges after he apparently killed his mother in her downtown Minneapolis apartment last Friday.
Man Killed In North Mpls. Fire IdentifiedHennepin County officials have identified the man who died in a north Minneapolis fire Thursday night.

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