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Authorities Launch Cell Phone Protection Campaign

Cell phone thefts are up in the Twin Cities, and across the country, according to authorities. To help combat the recent spike, AT&T and the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office joined forces to announce the “Protect My Cell Phone” public awareness campaign.

02/25/2014

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23 Sick From Salmonella At Maple Grove Restaurant

A salmonella outbreak has been linked to a Maple Grove restaurant. Minnesota Department of Health and Hennepin County officials say at least 23 people got sick after eating at Old Country Buffet in late January. One person was hospitalized but has since been released.

02/24/2014

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Alleged Drunk Driver Charged With Killing Bicyclist

An alleged drunk driver who struck and killed a bicyclist Monday night was charged Friday with criminal vehicular homicide. According to the Hennepin County Attorney’s office, John Iverson, 49, faces up to 10 years in prison after killing 26-year-old Marcus Nalls with his van. Witnesses say Iverson sped west down Franklin Avenue Monday night when he suddenly swerved towards the curb, hit Nalls off of his bike and then ran him over. According to the criminal complaint, Iverson continued driving down the block until his van stopped after hitting a dumpster.

02/07/2014

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54 Die From Heroin In Hennepin County Last Year

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office says 54 people died as a result of heroin overdoses in the county last year.

02/04/2014

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Heroin-Related Deaths In Metro On The Rise, Users Getting Younger

It’s a troubling trend and a warning for parents: There was a record number of deaths connected to heroin overdose in Hennepin County last year. Fifty-four people died in 2013, that’s up substantially from eight deaths in 2010, the year law enforcement notice an upward trend in overdoses.

01/17/2014

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Good Question: How Does Minnesota Rank In Recycling?

Minnesota is considering a new recycling program where you could return your drink containers for 10 cents a piece. On Tuesday, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency held a public hearing to release a report that argued our can and bottle recycling rate could rise from 45 percent to 84 percent with a 10-cent deposit fee. The report said a new program would add 1,000 jobs in the state, but costs beverage producers $29 million.So that had us wondering: How does Minnesota rank in recycling?

01/15/2014

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Officials: Lakeville Woman Found Outside Died Of Hypothermia

A 32-year-old Lakeville woman found dead outsider her home during last week’s frigid cold died of hypothermia, and alcohol appears to have played a role. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office said the cause of Andrea Marker’s death was “hypothermia complicated by acute alcohol intoxication.”

01/15/2014

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Highway 101 In Wayzata Back Open After Water Main Break

County Road 101 in the west Twin Cities metro is back open between McGinty Road and Minnetonka Boulevard Saturday after it had to be shut down due to a water main break. According to Hennepin County officials, the main broke around 10:30 a.m.

01/11/2014

Wrapping Paper

Good Question ‘Reply All’: Wrapping Paper, Snow And Auld Lang Syne

Jen from St. Paul asked: Why can’t we recycle wrapping paper? In some places, like Minneapolis, you can.

12/27/2013

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Judge: Vegas Stowaway Boy To Remain At Youth Facility

A Hennepin County District Court judge decided Friday that the 9-year-old boy who stowed away on a plane to Las Vegas in October should remain in a youth facility. According to the Hennepin County Attorney’s office, Friday’s hearing was a pre-trial on a Child in Need of Protection and Services (CHIPS) petition, which was filed when the boy returned to Minneapolis in October. The boy’s parents were not ready to resolve all of the issues at the proceedings, which led to the scheduling of a trial date.

12/20/2013

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How To Survive After Falling Though Ice

With 104 lakes and three rivers in Hennepin County alone, Sheriff Rich Stanek says it’s a busy time for ice rescues in Minnesota. “Maybe you had subzero temperatures, but you’re going to go through,” Stanek said. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s office responded to 25 rescue calls out on the lakes last winter from people falling through the ice. Three people were killed. “The most important thing is to stay calm,” he said.

12/20/2013

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Hennepin Co. Issue 300 Warrants To DWI Offenders

A sweep is underway to get people wanted for driving while intoxicated off the roads. Seventy-five officers, some in uniform others in plain clothes served more than 300 warrants for people wanted for DWI.

12/17/2013

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Man Shot To Death In Minneapolis Identified

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner has identified the man who was shot to death on the street late Friday in Minneapolis.

12/16/2013

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Senator, County Sheriff Calling For Officers To Carry Heroin Antidote

There’s a drug that works as an antidote to save someone overdosing from heroin. Now a Minnesota state senator who lost her own daughter that way wants all law enforcement officers to carry it.

12/10/2013

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Sheriff: Suspect Killed Doctor Who Helped Deliver Him

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Department says there is no doubt that 74-year-old Dr. Stephen Larson was murdered by 30-year-old Ted Hoffstrom, who was just recently sworn in as a licensed attorney.

11/18/2013

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