For the fifth consecutive year, the number of teenagers who gave birth in Hennepin County has decreased. According to Hennepin County officials, the number of teen births in 2007 was 1,170. In 2011, the number was 692. Teenagers are defined in the data as young women aged 15-19.
Hennepin County has received more than three-dozen applications for same-sex marriage licenses under Minnesota’s new law allowing gay marriage. Minnesota’s largest county received 38 applications Thursday, the first day the county began accepting applications for same-sex marriages.
It was an emotional morning for several same-sex couples who lined up to apply for their marriage licenses at the Hennepin County Government Center. Hennepin, Ramsey, and Washington counties allowed same-sex couples to apply starting Thursday morning.
An 18-year-old Hopkins High School senior cheerleader allegedly used her sophomore teammate as a prostitute, according to a criminal complaint filed in Hennepin County. Montia Marie Parker, 18, of Maple Grove was arrested on one count of second-degree felony sex trafficking, and one count of felony solicitation, inducement and promotion of prostitution.
Hennepin County is prepared to start accepting applications from same-sex couples seeking marriage licenses late next week. According to the county department of public affairs, the applications will be available beginning June 6.
The body of a woman was pulled from a channel of the Mississippi River Wednesday after fishermen made the discovery. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Water Patrol pulled the woman’s body from the water, near the Mendota Bridge.
A 35-year-old Maplewood man, with a history of felonies, was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years in prison after admitting to being a felon in possession of a firearm, the Department of Justice said.
A 32-year-old former Minneapolis police officer charged with sexually assaulting underage girls he met on social media sites now faces an additional charge. Amended charges were filed last week against Bradley Schnickel, 32, of Andover.
In what officials are calling one of the latest dates ever recorded, Hennepin County declared an official “ice out” on Wednesday.
Police arrested 35 protesters who shut down silica sand mining operations Monday at two facilities in Winona, Minn., authorities said.
Thanks to significant improvements in waste reduction and recycling programs, residents of Hennepin County increased their recycling efforts to 43 percent in 2012.
Hennepin County authorities said Friday that a task force arrested five people and confiscated 12 pounds of meth – estimated to have a street value of $200,000 – when executing two search warrants in Minneapolis.
You probably know that Minnesotans are among the national leaders in terms of theaters, golfers and boaters per capita. But did you know that Hennepin County is among the top 10 in the number of horses owned per capita?
Authorities said the Century Plaza building in downtown Minneapolis had to be closed Friday after an unpleasant odor from the sewer system swept through the building.
A 32-year-old former Minneapolis police officer, who already faces charges in Anoka County, has been charged by Hennepin County with four addition counts of Internet or computer solicitation of children.