White House Identifies 5 Minn. Counties As Critical Drug-Trafficking RegionsThe designation as a high-intensity drug traffiking area gives the counties federal resources to help coordinate and develop drug control efforts both federally and state-wide.
Teen Birth Rates Continue Downward Trend In Hennepin CountyTeen births are on the decline in Hennepin County, according to newly released figures. The county's 14.6 percent year-to-year decrease compares to an 11.6 percent decrease statewide.
Hennepin Co. Reports Record Number Of Pre-Registered VotersAs we get closer to Election Day, Hennepin County is claiming the highest number of pre-registered voters in history.
Paulsen, Stanek Meet To Discuss Curbing Opioid AddictionRegional leaders came together Friday to share insight and discuss strategies for preventing opioid abuse. The discussions come as President Barack Obama is pushing a new plan to fight the deadly heroin and opioid addiction that is affecting thousands around the country.
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.

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