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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

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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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Doctor Found Dead After Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting

Family and friends are in shock after a prominent Twin Cities doctor was gunned down in his home in Orono Friday night. According to the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, police were called to a home on the 1000 block of Heritage Road just before 9 p.m., where they found a man in the front of the property with a handgun. Authorities said shots were exchanged and police killed the man. Law enforcement searched the house and found another man, later identified as Dr. Stephen Larson, dead from an apparent gunshot wound. Larson was a well-known physician who delivered thousands of babies in his career.

11/16/2013

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CASA Volunteers Help Abused, Neglected Kids Find Themselves

The numbers are staggering. Every day across the country, nearly 2,000 children become victims of abuse or neglect. But there’s a group of volunteers who stay with children until they are placed in loving permanent homes.

11/13/2013

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11-5-13 Election Day In Hennepin County On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Ginny Gelms, Acting Elections Manager in Hennepin County discusses Minneapolis Mayors Race and more….

11/05/2013

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21-Year-Old Honored At Citizen Awards: ‘He’s Our Hero, You Bet’

A Minnesota woman still recovering from the accident that almost killed her, got to say thanks to the man who saved her Thursday night at the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office 2013 Citizen Awards. Nancy Breberg has trouble breathing due to when her car slid off the road and ended up in frigid water back in January.

10/24/2013

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Henn. Co. Centers Drop Passports Starting Nov. 1

Hennepin County Service Centers will discontinue passport application processing at all locations beginning Nov. 1. Officials say new federal regulations, aiming to curb passport fraud, require separation between passport offices and offices which handle driver’s licenses and birth records. Passport application processing will continue at the Brookdale, Maple Grove, Ridgedale and Southdale centers through the end of the month.

10/07/2013

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Commissioner McLaughlin Details SW LRT Plans

Hennepin County Commissioner Peter McLaughlin discussed plans and expenses on a Light Rail Transit line through the Mpls-Eden Prairie Southwest Corridor.

10/03/2013

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