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Community Activist Al Flowers’ Family Asking For Answers After His Arrest

The family of a known local activist says he was beaten and kicked by police this weekend. Al Flowers was just released from the Hennepin County Jail Sunday. A mug shot shows his bruised face and bandaged head.

07/27/2014

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Minneapolis To Increase Police Presence Through Labor Day

The mayor and police chief of Minneapolis announced Wednesday that the Minneapolis Police Department will be increasing police resources in north Minneapolis as well as crime hot spots in south Minneapolis. The police department will be approving overtime for four more officers and one more supervisor in north Minneapolis — along with four more officers in south Minneapolis – from 6 p.m. to 4 a.m. every day through Labor Day.

07/23/2014

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Update: Missing Mpls. Woman, 20, Found

Minneapolis police found the missing 20-year-old woman, safe, Monday afternoon. Aariona Latrice Brown had been missing since Thursday, July 17. Brown was last seen at 6:45 p.m. in the area of Penn Avenue and 12th Avenue North. She was in the company of an unknown black male in a silver colored small SUV.

07/21/2014

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Cops Investigating Little Free Library Arson

Minneapolis police are asking the public’s help in finding the person who set fire to a well-used Little Free Library. The Minneapolis Police Department tweeted Wednesday that the arson happened on July 6 at a home on Minnehaha Avenue on the city’s south side.

07/09/2014

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Mpls. Police Release Safety Video With Massive All-Star Game Crowds Expected

In just four days, the Twin Cities will step into the national spotlight when the best in baseball head to Target Field. The 2014 All-Star Game will bring an estimated 160,000 visitors to Minneapolis. Keeping everyone safe is a top priority for law enforcement.

07/07/2014

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Small Explosion At U Of M Sends 1 To Hospital

One person has been transported to Hennepin County Medical Center after a small explosion at the University of Minnesota, according to authorities.

06/17/2014

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Mpls. Police Looking To Make Veterans Into Cops

The Minneapolis Police Department is looking for returning military veterans to fill the gaps in its ranks. The department took a big hit after changes in the state’s pension plan. It saw many MPD officers take early retirement.

06/03/2014

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Cops: Phone Thieves Target Teens, Get Up To $200 Per Phone

Every day in Minneapolis a teenager is the victim of a crime, which police say has gotten out of control. City police have taken hundreds of robbery reports from kids this year who have had their cell phones stolen. It’s happening on city buses, outside of schools, and on streets and sidewalks all over the city.

06/02/2014

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Mpls. Police Award Man Who Chased Kid-Punching Thief

Tuesday was a day of awards for the Minneapolis Police Department. At a morning ceremony, Chief Janeé Harteau handed out several awards to different officers.

05/13/2014

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Terrance Franklin’s Family Files Suit Against MPD

One year after Terrence Franklin was shot and killed by Minneapolis police, his family is filing a lawsuit over the incident that seeks damages of more than $1 million. On May 10, 2013 Terrance Franklin ran from police after being suspected of burglarizing a home.

05/09/2014

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Police ID 2 Victims Killed In South Minneapolis Shooting

Police have identified the man and woman who were found dead following a Friday night shooting in south Minneapolis. Dahir Ahmed Abdirahman, 29, of Minneapolis and Tahany Abdi Omar Erbob, 24, of Columbia Heights, were found dead in a car late Friday night.

04/12/2014

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Police: Two Found Shot Dead In Car In Mpls.

A man and a woman are dead, officials say, following a Friday night shooting in south Minneapolis. The Minneapolis Police Department says the shooting happened around 9:30 p.m. on the 3000 block of 29th Avenue South near the Longfellow neighborhood.

04/11/2014

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ME: Acute Alcohol Intoxication Factor In U Student’s Hypothermia Death

The 19-year-old University of Minnesota student found dead near the Stone Arch Bridge in December died of hypothermia with acute alcohol intoxication contributing, officials say.

02/27/2014

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Mpls. Police Mounted Patrol Retiring ‘Ollie,’ Oldest Horse

He’s served longer than any other horse on the Minneapolis Police mounted patrol. But after 13 years of working everything from violent protests to summer parades, Oliver the horse is heading to greener pastures.

02/11/2014

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‘U’ Student Sexually Assaulted Near Campus, Crime Alert Says

The University of Minnesota has issued a crime alert saying that a student was sexually assaulted late Thursday afternoon near the intersection of Essex Street and Huron Boulevard.

01/24/2014

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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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Violent Crime Up 4 Percent In Minneapolis

Violent crime is up by 4 percent in Minneapolis but overall it remains at one of the lowest levels in 30 years. Homicide is down from last year and so is rape.

01/07/2014

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Council Presents Plan For Mpls. Cops In 2014

Looking for a way to overcome some of this year’s problems, a citizens advisory council presented a plan for Minneapolis police for 2014. Chief Janeé Harteau assembled the 50 member group this year to improve relations between the police department and the community.

12/18/2013

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Police: Man Dies After South Mpls. Shooting

A man is dead after being found early Wednesday morning with an apparent gunshot wound on the city’s south side, police say. Officers found the man lying in the street on the 2600 block of Pleasant Avenue South after responding to call in the area, the Minneapolis Police Department says.

12/11/2013

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After 28 Robberies Near ‘U’ Campus, MPD Taking Action

A rash of robberies and assaults on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus has students calling for more police on the beat. As a result, Minneapolis Police are ramping up its efforts to keep students on and near campus safe.

12/05/2013

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Police: Man Injured In Mpls. Shooting

A man suffered non-life-threatening injuries Tuesday night in a shooting just north of downtown, police say.

11/26/2013

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Cop Cameras Could Cut Back On Complaints, ‘Use Of Force’

Some Minneapolis city leaders believe fitting police officers with cameras on their uniforms can save the city money and protect officers from frivolous complaints. On Thursday, council members Betsy Hodges, Gary Schiff and Cam Gordon showed the body cameras to members of the media.

10/17/2013

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Man Found Dead In Mpls. Apartment; Homicide Unit Investigating

Minneapolis Police say its homicide unit is investigating a suspicious death near the city’s downtown area. The Minneapolis Police Department said officers found a dead man in an apartment on the 1200 block of 8th Street South just after 5 p.m.

10/08/2013

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‘Looks Like We’ve Been Hacked’: Mpls. Police Tweet

The Minneapolis Police Department said their Twitter account had been hacked Monday evening after it offered the department’s 2,382 followers a couple of weight loss links.

09/23/2013

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Grand Jury Hears Case In Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting

A Hennepin County Grand Jury is hearing testimony in a police shooting case. Twenty-two-year-old Terrance Franklin died last May after being shot several times in the basement of a home in Uptown.

09/12/2013

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