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Mpls. City Council Votes To Repeal Spitting, Lurking Ordinance

The Minneapolis City Council voted Friday morning to repeal two laws that some say encourage racial profiling. The council vote was 12-1 in favor of rolling back those ordinances. Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges praised the city council’s decision.


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Man Found Shot Dead Wednesday In N. Minneapolis

There was a fatal shooting in North Minneapolis late Wednesday night.


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Police: 1 Hospitalized In Shooting On Party Bus In Minneapolis

Police say at least one person was hospitalized after a shooting on a party bus in north Minneapolis early Sunday morning. Authorities said the incident happened shortly after 1 a.m. near the intersection of Bryant and Lowry Avenues in north Minneapolis.


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Driver Killed After Running Red Light In Mpls. ID’d

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s office says a 27-year-old Mound man died from blunt force head trauma in a crash Thursday afternoon. Minneapolis Police say Joshua Lee Patterson died after he drove his SUV through a red light at the intersection of South 2nd Avenue and East 35th Street.


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2 Teenage Minneapolis Carjacking Suspects Charged

The Hennepin County Attorney’s office charged two young men with robbery and possession of a gun after a carjacking Thursday in Minneapolis. Seventeen-year-old Cortinez Powell and 18-year-old Justyn Hosley (pictured above) were with two other men when police approached them in a stolen vehicle in a fast food drive thru in north Minneapolis.


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1 Dead After Driving SUV Through Red Light

A man is dead after driving his SUV through a red light in Minneapolis Thursday afternoon and into another SUV.


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Update: Minneapolis Woman Believed To Be Abducted Found

A woman who was appeared to have been abducted by her ex-boyfriend was found Thursday evening in South Minneapolis.


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Police: 2 In Custody After Alleged Armed Carjacking And Kidnapping

Two men are in jail and two more are on the run after an armed carjacking and kidnapping in south Minneapolis. It happened Thursday around 4:00 a.m. when a man reported to police that he had been carjacked at gunpoint by four men.


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Minneapolis Police Declare Downtown ‘Safe’

The message from police in Minneapolis is clear — downtown is safe. Officers from Minneapolis joined forces Wednesday with the Hennepin County Sheriff’s office and Metro Transit police to continue their “SafeZone” collaboration.


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‘U’ Students Shaken By Apartment Shooting

Some University of Minnesota students are shaken after a gunman fired several shots at someone inside their apartment building. The shooting happened early Monday morning at The Marshall apartments near Dinkyown. One person was injured.


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Police: U Of M Student Robbed At Knifepoint

Minneapolis Police are looking for a suspect after a female student was robbed at knifepoint late Monday night. Police said the incident happened at about 11:30 p.m. near the intersection of Walnut Street SE and Washington Avenue SE.


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University Of Minnesota Names New Chief Of Police

The University of Minnesota has named a new chief of police Tuesday. Matthew Clark, of the Minneapolis Police Department, will join the university as the chief of police.


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Minneapolis Hospice Patient Spends Last Days On Police Ride-Alongs

Minneapolis Police are helping grant the wish of a veteran who just entered hospice care. Sixty-eight-year-old Gary Madison was diagnosed with cancer nearly three years ago. He decided there were a few things he wanted to do before the terminal cancer took his life. A police ride-along was on the list.


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Man Who Had Rooftop Standoff With Police Faces Several Charges

An Anoka man who climbed atop a north Minneapolis home after fleeing law enforcement was charged Friday with multiple crimes. The Hennepin County Attorney’s office says Richard Dean Podvin, 37, is charged with two counts of fifth-degree drug possession, one count of first-degree burglary, one count of a prohibited person in possession of a gun and one count of fleeing police in a motor vehicle.


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Police: Car Hits Building In Minneapolis, 2 Hurt

Two people were hurt Thursday afternoon after a car smashed into a building just south of downtown Minneapolis, according to police. Minneapolis Police responded to the incident at about 2:40 p.m. near the intersection of 21st Street and Nicollet Avenue.


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Minneapolis Police Resolve Standoff With Man On Roof

Minneapolis police faced down a man on the roof of a North Minneapolis house on Wednesday.


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Minneapolis Officer Indicted For Off-Duty Assaults

The U.S. Attorney’s office has indicted a Minneapolis Police officer for criminal civil rights violations. Michael Griffin, 40, is accused of assaulting at least four people while off duty.


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‘U’ Issues Crime Alert After 2 Women Robbed Near Campus

The University of Minnesota has issued a crime alert after two women were robbed near the East Bank campus early Thursday morning. Minneapolis Police say the robbery happened at about 2:05 a.m. near the intersection of 8th Street Southeast and 14th Avenue Southeast.


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Minneapolis Police Near End Of Body Camera Testing Program

The Minneapolis Police Department is in the final stages of its body camera test program. Thirty-six officers from three different precincts volunteered to test and evaluate the cameras.


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UPDATE: Missing 8-Year-Old Girl Found

The 8-year-old girl who was missing from Minneapolis Wednesday night has been found.


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Brooklyn Park Man, 27, Killed In South Minneapolis Shooting

Authorities say a 27-year-old Brooklyn Park man died Sunday morning in a shooting in south Minneapolis. Minneapolis police responded to the area of Pillsbury Avenue South just north of Lake Street West just before 2 a.m. on a report of shots fired.


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Mpls. Police: 2 In Custody For Shooting Death Of Man, 19

An 18-year-old is in custody Saturday in connection with the shooting death of 19-year-old Jordan Carson Adams early Thursday morning. Minneapolis Police say Eugene Watkins is being held at the Hennepin County Adult Detention Center.


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Police: 3rd Escaped Wis. Inmate Captured In Minneapolis

The third and final inmate who escaped from a New Richmond, Wisconsin correctional facility was captured Saturday morning in Minneapolis. Police say Jesse Jamal Fairly, 26, escaped from the St. Croix Correctional Faculty Wednesday night with Andre Lee Vance and Kyle Peterson.


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Family Who Lost Son In Shooting Knows Grief All Too Well

Just days after burying their beloved sister, a Minneapolis family is planning another funeral. Brandon Wren, 15, was killed late Sunday night near Fremont and 41st Avenues in North Minneapolis.


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Police: North Minneapolis Teen Dead From Gunshot Wound

Minneapolis Police are continuing to investigate the shooting death of a teenage boy. According to police, at 11:06 p.m. Sunday officers were called to the 4100 block of Fremont Avenue North. When they arrived, crews discovered the 15-year-old Brandon Dominique Wren with a gunshot wound to the neck.