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Chief Harteau Responds To Criticism Over Canceled Appearance

Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau has responded to criticism after she did not attend a neighborhood meeting about police accountability Thursday night.

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Janet Jackson’s ‘Rhythm Nation’ Turns 25

Twenty-five years ago this Friday, Janet released Twenty-five years ago this Friday, Janet released one of the most consistently enjoyable hybrids of pop, R&B, dance and industrial beats ever. Our sister station ranked out the album’s tracks from worst to best.

3 hours ago

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Man Convicted For Posing As Aide, Having Sex With Vulnerable Adult

A 43-year-old Minneapolis man was convicted Thursday in Hennepin County Court for criminal sexual conduct involving a vulnerable adult, and a jury will push for him to serve life in prison. Corey Gordon had been charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct in the case for posing as a personal care attendant in order to have sex with the victim.

5 hours ago

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Mpls. City Council Votes To Cut Food-Liquor Ratio Ordinance

The city of Minneapolis has gotten rid of a liquor law that’s been in place for decades. The Minneapolis City Council voted 12-0 Friday to scrap the old ordinance that required restaurants to make 60 percent of their revenue from food and cap alcohol sales at 40 percent.

6 hours ago

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Police: Man Who Fled Hennepin County Courtroom Is In Custody

Authorities say a man who escaped from a Hennepin County Courtroom Thursday after being convicted of attempted second-degree murder was taken into custody early Friday morning. A $5,000 reward had been offered by the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office for the arrest of 25-year-old Michael David Henderson after Thursday’s incident.

6 hours ago

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WCCO Viewer’s Choice For MN’s Best Game Day Brunch

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, unless it’s game day Sunday. Then you need to kick off your morning with a pregame brunch. As the football season starts, we went out in search of the “Best of Minnesota” for game day brunch.

18 hours ago

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Minneapolis Police Calibrate ‘Shot Spotter’ System

Minneapolis Police are calibrating their Shot Spotter system Thursday night with the most effective technique – firing real guns. Police says they will test the system between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. by firing guns into bullet traps at several different sites throughout the city.

21 hours ago

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Minnesotans Brace For Last Weekend Of Summer

This is the last official summer weekend before the fall season starts, and some Minnesotans are not letting it go to waste. At Lake Nokomis Park in south Minneapolis Thursday, I found Emily Barter and Jamie Fassett-Carman sitting on a towel, debating on whether they should go into the chilly water.

22 hours ago

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Mpls. Police Chief Harteau Skips Listening Session

The police chief of Minneapolis has canceled her scheduled appearance at a community listening session, citing threats of disruptions. Police Chief Janee Harteau was scheduled to appear Thursday evening at the Sabathani Community Center in Minneapolis.

23 hours ago

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Authorities Seeking Inmate Who Escaped Custody

There is a $5,000 reward for information about an inmate who escaped right as a jury found him guilty of attempted second degree murder Thursday. Police said Michael Henderson fought with deputies in the Hennepin County courtroom, then bolted out the door. A jury had just convicted Henderson of attempted second degree murder for an armed robbery back in March.

23 hours ago

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Study: Kids Of Past, Present Marijuana Users More Likely To Use

A new survey shows children of past or present marijuana users are much more likely to start using themselves. But Dr. Leslie Adair with the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation says it’s not too late. She says parents still have a big influence over their kids when it comes to marijuana use.

09/18/2014

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Tarkenton Calls For Goodell To Take Action On Peterson, Rice

The child abuse investigation involving Minnesota Viking running back Adrian Peterson continues to shake up the NFL, fans and even former players. Now one of the greatest players in Minnesota Vikings history is speaking out with strong words for Commissioner Roger Goodell, the Vikings and Peterson.

09/18/2014

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South Mpls. Scarecrows Found, Returned To Garden

Two iconic scarecrows that went missing in south Minneapolis have been found and restored to their proper positions. Barb Balcom’s community garden at the corner of Lyndale Avenue and 46th Street has long featured two seasonably dressed scarecrows. But this year, they went missing.

09/18/2014

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Police: 2 Minneapolis Shootings Connected

Police say two shootings that left one teen dead and two injured in north Minneapolis were related. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office on Wednesday identified the boy who died of multiple gunshot wounds as 17-year-old Jemario Langston.

09/18/2014

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Iconic South Mpls. Scarecrows Missing

A mystery is afoot in south Minneapolis. Someone has stolen two neighborhood icons. Typically, two seasonably dressed scarecrows, which have been at this community garden for nearly 30 years, stand tall on the corner of Lyndale Avenue and 46th Street. Now, they’re gone.

09/17/2014

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