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Gun Used To Shoot New Hope Officers Was Once In Police Custody

WCCO investigates how a gun once in police custody was used to hurt two officers. The shooting happened last month at New Hope City Hall, and the man responsible wasn’t even allowed to own guns.

02/24/2015

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New Hope Using Recycled Asphalt Product, LEAP, To Fill Potholes

Crews can patch potholes, but because it’s so bitterly cold, those fixes are often only temporary and have to be redone again and again. That’s where a new company with a hot solution comes in: LEAP. It stands for Low Energy Asphalt Pavement.

02/23/2015

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Man Charged With Acquiring Guns For New Hope Shooter

A 42-year-old man has been charged with allegedly acting as a straw purchaser of three firearms for Ray Kmetz, who shot and injured two police officers at the New Hope City Hall before being killed.

02/04/2015

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Was Gun Used In New Hope Bought Through A Legal Loophole?

Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek said he would like the legislature to take a look at gun laws that allowed someone to buy guns for the man who shot two New Hope police officers.

02/02/2015

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Mental Illness Expert Talks Recent Minn. Shootings

The New Hope City Hall shooting has raised concerns over deadly violence and those who appear to be suffering from mental illness.

02/01/2015

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Man Accused Of Acquiring Guns For New Hope Police Shooter Released

The man arrested for helping a mentally unstable man get a gun is now out of jail. Michael Garant, 42, is accused of purchasing three shotguns and illegally giving them to Raymond Kmetz — who used one of the guns to shoot two police officers inside New Hope City Hall Monday night.

01/31/2015

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Firearm Arrest Made In Fatal New Hope Shooting

An arrest has been made in connection to the shooting at New Hope city hall that left the gunman dead and two police officers hurt. The arrest is related to how Ray Kmetz acquired the gun used.

01/30/2015

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Son Says Kmetz Entered New Hope City Hall Hoping To Die

Nathan Kmetz says his father, Raymond, had nothing to live for. His father lost his house, his business and his family and felt his life was over. That’s why Kmetz believes his father walked into the Crystal city hall armed with a weapon, hoping to die.

01/28/2015

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More Details Released On New Hope City Hall Shooting

Authorities released more details Wednesday morning about the shooting at New Hope City Hall Monday night that left two officers shot and a suspect dead.

01/28/2015

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Police Standoff In New Hope Ends Without Incident

A police standoff in New Hope has ended without injury Wednesday morning. According to New Hope police, officers were called to a domestic incident around 6:15 p.m. Tuesday in the 5900 block of Boone Avenue North.

01/28/2015

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Police Standoff In New Hope Tuesday Evening

Police in New Hope were engaged in a standoff Tuesday evening near 59th and Boone.

01/27/2015

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Family: City Hall Shooting Suspect Had Rocky History With Authorities

Two police officers are recovering after they were shot at New Hope City Hall Monday night. According to the Hennepin County Sheriff’s office, a man opened fire on officers around 7:15 p.m. as they left the council chambers after a swearing-in ceremony for two new officers.

01/27/2015

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Son Of New Hope Shooting Suspect Killed By Police Speaks

The son of the man who shot two police officers in New Hope City Hall Monday night before he was shot and killed spoke with WCCO Radio Tuesday afternoon. Nathan Kmetz says his 68-year-old father, Raymond Kmetz, had reached the breaking point after years of run-ins with police and city officials.

01/27/2015

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Podcast Page-WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 1-27-15

Tragic story out of New Hope….that story and others today with Dave Lee

01/27/2015

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Sheriff: 2 Officers Shot At New Hope City Hall

Two police officers are recovering Monday night after being shot at New Hope City Hall, according to the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office.

01/26/2015

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Police: New Hope Liquor Store Employee Shot During Robbery

New Hope police say a suspect shot a liquor store employee in the leg during a robbery Thursday evening. On Thursday at 9:29 p.m., police responded to a reported robbery at Viking Liquors at 7141 42nd Avenue North in New Hope.

01/23/2015

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Iowa Man Charged With Homicide After Assault Victim Dies

An Iowa man initially arrested on assault charges is now facing murder charges after the victim he allegedly attacked has died. hristopher Howard Gantt, 29, was arrested Thursday on charges of homicide.

12/05/2014

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Reality Check: Why Are Gas Prices So Low?

AAA is forecasting more travelers will hit the road this Thanksgiving than at any time since 2007.

11/26/2014

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Champlin Police Arrest Suspected Package Thief

Champlin Police have made an arrest in connection to a string of package thefts in several metro cities. Johnathan Demetrius Lee Henry, 34, was arrested Friday on suspicion of multiple package thefts in Champlin, Brooklyn Center, New Hope and Robbinsdale. He is accused of stealing packages left outside of homes in residential neighborhoods.

11/12/2014

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First Metro Hy-Vee Approved In New Hope

The first Hy-Vee supermarket in the Twin Cities looks like it will go up in the northwest Minneapolis suburb of New Hope. The city says its council approved a purchase agreement Monday to sell the former Kmart and Wells Fargo site on 4200 Xylon Ave. North to the Iowa-based grocery store chain, which has been eyeing a move into the Twin Cities metro market.

09/23/2014

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Family Stunned Over Minnesota Man’s Alleged Ties To ISIS

The State Department has confirmed that a man who grew up in Minnesota has died while fighting for a terrorist group overseas. Douglas McCain, a 33-year-old man who grew up in New Hope, died over the weekend in Syria. Officials said they believe he was killed while fighting for the terrorist group ISIS.

08/27/2014

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Former Robbinsdale H.S. Student Dies In Syria

A 33-year-old man who once lived in Minnesota and attended a New Hope high school was killed over the weekend in Syria, according to CBS News. Douglas McAuthur McCain, who was most recently living in San Diego, California, was killed in Syria while fighting on behalf of ISIS.

08/26/2014

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2 More E. Coli Cases Confirmed In Minnesota

The Minnesota Department of Health says two more cases of E. coli infection have been confirmed in the state. The department said Thursday it has been able to interview 14 of the 15 cases. Through the interviews, investigators confirmed that 12 of the ill people ate at an Applebee’s restaurant in Minnesota between June 23 and June 29.

07/17/2014

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Flash Floods After Torrential Morning Downpours

Friday morning started out with a significant dose of fresh rain in the Twin Cities, causing a number of problems for commuters. There were some areas where the rain fell fast enough to cause localized flash flooding.

07/11/2014

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Police Investigate Link Between New Hope & Crystal Robberies

New Hope Police are investigating an armed robbery at a restaurant Friday morning. The robbery occurred at the Pizza Hut at 7500 Bass Lake Road at 10 a.m., when two suspects entered the restaurant and showed an employee a dark-colored handgun. The men then tied up a female employee, who was able to call police after they left. She was not injured during the robbery.

04/04/2014

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