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Chief Harteau Walks Beat In Beleaguered North Mpls.

After a weekend of back-to-back deadly shootings in north Minneapolis, police and city officials are taking action on foot. On Tuesday, Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau was out patrolling near one of the fatal shooting sites, talking about the area’s struggle with crime.

07/08/2014

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Harteau: N. Mpls Violence Won’t Stop Even If ‘A Cop Is On Every Corner’

Minneapolis’ police chief plans to hit the streets herself Tuesday, just days after a violent weekend that left two shooting victims dead. So far this year, at least 16 people have been killed in Minneapolis. Eleven of those suspected murders happened on the city’s north side.

07/07/2014

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After A Violent Weekend, Mpls. Community Members Ask For More To Be Done

Two families are now planning funerals after a violent weekend in Minneapolis, while others are questioning whether enough is being done to prevent crime. “It’s something that needs to stop as soon as possible,” community and peace activist K.G. Wilson, from North Minneapolis, said. Two separate shootings in North Minneapolis over the holiday weekend left one woman and one man dead.

07/06/2014

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North Mpls. House Fire Investigated As Arson

The Minneapolis Fire Department says a late Wednesday night house fire in north Minneapolis is being investigated as arson.

07/03/2014

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This Photographer Wants To Challenge How You See North Mpls.

A photographer has changed her view of Minneapolis’ toughest streets after what she’s witnessed this month. Sarah Hrudka set out to capture the real people of north Minneapolis and their reasons for calling it home. What started as a quick project turned personal.

06/27/2014

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Police: Brooklyn Center Teen Killed In Minneapolis Shooting

Authorities have identified a man who was shot to death early Saturday morning in north Minneapolis. Minneapolis Police were called at about 1 a.m. Saturday to the 4900 block of Camden Avenue North on a report of multiple shots fired.

06/26/2014

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Police: Fight Turns Deadly In North Minneapolis

Authorities are looking for at least one suspect after a fight turned deadly in north Minneapolis Monday night. Police were called at about 10:47 p.m. on a report of a fight in the street on the 3300 block of Penn Avenue North. While officers were on the way to the scene, a report of shots fired came in.

06/24/2014

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1 Hospitalized After N. Mpls. Shooting

One man was sent to the hospital after being shot in North Minneapolis early Saturday morning. Police responded to a call around 1 a.m. of a shooting in the 4900 block of Camden Avenue North. The victim was taken to North Memorial hospital with serious injuries.

06/21/2014

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Police Call For Expanding ShotSpotter Program In North Mpls.

Increased gun violence in north Minneapolis and a call for added protection has police asking to expand the ShotSpotter program. The City Council will vote Friday to provide extra funding to expand the program that officers say is a valuable crime fighting tool.

06/11/2014

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Woman Crashes Into Minneapolis Home

A woman crashed her car into a north Minneapolis home late Saturday morning, according to Minneapolis Police. The accident happened just before noon at a home near the intersection of 17th Avenue North and Thomas Avenue North.

06/07/2014

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All 3 Involved In Fatal North Mpls. Crash Did Not Have Licenses

Two people are recovering and a third is dead after a car and two motorcycles collided in north Minneapolis. Investigators are still working on the details surrounding this accident, but what they do know is that speed and alcohol were not involved in this crash.

06/05/2014

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1 Dead, 2 Hospitalized After Car Crashes Into Motorcycles In Mpls.

One man is dead and two people are hospitalized after a car crashed into two motorcycles in north Minneapolis on Wednesday afternoon. The accident occurred near the intersection of 23rd Avenue North and Penn Avenue North, according to Minneapolis Police.

06/04/2014

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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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Boy, 17, Shot Dead In Minneapolis Identified

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner has released the identity of the 17-year-old who was shot and killed over the weekend. Police were called to the 1600 block of Newton Avenue North just before 2 a.m. Sunday on a report of a shooting.

06/02/2014

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Police: Officer Shoots Suspect During Chase In Mpls.

A gunfight between two men on the city’s north side ended Friday afternoon with police chasing the suspects on foot and shooting one of them.

05/30/2014

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Twin Cities Home Ownership Gap Widens Along Race Lines

A report released Tuesday is giving us some new insight on home sales in the Twin Cities. It takes a look at how neighborhoods in Minneapolis and St. Paul seem to be recovering from the foreclosure crisis.

05/27/2014

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3 Years After North Mpls. Tornado, Herons Are Flourishing

Three years ago on Thursday, a devastating tornado ripped through north Minneapolis, tearing up trees, knocking down homes and killing two people.

05/22/2014

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Grand Jury Indicts 2 In 1999 Minneapolis Killing

A grand jury has indicted two St. Paul men in a 15-year-old murder case. Authorities allege 32-year-old Earl Vang, of St. Paul, was one of two men who shot and killed 19-year-old Miguel McElroy outside a north Minneapolis convenience store July 9, 1999, after a drug deal went bad.

05/17/2014

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Man Hits Minneapolis Cop With Car, Flees

A man struck a Minneapolis Police officer with his car before leading authorities on a high-speed chase in Minneapolis early Saturday morning. Police responded to a domestic disturbance at the 2200 block of Pierce Avenue Northeast at about 4:30 a.m.

05/17/2014

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12-Year-Old Mpls. Peace Activist Headed To Boston Conference

For four years, a 12-year-old from north Minneapolis has dedicated his life to bettering his community. Dylan Halberg is known as a peace activist. He is present at most peace vigils held in the community for victims of violence. Now he has an opportunity to go to Boston and participate in a leadership conference.

05/15/2014

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Man With Service Dog Sues Minneapolis McDonald’s

A Minnesota man is suing McDonald’s after he says a manager told him he wasn’t welcome with his service dog. Robert Mingo uses a wheelchair. His dog, a springer mix named Max, helps with everyday tasks. Mingo filed a discrimination lawsuit against the store.

04/24/2014

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Summit Addresses Violence, Crime In North Mpls.

North Minneapolis makes up 20 percent of the city, but 50 percent of the city’s murders have taken place there in the past 14 years. Community, philanthropic and religious leaders joined police and U.S. and county attorneys to have a candid and intimate discussion on Friday.

04/18/2014

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Job Fair Held For Vikings Stadium Workers

Politicians said the new Vikings stadium would create jobs, and Thursday we have some proof. A job fair was held at the Sabathani Community Center in north Minneapolis to connect the construction firms involved in the stadium with skilled workers. The firms aim to recruit women, minorities and veterans to work on the project, due in part to a provision of the stadium legislation which sets aside a percentage of jobs for these groups.

04/03/2014

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Loving Yourself: North Mpls. Hosts Event Focused On Women’s Health

The Heritage Park Senior Services Center in north Minneapolis is hosting a gathering Wednesday focused on African-American women’s health. The event, called Loving Yourself, is described as an “intergenerational gathering of black women.’

03/18/2014

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Stray Bullet Hits Sleeping Woman In Minneapolis

A women was shot by a stray bullet while sleeping early Sunday morning, according to Minneapolis Police. The incident happen just after 2:30 a.m., when a bullet struck the woman in her arm while she was asleep in an upstairs bedroom in a home on the 700 block of Sheridan Ave. N. The victim suffered non-life threatening injuries, and refused medical transport.

03/16/2014

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