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Officers Learn First Aid Skills To Help K-9 Partners

There is a certain type of police officer who is more prone to injuries that others — K-9s. The University of Minnesota’s College of Veterinary Medicine is trying to remedy that. They offered a new course for officers from all over the metro.

07/04/2015

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Airport Clears Police In Shooting Of Man Who Drove At Them

A Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport official says three officers have been cleared in the shooting of a man accused of trying to run them down with a car last month. Airport spokesman Patrick Hogan says an internal review and another investigation by the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office found the officers’ actions were justified.

05/12/2015

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Group Of Minn. Officers Rally Around Cop Families Dealing With Cancer

A group of police officers is answering a call for help from some of their own and accomplishing something great for Minnesota.

03/30/2015

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Bills Honoring Slain Police Officers Move Ahead

Minnesota is closer to memorializing two police officers killed on the job. Lawmakers want to name the road Mendota Heights Officer Scott Patrick lived on after him.

03/18/2015

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Police Camped In Jordan, In Pursuit Of Suspect In SLP Shootout

Authorities say a 41-year-old man is at large and is considered to be armed and dangerous after an officer-involved shooting in St. Louis Park Tuesday morning and brandishing a gun at a Byerly’s store.

02/03/2015

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Blue Alert System Would Air Info On Suspected Police Killers

Minnesota lawmakers are debating a statewide alert system that would be used by law enforcement and broadcasters when a police officer is hurt.

02/03/2015

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Is St. Paul Next Up For Police Body Cams?

St. Paul may be the next city in the state to put body cameras on police officers. The city council is considering a resolution asking the police department to include a pilot program in its next budget request.

02/03/2015

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Suspect, Officers Identified In Blaine Shooting

Authorities have released the identities of the suspect and police officers involved in a shooting in Blaine Thursday morning.

01/23/2015

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Bloomington Cops ID’d In Fatal Shooting

The Bloomington Police Department has released the identities of the police officers involved in fatal shooting of a 24-year-old man. On Jan. 15, Bloomington police were called to the 9900 block of Briar Road just after 11 p.m. on a report of a suicidal person. When officers arrived, they accounted an armed, white male outside the residence.

01/21/2015

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Minneapolis Officer Reflects On Attending NYPD Officer’s Funeral

Police officers from the Twin Cities traveled halfway across the country to honor a fallen New York City officer. Officer Rafael Ramos and his partner, officer Wenjian Liu, were gunned down while sitting in their squad car in Brooklyn on Dec. 20, 2014.

01/02/2015

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Another Round Of Protests In Mpls. Sunday

Sunday marked another day of protests in Minneapolis. The protesters are joining a nationwide effort to demonstrate against what they consider police brutality. It follows the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, two men who were killed by police officers. In both cases, grand juries reviewed the evidence and did not indict the officers.

12/07/2014

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No Charges Against Officers In Fatal Day Care Shooting

The Anoka County Attorney’s Office says there will be no charges against two Ramsey Police officers involved in the fatal shooting of 21-year-old Chaz Michael Havenor. On Aug. 28, 2014, the two officers answered a call of a suspicious car in the parking lot of The Learning Lodge, on the 6100 block of 157th Lane Northwest.

11/17/2014

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Off-Duty Officers May Bring Guns To Vikings Games

A Hennepin County court has struck down an NFL policy preventing off-duty Minnesota police officers from bringing their firearms to Vikings games. Two police organizations challenged the rule, arguing that NFL policy cannot trump state law.

08/14/2014

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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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Hennepin Co. Law Enforcement Conducting Warrant Sweeps

Police officers, sheriff deputies and FBI agents in Hennepin County will be making an extra effort on Tuesday to find drug offenders with warrants.

06/10/2014

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BCA: 2 Shot By Officers In Eden Prairie Had Knife; Officers ID’d

The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has released more information in the deadly highway shooting in Eden Prairie last week.

02/12/2014

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Franklin’s Family Attorney: Uptown Shooting Case Not Over

The attorney for the family of Terrance Franklin, who was shot and killed by police in Uptown, says the case is not over, despite a grand jury decision.

09/26/2013

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Man Sentenced For Shooting At 2 Cops After Fight With Brother

A 41-year-old West St. Paul man has been sentenced for shooting at two police officers after a fight at his home with his brother Sunday morning, according to the Dakota County Attorney’s Office.

09/12/2013

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Community Demands Action, Harteau Apologies Over Race-Related Issues

Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau met with a Citizen’s Advisory Council this afternoon to talk about the recent race-related problems involving a handful of officers. Off-duty officers allegedly used racial slurs during recent bar fights in both Green Bay and Apple Valley.

08/07/2013

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2 Mpls. Police Officers Placed On Administrative Leave

Sources have confirmed with WCCO that two Minneapolis police officers have been placed on paid leave in connection to an incident in Green Bay, Wis. last month.

07/26/2013

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St. Paul Man Acquitted Of Murder Charges Against Police Officers

A 41-year-old West St. Paul man accused of shooting at two police officers after a fight at his home in March of 2012 was acquitted of murder charges, but was found guilty on felony assault charges, Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom announced Wednesday.

07/17/2013

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Local Officers Participate In Active Shooter Training

It seems like there has been a string of shooting rampages all across the country over the last year, and now the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is providing training sessions of how to deal with a situation where an active shooter is involved.

06/11/2013

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Bill: Extra $5 On Insurance Policies To Fund Police, Firefighter Pensions

Take a close look at your homeowner and auto insurance policies — the cost may be going up. Minnesota lawmakers are considering a bill to add a $5 surcharge on every policy in the state.

04/04/2013

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St. Paul Police Officers Recall Dramatic Ambush

For the first time, the St. Paul police officers who were ambushed in October are talking about their horrifying experience.

01/17/2013

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Baxter Woman Accused Of Breaking Officer’s Ankle

A woman in Crow Wing County is accused of breaking a police officer’s ankle as she struggled against her arrest. Forty-four-year-old Jennifer Burnos, of Baxter, is charged with obstruction.

01/17/2013

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