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Police Pursuit Ends In Uptown Squad Car Crash

A police squad car involved in a pursuit Tuesday morning was damaged in a crash in the Uptown neighborhood. According to the Minneapolis Police Department, Hopkins officers were chasing a suspect.

04/14/2015

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Police To Crack Down On Distracted Drivers

Police across Minnesota are stepping up enforcement this week against distracted drivers. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says most accidents are caused by drivers using cellphones, GPS navigation, music controls or eating and drinking.

04/14/2015

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Memorial Held For Drowned ‘U’ Student

They came from her hometown, her school and her college to say goodbye to Jennifer Houle. Several hundred gathered at Northrup Auditorium for Sunday’s memorial service.

04/13/2015

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Report: Twin Cities Losing Over $1M On Free Metro Transit Riders

A new report claims the Twin Cities is losing over a million dollars every year due to “fare dodgers,” meaning people who don’t pay for a ride on the light rail.

04/08/2015

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Records: 19-Year-Old Killed By Officer Trusted Police

Police released hundreds of documents Friday related to the fatal police shooting of a 19-year-old man in Madison, including records that show he told his mother he trusted police after a 2014 arrest.

04/05/2015

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Cell Video Shows Cop Allegedly Threatening To Break Teen Suspect’s Leg

A smartphone appears to have captured a Minneapolis police officer threatening a teenager. Seventeen-year-old Faysal Mohamed says the video — recorded on March 18 — shows an officer talking to his friend after they were pulled over.

04/03/2015

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Body Recovered From Mississippi River ID’d As Missing U Of M Student

Officials said the body of a young woman was recovered from the Mississippi River Wednesday evening. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s office said the body was found by the county’s water patrol near the 10th Avenue Bridge at about 7 p.m.

04/02/2015

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6 Suspects Caught In N. Minneapolis Home Break-In Wave

Police in Minneapolis today are investigating a rash of home break-ins.

Burglars have broken into at least 42 homes in North Minneapolis over the past two weeks.

03/31/2015

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Session 2015: Lawmakers Have Lots Left To Tackle After Break

The Legislature has reached its spring break before grinding its way to the May 18 mandatory adjournment. Once lawmakers return in early April they’ll concentrate on shaping a new two-year budget, but there’s much more hanging in the balance. Here’s a look at where many issues stand.

03/28/2015

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Good Question: How Effective Are Lie Detector Tests?

Ten-year-old Barway Collins has now been missing for a week. On Tuesday, Crystal police called his father a suspect in the boy’s disappearance. They say he failed a lie detector test.

03/25/2015

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Police Seek Help Finding Missing Crystal Boy

Authorities in the northwest metro are asking the public’s help in finding a missing 10-year-old boy. The Crystal Police Department says Barway Edwin Collins was last seen Wednesday afternoon near his apartment building on the 400 block of Douglas Drive North.

03/19/2015

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Pet Blog Video Of The Week: Dachshund Cops!

The world can’t get enough of wiener dogs on patrol! Crusoe the Celebrity Dachshund is back, and he’s still in hot pursuit of one dirty dog. You can get your Crusoe fix by visiting his own YouTube channel.

03/19/2015

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Cops: Woman Arrested For Assault After Burned Popcorn Argument

Police in Chaska say that in the last week a woman was arrested for domestic assault following an argument over burned popcorn.

03/18/2015

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Man, 20, Charged In Ferguson Police Shooting

Authorities in Ferguson, Missouri, say a 20-year-old man faces charges following the shooting last week of two police officers.

03/15/2015

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Minn. Lawmakers Debate Regulations For Police Body Cameras

Minnesota lawmakers are struggling to regulate new technology allowing police to wear body cameras and record everyday contacts with the public. The use of body cams is growing rapidly on police forces across the country, including Minnesota. It’s raising questions about when, and how, they can be used.

03/13/2015

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Mpls. Selected In Nat’l Initiative To Curb Racial Bias

Minneapolis has been selected as one of six cities to host a pilot initiative designed to improve relations between police and the communities they serve.

03/12/2015

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Legislature May Punt Body Camera Guidelines To Next Year

Despite body cameras’ growing use by police and concerns about how to handle sensitive footage, a top House lawmaker said Wednesday he plans to hold off on passing any restrictions this year. Rep. Tony Cornish, chairman of the House’s public safety committee, told The Associated Press he may instead push for a study and perhaps tackle the issue again in 2016.

03/11/2015

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Walker Becomes More Involved In Wake Of Police Shooting

A representative for the family of a 19-year-old biracial man shot and killed by a white Madison police officer says Gov. Scott Walker promised to call the man’s mother to help console her.

03/11/2015

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Police Investigating 2 Fatal Crashes In Twin Cities

The Minnesota State Patrol says two motorists were killed in separate accidents in the Twin Cities early Sunday morning. The first crash happened at about 2 a.m. Sunday at an intersection in Burnsville.

03/09/2015

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Protests Follow Fatal Police Shooting Of Unarmed 19-Year-Old

Peaceful protesters in Madison took to the college town’s streets with chants of “Black Lives Matter” following the fatal shooting of an unarmed, black 19-year-old by a white police officer, who authorities say fired after he was assaulted. The city’s police chief said he understood the anger, assuring demonstrators his department would defend their rights as he implored the community to act with restraint.

03/08/2015

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Good Question: What’s The Harm In Using Racial Descriptions?

The University of Minnesota announced Wednesday it will reduce the number of incidents it uses race to describe criminals.

02/25/2015

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Lawmakers Advised To Set Data Policy Beyond Police Body Cams

Minnesota lawmakers are being advised to think beyond police officer body cameras as they consider how to manage loads of data being scooped up by newer law enforcement tools. Government data policy expert Don Gemberling told the House Civil Law Committee on Tuesday that fast-evolving technology makes it important that any rewrite of access laws isn’t too narrowly focused.

02/10/2015

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For Police Body Cameras, Big Costs Loom In Storing Footage

The rush to outfit police officers with body cameras after last summer’s unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, threatens to saddle local governments with steep costs for managing the volumes of footage they must keep for months or even years, according to contracts, invoices and company data reviewed by The Associated Press.

02/06/2015

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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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Dayton Says Body Cam Video Should Be ‘Carefully Limited’

As Minnesota’s debate over police body-camera footage revs up, Gov. Mark Dayton says the data captured “needs to be confined and carefully limited.”

02/02/2015

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