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Black Lives Matter Expects 1K To Block State Fair Traffic

The St. Paul chapter of Black Lives Matter has promised the first Saturday of the Minnesota State Fair will not be “business as usual.” Organizer Rashad Turner said Friday afternoon that he expects nearly 1,000 people will march from Hamline Park in St. Paul along Snelling Ave. to reach the front gates of the fair.

08/28/2015

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Officials Stepping Up DWI Enforcement Through Labor Day

More troopers wills be out on Minnesota roadways as the end of summer approaches, looking to crack down on drinking and driving.

08/20/2015

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Cyclist Says Rock That Hit Him Was The ‘Size Of A Grapefruit’

A Minneapolis bicyclist is recovering after a rock thrown from a vehicle hit him in the chest.

08/14/2015

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Police Training To Identify Veterans In Crisis

Some police officers across Minnesota are going through training on how to identify veterans in crisis.

08/07/2015

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Minneapolis Plans For Huge National Night Out Turnout

Tuesday is National Night Out, and hundreds of Minnesota cities are planning celebrations at a time.

08/03/2015

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Twin Cities Communities Gear Up For National Night Out

On Tuesday, people around the country will head out into their neighborhoods as part of National Night Out.

08/01/2015

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Friends Mourn Woman Found Killed In Her North Mpls. Home

Friends are mourning the loss of a woman who dedicated her life to helping others. Police found the body of 68-year-old community activist and prominent artist Susan Spiller Thursday. They believe someone broke into Spiller’s home and killed her.

07/17/2015

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Minneapolis Artist Found Dead In Home After Break-In

Minneapolis police say officers responded to a welfare check at a home on the city’s north side Thursday morning and found a woman’s body inside.

07/16/2015

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St. Paul Police Ask For Public Feedback On Body Cameras

The St. Paul Police Department is asking for the public to weigh in on the use of body cameras. They have released a 15-question survey that focuses on whether or not people think they would be effective in improving trust between the community and law enforcement.

07/16/2015

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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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Police Survey: Most Minnesotans Approve Of Local Police

Despite recent high-profile police killings, most Minnesotans are still strongly supportive of their local police forces.

06/29/2015

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Disorderly Conduct Charges Dropped In Pedal Pub Ambush

A disorderly conduct charges have been dropped in last month’s water gun ambush of a pedal pub that was being used by off-duty police officers. The lawyer for Jason Leonard Carlton said that his client had just had his charge dismissed in the May 23 incident.

06/23/2015

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4 Plead Not Guilty In Pedal Pub Ambush

Four men who Minneapolis police say armed themselves with water guns and then attacked a passing pedal pub appeared in court Thursday.

06/04/2015

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6 Arrested Following Attack On Pedal Pub

Six people are now facing assault and disorderly conduct charges after police say they attacked a pedal pub with water balloons and squirt guns. It happened at about 6:30 p.m. Saturday in downtown Minneapolis. The aftermath of the attack was captured on cell phone video.

05/24/2015

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License Plate Readers Get New Regulations, Body Cams Won’t

Minnesota lawmakers have approved legislation imposing regulations on police agencies that use license plate readers, but they will wait for now to set new laws for body cameras. The compromise bill sent Sunday to Gov. Mark Dayton limits how long agencies can keep location data gathered by cameras on squad cars or at fixed locations.

05/18/2015

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Son Of Slain Elk River Police Officer Charged With Murder

The 21-year-old son of an Elk River police officer has been charged with murder in the shooting deaths of his father and older brother.

05/12/2015

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911 Dispatcher Creates First-Aid Kits For K-9 Officers

Police canines are usually the first members of law enforcement to enter a dangerous situation. Members of law enforcement tell WCCO that caring for K-9s is quite expensive. Plymouth Police Officer Matt Gliniany says it costs roughly $13,000 to raise and care for a typical police dog.

05/08/2015

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Police: Man Apparently Beaten To Death In Minneapolis

Minneapolis Police have responded to the scene of a probable homicide Tuesday morning. According to authorities, the incident happened on the 1800 block of 5th Avenue South after 5 a.m.

05/05/2015

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Mpls. Police Union President Delmonico Loses Re-Election Bid

The face of the Minneapolis Police union for 16 years has lost his bid for re-election. Lt. John Delmonico ran mostly unchallenged since taking the job in 1999. Lt. Bob Kroll, the long-time union vice president, will take the top spot.

04/30/2015

Lake Street Hennepin Uptown Police Squad Crash

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

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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