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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Police in Chaska say that in the last week a woman was arrested for domestic assault following an argument over burned popcorn.
Authorities in Ferguson, Missouri, say a 20-year-old man faces charges following the shooting last week of two police officers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The University of Minnesota announced Wednesday it will reduce the number of incidents it uses race to describe criminals.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
Body cameras are quickly becoming part of the uniform for several police forces across the country and in Minnesota. But there is some concern about what should happen to all the video.
Minnesota lawmakers are wading into a debate over access to footage caught on police body cameras. A law enforcement-backed proposal to put strict limits on who sees body camera videos was introduced Thursday in the House. A Senate version isn’t far behind.
Minnesota lawmakers are restarting a two-year-long push to set rules for how law enforcement agencies use automated license plate readers. The cameras are usually mounted on squad cars, logging car locations into a database. Police say they help track down stolen cars and aid in investigations.
Minnesota lawmakers opened hearings Thursday on a bill to regulate how long police can keep computer images of your car and license plate. Police store tens of thousands of those images — even if you haven’t committed a crime.
Minneapolis Police officers are being asked to keep an eye out for people on the street who may not be dressed properly, or are in need of help. “It doesn’t take long in these sub-zero temperatures for people to get hurt,” said First Precinct Inspector Medaria Arradondo. He says one of his officers has even started to hand out blankets to those in need.
Hamline women’s basketball player Jordan Sammons leads the MIAC in several statistical categories. Judging by her pre-game introduction, dropping hints is one of them.
Police are out in force across the metro this New Year’s Eve, trying to prevent end-of-the-year tragedies. This is one of those nights when people tend to drink a little more than usual and many of them end up behind the wheel.