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Mpls. Police Unveil New Program To Connect To Community

Minneapolis’ police chief said Thursday she’s enlisting the help of religious and cultural leaders to help the communication between different communities and police.

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Somali Group Pushes For Non-Pork Food Shelf

Issues of poverty and hunger in the Somali-American Community has many searching for a food shelf that provides non-pork products. Many say there are no food shelves that provide healthy products that do not compromise their religious beliefs. Food shelves can be a life line for people dealing with poverty and hunger.

09/15/2014

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Twin Cities Academy Named One Of The Best US Schools

An unassuming building on the east side of St. Paul is home to one of the best high schools in the nation — Twin Cities Academy. It was ranked 42 on the list of the nation’s top 500 schools by Newsweek Magazine. The rankings are based on how well they prepared students for college. TCA received a college readiness score of 97.25

09/10/2014

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‘Global Vikings’ Headed To Middle East To Support Troops

Members of a Minneapolis Air Force Reserve Unit are on their way to support troops serving in the Middle East. More than 100 airmen with the 934th Air Lift wing said goodbye to their families Tuesday morning and boarded four C-130s for the two-day trip to southwest Asia.

09/09/2014

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Citizen Group Files Lawsuit To Stop SWLRT Plans

The Southwest Corridor Light Rail project has another obstacle to overcome after a group filed a lawsuit to stop it. Lakes and Parks Alliance, a grassroots citizen group, claims the project violates state and federal law since the latest design was approved before the environmental impact study was complete.

09/08/2014

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Mpls. Schools End Suspensions For Youngest Students With Nonviolent Issues

The superintendent of Minneapolis Public Schools announced Friday that the school district will no longer suspend pre-K, kindergarten and first grade students for nonviolent behavior issues.

09/05/2014

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Fire Destroys Half Of Dorset’s Restaurants

Two of the four restaurants in Dorset — a town of just 22 people in northern Minnesota — were reportedly damaged by fire overnight as severe storms rolled through the area. The general manager of the Dorset House restaurant said that she had been informed that the restaurant was consumed by flames, but hadn’t been there to see the damage herself yet. Witnesses said that the neighboring Compañeros was also damaged by fire.

09/04/2014

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Police: Man Arrested For Indecent Exposure, Window Peeking Spree

A St. Cloud man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of 25 different incidents involving indecent exposure and window peeking. The St. Cloud Police Department says 33-year-old Kevin James Petroske was taken into custody at noon after a month-long investigation.

09/02/2014

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Talks To Continue Between Coleman, African-American Community Leaders

Leaders of St. Paul’s African-American community met behind closed doors Monday with Mayor Chris Coleman. The meeting was to address a video of a black man being arrested by St. Paul police, a video that has raised a great deal of concern.

09/01/2014

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Use Of Force Expert Weighs In On St. Paul Skyway Arrest

Questions surrounding police judgment have plagued Minnesota officers this week. On more than one occasion, calls to investigate suspicious activity have led to the use of force. Chris Lollie shot a video, that has now gone viral, as St. Paul Police arrested him in a Skyway in January.

08/30/2014

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Terror Groups Using Social Media To Recruit In The Twin Cities

Douglas McCain was not the first Minnesotan radicalized and recruited to fight in a foreign land. In recent years, Minnesota has become a place where terrorist organizations recruit young people to fight jihad.

08/27/2014

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Boy, 11, Struck By Car In North Branch

An 11-year-old North Branch boy was taken to the hospital Thursday evening after being struck by a car. North Branch Police say the incident happened just after 8 p.m. on Fill Avenue near the intersection of 375th Street.

08/22/2014

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Robbery Spree Plagues South Minneapolis

In the past two and half weeks, a rash of robberies have plagued three south Minneapolis neighborhoods. There have been 17 robberies total, half of which happened in the early morning hours. The rest occurred after 6 p.m.

08/21/2014

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Mpls. Public Schools Look To Curb Achievement Gap

Minneapolis Public Schools has rolled out a new achievement program that will specifically address the needs of the largest demographic group within the district — black males.

08/20/2014

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Guard Becomes First African-American Brigadier General In MN

The Minnesota Air National Guard is making history by promoting the first African-American to the rank of Brigadier General. David Hamlar has not only been a successful member of the air guard for more than 25 years, he has also had a successful civilian career as a surgeon.

08/18/2014

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