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Hennepin County Conducts Warrant Sweeps Across Metro

Law enforcement agencies from across the Twin Cities are working together on a warrant sweep for domestic violence offenders in Hennepin County. More than 50 officers representing 14 different counties began the sweep around 7 a.m. Wednesday.

07/17/2013

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Gun Control Advocates Upset By Support For Watered-Down Bill

An unexpected twist came Wednesday in the efforts at the Capitol to curb gun violence. A majority of the House is now backing a new plan to modestly revise the state’s gun laws.

03/06/2013

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Henn. Co. Sheriff And Obama Discuss Guns, Mental Illness

Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek and several other law enforcement officials met Monday with President Barack Obama at the White House to discuss gun violence and mental illness.

01/28/2013

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Mound Firefighters Hailed For Lake Minnetonka Ice Rescue

For firefighters at the Mound Volunteer Department, winter is a busy time of year. Calls for help come in not just for fire, but also ice rescue.

01/19/2013

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Hotel Workers Learn How to Spot Child Sex Trafficking

Law enforcement officials are working with Twin Cities hotels to put a stop to child sex trafficking.

01/08/2013

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Hennepin Deputies Train For Shooting Disasters

It was a chaotic scene as police and county deputies swarmed onto Accent Signage property in Minneapolis last September 27. There had been a workplace shooting with multiple victims.

12/21/2012

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Authorities Name Soldier Whose Ft. Snelling Grave Was Disturbed

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office has named the soldier whose grave at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery was found disturbed Thursday morning.

07/13/2012

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Hennepin County Seeking Volunteers To Be Special Deputies

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is seeking qualified candidates to volunteer as Special Deputies. Special Deputies perform public safety duties at community events, crime scenes, on water, and during emergencies. The Sheriff’s Office currently has 125 Special Deputies, who provided more than 15,300 hours of service in 2011 alone.

07/13/2012

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Free Life Jackets Available For Lake Minnetonka Boaters

Three locations on Lake Minnetonka will provide free life jackets for the rest of the summer. Boaters can borrow life jackets through the Kid’s Don’t Float Program, courtesy of the Safe Kids Northwest Metro Coalition, North Memorial Medical Center, and the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office.

06/29/2012

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New Director Named For Hennepin Co. Crime Lab

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office Crime Lab – a state-of-the-art forensics laboratory that serves 35 agencies — has a new director, authorities say.

06/08/2012

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Good Question: Who Sounds Tornado Sirens Around MN?

During Severe Weather Awareness Week, Minnesota counties and cities tested all of their tornado sirens. But who decides when the sirens should be sounded? And who pushes the button?

04/19/2012

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Program Aims To Transition Veterans Back To Daily Life

As our service men and women return home from their tours of duty, falling back into a daily routine can be a difficult challenge. That’s especially true on the job front, whether it’s returning to work or finding employment.

01/28/2012

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Occupiers: We Plan To Stay As Long As It Takes

Weeks after protests started on Wall Street, the movement to take a stand against corporate greed has now moved into Minnesota.

10/07/2011

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Hennepin Co. Sheriff Warns Boaters To Be Safe

Three serious boating accidents over Memorial Day weekend — one of which was fatal — have deputies on the lookout for dangerous behavior.

05/31/2011

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