Some Hennepin County Businesses To Start Composting Food Waste In 2020Thousands of businesses in the metro will soon be forced to start composting and recycling their food waste. It's part of a new ordinance Hennepin County created for businesses producing more than a ton of trash every week.
Hennepin County Votes To Raise Tobacco Age To 21 In More CommunitiesHennepin County officials voted Tuesday to raise the legal age to buy tobacco to 21 in a handful of cities within the county.
Sheriff: Nearly 40 Citations, 0 Injuries Relating To Impaired Boating Over July 4 HolidayThe Hennepin County Sheriff's Office reports they issued nearly 40 citations, but did not respond to any impaired boating-related injuries or deaths over the Fourth of July Holiday. 
Brooklyn Center Babysitter Guilty Of Unintentionally Murdering InfantA babysitter charged with murdering an infant in March 2018 was convicted guilty of unintentional second-degree murder and third-degree assault Friday. Jennifer Baldwin, 38, had her jury trial in Hennepin County just before noon Friday.
Hennepin County Launches Overdose Prevention CampaignThe initiative, Survival Through Overdose Prevention, includes drug enforcement, treating those dealing with addiction in jails and using specialized tools to prevent fatal overdoses. Officials launched the campaign Thursday.
Hennepin County Seeks To Raise Tobacco Age To 21Another local government is considering raising the age to buy tobacco to 21.
String Of Thefts Reported In West Hennepin CountyAuthorities are warning west Hennepin County residents after multiple burglaries were reported Friday in Independence, Loretto and Orono.
Wake Restrictions In Hennepin, Kandiyohi CountiesHennepin and Kandiyohi Counties implemented no-wake restrictions for lakes with high water levels, the Sheriff's Offices said. The restrictions prevent damage to lake properties and structures, and the lakes remain open to the public, officers say.
Minnehaha Creek Watershed District Warns Of Potential FloodingWith heavy rain expected in coming days, the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District is advising Minnesotans of the potential for localized flooding.
Hennepin County Increases Patrols Near Synagogues After ShootingSheriff Dave Hutchinson says Hennepin County has increased patrols near synagogues in the wake of a San Diego shooting.
Buffalo Man Killed In Head-On Crash With SemiA 49-year-old man died Saturday when a semi crossed the median on Highway 55 and struck his vehicle head-on in Hennepin County.