A new 'one-strike' policy requires deputies to check jail detainees every 30 minutes or face discipline. Since it started, fully one third of the adult detention deputies were reprimanded.
Charges: Cop feared for his life during struggle for gun with suspect
Allen Denzel Oliver-Hall has been charged with second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon.
Shootout near Erik's Bike Shop, Lunds & Byerlys in Burnsville
Police say youths were shooting at each other on Saturday afternoon.
Fishermen find body floating in Minnesota River in Shakopee
The body was found upstream from Minnesota River Heritage Park.
Minneapolis man dies after crash leaves him pinned under vehicle
Clemente Garcia, 20, died Wednesday morning.
19-year-old gunned down marks 43rd homicide in Minneapolis this year
The victim's identity has not been released.
Woman breaks free after being kidnapped and taken to Brooklyn Park
The woman was taken by force as she arrived at her work in Plymouth.
Planned Parenthood suspends abortion services in WI due to 173-year-old law
A battle in the courts is likely coming.
How the fastest animal on the planet returned to MN after local extinction
The fastest animal on Earth had once vanished from Minnesota and Wisconsin.
St. Paul's new 'skate trail' brings non-traditional park to life
Gateway Park is the first of four parks to open in the Highland Bridge redevelopment.
80 mph winds, large hail possible with severe storms in MN
A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for much of the state until 3 a.m. Saturday.
30 people evacuated as flooding hammers small town
It's assumed that at least eight inches of rain fell in Randall, with more heavy rain expected Friday night into Saturday morning.
Hennepin County Board approves new policy banning OccupyMN camp-out
While the policy doesn't officially go into effect until next week, the Southwest Journal reports sheriff's deputies were ordered to take down signs and personal items that were left unattended at Government Plaza.
Hennepin County to vote on new policy that would force out protesters
The Hennepin County Board will vote on a new policy on the public's use of government grounds on Tuesday. Under the policy, no one would be allowed to sleep outside the government center or tape up posters or signs.
Family sues Olmsted County over jail inmate's death
The lawsuit claims jail staff prescribed a lethal dose of methadone for Cody Laganiere in 2010. The coroner's report found that the methadone was one of the factors that contributed to an accidental death. In the last year Olmsted County has settled three wrongful death lawsuits involving jail inmates.
Rybak and policy director disagree on...policy
Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak's policy director, Peter Wagenius, is running for a vacant state Senate seat and slammed stadium subsidies in a campaign statement Friday. Rybak initially opposed taxes or casinos as a stadium funding source, but has since proposed a citywide sales tax for a Vikings stadium in Minneapolis.
Anoka-Hennepin teachers aim to show policy a lesson
The school district's proposed policy is a response to accusations of harboring anti-gay sentiment. The measure would bar teachers from taking a stance on "controversial topics." The language of the policy is similar to the district's current one, which has some teachers calling the effort "redundant" and "unnecessary."
2 students hurt after tree branch falls on them during field trip in Olmsted County
Police say the class from Willow Creek Middle School was on a field trip at Oxbow Park in Byron when strong winds caused a tree branch to fall on them. The Post Bulletin reports one of the students was pinned under the tree limb for a short time.
More than two dozen arrested in Olmsted County warrant sweep
Authorities arrested 25 of Southeast Minnesota's most violent criminals. The warrants were for a number of violent offenses, including drive-by-shootings and drug sales. Nine government agencies, including the U.S. Marshall Service, helped make the arrests.
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