The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office is attempting to secure funding to purchase an underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to expedite underwater searches and help protect divers. The device will help officers search dark depths in rivers and lakes to help locate criminal evidence and possibly drowning victims.
COVID cases, hospitalizations, and deaths in MN dominated by unvaccinated
The latest figures from October show a disproportionate number of deaths among the unvaccinated.
Top MN football recruit Jaxon Howard to announce college decision
He's the son of former Minnesota Viking Willie Howard.
MN trucking firm that used 'strength tests' to screen out women drivers to pay $500K
The company will pay $500,000 and offer jobs to the women it discriminated against.
On-the-run man charged with murder in fatal shooting at gas station
The suspect hasn't been arrested, and court documents say he poses a risk to public safety.
Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Wednesday, December 8
The latest details from the Minnesota Department of Health.
Couple ending festive lights display after dispute with sheriff over trespassing
Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald addressed complaints from over the summer on Facebook Saturday.
MN man, 60, still missing despite 'extensive search efforts'
Local authorities are now asking for the public's help locating the man.
Beloved Uncle Sven's Comic Shoppe in St. Paul closes after 39 years
The hallway-sized shop with "a big heart" closed in late November.
'Weird Al' Yankovic to perform in 3 Minnesota cities in the summer
The singer will make stops in Duluth, Mankato and Minneapolis.
St. Paul brewery to require proof of vaccination or negative COVID test
Staff will also be required to wear masks and test negative for COVID.
Winter storm watch issued as Friday storm track wobbles
The latest model runs show the heaviest snow a bit north of where the watch is in place.
52-year-old man dies in crash on snowy Twin Cities road
The crash happened Tuesday morning.
Hennepin County: OccupyMN costs sheriff’s office nearly $300,000
The protests in downtown Minneapolis began on October seventh. Sheriff’s deputies have made eight arrests and issued thirty-five trespassing notices.
New security measures begin at suburban Hennepin County courts
The county board recently voted to install the additional equipment after Judge Lloyd Zimmerman refused to hear cases in the suburbs because of lax security. Zimmerman's concerns were raised several weeks after the shooting in Grand Marais where a prosecutor and witness were critically wounded, the AP reports.
Hennepin County puts clamps down on intoxicated boaters
The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is taking Boating While Intoxicated (BWI) offenses very seriously, and has made 55 arrests this year to date. Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek called intoxicated boaters "a serious hazard" who "jeopardize the safety of everyone on the water."
Attorney General will try to get sheriff's deputies back on beat in Foley
The city recently ended its contract with the Benton County sheriff's department in favor of a less expensive deal with a private security company. Now Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson has offered to help mediate talks aimed at putting security back in the hands of sheriff's deputies.
Could robotic boats be the answer to invasive carp problems?
With the help of a $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation, computer scientists and biologists from the U have developed robotic boats -- called Carp Trackers -- that can locate and follow carp, allowing officials to net and remove the fish from lakes and rivers.
Foley puts plan to hire private security officers on hold
Last month, the central Minnesota city dropped their contract with the Benton County sheriff's office in order to save money. But Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson raised concern about possible legal ramifications of relying on private security.
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