A collaboration between the Minneapolis Police Department and the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators will help people anonymously dispose of unwanted medications in a drop box at the department's Fifth Precinct in downtown Minneapolis. The police department says it has seen a 30 percent increase in overdose deaths as compared to last year.
5 names floating around in the NFL head coaching market
Who will the Vikings hire to replace Mike Zimmer?
Osseo district moves to distance learning; 'extremely high number' of absences
Some schools are down 25% of their staff due to illnesses.
Mike Zimmer offers statement after being fired by Vikings
Zimmer was fired on Monday after eight seasons with the Vikings.
Footprints near stuck SUV lead deputies to body of missing WI man
The 30-year-old had disappeared nearly a week ago.
Vikings' Kendricks says 'fear-based' approach not the way to go
The linebacker spoke to the media Monday after Mike Zimmer's firing.
Man charged in light rail knife attack and police squad arson
The separate incidents happened days apart, with the suspect now charged in both cases.
Biden Admin: Home COVID tests will soon be covered by insurance
The tests will be free with insurance starting Saturday.
Historic home in downtown Chaska on the market for $430,000
The property is zoned commercial and residential.
Vikings owner on Cousins situation: 'It's not a simple answer on all this'
The high-profile quarterback has a $45 million cap hit next season.
Duluth firefighters battling blaze at former Seaway Hotel
Wind chills were 35 below zero Monday morning.
Coller: Mike Zimmer set the bar high and then couldn't reach it
The head coach whose teams were known for their fight went out in back-to-back seasons in meaningless games. Few coaches survive that.
Rick Spielman issues statement after being fired by Vikings
Spielman was let go by the franchise he had called home for 16 years.
Minneapolis firefighter arrested after drug search at fire station
Police arrested a Minneapolis firefighter and two others after a narcotics search at the worker's fire station. Police say it's part of an ongoing investigation. The Minneapolis fire chief issued a written statement saying such actions by an individual can 'cast a shadow on the whole department.'
Protest costing Minneapolis police thousands of dollars in overtime
The cost of that overtime comes out to $43,500. The police department has also taken officers from other precincts, special operations division and strategic information center away from their daily duties to focus on protest duties.
Nowthen to drop their cops in 2012
The City Council approved a measure that will leave the community located 40 minutes north of Minneapolis without a contracted police force. The city stands to save $250,000 next year, but the Sheriff's Department will now only respond to issues of personal and public safety.
St. Paul police chief suspends crime lab drug testing
Drug testing is being temporarily suspended in the St. Paul Police Department crime lab, MPR reports. The action comes after a Dakota County court hearing this week when two crime lab workers and the director of the lab said the lab does not follow any written procedures for drug testing and does not document most of the steps they take when testing evidence for illegal drugs.
Rybak nominee would be first woman to lead Minneapolis police department
Mayor R.T. Rybak has nominated Janee Harteau to be Minneapolis' next Chief of Police. The 25-year veteran of the department would be the city's first female police chief. Harteau is currently an assistant to Chief Tim Dolan, who is retiring at the end of the year.
Police raid Duluth head shop for designer drugs
Over a dozen officers stormed the shop -- going through files and boxing up items. One person was arrested. The shop's owner says he's not selling any substances officially listed as banned in the state -- but acknowledged he operates in a gray area.
Minneapolis Police Department launches channel on YouTube
KSTP reports the department wants to reach a different audience and offer its own point of view to stories. The Assistant Police Chief adds the goal of the online channel is to "build trust, transparency and communications."
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