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Minneapolis adding more officers to crime-plagued areas

In the wake of recent violence, city leaders announced more police officers will be put in crime-plagued areas of north and south Minneapolis through Labor Day, in an attempt to curb the spike in crime. Adding officers will cost the city about $300,000 in overtime pay.

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Next tiny Target coming to St. Paul neighborhood

Just one day after Target opened its first small-size store in Dinkytown near the University of Minnesota campus, the Minneapolis retailer announced where its next Target Express will go. The company plans a small store in St. Paul’s Highland Park. At 20,000 square feet, the tiny Targets are about one-sixth the size of their typical stores.

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A Somali singing star who left Minnesota to return to her homeland and serve in parliament was killed Wednesday in a drive-by shooting in Mogadishu. Singer Saado Ali Warsame had lived in St. Cloud and Minneapolis for five years. The Islamist militant group al-Shabab took responsibility for the killing.

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Missing: Minnesota man last seen in Sioux Falls area

Aaron Pearson, 41, was reported missing on Thursday.

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Protest for Tyre Nichols to be held outside MN Governor’s Mansion

Activists groups say they’ll call on Gov. Tim Walz and the Legislature to implement police reforms.

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Minnesota pool contractor banned from industry, must pay $2 million-plus

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison filed suit against Charles Workman and his company, MN Crete Pools, LLC, in August.

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St. Paul man identified as victim of north Minneapolis homicide

The shooting occurred on the 2200 block of Emerson Avenue North on Wednesday.

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Two youths seriously injured after being struck by driver in Bloomington

Police say the boy is in a critical condition, while the girl has severe injuries.

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Two men sentenced for carjacking in Rosedale Center parking lot

Leon Kismit Bell, 49, and Jack Mitchell Piche, 23, were sentenced in U.S. District Court on Jan. 20.

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Police identify White Bear Lake officer shot while serving warrant

The officer is a six-year veteran of the department.

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Minnesota Senate passes bill codifying abortion into state law

Having already passed in the House, it will now be sent to Gov. Tim Walz for signing into law.

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Tyre Nichols: Initial police version of events bear similarities to George Floyd killing

Memphis PD said Nichols complained of 'shortness of breath' following 'confrontations' with police, who in reality violently beat him.

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