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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.
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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.

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