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Hennepin County to expand social worker program to 21 police departments

The embedded social worker program aims to improve departments' responses to mental health and substance abuse calls.

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Charges: 'Road rage incident' precipitated fatal shooting on I-94

The victim and suspect allegedly got into a dispute on the highway's entrance ramp.

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Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman won't seek re-election

He was involved in some of the state's highest-profile cases.

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Smell of smoke follows thunderstorms in Twin Cities

Why does it smell like smoke after the rain? There's a simple answer.

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Minneapolis man dubbed a 'serial rapist' guilty in first of 12 cases he's facing

Kenyatta Buckles was found guilty on Monday in Hennepin County court.

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Minneapolis officers won't be charged in fatal shooting of Dolal Idd

Three officers fired their weapons at Idd outside a gas station on Dec. 30, 2020.

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Trial of former police officer Kim Potter will not be live streamed

Potter is charged in the April Killing of 20-year-old Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center.

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Hennepin EMS: New uniforms too similar to police, is dangerous

The union calls Hennepin Healthcare's decision to change paramedics' uniforms from brown to blue a "misguided aesthetic change."

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Hennepin County offering $100 VISA gift cards if you get a COVID vaccine

The county is using federal aid to try to boost the vaccination rate and lessen disparities.

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10 Minnesota counties have now hit 70% adult vaccination rate

The more transmissible Delta variant is adding urgency to the vaccination effort.

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Hennepin County approves $100,000 budget for vaccine incentives

The resolution will invest $100,000 in federal funding for the vaccine incentive program.

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Former state trooper pleads guilty to sending driver's explicit photos to himself

The victim uncovered the illegal behavior by tracking the phone with a laptop.

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Minneapolis woman dies in single-vehicle wreck in St. Louis Park

The crash occurred on Highway 7 near Highway 100 Saturday morning.

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Boy, 12, hospitalized after being pulled from Minneapolis pool

He was discovered at North Commons Water Park.

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Authorities ID woman found dead in burning car

The death has been deemed suspicious.

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5th Minnesota county clears 70% adult vaccination rate

Another 18 counties are closing in on the mark.

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Ramsey County becomes fourth to pass 70% adult vaccination rate

That's been a key threshold in discussions around herd immunity.

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Highway 12 between Orono and Independence closed for 4 months

Crews will be making safety improvements along the "Corridor of Death."

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Brooklyn Center City Council votes to create department for noncriminal calls

The resolution is named after Daunte Wright and Kobe Dimock-Heisler, who were both killed by police in Brooklyn Center.

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Teen charged in fatal Plymouth hit-and-run, victim identified

The crash killed a 65-year-old local man and his dog.

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Minneapolis man pleads guilty in shooting of girlfriend's ex

Rodney Velho admitted to shooting his girlfriend's ex boyfriend while he was dropping off children for a visit.