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1 hr ago | KSTP

Mpls. Police Step Up Patrols in Wake of Violent Night

Repeated calls to end the violence in north Minneapolis have fallen on deaf ears.

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2 hrs ago | Star Tribune

Hennepin County Judge Wernick heads into retirement after career in criminal defense

From the public defender's office to the social justice movement to arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court at age 33, Hennepin County District Judge Mark Wernick's career hit a lot of highs before he retired this month.

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Related Topix: US Supreme Court, US News, Violent Crime

2 hrs ago | CBS Local

Mpls. Teen Paralyzed By Stray Bullet To Be Honored

In November 2010, 12-year-old Guadeloupe Galeno-Hernandez was paralyzed after being hit by a stray bullet which went through her throat and severed her spine.

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3 hrs ago | Star Tribune

"The Three-Minute Outdoorsman"

Jim Williams has been watching birds and writing about their antics since before "Gilligan's Island" went into reruns.

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Related Topix: University of Minnesota

7 hrs ago | Star Tribune

Arrest made in north Minneapolis homicide after bus fight

Minneapolis police officers arrested a juvenile Friday morning just hours after he was allegedly involved in a fight onboard a Metro Transit bus that spilled onto a north Minneapolis street and erupted in gunfire, leaving one person dead.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

9 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Fox's Jarrett pleads guilty to disorderly conduct

In this file photo provided by the Hennepin County, Minn., Sheriff's Office is Fox News anchor Gregg Jarrett.

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20 hrs ago | Marshall Independent

Pair arrested in shooting await court appearance

Two men arrested in connection with a shooting near Granite Falls on July 18 are waiting for their first appearance in Yellow Medicine County District Court, court records said Thursday.

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Related Topix: Granite Falls, MN, Yellow Medicine County, MN

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Sentinel

News, Sports, Jobs, Community Info

One of the Republican candidates for governor is touring southern Minnesota on the heels of receiving several endorsements from state legislators in the area.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, Fairmont, MN, Good Thunder, MN, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Star Tribune

Legislators pick sides in Republican governor's race

With an insider's eye, Hot Dish tracks the tastiest bits of Minnesota's political scene and keep you up-to-date on those elected to serve you.

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KSTP

Zellers Inks Tax Pledge in Minnesota Governor Race

Republican candidate Kurt Zellers has signed a group's pledge that rules out any new taxes and most fees as budget options if he becomes Minnesota governor.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Dayton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Governors

City Pages

Everyone struggling to get info about cell phone tracking program

Everyone from journalists to politicians to activists have been fighting for years to learn the details behind Minnesota's controversial Kingfish and Stingray cell phone tracking programs, but lately, the state's been leaving them empty-handed.

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Related Topix: Journalism, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Star Tribune

Orono man jailed five days for junky yard

James Eli Shiffer, the Star Tribune's watchdog and data editor, digs into data and documents to uncover the news.

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Related Topix: Orono, MN

Twin Cities Daily Planet

OPINION | What is at stake in the primary election Aug. 12?

"Why should I even bother to go out and vote on Aug. 12? Mark Dayton and Al Franken are virtually unopposed.

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Related Topix: Mark Dayton, US Governors, Cornell University, St. Paul, MN, Opinion

Star Tribune

Man pleads guilty to killing bystander at Minneapolis bar

A Minneapolis man pleaded guilty Tuesday to second-degree murder in the shooting death of an innocent bystander in Champions Bar in Minneapolis last August.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Minneapolis, MN, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Business Journal

State sues Globe University and Minnesota School of Business over police program

"Going to college has long been a way for people to try to make a better life for themselves.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Star Tribune

Shorewood woman admits killing boyfriend, stuffing body in freezer

A Shorewood woman stopped her murder trial Monday by pleading guilty to killing her boyfriend and stuffing him in a freezer last summer.

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Star Tribune

GOP's Johnson underwent unexpected surgery for a 'perforated stomach'

With an insider's eye, Hot Dish tracks the tastiest bits of Minnesota's political scene and keep you up-to-date on those elected to serve you.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Amy Klobuchar, Mark Dayton, Maple Grove, MN, Otter Tail County, MN, Fergus Falls, MN

SFGate

Minnesota woman pleads guilty in freezer body case

A Shorewood woman charged with killing her boyfriend and stuffing his body in a freezer has pleaded guilty during her trial.

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KVOX-FM Fargo

Surgery lands GOP candidate Johnson in hospital

Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson was resting after a successful procedure on Monday afternoon at Maple Grove Hospital.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, Gary Johnson, Mark Dayton, US Governors

Sat Jul 19, 2014

TwinCities

Body of man found in Mississippi River near Coon Rapids Dam

A body that authorities said had been in the Mississippi River for some time was recovered Saturday night near the Coon Rapids Dam.

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