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2 hrs ago | Star Tribune

Two men arrested, charged in case of burned body found near Minneapolis dumpster fire

Two men were charged Wednesday in the brutal death of a 31-year-old man whose scorched body was found Aug. 7 near a burning dumpster in south Minneapolis .

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Related Topix: Minneapolis, MN, Brooklyn Center, MN

4 hrs ago | Star Tribune

Zebra mussels found in Hennepin County's Christmas Lake

Zebra mussels have been found in a popular recreational lake in the Twin Cities' west metro area, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Minnetonka, MN, Shorewood, MN

8 hrs ago | KSTP

Man Pleads Guilty to Murdering Woman, Hiding Body in Impounded Car

The man charged with murdering two women and hiding their bodies in cars that were impounded has pleaded guilty to second degree intentional murder in one of the deaths.

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Related Topix: Anoka County, MN, Columbia Heights, MN

8 hrs ago | St. Cloud Times

Sex offender meeting canceledSex offender meeting canceledA Level 3...

Sex offender meeting canceled A Level 3 sex offender who was planning to move to Stearns County has changed his mind.

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Related Topix: Stearns County, MN

9 hrs ago | WWTC-AM Eagan

Southwest Light Rail Preliminary Plans Approved

The Southwest Light Rail Transit Project is one step closer to reality. The Hennepin County Board approved the preliminary design plans yesterday.

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15 hrs ago | Star Tribune

Hennepin County knew since 1993 of abuse, neglect allegations vs. Minneapolis couple

Hennepin County allowed a Minneapolis couple to keep custody of two of their children, despite having previously removed nine children from their care following accusations of neglect and abuse dating back to 1993, court records show.

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Related Topix: Drugs

19 hrs ago | Star Tribune

Minneapolis man charged with murder in shooting

Rico Howard was charged Tuesday with second-degree murder for the death of 53-year-old Kenneth Madison.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Star Tribune

Southwest light rail edges closer to final approval

"For this system to work for Minneapolis residents and not just for suburban commuters, we need safe, dignified and efficient transit connections," said Council Member Lisa Bender, shown in a file photo.

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Related Topix: Eden Prairie, MN

CBS Local

'Lady' Chisholm Pleads Guilty To Welfare Fraud

Andrea Chisholm and her husband, Colin, are accused of collecting more than $165,000 in welfare payments while living in a lake-front mansion.

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Star Tribune

North news briefs: Open house on 169/101st Av. study

A volunteer gathered prairie seeds at the Crow-Hassan Three Rivers Park. Volunteers are needed for this year's gathering.

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Related Topix: Brooklyn Park, MN, Maple Grove, MN, Osseo, MN, Champlin, MN, Washington County, MN

Business Journal

Guilty plea expected from wife accused of taking welfare while wealthy

One half of the couple accused of accepting welfare while wealthy is expected to plead guilty in court Tuesday afternoon, the Hennepin County Attorney's Office said.

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Related Topix: Deephaven, MN

KVOX-FM Fargo

Minn. primary turnout topped 10 percent barely

Certified results from last week's Minnesota primary show just more than 10 percent of the state's eligible voters cast ballots.

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Business Journal

Plymouth Building deal includes two other office buildings

Heartland Realty has acquired the 15 Building and the shorter, white complex next to it known as the 28-33 Building.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

Journal

Moriarty appointed Chief Public Defender in Hennepin County

MINNEAPOLIS Last week former New Ulm resident Mary Moriarty was appointed Chief Public Defender in Hennepin County.

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Related Topix: Macalester College

TwinCities

Charges against Dante Cunningham dropped in domestic assault case

In their dismissal notice, Hennepin County prosecutors said: "Based on further investigation, there is not proof beyond a reasonable doubt for the charged offense."

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Related Topix: Medina, MN

Star Tribune

Mpls. couple charged with murder of 2-month-old daughter

A Minneapolis couple, who had lost custody of nine of their children, were charged with murder Monday after their two-month old daughter suffocated in a laundry basket filled with an adult-sized pillow and blankets, where she regularly slept.

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Business Journal

Where Minnesota cops get their grenade launchers: Uncle Sam, of course

The protests in Ferguson, Mo., over the shooting of a teenager by a police officer - and local cops' well-armed response to the protests - have led to scrutiny over the use of military hardware by police departments.

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Related Topix: Ramsey County, MN

City Pages

Hit-and-run, stabbing, shooting mark unusually violent weekend in Whittier

Investigators work at the intersection of 26th Street and Lyndale Avenue South following a hit-and-run outside the Bulldog Friday morning.

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Related Topix: Minneapolis, MN

Sun Aug 17, 2014

CBS Local

Authorities ID Victims In Minneapolis Shooting, Stabbing

A 53-year-old man died in a shooting in south Minneapolis Friday night. He was identified by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner as 53-year-old Kenneth Madison of Minneapolis.

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Sat Aug 16, 2014

TwinCities

Minnesota: Getting acquainted with Jeff Johnson, Mark Dayton's challenger

The Republican challenger for Minnesota governor brings an approach honed as a "distinct minority" in public office.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Dayton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Minnesota, US Governors, Plymouth, MN, Opinion

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