You may not know it, but the woman walking her dog next to you in the park, or the business-suited man you pass in the skyway downtown may be carrying pistols. Read more →
Gang violence may behind the death of a man shot inside Epic nightclub Nov. 3, according to court documents filed recently in Hennepin County District Court. Police say Tyrone Washington Jr., 27, was shot in the downtown club and found dead outside on the sidewalk around 1 a.m. Homicide investigator Sgt. Emily Dunphy states in Read more →
The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) began keeping track of the race and gender of its civilian and sworn personnel in 2008. According to the data I received from the HCSO for the Lt. June Johnson discrimination complaint story, the numbers of women and racial minorities have increased slightly over the years since then. The Read more →
The Minneapolis police officer involved in a crash that killed motorcyclist Ivan Romero Olivares will not face punishment.
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Police officers wear bulletproof vests because they face the very real possibility of being shot or stabbed while performing their jobs. But what about police dogs? Over the years, several Minneapolis police dogs have been seriously injured or killed on the job. In 2000, K-9 Sam was awarded the department’s Medal of Honor after he Read more →
A Champlin homeowner called police at 7:30 a.m. on Halloween morning to report a shooting. The homeowner, identified in a complaint filed in Hennepin County District Court as M.C.D., showed police a bullet hole in the rear wall of his house. According to the complaint, the bullet traveled through his house, passed through a few Read more →
In his first run for elective office, Abdi Warsame won the race to represent Ward 6 on the Minneapolis City Council, soundly defeating incumbent Robert Lilligren, who was the first and only Native American city council member. In winning the seat, Warsame became the first Somali-American elected to the council, just seven years after arriving Read more →
For Surly Brewing Co. founder Omar Ansari, Tuesday was a long time coming.
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Dozens of veterans have embarked on a 23-mile walk to raise awareness about military suicides. The march began Friday morning at the VFW on Lakeshore Drive South in Richfield where it was headed to the State Capitol in St. Paul before ending at the VFW in Uptown Minneapolis. According to data compiled by the Department Read more →
Minneapolis police say on the afternoon of Oct. 13 a pair of brothers, Socrates J. Dejoachim, 24, and his older brother Picasso J. Dejoachim, 34, tried to kill a man in north Minneapolis by shooting at him from a car. According to the complaint filed this week in Hennepin County District Court, Picasso fired the gun Read more →