The shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri nearly two weeks ago has sparked larger conversations about how often police use lethal force and when it is necessary. A report published earlier this year by the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension shows how often law enforcement officers used their guns Read more →
The Minnesota Zoo will introduce four new Canada lynx kittens today. The kittens were born in May, but the zoo says they’ve been nursing, growing and bonding with their mom. Read more →
Former Ramsey County Sheriff Bob Fletcher will be back on the ballot this fall — but not to be the county’s top cop.
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Pepsi’s pitching its vitamin water to St. Paul with a picture of the Minneapolis Stone Arch Bridge? Come on. Read more →
Minneapolis, which has hosted a beard-off for the previous five years and boasts a Minneapolis Beard and Mustache Club, was ranked sixth most facial hair-friendly city in the country. Read more →
As the investigation into this week’s shooting death of Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick continues, Minneapolis police officers are remembering the loss of one of their own killed in the line of duty 12 years ago today. Officer Melissa Schmidt was fatally wounded by a suspect in the bathroom of a public housing high Read more →
Spencer Cronk, who has led the State Department of Administration since 2011, got the nod Tuesday as Mayor Betsy Hodges’ nominee for city coordinator. The coordinator oversees the city’s finance, human resources, information technology and communications departments. Also under the coordinator are such disparate services as animal control, emergency management and lobbying. The Department of Read more →
Four of the five people indicted in U.S. District Court earlier this year in an alleged gun straw purchasing conspiracy have pleaded guilty. Last week, Keniko Bland, 20, pleaded guilty to illegally receiving a firearm. And earlier this month, Diontre Hill, 21, and Raheem Watkins, 21, both pleaded guilty to charges of being felons in Read more →
Does running for mayor of Minneapolis and coming in fourth place qualify you for a Wikipedia page? At least one person thinks Cam Winton isn’t “notable” enough. Read more →
Eddie Frizell, a deputy chief with the Minneapolis Police Department announced today he is running for Hennepin County Sheriff.
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