Hennepin County

Officer Mohammed Noor (left) arrives with his attorney
February 26, 2019 - 6:18 am
The trial of a former Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an Austrailian woman in 2017 will be held without audio or video recordings. Several media outlets had requested permission to record the proceedings of Mohammed Noor's trial when it starts on April 1. The ruling by Hennepin...
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Sloane Martin
January 05, 2019 - 6:26 pm
At of the end of 2018, Hennepin County approved an ordinance requiring all cities with more than 10,000 residents to offer curbside organics recycling by January 2022. This is once city's experience. Richfield's free organics recycling pilot program launched in November, but it was in the works...
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Police Sirens
December 02, 2018 - 9:49 am
Minneapolis police are looking into what they are calling a suspicious death that happened Satuday afternoon. Paramedics tried to revive a man in an apartment on the 1900 block of Park Avenue south. The man died at the scene. Another man at the apartment who appeared physically injured was taken to...
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Michael Frank Simon
Hennepin County Sheriff's Office
Susie Jones
November 28, 2018 - 9:15 am
An escapee from the Hennepin County Jail has been caught during a traffic stop in Little Canada. 57 year old Michael Frank Simon was able to escape the jail about 7:00am Wednesday by apparently breaking a window on the seventh floor and climbing down to the ground below. An extensive manhunt...
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November 13, 2018 - 6:32 am
Hennepin County commissioner Jeff Johnson now knows when he'll retire from politics. The two-time GOP nominee for Minnesota governor told the StarTribune that he'll step down in 2020 when his term as commissioner expires. Johnson has lost the last two races for governor, in 2014 to Mark Dayton and...
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By Edgar Linares
Edgar Linares
November 07, 2018 - 7:08 pm
As of Wednesday, 2,340 votes separate incumbent Sheriff Rich Stanek and challenger Sergeant Dave “Hutch” Hutchinson for the title of Hennepin County Sheriff. Sheriff-elect Hutch claimed the victory, even though Stanek’s campaign released a statement saying the race was “too close to call.” On Hutch...
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Edgar Linares
June 08, 2018 - 5:58 pm
A recent spike in near drownings has local law enforcement asking people to be more cautious around bodies of water. “Over the last several weeks we’ve had four near drownings,” said Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek. “These are happening in swimming pools and backyard hot tubs.” Last year there...
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