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Mpls. Police Unveil New Program To Connect To Community

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A group of religious and cultural leaders will help police in Minneapolis develop better community-police relations.

They’re part of a new Community Chaplain Program designed to connect cops and the community, expanding the role of police chaplain. 312 more words


'Global Vikings' Headed To Middle East To Support Troops

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Minneapolis-based Air Force Reserve Unit is on its way to the Middle East.  More than 100 members of the 934th Airlift Wing said goodbye to their families Tuesday morning as they make the two-day trip to southwest Asia. 326 more words


Citizen Group Files Lawsuit To Stop SWLRT Plans

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The Southwest Corridor Light Rail project has another obstacle to overcome after a group filed a lawsuit to stop it.

Lakes and Parks Alliance, a grassroots citizen group, claims the project violates state and federal law since the latest design was approved before the environmental impact study was complete. 295 more words


Use Of Force Expert Weighs In On St. Paul Skyway Arrest

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Questions surrounding police judgment have plagued Minnesota officers this week.

On more than one occasion, calls to investigate suspicious activity have led to the use of force. 369 more words


Terror Groups Using Social Media To Recruit In The Twin Cities

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Douglas McCain was not the first Minnesotan radicalized and recruited to fight in a foreign land.

In recent years, Minnesota has become a place where terrorist organizations recruit young people to fight jihad. 283 more words


Boy, 11, Struck By Car In North Branch

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Shattered glass and spray paint mark the stretch of Fill Avenue in North Branch, Minn., where an 11-year-old boy was hit by a car. 217 more words


Mpls. Public Schools Look To Curb Achievement Gap

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minneapolis Public Schools has rolled out a new achievement program that will specifically address the needs of the largest demographic group within the district — black males. 312 more words