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Henn. Co. Sheriff: Inmate Wanted After Release For Outstanding Warrant

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — An inmate was released Thursday from the Hennepin County Jail, but his departure was a little premature.

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office says Ryan Abraham Whiteis-Saks was released after his court cases were resolved, but authorities were not aware at the time that there was an outstanding warrant for his arrest in Dakota County. 50 more words


Police: Greenwood Man, 54, Critically Hurt By Fireworks

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 54-year-old Greenwood man is in critical condition after a fireworks mishap earlier this week, according to South Lake Minnetonka police.

Police have released few details, but say the man is at the Hennepin County Medical Center after the incident, which occurred on July 21. 36 more words


Hennepin Co. Hosts 8th Annual 'Hooked On Fishing; Not On Drugs' Event

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Prescription drugs and heroin are both problems in Hennepin County.

The Hennepin County Sheriff said many who use or take them are young people. 261 more words


Hennepin Co. Creates Map Of Public Cooling Centers

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A stretch of heat like we’re going to experience this week can be dangerous.

When we have several days of high heat and humidity in a row, health officials worry about people not getting a break and therefore putting their health at risk. 407 more words


Program to reduce teen pregnancy in Hennepin Co. gets $7.5M federal boost

A program that has proven successful on reducing teen pregnancies in Hennepin County has been given federal backing of $7.5 million over the next five years. 348 more words


Sheriff's 'Swap Spots' Make Craigslist Exchanges Safer

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Going through a tough breakup and do not feel safe dividing up your property? Feel unsure about a Craigslist meeting? The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office wants to help. 378 more words


Man shot in wave of weekend gun violence in Minneapolis dies

One of the eight victims of a surge of Fourth of July gun violence in Minneapolis has died.

The man, who has yet to be identified, was one of two males found with gunshot wounds early Sunday morning in the area of North 4th Street and Hennepin Avenue, where police managed to see a crowd flee the scene before they could question anyone. 216 more words