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White House Identifies 5 Minn. Counties As Critical Drug-Trafficking Regions

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The White House has designated five Minnesota counties as critical drug-trafficking regions and is helping to tackle the problem.

The counties are Anoka, Dakota, Ramsey, Washington, and Hennepin. 88 more words


Teen Birth Rates Continue Downward Trend In Hennepin County

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Teen births are on the decline in Hennepin County, according to newly released figures.

The county’s 14.6 percent year-to-year decrease compares to an 11.6 percent decrease statewide. 105 more words


Hennepin Co. Reports Record Number Of Pre-Registered Voters

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — As we get closer to Election Day, Hennepin County is claiming the highest number of pre-registered voters in history.

Right now, more than 740,000 people have pre-registered to vote. 29 more words


Paulsen, Stanek Meet To Discuss Curbing Opioid Addiction

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Regional leaders came together Friday to share insight and discuss strategies for preventing opioid abuse.

The discussions come as President Barack Obama is pushing a new plan to fight the deadly heroin and opioid addiction that is affecting thousands around the country. 262 more words


Southwest Chaos; What it Will Cost You?

By Candace Oathout

So I have been watching the machinations that are being used to fund the Southwest Light Rail project. A project that lacks popular support. 649 more words

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Hennepin Co., Other Partners To Cover SWLRT Funding Gap

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Southwest Light Rail Transit project, whose future looked bleak after hopes of a special state legislative session were recently dashed, may now have another chance. 250 more words


The Slaves of William Aiken, Jr.

Aiken loaned at least $10,000 to the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis in the summer of 1857. He lived in Charleston, South Carolina and owned between 700 and 900 slaves there. 130 more words

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