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Rise in homicide, rape lead to 8 percent violent crime spike in Hennepin Co.

Violent crime rose in Hennepin County last year – including a significant increase in homicides.

There was an 8 percent rise in violent crime in Minnesota’s largest county in 2015, the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office announced Friday, which it says is part of a “national trend” not just confined to the Twin Cities. 238 more words


Twin Cities Bus Driver Accused Of Inappropriately Touching 5-Year-Old Boy

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 52-year-old Eagan man is accused of inappropriately touching a 5-year-old boy he picked up from daycare, according to the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office. 145 more words


Minneapolis Man Charged In Brutal Sex Assault Of Unconscious Woman

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 39-year-old Minneapolis man is in custody after allegedly committing a brutal sexual assault of an unconscious woman.

Justin Lee Ironhawk, 39, was charged Friday with first-degree sexual assault for an incident that happened between Jan. 232 more words


Minnesota Couple Behind America’s 1st Gay Marriage Shares Their Story

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — In September of 1971, two Minnesota men made national headlines when they obtained a marriage license and got married here.

Michael McConnell and Jack Baker’s wedding started a legal battle that would last 44 years until the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage for all. 538 more words


A MN county destroyed nearly 11 tons of unused prescription drugs last year

There were a lot of unused and unwanted prescription drugs for the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office to get rid of last year.

Nearly 11 tons’ worth. 422 more words