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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

City Government

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 $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

Hennepin County

Saturday brings a taste of fall, rain and thunderstorms

Showers and cooler temperatures will give Minnesotans a brief taste of fall today.

With highs in the 60s, it will be the coolest day since June 1… 146 more words


Hennepin Co. Sheriff Calls Increase In Violent Crime An 'Alarming Trend'

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office says violent crime has increased by 6 percent from the same time period in 2015, according to mid-year crime statistics report. 167 more words


Hennepin Co. Seeks 50 Households For 'Zero Waste Challenge'

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – If you’re steady recycler in Hennepin County who nevertheless is amazed at the amount of trash your household generates, then the county has a new initiative you’ll want to check out. 131 more words