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3 children among 5 dead in Minneapolis fire

February 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

MINNEAPOLIS — Paul Cox woke up around 4:45 a.m. Friday when he and his family smelled smoke. They ran outside and saw their upstairs neighbor leaning out a back window of their burning North Minneapolis duplex, screaming. Cox asked the man what was…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Report: Twin Cities air reaches dangerous levels

April 25, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The American Lung Association says air in the Twin Cities has gotten so dirty it might violate federal health standards. Ramsey County got an “F” for the first time since the Lung Association began compiling the annual report. Continue Reading

Weapons screening approved for Hennepin County suburban courts

March 14, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Weapons screening will be set up at Hennepin County’s suburban courts following safety concerns raised by a judge and a recent shooting at the Cook County courthouse in far northeastern Minnesota.
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Minnesota’s largest school district to vote on lawsuits settlement over bullying policy

March 5, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Anoka-Hennepin School Board is to vote on the settlement at its board meeting tonight. Anoka-Hennepin has about 39,000 students in more than 35 schools north of Minneapolis and St. Paul.

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Largest Minnesota school district ends policy blamed for bullying

February 14, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

With only one dissenting vote, the Anoka-Hennepin School Board on Monday night dropped a policy that is the subject of two lawsuits by critics who contend it muzzled teachers and prevented them from holding effective discussions to reduce bullying against students who are gay or perceived to be gay. Continue Reading

Prosecutor: Hit-and-run victim’s blood ‘was all over’ Amy Senser’s car

January 24, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

After striking and killing a Roseville, Minn., man on an Interstate 94 exit ramp, Amy Senser sped off and drove around for more than a half hour, talking on the phone, before she drove back by the scene of the hit-and-run, according to an amended criminal complaint filed Monday. Continue Reading

Vikings stadium west of downtown Minneapolis good for business, says Hennepin County board chair

December 14, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Board Chairman Mike Opat says downtown businesses prefer to build near the Twins’ Target Field, even though Mayor R.T. Rybak says rebuilding on the current site east of downtown would be cheapest. Opat was a key player in the deal that got Target Field built. He spoke at the unveiling of a 15-year development plan for downtown. Continue Reading

Authorities remove Occupy Minnesota property

December 6, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Hennepin County authorities have removed tarps and chairs used by anti-Wall Street protesters from a plaza outside the government center in Minneapolis.
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Authorities in Minneapolis take down Occupy MN demonstrators’ tents

December 1, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Hennepin County security employees moved in about 4 a.m. and took down 27 tents that had been set up Wednesday evening on a plaza between the county government building and City Hall. The county has forbidden the tents. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Lisa Kiava says about 45 protesters were there at the time, but no one was arrested. Continue Reading

Occupy MN protesters defy order, set up tents in downtown Minneapolis

November 30, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Anti-Wall Street protesters in Minneapolis are defying a judge’s order and pitching tents on the plaza outside the Hennepin County Government Center. Demonstrators started setting up tents during a rally Wednesday evening. Others gathered around the tents in a tight circle. Continue Reading