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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
November 12, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
Minnesota’s Hennepin County schedules new cutbacks — in words A year after the federal government pledged in law to communicate rules and regulations in “plain language,” Hennepin County is sharpening its red pencils, slashing through bloated verbiage and simplifying websites to make it easier for residents to understand what their county is doing. The county is not alone in that endeavor.