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Hennepin County Board committee approves $2 million to clean up contaminated sites
The effort improves economic viability and disparity reduction of projects.
Man shot in both feet after interrupting car break-in in St. Paul
His injuries were not life-threatening, police said. No arrests have been made.
Renting rooms for homeless got too expensive, so Hennepin County bought hotels
More than $25 million was spent to buy five motels and hotels and another property.
A $250,000 check will help Minnesota group buy back land taken from Native Americans
The Indian Land Tenure Foundation recently returned 28,000 acres to Bois Forte Chippewa tribe
New Hennepin County Sheriff Dawanna Witt announces command staff
They have 130 years of combined law enforcement with the Sheriff's Office.
Two Hennepin County employees stole computer parts and fixed timecards, charges say
Both have been fired, prosecutors say. One made $4 million reselling county purchases.
'It's time': Hennepin County's Freeman retires after 24 years
While he initiated reforms on juvenile justice, domestic violence, misdemeanor drug offenses and bail requests, Freeman received the most publicity — and criticism — over the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police.
Hennepin County Board acknowledges land and water taken from area Native Americans
The document, part of a three-year effort put together by a diverse workgroup including Native American county elders, was read to the full board and approved last month.
Hennepin County report details racist, sexist comments by Sheriff David Hutchinson
Sheriff vigorously denies the allegations, saying he was the target of detractors.
Hennepin County Board approves $100 million for Southwest light rail budget for next year
Commissioners also approve $2.61 billion budget for 2023