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Minneapolis giving up to $2 million in partnership with Hennepin County to ease the digital divide

The county has contributed $10 million to the program → Read More

Hennepin County enlists lake lovers to help prevent the spread of invasive species

Hennepin County is taking a new approach to encourage lake users to join its massive campaign to control the spread of invasive species in its waters. The county last year developed the "Lake Pledge" website and app, which encourages people to submit information about their favorite lake and the activities they enjoy. Users receive digital badges for watching videos on how to stop the spread of… → Read More

Hennepin, Ramsey counties brace for uptick in mortgage foreclosures after low rates during pandemic

Federal moratorium on foreclosures and strong housing market kept rates low. → Read More

How are Minnesota cities and counties dealing with rising gas prices?

From looking at hybrids to pushing carpooling, Minnesota communities are trying to find ways to handle skyrocketing costs. → Read More

Hennepin County job training program pays people on probation to learn construction skills

Hennepin County's program is only in the state that pays for job training. → Read More

Hennepin County could suspend or fire more than 100 employees who haven't received COVID vaccination

The County Board mandated the vaccine in November. The deadline for compliance is Monday, and the workers have exhausted their latest legal challenge. → Read More

Hennepin County Sheriff Hutchinson won't run for re-election after crash

David Hutchinson heard numerous calls to resign following allegations of drunken driving in a high-speed December crash. → Read More

Patricia Avery, a top human services official in Hennepin County, dies

She also was an innovator in community programs and racial equality in Iowa → Read More

2 teens charged in alleged metrowide carjacking wave

The defendants reported linked to nearly two dozen incidents across three metro counties. → Read More

Minneapolis police chief serves his last day

Medaria Arradondo announced he was stepping down last month → Read More

Majority of Hennepin County board calls for Sheriff David Hutchinson to resign

Sheriff says he plans to stay on after pleading guilty to drunken driving charge in December. → Read More

Hennepin County sheriff David Hutchinson says he has no plans to step down after drunken-driving offense

Sheriff David Hutchinson received two years of probation after guilty plea. → Read More

Hennepin County sheriff charged with several drunken driving offenses

His blood alcohol level was 0.13. → Read More

Gun found on student at St. Paul school

The student was arrested on suspicion of felony possession of a firearm by a juvenile. → Read More

Hennepin County will now require vaccinations for COVID-19

The county previously allowed either shots or testing. → Read More

Thefts push Minneapolis into new catalytic converter sale and purchase policy

Officials hope new laws will deter thieves and protect vehicle owners. → Read More

Minneapolis City Council approves ordinance on catalytic converter sale and purchase

Officials hope new laws will deter thieves and protect vehicle owners. → Read More

Legislative auditor's memo highlights troubled relationship between Southwest LRT and major contractor

DFL lawmakers pledge to push for a more detailed probe. → Read More

Man's fatal shooting is Minneapolis' 74th homicide of the year

Follow the StarTribune for the news, photos and videos from the Twin Cities and beyond. → Read More

Lawsuit targets University of Minnesota vaccine mandate

UMD student's suit claims Gabel acted unlawfully. → Read More