Monday, March 25, 2013
Five percent of Hennepin County adults have the disease—and many aren’t aware they have it. Tuesday’s ‘Diabetes Alert Day’ is a good time to consider whether you’re at risk.
Tuesday is Diabetes Alert Day, and the Minnesota Department of Health is urging all Minnesotans to look into whether they’re at risk for diabetes. More than one in 20 Hennepin County adults has diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Diabetes Surveillance System. The percentage of adult Minnesotans with diabetes nearly doubled between 1994 and 2010, according to the state Department of Health. The agency estimates that 80,000 Minnesota adults may have diabetes without knowing it. “Given the alarming increase of diabetes, we are encouraging Minnesotans to use this day to think about whether they or someone they love might have diabetes or prediabetes and not even know about it,” a news release quoted…
Friday, March 22, 2013
A new U.S. Census Bureau map of migration patterns between counties shows Hennepin County residents leaving for other Minnesota counties in droves.
Hennepin County stole eight residents from Maine’s Penobscot County between 2006 and 2010. Meanwhile, it lost 10 people to the Aleutians East Borough in Alaska during the same time period. A U.S. Census Bureau interactive map that went live Tuesday emphasizes just how far flung movements are between the 1.1 million-person county and the rest of the country. During the survey period, 31,084 people moved to Hennepin County from a different state while 30,550 people moved from here to a different state. Movement wasn’t limited to the United States either. Hennepin County had 9,268 people move in from abroad. Of course, migration was biggest within Minnesota—and Hennepin County saw nearly 10,000 more people leave than come in. The county had …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
This 27-member board develops and studies programs to provide jobs for unemployed persons in suburban Hennepin and Carver counties.
Thursday, March 21
Editor’s Note: The following announcement comes from Hennepin County. The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants for four vacancies on the Hennepin County Workforce Investment Board. This 27-member board develops and studies programs to provide jobs for unemployed persons in suburban Hennepin and Carver counties, by increasing the involvement of the business community in employment and training. The board also analyzes needs for employment and training services, makes recommendations about program plans and basic goals, evaluates employment and training programs, recommends strategies to increase private-sector employment opportunities for economically disadvantaged residents, and appoints and oversees a local …
Despite being a leader in healthy behaviors and clinical care, the county struggles with some healthcare factors.
Hennepin County residents die earlier and get STDs more frequently than people in most of the state’s other counties, according to data the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Wisconsin Population Health Institute released Wednesday. The County Health Rankings study rated counties in two categories of “health outcomes” and four categories of “health factors” that influence those outcomes. In terms of health outcomes, the county ranked 55th among the state’s 87 counties, the foundation found. Premature deaths accounted for the bulk of the bad news. Hennepin County ranked 40th in mortality. It loses about 5,241 years of life before age 75 per 100,000 people, surpassing the state average of 5,126. But Hennepin County resident see fewer …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
There will be vehicle displays, demonstrations and free food.
Residents can learn more about the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office at an open house taking place April 26. There will be a large indoor area for vehicle displays, demonstrations and free hot dogs, chips, cookies and beverages. Highlights include: The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sheriff’s Enforcement Services Division (9401 83rd Avenue N., Brooklyn Park). It will take place rain or shine. Everyone is invited to attend.
Monday, March 18, 2013
A public safety summary of Hennepin County Sheriff's Office Patrol Unit activities between March 11 and March 17.
- POLICE & FIRE
Monday, March 18
Editor’s Note: The following information comes from the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office. The following public safety summary information from the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office Patrol Unit is provided to residents as a public service. These highlights from March 11 thru March 17, 2013 do not reflect all incidents handled or investigated by the HCSO during this time period. In addition to the law enforcement services it provides throughout the county, the HCSO provides primary patrol services for the communities of Hassan Township, Greenfield, Medicine Lake and Fort Snelling, as well as the Hennepin County portions of Hanover and Rockford. Greenfield On March 12 deputies responded to an address in the 7600 block of Woodland Trail for a…
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
A new engagement team has been created.
- POLICE & FIRE
Wednesday, March 6
Editor's Note: The following is a Hennepin County Sheriff's Office press release. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office has created a new Community Engagement Team to expand outreach efforts in diverse communities and directly address public safety concerns of the residents. The Community Engagement Team will enhance the community policing program that was launched several years ago. The team is comprised of three Sheriff’s Office personnel who will meet with community groups and provide public safety instruction. Team members also provide training to members of law enforcement about working with diverse communities. “I am extremely proud of what we have already accomplished at the Sheriff’s Office in an effort to build trust among …
Monday, March 4, 2013
A public safety summary of service provided by the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office Patrol Unit the week Feb. 25 to March 3, 2013 for area communities
The following public safety summary of information from the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office Patrol Unit that includes highlights from Feb. 25 to March 3, 2013. In addition to the law enforcement services it provides throughout the county, the HCSO provides primary patrol services for the communities of Hassan Township, Greenfield, Medicine Lake and Fort Snelling, as well as the Hennepin County portions of Hanover and Rockford. The report was provided by the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office. Not all incidents are included in the summary. Rockford Feb. 27 - Deputies responded to an address in the 8000 block of Hwy 55 for a disturbance call. Deputies spoke with the resident and advised. No other action was needed. Rogers Feb. 25 - …
Friday, March 1, 2013
The Hennepin County Attorney's Office releases its February 2013 newsletter.
Friday, March 1
Editor's Note: The following is a Hennepin County Attorney's Office press release. This month, we have had partial resolutions in two very difficult cases. In both instances, young people took up guns to solve their problems, killing other children. The crimes are almost incomprehensible, young boys shot while riding their bike or sleeping on the couch. And there are other victims, like Terrell Mayes, whose killer we still hope to bring to justice. These are some of the hardest cases for our office. It's our job to prosecute these crimes, but we also try to prevent violence from happening in the first place. That's one reason we are proposing some common sense gun violence prevention reforms at the legislature. It's also why, through our …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office releases its February newsletter.
- POLICE & FIRE
Thursday, February 28
Editor's Note: The following is a Hennepin County Sheriff's Office release. On Feb. 25, a groundbreaking ceremony was held at the future site of the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office 911 Emergency Communications Facility in Plymouth. The new facility will ensure uninterrupted service for 911 calls, radio dispatch, and technical services. To begin digging with ceremonial shovels, Sheriff Rich Stanek was joined by Plymouth Mayor Kelli Slavik, Hennepin County Administrator David Hough, Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Mike Carlson, and Hennepin County Commissioners Jan Callison and Linda Higgins Jeff Johnson. The groundbreaking ceremony took place at the construction site in Plymouth near the county’s Adult Corrections Facility…