Thursday, April 11, 2013
Snow is possible every day until Tuesday.
The prospect of more snow remains even as residents dig out from “Winter Storm Walda” Thursday’s weather closed the Hiawatha light rail, cancelled numerous flights out of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport and forced schools to cancel or postpone most sporting events. The winter storm warning expired at 7 p.m. Thursday, but a winter weather advisory remains in effect until noon Friday. “A winter weather advisory for snow means that periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties,” according to the National Weather Service. There is an 80 percent chance of snow Friday, mostly until noon. Snow is possible every day until Tuesday.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The four-week contest is a friendly competition to see who’s the most active community in the metro.
Hopkins needs your help proving it’s the most active community in the metro. The Fifth Anniversary Step To It Challenge is a competition between 22 communities that encourages people to get moving after a long winter. Participants track their physical activity online throughout the contest in order to win the Most Active Community award for their city. This year, winning participants from each community will be recognized during a Twins game this summer. The contest runs May 1 through May 28. Registration begins April. Click here to register and find out more.
Monday, March 11, 2013
Where will you go to celebrate the green March 17? Add your favorite Irish pub, parade or celebration to Patch’s interactive map.
St. Patrick’s Day is a time to pull out your green and celebrate Ireland—even if the only Irish in you is a Guinness. With no shortage of places to enjoy St. Paddy’s Day, Patch wants to know where you plan to get your Irish on. To add a marker to the map above, simply click the "Add" button and fill in the details about where you’ll be celebrating the holiday. Where is it? What makes it special? What’ll be happening there? What time will the festivities take place? Check back regularly between now and St. Patrick’s Day to see the map fill with the most popular spots. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Friday, February 15, 2013
2012 had one of the lowest levels of violent crime countywide in more than two decades.
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Friday, February 15
Editor's Note: The following is a Hennepin County Sheriff's Office press release. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is releasing statistics that provide an estimate of the county’s violent crime in 2012. The statistics show that violent crime has decreased countywide by 37% from 2006 to 2012. 2012 had one of the lowest levels of violent crime countywide in more than two decades. Violent crime is defined as: murder and manslaughter--non negligent, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. The definition is from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program. Year-to-date, from 2011-2012, there was an estimated 3% increase in violent crime countywide. Despite the slight increase year-to-date, last year’s overall violent crime numbers …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Watch archived video via The UpTake as President Obama addresses gun violence at the Minneapolis Police Special Operations Center in north Minneapolis.
If you don't see the video of President Obama in Minneapolis here, please visit TheUptake.org.
Here's what people are saying on Twitter about the president's visit to Minneapolis Monday on the theme of gun violence.
Follow what people are saying about President Obama's visit to Minneapolis Monday in the Storify above. Or if you can't see it there, check it out at Storify.com.
Sunday, February 3, 2013
President Barack Obama will visit Minneapolis on Monday to meet with law enforcement and community members to discuss gun control measures nationwide.
President Barack Obama will visit Minneapolis on Monday to meet with local officials about gun violence, less than two months after the December shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT that claimed the lives of 20 children and six school staffers. The day trip will be the president’s first one outside Washington to discuss his “common-sense” plan to combat gun violence, introduced on January 16 and reiterated a few days later in his weekly video address to the nation (see above). The visit follows his promises to heavily involve communities in tackling this issue. “Everything we do combines both a legislative strategy with a broad-based communications and outreach strategy to get people engaged and involved, so that it's not …
Friday, January 25, 2013
When officers served Erich Jacob Beck with the protection order, he reportedly picked up his phone and called his girlfriend right away.
Say what you will about this guy, no one can accuse him of being sneaky. Erich Jacob Beck, 40, of Minneapolis, is in Hennepin County jail after making a call to his girlfriend in front of officers right after they served him with an order for protection. Police served Beck with the protection order Tuesday and told him that he was not to have any contact with his girlfriend, Officer Stacy Lakotas wrote in the charging documents. Beck responded with, “I’m going to call her right now.” Officers told him to stop and warned him that would be a direct violation of the protection order. However, he picked up his phone and called her anyway, according to the court documents. Police checked the woman’s phone and confirmed that it had a missed call…
Thursday, January 17, 2013
The first newsletter of the new year from Hennepin County Attorney's Office.
Editor's Note: The following is a newsletter from Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman. As County Attorney Freeman says, "We are privileged to serve the people of Hennepin County. Thanks for your trust and support. Every day we will strive to do justice and do us all proud." Here is an excerpt from the Community Justice Update, which we send out a few times each year: 2012 was a good year in the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office. The media has informed the public about our big cases, however, plenty of other work has gone on quietly in the office and I wanted to share with you how we are doing in our efforts to improve. Firearms and Domestic Violence About 70 percent of domestic murders are committed with guns. Working with the …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Share the potholes you know about and see which ones others have found.
Each year the freeze and thaw of winter breaks down roads—and that can break down cars. Since potholes are regular obstacles for drivers on Twin Cities roads, Patch would like your help notifying the community about the worst ones. First, use the tool at the top of the page to share any potholes you know about. Just select the road type and then fill in the details in the remaining fields. When you’re done, use the second tool to search for potholes others have found. Happy driving!