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Last month, the public safety department announced more state patrol troopers would patrol the Twin Cities following a chaotic Fourth of July weekend in Minneapolis that left several injured.
Minnesota officials said they already devoted additional resources to Minneapolis and the surrounding area this spring in response to concerns about violent crime.
The former officer faces 20 to 25 years for violating George Floyd's civil rights
Students who knew Philando Castile say his killing inspired them to pursue activism

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"After we shed a few communal tears, we wiped them and we took a deep breath, and we got to work,” a women's health clinic employee told a crowd of hundreds who gathered outside the federal courthouse in downtown Minneapolis Friday evening. “Because we have to give the same care to the patients we saw yesterday and to the patients we saw today because we still need abortion care.”
Owamni opened its doors in 2021 and shares its name with the place at the historic falls along the Mississippi River — Wakpa Tanka, as Dakota people say.
Jury selection in the case was set to begin June 14. Opening statements were slated for July 5.
City officials declined to be interviewed about the future of the building at 3000 Minnehaha Ave. In a statement, the city said it’s being maintained and is monitored regularly, but that there was limited information to share as it examines options.
Austin Retterath had been missing since May 8.
It’s not that more bears are exploring the Greater Twin Cities, but that we are catching them doing so

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A brief body camera excerpt released by the city after the shooting showed officers opening the door of the apartment where the 22-year-old Locke was staying. Officers did not knock before entering. Seconds later, Locke is seen stirring from underneath a blanket and holding a handgun just before he was shot.
Some Republican lawmakers say their constituents are worried about going to the Twin Cities area because of a recent surge in carjackings and shootings, though Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party lawmakers and Gov. Tim Walz criticize that as election year fear mongering.
Minnesota Reformer reporter Max Nesterak and Andy Mannix of the Star Tribune received subpoenas along with Jared Goyette, who was a freelance journalist at the time and now works for Fox 9.

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