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2-Degree Murder Charges Filed in Deadly South Mpls. Shooting

Charges have been filed Tuesday in the deadly shooting of a man in South Minneapolis Friday.

Rico Patrick Howard, 59, of Minneapolis has been charged with second-degree murder for the death of Kenneth Madison, of Minneapolis.

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Zebra Mussels Discovered at Christmas Lake in Shorewood

Zebra mussels have been discovered at Christmas Lake in Shorewood, according to the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD).

The invasive species were found at the public boat launch on Saturday and were attached to the zebra mussel sampler. Staff found additional zebra mussels on rocks underwater and along the shoreline at the launch site.

Hennepin Co. Board Approves SWLRT Project

Major decisions for the Southwest Light Rail Transit Project are expected to be made in the coming weeks.

The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners voted to approve the project Tuesday afternoon. Now, the controversial project is just one vote away from becoming reality.

Helicopter Training Could Continue Through Mid-Week in Mpls., St. Paul

Authorities are releasing more information about the Department of Defense training exercise in the Twin Cities Monday night that had people taking to social media and calling KSTP about low-flying military helicopters.

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'Lady Chisholm' Pleads Guilty, Sentenced to 1 Year; 'Lord Chisholm' to Continue with Trial

Andrea Chisholm, the Deephaven woman accused of collecting state financial assistance with her husband while living on a yacht in Florida, pleaded guilty on Tuesday.

She pleaded guilty to a single count of aiding and abetting wrongfully obtaining public assistance and was immediately sentenced to a year and a day in prison, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced.

Chicago DEA Trains State Law Enforcement in Drug Trafficking Trends

A picture of a large amount of heroin seized by authorities. - Photo: U.S. Department of Justice

Due to emerging threats stemming from illegal drug activity, Minnesota law enforcement trained with officials from Chicago’s Drug Enforcement Administration on Tuesday in Minneapolis.

A record-setting 56 people died from heroin overdoses in Hennepin County in 2013. The county is on pace to pass that number in 2014.

Cop Impersonator Sentenced to 27 Years for Raping Woman in Fridley

Gideon Charles Arrington II, 36, was sentenced to 27 years by an Anoka County District Court judge for criminal sexual conduct in the first degree. - Photo: Anoka County Sheriff's Office

A Brooklyn Center man was sentenced to 27 years in prison on Tuesday for sexually assaulting a woman as he claimed to be a police officer.