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Mpls. Mayor Hodges Gives 1st State of the City Address

Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges gave her first State of the City address at the Minneapolis American Indian Center on Thursday.

In the address entitled 'Three Questions and a Brag' she described how she and her team will focus on three questions when considering initiatives:

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'Ice Out' Declared on Lake Minnetonka

An "ice out" has been declared on Lake Minnetonka.

At 7:30 a.m. the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office and the Freshwater Society determined the ice out is official, which means boats can travel through all of the lake's channels and bays without obstruction of ice.

Minneapolis Considers Renaming Columbus Day

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Minneapolis could join other government entities which have renamed Columbus Day, a federal holiday since 1937, but not observed in all states.
    

Normandale Community College Hosts Rally for Sexual Assault Awareness

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Normandale Community College is hosting a rally on campus Thursday for Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

The third-annual event is organized by a student who is a survivor of sexual assault, and several other speakers will share their stories, including a 16-year-old who was assaulted by her grandfather as a child.

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1 Dead in North Minneapolis Shooting

Minneapolis Police are investigating an overnight homicide in North Minneapolis.

The incident happened just before 1 a.m. Thursday on the 1100 block of James Avenue North. When police arrived, they found an adult man dead at the scene with a gunshot wound.

Investigators are following up on leads, and anyone with information is asked to call police.

New Program Helps Organizations on Tight Budgets Save Money on Utility Bills

A new program that has the City of Minneapolis partnering with retired engineers will soon help owners and operators of large buildings save money on utility bills.

5 EYEWITNESS NEWS visited the Salvation Army Harbor Light Center to dig into what it's all about.

Golden Valley Man Charged in Deadly Multi-Car Crash in Mpls. Last November

A Golden Valley man is charged for a four-vehicle crash that left two people dead in November of last year in Minneapolis.

According to court documents, Philip Bertelsen, 55, is charged with four counts of criminal vehicular operation, including operating a vehicle while having an alcohol concentration of 0.08 or more.