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Violent Crime Down 36 Percent in Hennepin Co. Since 2006

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Violent crime in Hennepin County has decreased by 36 percent since 2006, according to new statistics released Thursday.

The numbers, which include year-end 2006 to 2013, are some of the lowest levels in two decades, county officials say. But despite the overall low numbers, violent crime increased by 2 percent from 2012 to 2013.

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Minnesotans Dream of Spring at Home and Garden Show

Although it's still winter, homeowners are getting ideas on spring improvements at the Home and Garden Show at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

City, County Officials Look to Improve Lowry Avenue Northeast

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Hennepin County and Minneapolis city officials are working together to make the city more bike and pedestrian friendly.

Planners looking for ideas on how to improve Lowry Avenue Northeast between Marshall Street Northeast and Central Avenue Northeast. They will host a workshop to give the public a chance to weigh in.

Frigid Weather Leads to Many Reports of Frozen Pipes

Plumber Nate Petersen prepares a pump to shoot water into the incoming city water line, left pipe, that has been frozen Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at a south Minneapolis home. - Photo: AP/Jim Mone, File

Our frigid weather is causing a big problem across the Twin Cities metro -- a record number of homes are dealing with frozen pipes, and officials are worried the problem will only get worse.

The city of Shoreview has warned residents to take precautions against frozen water lines. Shoreview Public Works Director Mark Maloney says the number of homes reporting problems is up.

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Mpls. Police Seek Suspect after 14-Year-Old Girl Reports Sexual Assault

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Minneapolis police are investigating after a 14-year-old girl reported she was sexually assaulted Tuesday afternoon.

Around 3:30 p.m., the girl was near East 33rd Street and 16th Avenue South when a man grabbed her, threw her down on the ground and made sexual contact with her, according to police.

The suspect took off as the victim fought back and yelled.

Father: Lack of Heat Led to Fatal North Mpls. Duplex Fire

The father of the five children killed in a North Minneapolis duplex fire on Valentine's Day tearfully explained during a news conference how he tried to save his kids.