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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.

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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.

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Design Firm Chosen for Target Center Renovations

New initial renderings for the redesigned Target Center. - Photo: Architectural Alliance/Target Center

Target Center has chosen the design firm that will help with a $97-million renovation.

On Tuesday, the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx announced Kansas City-based Dimensional Innovations will be involved in the facelift.

Education Leaders Work to Close Achievement Gap in Twin Cities Schools

As Twin Cities students head back to school in the next two weeks, local education leaders have some homework of their own.

KISS Rock Star Gene Simmons Appears at St. Paul Fundraiser

A bad boy of rock and roll was in town Monday night for a good cause.

Gene Simmons of the group KISS attended a fundraiser in St. Paul for the St. Louis Park non-profit Matter.

Simmons’ daughter built a center for abused children in Canada; Matter gives medical supplies to the center.