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Uptown Restaurant Owner Charged with 68 Tax-Related Felonies

An Uptown restaurant owner was charged Wednesday with falsifying sales and not paying sales tax, according to Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman.

Michael Ralph Whitelaw, 46, of Eagan was charged with 68 counts of failing to pay a sales tax and filing fraudulent and false tax returns.

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Minnesota Cold Weather Rule Starts Wednesday

As the temperatures drop, Minnesota’s Cold Weather Rule takes effect. Starting Oct. 15, eligible energy customers who may have trouble paying their energy bills will be protected from having their service disconnected.

Minneapolis Mayor Pushes Organics Recycling Program

What do you do with your food scraps? Do they go in the garbage? Do you grind them up in a disposal and wash them down the drain?

If you live in Minneapolis, Mayor Betsy Hodges would one day like everyone to compost those scraps.

Brooklyn Center Police Seek Identity of Alleged Prowler

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The Brooklyn Center Police Department is asking the public to help identify an alleged prowler.

Police say the man has been seen on camera looking into the windows of a home in the southwest part of the city during the nighttime hours. The man has done this at least three times in the last few months, police say.

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Hennepin Co. Seeks Input on 2040 Bike Transportation Plan

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Hennepin County residents can voice their opinion on a new bike transportation plan.

The Hennepin County 2040 Bicycle Transportation Plan aims to accommodate the growing number of people using bikes. It would add more than 500 miles of bike lanes, trails and shoulders to the existing 651-mile system.

Hennepin Co. Attorney: Mpls. Business Defrauded State Out of $100K

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The Hennepin County Attorney on Wednesday is expected to announce charges against a Minneapolis restaurant owner who allegedly defrauded the state out of nearly $100,000 in sales taxes.

Attorney Mike Freeman says the company underreported the company’s revenue by roughly $1 million, resulting in the unpaid taxes.

Mpls. Mayor, Police Chief Host Another Community Meeting with Goal to Improve City

Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges and police Chief Janeé Harteau wrapped up their second community meeting in two weeks Tuesday night.

The crowd of more than 100 people remained calm at the Church of the Ascension in North Minneapolis.

Some people have criticized these meetings, saying they don't do enough to actually reduce crime and create change.