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Man Convicted of Secretly Taking Boys' Pictures Sentenced in Hennepin Co.

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A Coon Rapids man sentenced in Anoka County for taking pictures of underage boys in health club locker rooms was also sentenced Monday in Hennepin County on a related felony charge.

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Future of Popular Park Straddling Edina, Mpls., St. Louis Park up for Debate

A small park that connects three communities: Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and Edina, is up for sale.

It was also up for debate at a crowded meeting Monday night, because one-third of the park sits in St. Louis Park. Two-thirds of it is in Edina. And get this: neither city owns it. 

Minneapolis Residents Invited to Weigh in on 2015 Budget

Minneapolis residents can weigh in on the city’s proposed 2015 budget during a meeting Tuesday.

Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges is proposing to raise the tax levy and increase the city budget in 2015. The plan includes a 2.4 percent property tax increase from last year. The mayor has also presented her $1.2 billion budget recommendations to the city council.

Mpls. Proposal would Allow Businesses to Stay Open Late Sometimes

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The city of Minneapolis is considering a proposal that would allow businesses to stay open past their legal hours for special events.

The proposal would allow businesses like bars and restaurants to stay open late up to 35 days a year.

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Hennepin County Job Fair Hires for 'Holidays and Beyond'

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Those looking for holiday work can check out local job opportunities at the Hennepin County Job Fair on Tuesday.

More than 20 employers are hiring entry and mid-level seasonal positions for the holidays. Employers expected to be in attendance include UPS, Toys R Us, Macy’s, Target, FedEx and others.

Hennepin Co. Public Defender Suspended for Tax Conviction

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The Minnesota Supreme Court has suspended a former Hennepin County public defender convicted of felony failure to pay income taxes.
    

Mpls. Officials Ready Crackdown on Pedicab Company for Driving Violations

They're part bicycle, part taxi, and part rickshaw. But the so-called pedicabs that have become staples of downtown Minneapolis are now drawing more scrutiny from city officials.

When it's not, say, 10 degrees outside, pedicabs are a pretty popular way of getting around downtown Minneapolis.