People who live next to Minnehaha Creek are eyeing the water nervously this morning as more rain threatens to flood homes along the waterway. The National Weather service says nearly 5 inches of rain fell in some areas around Lake Minnetonka by Sunday morning.
The shooting, which police say is gang related, was one of a number of violent confrontations between young Somali men to occur in Minneapolis that year.
Combing Facebook, Twitter and other sites is standard procedure now for police as they pursue cases. Some suspects make it easy when they post pictures of their law breaking or incriminate themselves with their online words -- or sometimes music.
President Barack Obama, who just returned just hours earlier from a surprise visit with U.S. troops at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan, paid tribute to those lost in battle there and elsewhere over history. He called them "patriots who made the ultimate sacrifice" for their country.
Lake Minnetonka, which feeds the creek, has become so swollen from the rainfall, district officials have had to discharge water from the lake into the creek via the Gray's Bay Dam. This has caused the conditions on Minnehaha Creek to become unsafe.
Members of the Northside Community Response Team say they are working to find ways to bring jobs and economic growth to north Minneapolis, where nearly 70 percent of northside residents receive some form of government assistance.
An admitted Minneapolis gang member convicted of several gun charges was sentenced to six years in prison Monday in Hennepin County District Court.
Target Field Station will function as a transit hub. The station includes a platform that will serve the new Green Line trains, which start running June 14 between downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Starting in June, teams of law enforcement officers will patrol neighborhoods that have seen the most violence.
According to the complaint, 32-year-old Earl Vang was one of two men who shot and killed Miguel McElroy outside of a north Minneapolis convenience store on July 9, 1999.
They also are charged with giving the weapons to people they knew or should have known were under indictment and had been convicted of a crime and receiving and possessing firearms subject to interstate commerce.
Hennepin County prosecutors have charged two Minneapolis men with first-degree assault on a 9-year-old girl following an incident Sunday in which one of the men used bricks to smash its windows.
Under a bill approved Tuesday by both houses of the Legislature, people convicted of fifth degree assault, domestic assault or domestic assault by strangulation who are later arrested with firearms can now receive the harshest prison sentences allowed under state law.
The complaint contradicts police accounts which claim they shot Franklin after he managed to grab an officer's gun and wound two officers.
According to the charges, on Monday Neal Curtis Zumberge fired a 12-gauge shotgun at Todd Stevens, fatally wounding him. Zumberge, 57, also shot Jennifer Damerow Cleven, who survived, authorities said.