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MN Officer Severely Wounded in January Takes First Unassisted Steps in Rehab

Matson is still using various walkers and technology to walk, but is doing so with less and less assistance. In fact, says Nicole Matson, he took about 10 steps without any help last week, and has started work on climbing stairs.

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Minnesota Officers Rescue Ducklings from Storm Drains

Officers with the Minneapolis and Burnsville Police Departments rescued a number of ducklings from storm drains in two separate incidents on the same day.

Minnesota Man Faces Felony Charges After Opening Fire on Police

A man now faces three felony charges after he allegedly shot at officers with the Brooklyn Park (MN) Police Department in the parking lot of a local Walmart store on Monday afternoon.

Retired Minnesota Police Chief Now Handcrafting Native American Regalia

A retired police chief from the Fond du Lac (MN) Police Department is embarking on another career, handcrafting clothing and other items honoring Native American heritage.

Minnesota Officer Shot in Head Now Beginning to Walk, Eat Solid Food

The officer with the Waseca Police Department who was shot in the head in early January continues to make tremendous strides in recovery, reportedly beginning to walk short distances and enjoying some of his favorite foods.

Minnesota Officer Badly Wounded In Shooting Now Beginning to Speak

Arik Matson—the 23-year-old officer with the Waseca (MN) Police Department who was shot in the head in early January—has begun to speak to family and medical staff as he continues a recovery that the pastor of a local church has called "miraculous."

Wounded Minnesota Officer Now Out of Intensive Care Unit

An officer with the Waseca (MN) Police Department who was shot in the head several weeks ago has been moved out of the intensive care unit and continues to show signs of recovery from his wounds.

League Won't Allow High School Hockey Team to Wear Jerseys Honoring Officer

A high school hockey team in Minnesota that had hoped to honor an officer with the Waseca Police Department who was critically wounded in a shooting in early January by wearing jerseys bearing his name and badge number was disappointed to learn that their show of support was not supported by the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL).

Minnesota Officer Shot in Head Making "Miraculous" Recovery

The officer with the Waseca (MN) Police Department shot in the head earlier this month faces a long road of recovery, but is showing signs that progress is being made as he is squeezing the fingers of individuals asking him questions and giving the occasional "thumbs up" sign.

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Study: St. Paul Police Department Should Hire 100 More Officers

A newly released study of the St. Paul (MN) Police Department contends that the agency should hire at least 100 more officers and support staff in order to keep up with increasing call loads, a growing population, and the ever-increasing complexity of conducting criminal investigations.