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MN Deputies Aid in Rescue of Estimated 200 Ice Fishermen

Ice had broken free from the main shoreline and stranded a large number of people. When the sheriff’s deputies and other first responders arrived, they found the ice had drifted and left a gap of open water estimated to be 30 yards across at points.

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St. Paul Commander Named City’s Next Police Chief

Mayor Carter said his choice was difficult, but he said some of the deciding factors were Henry’s connections to St. Paul, his long service to the city...”

Off-Duty MN Officer Saves Man Having Cardiac Event at Gym

When the man collapsed to the floor of Timberwolf Crossfit and had no pulse, Sgt. Michael Dahl administered CPR and called out for an AED.

5 Finalists Named in Search for St. Paul Police Chief

The next police chief will replace Todd Axtell, who retired on June 1. Deputy Chief Jeremy Ellison has been serving as interim chief, and previously said he would not seek the permanent position.

Former Newark Public Safety Director Named Minneapolis Chief

In his first public introduction, Brian O'Hara pledged to help "build an MPD that is so good, so respected, that people of all races and backgrounds will want to be a part of this positive change."

Minneapolis Use-of-Force Numbers Increase Because of Handcuff Policy Change

The new policy added new categories for reporting certain holds, joint manipulations, nerve pressure points (touch pressure), handcuffing, unholstering/display of a weapon, verbal threats to use less-lethal weapons, less-lethal weapon pointing, verbal threats to use deadly force and firearm pointing, according to the policy.

Minneapolis Names 3 Top Candidates for Police Chief

Mayor Jacob Frey will nominate one of the three candidates in the coming weeks, and the Minneapolis City Council will then hold a vote on whether to ratify the appointment

MN Officer Rescues 4 Children from Burning Duplexes

Officer Bill Beaudette was patrolling the city’s East Side when he noticed a cloud of smoke in the area and located a duplex on fire. After calling the fire department, he took action.

Brooklyn Center, MN, Agrees to $3.25M Settlement in Shooting Death

The settlement won't be finalized until there is an agreement on "substantial and meaningful non-monetary relief," which could include additional training for officers.

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Minneapolis May Raise Salary of Chief to Attract New Police Leader

Mayor Jacob Frey said he believes the raise will be crucial for attracting high-caliber candidates at a time when many cities across the country are searching for police chiefs.

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