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Why tiny Polk County sends so many people to prison

Polk is Minnesota’s 34th most populous county, but the rate it sends people to prison is the highest in the state.

Researchers train dog detectives so their results are admissible in courts
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Sniffing out criminals: Researchers train dog detectives so their evidence is admissible in courts

"They smell in colors," said Cindy Otto, director of the Pennvet Working Dog Center in Philadelphia, and a member of search and rescue teams. "They use their nose as we use our eyes," she said.

Mapping every 2015 homicide in Minneapolis and St. Paul
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Mapping every 2015 homicide in Minneapolis and St. Paul

Minneapolis has seen the highest number of murders since 2006; St. Paul has stayed more stable.