Hennepin County is preparing to negotiate leases with existing buildings to set up isolation rooms for some residents who show signs of COVID-19.
County officials say they can’t find a vendor who can ensure the textiles picked up were actually being recycled in a sprawling global market. And the county isn’t the only one with such troubles.
The move has triggered alarm among environmental and transit activists.
The sheriff’s office says it will launch the first phase of the body camera use this year. Before January 2020, it wants to outfit 148 deputies with the technology across various divisions.
The cuts come amid increase strain on the county’s human services budget.
Though the number of families seeking emergency shelter in Hennepin County has decreased, other groups — such as single women — face a shortage of beds.
A year after a massive encampment formed at the intersection of Franklin and Hiawatha avenues in Minneapolis, the Greenway community has become one of the most conspicuous signs of homelessness in the Twin Cities.
“There’s lots of speculation about what Sheriff Stanek is, or is not, doing.”
The Hennepin County sheriff provided guards to the smugglers, while the Hennepin County attorney was on hand to head off any prosecution.
It’s my impression that the people running the Hennepin County Fair are not taking advantage of their biggest asset, the large county population.
The energy around the race not only marks the first major electoral test for Mike Freeman in years. It also illustrates a shift in the DFL Party, as a new form of progressivism shakes up once-sleepy races.
Since the county launched the Career Pathways program, almost half of the new hires coming into the county have been people of color.
The county’s newest initiatives aim to increase organics recycling among its residents. “Organics recycling is — pardon the bad pun — low hanging fruit,” said Paul Kroening, recycling program manager.
Hennepin County officials say the issue boils down to a simple issue: the need for more staff and funding.
More than 1 million tons of waste are generated in Hennepin County every year. Add up all this waste and it’s enough to fill Target Field 11 times.
A speech Stanek gave at the Republican Party of Minnesota’s state convention last month seemed calibrated to indicate his interest in running for the state’s top job in 2018.
The initiative is meant to tackle persistent economic disparities in the region by connecting more people to county jobs as baby boomers retire.
“It turns out that being able to communicate in Spanish is just the beginning. There is a whole other layer beneath that,” says therapist Liz Franklin.
This crossroads is specifically at Fletcher Lane and Territorial Road, not far from the Rogers exit on I-94.
Citing the need to compete with private employers, commissioners approved three weeks of paid leave for Hennepin County employees following the birth or adoption of a child.