Well before Gov. Tim Walz asked Minnesotans to make and donate cloth face masks for a statewide drive, Cyndy Powers-Kettler was working on a plan to get some of the city’s essential workers that very same protective equipment.
While descriptors like “unprecedented” and “once-in-a-lifetime” are common while describing the current conditions as the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic turns the world upside down, many public safety departments have long been preparing for circumstances like this one.
The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office booked an inmate who tested positive for the coronavirus on April 10, according to a news release from the office.
For most of the U.S., the severity of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic hit home in early March. But Scott Gerber, Eden Prairie’s fire chief and director of emergency management, had been thinking about the virus in serious terms since mid-February and preparing for disasters for much longer.
Minnesota has nine confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of March 12, according to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH).
The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is preparing to respond to challenges related to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) global pandemic, it said in a March 11 news release.
After years of focus on the opioid epidemic, law enforcement and researchers are warning of another drug crisis, this time involving methamphetamine, cocaine and a group of drugs known as psychostimulants.
The novel coronavirus spreading around the world is in the same family of viruses as your typical cold. Its symptoms could often be mistaken for the seasonal flu.
Minnesota confirmed its third case of COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, on March 10, according to a news release from the Minnesota Department of Health.
A drug sale led to the killing of a Burnsville teen in Savage last week, police said Thursday.
The first riders won’t come down the rails of Metro Transit’s Green Line extension until 2023, but Eden Prairie’s public safety divisions are already training for the new scenarios the light rail will provide.
A Wayzata woman was charged with felony deprivation of parental rights after three children were found in Wisconsin a day after they were reported missing from their Savage home.
On Feb. 13, Eden Prairie firefighters responded to a small fire which was contained by the building’s sprinklers before the firefighters arrived, the assistant chief told Eden Prairie News.
Eden Prairie police arrested seven people who were driving under the influence on Feb. 1, according to a post on the department’s website.
If Brett McMahon had left the gym a little earlier one day in 1998, he might have never begun his two decades of volunteering as a reserve officer with the Eden Prairie Police Department.
A Hennepin County judge sentenced an Eden Prairie woman to three years of probation for her connection to several false armed robbery reports, according to a Jan. 30 news release from Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman. On Feb. 3, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the District of Minnesota an…
An Eden Prairie woman pleaded guilty to one count of theft by swindle for her connection to several false armed robbery reports, according to a news release from Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman on Jan. 10.
Eden Prairie K9 Jax helped the department’s two-legged officers find an suspected impaired driver who police say ran away from officers on Dec. 29, the Eden Prairie Police Department wrote in a blog post on Jan. 8.
When a person in Eden Prairie dials 911, it might not be just police or firefighters who show up to help. Since 1992, there’s a chance one of the members of the department’s Police and Fire Chaplain Unit might show up to help, too.
Sent on Friday and received at the start of the week, a special letter made its way to the Carver County Sheriff’s Office.
No one was injured after a truck fell through the ice on Mitchell Lake on Jan. 5, according to Eden Prairie’s fire chief, who was on the scene.
Eden Prairie’s annual deer management program doesn’t just serve to keep the city’s deer population in check; it also provides venison to local families in need, according to Matt Bourne, the city’s parks and natural resources manager.
Eden Prairie police have arrested six people for DWIs in December as part of its participation in a statewide impaired driving holiday enforcement campaign, according to a news post on the department's website.
Eden Prairie police officers filled two SUVs and a pickup truck with donated gifts for Toys for Tots on Dec. 13, according to a news post by the Eden Prairie Police Department.
An Eden Prairie man has been charged with 11 counts of invasion of privacy after he allegedly installed a camera in a bathroom at the Hennepin County Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center, according to a Hennepin County criminal complaint.
Eden Prairie police are investigating an armed burglary on Dec. 4 and and an armed robbery on Dec. 7, the department wrote in a post on the department’s website on Dec. 12.
Eden Prairie’s fifth annual Shop with a Cop event partnered local police officers with 13 children on a shopping trip at Eden Prairie Center, according to Eden Prairie Crime Prevention Fund’s Lisa Toomey.
Eden Prairie police are taking part in DWI enforcement campaign through the end of December, according to a post on the department's website.
Three people who robbed an Eden Prairie home, which resulted in the death of the homeowner, were sentenced in federal court this week for a string of violent home invasions, according to a news release from the U.S. Justice Department.
Two Eden Prairie police reserve officers graduated from a six-week training course on Nov. 21, according to a news post on the Eden Prairie Police Department’s website.
Fifteen Eden Prairie businesses recently failed an undercover alcohol enforcement check by Eden Prairie's police department, according to police communications staff Katie Bengtson.
Eden Prairie’s newest K9 duo, Officer Brandon Carlston and Jax the German shepherd, have graduated from training as an officer-patrol dog team, according to a news post from the Eden Prairie Police Department.
Three alleged armed robberies in Eden Prairie did not occur, and one Eden Prairie resident has been charged with felony theft in relation to the false robberies, according to a Nov. 19 news release from Eden Prairie Police Chief Greg Weber.
Fourteen people in Eden Prairie eateries were charged with serving liquor to a minor as part of undercover alcohol compliance testing by the Eden Prairie Police Department, according to a series of criminal complaints filed in Hennepin County.
GREENWOOD — The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) says a hate crime occurred against a Muslim DoorDash driver in the southern Lake Minnetonka area the morning of Sunday, Oct. 27.
Eden Prairie police found a 12-year-old boy who was believed to have run away from home on Nov. 1, according to a post from the department’s Twitter account.
The seven members of Eden Prairie and Edina’s Police Explorer Post won three awards at a conference in October, according to a news post on the city of Eden Prairie’s website.
The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office received 458 pounds of medicine and drugs during its Oct. 26 National Drug Take Back Day, according to Jeremy Zoss, the office’s director of communications.
A six-month investigation by Southwest Metro Drug Task Force led to the seizure of 5 pounds of heroin after officers executed search warrants in Carver, Hennepin and Ramsey counties, an Oct. 28 news release from the task force says.
The Hennepin County Sheriff's office will operate three free medication drop-off sites as part of National Drug Take Back Day on Oct. 26, according to a news release from the sheriff's office.
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