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EPA Report: Minn. Businesses Lead the Nation in Pollution Prevention

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A new report shows that Minnesota businesses are doing a great job when it comes to pollution prevention.

The recently-released U.S. Environmental Protection Agency report says Minnesota businesses cut down on nearly 1 million pounds of toxic pollutant releases from 2012 to 2013. The data comes from the EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory program.

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St. Louis Park Man Charged with Illegal Gun Possession, Meth

Thirty-year-old Joshua Justin Stewart of St. Louis Park - Photo: Anoka County Sheriff's Office

A St. Louis Park man who is not allowed to have a firearm has been charged after officers say they found a loaded handgun in the snow.

A Coon Rapids officer was on routine patrol near Coon Rapids Boulevard and Egret Boulevard on Friday, Jan. 16, when he saw a vehicle pull into a driveway on Ibis Street and saw the driver get out and run around the house.

Charges: Mpls. Man Pointed BB Gun at Woman During Party

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A Minneapolis man was charged after a BB gun was pointed at a woman during a party.

Coon Rapids police were called to a home on the 9900 block of Redwood Street Northwest on Friday, Jan. 9.

Brooklyn Park Man Charged after Anoka Bar Employee was Punched

Twenty-five-year-old Dequan Ramel Bares Stewart of Brooklyn Park - Photo: Anoka County Sheriff's Office

Anoka police say a man with a history of assault has been charged after he punched an employee at an Anoka bar.

Anoka police were called to Beer Belly’s Bar on East Main Street at 12:07 a.m. Sunday. When they arrived, they found two employees who were talking with a man. The man was later identified as 25-year-old Dequan Ramel Bares Stewart of Brooklyn Park.

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Coon Rapids Police: Search Continues for Missing Vulnerable Adult

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Coon Rapids police are asking the public to help locate a missing vulnerable adult.

Police say 20-year-old Latrease Underwood of Coon Rapids didn’t return home from an appointment Thursday, Jan. 22. She is a vulnerable adult with multiple health issues.

Law Enforcement Warns of Fraudulent Calls, Scams across Minnesota

With tax season underway, police are urging people to be aware of IRS and other phone scams.

The Lino Lakes Police Department reports at least one call a resident received that they believe was a scam.

Femicide Report: 23 Domestic Violence-Related Murders in Minnesota in 2014

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A new report says 23 people were murdered in Minnesota in 2014 because of domestic violence.

The Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women released the 2014 edition of the Femicide Report on Tuesday.