More Hennepin County stories

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flying cloud drive

Flying Cloud Drive

Work along a key corridor is preparing for the future — while preserving the past and the environment

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Tips to weather the Minnesota storm season

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Care in the community

Public health nurse Molly Dolan and colleagues took a lead role from the start of the homeless encampment

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teacher and student

Help along the way

Providing educational support for county-involved youth

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testing fridge food

Keeping hot dish hot

Environmental health inspectors help ensure food safety

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Teen Hope

Supporting pregnant and parenting teens so they can reach their goals

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recycling garbage

Recycling right

The best thing you can do to support recycling is to recycle the right stuff

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Remembering the Great War

Victory Memorial Drive

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women at fix it clinic

Repairing stuff – reducing waste

Fix-It Clinics celebrate 5 years

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Here. For all of us.

Late spring sights in Hennepin County

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carrying the flag

It’s a brand new flag

Hennepin County gets a new Government Center flag

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women in kitchen with children

A small step

The county aims to increase recycling and reduce waste

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the sheriff presenting the noverdose campaign

Coming together to tackle opioids

Sheriff’s Office leads drug-abuse prevention efforts

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planting tree demonstration

Growing for future generations

Hennepin County celebrates Arbor Day

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women looking at board

Collaboration code-a-thon

Geo:Code aims to improve public services

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parkers lake gold course

Play in the sunshine

Parkers Lake Golf Center is open for the season Learn more
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A day with a crew

A county employee tags along with a Sentencing to Service crew

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The path to a lasting solution

Progress on the 10-year plan to end homelessness

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Leading the way in pollinator protection

The county commits to environmental stewardship

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sheriff vehicle

From squad cars to snowplows

The county uses a variety of equipment to serve residents

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dad and daughter looking out window

New windows, new view

Northeast Minneapolis family one of 4,200 to reduce lead hazards in home

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shirts on hangers

Lending some hope

Dressed for success by the Hennepin County Public Defender’s Office client closet

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hennepin energy recovery center

No wasted energy

An environmentally-friendly way to dispose of waste

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storefront building

Windows of opportunity

Making neighborhoods safer by maintaining forfeited properties

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snow plow

Clearing the way

County snowplows help keep drivers safe in storms

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Less salt on the earth

The county saves money and protects the environment by using less road salt

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lowry bridge

Lighting the way

The Lowry Avenue Bridge celebrates and connects communities

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teacher helping student with homework

Homework help

Hennepin County Library tutors support K-12 student success

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little boy cupboard

Saving lives and time

In emergencies, the poison control emergency call center can make a difference

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sts workers planting trees

Improving lives and communities

Sentencing to Service program educates offenders and improves communities

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girl testing water

Stay safe in the water

Hennepin County works to reduce drownings and water-borne illnesses

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planting trees

Trees 2.0

A new way to fight disease and create a greener county

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Step toward a healthy summer

Participate in the 8th annual Step To It Challenge

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group of kids

New beginnings

Celebrating National Adoption Day in Hennepin County

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volunteers helping women

What was old is new again

Fix-it Clinics build skills and restore household items

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Connecting where it counts

How the Hennepin-University Partnership benefits the public with expertise, research, and more

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girl reading to boy in the library

All-access pass

Hennepin County Library partners with Hopkins Public Schools to issue library cards

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nine one one call center

One call, many actions

The county responds to emergency calls for help
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boy playing soccer

Play on

$2 million in annual Youth Sports grants help young people stay active

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young man and mom

Heading home

The Office to End Homelessness closes in on the end of a 10-year plan

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