Minneapolis Police struggle to solve murders as nationwide clearance rate drops to historic low
Through a records request and a review of public data, this story reveals that about half of the murders in Minneapolis have gone unsolved in recent years. That includes the shooting of six-year-old Aniya Allen, which rocked the city in May 2021.
Gun Violence in Twin Cities Part of Larger Trend
The Twin Cities experienced a wave of gun violence during the summer of 2021, mirroring nationwide trends. This story examines the possible causes and charts a path forward through interviews with peace activists and a law enforcement expert.
Iron Range Mystery
An investigation into the 1979 murder of Theresa Holappa remained dormant in Northern Minnesota for four decades, until some chatter at a high school reunion caught the attention of law enforcement. The case had never received widespread media attention, until this story for KARE 11 ran in August 2019.
Documents obtained through an open records request showed Buffalo Police had opened fire on 92 dogs between 2011 and 2014, a rate far outpacing many other departments across the country. The original story, seen above, quickly prompted department-wide training for aggressive animals and later led to new tactics for SWAT and narcotics officers.