(St. Paul, MN)  —  The Minnesota Supreme Court denied a request from Minneapolis to hear an emergency appeal on a court ruling that requires the city to hire more police officers.  Last month, Hennepin County Judge Jamie Anderson issued an order, saying the city was required to fund a police force with minimum size based on population as stated in the city charter.  City leaders argued that Judge Anderson overstepped her bounds, noting that residents could change the future of the police department at the ballot box this November.