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Kim Hyatt

Reporter | North Metro
Phone: 612-673-4751

Kim Hyatt is the Star Tribune’s North Metro reporter, covering Anoka County and the northern Hennepin County suburbs.

Hyatt grew up in north central Minnesota and graduated from the University of Minnesota-Duluth. She previously worked as an investigative reporter at The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, and covered arts, education and industry at the Owatonna People's Press where she was named New Journalist of the Year by the Minnesota Newspaper Association.
Recent content from Kim Hyatt
This building on the former Anoka State Hospital campus houses an auditorium that will be named for Stan Nelson.

Vets housing nonprofit dedicating Anoka campus auditorium in honor of WWII vet and football coach

Stan Nelson has committed his life to his country, his family, his faith and the Anoka football program.
Anoka County officials said budget priorities included public safety, including the sheriff, corrections and dispatch.

Anoka County Board signs off on 2020 tax levy increase of 3.97%

Budget priorities include funding for public safety and cybersecurity.
Michelle Kennedy grabbed a pack of cigarettes behind the counter for a customer at Vernon BP gas station in Edina.

Minnesota takes in millions each year from tobacco, but where does the money go?

All rolled up, taxes on every tobacco product in the state since 1957 total $11.75 billion. A reader wants to know what happens to the money.
The site where a Minnesota National Guard Black Hawk helicopter crashed killed three service members in Stearns County.

Cause of Guard helicopter crash that killed 3 under investigation

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announced the deaths of the crew members, which came during a maintenance test flight. The copter took off from St. Cloud and went down in a tree-lined farm field near Cold Spring. "My heart breaks for the families," Walz said.
Anoka County Sheriff James Stuart, seen in 2017, will participate in the Jewish Institute for the National Security of America Homeland Security Progr

Anoka County sheriff going to Israel for security training

The Anoka County sheriff will travel to Israel this month to learn about preventing and responding to terrorism and human trafficking. The National Sheriffs’ Association…
A new component of the 2020 census will give African-Americans a chance to elaborate on where they are from — which will help provide more specific

'Empowered with the data': Diverse suburbs team up for 2020 Census

Accurate count of foreign-born residents is sought.
Sophie Kuether, 15, asked a question about songwriting during Old Dominion’s visit to the Columbia Heights school.

Old Dominion, CMA collaborate with students at Columbia Heights school

Columbia Heights is one of only four high schools selected nationally this year for the partnership.
The Cummings family — from left, C.J., 12; Caleb, 16; parents Kari and Patrick; and dog Sadie — shared their story for National Adoption Month.

A Crystal family found that foster adoption was the answer to filling their home

There may be room for two Calebs under one roof, but the couple never thought they would adopt a teen. Most people don't.
Raymond Hoisington, 9, bowled a stone across a small frozen pond at the Bell Museum where he was with his family to watch the transit of Mercury acros

Minnesota lakes are freezing weeks ahead of schedule

Monday marked the coldest high on Nov. 11 in three decades in the Twin Cities. New lowest-high records were set across the northern part of Minnesota as an arctic air mass moved through the state and much of the country.

Fire destroys main lodge at Voyageur Park Lodge on Lake Kabetogama

The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Elizabeth Mann

U student found safe after two days missing in India, relatives say

Elizabeth Mann is safe and heading back to Minnesota soon, family members say.
Election interpreter Gracy Nyo counted voting stickers at the Arlington Hills Community Center in St. Paul on Tuesday.

Minn. election chiefs use quiet races to prepare for 2020's storm

Despite expected low turnout this election, the Minnesota Secretary of State's Office said the procedures followed were the same as what's expected next year.
Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park is undergoing a $30 million in capital improvements, along with the name change.

A new name for Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park: Mississippi Gateway

The aim is to broaden the appeal of the park in Brooklyn Park, differentiate it from the Coon Rapids park and rid it of a name that some consider a racist slur.
Zhenya Ratushko, 15, of Rochester, Minn. climbed out of an ice cave while exploring the Ice Castle in Excelsior last winter.

Ice Castles returning this winter in New Brighton

Long Lake Regional Park will be the latest Minnesota location to host the winter wonderland.
A petition to legalize potbellied pig in Brooklyn Park created by resident Rebecca Buckley.

Brooklyn Park denies resident's attempt to keep Peco the potbellied pig

City officials also consider eliminating pet licenses and recommending microchips instead to reduce impoundment costs.
Time to retire: Bill and Nancy Bauer will close their beloved pick-your-own Bauer Berry Farm, which they started in 1977.

Pick-your-own berry farm in Champlin closing after 42 years

Much of the land at Bauer Berry Farm, a beloved traditional destination for many Minnesota families, is expected to become housing.