Mining holiday anxieties: Twisted Santa Justin Betancourt lunged for visitor Tylyn Page at Haunted Basement’s the Workshop.

Rest in peace, ye merry gentlemen: Horror isn't just for Halloween anymore

The Twin Cities haunted house known as the Haunted Basement has created a holiday-themed nightmare before Christmas show this December.

Walmart will stop selling Water Gremlin items

December 4
State now says that up to 24 children may have been poisoned by take-home lead dust.

Ramsey County uses tax-forfeited property for affordable housing

December 7
Ramsey County effort has created about 110 more affordable homes and apartments since 2013.
South Metro
December 7

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Dec. 8

EAST BETHEL NOV. 2 Disorderly conduct. Officers responded to a report of two people throwing eggs at a vehicle in the 18100 block of…
East Metro
December 5
Gideon Erhabor

Bethel responds after ex-athlete charged with raping 3 students last year

Two of his victims were assaulted after passing out at house parties, according to the charges.
East Metro
December 4
Deondre Cush

Charges: Burglar hit about 80 Twin Cities coffee shops, restaurants, other retailers

He hit establishments in Edina, White Bear Lake, St. Paul and as far away as Mankato, according to a criminal complaint.
East Metro
December 3
“Our peer counties are already levying for affordable housing,” said Kari Collins, Ramsey County’s economic development director. “We are in a

Ramsey County weighing $10 million in new property taxes to fund more affordable housing

New funds would be directed at affordable housing, redevelopment.
East Metro
December 3

Free Christmas lights display in Lake Elmo

Rockpoint Church on Kelvin Ave. N. in Lake Elmo is presenting a free holiday light display they're calling Valley Lights. The 120,000 light display is synchronized to music that viewers can listen to as they drive through in their vehicles, or during wagon rides offered on Friday and Saturday evenings.
East Metro
December 3
Lunch at the Family Place in St. Paul in September.

St. Paul day shelter for homeless families gets county funds

Interfaith Action took over the day center after it closed abruptly.
East Metro
December 2
A four-story addition to American Indian Magnet School is one of two projects that could get a green light from the St. Paul School Board. Above, seco

East Side elementaries top pared-down list for St. Paul school overhauls

With falling enrollment, board to scrutinize list of renovations.
South Metro
November 30

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Dec. 1

BLAINE OCT. 27 Neighbor dispute. An officer mediated an argument between neighbors in the 10300 block of Lever Street NE. A 44-year-old man who…
East Metro
November 27
La Vang, 26, of Newport, a former home health nurse, was convicted of stealing painkillers from an elderly patient under his care.

Twin Cities home health nurse gets 18 months for stealing painkillers

Prosecutors sought a tough sentence because of the victim's prolonged suffering and vulnerability.
East Metro
November 27
Mustafa Hassan who owns the McKnight Market has a wide variety of foods that cater to various communities including the Somali diaspora.

Small business owners rejoice after St. Paul shopping center reopens

Several immigrant-owned shops are back in business after St. Paul mall is repaired
East Metro
November 26

Stillwater man takes matters into his own hands to free sailboat stuck in frozen St. Croix

Stillwater man steps in to rescue the boat stuck in the frozen St. Croix River.
East Metro
November 25

Maplewood police looking for driver who hit pedestrian

A 20-year-old man hit by a vehicle Saturday night in Maplewood remains hospitalized in critical condition while police look for the driver.Police were called to…
East Metro
November 25

Roseville landlord could lose license over code violations

City says it has found unsafe, unsanitary conditions in every apartment and common space inspected.
East Metro
November 25

Owner of boat stuck in the frozen St. Croix River still hopeful he can dislodge his craft

A tow truck operator from Willmar has offered to help out Mike Olson, for free. He just hopes the cameras stay away.
East Metro
November 23
Kurt and Lindsey Carpenter live on East Goose Lake. “The boating restrictions feel very heavy-handed,” Lindsey Carpenter said.

Temporary East Goose Lake boating ban advocated by water management scientists

Lakeshore homeowners push back, question plan.
West Metro
November 23
The Mall of America.

'Angels caught me,' says boy thrown over MOA railing

The 5-year-old Woodbury boy, critically injured in April, is back in school and walking without a limp, according to his family.
South Metro
November 23

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Nov. 24

FRIDLEY OCT. 16 Theft. A woman reported that $300 was stolen from her purse after she left it unattended in the 7400 block of…
West Metro
November 22
William Albrecht

Man's body found in Woodbury is confirmed as Bloomington homicide victim

The 29-year-old had been missing for nearly a week; 3 people are in jail awaiting charges.
East Metro
November 22
Water Gremlin employees made their way into the lot as its doors reopened for production earlier this month in White Bear Township.

Judge orders Water Gremlin to finalize cleanup plans

Judge Leonardo Castro ruled that the company must begin immediate remediation plans to clean up lead contamination in employees' vehicles, test their homes for lead and carry out abatement if needed.
TV & Media
November 22
Marianne Milano at 98.5 KTIS read the weather report at the radio station on the Northwestern College campus.

Minnesota radio station launched by Billy Graham marks 70th year

The traditional organ recitals and church melodies have morphed into contemporary Christian music on KTIS FM 98.5.