Jessie Diggins joined a group of Winter Olympic athletes who gathered on Capitol Hill Wednesday April 25 to discuss the impact of climate change.

Olympic gold medalist Diggins heads to Congress to talk climate change

"We are the canaries in the coal mine."

Lift Bridge Brewing moving ahead with new $10 million facility in Stillwater

April 25
Members of the Beer-a-Palooza group enjoy a Saturday afternoon at the Lift Bridge Brewery in Stillwater, in this file photo from April 14, 2011.
The 35,000-square-foot facility will be about three-times larger than its current quarters, located less than a half-mile away.

North St. Paul firefighter makes lifesaving grab of infant

April 25
The baby's father tossed the child to a waiting North St. Paul firefighter from a second-floor balcony as smoke surrounded the pair.
Video shot of Sunday's fire captured the baby's rescue from the fire, which damaged an apartment complex but resulted in no fatalities.
West Metro
April 24
Beverly Burrell

A third murder conviction for notorious Twin Cities heroin dealer

Maplewood woman found guilty in St. Cloud Marine's fatal overdose.
East Metro
April 23

Hourslong Roseville standoff ends quietly with suspect's arrest

A man faces felony charges after he barged into a Roseville home on Sunday in an attempt to hide from police who were looking for…
South Metro
April 23
Bees need flowers for the nectar and pollen they provide, in return for pollination services.

All-of-a-sudden spring is welcome, but brings allergies with it

Spring has burst upon us seemingly overnight with temperatures shooting into the upper 60s Monday, and that's suddenly bringing misery for those with allergies.Blame it…
East Metro
April 21
Wanted: Identification
The Washington County Historical Society is seeking help in identifying the subjects of hundreds of Forest Lake-area photos suc

Digging for Forest Lake family history? Historical society could use your help

The Washington County Historical Society is hoping that folks in Forest Lake may be able to identify hundreds of photos.
Celebrities
April 21
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson had a message for superfan Katie Kelzenberg delivered via the morning announcements at Stillwater Area High School.

After fan sends prom invite, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson surprises Stillwater student

The movie star has rented out a local theater for Katie Kelzenberg and friends to see his new flick, "Rampage."
East Metro
April 21

Northeast metro news briefs: Four finalists for Brooklyn Park fire chief

City officials announced last week that four finalists have been chosen in the search for Brooklyn Park's next fire chief.According to a city news release,…
East Metro
April 21

North/East police report, April 22

FRIDLEYMARCH 30Animal complaint. Officers responded to a report of an aggressive squirrel in the 7400 block of University Avenue NE. They collected information and forwarded…
East Metro
April 20

Threat leads to evacuation of Maplewood elementary school

A bomb threat at Weaver Elementary School in Maplewood led authorities to evacuate and search the building Friday afternoon before declaring the school safe. Maplewood…
East Metro
April 20
After Little Canada townhouse plan falls apart, one for seniors comes together

After Little Canada townhouse plan falls apart, one for seniors comes together

The new project features 32 private suites, including 18 units offering assisted living services. The other 14 will provide memory care services.
East Metro
April 19

Filipino folk dancers practice for the Festival of Nations

Filipino folk dancers practiced at the Philippine Center of Minnesota in Maplewood on Thursday, April 19, 2018. They were practicing for a performance at the Festival of Nations, to be held at the St. Paul Rivercentre on May 3-6.
East Metro
April 18
Hussain Saeed Alnahdi

Mpls. man acquitted of murder, guilty of battery in killing of UW-Stout exchange student

The defense claimed self-defense during the trial in western Wisconsin.
East Metro
April 17

Patricia McDonald, Afton Press founder, dies at 78

The first book Patricia Kathleen Condon Johnston McDonald published in 1994 was a collection of artwork by Francis Lee Jaques. Printed on the book jacket's…
East Metro
April 17

Van driver runs over, kills toddler playing in snow at western Wisconsin home

The driver was moving his vehicle so he could finish plowing his drive, authorities said.
South Metro
April 16
Roselyn Silvestre 2, helped shovel snow in front of her home along Penn Avenue after Saturdays blizzard Sunday April 15, 2018, in Minneapolis.

Several school districts close as snow and frustration pile up

A record-breaking winter storm dropped 15 inches across parts of the Twin Cities over the weekend, shutting down roads, the airport and even church services.
East Metro
April 15
Jessie Diggins, team USA Olympic gold medalist cross country skier, had a parade held in her honor in downtown Stillwater as hundreds came out in snow

Stillwater holds parade for Olympic gold medalist Diggins

Stillwater native Jessie Diggins won hearts all over the world with in what's considered the greatest moment in American cross country skiing history, and her hometown held a parade in her honor.
East Metro
April 14
Jessie Diggins poses for a selfie with Kris Hansen

Olympic champion Diggins comes home to Stillwater for parade

Back home as a gold medalist, Jessie Diggins rolled down Main Street in the back of a white pickup, the Olympic medalist reveled in Saturday's snowflakes as if they were nature's ticker tape.
East Metro
April 14

North/East metro police report, April 15

COLUMBUS MARCH 23 Theft. A license plate was stolen off a vehicle in the 15200 block of Zurich Street NE. FRIDLEY MARCH 21 Animal complaint.…
East Metro
April 14

BCA identifies Washington County deputy who shot suicidal man

The Washington County sheriff's deputy who fatally shot a suicidal man early Thursday in Lake Elmo has been identified.
West Metro
April 14
Oakes Park in northeast Hopkins was adopted last year by the Hopkins Area Men’s Shed under the city’s Adopt A Park program. The Men’s Shed is a

Adopt A Park programs are sweeping the suburbs

Lake Elmo is considering the program, already well-established in other cities like Edina and Hopkins.
East Metro
April 12

Washington County deputy fatally shoots man after 'less lethal' ammo used first

A suicidal man was fatally shot by a Washington County sheriff’s deputy shortly after midnight Thursday. The Ramsey County medical examiner’s office identified the man…