Lift Bridge Brewery in Stillwater now makes hard seltzer.

Hard seltzer craze comes to Minnesota with Lift Bridge launch

The Stillwater brewer is the largest in the state to offer the spiked beverage.

St. Paul teen killed by wayward driver in Wisconsin was college rower, violinist

January 15
Henry Zietlow
Wintry weather may have played a role in the crash, according to authorities.

Head Start bus with students aboard crashes, tips over in Cottage Grove; minor injuries

January 16
A bus serving a child care center was involved in a crash Wednesday.
The small bus ended up on its side, authorities said.
East Metro
19 minutes ago
Ramsey County Commissioner Blake Huffman’s housing nonprofit is behind again on property taxes and also owes three contractors more than $160,000, a

Nonprofit run by Ramsey County commissioner owes more than $160K, contractors say

Blake Huffman says he's winding down Journey Home Minnesota.
East Metro
January 16
Barron Area School District Administrator Diane Tremblay said administrators will meet with Department of Justice officials on Thursday to work on a p

After Jayme Closs returns, Wisconsin town wonders how to feel safe

The randomness of a meticulously planned crime has shaken residents of Barron, Wis.
East Metro
January 15
Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald appeared next to Jayme Closs' aunt Kelly Engelhardt as Jake Pasterson made his first appearance in court with Judge James C.

911 audio: Callers say publicity left them certain girl at door was Jayme Closs

"Yes, it is her," the woman told a dispatcher. "I'm 100 percent."
East Metro
January 15

Norovirus outbreak hits Oak Park Heights senior living community

Boutwells Landing has canceled activities and implemented protocols to prevent further spread of the illness.
East Metro
January 14

Second man charged in fight outside State Fair that left victim with brain damage

A second man has been charged with allegedly instigating a fight outside of the State Fair last summer that left one victim brain-damaged and another…
East Metro
January 14

Man in coma after assault by teens outside Regions Hospital in St. Paul

A man is in a coma after being attacked by two juveniles outside Regions Hospital in St. Paul last month.Isaiah L. Coleman and Jeremiah Ward,…
East Metro
January 14
The cabin outside of Gordon, Wis., where Jayme Closs was held for 88 days was surrounded by a swarm of law enforcement vehicles Saturday morning.

Chance back-road encounter cracked the Jayme Closs case

Captive for almost three months, the 13-year-old seized an opportunity and walked away. And acting on the information Jayme provided, police found a suspect within five minutes.
East Metro
January 14
At the St. Joseph Parish in Barron, parishioners held their hands together in an offering of peace during service. Three prayers were dedicated to Jay

At Barron church services, Jayme's return called a miracle

At St. Joseph's Church in Barron and at St. Peter's Church in neighboring Cameron, dozens of churchgoers gathered in the same spaces where they had prayed for nearly three months for the safe return of Jayme Closs.
East Metro
January 13
Newly sworn-in as Ramsey County district judges are Adam Yang, left, and P. Paul Yang.

Minnesota adds two new Hmong-American judges to the bench

Half of the country's judges of Hmong heritage are now serving in Ramsey County.
South Metro
January 12

Metro police blotter, Jan. 13

ANDOVER DEC. 20 Burglary. Gifts were stolen from under a Christmas tree at a home in the 16500 block of Wintergreen Street NW. Entry…
South Metro
January 11

Roseville man struck by two cars, killed in St. Paul Park

In an earlier crash, an Albert Lea man died in a crash in southern Minnesota.
East Metro
January 11
Residents studied plans Thursday at White Bear Lake City Hall.

After outcry, transit planners rethink Rush Line bus-rapid transit station in White Bear Lake

Transit planners propose alternate locations for the Rush Line's final stop.
East Metro
January 10
John Likeness

Charge: Western Wisconsin roommate kills disabled Army vet with arrow to the chest

The men, now in their 50s, knew each other from high school. Suspect said he wanted to put the man out of his misery.
East Metro
January 9
Rendering of redevelopment project in Forest Lake submitted by Gatehouse Capital.

Possible redevelopment coming for Forest Lake feed mill

Proposal for site includes a conference center, hotel.
East Metro
January 9
The A West cell house at Stillwater prison.

Stillwater prison wing on lockdown after inmate assaults officer

After several attacks, union representing corrections officers has demanded more safety funding.
East Metro
January 9

Authorities await driver test results in crash that killed Roseville pedestrians

Roseville police called it a "complex case" and are waiting for multiple reports to come back.
East Metro
January 9
Larry Klimek was a Metro Transit bus operator.

White Bear Township man killed by brother as he arrived at New Year's party, court records show

Authorities say a potential motive in the murder-suicide remains unclear.
East Metro
January 9
St. Paul police officers have elected a longtime union leader to serve as the organization’s president in the first contested race for the seat in n

Longtime second-in-command elected president of St. Paul Police Federation

Officer Paul Kuntz was elected president over challenger Sgt. Matt Koncar.
South Metro
January 9
A regional system provides enough dependable, clean water to farm shrimp in landlocked Luverne, Minn.

Dec. 27: With spigot open, southwestern Minnesota towns flourish

No longer just a pipe dream, far-sighted water system set up parched towns for growth.
East Metro
January 9
Alula, a security systems technology company, is moving its headquarters and about 120 employees from Hudson, Wis., to the Midway Innovation Center, a

Security tech company Alula moves from Wisconsin to St. Paul

It will bring 120 workers to its new office in St. Paul.