The crowd waited Tuesday night to be let into Lakeland City Hall.

Lakeland City Council strips mayor of most of his powers

The move follows months of acrimony between the mayor and council.

Ramsey County data breach may have affected nearly 118,000 people

September 17
A data forensics firm found more people were affected than originally announced.

Trolley fire slows traffic where I-35W and Hwys. 280 and 36 come together

September 14
No one was hurt in the blaze, which sent flames and smoke high above the area about 7 p.m.
East Metro
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DWI arrest follows crash of 2 off-road vehicles on Wisconsin road that killed Twin Cities man

A 27-year-old man from Isanti is accused of being intoxicated at the time of the crash.
Data Drop
September 17
Yellow law enforcement line with police car and lights in the background.

Fatal police encounters since 2000

The Star Tribune collected the names and stories of everyone who died after a physical confrontation with law enforcement in Minnesota since January 2000, and continues to update this database as new incidents occur.
South Metro
September 14

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Sept. 15

BIRCHWOOD AUG. 4 Suspicious person. A deputy checking on a 1:45 a.m. report of a suspicious person in the 500 block of Wildwood Avenue…
East Metro
September 13

Lakeland mayor locks City Hall to block out City Council, in latest flare-up snarling the east metro city

Lakeland officials have feuded since winter over how to fill vacancies in the St. Croix riverside burg.
East Metro
September 13
A silver carp found in 2017 in Illinois waters.

Minnesota DNR catches, tags silver carp in the St. Croix River

Wildlife officials found the silver carp, the first of its kind to get a tag, while tracking a tagged bighead carp.
East Metro
September 11

White Bear Lake pilot's $27 million jury award, lawsuit sent back to lower courts

The White Bear Lake man said a fuel pump failed, causing the severe-injury crash in 2010.
East Metro
September 9

John W. Webb, author of groundbreaking geography textbook, dies at age 93

John W. Webb was 13 years old, growing up just west of London, when World War II broke out.At night, during the air raids, he…
East Metro
September 7
Dennis Shaw, visiting the Twin Cities for work from Indiana, pulled a kayak into Bald Eagle Lake in White Bear Township. for afternoon fishing last we

White Bear Township wants to tap into city aid but keep rural ways

Residents want state financial aid for cities while maintaining a small-town style of governance.
East Metro
September 7

Two found dead in New Brighton

Emergency dispatchers told officers that the caller's husband had threatened to kill his daughter.
South Metro
September 7

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Sept. 8

ANDOVER AUG. 13 Drunken driver. An officer responded to a report of a possible drunken driver in the 13700 block of NW. Round Lake…
East Metro
September 6

Charges: Man admits to leaving scene after striking pedestrian in fatal Roseville crash

The crash on Jan. 3 occurred in rush hour darkness at Larpenteur Avenue and Woodbridge Court
East Metro
September 5
In 1994, Randy Christman, left, of the Raptor Resource Project directed students from the Marcy Open Elementary School in Minneapolis as they hoisted

Warner Nature Center in St. Croix Valley to close at end of year

No explanation given for closing of the Lee and Rose Warner Nature Center near Marine on St. Croix.
East Metro
September 5
Two of the four murals in the St. Paul City Council Chambers painted in 1933 by John Norton. The Ramsey County Historical Society seeks “different p

Artists sought for more diverse art to be displayed in St. Paul and Ramsey County council chambers

Work by four artists will be displayed at City Hall.
East Metro
September 4
“Simply, basketball is not fundamental to democracy,” said the 16-page unanimous decision, written by Justice Natalie Hudson, shown in 2016 at Lak

State Supreme Court ruling limits criticism of public high school coaches

The former Woodbury girls' basketball coach claimed that parents had defamed him. The high court ruling reinstates his lawsuit.
East Metro
September 3
Police vehicles remained at the intersection of Midway Parkway and Snelling Ave. near the main entrance to the Minnesota State Fair grounds late Monda

Three shot, one run over outside front gate as State Fair ends

The chaotic scene erupted around 10:20 p.m. outside the gate at Snelling Avenue and Midway Parkway as the fair was closing for the year.
East Metro
September 3
Dede Hard pumped her fist as her kitchen staff in the 4-H Building banged pots and pans announcing the last meal served at the 2019 State Fair.

After decades feeding 4-Hers at the fair, Dede Hard calls it a day

For years, Dede Hard has ordered the food, organized the crew and overseen preparations. The 4-H kitchen gets the biggest food delivery at the State Fair.
East Metro
September 2

Proposed Roseville budget would add four cops, three firefighters

Proposed $62.6M budget includes funding for four cops, three firefighters.
East Metro
September 2
The change in start times mean that high school students will start school at 8:30 a.m. starting this fall in the St. Paul schools. Above, Washington

St. Paul schools flip start times so teenagers can sleep in

Twenty-one elementary schools with nearly 10,000 students will start school an hour earlier to let the big kids occupy their old 8:30 a.m. start-time slot.
East Metro
September 1

Drop-in center for homeless young people to open in Cottage Grove

Site for homeless young people will be much like one that opened a year ago in a Stillwater church.
East Metro
September 1
A surveillance image shows a woman suspected of groping a volunteer at the Minnesota Republican Party's booth at the State Fair. Credit: State Fair Po

Fair shares photo of potential suspect in reported groping of GOP booth volunteer

The incident was believed to have occurred during a political disagreement.