Edward M. Johnson

1st-degree murder charges in prison officer's death may bring life without parole

Inmate would receive a life sentence if convicted.

After retail, former site of a Maplewood golf course will get market-rate apartments

August 16
After retail, former site of a Maplewood golf course will get market-rate apartments
The Trail's Edge of Maplewood will be a market-rate building with amenities such as a community room, theater, parcel and mail room and business office.

3M wraps its iconic Maplewood building in message and colorful films

2:03pm
"Curiosity is just the beginning," is the written message on 3M's headquarters tower in Maplewood.
3M wraps 12-story headquarters building in colorful films in a nod to creativity
East Metro
5:10pm
Edward M. Johnson

Inmate makes court appearance in Stillwater prison officer's killing

Edward M. Johnson entered no plea to first-degree murder charges returned by a grand jury earlier this week.
East Metro
August 17

Suspect arrested in St. Paul Park stabbing death

Charges are pending in the death in the parking lot of a former middle school.
East Metro
August 16
Joshua L. Smith

Charges: Oak Park Heights inmate left deep, long razor slashes on officer's face, scalp

Prison said he wanted to make sure his victim wouldn't forget him, according to the charges.
East Metro
August 16
Westbound I-694 in White Bear reopens following semi rollover crash

Westbound I-694 in White Bear reopens following semi rollover crash

Good news for motorists in the northeast metro. The Minnesota Department of Transportation reopened westbound I-694 after a semitrailer truck flipped over at McKnight Road. The lanes had been closed for nearly five hours.
East Metro
August 15

Two die in separate water incidents in Washington County

A scuba diver has been identified; a boater also died.
Eat & Drink
August 15
The former Borders Book Shop at the Rosedale Mall will soon become Revolution Hall. The project occupies two floors and is accessible from both inside

Rosedale's food hall 'revolution' may change the future of mall dining

A new kind of food hall is coming to the Twin Cities. And it's in the suburbs. At the mall.
East Metro
August 15
Joseph Gomm

Stillwater prison still in partial lockdown four weeks after corrections officer killed

Corrections officials dispute complaints about inhumane conditions.
East Metro
August 15

Ramsey County jail lockdown lifted after search

Authorities found a cellphone but no weapon in the facility.
State + Local
August 15
2018 Minnesota primary election results

2018 Minnesota primary election results

Tina Smith and Karin Housley advance in U.S. Senate race. Ilhan Omar wins Fifth District primary; Keith Ellison takes DFL race for attorney general.
East Metro
August 14

Scuba diver who was struggling in lake near Stillwater is found dead

The Washington County Sheriff's Office responded to a report in May Township just before 8 p.m. that a diver was having difficulty in the water.
East Metro
August 14

BB or pellet shots hit 15 vehicles in Hudson; similar incidents in Minn.

The incidents in Hudson were reported Monday over roughly a nine-hour period, police said.
East Metro
August 14

Washington County mobile response unit to answer crisis calls

County social workers can intervene, find services.
East Metro
August 14
Jennifer Berg, her son Miles, 18 months, and her mother, Catherine Ellefson, walked hand-in-hand Friday into White Bear Lake from Memorial Beach. With

White Bear Lake water levels back to normal, but locals brace for next drop

With water levels back to normal, locals are smiling more often.
East Metro
August 12
Jackie Turner, chief operations officer for St. Paul schools, outlined options for potential implementation plans at costs ranging from $1.77 million

St. Paul schools want to give more contracts to minority- and women-owned businesses

Push is on to hire women- and minority-owned firms; businesses owned by white men now get bulk of jobs.
East Metro
August 12
Lydia Soucy read a plaque on the St. Croix River bridge. She was with her son Isaac, husband, Duncan, and daughter Autumn (not visible).

A year later, bridge brings change for better, worse to St. Croix Valley

Stillwater and nearby cities still are adjusting to new bridge.
South Metro
August 11

Metro police blotter, Aug. 12

ANDOVER JULY 21 Theft. A 2016 Ford F-150 was stolen from the 3100 block of 162nd Lane NW. The keys had been left inside…
East Metro
August 11
Maplewood police are looking for two suspects caught on camera spray-painting the back of the Alsalam Mosque early on July 29.

Maplewood mosque leaders offer clemency to vandals

Amin Kader, president of the Islamic Institute of Minnesota's Alsalam Mosque, said worshipers would work with police to drop any charges if vandals come forward.
East Metro
August 6
Lynne Blomstrand talked to a tour group at the Gammelgarden Museum in Scandia, Minn.

How Swede it is: Minnesota's Scandia wants to draw day trippers

As many residents of Scandia see it, the blessing and the curse of their community of 4,000 is simple: It's a beautiful place to drive…
East Metro
August 6

Roseville turns to volunteers to build two new parks

Roseville will carve out two small community parks this fall, tucked between homes and apartment buildings in the southwest and southeast corners of the city.And…
South Metro
August 4

Metro area police blotter, Aug. 5

BLAINE JUNE 26 Animal complaint. Officers responded to a report of a peacock on the roof of a home in the 3300 block of…