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.

Driver who struck bicyclist in St. Paul, fled and crashed dies

August 13
The driver struck a bicyclist and then rolled his vehicle over at the intersection of Maryland Avenue and L'Orient Street.

Maplewood mosque leaders offer clemency to vandals

August 11
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.
State + Local
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Live: 2018 Minnesota primary election results

Live: 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
7:49pm

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
7:03pm

Washington County mobile response unit to answer crisis calls

County social workers can intervene, find services.
East Metro
5:52pm
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 13

St. Paul begins delivering new garbage carts

The bins will be required for new collection system.
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.
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 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…
Home & Garden
August 4
Sara and Jeremy Imhoff’s new home is a twist on tradition with a classic gable and porch on the outside and a clean modern aesthetic on the inside.

New home in historic Stillwater is modern inside, traditional outside

A couple's new home reflects their love for modern architecture, while blending with their historic Stillwater neighborhood.
East Metro
August 3

Minnesota courthouses become battleground in immigration arrests

Swift, sometimes secret, arrests by federal agents alarm immigration advocates.
Home & Garden
August 3
This Charles Stinson-designed home on the St. Croix is on the market for $4.75 million.

$4.75M ultra-modern home on St. Croix River is like 'living in a work of art'

The retreat, designed by an acclaimed Twin Cities architect, has 600 feet of riverfront.
East Metro
August 2
Edward Johnson

Murder charges offer no clue to motive behind inmate's killing of officer

The charges say the Stillwater prisoner beat the officer in the head with a hammer and stabbed him at least twice in the chest.
South Metro
August 2
A 911 operator answers emergency calls at a Minneapolis dispatch center.

Cause of 911 call disruption remains a mystery

The afternoon outage hit police and county law enforcement departments across the Twin Cities metro area and around Minnesota. Officials are sharing alternative numbers to call in case of emergency.
East Metro
August 1
Country singer/yodeler Darrel Johnson, 82, takes to the stage weekly for a few songs, along side the Johnny "No Cash" Band at the Red Barn VFW Post 87

Cottage Grove man keeps the fading art of yodeling alive

Even in the viral video age, there is an appreciative audience out there for the country western warble made popular in the 1930s and '40s.
East Metro
August 1
Inspired
August 1
Linda Bailey and Kim Schoonover from Indulge Salon and Spa discuss the health of the vegetable plants in their garden. Indulge was the first business

White Bear Lake is taking a neighbor-to-neighbor approach to addressing hidden hunger

Volunteers who host a raised bed donate 51 percent of their produce to the community.
East Metro
July 31
“Hopefully ... this will be the last time you ever have to hear about Alan’s law,” said Alan Geisenkoetter Sr. of the law.

New law cracks down on drunken drivers of snowmobiles, ATVs

New law was named for a Chisago County boy who hit and killed by a snowmobile.
East Metro
July 31

Ramsey County pushes forward plan to overhaul Rice Street, I-694 interchange

Less congestion could spur development on corridor.