Visitors explored the ice castle in Stillwater in 2017.

Popular ice castle is moving from Stillwater to Excelsior this winter

Obstacles in Stillwater force relocation of large, elaborate winter wonder.

John Kwiecien, Scout leader who raised four Eagle Scouts, dies at 93

November 19
A photo of a young John Kwiecien.

Ramsey County, Arden Hills at odds over ammo plant project

November 13
Alatus released this rendering of the Rice Creek Commons business area as it began to redevelop the former Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant site in A
County negotiators called for a pause in hopes of returning to negotiations later.
East Metro
15 minutes ago
The Closs family home in Barron, Wis.

A month after Closs vanished, feeling in hometown 'very dark'

Town and family struggle while investigators keep hope alive: "The motive isn't there. The reason isn't there. I wish, wish, wish every night before I go to bed that we find a clue."
South Metro
November 17

Metro area police blotter, Nov. 18

EDINA OCT. 20 Theft. A 60-year-old Minnetonka woman was arrested for stealing decorative pillows and a vase from HomeGoods, 7435 France Av. S. FRIDLEY…
East Metro
November 15
Olympic cross-country skier Jessie Diggins photographed at her home in Afton, Minn.

Driver charged in alleged 'road rage' incident with Olympic gold medalist Jessie Diggins

Olympic skier said Afton incident easily could have turned tragic.
East Metro
November 13
A White Bear Lake firefighter went into an icy lake and rescued a deer Sunday morning.

Doe rescued from icy lake by White Bear firefighter

Doe had nowhere to go until a firefighter went in the frigid waters and made the save.
East Metro
November 10
Guy Wicklander showed the indention in his skull from being bludgeoned with a wrench by an inmate in 1999.

Minnesota officers feel like 'outcasts' as prisoner attacks surge

Two deaths have put a spotlight on a dangerous job
East Metro
November 9
St. Paul City Council Member Dai Thao, left, walked with his attorney Joe Dixon, right, from the Ramsey County Law Enforcement Center following a hear

Judge: St. Paul council member acted legally in helping voter

St. Paul council member had faced charges over helping a woman vote.
East Metro
November 9

Sex trafficker who served as 'operational control center' for ring gets 13 years in prison

The group targeted vulnerable women from Korea and China.
East Metro
November 7

Ramsey County board has rare shake-up; sheriff showdowns in Ramsey, Washington counties

Political newcomer Trista MatasCastillo ousted longtime County Board Member Janice Rettman in a landslide.
East Metro
November 6
Tire tracks marked with spray paint where the vehicle that struck three Girl Scouts and an an adult chaperone climbed out of the ditch to get back on

Charges: Driver, passenger fought for control before truck hit Wis. Scouts

The two men allegedly were inhaling a computer keyboard cleaner to get high before the truck veered into a ditch, killing 3 Girl Scouts and a mom.
East Metro
November 6

A cheap high that never went away, huffing has caused many tragedies

Ease of access to spray cans and glue tubes makes huffing a difficult addiction to cure, drug therapists say.
East Metro
November 6
The emerald ash borer is eating its way across the Twin Cities.

As ash borer comes, Maplewood looks to tree sales for residents

Maplewood may try to emulate Minnetonka's popular annual tree sale.
East Metro
November 5
Students at Twin Cities German Immersion School played during gym class. The school uses the former church as a cafeteria, gym and performance space.

Former St. Paul church now housing German Immersion School seeks historic designation

Growing German Immersion School and its neighbors are at odds over the fate of the former St. Andrew's church.
East Metro
November 5

Minneapolis woman guilty of burglarizing home, killing dog

Elizabeth Osterbauer had unrequited romantic feelings for pet's owner.
East Metro
November 5
Hundreds attended a candlelight vigil held outside Halmstad Elementary School in Chippewa Falls on Sunday evening.

Wisconsin community mourns deaths of 3 Girl Scouts, mother

Hundreds gathered in the rain to remember the three Girl Scouts and a parent who were struck and killed by a pickup truck that left the road while they picked up trash along a rural highway in western Wisconsin.
East Metro
November 3
Emergency medical personnel gather at the scene of a hit-and-run accident Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Lake Hallie, Wis., that killed three girls and an

3 Girl Scouts among 4 killed in western Wis. hit-and-run crash

A 21-year-old driver is in custody after allegedly fleeing the scene along a county road where the girls had been picking up litter.
South Metro
November 3

Metro police blotter, Nov. 4

FRIDLEY OCT. 6 Assist family. Officers responded to a report of an argument at a home in the 6300 block of NE. 5th Street.…
Inspired
November 2
Haley Olson, left, Hannah Kane and Emma Swift played Just Dance on the Nintendo Wii at Stillwater’s Valley Friendship Club. The eight-year-old gathe

Stillwater's Friendship Club expands social life for kids with disabilities

Club members join friends for foosball, karaoke, pool and board games in a safe, supervised space.
East Metro
November 1

Gun threat with 'some credibility' cancels classes for St. Croix Falls School District

A suspect was arrested after a threat to the St. Croix Falls schools.
East Metro
November 1
Ramsey County prefers the Gold Line bus rapid transit service has its terminus at Union Depot to boost it as a transportation hub.

Gold Line bus-rapid transit to offer six stops in downtown St. Paul

Ramsey County prefers terminus at Union Depot to boost it as a transportation hub.
East Metro
November 1

St. Paul-based food processer looks to relocate to Little Canada

Bix Produce Co., long a North End institution, is planning a move to the Slumberland site.