3M's agreement with Lake Elmo settles a lawsuit that had been pending in U.S. District Court for years. The bulk of the money is expected to be used t

3M will pay Lake Elmo $2.7 million to settle yet another PFC lawsuit

3M settlement also gives the city 180 acres of 3M farmland.

Boy thrown from MOA balcony undergoing more procedures

May 23
A 5-year-old boy thrown from a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America has undergone more procedures, his family said.
An update from the 5-year-old's family says they are for "non-life threatening complications" related to the fall.

Black bear was sighted in Arden Hills, city warns residents

May 21
Arden Hills is warning residents about the sighting of a black bear.
The Ramsey County Sheriff's Office and Minnesota DNR have been alerted.
East Metro
May 22

Suspect arrested following police pursuit and crash into Maplewood home

No one was hurt, but several residents were evacuated.
East Metro
May 22
In 2011, a sign posted inside Kohler Hall, a high-level secure building at Totem Town School, advised visitors of the rules.

Boys Totem Town in St. Paul set to close as numbers drop

The move reflects a shift away from confinement for juvenile offenders.
East Metro
May 21
Blake Huffman

Ramsey County to hold special election to fill Blake Huffman's County Board seat

The election will come at a critical time for TCAAP redevelopment, as the county sues Arden Hills to break off joint effort.
East Metro
May 19
St. Paul Public Schools Superintendent Joe Gothard

St. Paul schools teeter with budget deficit: 'We passed a referendum. We still have a deficit. What's up?'

District faces enrollment losses, a new strategic plan even with Legislature's boost in per-pupil funding.
South Metro
May 18

Twin Cities metro police blotter, May 19

EAST BETHEL APRIL 30 Drugs. An officer stopped a suspicious vehicle in the 18100 block of Hwy. 65, and noted while approaching that the…
East Metro
May 17
St. Paul Expo Elementary School students headed out on a fossil hunt in Lilydale Regional Park in this 2008 photo. When the Brickyard Trail reopens, b

Six years after landslide, restoration of St. Paul's scenic Brickyard Trail nears completion

Parks staffers declined to commit to a reopening date for the Lilydale Regional Park trail but said sometime this year wasn't out of the question.
East Metro
May 14
The Ramsey County Board accepted Blake Huffman’s resignation.

Ramsey County Board accepts Commissioner Blake Huffman's resignation after investigation of his charity

Board Chairman Jim McDonough said the county was committed to full transparency.
West Metro
May 14
Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda

Minneapolis man pleads guilty to throwing boy off MOA balcony

Emmanuel Aranda will serve 19 years in prison for the April 12 attack in which he threw the boy over a third-floor balcony.
East Metro
May 12
Traffic backed up in the east metro after a crash Sunday.
Credit: MnDOT

Pickup veers onto I-694 shoulder, killing man next to his vehicle

A pickup truck veered onto the shoulder of Interstate 694 in Oakdale on Sunday morning, authorities said, striking a vehicle that had pulled over and killing its driver, who was standing outside the vehicle.
East Metro
May 11

Grieving parents plan playground in Mahtomedi

A Mahtomedi couple mourning their infant son have raised nearly half the $100,000 needed to build a community playground in his name. Becky and Craig…
South Metro
May 11

Twin Cities metro police blotter, May 12

ANDOVER APRIL 22 Theft. A new roll of carpet was stolen from a driveway in the 700 block of 158th Avenue NW. CARVER APRIL…
East Metro
May 10
Alatus released this rendering of what the Rice Creek Commons business area may look like as it begins to redevelop the former Twin Cities Army Ammuni

Ramsey County sues Arden Hills over TCAAP agreement

The county is seeking to end a power-sharing agreement that guided the redevelopment of the 427-acre site.
East Metro
May 10
Michael Favor is stepping down as principal of Minneapolis Southwest High School, effective June 19.

Minneapolis Southwest High School principal resigns

Michael Favor has accepted a job as an assistant superintendent for Roseville Area Schools.
East Metro
May 9
Ramsey County Commissioner Blake Huffman’s housing nonprofit is behind again on property taxes and also owes three contractors more than $160,000, a

Blake Huffman to step down from Ramsey County Board

The resignation came a day after a conflict-of-interest ruling on his nonprofit's dealings.
East Metro
May 8

Murder charge filed four years after woman's disappearance

Adelle "Addie" Jensen's body has never been found.
East Metro
May 7
Megan Martin lives in this home on Granada Avenue S. in Cottage Grove.

Unlicensed day-care provider was drunk with 12 kids in Cottage Grove home, authorities say

County attorney is seeking to permanently prevent her from resuming her services.
East Metro
May 7
Ana Younker-Zimmerman, who was born without arms, was invited to Target Field to throw out a first pitch on April 26. Younker-Zimmerman, 19, excels at

An inspirational first pitch? St. Paul teen delivered for the Twins

A graduate of St. Paul's Humboldt High School, Ana Younker-Zimmerman, 19, excelled in adapted sports. So when the word went out that theTwins wanted an inspirational athlete to throw out the first pitch on April 26, she got the call.
East Metro
May 6
Aaron Benner

Ex-teacher's suit against St. Paul Public Schools survives challenge

The case of a former St. Paul Public Schools teacher who alleged the district retaliated against him for criticizing its discipline practices may proceed to…
South Metro
May 4

Twin Cities police blotter briefs

An overview of recent Twins Cities police blotter activity.
East Metro
May 4

Bicyclist dies in crash on Hwy. 36 in Oakdale

In earlier crash, Colorado woman killed in Cottonwood County.