Prosecutors: Officer Yanez statements should be admitted in Castile case

Prosecutors: Officer Yanez statements should be admitted in Castile case

Prosecutors also argued that the manslaughter charge should not be dismissed. Defense argues officer should have been given more time after shooting.

Trial of officer who killed Philando Castile should stay in Ramsey County, prosecutors argue

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Trial of officer who killed Philando Castile should stay in Ramsey County, prosecutors argue
The jury selection process will give attorneys an opportunity to weed out jurors who are biased, prosecutors said.

St. Anthony doesn't want to pay for Falcon Heights police events

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St. Anthony doesn't want to pay for Falcon Heights police events
Discussion prompted by the costs in the wake of the Philando Castile shooting led to a resolution that passed unanimously.
East Metro
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East metro authorities bust sex-trafficking ring operating across 29 states

A Blaine man and three California residents are charged with trafficking foreign women.
East Metro
March 28

Motorcyclist identified in fatal I-35 crash after north metro police chase

The crash occurred shortly after 2 p.m. on southbound Interestate 35 just south of Hwy. 97 near Forest Lake, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
East Metro
March 27

Cottage Grove man charged with staging wife's suicide could get life in prison

Grand jury returned an indictment of first-degree murder.
East Metro
March 27

Prosecutors: Yanez attorneys in Philando Castile case seeking irrelevant evidence

Defense made a broad request for any materials that could aid their case.
East Metro
March 27

Former commerce commissioner charged in prostitution sting

Prostitution charges were leveled Monday against a now-fired Minnesota Department of Commerce deputy commissioner for attempting to hire an undercover officer for sex online.Michael Shane…
East Metro
March 25

Work on old Ramsey Co. sewer offers rare glimpse of underground rivers

New video of a century-old storm sewer system spotlights need for water quality.
East Metro
March 24

North/East metro police blotter, March 26

ANDOVER FEB. 24 Theft. A 2005 Honda Accord was stolen from the parking lot at Willy McCoys, 13655 Martin St. NW. EAST BETHEL MARCH 9…
East Metro
March 24

North/East metro news briefs: Blaine to pitch replanting ideas for cleared wetland

Blaine city leaders plan to bring forward replanting proposals for a wetland area that was recently clear-cut, an act that provoked the ire of a…
East Metro
March 24

After Castile shooting, St. Anthony officials release goal, objectives for police study

Feds hope the review's outcomes are a blueprint for other small agencies.
East Metro
March 24

Man dies in construction accident in Woodbury

The victim was found entangled in industrial equipment near Carver Lake Park on Wednesday afternoon.
East Metro
March 23
Fireworks shot from the roof of the former Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant (TCAAP) in Arden Hills during a ground-breaking ceremony in 2013.

Housing advocates accuse Met Council of laxity in affordable housing

At issue is the 427-acre TCAAP megaproject in Arden Hills.
East Metro
March 22

Century College names Millender as president

Angelia Millender has been named the next president of Century College in White Bear Lake. Millender, who is now president of Olive-Harvey College in Chicago,…
East Metro
March 22
St. Paul Central High School principal Mary Mackbee stood as sung alon...

School-related burglary has high-profile victim: The principal

Theft was reported at service station linked to St. Paul's Central High.
West Metro
March 21

Minnesota boosts state grants for law enforcement to fight sex trafficking

Nearly $800,000 given out ahead of Super Bowl.
East Metro
March 19

Minnesota is in 'very deep hole' when it comes to teachers of color

There are 629 Hispanic teachers across the state, making up just 1 percent of a total teaching workforce of 60,090.
East Metro
March 18
Halfbreed Lake, in Forest Lake and Scandia, also known as Sylvan Lake, is bordered by Keewahtin Avenue, which once also was called Halfbreed.

Sensitivities over Indian issues delay renaming of Washington County lake

A popular move to change the name of Halfbreed Lake in Washington County is being deferred so locals can seek consensus on a new name, with some residents calling for a moniker that takes account of the area's Indian heritage.
East Metro
March 18

North/east metro police blotter, March 19

CHAMPLIN FEB. 21 Theft. A minivan was stolen from the 100 block of Curtis Road. FALCON HEIGHTS FEB. 17 Theft. A woman was booked for…
East Metro
March 18

North/east metro news briefs: Hy-Vee plans in Columbia Heights move ahead

Site plans for a closely watched Hy-Vee project are taking shape in Columbia Heights, and construction work at one of the project’s two sites could…
East Metro
March 17

First silver carp, the 'flying' invasive fish, is captured in St. Croix

The discovery was made Friday near Prescott, Wis.
East Metro
March 16

Driver runs W. Wis. stop sign, is fatally hit by Schwan's delivery van

The collision occurred at an intersection just south of I-94.