Workers put the final touches on the Ice Castles display that makes its debut Friday night at Ramsey County's Long Lake Regional Park in New Brighton.

Workers put final touches on Ice Castles, opening Friday in New Brighton

Popular massive display made of icicles fused with water spray is ready to be unveiled.

Probation for unlicensed Cottage Grove care provider allegedly drunk with 12 kids in home

January 16
She pleaded guilty to not having a home day care license, while the more serious child neglect charge was dropped.

Cottage Grove, Woodbury open shared training facility for law enforcement

January 14
Police, fire, EMS will work on wide range of scenarios
East Metro
January 16
Megan Diediker, a geometry teacher at Park High School in Cottage Grove, had her breast cancer first diagnosed at age 34.

Cancer cases prompt Cottage Grove teachers to demand investigation

They suspect "something in the building" may have played role in nearly 30 cancer cases.
East Metro
January 14
The Minnesota State Capitol is shown in this Jan. 10, 2020 photo in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Ramsey County Board votes to continue refugee resettlement

The county with the largest percentage of foreign-born residents said it will continue to welcome refugees.
East Metro
January 14
Battle Creek.

PFAS 'forever chemicals' found in foam in two east metro creeks

Remediation at Oakdale disposal site may not be working, and the state ordered 3M to produce a new plan.
West Metro
January 14
A school bus caught fire Monday in Woodbury. Credit: MnDOT traffic camera

Driver of school bus that caught fire on I-494 credited for his quick action

A bus driver for Richfield Public Schools is being credited with safely evacuating a sports team and coach after the bus caught fire Monday afternoon…
East Metro
January 13

David Magnuson, lawyer who helped write many Stillwater ordinances, dies at 78

David Magnuson was a longtime city attorney who combined shrewd legal judgment with encyclopedic historical knowledge to guide the city of Stillwater from its riverfront…
East Metro
January 13
Taylor Swift fans crossed Kellogg Boulevard outside the Xcel Energy Center before a concert in 2013. The Minnesota Wild wants to hang a giant temporar

A good sign for St. Paul? Or eyesore? Group fights Wild's big banner

Wild's plan for Xcel banner called "commercial litter."
East Metro
January 13
Opponents of the proposed 180-foot tower say it would would forever change Marine on St. Croix's identity as a river outpost that wants to hold fast t

Proposed cellphone tower in Marine on St. Croix drawing both support and opposition

Supporters decry spotty reception while some fear it would clash with scenery.
East Metro
January 13
Children listened at storytime at the Ramsey County Library in Roseville. The system dropped fees for overdue kids’ materials.

Ramsey County Library will no longer fine for overdue youth materials

Ramsey County forgoes fines on kids' books
West Metro
January 13

Snow from overnight slows morning commute in the metro

Numerous crashes and spinouts reported.
East Metro
January 11
A Blue Line light-rail train in 2019 featuring a sign telling riders how to text if they feel unsafe or see suspicious behavior.

Text for Safety service restored after outage on light-rail trains, some bus routes

Metro Transit reminded riders to call 911 if they need police or EMS help.
South Metro
January 11

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Jan. 12

CHAMPLIN DEC. 22 Theft. Change was stolen from a vehicle in the 8600 block of 114th Avenue. CORCORAN DEC. 11 Theft. A snowmobile…
East Metro
January 9
In October, Ginny Yingling, left, of the Minnesota Department of Health, talked about PFAS with Sharon and Bruce Perkins in Woodbury.

Woodbury takes emergency action to address water wells polluted by 3M chemicals

The roughly $5 million project will be paid for by 3M and state agencies.
South Metro
January 8
Micah K. Pittman Credit: Facebook

Authorities ID barge worker who fell into river and drowned near Hastings

The 44-year-old man's death has been ruled accidental.
East Metro
January 8
Kraig King

Wisconsin remains identified as White Bear Lake man, 37 years later

Authorities want to know why Kraig King was in Barron County in 1982.
East Metro
January 7
Ramsey County's very first Zamboni, mothballed three decades ago with a leaky tank, is being restored with plans is to make it a fully functional ice

Ramsey County restores its first Zamboni for 'Miracle on Ice' anniversary

The county hopes to use it between periods at big hockey games and in a parade for the 40th anniversary of the "Miracle on Ice" Olympic hockey win.
East Metro
January 6
DFL Rep. Kaohly Her, seen at a 2018 news conference with Mayor Melvin Carter, said both her jobs are to advocate for St. Paul constituents.

Legislator's work as St. Paul mayor's aide raises red flag

After Mayor Melvin Carter proposed plan to start a college savings plan for St. Paul newborns, Rep. Kaohly Vang Her wrote a bill to help pay for it.
East Metro
January 6

3 women charged as accomplices in rape

A 39-year-old predatory offender is accused of rape in Forest Lake townhouse.
South Metro
January 4

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Jan. 5

AFTON DEC. 6 Suspicious activity. A resident in the 14000 block of Valley Creek Trail reported that his wife saw a vehicle stop near…
East Metro
January 2

Charges: Argument at Minneapolis bar led to fatal St. Paul shooting

David Lee was described as a hard-working family man.
East Metro
January 2
The website, created in partnership with St. Paul and the county’s suburbs, was designed to replace a stack of papers typically provided to prospect

Ramsey County unveils website to attract companies

Designed specifically for businesses and corporate site selectors, RamseyCountyMeansBusiness.com includes an interactive map of nearly 60 available properties.