A boat cruising the St. Croix River is seen from the St. Croix River bridge in Stillwater in 2018.

State finds 56% of Minnesota's lakes and streams are 'impaired'

A popular stretch of the St. Croix River was found to be contaminated with phosphorus.

Artists chosen to create new murals for St. Paul council chambers

November 14
A diverse group of artists that includes many with Native American and Latino ties was chosen by a community task force organized by the Ramsey County Historical Society.

Charges: Man who led police on chase kidnapped, raped elderly victim

November 15
Jeffrey Morgan Groves, 51, had been wanted since the Nov. 3 sexual assault of the victim in her St. Louis Park home.
South Metro
November 16

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Nov. 17

BIRCHWOOD OCT. 5 Suspicious activity. A deputy spotted a man riding one bicycle while holding onto another in the area of Wildwood Avenue and…
West Metro
November 13

Man wanted in Minnesota for alleged sexual assault arrested after police pursuit, crash in Wisconsin

Police, the Hennepin County Violent Offender Task Force and U.S. marshals had been actively searching for Jeffrey Morgan Groves, 51.
East Metro
November 12
Abdinur Omar, second from right, 18, laughed during a youth discussion group about cross cultural connections.

Community center that was mainstay in historic Rondo neighborhood will close

Union Gospel Mission, its owner, to shift resources to serving homeless, addicted.
East Metro
November 12
The Minnesota Correctional Facility in Oak Park Heights.

Oak Park Heights prisoner severely injured after assault by fellow inmate

The victim was found unconscious and bleeding from the head; motive has yet to surface.
East Metro
November 12
East Metro
November 11
The Black Knights Joint Precision Drill Team of the University of St. Thomas ROTC held a 24-hour vigil in honor of U.S. military service on Monday.

Honoring their service: Minnesota pays tribute to military veterans

Across Minnesota, people paused to honor those who served in nation's military
South Metro
November 9

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Nov. 10

ANDOVER OCT. 6 Burglary. Electronics were stolen from a home in the 14300 block of Eagle Street NW. FRIDLEY OCT. 6 Assist family.…
East Metro
November 9
Ramsey County Sherif Bob Fletcher collects a Public Employees Retirement Association pension on top of his salary.

Some Ramsey County sheriff's workers get pension plus salary

The County Board chairman said it was "baffling" that several high-ranking Sheriff's Office members were collecting pensions while working. Bob Fletcher defended it, citing "a lifetime of contributions."
East Metro
November 8
Marcus Baker and Brandon Baker.

Brothers charged in St. Paul shooting of alleged rival gang member

The shooting was captured on surveillance video.
East Metro
November 7
Tito Reyna watched his son play on the swing at Aamodt's Apple Farm in Stillwater.

New east metro program gets addicts the help they need, when and where they need it

Clinicians were missing the brief window of time when people often seek help for drinking or drugs
East Metro
November 6
Mitra Jalali Nelson checked results on the trash vote at Black Hart of St. Paul.

Heated trash debate drives voter turnout to double in St. Paul

A large field of candidates for City Council also helped draw residents to the polls, officials said, but hundreds of voters cast ballots on the trash question alone.
East Metro
November 6
Water Gremlin employees made their way into the lot as its doors reopened for production after being shut down for more than a week over lead concerns

Minnesota's showdown with Water Gremlin intensifies

As cleanup of lead contamination continues, regulators accuse manufacturer of multiple pollution violations.
East Metro
November 6

Kenneth Collins, former Maplewood police chief, dies at age 76

He was president of the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association as well as the first chairman of the gun-control group Citizens for a Safer Minnesota.
East Metro
November 5
A police officer pulled tape across the street where a male suspect died Monday in Cottage Grove.

Minnesota BCA: Crime-spree suspect killed himself in Cottage Grove

An autopsy by the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office determined that Noah Erickson, 34, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
East Metro
November 5

Fatal crash charges: Unlicensed drunk driver was found on I-35 rest stop bathroom floor

The crash occurred in Interstate 35 in North Branch, killing a 63-year-old man from Moose Lake.
East Metro
November 5
Election judge Chris Yang carried voting signs to the parking lot at the start of polling Tuesday, Nov. 5 2019, at the Arlington Hills Community Cente

St. Paul trash vote: Answers to your questions

St. Paul residents will Yes or No Tuesday on whether a city ordinance that  established the year-old system of organized trash collection will continue.
East Metro
November 5
A petition to ban lead in fishing tackle and hunters’ ammunition has been rejected by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR), with offi

Minnesota won't ban lead ammunition, tackle for now

DNR commissioner says it's an issue best left for the Legislature.
East Metro
November 4
One person was killed at this crash scene Sunday morning in I-94 in Washington County. Credit: MnDOT traffic camera

State Patrol IDs driver jailed after fatally hitting pedestrian on I-94

Authorities have identified the motorist, now jailed, who is accused of running over and killing a pedestrian along Interstate 94 near an east metro rest…
East Metro
November 4
Police officers walked by the scene where a suspect was shot and killed by Police in the 7400 block of Hidden Valley Court South in Cottage Grove on M

Police kill gunman suspected in Cottage Grove home invasion

A gunman who terrorized victims in multiple communities with crimes including kidnapping, sexual assault, carjackings and home invasion was fatally shot in Cottage Grove, police said.
East Metro
November 4
Union Depot Bar and Grill server Molly Ruhoff worked the tables at the new restaurant and bar just after the lunch rush on Aug. 24, 2018 in St. Paul.

Appetite for Change could take over restaurant at Union Depot

Kaskaid Hospitality asks Ramsey County to let nonprofit take over.