From left, Lennell Martin, Jeffery Young and Ronald Greer, co-editors of the Prison Mirror and inmates at the Stillwater Correctional Facility, sat fo

Stillwater prison newspaper sheds light on life behind bars

The monthly Prison Mirror connects prisoners to the outside world.

Stillwater school board to explore separation agreement with superintendent

July 11
Concerns persist about compatibility and a 2016 consolidation decision.

Affordable-housing group seeks to join lawsuit against Arden Hills

July 11
Ramsey County’s lawsuit seeks to end an agreement with Arden Hills to redevelop the land into the Rice Creek Commons plan.
It backs Ramsey County's action for more affordable units in sprawling project.
East Metro
July 14
Police closed off the intersection of Highpoint Rd and Windsor Ln following an officer involved shooting. ALEX KORMANN ¥ alex.kormann@startribune.com

Police shoot man in Woodbury who was taunting 'come kill me'

A man who taunted officers late Sunday morning to kill him was shot and wounded by police in a residential Woodbury neighborhood, authorities said.A.J. Nobello…
South Metro
July 13

Twin Cities metro police blotter, July 14

AFTON JUNE 8 Suspicious activity. A resident in the 2100 block of Stagecoach Trail reported seeing a shiny object in the woods but was…
East Metro
July 11
Principal Jocelyn Sims shows what will be an outdoor classroom for the School Forest Program.

Losing students, St. Paul aims for a middle school revival

Investments include a new school in Woodbury.
East Metro
July 10
Changsha, China, gave St. Paul a replica of China’s famous Aiwan Pavilion last year. It can be viewed in Phalen Regional Park, where a Chinese garde

$7M Chinese garden to open Saturday in St. Paul

A parade and ribbon-cutting Saturday will mark the opening of a Chinese garden on the shore of Lake Phalen, a project created to highlight the…
East Metro
July 10
Brandon M. Lieffring Credit: St. Croix County jail

Charges: Driver was high, fleeing capture when he fatally hit motorcyclist from Stillwater

Deputies were pursuing Lieffring on a report that he had violated a no-contact order by being with his girlfriend, according to the Sheriff's Office.
East Metro
July 7

Stillwater motorcyclist killed in Wisconsin crash with Jeep fleeing police

Authorities have identified a Stillwater man killed in western Wisconsin on Saturday when a suspected car thief fleeing police struck the motorcycle he was riding.Dustin…
East Metro
July 6

Suspected car thief fleeing police strikes, kills motorcyclist near New Richmond, Wis.

The male on the motorcycle died at the scene, and the driver of a Jeep was taken into custody, officials said.
West Metro
July 6
The search for a man missing on the Crow River was focusing on an area in St. Michael near NE. 36th Circle, officials said.

Authorities recover body of missing Maplewood man on Crow River

The man's body was discovered not far from where he was last seen by friends, said Lt. Todd Sandin.
South Metro
July 6

Twin Cities metro police blotter, July 7

FRIDLEY JUNE 7 Fire. An officer responded to a report of negligent burning at a home in the 6000 block of Central Avenue NE.…
East Metro
July 4
Maplewood police officer Ashley Bergeron, who has a psychology degree, says she eagerly volunteered to be part of the unit.

Maplewood police, paramedics launch mental health team

The new team is reaching out to frequent 911 callers who exhibit symptoms of mental illness and their families.
East Metro
July 3
Monica Peterson threw a ball for her Labs during a visit to Battle Creek Regional Park. She said she brings her dogs to the park four or five times a

Ramsey County thinks big as it reimagines Battle Creek

Ramsey County's largest park could transform into a regional destination.
East Metro
July 2
Allison Hofstedt served the Cuban-style beef picadillo over fluffed jasmine rice that she prepared for dinner on a recent summer evening.

East Side Table brings fresh food, fresh ideas to St. Paul families

It's sponsoring meals at nonprofits and schools, hosting free cooking demonstrations and distributing hundreds of meal kits — 6,100 so far.
East Metro
July 2
Norie will provide companionship to adult and child victims through the prosecution process.

Ramsey County attorney's latest hire: A golden retriever named Norie

The job is to provide a calming presence for clients who are nervous, distraught and wary of recounting painful stories.
East Metro
July 1
South Metro
June 29

Twin Cities metro police blotter, June 30

COLUMBUS JUNE 3 Theft. A trailer was stolen from a property in the 8500 block of 177th Lane NE. FRIDLEY JUNE 2 Neighbor…
East Metro
June 29
Chris Eng, Washington County's economic development director.

Washington and Anoka Counties team up to market suburbs as Minnesota Technology Corridor

Effort aims to attract data centers, tech employers to two northeast metro counties.
East Metro
June 28
Worship on the Farm participants gather for a picnic-style meal prior to service inside of the Bruentrup Heritage Barn in Maplewood, Minn.

Summer worship brings a 'taste of church' to historic Maplewood barn

The farm setting encourages fellowship and can be inviting to visitors to the six Lutheran churches.
East Metro
June 27
A Waste Management worker collected trash from the alleys of the Snelling-Hamline neighborhood in 2018. A Ramsey County judge on Thursday stayed his p

Judge's order means St. Paul garbage collection stays as is, for now

Ruling to keep organized hauling in place was lauded by Mayor Carter.
East Metro
June 27
Artist's rendering of the hotel being built near the Vikings' headquarters in Eagan.

Ecolab joins Wilfs as investor in hotel project on Vikings' Eagan campus

St. Paul-based Ecolab is on investment team behind hotel on Eagan campus.
East Metro
June 27
The city of St. Paul and Minnesota United unveiled their new cutting-edge rainwater reuse system, complete with water harvesting process and tree-tren

Large-scale rainwater system under Allianz Field makes 'what is invisible, visible'

Underneath the stadium's Great Lawn is a giant tank, sensors, filters and pumps.