Criminal sentencing for ex-Stillwater mayor delayed again

Criminal sentencing for ex-Stillwater mayor delayed again

Ken Harycki pleaded guilty in January 2015 to tax evasion in his private accounting business.

North/east metro briefs: Woodbury celebrates its 50th birthday with series of events

January 13

North/east metro police blotter, Jan. 15

January 13
East Metro
January 17

W. Wis. man sets off explosion in apartment, is killed

The man had threatened to blow up everyone in the building; fire left the complex ravaged.
Variety
January 16

Price of admission to Minnesota State Fair is being increased

Admission to the 2017 Minnesota State Fair is being bumped up by a dollar.
East Metro
January 15

Overall crime down in St. Paul last year, focus on guns in 2017

St. Paul police chief says gun violence is top priority; department will add officers to gang and gun unit.
East Metro
January 14

Woman's trafficking charge challenges 'victim-centered' approach

St. Paul case raises questions about how authorities determine when a woman is a victim and when she's a willing participant.
East Metro
January 13

Mpls. man charged with fatally punching Saudi student from UW-Stout

The defendant denied that race motivated the October fight in Menomonie, Wis.
East Metro
January 13

Last attacker convicted in fatal 2014 Maplewood bar fight

A St. Paul man was found guilty of murder Friday in a 2014 fatal beating at a Maplewood bar. Ronald D. Smaller, 25, waived a…
East Metro
January 12

Ramsey officer finds 7 children, woman in labor in stolen vehicle

The father of the children was charged with felony auto theft and child neglect.
East Metro
January 12
In July, marchers protesting the shooting death of Philando Castile by police blocked part of Interstate 94 west of downtown St. Paul.

Riot charges thrown out against Castile protesters on I-94 in July

Being present at the protest does not constitute active rioting, Judge G. Tony Atwal ruled for 38 people charged with gross misdemeanor riot. They may still face lesser charges.
Variety
January 12

West St. Paul woman wins the sash and title of Klondike Kate

The contest is a prelude to the St. Paul Winter Carnival.
East Metro
January 11
A sign posted inside Kohler Hall, a high level secure building at Tote...

St. Paul residents wary as Ramsey County contemplates future of Boys Totem Town property

Ramsey County rethinking use of its 71-acre site for youth offender programs.
East Metro
January 10
Visitors inside the Ice Castles at the Lift Bridge Sunday night.

Ice castle built to bring surge of winter tourism to downtown Stillwater

Latest ice castle breaks playfully from tradition in Stillwater.
East Metro
January 10

If you go to Stillwater's ice castle

Prices: Visitors 12 and older arriving at the door without a reservation will pay $15 or $10 for children 4-11. Online tickets cost less: $9.95…
East Metro
January 10
Teacher and artist Dusty Thune said his grant will help take his miniature golf station — a 26-foot-tall pink mastodon — into “knock your socks off” territory.

Small grants deliver big payoffs – and whimsy – in St. Paul

Local chapter of the Awesome Foundation helps turn whimsy into reality
East Metro
January 8

Snowmobiler's body pulled from western Wisconsin lake

Searchers recovered from a western Wisconsin lake the body of a snowmobiler who went through the ice, authorities said.Todd Kane, 42, was found by emergency…
East Metro
January 8

Unbelted driver runs stop sign, hits tree and dies in western Wisconsin

The crash occurred Saturday night in Barron County.
East Metro
January 7

North/east metro briefs: Anoka County Record's low bid wins business from the county

The Anoka County Board voted unanimously last week to run its public notices in the Anoka County Record, despite objections from several commissioners in years…
East Metro
January 7

North/east metro police blotter, Jan. 8

CHAMPLIN DEC. 1 Drugs. A 19-year-old woman was cited for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the 9000 block of Lakeside Trail. DEC. 3…
East Metro
January 7

Shoreview library, soon to open, completes its master plan

Since 2005, the Ramsey system has been renewing, expanding, building: Now there's one more.
East Metro
January 7

Roseville massage employee charged with assaulting customer

Elements Massage in Roseville fired man after customer complaint.
East Metro
January 6

No charges against St. Paul officers in fatal May shooting

A Washington County grand jury decided not to file charges against St. Paul officers involved in a fatal shooting last May. The grand jury returned…