Robber who grabs cigarette cartons and punches clerks has hit a dozen spots

Robber who grabs cigarette cartons and punches clerks has hit a dozen spots

Authorities have yet to catch the man, who's believed responsible for at least a dozen of these crimes in the past month or so.

Do Good Roseville event sought to share perspectives of area black men

February 24
Questions ranged from being stopped by police to whether racism is in the past.

Blaine man charged in sex-trafficking ring in several Twin Cities suburbs

February 25
DongZhu Jiang said he served as a driver for the women brought into the country.
East Metro
February 25

Lindstrom man charged with murder of longtime neighbor over lake access

The two were arguing over access to a local lake, according to a criminal complaint.
East Metro
February 25

All aboard from the east? Wisconsinites plot rail to Twin Cities

A push is on for privately financed passenger rail service from Eau Claire to St. Paul's Union Depot, with a stop in Stillwater.
East Metro
February 25

North/east metro police blotter, Feb. 26

ANDOVER FEB. 7 Theft. A rifle was stolen from a home on the 13800 block of Orchid Street NW. There were no signs of forced…
East Metro
February 24

North/East metro news briefs: Cottage Grove honors four who helped save referee's life

Cottage Grove recently honored four citizens who helped save the life of a referee at a basketball game last fall. The City Council this month…
East Metro
February 24

A farewell to Iraq vet who sounded alarm over toxic risks

Amie Muller, who died of pancreatic cancer at age 36, worked and lived next to one of the most toxic military burn pits in all of Iraq.
East Metro
February 24

St. Paul driver who fatally hit runner is out of jail; charging decision months away

Authorities are awaiting toxicology tests on the motorists. Receiving results likely months away.
East Metro
February 24

Out of jail: St. Paul driver allegedly impaired, on phone when he killed runner

The driver is an attorney and currently ethics chair for the Hennepin County Bar.
East Metro
February 22

Maplewood moves to close Stargate club after shooting

The owner might be able to avoid the closure by meeting a lengthy list of requirements involving security, fire safety and sanitation issues.
East Metro
February 22

Minn. school district investigates student hack of staff information

Files for 15,000 people were downloaded but probably not shared.
East Metro
February 19

Man kills mother near Hudson, shoots at police and kills himself in Minnesota

Wisconsin suspect led officers on chase before crashing car.
East Metro
February 18

Police investigating kidnapping, suicide outside North St. Paul school

A man forced his ex-girlfriend into his car at gunpoint Saturday in North St. Paul, and then fatally shot himself after she escaped, according to North St. Paul police.
East Metro
February 18
Stargate Bar and Nightclub is seen in the early morning on Friday, May...

5 injured as up to 60 rounds fired outside Maplewood nightclub

An argument turned into a gunfight inside and outside the Stargate Bar & Nightclub on Saturday morning.
East Metro
February 18

North/east metro police blotter, Feb. 19

ANDOVER JAN. 20 Theft. Ladders were stolen off a work truck on the 14200 block of Vintage Street NW. CHAMPLIN JAN. 23 Burglary. Jewelry was…
East Metro
February 17

North/east metro news briefs: Ramsey County Board approves road projects for 2017

The Ramsey County Board last week approved more than 30 construction and maintenance projects for 2017 to improve travel in the east metro area. Most…
East Metro
February 17

Outdated south Washington County park soon to become new and improved

A $3.5 million construction project will transform the tattered Cottage Grove site.
South Metro
February 17

South St. Paul teacher charged in armed robberies of drugstores

According to the charges, Melanie Sue Parkin displayed a handgun and demanded oxycodone.
East Metro
February 16
A presentationTuesday to the Washington County Board on the proposed...

Gold Line busway gets millions toward a 2024 opening

Ramsey, Washington counties pitch in several million each, pushing past start-up phase.
East Metro
February 16
Assistant Ramsey County Attorney Rick Dusterhoft, center, made his wa...

Judge denies dismissal of case against officer in Castile death

A Ramsey County district judge denied a motion Wednesday afternoon to dismiss the criminal case against officer Jeronimo Yanez in last year's fatal shooting of Philando Castile. It will now continue to trial.
East Metro
February 14

Judge to hear arguments Wednesday in case against officer Yanez in Castile shooting

A judge is expected to hear arguments Wednesday morning about whether the criminal case will continue to trial against St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez…
East Metro
February 14

Niece of slain Maplewood officer sworn in as city's newest cop

Ashley Bergeron's uncle, Joe, was shot by a carjacking suspect in 2010