Carey Garcia-Heublein worked with Sofia Sanchez, left, and Evelyn Diaz Hernandez at the teen center in Landfall, Minn., a city founded to save afforda

In tiny Landfall, leaders prepare to deal with the pros and cons of self-ownership

On the verge of paying off its debt, mobile home community readies for the future.

Man in custody after hourslong standoff with police by Maplewood Mall

February 20
Man in custody after hourslong standoff with police by Maplewood Mall
It started with a stop over a warrant, but the suspect fled to a nearby parking lot.

Ramsey County Attorney John Choi seeks to make punishments fit the crime

February 19
Ramsey County Attorney John Choi.
County attorney's policy weighs how pleas will affect immigration status.
East Metro
February 18
Karlie Nelson, one of six lab techs at Mix Pharmacy, made diazepam suppositories at the Oakdale compounding pharmacy.

'I didn't know it was an option': Minn. pharmacy offers atypical drug service

New owners of local pharmacy hope to fill a niche in health care landscape.
East Metro
February 16
Central Midway building

Concordia withdraws request for tax-exempt bonds to buy Midway building

College had proposed tax-exempt bonds to buy Central Midway building.
South Metro
February 16

Metro area police blotter, Feb. 17

AFTON JAN. 17 Suspicious activity. A deputy checked on a report of a car parked at the end of a driveway in the 12000…
East Metro
February 14
Roseville Firefigher Dave Doucet and Nancie Pass, a deputy director with Ramsey County Emergency Communications, take turns demonstrating hands-on CPR

Ramsey County unveils app that alerts CPR-trained bystanders

The PulsePoint app alerts people nearby when 911 dispatch receives a call of cardiac arrest in a public location.
South Metro
February 14
Darren Troseth, 45, of Jordan, holding the sturgeon with help from his fishing buddy, John Kimble of Prior Lake, wearing the headlamp.

Long battle lands record-setting 120-pound sturgeon on the St. Croix

Likely to go down as Minnesota's largest record fish of any kind, the ancient-looking sturgeon was 6 feet 6 inches long, 29 inches around and weighed about 120 pounds.
TV & Media
February 13
'9-1-1' star Peter Krause laments sale of family home in Roseville

'9-1-1' star Peter Krause laments sale of family home in Roseville

The Minnesota native had to say goodbye to the house he grew up in.
East Metro
February 12
The man driving this car died in a three-vehicle crash just east of Cumberland, Wis.

3-vehicle highway crash in W. Wisconsin kills pilot from Washington state

A Washington state pilot died in a three-vehicle highway crash shortly after he landed at a western Wisconsin airport, authorities said Monday. Harry Skirm, 64,…
East Metro
February 11
(Left to right) Nelsie Yang (a candidate for the City Council's Sixth Ward seat), Ramsey County Sheriff Bob Fletcher, and Ramsey County Commissioner J

Area leaders answer the call to help St. Paul apartment after its heating went out

More than 30 people rushed in to help residents of the Edgerton Hi-Rise.
East Metro
February 9
"The 1968 Exhibit" at Minnesota History Center.

Woodbury police use history exhibit in implicit bias training

Woodbury officers used visit to contemplate race relations and inequality.
East Metro
February 9
More than 50 people slept Friday night in the lobby of the Ramsey County law enforcement center after Sheriff Bob Fletcher opened it up to those looki

Dozens sleep at Ramsey County Sheriff's Office to evade the cold

It may be open for the homeless again if subzero temperatures return, authorities said.
South Metro
February 9

Metro police blotter, Feb. 10

BIRCHWOOD JAN. 6 Suspicious activity. A resident in the 200 block of Wildwood Avenue contacted authorities about a neighbor pointing cameras at his home.…
East Metro
February 8
During the polar vortex, Union Depot was transformed to help house around 100 homeless adults over three nights. But Friday, Ramsey County officials d

Homeless camp out at Ramsey County Sheriff's Office after Union Depot is closed to them

The move came after the Ramsey County Board questioned the depot's use.
East Metro
February 8
The proposed location for the Gold Line's Maplewood stop is between 3M and the freeway on a one-way frontage road that runs between Century Avenue and

Maplewood considers pedestrian bridge over I-94 near 3M for Gold Line bus access

The site for the city's rapid transit stop was selected primarily to serve the 3M campus and its roughly 12,000 employees.
East Metro
February 8
Alan Geisenkoetter Sr. at his family's dining room table looks at a photo of his son, Alan Jr., on Feb. 2, 2018.

Snowmobiler sentenced to prison for drunken crash killing 8-year-old boy on Chisago Lake

Eric J. Coleman gets 12½ years in prison in the death of Alan Geisenkoetter Jr.
East Metro
February 7
Warden Eddie Miles, right, led Minnesota House members Rep. Jack Considine Jr., left, and Rep. Brad Tabke, center, out of Stillwater prison at the end

Minn. legislators go behind prison walls for a deeper look

The unprecedented legislative hearing at Stillwater prison comes as the Department of Corrections is reeling from the deadliest year in the agency's history.
East Metro
February 6

Little Canada lands new BIX Produce headquarters with $190K incentive package

Suburb has signed a deal to bring a longtime St. Paul food processor to the city.
East Metro
February 6

Controlled burns will fight buckthorn at Battle Creek Regional Park

Controlled burns are key tool for managing the invasive plant.
East Metro
February 5
Peter Berge

Police keep investigating St. Paul attorney in fatal crash, despite prosecutors saying no to charges

Police say they are still looking at evidence in the death of Scott Spoo.
East Metro
February 4
A water treatment plant on the TCAAP site cleans tainted underground supplies.

Ramsey County wants outside mediator to thaw TCAAP development impasse

Ramsey County presses to end impasse with Arden Hills over development.
South Metro
February 4
A report commissioned by Housing First Minnesota says it's nearly impossible to build a single-family house in the Twin Cities metro area for less tha

What's driving up new home costs? Fees, local builders say

A report commissioned by a builders group said municipal fees and regulations in the Twin Cities make it nearly impossible to build a single-family house for less than $375,000.