Family-owned its entire 65 years, Dairy Queen on Snelling closes for good

Family-owned its entire 65 years, Dairy Queen on Snelling closes for good

"We have developed many friendships and loyal customers over the years, and we will miss you."

Yanez had limited training in defusing situations, records show

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Yanez had limited training in defusing situations, records show
Instructors say de-escalation tactics might have helped during the officer's traffic stop of Philando Castile.

Long No. 2, Ramsey County now grows at rate equal to Hennepin

June 21
Long No. 2, Ramsey County now grows at rate equal to Hennepin
Forecasts call for that to continue for decades to come, thanks to immigrants making the east metro home.
East Metro
June 22

Access crusader Tony Webster gets to heart of Castile shooting files

Tony Webster's blog and Twitter feed have become must-reads for those interested in details of the killing of Philando Castile by St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez.
East Metro
June 22
Dashcam video shows officer Jeronimo Yanez fatal shooting Philando Castile, the aftermath of which was streamed on Facebook Live.

'Don't...get shooted,' girl pleads with mom after Castile is shot

The exchange is captured in the latest videos released from the investigation into the fatal shooting of Philando Castile. On Friday, officer Jeronimo Yanez was found not guilty of manslaughter in the shooting.
East Metro
June 21

Two caregivers at Lino Lakes senior home charged with abusing 70-year-old resident

Another worker, who is not identified, recorded portions of the abuse and shared the recordings with Lino Lakes police.
East Metro
June 21

Dashcam video: Before shots, Yanez yells, 'Don't pull it out!'

The case file was released Tuesday following Jeronimo Yanez's acquittal Friday in the July 6 killing that thrust Minnesota into the national debate over police use of force and racial profiling.
Celebrities
June 21

NRA is silent about cop's acquittal because Castile was black, 'Daily Show' host says

"The Daily Show" host accuses gun-rights group of a double standard.
South Metro
June 20

Dakota, Washington counties approve transportation taxes

The move replaces an existing quarter-cent tax before CTIB dissolves itself.
East Metro
June 20

Ramsey County doubles tax aimed at attacking road decay

The proceeds will help fix decaying pavement and pay for other road work.
East Metro
June 20

St. Paul school board agrees to pursue lease to run Crosswinds School in Woodbury

Proposal would keep arts and science school open for at least another year.
East Metro
June 20

Lake Elmo rejoins Washington County library system

City had checked out after dispute over services.
East Metro
June 20
Valerie Castile, mother of Philando Castile, speaks after the not-guilty verdict for Jeronimo Yanez on Friday with family attorney Glenda Hatchett.

Castile file will be made public; family plans to sue Yanez

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said that it was preparing to release the results of its monthslong probe into the shooting death of Philando Castile, including dashcam footage from Officer Jeronimo Yanez's squad car.
East Metro
June 19
Amy Brisbane of St. Paul left a message and a rock on a memorial to Philando Castile outside the school where he worked.

Yanez verdict is only widening the police, community divide

Activists and police say the case's outcome adds to longstanding tensions.
East Metro
June 19
Protesters gathered at Silver Lake Village Shopping Center on Sunday.

Frustrated plea from Yanez verdict protesters: 'We need to do better'

Three days after the verdict that broke the hearts anew of Philando Castile's family members, friends and many in the community, marchers took to the streets again Sunday. The three-hour rally and march started at noon at the St. Anthony City Hall and Police Department and drew about 300 people.
East Metro
June 17

North/East news briefs: Anoka adopts new rules for sidewalk dining

Diners can now enjoy both food and alcohol on Anoka’s sidewalks, thanks to new rules recently approved by the City Council. Local businesses can apply…
East Metro
June 17

North/East metro police blotter, June 18

BLAINE MAY 17 Theft. A 2003 Saturn Vue was stolen from 125th Avenue NE and Hastings Street NE. It was later recovered. MAY 21 Theft.…
East Metro
June 17

Snapshot of jurors in the Yanez case

The jurors The case of the State of Minnesota v. Jeronimo Yanez started with a jury pool of 50 randomly selected residents of Ramsey County.…
East Metro
June 17

St. Croix Antiquarian Booksellers closing in downtown Stillwater

After 27 years, the Stillwater shop selling rare and used books will close at the end of July.
East Metro
June 17

Protesters take to streets, I-94 after Yanez is found not guilty

After 27 hours of deliberation, a jury of seven men and five women reached a verdict in Philando Castile's death. Eight hours later, after a march in St. Paul, hundreds faced off with police on I-94 before 18 were arrested.
East Metro
June 17
Ramsey County Attorney John Choi, at podium, spoke at a press conferen...

Ramsey County attorney asks public to accept 'disappointing' verdict

"We gave it our best shot, we really did," a solemn John Choi said.
East Metro
June 17
Prosecutor Jeff Paulsen delivers closing arguments to the jury in the trial of officer Jeronimo Yanez for the fatal shooting of Philando Castile.

Two holdouts on Yanez jury switched on Friday, juror says

Ultimately, juror Dennis Ploussard said, the prosecution didn't prove its case.
East Metro
June 17