Anthony Brooks, a freshman at White Bear Lake high’s north campus, released a largemouth bass he caught in the lake.

Fight over groundwater pumping follows White Bear Lake ruling

Cities are contesting restrictions on groundwater permits.

Man charged in Scott County hit-and-run says he did it on purpose

May 21
Turns out the teen biker he hit was the wrong guy, driver allegedly tells cops.

Forest Lake sanctuary is a lifeline for abandoned pet parrots

May 19
Sanctuary, which recently moved to Forest Lake, tries to pair stranded parrots with suitable new owners.
East Metro
5:48am

1-year-old struck, killed in Maplewood as family members moved vehicles

A 1-year-old walked out of his Maplewood home without his family knowing and was run over and killed, authorities said Monday. The incident occurred about…
East Metro
May 21

Mental illness defense wins acquittal for St. Paul man who killed girlfriend

Defendant will be transferred to St. Peter psychiatric hospital.
East Metro
May 20
Blake A. Lindahl

Dealer sent to prison for supplying fatal heroin dose to Oakdale man

"The opiate crisis in this country has claimed another victim," County Attorney Pete Orput said in a statement.
East Metro
May 19

North/East metro police blotter, May 20

ANDOVER APRIL 30 Theft. Baseball equipment was stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the 3400 block of 133rd Lane NW. EAST BETHEL APRIL 27 Theft.…
East Metro
May 19

North/east metro briefs: Blaine council OKs $5.4 million to replace senior center

Blaine's cramped, 36-year-old senior center soon will be replaced by a facility that could offer triple the space.After months of debate, City Council members voted…
Variety
May 17
Philando Castile honored in forthcoming group exhibition at Minneapolis Institute of Art

Philando Castile honored in forthcoming group exhibition at Minneapolis Institute of Art

Artists gather to remember what happened two years ago in Falcon Heights
East Metro
May 12

North/east metro police blotter, May 13

AFTON APRIL 12 Suspicious activity. A woman walking her dog in the area of Neal Avenue and 15th Street told authorities that a large gray…
East Metro
May 12

North/east metro briefs: Vote switch puts Brooklyn Blvd. trail over the top

A biking and walking trail along Brooklyn Boulevard that has been years in the making is moving forward despite division on the Brooklyn Park City…
Inspired
May 11
Heather Rome shopped for her fifth-grade classroom. She teaches at Learning for Leadership charter school in Columbia Heights. Twenty five teachers we

Roseville foundation gives away $1 billion in school supplies for kids in need

The Kids In Need Foundation provides school supplies and a sense of normalcy for kids.
East Metro
May 11
Ramsey County Sheriff Jack Serier

Potential rival challenges Ramsey County sheriff's residency

Sheriff Jack Serier denied the allegations brought forward by former Sheriff Bob Fletcher.
Inspired
May 11
Emily Yang of Woodbury won the state archery tourney and is now headed to the nationals. “Hard work pays off,” said her dad.

Woodbury teen hits the bull's-eye on the archery field

Take your preconceived notions of archers and stuff them in your quiver. Emily Rose Yang, who just turned 17 and stands 5 feet 1, isn’t…
South Metro
May 10

Cottage Grove man accused of swindling elderly with snow removal scam

Matthew D. Erickson also ran for Congress in 2016.
East Metro
May 8
The spot on Wabasha Street that is closed shown days after the landslide.

St. Paul, Ramsey County declare state of emergency after Wabasha Street rock slide

The declaration will allow the release of state disaster funds if needed.
East Metro
May 8
Katie Alee, 16-year-old wheelchair user and accessibility advocate, center, met with other state representatives and advocates at the William O’Brie

Minnesota state parks targeted for better accessibility for the disabled

It's time to make at least one or two state parks accessible for the disabled, commissioner says.
East Metro
May 8
This house fire killed a woman who lived there.

Arden Hills woman brought out of burning home by deputy dies 8 days later

An Arden Hills woman who was pulled out of her burning home last month has died, authorities said Monday. The blaze broke out shortly after…
East Metro
May 7
The Andeavor refinery in St. Paul Park

Legislators push to end refinery's use of toxic chemical

Public needs to know evacuation plans for St. Paul Park refinery, and first responders should do drills, two Minneapolis legislators said.
East Metro
May 7
Kelly D.Holstine, an English teacher at Tokata Learning Center, an alternative high school in Shakopee, was named the Minnesota's 2018 Teacher of the

Minnesota's teacher of the year wants to show that 'every kid matters'

Holstine was named Minnesota's 2018 Teacher of the Year on Sunday and recalled the fifth-grade teacher who helped turn her life around.
East Metro
May 7
Two bald eagles locked talons in a likely mating ritual and needed the help of sheriff’s deputies in western Wisconsin to be separated.

Unlucky in love: Humans free 2 eagles locked by their talons in western Wisconsin

Sheriff's deputies came to the rescue; one eagle flew off, but the other was injured and taken to the Raptor Center.
East Metro
May 6
St. Paul Harding High School students navigated the hallways in between classes. St. Paul Public Schools is part of a new program being run by Ramsey

Ramsey County program turns to data to find and help at-risk students

A project seeking to identify students who are at risk of turning to crime, and offering them help to steer clear of it, took a big step in Ramsey County last week.
East Metro
May 5

North/east metro police blotter, May 6

ANDOVER APRIL 18 Theft. A license plate was stolen off a vehicle in the 15200 block of Avocet Street NW. FRIDLEY APRIL 17 Check welfare.…