This 90-year old former schoolhouse in Hugo has sat without purpose for more than two decades.

Hugo hoping to find new purpose for old schoolhouse

Ideas sought for giving long-vacant building in Hugo a new purpose.

Ramsey County attorney to reopen fatal police shooting; BCA overlooked evidence

September 21
An agent assigned to examine Darren Jahnke's cellphone information reviewed "multiple sets of data" found on the phone, but did not listen to audio recordings of his interactions with deputies.

ID released of boater whose body pulled from Anoka County lake

The kept going around in circles.
East Metro
September 23

Tire being pumped up explodes, fatally hits man in head on W. Wis. road

The wheel was on a wagon used to haul silage.
South Metro
September 22

Metro police blotter, Sept. 23

CHANHASSEN AUG. 17 Driving violation. A 15-year-old Minnetonka boy was cited for speeding, curfew violation and instructional permit violation at Highway 7 and Greenbriar…
East Metro
September 20
Ajay Pickett of Woodbury, who claimed the Fastest Known Time in an unsupported hike of the Superior Hiking Trail.

Woodbury man sets speed record for covering the Superior Hiking Trail

He bests "fastest known time" set in 2016, finishing in less than 8 days.
East Metro
September 19
Ramsey County Attorney John Choi.

Ramsey County attorney has case of St. Paul man killed by police

The Minnesota BCA turned over its findings for review in the officer-involved shooting.
East Metro
September 17
Ramsey County Attorney John Choi recently opened a newly painted children’s interview room, created by Artist Ara Elizabeth Schmidt, that is named a

Late Ramsey County prosecutor's work honored with children's interview room

County's interview room gets a colorful remodel in honor of late prosecutor.
East Metro
September 16
Schafer Richardson is building its first apartment complex in St. Paul, a 175-unit building with a courtyard just next to Xcel Energy Center.

Ramsey County property values hit new high; home prices still lagging

But single-family home values in county still trail pre-recession numbers.
South Metro
September 15

West St. Paul woman sentenced to 21 years in aunt's death

A West St. Paul woman who admitted that she strangled her aunt in 2017 was sentenced Friday in Dakota County District Court to 21…
East Metro
September 14
Lillian Kuller was found murdered in her St. Paul home on Feb. 1, 1987.

Suspect pleads guilty to killing elderly St. Paul woman in 1987

Convict confesses to killing 81-year-old St. Paul woman during a burglary.
West Metro
September 14
Kevin Rust

Charges: Fired Benilde coach was going to meet 15-year-old 'Lyla' for sex

Charges say he made a two-hour drive to Wisconsin to have sex with 15-year-old 'Lyla.'
East Metro
September 13

Plan for Twin Cities ammo plant snags over nearly $6M in sewage fees

Developers of the former Army site are hit with Arden Hills' request for nearly $6M.
East Metro
September 12
The University of Minnesota .

Student found dead at frat house near U's St. Paul campus identified

Police do not believe foul play or hazing were involved in the 20-year-old's death.
East Metro
September 12

Minneapolis police officer found not guilty of threatening ex-sister-in-law

In hearing, three witnesses contradicted victim's story.
East Metro
September 12
Members of West Coast Environmental Consultants Spill Team, a contractor used by railroads to help clean up environmental emergencies, practiced conta

Agencies practice for emergency situations on the Mississippi River

In all, 34 government agencies and private companies took part in what the U.S. Coast Guard calls its Area Maritime Security Training and Exercise Program.
East Metro
September 12
St. Paul City Council postpones vote on accessory dwelling units

St. Paul City Council postpones vote on accessory dwelling units

Council members said more time is needed.
East Metro
September 11
A proposed logo for Stillwater.

Stillwater, city of many logos, looks at a rebrand

Team of Augsburg students worked over the summer to come up with a brand strategy.
East Metro
September 8
Ramsey County Attorney John Choi will hire an immigration lawyer to serve on his staff and help the office navigate deportation and other issues.

John Choi to hire immigration lawyer for Ramsey County

He will hire lawyer to help with U visas, potential deportation cases.
East Metro
September 8
Molyka Sour, right, and Jennie Heinze sorted potatoes at Second Harvest’s warehouse in Brooklyn Park as part of a Wells Fargo volunteer outing.

Second Harvest Heartland to move to expand food rescue

A shift to more nutritious ingredients is a big part of what prompted Second Harvest Heartland to move into a new warehouse.
South Metro
September 8

Metro police blotter, Sept. 9

AFTON AUG. 2 Suspicious activity. A state road worker found a veteran’s gravestone from 1970 in a pile of rubble that was going to…
East Metro
September 6
Joseph Gomm

Stillwater prison employees' refusal to work in vocational area highlights safety dispute

The union for Minnesota correctional officers is demanding more staff and cameras.
East Metro
September 5
Alatus released this rendering of what the Rice Creek Commons business area may look like as it begins to redevelop the former Twin Cities Army Ammuni

Fight over $6M in sewer fees could derail ammo plant redevelopment

Arden Hills wants to be paid $5.8 million in connection fees.