New solar panels installed on the roof of Roseville City Hall.

Roseville invests in solar power at its City Hall, fire station

The rooftop solar arrays are expected to lower the city's utility bills and reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by much as 55 tons a year.

Lakeland residents, officials divided over how to fill vacant City Council seat

April 20
is just the latest sign of dysfunction in the city, where more than 300 residents have signed a petition calling for an audit.

Woodbury reaches $1.5M settlement with mother of man killed by police

April 17
The settlement comes after a panel ruled last fall that a jury should hear the suit filed by the mother of the man fatally shot by police in a hostage crisis.
South Metro
April 20

Twin Cities police blotter, April 21

BLAINE MARCH 22 Drugs. A 28-year-old man was found passed out behind the wheel of a vehicle parked at Central Avenue and 125th Avenue…
East Metro
April 18
Students, parents and supporters made a tunnel of support for faculty as they entered the school on Thursday, April 18, 2018 outside of Ramsey Element

Anoka-Hennepin parents rally for Ramsey teachers dealing with rising unruliness

More must be done to stop disruptive behavior at Ramsey Elementary, supporters say.
East Metro
April 18

Stillwater man sentenced to 30 years for rape, murder of girlfriend at St. Paul home

A Stillwater man who admitted strangling his girlfriend at her St. Paul home last summer, staging the scene to look like a drug overdose and…
Data Drop
April 18

Fatal police encounters since 2000

The Star Tribune collected the names and stories of everyone who died after a physical confrontation with law enforcement in Minnesota since January 2000, and continues to update this database as new incidents occur.
South Metro
April 16
This silver carp was caught in the St. Croix River, the Minnesota DNR announced Monday.

Latest capture of silver 'flying' carp on St. Croix is 'disappointing' to DNR

An angler caught invasive fish in same area where one was found in 2017. The large fish compete with native species and are a potential threat to recreational boating.
South Metro
April 13

Twin Cities police blotter, April 14

CENTERVILLEMARCH 22Suspicious activity. Officers responded to a report of gunshots fired in the 1900 block of 72nd Street. They searched the area and determined…
East Metro
April 12
High School Principal Rob Bach took to YouTube to respond to the bathroom controversy.

Stillwater High students, principal go back and forth over locked bathrooms

School officials said the decision was made to curb vaping and vandalism, but students have launched a multifaceted campaign to "Let Us Pee."
East Metro
April 11
Drivers waited outside Rapid Recovery after their vehicles were towed from a Woodbury Park and Ride on April 1, 2019.

Refunds for drivers who had cars towed from Woodbury park and ride lot

The towing company agreed to return the $350 charged to drivers whose cars were legally parked.
Music
April 9
The Myth in Maplewood, shown in 2013.

Frustrated Maplewood leaders to lay out new rules for Myth nightclub

Failure to follow a new "operational action plan" could result in fines, suspension and revocation of the Myth's liquor license.
South Metro
April 9

Charges: Oakdale cop car stolen by suspect held 2 long guns as officers gave chase

Police have yet to say whether the man had access to ammunition or whether he could have armed himself with the weapons.
East Metro
April 8
This wreck occurred about 10:50 p.m. Thursday on Hwy. 35 north of Hudson in St. Joseph Township

Hudson driver dies after one-car crash in Wisconsin

A driver who sped past a vehicle in western Wisconsin crashed his car and later died, authorities said Monday.The wreck occurred about 10:50 p.m. March…
East Metro
April 8

Trucker pleads guilty in distracted driving crash that killed motorist in Lake Elmo

Samuel Hicks had originally pleaded not guilty in Hwy. 36 death.
East Metro
April 8
Acqua in White Bear Lake

Minnesota says owner of Acqua, Meet Market restaurants underpaid sales, income taxes

A state investigator interviewed Close, and "he didn't know why he underreported the amount of tax collected," according to the charges.
East Metro
April 8

Oakdale assault suspect steals parked squad car, is caught after 10-minute chase

The vehicle suffered some damage, and an officer got a scrape on the leg, the police chief said.
East Metro
April 8
Tonya Lennox of Catholic Charities checked on Rai Anderson, 71, who has stable housing for the first time in 10 years.

Twin Cities partnership opening new doors for area's most vulnerable homeless people

St. Paul's most frequent shelter-users get permanent housing.
South Metro
April 6

Twin Cities police blotter, April 7

DELLWOOD MARCH 1 Suspicious activity. A nickel taped to the front window of a home was reported in the 10 block of High Point…
Music
April 6
Myth Nightclub

Maplewood to review safety of Myth nightclub after recent police calls

Police were called to the club five times in one night in March for a shooting, two drug overdoses, a large fight and thefts.
East Metro
April 5
Commuters waited outside Rapid Response in St. Paul to retrive their cars that has been towed Monday from the Woodbury Theater Park and Ride.

Miscommunication led to cars being towed from Woodbury park and ride

25 park and ride vehicles were improperly removed from Woodbury movie lot.
East Metro
April 4
Ramsey County Attorney John Choi

Ramsey County prosecutors, police vow to improve sex crimes investigations

Minneapolis authorities announced their own investigative reforms for sexual assaults a day earlier.
East Metro
April 4

Former Falcon Heights fire chief released from jail pending further investigation

Rich Hinrichs was fired in March over angry outbursts.