East Metro
October 31

Sheriff: Man carried out double murder-suicide in NW. Wisconsin home

The shooting deaths of a man, his ex-wife and her teenage daughter in the northwestern Wisconsin city of Chetek are being treated as double murder-suicide,…
East Metro
October 28
Crunchy, mildly sweet, delicious in salads, low in calories _ what's n...

Jicama? White Bear Lake kids discovered they love it

In Michelle Selb-Sack’s household, nobody knew what jicama was until her kids were challenged at school to taste it. “They found out they just love…
East Metro
October 28

Improved Hardwood Creek Regional Trail provides a path through Washington County

Benches, signage and kiosks help make key trail even more user-friendly.
East Metro
October 27

North/East metro police blotter, Oct. 29

CENTERVILLE OCT. 2 Theft. A 2013 Ford XLT was stolen from the 1800 block of Fox Run. The vehicle was unlocked and the keys had…
East Metro
October 27

One person dies in two-vehicle crash in New Brighton

Old Hwy. 8 SW. was closed for a time as authorities investigated.
East Metro
October 27

Stillwater school board votes to investigate two members

Board won't say what the probe is about, but one member insists it has nothing to do with the recent controversy surrounding the closing of three schools.
South Metro
October 26

Suspects using ATM skimmers steal thousands in Twin Cities

Sheriff's deputies were tipped off to the criminal activity when a skimming device was discovered at a Shoreview credit union.
East Metro
October 26
Falcon Heights Mayor Peter Lindstrom answered questions about the new policing contract from a handful of residents on Wednesday night.

Falcon Heights OKs policing deal with Ramsey Co. sheriff

Deputies will start to patrol suburb starting Jan. 1 in a vote 16 months after the shooting death of Philando Castile in Falcon Heights at the hands of a St. Anthony officer.
Pets
October 25

Pet monkey who was 'kind of a celebrity' around St. Paul has died

Mikee, 'the last legal pet monkey in Minnesota,' dies at 19.
East Metro
October 24

Washington County charter school opens in the woods in a summer camp setting

River Grove charter school near Stillwater sticks with nature.
East Metro
October 24
Eau Claire City Council Member Catherine Emmanuelle

Eau Claire City Council votes to ban children from dais after breastfeeding debate

Sometimes testy debate centered on woman's right to nurse her child in public.
East Metro
October 24

Onetime prized Gophers football recruit Garcia dies in St. Paul

Jojo Garcia committed to play for the Gophers, but he changed his mind with the departure in 2015 of head coach Jerry Kill.
South Metro
October 24

New Ramsey Co. portal gives public easy access to data

Even the bad news gets an airing, with the help of a simple, user-friendly web surf.
East Metro
October 23

Bruce Bacon, farming and local food pioneer, dies at 76

Local food writer Beth Dooley was attending a meeting on food and nutrition in St. Paul schools about 20 years ago when a burly, bearded…
East Metro
October 21
Gerard Murphy shared a hug with his friend Kathy Kehrberg who he donat...

Long-distance kidney donation links Minnesotan, New Zealanders

"I feel blessed," recipient says of the extraordinary gift. "You don't owe us a thing," donor says.
East Metro
October 21

Remodeled Cub grocery in Stillwater tests new concepts

Fresh popcorn, grab-and-go foods, broader line of merchandise is its answer to Hy-Vee incursion.
East Metro
October 21

North/East metro police blotter, Oct. 22

ANDOVER SEPT. 28 Theft. A 2012 Chevrolet Silverado was stolen from a open garage in the 4300 block of 164th Avenue NW. The keys had…
East Metro
October 20

North/East metro news briefs: Major work on I-35W, I-694 to continue in 2018

The run of major highway construction that has both benefited and afflicted the northeast metro area in recent years will extend into 2018. Next year’s…
East Metro
October 20

Struggling Maplewood church finds new life by living 'like you are dying'

Christ United Methodist Church opted to partner with a public school, a local mosque and neighbor families of all faiths.
East Metro
October 19

Mahtomedi neighbors go to court over stormwater flooding

Homeowners blame a street project for poor drainage. City says it's searching for a permanent solution.