East Metro
November 26, 2017

Hunters find body of missing Twin Cities kayaker on Wis. side of St. Croix River

More than four months after an Oakdale man was reported missing while kayaking on the Wisconsin side of the St. Croix River, his body has been located and identified.
November 26, 2017

Body found in Interstate Park was missing Oakdale kayaker

A body found on the Wisconsin side of Interstate Park has been identified as that of a missing kayaker from Minnesota.
East Metro
November 25, 2017

6 displaced by Lake Elmo house fire

As of Saturday morning, investigators had not yet determined the cause of the blaze.
East Metro
November 24, 2017

North/East metro police blotter, Nov. 26

ANDOVER NOV. 1 Burglary. Alcohol and an electronic cigarette device were stolen from a home on the 2600 block of Bunker Lake Boulevard NW. BLAINE…
East Metro
November 24, 2017

Call of the wild: Minnesota women explore public lands, by bicycle

Four Minnesotans on bikes explore the southern U.S. on three-month journey.
East Metro
November 23, 2017
State Sen. Dan Schoen did not go to a news conference Wednesday. Instead his lawyer, Paul W. Rogosheske, raised questions about the harassment allegations against Schoen.

Schoen lawyer: Senator 'never meant to sexually harass anybody'

Attorney Paul Rogosheske presented the DFL state senator's resignation letter, but he said Schoen never sexually harassed anyone intentionally and suggested that the claims were politically motivated.
East Metro
November 22, 2017

Judge dismisses final lawsuit against Stillwater school district

Attorney for 834 Voice, the group that sued, objects to order handed down while dispute is being mediated.
East Metro
November 22, 2017
Rep. Tony Cornish and Sen. Dan Schoen announced Tuesday that they will soon resign, ending a jarring period in Minnesota politics.

Rep. Cornish, Sen. Schoen to resign after harassment claims

Two Minnesota lawmakers announce they will resign on same day following harassment allegations that reverberated at State Capitol.
East Metro
November 21, 2017
Rep. Sarah Anderson, R-Plymouth, shown in March, said she is exploring ways to protect students from being stigmatized over unpaid lunches.

'Shaming' over school lunch debts has to stop, legislator says

Rep. Sarah Anderson, R-Plymouth, weighing ways to force school districts to back off hardball tactics.
East Metro
November 21, 2017

Long sentence for New Brighton man who choked girlfriend's brother to death

"I didn't have any mercy," the attacker said to police at the time of the killing, according to prosecutors.
East Metro
November 21, 2017
U.S. Sen. Al Franken held a roundtable discussion while touring Green Central Park Elementary School in October.

Franken not addressing media after allegation he grabbed woman at fair

Franken told CNN that he has no memory of meeting the woman, and feels "badly" that she felt disrespected.
East Metro
November 20, 2017

Charges: St. Paul man killed girlfriend, chanted 'demon, demon'

The victim was shot twice and suffered 45 stab wounds.
East Metro
November 20, 2017

St. Paul officer crashed car while drunk, charges say

A St. Paul police officer was charged with drunken driving after causing a crash last week that damaged five other vehicles.Cory J. Kochendorfer, 38, of…
East Metro
November 20, 2017

Music Under Glass concert series returns to Como Park

Folks looking for a no-cost way to ease the dark and cold of winter can once again enjoy free Sunday afternoon concerts by local musicians…
East Metro
November 20, 2017

Two Scandia residents found dead, authorities say no threat to public

Two Scandia residents were found dead at their home Saturday night and a firearm was found at the scene, the Washington County Sheriff's Office said…
East Metro
November 20, 2017
Kelsey Schiel, next to Michael Jordan at the signing of the jersey. Also with them was her sister, Brittany.

Michael Jordan replaces fan's jersey he signed in '90s that was stolen years later in Wis.

Two suspects were confronted by a family member, and they said they were looting the home.
East Metro
November 17, 2017

North/East metro police blotter, Nov. 19

ANDOVER OCT. 20 Theft. A gun was stolen out of an unlocked vehicle in the 17700 block of NW. Bluebird Street. BLAINE OCT. 16 Theft.…
East Metro
November 17, 2017

Anita E. Buck, who put her stamp on St. Croix River Valley history, dies at 92

Once Anita E. Buck found her love of history, it caught on big, inspiring a passion for chronicling the St. Croix River Valley’s rich past.…
East Metro
November 16, 2017

Suites hotel to rise at I-694 and Lexington interchange in Arden Hills

Address: 3920 Northwoods Dr., Arden Hills Type: Hospitality Rooms: 139 Developers: Hawkeye Hotels, JR Hospitality Architect: Base4 International Details: Iowa-based Hawkeye Hotels and partner JR…
East Metro
November 15, 2017

Man who killed Lino Lakes officer dies in prison

The prison is investigating the cause of death for Steven Stanke.