East Metro
July 29

Ruling: Extended paid leave can be considered retaliation under whistleblower statute

The Minnesota Court of Appeals restores a sergeant's lawsuit against New Brighton.
West Metro
July 29

Man pleads guilty of videotaping himself raping unconscious women

Jeffrey Eldred, 33, of Shoreview will be sentenced Sept. 30.
South Metro
July 27

Twin Cities metro police blotter, July 28

ANDOVER JULY 10 Vandalism. Shaving cream and toilet paper were left on a vehicle in the 1400 block of 141st Lane NW. CIRCLE PINES…
East Metro
July 27

Sunflower fest blooms at Lino Lakes farm

The Waldoch Farm in Lino Lakes hosted a Sunflower Festival on four acres of sunflowers, where folks walked through over 10,000 blooms.
East Metro
July 27

St. Croix Animal Friends to break ground on animal shelter in St. Croix County

For years, many stray animals picked up in Wisconsin have been transferred to Minnesota.
East Metro
July 24
Benjamin Evans

Washington Co. deputy pleads not guilty; attorney said he had 'no choice'

Washington County Deputy Brian J. Krook made his first court appearance following his indictment on a charge of second-degree manslaughter.
East Metro
July 24

Byron 'Barney' Olsen, attorney in railroad and transportation law, dies at 84

The St. Paul native was the Soo Line's general counsel for a time and wrote several books on vintage cars and trains.
East Metro
July 24
The Riversedge project, shown in this rendering, would be built in three phases that could span a decade.

Developer seeks $80 million from Ramsey County for St. Paul towers

Riversedge, a dramatic $788 million redevelopment that would include a hotel, luxury housing, retail and office space in four towers, would dramatically change the downtown skyline
East Metro
July 22
Benjamin Evans

Sheriff's deputy indicted on manslaughter charge in Lake Elmo shooting

A grand jury has indicted a sheriff's deputy on a charge of second-degree manslaughter in connection with the 2018 shooting death of a 23-year-old Lake…
South Metro
July 20

Twin Cities metro police blotter, July 21

CORCORANJUNE 22Disturbance. An officer responded to a report of a fight between two people in the 7800 block of Maple Hill Road. The officer…
East Metro
July 20

3 killed in motorcycle-car collision in Wisconsin's St. Croix County

In western Minnesota, at least one person died in a late-night crash.
East Metro
July 20
A home in Barron, Wis., and the surrounding trees were damaged after a strong afternoon thunderstorm moved through the area Friday.

Heavy rain, high wind from storm lash western Wisconsin

The worst damage occurred around Turtle Lake, Wis. No injuries were reported, but trees were downed and roofs were shredded. The St. Croix Casino Turtle Lake complex was evacuated, according to witnesses and the Barron County sheriff.
East Metro
July 19
Blake Huffman ran Journey Home Minnesota while on the Ramsey County Board.

East metro communities left to clean up after defunct veterans' charity

Journey Home defaulted on mortgages; properties look unkempt, abandoned.
East Metro
July 19

Trucker gets year in jail for deadly distracted driving crash in Lake Elmo

Samuel Hicks was also ordered to perform community service and give preventive talks.
East Metro
July 19
Police closed off the intersection of Highpoint Road and Windsor Lane following an officer-involved shooting Sunday in Woodbury.

Authorities ID Woodbury officers in shooting; man was taunting 'Come kill me'

The unidentified man suffered injuries that were not life-threatening in the Sunday incident.
East Metro
July 18
Trumpeter swans are federally protected and cannot be killed without authorization under state law.

9 days already served is sentence for Lino Lakes man who shot and killed 2 trumpeter swans

The 25-year-old man sat in a kayak while shooting the federally protected birds.
East Metro
July 14
Police closed off the intersection of Highpoint Rd and Windsor Ln following an officer involved shooting. ALEX KORMANN ¥ alex.kormann@startribune.com

Police shoot man in Woodbury who was taunting 'come kill me'

A man who taunted officers late Sunday morning to kill him was shot and wounded by police in a residential Woodbury neighborhood, authorities said.A.J. Nobello…
East Metro
July 13
From left, Lennell Martin, Jeffery Young and Ronald Greer, co-editors of the Prison Mirror and inmates at the Stillwater Correctional Facility, sat fo

Stillwater prison newspaper sheds light on life behind bars

The monthly Prison Mirror connects prisoners to the outside world.
South Metro
July 13

Twin Cities metro police blotter, July 14

AFTON JUNE 8 Suspicious activity. A resident in the 2100 block of Stagecoach Trail reported seeing a shiny object in the woods but was…
East Metro
July 11
Ramsey County’s lawsuit seeks to end an agreement with Arden Hills to redevelop the land into the Rice Creek Commons plan.

Affordable-housing group seeks to join lawsuit against Arden Hills

It backs Ramsey County's action for more affordable units in sprawling project.