East Metro
August 11
Paul Gardner stands near his native rain garden, showing off some of his water-saving methods at home in Shoreview.

Shoreview's push to conserve water shows what Minn. towns can do

Residents have conserved 10 million gallons of water in three years, part of a growing group of cities that have adopted an environmental ethos.
East Metro
August 10

Charges: Social media dispute prompted triple shooting in Maplewood

A 23-year-old St. Paul man faces attempted murder charges. The victims were 12, 15 and 21.
South Metro
August 10

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Aug. 11

ANDOVER JULY 19 Theft. A gun was stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the 1300 block of 138th Avenue NW. JULY 24 Theft.…
East Metro
August 9
One big issue in the race for a new Ramsey County commissioner is the county’s decision to sue Arden Hills over future development of the former Twi

Nine seek Ramsey County commissioner seat in Tuesday's primary

TCAAP site development has emerged as a key issue in the race.
East Metro
August 9

Stillwater dry cleaner challenging city's efforts to take property

Owners of Shorty Dry Cleaner don't believe the city's reasoning for the taking falls under public use or public purpose, as required by state law.
East Metro
August 8

Twin Cities motorcyclist dies in crash with deer on NW. Wisconsin highway

The deer came out of the ditch to the man's right, authorities said.
East Metro
August 7
Arrest made after 3 shot, wounded in Maplewood; Regions Hospital briefly locked down

Arrest made after 3 shot, wounded in Maplewood; Regions Hospital briefly locked down

The brief hospital lockdown was due to family member tensions.
East Metro
August 6
Ramsey County Manager Ryan O’Connor said the 2020-2021 budget proposal is full of “transformational change.”

Ramsey County considers nearly 10% tax levy hike over two years

The county will host a series of public meetings to review the proposal.
East Metro
August 6

Woman charged with fatally stabbing another woman in Little Canada soon after smoking meth

The victim was stabbed numerous times in the head, neck, chest and elsewhere, according to prosecutors.
East Metro
August 6
Ramsey County Sheriff Bob Fletcher, center left, and Undersheriff Bill Finney talked with teens during the substation’s grand opening Monday.

Ramsey County sheriff opens Rice Street substation

Beleaguered Rice Street gets the police presence residents have been demanding
East Metro
August 6

At Cottage Grove cemetery, fight over mementos reopens wounds

Newly enforced limits on mementos create a stir in Cottage Grove.
East Metro
August 5
East Metro
August 5
The Twin Cities German Immersion School held an open house last month to allow people to say goodbye to the former St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in S

Demolition nears for former St. Andrew's Church in St. Paul after preservation fight

Despite a weekend protest and vigil, most preservationists have admitted defeat.
South Metro
August 3

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Aug. 4

AFTON JUNE 25 Property damage. A white pickup truck was reported “whipping donuts” on the Belwin Conservancy property, 1553 Stagecoach Trail, causing damage later…
East Metro
August 3

Wisconsin man dies in St. Croix County crash

A construction worker found the crashed vehicle early Saturday.
East Metro
August 2
Inside the Maplewood Nature Center, the center’s resident toad lazed in his tank on Friday afternoon.

Maplewood frog count measures wetland health

Volunteers fan out after dark, listening for the distinctive croaks, chirps and ribbits of nine species of frogs and toads living in the Twin Cities.
South Metro
August 1
East Metro
August 1

Ramsey County settles sex assault case, institutes new rules to protect underage workers

A teen employee reported being raped by a supervisor. Two other supervisors failed to act.
East Metro
July 31

Bethel University student killed in one-car crash in Arden Hills

Anthony Nelson was returning to campus Monday night when the crash occurred.
South Metro
July 30

West St. Paul police arrest 2 men in connection with fatal shooting

The suspects from Little Canada and Oakdale are jailed and awaiting second-degree murder charges.