East Metro
August 22
St. Paul paramedics, police crew and firefighters worked the scene of a two-bus accident at the corner of Larpenteur Avenue and Highway 280, Thursday,

'We're very lucky,' State Patrol says after two buses collide on Hwy. 280

The drivers and a third person were considered to be in serious condition after leaving the scene, with 24 more treated for bumps and bruises. One of the buses was headed to the State Fair.
East Metro
August 21
Social worker Kara Haroldson, standing second from left, with officers Justin Tiffany and Lori Goulet as they checked on a man.

St. Paul police join with Ramsey County to expand mental health team

The number of calls involving mental illness have more than doubled to 12,000 a year in a decade's time.
East Metro
August 21
Neighbors concerned about pollution from the Water Gremlin plant in White Bear Township demonstrated outside MPCA headquarters Thursday.

MPCA sued by residents over Water Gremlin violations

White Bear Township neighbors argue that the MPCA has refused to release public records regarding the company's emissions.
East Metro
August 20
Neighbors concerned about pollution from the Water Gremlin plant in White Bear Township demonstrated outside MPCA headquarters Thursday.

State of Minnesota seeks partial shutdown of east-metro factory linked to air and water pollution

Angry neighbors say the MPCA should do more to protect the community.
East Metro
August 17
The majority of the recommendations from then-Gov. Mark Dayton’s task force remain unfinished — and the organization that was intended to champion

As new housing groups convene, some ask: Is this just more talk?

Groups off to a slow start in assessing and implementing the 2018 recommendations.
South Metro
August 17

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Aug. 18

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 15

Woodbury streets closed as crews work to stem a gas leak

Woodbury officials asked people to steer clear of the area as crews worked to shut off the gas.
East Metro
August 15
Dan Goff of Woodbury was out boating with his family on Wednesday when they spotted this eagle in the St. Croix River.

Seen on the St. Croix: The eagle has landed ... on something big

Dan and Andie Goff of Woodbury had just motored their boat from the Afton Marina when they spotted something startling.
East Metro
August 14
Boys Totem Town, the Ramsey County Home For Boys, opened in 1908 with 76 boys in residence. Officials say the home helped thousands of young boys turn

Ramsey County's century-old Boys Totem Town closes for good

County commissioners, St. Paul's mayor, staffers and men who'd spent time there as youths gathered at the 72-acre campus to eulogize the place.
East Metro
August 13

Ramsey, Anoka counties preparing to fill board vacancies

Two win a spot on Ramsey County's fall ballot while the Anoka County filing period ends.
East Metro
August 12
Red Bull Flugtag, last in St. Paul in 2010, comes back to Harriet Island in September with 40 teams with homemade aircraft prepared to fly, or crash t

Leaping Kates, foam loon among contestants in 2019 Red Bull Flugtag

Red Bull Flugtag returns to St. Paul, and Klondike Kates are ready to soar.
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.