South Metro
December 28, 2019

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Dec. 29

EDEN PRAIRIE DEC. 4 Burglary. Officers responded to a report of a burglary at a home in the 14000 block of Golf View Drive.…
East Metro
December 26, 2019

Chisago County authorities seek father after abducted 6-month-old is found safe

The father, who does not have custodial rights, is armed with knives, according to deputies.
East Metro
December 25, 2019
A $23 million reconstruction of the Rice Street-694 bridge is long overdue, planners say. They hope that the project will revive the area.

Hopes are high for repairing bottleneck at I-694 and Rice Street

Roundabouts, redevelopment are in the works for outdated Ramsey County interchange.
East Metro
December 25, 2019

Maplewood police ID 'out of control' murder suspect, accused of running over woman

The 21-year-old St. Paul woman made it difficult for police to arrest her.
East Metro
December 25, 2019
St. Paul Park resident Andrew Jerome Placzek shows the sign that his landlord hung at an apartment complex after a turkey began hanging out in the par

Wild turkey ruffles feathers in St. Paul Park

Puffing its feathers at passing cars, chasing children at bus stops, its bald head turning from side to side, a wild turkey has moved into a St. Paul Park neighborhood.
East Metro
December 24, 2019

Police arrest driver who ran over and killed woman in Maplewood

Police said Monday they’ve arrested a motorist who ran over and killed a woman in a Maplewood street after a dispute. The female driver remained…
East Metro
December 23, 2019

DNR puts temporary ban on movement of farm-raised deer, following CWD

Transport of farm-raised deer halted over chronic wasting disease case.
East Metro
December 23, 2019
Ginny Yingling, left, of the Minnesota Department of Health, talked about PFAS with Sharon and Bruce Perkins in Woodbury.

Lawsuits intensify concerns of 3M's liabilities over PFAS

"This [PFAS] is somewhat like asbestos in that it's very ubiquitous, which means it's pretty much everywhere," said Peter Kelso of the environmental consulting firm Roux Associates.
South Metro
December 21, 2019

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Dec. 22

ANDOVER DEC. 5 Theft. A gun was stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the 15800 block of Sycamore Street NW. EDINA NOV. 27
East Metro
December 20, 2019
Ralphie (Peter Billingsley), left, Schwartz (R.D.Robb), right, and friends cringe after Flick (Scott Schwartz) takes a dare to put his tongue on a fre

'You can't make this stuff up': Six Roseville elementary students stick tongues to icy poles

The remedy for such irresistible juvenile experimentation? Simple warm water.
East Metro
December 20, 2019

Vehicle found, person of interest identified in Maplewood hit-and-run

The crash occurred Nov. 23 near English Street and Belmont Lane
East Metro
December 20, 2019

Owner of boat stuck in the frozen St. Croix River still hopeful he can dislodge his craft

A tow truck operator from Willmar has offered to help out Mike Olson, for free. He just hopes the cameras stay away.
Inspired
December 18, 2019
Salvation Army officials believe there is one person — identity unknown — who has been gathering up $100 bills and putting them in bell ringers’

Mysterious 'St. Grand' at it again: now it's $1,500 a pop with each red kettle donation

A mystery donor has upped the ante this year, putting six bundles of $100 bills in Salvation Army kettles since Nov. 29.
East Metro
December 17, 2019
Aida Shyef Al-Kadi, of St. Louis Park

Muslim woman paid $120K in suit alleging Ramsey County jail forced her to remove hijab, strip

Settlement requires copies of St. Louis Park woman's Ramsey County booking photo to be destroyed.
East Metro
December 16, 2019
Blake Huffman resigned from the Ramsey County Board in June after an investigation revealed that his charity had received $60,000 from the county to b

AG's suit accuses ex-Ramsey County official of mismanaging charity funds

The lawsuit accuses Blake Huffman of "abandoning" the charity, Journey Home Minnesota, and "exposing its charitable assets to waste and impairment."
West Metro
December 16, 2019
Deondre R. Cush

Prison for burglar accused of hitting about 80 Twin Cities retailers

He hit establishments in all around the metro area for more than a year, according to prosecutors.
State + Local
December 15, 2019
Freshman U.S. Rep. Angie Craig

Minnesota's Angie Craig decides she'll vote to impeach

Freshman U.S. Rep. Angie Craig, a Democrat representing a swing district in the southern Twin Cities suburbs, said Sunday she will vote to impeach President…
South Metro
December 14, 2019

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Dec. 15

AFTON OCT. 31 Suspicious person. A resident in the 300 block of Indian Trail reported banging and yelling outside their home before realizing it…
Music
December 13, 2019
A crowd outside Myth in 2007.

Maplewood renews Myth liquor license with conditions

An attorney for the concert venue called the conditions, including regular meetings with police, unconstitutional.
West Metro
December 13, 2019
Alizabeth Ludwig, 6, and mother Carrie of Richmond laughed as streamers fell on the Mall of America crowd there to sing "Clouds" on Friday night.

A very special cast of thousands sings 'Clouds' in tribute to Minnesota teen

The event, which included actors from the upcoming film about Zach Sobiech, raised $730,885 to benefit Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare and Children's Cancer Research Fund.