East Metro
February 2
A shattered window in the former Sholom Home East, which has stood vacant in St. Paul since 2012.

Vacant nursing home in St. Paul could become apartments

Developer seeks density and parking variances for the proposed 150-unit complex in St. Paul.
East Metro
February 1

Blighted Mounds View motel site could be turned into senior, affordable apartments

Representatives from Augusta Development and MWF Properties have shared their vision with a seemingly receptive Mounds View City Council.
East Metro
February 1

4-year-old Minneapolis girl dies two days after being found in Mounds View swimming pool

Although Mounds View police and the Ramsey County Sheriff's Office continue to investigate, the medical examiner characterized it an accidental death.
South Metro
February 1

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Feb. 2

AFTON DEC. 26 Suspicious activity. A deputy responded to a report of a vehicle that had driven up a driveway at 5:40 a.m. in…
East Metro
January 30
Minnesota pollution regulators have tried to determine who emits a dangerous pollutant and how much after the revelation last year that White Bear Tow

Report: Some Twin Cities companies emit TCE at levels 30 times the health limit — and more

The MPCA is rethinking how to handle air permits for the toxic chemical.
East Metro
January 30
File photo from December, 1997: Folks looked over detailed maps of the Arctic region at Warner Nature Center near Marine on St. Croix.

Records from closed Warner Nature Center sent to Minnesota Historical Society

Though the documents now are part of history, hopes still flourish that the nature center will reopen someday.
East Metro
January 30
Adam Nickelson

Bicyclist from North St. Paul dies in California crash

Adam Nickelson died Jan. 23, four days after the crash in Huntington Beach, Calif.
East Metro
January 30
A new landlord has ordered Michelle Doran, shown trapping roaches, and other tenants of New Brighton’s Pike Lake Apartments to vacate the complex.

New landlord forces out tenants in New Brighton, raising issues about renters' rights

Upgrades at Pike Lake Apartments raise concern along with the rent.
East Metro
January 29
Bethel University's Zero Cost Course Resources Initiative is fully available in select areas of study, but the school in Arden Hills is trying to expa

Bethel University program offers relief for students from costly textbooks

Officials say some students have withdrawn from courses due to high costs of textbooks.
East Metro
January 28
Minnesota Wild fans marched from Tom Reid's Hockey City Pub to Xcel Energy Center for the home opener on Oct. 12, 2019.

St. Paul zoning board rejects Wild's 6-story-tall banner

The Minnesota Wild’s request to hang a giant banner down a side of Xcel Energy Center has received a hip check. St. Paul’s Board of…
East Metro
January 26

Auditor finds conflicts of interest, labor law violations in Lakeland

The city misclassified workers, made questionable payments and broke other laws, state review finds.
East Metro
January 25
Most North American churches don’t make it past the 80- or 100-year mark. Especially in Minnesota, which has been losing churches — and churchgoer

Brooks: Fight to save a small church turned into a battle for the ages in Cottage Grove

The leadership of the Grove United Methodist Church assured people all week that nobody is setting the elderly adrift on Mississippi ice floes to make space in the pews for younger, cuter families.
South Metro
January 25

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Jan. 26

ANDOVER JAN. 9 Theft. A handgun was reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the 13300 block of NW. Uplander Street. BIRCHWOOD DEC. 20…
State + Local
January 24

Woman hammers nails into her head; Maplewood assisted-living facility faulted

Woman pounded nails into her head that weren't detected for a month.
East Metro
January 23
Westbound I-694 was closed early Thursday morning, Jan. 23, 2020, because of a multiple vehicle crash near I-35E in Vadnais Heights, Minn.

Snow, freezing rain slows morning commute; I-694 reopens after crash

A combination of light snow, rain and freezing rain turned Twin Cities roads slippery.
West Metro
January 22

Ramsey, Hennepin counties kicking in money to preserve naturally occurring affordable housing

$33.5 million fund will be used to keep rents lower.
East Metro
January 21
This rendering of the planned Gold Line shows what a bus-rapid transit vehicle and station could look like.

Gold Line bus-rapid transit project between St. Paul, Woodbury clears federal hurdle

The bus-rapid transit project is slated to begin service in 2024.
East Metro
January 20
St. Paul teachers union head Nick Faber, seen at a 2017 rally, said members are frustrated with the pace of talks with district officials.

St. Paul teachers to rally with aim of speeding up contract talks

St. Paul district says contract proposals are too expensive as written.
East Metro
January 20
Sarah Reasoner graduated from the fire academy in July.

St. Paul firefighter, the sole woman in the competition, is fifth 'strongest' in nation

In a social media post, Sarah Reasoner thanked event host Arnold Schwarzenegger for yelling at her during the sandbag carry.
East Metro
January 20

Stillwater may look at reopening elementary school

A rush of new housing developments could overwhelm some already-crowded schools in the Stillwater school district, forcing officials to redraw school boundaries just a few…