Hennepin County, YMCA partner on water survival skills for kids

Hennepin County, YMCA partner on water survival skills for kids

New program will give swim lessons to low-income kids.
North Metro
May 27

Shooting under investigation in Fridley

Fridley police are investigating a shooting Saturday night.The Park Plaza Facebook page posted a status update around 10:15 p.m. that read, "To all residents of…
East Metro
May 26

North/East metro police blotter, May 28

CHAMPLIN APRIL 18 Theft. Tools were reported stolen from the 12300 block of Champlin Drive. CIRCLE PINES APRIL 22 Missing child. Officers responded to the…
East Metro
May 26

North/East metro news briefs: Stillwater's Historic Courthouse to reopen for 150th anniversary

The Washington County Historic Courthouse in Stillwater, one of the oldest public buildings in Minnesota, will mark its 150th birthday Friday when official court proceedings…
East Metro
May 26

Apartment and retail project planned at former Forest Lake City Hall

Address: 220 Lake St. N., Forest Lake Type: Mixed-use Apartment units: 104 Retail: 6,300 square feet Developer: Gaughan Cos. Architect: BKV Group Details: Work is…
West Metro
May 25
BCA officials investigate the scene of an officer-involved shooting in Bassett Creek Park in Crystal on Wednesday.

BCA: Teen shot by Crystal police aimed pellet gun at officers

A young man shot multiple times in a park by Crystal police Wednesday had a history of severe mental illness, according to his mother.
North Metro
May 24
BCA and State Police investigate the scene of a shooting in Bassett Cr...

Crystal police officer shoots man wielding gun at Bassett Creek Park

The man refused orders to drop his weapon, city officials said. His condition is not immediately known.
West Metro
May 24

School bus driver jailed, suspected of being on drugs when she dropped kids in New Hope

A witness called 911 and alerted authorities to the driver traveling "on the shoulder and erratically," according to the State Patrol.
South Metro
May 24

Our changing region: See how the Twin Cities has changed in 50 years

The Twin Cities has changed dramatically since the founding of the Met Council 50 years ago.
West Metro
May 23
Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced third-degree assault charges against Minneapolis police officer Christopher Reiter, 36, for kicking a suspect, who was on his hands and knees .

Hennepin County Board approves Diversion Solutions to run its diversion program

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said his office will closely watch the company.
North Metro
May 20

2-story school planned in Blaine near National Sports Center

Address: Southeast corner, 105th Av. NE. and Davenport St. NE., Blaine Type: Education Size: 98,000 square feet Developer: Spring Lake Park Schools Architect: Wold Architects…
East Metro
May 19

North/East metro police blotter, May 21

ANDOVER APRIL 18 Theft. A tailgate was stolen off a vehicle on the 14400 block of Eldorado Street NW. FALCON HEIGHTS APRIL 15 Traffic. A…
East Metro
May 19

North/East news briefs: Lino Lakes council member apologizes to Emmer for Facebook comment

A Lino Lakes City Council member under fire for a Facebook post directed at U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer, R-Minn., said she has mailed an apology…
North Metro
May 19

Topgolf about to tap into Twin Cities with glitzy, high-tech all-season center

The Dallas- based company with locations around the country is slated to open in Brooklyn Center, where a Regal Cinemas theater now operates.
North Metro
May 18
Drivers waited for a break in the traffic to turn onto 105th Ave. NE w...

Blaine's busy 105th Av. goes from bumpy eyesore to hazard, city says

City officials say the busy thoroughfare on the front door of the National Sports Center must be repaired, with or without state funding.
Data Drop
May 17
Downtown Minneapolis has a new addition to the skyline in U.S. Bank Stadium.

Minneapolis is experiencing a population boom like the Roaring Twenties

The latest Met Council estimates show strong growth in the central cities, though the region as a whole has kept pace, too.
South Metro
May 16

Minnesota jurisdictions struggle over how many deer are enough

Sickly animals raise questions about culling as DNR studies issue.
North Metro
May 15
Forest Lake Police Capt. Greg Weiss was congratulated by Forest Lake S...

Forest Lake reverses decision to disband police department

The mayor and City Council voted 4-1 in favor of a new three-year contract with the force.
North Metro
May 15

Isanti driver pleads guilty, was likely on phone when he killed skateboarder

A pickup truck driver, accused upon further review of likely being distracted by his cellphone, has pleaded guilty to fatally hitting a teenage skateboarder north…
East Metro
May 13

North/East news: Board likes 'Keewahtin' as name for county lake

Not Halfbreed Lake, not Sylvan, but Lake Keewahtin?That's the will of Washington County commissioners, who unanimously voted Tuesday to recommend a lake name to the…
North Metro
May 13

North/East metro police report, May 13

BLAINEAPRIL 11Theft. A puppy valued at $1,999 was stolen from Four Paws and a Tail, 120 Northtown Drive NE.APRIL 13Theft. Someone reported that change had…