Jerome J. Rothmeyer Credit: Sherburne County jail

Driver admits being drunk, fleeing police when he killed teen in Sherburne County crash

Driver was fleeing police when he struck a pickup the recent grad was in.
West Metro
September 19
Hennepin County's first juvenile warrant forgiveness event will be held at 1256 N. Penn Av. in Minneapolis, at what had been Thor Construction.

Hennepin County hosts juvenile warrant forgiveness day

Adults also may resolve nonfelony juvenile cases at "trust-building" event.
East Metro
September 18

DWI arrest follows crash of 2 off-road vehicles on Wisconsin road that killed Twin Cities man

A 27-year-old man from Isanti is accused of being intoxicated at the time of the crash.
North Metro
September 17
Matthew Brenengen has prosopagnosia, a disorder making facial recognition difficult.

Seeking cure for rare disorder, Bethel researcher trains brains to recall faces

A facial-recognition disorder could have been a hardship for a wedding photographer, but Matthew Brenengen learned to make do: The bride was the woman in…
North Metro
September 17
Shoreview is establishing a new heritage park that will include the restored Lepak-Larson farmhouse.

Shoreview creates heritage park at site of historic farmhouse

New heritage park will feature restored 1896 farmhouse and 1920s gas station
Data Drop
September 17
Yellow law enforcement line with police car and lights in the background.

Fatal police encounters since 2000

The Star Tribune collected the names and stories of everyone who died after a physical confrontation with law enforcement in Minnesota since January 2000, and continues to update this database as new incidents occur.
South Metro
September 17
Zumbro Falls Mayor Bruce Heitmann pointed out the erosion on a dike that protects his city of 207 residents from the Zumbro River. The city is seeking

Record rainfall causes erosion problems in Minn. river towns

Runoff from the summer's soaking has eaten away riverbanks, landscape.
South Metro
September 16

Babette Gross, who once met Al Capone, died at 94

Babette Joyce Gross of St. Louis Park died the way she lived, with a generally sunny disposition.Dementia began to take a toll on her nearly…
North Metro
September 16

Pedestrian killed while crossing University Avenue in Blaine

The crash Sunday night happened at 85th Avenue NE.
South Metro
September 14

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Sept. 15

BIRCHWOOD AUG. 4 Suspicious person. A deputy checking on a 1:45 a.m. report of a suspicious person in the 500 block of Wildwood Avenue…
North Metro
September 14

2 killed in fiery 2-vehicle crash in Andover

Bystanders were able to remove a driver from one vehicle that was on fire, but both drivers died at the scene, authorities said.
North Metro
September 12

Murder charges filed in August north Minneapolis shooting

The suspect allegedly fired into a group of men, and told police the victim was his friend.
North Metro
September 12
Police look over the scene where a van slammed into a crowded bus stop shelter in north Minneapolis on July 9. George Reeves Jensen of Champlin, who c

Driver in north Minneapolis bus shelter crash appears in court

George Jensen did not enter any pleas to the charges, which typically occurs at a later hearing.
North Metro
September 10

Motorist killed in crash in Nowthen

The driver was severely injured and died at the scene after the car left the road and overturned, the Anoka County Sheriff's Office said.
North Metro
September 10

Brooklyn Park man charged with killing 2-month-old son

Injuries were consistent with abuse, charges say.
North Metro
September 10

Anoka County authorities ID man who died in ATV crash

Authorities have identified the east-central Minnesota man who died in an ATV crash over the weekend in Anoka County. Lucas Robert Nelson, 35, of Aitkin,…
North Metro
September 9

ATV driver killed in crash in Linwood Township

The victim, 35, was not wearing a helmet when he hit a tree, authorities said
North Metro
September 8
The crash involving the westbound BNSF Railway train at Northdale Boulevard and 119th Avenue N. occurred late Saturday. Credit: Coon Rapids Fire Depar

Driver, child flee car just before it's hit by train

An adult and child watched the vehicle go up in flames near an LPG tanker car in Coon Rapids.
East Metro
September 7

Two found dead in New Brighton

Emergency dispatchers told officers that the caller's husband had threatened to kill his daughter.
South Metro
September 7

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Sept. 8

ANDOVER AUG. 13 Drunken driver. An officer responded to a report of a possible drunken driver in the 13700 block of NW. Round Lake…
North Metro
September 6

Motorcyclist dies in Anoka County crash

The wreck occurred in Ham Lake about 3 a.m. Friday