Anoka County officials said budget priorities included public safety, including the sheriff, corrections and dispatch.

Anoka County Board signs off on 2020 tax levy increase of 3.97%

Budget priorities include funding for public safety and cybersecurity.
South Metro
3:56pm

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Dec. 8

EAST BETHEL NOV. 2 Disorderly conduct. Officers responded to a report of two people throwing eggs at a vehicle in the 18100 block of…
North Metro
December 7
Suspected drunken driver hits, kills pedestrian in Blaine

Suspected drunken driver hits, kills pedestrian in Blaine

Officers responded to the area of NE. Naples Street and NE. Lake Drive around 6 a.m. and found the woman unresponsive.
North Metro
December 5

Boy, 2, dies from injuries suffered in Coon Rapids pileup caused by suspected drunken driver

2 others in the child's family were seriously hurt, according to authorities.
North Metro
December 3
A shoplifting suspect sprayed a loss prevention officer with a chemical irritant Friday at the Burlington Coat Factory in Blaine.

Shoplifters spray store employees with chemical irritant during theft in Blaine

The incident happened on Black Friday at the Burlington Coat Factory in the Northtown Mall.
North Metro
December 3
Sherrie and Bryce Dirk.

Brooklyn Park woman gets 32 years, husband 12 1/2 for malnourished foster child's death

Arianna Hunziker didn't grow during her approximately 16 months with the Dirks.
North Metro
December 1
Pedro R. Flores, of Blaine

4-vehicle pileup in Coon Rapids leaves 2-year-old critically hurt; suspected drunken driver in jail

One driver did CPR on the boy until emergency responders arrived, according to the Anoka County Sheriff's Office.
North Metro
November 30
South Metro
November 30

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Dec. 1

BLAINE OCT. 27 Neighbor dispute. An officer mediated an argument between neighbors in the 10300 block of Lever Street NE. A 44-year-old man who…
North Metro
November 27
Markeia F. Carlvin Credit: Ramsey County jail

Charge: Woman was playing with gun after her birthday party, fatally shot man in St. Paul

The defendant "had been taking pictures and playing with the guns," the complaint read.
North Metro
November 26
West Metro
November 26

Woman, 87, who was run over near New Hope church has died

Her husband also was hit in the 4800 block of Boone Avenue.
North Metro
November 25

Authorities: Youth arrested after threatening students at Andover High

He wasn't a student at the Anoka County school.
South Metro
November 25
Ryan Larson, seen in 2012, alleged that Stearns County authorities violated his constitutional rights when they arrested him in connection with the fa

Judge dismisses malicious prosecution lawsuit in shooting of Cold Spring officer

Judge says authorities immune in case arising from Cold Spring shooting.
South Metro
November 23

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Nov. 24

FRIDLEY OCT. 16 Theft. A woman reported that $300 was stolen from her purse after she left it unattended in the 7400 block of…
West Metro
November 22
North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale.

Emotional scene at Robbinsdale hospital prompts lockdown

Hospital officials called police after situation got "out of control."
West Metro
November 22
North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale.

Brawl inside Robbinsdale hospital involving dozens results in lockdown

Dozens of people brawled inside North Memorial Health Hospital on Thursday and had the Robbinsdale facility in lockdown until police restored order, authorities said. The…
West Metro
November 19
The Cummings family — from left, C.J., 12; Caleb, 16; parents Kari and Patrick; and dog Sadie — shared their story for National Adoption Month.

A Crystal family found that foster adoption was the answer to filling their home

There may be room for two Calebs under one roof, but the couple never thought they would adopt a teen. Most people don't.
North Metro
November 19

Police: Suspects ran down man in north Minneapolis alley, fatally shot him twice in head

Gunman was among three who ran after the victim following a car chase, according to authorities.
North Metro
November 18

4-year-old girl escapes after thief in Robbinsdale steals car with her inside

A car thief stole a vehicle with a 4-year-old girl in the back seat from a Robbinsdale gas station Monday morning.
South Metro
November 18

Longtime DFL Sen. Dick Cohen of St. Paul won't run for re-election in 2020

Longtime Democratic legislator Sen. Dick Cohen announced Sunday he plans to call it quits after his term ends next year. Cohen said in a letter…