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Minister sentenced to prison for driving drunk, killing Minneapolis 911 dispatcher

Dispatcher's husband heard about the crash in real time over the dispatch audio.
West Metro
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Ex-Columbia Heights teacher, coach admits sexually assaulting former student

He resigned under fire from Columbia Academy, where he taught social studies.
East Metro
May 21

Black bear was sighted in Arden Hills, city warns residents

The Ramsey County Sheriff's Office and Minnesota DNR have been alerted.
Data Drop
May 21
FILE - This Feb. 16, 2017 file photo shows newborn babies in the nursery of a postpartum recovery center in upstate New York. According to a governmen

How popular is your name in Minnesota?

Babies named Thea and Rhett are trending up in Minnesota, but how popular have they been over the last century?
North Metro
May 20

Pedestrian fatally struck by Amtrak train in Coon Rapids

The crash occurred around 6:30 a.m. just north of 85th Avenue. Northstar trains were severely delayed.
West Metro
May 18
Herb Schaper, creator of the Cootie game, got the idea for it while carving fishing lures. When he deployed plastic in the manufacturing process, his

Robbinsdale toy innovator Herb Schaper gave the world Cooties

"It's pretty simple," Schaper said in 1953. "Everybody who sees it asks 'Why didn't I think of that?' "
South Metro
May 18

Twin Cities metro police blotter, May 19

EAST BETHEL APRIL 30 Drugs. An officer stopped a suspicious vehicle in the 18100 block of Hwy. 65, and noted while approaching that the…
North Metro
May 17

Standoff at Brooklyn Park hotel ends with suspect's surrender

Officers took the 31-year-old man into custody about 9:50 a.m., ending the ordeal that forced some guests to be evacuated from the La Quinta.
North Metro
May 17

Jury convicts Champlin man for string of armed robberies

The crime spree began in March 2018.
North Metro
May 14
Anoka County Board Chairwoman Rhonda Sivarajah and retiring Administrator Jerry Soma.

Commissioner Rhonda Sivarajah appointed Anoka County's next head administrator

Sivarajah will take over May 31 from retiring County Administrator Jerry Soma.
South Metro
May 11

Twin Cities metro police blotter, May 12

ANDOVER APRIL 22 Theft. A new roll of carpet was stolen from a driveway in the 700 block of 158th Avenue NW. CARVER APRIL…
North Metro
May 7
The fate of the Twin Cities' fourth light-rail project, the Bottineau Blue Line, remains uncertain.

'Robust' chatter about Bottineau light-rail line is ongoing in effort to get green light

As construction begins on the Southwest light-rail line next week, the fate of the Twin Cities' fourth light-rail project, the Bottineau Blue Line, remains uncertain.
South Metro
May 4

Twin Cities police blotter briefs

An overview of recent Twins Cities police blotter activity.
North Metro
May 4

Northbound 35W reopens in north metro after semi jackknifes

The northbound lanes of Interstate 35W were shut down for a few hours in the north metro Friday night after a semitrailer truck jackknifed there,…
North Metro
May 2
The former St. Anthony Walmart, closed for five years, could be demolished to make way for 500 apartments in two four-buildings on the 13-acre site.

After five years sitting empty, Walmart in St. Anthony could soon give way to apartments

In St. Anthony, a developer wants to build 500 units for the village "downtown."
West Metro
April 30
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Probation, no jail for EMT sentenced in on-duty crash that killed partner on Twin Cities highway

A relative of the woman killed expressed relief the driver will serve no jail time.
South Metro
April 29
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Victims invited to claim restitution from scorned lawyer's porn troll scheme

Millions could be due those caught in lawyers' copyright scheme.
North Metro
April 29

Margaret Langfeld, pioneering Anoka County politician, dies at 76

Margaret Langfeld was 10 when U.S. Sen. Hubert Humphrey stepped into a meeting and greeted her father by name.She often said "the bug to serve"…
South Metro
April 27

Twin Cities police blotter, April 28

FRIDLEY APRIL 1 Assault. An officer responded to a report of a man pointing a gun at another male during a road rage incident…
North Metro
April 27
Bison from NorthStar Bison in Wisconsin roamed their new home in June 2018 at the University of Minnesota’s Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve ne

Bison herd headed back to Anoka County research station this summer

University of Minnesota examines whether animals can help restore vanishing oak savannas.
North Metro
April 24
The Sheriff’s Office has yet to say where in the intersection the woman was located when the squad car hit her. Her identity has yet to be released.

Squad car strikes pedestrian in Brooklyn Center intersection

An emergency responder on the scene said the officer was driving "at least 40 miles per hour."