Regional crime lab in Andover faces crossroads in DNA testing

Regional crime lab in Andover faces crossroads in DNA testing

Tri County Regional Forensic Laboratory is scrambling to keep up as submissions pile up.
East Metro
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North/east police blotter, Dec. 4

BIRCHWOOD OCT. 31 Suspicious activity. Residents in the 200 block of Birchwood Avenue reported that there was a tow truck in their driveway apparently ready…
East Metro
December 2

North/east metro briefs: Coon Rapids Civic Center renovations to be completed this week

Renovation work is scheduled to wrap up this week at the Coon Rapids Civic Center, which since last month has been getting a city-funded $242,000…
North Metro
December 2

Murder charges: Repeat felon burglarized 95-year-old Anoka man's home

The victim lived on his own; the suspect took only a clock and pocket watch.
East Metro
December 2

District officials name Mounds View High students in fatal crash

Two junior girls died in the Thursday morning collision; a third is hospitalized.
Local
December 2

Lost dog back home thanks to MnDOT employee

A Siberian husky is safe and back home with his owners thanks to a MnDOT employee who pulled the pup out of harms way as it ran along a busy east metro highway.
East Metro
December 2
Flowers, tire tracks, and broken glass marked the scene of Thursday's...

Two Mounds View High School students killed in crash on way to school

District officials confirmed that their car was hit on the corner of Hwy. 96 and Old Hwy. 10. Another student is hospitalized after the Thursday morning crash.
North Metro
December 2

Charge against Isanti driver in skateboarder's death also implicates victim's actions

The motorist faces a felony count; charging document lays out how teen didn't use basic precautions.
North Metro
December 1

Repeat felon arrested in killing of 95-year-old man in his Anoka home

The suspect is being held on suspicion of burglary and murder; charges have yet to be filed.
West Metro
December 1

With greater outreach, Hennepin County aims to curb HIV cases

Many residents with the infection are not getting treatment.
East Metro
November 30

St. Francis man charged in shotgun attack on wife at work in North St. Paul

The woman escaped multiple attacks from her ex-husband, who is charged with attempted murder, and may have stopped the shooting by engaging the gun's safety lock.
North Metro
November 29

Authorities identify 95-year-old Anoka man slain in home

No arrests have been announced in the death of Albert John Loehlein, and authorities are not saying how the man was killed.
North Metro
November 29

ID'd: Anoka man, 95, who was found slain in home, where he lived alone

A 95-year-old man found slain in his Anoka home on Monday has been identified. No arrests have been announced in the death of Albert John…
East Metro
November 27

Rush Line light-rail options shrink, clearing path for buses

As the options narrow, several public meetings are coming in the next three weeks to discuss what's happening with the proposed Rush Line transitway on the East Side.
East Metro
November 26

After election feud, the rancor is running deep in New Brighton

New Brighton schedules "team-building" session, but members still airing disputes.
East Metro
November 26

North/east metro police blotter, Nov. 27

BLAINE NOV. 13 Missing person. A 48-year-old woman from Oak Ridge Point NE. reported just before midnight that her 52-year-old husband was missing. She told…
East Metro
November 25

North/east metro briefs: Newport officials look to fill open City Council seat

Mayor Tim Geraghty’s decision not to seek re-election, and City Council Member Dan Lund’s election to replace him, have created an opening on the Newport…
East Metro
November 25

'Selling' Washington County: A business salesman's view

It's all a matter of getting the word out on opportunities in the east metro, Chris Eng says.
North Metro
November 25

Charges: Coon Rapids woman killed by man who kept defying restraining order

The tip of a knife is left in the victim's skull, according to murder charges; suspect also seriously hurt in what he believes were self-inflicted wounds.
Books
November 24

Brooklyn Park author helps foster vibrant indie publishing scene

From kitchen counter, Laura Vosika runs a family and an indie publishing house.
East Metro
November 24

Woman shot at North St. Paul business; suspect arrested in Coon Rapids

A man has been arrested after he allegedly shot a woman believed to be his ex-wife at her workplace in North St. Paul on Wednesday…