50 years later, north metro recall killer tornadoes

50 years later, north metro recall killer tornadoes

On May 6, 1965, six tornadoes roared through the Twin Cities, killing 13 and injuring 683. The north metro, hit hardest, marks the anniversary of the storms Wednesday.

Coon Rapids' Sand Creek Park project accepts bid

May 5
Construction started Monday after the city accepted bids last month for a $5.98 million upgrade.

Service dog helps Anoka County veteran service officer cope with PTSD

May 5
Fitz the cocker spaniel has a calming effect on those who visit the Anoka County Veteran Services office.
West Metro
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Dad's bank account had $6,000 withdrawn before Barway Collins disappeared

Search warrant papers reveal new information about investigation into Barway Collins' death.
North Metro
May 6

Minnesota tornado outbreak still vivid, 50 years later

On May 6, 1965, the worst string of tornadoes to ever hit the Twin Cities came bearing down. Thirteen people died and nearly 700 were injured.
North Metro
May 5

North metro police blotter

ANDOVER APRIL 13 Property damage. Tires on two trailers were slashed on Nightingale Street NW and 161st Avenue NW. APRIL 14 Theft. Scrap…
Stage & Arts
May 5

20 years after record-setting production, Anoka High restages 'Dreamcoat'

In 1995, a staging of the show wowed the community. Now, a new production is stirring memories.
North Metro
May 5

North news briefs: Master gardener plant sale next week

Anoka CountyMaster gardener plant sale next weekA plant sale May 12-13 at the Anoka Armory will raise funds for the Master Gardener program in Anoka…
North Metro
May 2

Barway Collins laid to rest as nearly 2,000 gather for funeral

An estimated 2,000 people gathered, most wearing white as asked, because it represents purity and would honor the 10-year-old boy.
West Metro
May 2
Video of council members hiding after a shooting at City Hall in New H...

Golden Valley man admits supplying guns to New Hope cop shooter

Supplier is likely to get 12 to 18 months in prison when sentenced.
Taste
May 1

Twin Cities farmers markets return for new season

More and more farmers markets are springing up every year, 182 statewide at last count. Why? “People want to ... make better choices about what they eat,” one state official says. Here’s a look at where to find Twin Cities farmers markets, including many that are getting underway in the coming weeks.
West Metro
April 30
Supporters flanked Louise Karlua the mother of Barway Collins as she s...

Barway Collins' birth mom thanks Minnesota community

Louise Karluah, who arrived this week from Liberia, thanks community for sympathy.
West Metro
April 29

Riverside Church's plans to open new site in St. Michael hit new snag

Church from Big Lake won zoning changes to expand in an old movie theater in St. Michael, but now the price has doubled.
West Metro
April 29

Barway Collins' mother arrives from Liberia to attend Saturday's funeral

The 10-year-old’s funeral, delayed so that she could attend, will be held at the Shiloh Temple in Minneapolis.
West Metro
April 29

Brooklyn Park launches neighborhood app

The recently launched application is designed for users to search for detailed information about the city.
East Metro
April 29

8-year-old drives car with two young passengers on Twin Cities freeways

The three young kids navigated highways from St. Paul to a driveway in Mounds View.
East Metro
April 28

Stolen van found, but 5 puppies that were inside still missing

The animal rescue organization’s van was stolen about 5 a.m. Tuesday and found about 8:30 p.m., but without the puppies. They are worth hundreds of dollars if sold on the street, the vehicle’s owner said.
North Metro
April 28

St. John's Abbey to open sex-abuse files on 19 monks

St. John’s Abbey in Collegeville will make public its files on 19 priests with credible charges of sex abuse, as part of a settlement reached with a man who sued the abbey for abuse he suffered as a teenager.
North Metro
April 28

Anoka County man accused of abuse of boys kills self on eve of trial

Chad Geyen shot himself in the head in a park. Investigators suspected there were hundreds of incidents of sexual abuse.
North Metro
April 28

Nov. 28, 2013: Ramsey youth program volunteer accused of abusing boys

Authorities cite hundreds of incidents over two decades.
North Metro
April 28

Dec. 3, 2013: 4 more men allege sex abuse by Ramsey youth volunteer

Four more young men have stepped forward to accuse a Ramsey youth volunteer of sexual abuse, the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday.
North Metro
April 28

Jan. 11, 2014: Charges: Man may have used Facebook to lure young sex-assault victims

Charges of criminal sexual conduct against a 44-year-old youth program volunteer from Ramsey have been amended by Anoka County authorities, who allege he victimized six…
North Metro
April 28

North metro police blotter

ANDOVER APRIL 6 Theft: A chain saw was stolen from a vehicle in the 3000 block of 162nd Lane NW. BLAINE MARCH 25