Surly's annual Darkness Day outgrows old location, moves to Somerset Amphitheater

Surly's annual Darkness Day outgrows old location, moves to Somerset Amphitheater

The brewery's popular concert-and-beer-release event expands to two days and a new home.
North Metro
6:24am

Columbia Heights carjacking and shooting was not random attack

Police are still searching for a man and a woman and the vehicle involved
North Metro
September 24

Brooklyn Center babysitter charged in death of 9-month-old boy

An autopsy showed boy died from a head injury.
East Metro
September 24

ID released of boater whose body pulled from Anoka County lake

His boat was spotted going in circles and unoccupied.
South Metro
September 22

Metro police blotter, Sept. 23

CHANHASSEN AUG. 17 Driving violation. A 15-year-old Minnetonka boy was cited for speeding, curfew violation and instructional permit violation at Highway 7 and Greenbriar…
Inspired
September 21
These crafted vessels house beads recounting the treatment milestones of children facing serious illness.

Minnesota woodturners' boxes give sick kids a place for beads of courage

Through the Beads of Courage program, a child receives a colored bead for each treatment milestone — an overnight stay in the hospital, a blood draw, a round of chemotherapy.
North Metro
September 19
Anthony Cannady

Murder charges: Bounced Minneapolis bar patron came back with gun, fired into crowd

The gunman was hit with pepper spray and left the bar angry, according to authorities.
West Metro
September 19
County Administrator David Hough presents the 2019 budget to the Hennepin County Board Tuesday.

Hennepin County eyes a 5.5 percent increase in the property tax levy

Funding for child protection services is at center of need for $43 million in new revenue.
North Metro
September 19
Finally finished, Hwy. 169 now at full strength in Champlin

Finally finished, Hwy. 169 now at full strength in Champlin

MnDOT has completed work on the highway, and this week has reopened all lanes in both directions between Hwy. 610 and the Mississippi River bridge.
North Metro
September 18

Sheriff's deputies recover body of missing boater on Lake Minnetonka

Empty craft was found circling near Big Island on Saturday.
West Metro
September 17
Quarry No. 11 at the Stearns County park reserve.

Bystander trained for crises rallies others to save child in quarry

One of several swimmers directed into the water by a well prepared bystander went into the water and came out with the little girl.
North Metro
September 15

Emerald ash borer discovered in Wright County

For the first time, the highly destructive emerald ash borer has been identified in Wright County, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture said last week.The agency…
East Metro
September 13

Plan for Twin Cities ammo plant snags over nearly $6M in sewage fees

Developers of the former Army site are hit with Arden Hills' request for nearly $6M.
North Metro
September 13
State troopers made many stops for impaired driving during a recent enforcement campaign across Minnesota.

DWI crackdown nabs driver who fled at 128 mph with 14-year-old

That stop was one of nearly 1,400 in law enforcement campaign.
North Metro
September 12
Items recovered from suspect's car.

Roseville police arrest 3 in mail theft sting operation

"Places to hit" included 20 homes in Roseville and other metro cities.
North Metro
September 11
Kent and Muriel Roessler and several Nowthen neighbors dropped their state petition to be annexed into Oak Grove.

Nowthen landowners strike a deal with city over annexation fight

Landowners on the edge of Nowthen had petition to join city of Oak Grove.
Inspired
September 11
This eagle made an unannounced visit to the Andover Fire Department’s 9/11 memorial ceremony staged on a freeway overpass.

Bald eagle swoops in to join firefighters' 9/11 tribute in Minnesota

Viral video shows the majestic American symbol atop a fire truck in Coon Rapids.
North Metro
September 11
Members of the Coon Rapids boys' hockey team from last season.

Coon Rapids hockey club says treasurer took $36K

Coon Rapids booster president said the team's season is not in jeopardy.
West Metro
September 10

Authorities name Twin Cities motorcyclist killed in western Wis. collision

Authorities have identified the Twin Cities motorcyclists who collided in western Wisconsin while riding with a group, leaving one dead and the other seriously injured.
North Metro
September 8
Police say a sign was altered by a non-employee of the Arby's on the 5400 block of Brooklyn Boulevard in Brooklyn Center.

Man charged with altering Brooklyn Center Arby's sign to include racist, sexual slurs

The 19-year-old from Minneapolis is charged with gross misdemeanor criminal defamation, along with disorderly conduct and public nuisance, both misdemeanors.
East Metro
September 8
Molyka Sour, right, and Jennie Heinze sorted potatoes at Second Harvest’s warehouse in Brooklyn Park as part of a Wells Fargo volunteer outing.

Second Harvest Heartland to move to expand food rescue

A shift to more nutritious ingredients is a big part of what prompted Second Harvest Heartland to move into a new warehouse.