Natividad Seefeld climbs down into her neighborhood's current, cramped storm shelter as the mobile home park awaits its new shelter's groundbreaking t

New storm shelter in Fridley models safety for mobile homes

Project comes at a time of growing awareness around Minnesota's storm shelter standards.
State + Local
August 15
2018 Minnesota primary election results

2018 Minnesota primary election results

Tina Smith and Karin Housley advance in U.S. Senate race. Ilhan Omar wins Fifth District primary; Keith Ellison takes DFL race for attorney general.
North Metro
August 13
Chisago County Sheriff's Office

Women stuck on inflatable rainbow unicorn rescued by Chisago County deputies

Video shows deputy throwing rope to the women, who were entangled in weeds.
West Metro
August 11

2 killed in Friday night crashes in west metro

The crashes, in Minnetonka and Brooklyn Center, closed key roads for several hours.
South Metro
August 11

Metro police blotter, Aug. 12

ANDOVER JULY 21 Theft. A 2016 Ford F-150 was stolen from the 3100 block of 162nd Lane NW. The keys had been left inside…
North Metro
August 11

Motorcyclist dies in crash on 694 in Brooklyn Center

The crash closed eastbound lanes of the interstate 694 for several hours.
North Metro
August 11
Varshini Venkatesan in one of the many labs at Takeda in Brooklyn Park. The Japanese pharmaceutical company’s new 215,000-square-foot drug-manufactu

Takeda is banking on a SuperTarget-sized biologic plant in Brooklyn Park

Takeda hopes to begin making its Entyvio drug for bowel diseases at its Brooklyn Park plant next year
Inspired
August 10
Karrighan Hexum, right, as Annie in a scene with Alyssa Hannan as Grace Farrell during rehearsal Wednesday night, Aug. 1, 2018. The Penguin Project, a

New Minn. theater program gives the stage to children with special needs

Actors from Northern Starz Children's Theatre in Ramsey are participating for the first time in a national theater program for young people with special needs.
West Metro
August 9
The Hennepin County Government Center in downtown Minneapolis.

Cyberattackers infiltrate Hennepin County workers' e-mails

The FBI is investigating what county officials are calling a sophisticated phishing scam that may have compromised private data.
North Metro
August 6

Crash kills one in Coon Rapids

A 57-year-old woman was killed in a single-vehicle crash Sunday night in Coon Rapids, authorities said.The driver was heading west on Northdale Boulevard just after…
North Metro
August 4
Kindergarten teacher Gus Gleiter started getting his classroom set up on his first day back at school at Prodeo Academy in Minneapolis last week.

Charter schools are facing growing pains

As demand increases, schools are struggling to find buildings with room to grow.
North Metro
August 4

Cases continue to climb at Midwest Medical Examiner's Office in Anoka County

A fourth pathologist recently joined the office's 13-person staff to keep up with a growing caseload.
South Metro
August 4

Metro area police blotter, Aug. 5

BLAINE JUNE 26 Animal complaint. Officers responded to a report of a peacock on the roof of a home in the 3300 block of…
South Metro
August 2
A 911 operator answers emergency calls at a Minneapolis dispatch center.

Cause of 911 call disruption remains a mystery

The afternoon outage hit police and county law enforcement departments across the Twin Cities metro area and around Minnesota. Officials are sharing alternative numbers to call in case of emergency.
North Metro
July 31
Anoka County Sheriff James Stuart is also named in the lawsuit.

Judge: Federal suit by Ramsey woman turned over to ICE after fender-bender can proceed

Judge John Tunheim calls allegations "precisely" type of conduct that sows immigrants' distrust of law enforcement.
North Metro
July 28
A visitor took a spin on the Sky Coaster at Urban Air Adventure Park in Coon Rapids. The building once was a Sports Authority store.

Twin Cities suburbs wrestle with future of big-box stores

As consumer habits change, vacant hulks get makeovers with new signs of life.
South Metro
July 28

Metro police blotter, July 29

EAST BETHEL JUNE 29 Robbery. Officers responded to a report of a person being robbed during a marijuana deal at 209th Avenue NE. and…
North Metro
July 27

Sportsman's Warehouse returns to Twin Cities after 9-year absence

Company touts itself as a "no-frills" alternative to its big-box competitors.
East Metro
July 27
Pallbearers carried the body of correction officer Joseph Gomm to his gravesite at Roselawn Cemetery in Roseville on Thursday.

'We're family': Slain corrections officer is saluted by thousands

"I think everyone feels this loss," Rogers Police Chief Jeff Beahen said of the killing of Joseph Gomm at Stillwater prison.
West Metro
July 26
Azirea Sheley

Driver with revoked license admits being drunk, killing passenger in metro crash

Angus J. Anderson pleaded guilty Monday in Hennepin County District Court to criminal vehicular homicide.
West Metro
July 26
An aerial view from June looking at construction of a replacement for the demolished E. 26th bridge over I-35W, which is part of the major rebuilding

15-mile stretch of I-35W shutting down the next two weekends

In what might be the most disruptive freeway closure of the summer — and that is saying a lot this year — MnDOT will close most of I-35W from Richfield to Arden Hills.