In a glitzy era for libraries, core mission shows signs of decline

In a glitzy era for libraries, core mission shows signs of decline

In an era of extensive building and remodeling, the state Department of Education reports drops in the number of visits, registered users and loans of material.
North Metro
5:38pm

Pedestrian fatally hit in Fridley is ID'd; was crossing against light

A pedestrian who was struck and killed by a vehicle Monday morning in Fridley was crossing the street against a walk signal, the State Patrol…
West Metro
January 16

Alcohol a factor in Wright County crash that killed pedestrian; driver jailed

A pickup truck driver accused of fatally hitting a pedestrian at a Wright County intersection remained jailed Monday on suspicion of driving under the influence…
North Metro
January 16

Pedestrian killed walking along University Avenue in Fridley

A man walking along University Avenue in Fridley was hit and killed by a vehicle Monday morning, authorities said.Police went to 57th Avenue and University…
North Metro
January 14

Fatal beating rattles Anoka, prompts safety forum for elderly residents

City and county officials will field questions and offer tips on how to keep safe at home.
North Metro
January 14

Three hospitalized after domestic shooting in Anoka County

A woman and a man were shot and another man suffered a self-inflicted wound, authorities said.
East Metro
January 13

North/east metro police blotter, Jan. 15

DENMARK TOWNSHIP DEC. 10 Suspicious activity. A man was caught on a trail camera leaving candy bars at the front door of a home in…
East Metro
January 13

North/east metro briefs: Woodbury celebrates its 50th birthday with series of events

Woodbury is launching a series of celebrations this year to make its 50th birthday as a city. City officials will partner through the year with…
North Metro
January 13

Former pastor finds his mission in Anoka childcare nonprofit

Jason Berry runs Anoka Community Mission, a nonprofit with an emphasis on affordable child care.
North Metro
January 13

Bail bond employee charged with forging bond

A Champlin man is accused of fabricating a bond for Beverly Burrell, the Twin Cities woman charged in four overdose cases.
North Metro
January 13

Former Fridley weapons plant gets grant to help with cleanup

The Metropolitan Council approved $2.8 million in Livable Communities grants this week.
East Metro
January 12

Ramsey officer finds 7 children, woman in labor in stolen vehicle

The father of the children was charged with felony auto theft and child neglect.
North Metro
January 12

Anonymous donor gives College of St. Benedict $10 million

The gift — the college's largest — will create an ethical leadership center.
North Metro
January 12

Gun found in Blaine High School locker; two students arrested

Police and school officials are investigating the incident.
National
January 11
Sergeant Matther Steffens holds a Narcan kit which he was recently equ...

Hennepin County Sheriff's Office gets replacement naloxone dispensers

A Minnesota sheriff's office says it has received working replacements for a device that dispenses a drug that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose.
Eat & Drink
January 10

Coon Rapids' first brewery and taproom eyes mid-2017 opening

A free beer tasting will be held at the Coon Rapids Civic Center this weekend.
North Metro
January 10

Patrol IDs driver in wrong lane who died in head-on crash in east-central Minn.

A man was killed when his car crossed into the wrong lane on an east-central Minnesota highway and struck a pickup truck head-on, authorities said…
East Metro
January 7

North/east metro briefs: Anoka County Record's low bid wins business from the county

The Anoka County Board voted unanimously last week to run its public notices in the Anoka County Record, despite objections from several commissioners in years…
East Metro
January 7

North/east metro police blotter, Jan. 8

CHAMPLIN DEC. 1 Drugs. A 19-year-old woman was cited for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the 9000 block of Lakeside Trail. DEC. 3…
North Metro
January 7

After coup attempt, Gambian plotter rebuilds life in Brooklyn Park

Brooklyn Park man paid the price but still wants to help homeland.
East Metro
January 7

Shoreview library, soon to open, completes its master plan

Since 2005, the Ramsey system has been renewing, expanding, building: Now there's one more.