Fire investigators looked over the charred remains of a van Tuesday in a Fridley Walmart parking lot.

Fridley van fire renews debate over when kids can be left alone

Minnesota law doesn't clearly define ages or milestones a child must reach to be left alone, leaving counties to rely on guidelines laid out by the Minnesota Department of Human Services.
North Metro
8:55am

Boy, 9, drives into YMCA building in Mankato as man rode along

The man and the boy's mother, who was nearby, could be charged with child endangerment, police said.
North Metro
August 21
Police: Suspect in custody after woman fatally shot in Brooklyn Park

Police: Suspect in custody after woman fatally shot in Brooklyn Park

Witnesses reported seeing the woman, whose name was not released, speaking with a man in the parking lot before she was shot.
North Metro
August 20
Chad N. Wojahn, 47, of Fridley Credit: Facebook

Man found shot dead on rail bridge over river in Mpls. was father of two

Authorities have yet to say where the shooting occurred or when, and no arrests have been announced in the killing.
North Metro
August 17

Charges: Driver under influence when he struck 11-year-old getting off bus, severely injuring her

Gregory Garth allegedly had alcohol, cocaine and a compound found in marijuana in his blood.
South Metro
August 17

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Aug. 18

ANDOVER JULY 19 Theft. A gun was stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the 1300 block of 138th Avenue NW. JULY 24 Theft.…
East Metro
August 13

Ramsey, Anoka counties preparing to fill board vacancies

Two win a spot on Ramsey County's fall ballot while the Anoka County filing period ends.
North Metro
August 12
Essie McKenzie, flanked by her mother Shenna Galloway and sister Alexis McKenzie asked for prayers for her daughters who where trapped in a van fire T

Mother of girls burned in Fridley van fire: 'Give your babies kisses'

Essie McKenzie spoke at a news conference at HCMC, where her 6-year-old daughter Ty'rah White died Tuesday while Taraji White, 9, remains in critical condition.
West Metro
August 11

Woman from Twin Cities crashes car in central Minnesota and dies

The driver was a 25-year-old from Brooklyn Park, according to the patrol.
South Metro
August 10

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Aug. 11

ANDOVER JULY 19 Theft. A gun was stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the 1300 block of 138th Avenue NW. JULY 24 Theft.…
West Metro
August 9
The Hennepin County library in Brooklyn Park.

Hennepin County considering elimination of overdue library fees

Hennepin County officials are considering the elimination of overdue library fees and amnesty for patrons who already owe money.Under existing library policy, patrons who owe…
East Metro
August 9
One big issue in the race for a new Ramsey County commissioner is the county’s decision to sue Arden Hills over future development of the former Twi

Nine seek Ramsey County commissioner seat in Tuesday's primary

TCAAP site development has emerged as a key issue in the race.
North Metro
August 8
North Metro
August 7
A car fire at a Fridley Walmart engulfed three vehicles and left two young passengers injured in a taxi van parked next to the vehicle where the fire

Charge filed in Fridley Walmart van fire that killed girl and hurt her sister

A man associated with a second van that burned has been charged with manslaughter. A stove in back is suspected as the source of the fire.
North Metro
August 7
An intense manhunt is underway in a neighborhood on the Columbia Heights-Fridley border where officers from multiple agencies are going yard to yard i

Suspect who led police on high-speed chase was wanted in Minneapolis party slaying

Fleeing charges were filed against the suspect, who has since been released from custody.
Duluth
August 6

Twin Cities man crashes ATV into tree at Moose Lake cabin and dies

The victim was riding up and down the drive outside the family cabin, authorities said.
North Metro
August 6
FILE - A judge has allowed a lawsuit against the Anoka-Hennepin School District to move forward. The suit, filed by the group Gender Justice and the l

Case filed by Coon Rapids transgender student gets go-ahead

Judge rejects district's attempt to dismiss suit filed by transgender student.
North Metro
August 6
A car fire at a Fridley Walmart engulfed three vehicles and left two young passengers injured in a taxi van parked next to the vehicle where the fire

Man jailed after vans catch fire outside Fridley Walmart, with 2 kids hurt

A woman in one of the vans escaped from the blaze that is being blamed on her husband, authorities said.
North Metro
August 6
Five injured in Metro Mobility bus crash in Blaine

Five injured in Metro Mobility bus crash in Blaine

Five people were injured after an SUV blew through a red light in Blaine Friday evening, striking a Metro Mobility bus. The State Patrol responded…
West Metro
August 4
Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman poses for a portrait in Hennepin County Government Center after returning from a leave for alcohol treatment.

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman back on the job

Job stress contributed to alcohol abuse. Now he says he's ready for work.
South Metro
August 3

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Aug. 4

AFTON JUNE 25 Property damage. A white pickup truck was reported “whipping donuts” on the Belwin Conservancy property, 1553 Stagecoach Trail, causing damage later…