Safe stolen during break-in of church just north of Twin Cities

Safe stolen during break-in of church just north of Twin Cities

Someone broke into a church just north of the Twin Cities, trashed the inside and fled with a safe, authorities said.
North Metro
June 24
Crystal Vital-Schwartz walked with her boys Xavier, left, and Franklin...

Minn. cities rethink carnivals, security at local summer festivals

Across the metro, some local festivals are taking a note from bigger fair events, including the State Fair, by ramping up security
East Metro
June 24
North Metro
June 24

Surging number of jail inmates posing threat to Anoka mental hospital

The share of Anoka-Metro's population coming from jails has nearly tripled since 2013, according to state data released last week.
East Metro
June 23

North/east metro police blotter, June 25

ANDOVER MAY 21 Theft. A purse was stolen from an unlocked vehicle on the 14300 block of Quince Street NW. MAY 30 Theft. Golf clubs…
East Metro
June 23

North/east metro briefs: Woodbury citizens' 'weak ties' to community raise concern

Only 38 percent of people who live in Woodbury feel “strong ties” to their neighborhood and to the city as a whole, a new survey…
North Metro
June 23

Infant run over by grandmother in Anoka County is expected to survive

Woman, leaving for appointment, didn't realize child was near car.
North Metro
June 23

Nowthen girl, 1, expected to survive after grandmother backs over her

A girl just shy of her first birthday is expected to survive after she was accidentally backed over in western Anoka County. The Anoka County…
North Metro
June 22

Federal Cartridge makes third cut in Anoka jobs since March

The ammunition maker says demand for its products have fallen sharply since President Trump's election.
East Metro
June 21

Two caregivers at Lino Lakes senior home charged with abusing 70-year-old resident

Another worker, who is not identified, recorded portions of the abuse and shared the recordings with Lino Lakes police.
West Metro
June 21

Man found fatally shot in vehicle in Robbinsdale was from Chicago

A Chicago man fatally shot in Robbinsdale Sunday was identified as 29-year-old Jody Tyrone Fry. "He was an amazing guy, an awesome father who lived…
North Metro
June 19

Anoka among many Minnesota counties dealing with high turnover

"It's a statewide issue," said Julie Ring, executive director of the Association of Minnesota Counties. "It's intensifying." Time spent hiring and training can make the churn costly, officials say.
East Metro
June 17

North/East news briefs: Anoka adopts new rules for sidewalk dining

Diners can now enjoy both food and alcohol on Anoka’s sidewalks, thanks to new rules recently approved by the City Council. Local businesses can apply…
East Metro
June 17

North/East metro police blotter, June 18

BLAINE MAY 17 Theft. A 2003 Saturn Vue was stolen from 125th Avenue NE and Hastings Street NE. It was later recovered. MAY 21 Theft.…
East Metro
June 17

St. Croix Antiquarian Booksellers closing in downtown Stillwater

After 27 years, the Stillwater shop selling rare and used books will close at the end of July.
North Metro
June 17

Former St. Francis High coach charged with trying to solicit a minor

Tatum Hermann was arrested April 12 at an apartment in Maple Grove.
East Metro
June 17
Officer Jeronimo Yanez has been acquitted of all charges related to the shooting death of Philando Castile.

City of St. Anthony fires Yanez

The City of St. Anthony announced that it fired officer Jeronimo Yanez from the department on the day he was cleared of all counts in…
East Metro
June 15

Kickoff set for next phase of retail makeover in Arden Hills

Address: 1140 Red Fox Road, Arden Hills Type: Retail Size: 16,922 square feet Developer: Roberts Management Group Architect: Architectural Consortium Details: The second phase of…
West Metro
June 14

Authorities investigating a child's death in Osseo

Osseo police and firefighters responded to a medical emergency at a roofing company, Hennepin County officials said.
East Metro
June 13
Marleen Odahlen- Hinz sits in her tree stand in the Tammarack Nature C...

Ramsey County approves new deer cull to curb overpopulation

Archers will be authorized to take up to 115 deer to bring population down.
North Metro
June 13

Maximum sentence for Blaine motorist who fatally hit man on sidewalk, fled

The defendant has a long history of violating various traffic laws, including twice driving on a suspended license.