Sports Center has a $250 million plan – and concerns about whether it will pay off

Sports Center has a $250 million plan – and concerns about whether it will pay off

A sudden surge of sprawling suburban sports behemoths nationwide is creating a tricky competitive environment.
East Metro
November 21

Long sentence for New Brighton man who choked girlfriend's brother to death

"I didn't have any mercy," the attacker said to police at the time of the killing, according to prosecutors.
North Metro
November 21

Long-awaited children's hospice and respite home a 'dream come true'

Crescent Cove in Brooklyn Center is one of only three facilities of its kind of in the country.
North Metro
November 18

Acclaimed Saint John's Bible gets permanent home

Collegeville now hosts one of the few hand-scripted Bibles created in the past century.
North Metro
November 17

Fridley man fatally struck by vehicle in north metro

A 35-year-old Fridley man was fatally struck by a vehicle Friday night as he crossed a busy road on the Fridley-Spring Lake Park border.According to…
East Metro
November 17

North/East metro police blotter, Nov. 19

ANDOVER OCT. 20 Theft. A gun was stolen out of an unlocked vehicle in the 17700 block of NW. Bluebird Street. BLAINE OCT. 16 Theft.…
North Metro
November 17

Hwy. 169 will be single lane in Champlin this weekend

Motorists in Champlin can expect major backups this weekend as Hwy. 169 will be reduced to one lane in each direction, the Minnesota Department of Transportation said.
East Metro
November 16

Suites hotel to rise at I-694 and Lexington interchange in Arden Hills

Address: 3920 Northwoods Dr., Arden Hills Type: Hospitality Rooms: 139 Developers: Hawkeye Hotels, JR Hospitality Architect: Base4 International Details: Iowa-based Hawkeye Hotels and partner JR…
Celebrities
November 16

Ellen DeGeneres surprises Minn. mom who donated kidney to save her son

The son was born with kidney failure and has had more than 70 surgeries.
North Metro
November 15

Driver charged in hit-and-run death of 17-year-old in Andover

Loren Gafner, 19, is the third charged in a drug deal gone wrong.
North Metro
November 14

Suspects in Andover hit-and-run laughed as teen died in street, charges say

The 17-year-old's death followed a plot by the three suspects to rob the teen of marijuana, according to authorities.
North Metro
November 13

Driver who 'intentionally' ran over, killed teen in Andover is caught

Authorities say it was part of a plot to rob the victim of marijuana.
South Metro
November 13
Jane Poeschel and her Shih Tzu therapy dog Trudy waited to be seated at Perkins in New Brighton. The pair faced a heated battle with Poeschel's apartment complex, which culminated in a federal civil rights lawsuit filed last year.

Owner of support dog savors end to housing fight

A New Brighton complex will overhaul its pet accommodation policies.
West Metro
November 13

Crystal man killed by shot to head from police, medical examiner says

Identities of the officers involved have yet to be disclosed.
East Metro
November 13

North/East metro news briefs: Blaine gives second look to disputer solar project

The Blaine Planning Commission will give a second look Tuesday to a hotly debated solar project application that it tabled last month after hearing from…
West Metro
November 12

Family IDs man fatally shot by police in his Crystal home

Reportedly despondent man shot at officers.
West Metro
November 11

Man killed in Robbinsdale house fire

Neighbors reported flames coming out the front windows just before 9 p.m.
North Metro
November 11

Investigators hope 15th anniversary of St. John's student's disappearance sparks new tips

On Nov. 9, 2002, Josh Guimond left a party on campus around midnight and disappeared without a trace.
North Metro
November 11

Authorities identify 17-year-old killed in Andover hit-and-run

The 17-year-old boy from Nowthen who died Friday when he was struck by a hit-and-run driver in Andover was identified Saturday as Tristan Gene Robinson.…
North Metro
November 11

Investigation continues into fatal shooting by police of Crystal man

The man fired at police before being shot, authorities said.
East Metro
November 10

North/East metro police blotter, Nov. 12

AFTON OCT. 10 Drone complaint. A man hunting on his property in the 1600 block of Stagecoach Trail reported a drone hovering above him while…