Bison from a Wisconsin ranch roamed their summer home earlier this week at the University of Minnesota’s Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve in An

Scientists look to Minn. bison herd to help save oak savanna

Bison are being reintroduced on 200 acres near East Bethel, part of a broader project to see what role the storied animals may play in helping save the oak savanna, one of Minnesota's most threatened ecosystems.
North Metro
June 20
A worker from Kaba Junk Removal, who declined to give his name, removes toys and other belongings from the home Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in Brooklyn Pa

Runaway girl's Brooklyn Park home has troubled history

For years, it's where child protection officials have come repeatedly on reports alleging physical and sexual abuse. It's where an 8-year-old boy was found dead in his pajamas in February.
State + Local
June 19

Resident at Brooklyn Park care home found dead after nurse failed to check ventilator

State investigators said that a nurse failed to check his ventilator overnight.
North Metro
June 19
A missing 11-year-old Brooklyn Park girl was found safe Monday, but authorities removed three other children from the home, which they have deemed unf

Case of missing Brooklyn Park girl leads to child protection probe

The girl was found safe, but family's Brooklyn Park home was deemed unfit and authorities removed three other children from the home. Authorities also are investigating the death of an 8-year-old boy at the home last February.
North Metro
June 19
Jason Lindman

With Chisago deputy pursuing, motorcyclist topping 100 mph crashes, dies

A sheriff’s deputy’s pursuit of an unlicensed motorcyclist speeding north of the metro ended with a crash that killed the fleeing man over the weekend,…
South Metro
June 18

St. James man charged in double homicide after family quarrel

He's accused of killing wife, her daughter after family quarrel.
North Metro
June 18

Brooklyn Park man charged with sex trafficking of 15-year-old

He is accused of forcing a teenage girl to have sex with 10-15 men at a hotel.
West Metro
June 16
Susie and Steve Nanney

Blaine police officer, wife killed in motorcycle crash

Four motorcyclists died on Twin Cities highways in a 24-hour span.
East Metro
June 16

North/East metro police blotter, June 17

ANDOVER MAY 19 Theft. A scooter was stolen from the 2100 block of 140th Lane NW. MAY 24 Theft. Two hoverboards were stolen from the…
East Metro
June 16

North/East metro briefs: Ramsey County to take over conservation district

The Ramsey County Board will take over management of the Ramsey Conservation District starting July 1, following action taken by commissioners Tuesday.The board approved the…
Inspired
June 15
The Sunday-after-church gathering at the home of Curtis and Darlene Bell Sunday, June 3, 2018, in Brooklyn Park. The Bells have fostered over 30 child

'All about family': Movement to reform foster care takes root in Minnesota

As state seeks to change foster care, it looks to Brooklyn Park couple getting it right.
North Metro
June 15
Kaiden Kauffman.

Family stung by omission of student who died by suicide from Isanti Middle School yearbook

The family of Kaiden Kauffman says it will push for changes in the Cambridge-Isanti School District.
North Metro
June 15

Alum sues St. John's University over ethics fellowship

An alum who gave $300,000 says students were paid to write about "crazy topics."
North Metro
June 14

Canoeist who drowned in BWCA identified as Coon Rapids man

Authorities have identified a Coon Rapids man who drowned when the canoe he was in capsized in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness over the…
West Metro
June 14
Political newcomer Mark Haase, endorsed by the DFL for Hennepin County attorney, says “unacceptably high racial disparities” are a top priority.

Hennepin County attorney's race has a wild card: Will outside forces intervene?

Contest between Freeman and Haase could be stirred up by outside forces
West Metro
June 13
Minnesota State Patrol investigated the scene where a motorist being pursued by the State Patrol veered into a Minneapolis school playground and hit a

Mike Freeman questions chase that ended with SUV hitting 3 kids on Minneapolis playground

The motorist allegedly ran nearly two dozen stop signs while pursued. "Residential streets just aren't made for people driving 80 mph," the Hennepin County attorney said.
North Metro
June 13
Whiskey the Saint Bernard seemed pretty chill about the predicament he put himself in Friday.

Very carefully: How to get a St. Bernard down from outside 2nd-story window

How do you get a St. Bernard weighing well over 100 pounds down from outside a second-story window? Very carefully.
South Metro
June 10
Stacy Erholtz was all but dead from an uncurable type of blood cancer before her 50th birthday when she enrolled in an experimental trial at the Mayo

Patient treated with massive measles vaccine cancer-free 5 years later

Mayo Clinic patient from Pequot Lakes is living "proof of concept" for doctor's efforts to advance the use of viruses as a way to target cancers.
East Metro
June 9

North/East metro news briefs: New Hope gets $2 million from state for outdoor pool project

A new outdoor 50-meter pool is taking shape in New Hope, thanks to $2 million in state funding tucked into the bonding bill recently signed…
East Metro
June 9
Customers found lots to like while shopping at Hagberg’s Country Market’s renovation celebration in early May.

Meat markets stay fresh with 21st-century tools

Customers hungry for locally produced meat are flocking to re-imagined specialty shops.
East Metro
June 9

North/East metro police blotter, June 10

ANDOVER MAY 15 Theft. A gas can and cooler were stolen from a boat in the 16200 block of Tulip Street NW. MAY 16 Accident.…